Old School/New School: Transforming school education for the 21st century

The NSW Business Chamber has just released a report calling for a 'new school' system for the 21st century and beyond.

Educators, policymakers, parents and industry should work together to create a 21st century ‘New School’ system if the next generation is to be ready for further study, work and adult life, according to the report issued by the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber.

Pointing to initiatives like the Big Picture Cooks Hill Campus. The report describes exactly what a ‘New School’ system would look like:

  • Responsibility is shared by Government, educators, parents, students and industry;
  • Innovative ways of teaching and learning, as well as tried and tested approaches are implemented Australia-wide
  • Evidence informed practice is supported and educators access the knowledge they need to succeed;
  • Teachers are celebrated for their success, attracting the best and brightest;
  • Schools harness technology to facilitate a richer learning experience for students
  • Education is inclusive and all students have the opportunity to learn and succeed; and
  • Schools promote educational pathways that release the potential of all young people.

Get the report and register your support for this importnat initiative at the Oldschool/new school website: