Education Week 2020 began on Monday, with schools across the Forbes Shire and the State celebrating the many achievements of public schools and the critical role they play in equipping our students for the future.
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said ‘Learning Together’ is a fitting theme given the extraordinary challenges this year has presented.
“In the face of drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, our school communities have proven just how strong and adaptable they are,” Sarah said.
“Teachers and support staff moved quickly to online lessons; parents and carers took on additional responsibilities at home and students adjusted to a new way of learning.” Education Week has been a highlight of the NSW public education calendar for more than 60 years, and this year provides an opportunity to reflect on achievements over the past year.
“This is particularly relevant for the past year, as our education system has triumphed amidst difficult circumstances,” Sarah said.
“I cannot overstate the appreciation I have for the incredible way everyone has responded to the challenges of this year. Right across the state, students and families have received incredible support from their schools and teachers, and stronger relationships have grown between schools and their communities.”