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Prestons Public School

Prestons Public School

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Learning at our school

Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.

For the primary years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in 6 key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science and technology.

Some primary schools may also offer languages.

NSW schools also offer special religious education and special education in ethics via approved providers, where available.

Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.

To learn more about curriculum in NSW, visit:

Stages of learning

There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3.

  • Stage 1 includes Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1).
  • Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4.
  • Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6.

Play at Home

The following websites are designed to assist your child/children in developing their skills and understanding of literacy and numeracy content. There are also great sites with many great art activities.

ICT Games - A great website aimed at developing literacy and numeracy skills. This site is great for all levels of primary school.

Rainbow Magic Online - Fairy tale style games to develop literacy and numeracy.

Off By Heart - Literacy and Numeracy activities for all ages and abilities.

Primary Games - Aims at developing literacy and numeracy skills.

National Geographic - Explore the site and learn all about the great Animal Kingdom.

ABC 4 Kids - Play literacy and numeracy games with your favourite ABC 4 Kids characters.