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NAPLAN PAR information for independent schools
Thursday, 04 Feb 2016

NAPLAN PAR information for independent schools

2016 NAPLAN information for independent schools was emailed to schools in November 2015.

All principals are required to read and accept the terms of the NAPLAN Code of Conduct which will be included on the Statement of Compliance page in the Participation and Registration (PAR) website.

All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are registered to sit the NAPLAN tests via the PAR website. Details for all eligible students should be entered on to the student details spreadsheet. It is essential that the spreadsheet is completed correctly, as per the information provided, and uploaded to PAR.

The PAR website can be accessed by independent schools from Wednesday 10 February and the deadline for uploading and confirming all student details is Wednesday 24 February.

Please note that in 2016, principals will be issued with a new password to access PAR. The PAR user name will not change. The new login details will be emailed to principals this week.

Independent schools should contact the NAPLAN team on (02) 9367 8382 for further information.

For more information, contact:
(02) 9367 8382 

PDHPE: Implementing amended content relating to Domestic Violence
Thursday, 04 Feb 2016

PDHPE: Implementing amended content relating to Domestic Violence

Amendments to the Year 7-10 Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) syllabus to make content relating to domestic violence explicit, should now be incorporated into 2016 teaching and learning programs.

The PDHPE teacher toolkit: Prevention of domestic violence has been developed to assist in the implementation of the amended content. Key features of the domestic violence teacher toolkit include:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Definitions
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Suggested resources
  • Support available
  • Sample activities
  • Research and references

To further assist teachers in planning the integration and delivery of the amended content, the NSW Association of Independent Schools is running a PDHPE Webinar: Respectful Relationships and Domestic Violence on Wednesday 23 March from 4.00 - 6.00pm.

Please contact your education sector for assistance for additional support:

Association of Independent Schools of NSW
Assistant Director, Professional Learning, Jo McLean: 
Education Consultant, Student Wellbeing & PDHPE, Nicky Sloss:  

Catholic Education Commission NSW
State Coordinator, Student Wellbeing, Peter Grace: 

NSW Department of Education
PDHPE Advisor 7–10, Renee West:

Schools can make a difference through whole-of-school policies and procedures, and the delivery of curriculum content relating to respectful relationships and domestic violence.

For more information, contact:
Karen Ingram 
Inspector, PDHPE
(02) 9367-8150

Feb 02, 2016
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