The 2016 schools and students statistical bulletin (PDF, 1MB) presents tables and charts about NSW schools and students. Data is from the census of both government and non-government students, undertaken in August 2016.
The 2015 schools and students statistical bulletin (PDF, 1.7MB) presents tables and charts about NSW schools and students. Data is from the census of both government and non-government students, undertaken in August 2015.
Key findings from the NSW Long Day Care Survey 2015 (PDF, 2.3MB) presents key findings from a survey of NSW long day care centres, conducted in late 2015 by the Social Research Centre on behalf of the NSW Department of Education. It provides information on enrolment, attendance, vacancy rates, teacher qualifications and the use of the transition to school statement.
Authors: Virginia Lum Mow, Craig Jones and Julie People
Evaluator company/business: Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, NSW Department of Education
URL or PDF: Download the Evaluation of the Transition to School Statement (PDF, 3.92MB)
Summary: The evaluation aimed to assess the extent of uptake of the Statement and the transition outcomes for children in targeted and comparison sites. Surveys of early childhood and school educators, parents and carers; case studies and a panel forum of experts were used to identify ways in which the Statement could be improved. The evaluation found that early childhood services, families and schools felt that children were well supported in their transition to school. Although these strong positive responses created ceiling effects, making it difficult to detect any aggregate impact on children’s transitions to school in the areas where the Statement was used more widely, the Statement is highly valued among the respondents who used or received it. The evaluation also identified a few key areas where the Statement could be simplified.