Secondary Curriculum Reform Conference 2023

Registrations Now Closed

Registrations Now Closed

Join us for the 2023 Secondary Curriculum Reform Conference

Catholic Schools NSW invites teachers and leaders from across the state to the two-day Secondary Curriculum Reform Conference on Thursday 24 August to Friday 25 August 2023.

The last two years for teachers in NSW has been a time of reflection and consultation on the future directions of the curriculum. The NSW Curriculum Reform aims to ensure that our young people are well-prepared to make a contribution to our society and to the world. The reformed NSW syllabuses are the roadmap to this future. Now is the time to seize this once in generation opportunity to optimise learning and engagement enhancing our practice across the secondary curriculum.

The conference will consider this exciting opportunity and responsibility to make lasting change through the lenses of:

  1. the syllabuses
  2. the cross-syllabus drive to improve reading, writing and communication
  3. assessment
  4. ensuring we meet the learning needs of the most disadvantaged
  5. leadership and change management

Please join Catholic teachers and leaders from across the State to consider this exciting opportunity and responsibility to make lasting change.


Thursday, 24 – Friday, 25 August

This year's venue

InterContinental Sydney 117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Registrations Now Closed

Programme Information

In response to the overwhelming interest shown by our attendees, we are running all plenary sessions across two rooms to accommodate everyone. The sessions will run in parallel between the Boronia and Acacia rooms. The sessions will be live-streamed, and speakers will rotate between the rooms throughout the day. 

To ensure guests can actively engage with our speakers and contribute to the discussions, we are excited to introduce an interactive Q&A feature. Each lanyard will have a QR code on the back that will direct you to a platform where you can submit your questions.

Please keep in mind that breakout sessions will be first in best dressed on the day.

For more information about the sessions and speakers, click on the session names in the agenda below.

Floor Map



The Learning Bar.

The Learning Bar works with the majority of Catholic Schools in NSW along with other major systems and is dedicated to reducing vulnerability and improving equality and equity in education to give all children the opportunity to thrive.

Our surveys, evaluations, interventions, literacy programs, and professional learning are part of a unique assessment framework that focuses on factors that impact all parts of a child’s well-being and learning outcomes. This evaluation framework is called Educational Prosperity.

The Early Years Evaluation® (EYE), Phonics Advantage Reading Assessment (PARA™), Confident Learners™ and the Tell Them From Me® (TTFM) survey are all part of the evaluation framework that can be used to assess children’s development at different stages of the life-course, from conception to adolescence. Our Science of Professional Learning series helps to develop capabilities for teachers and support staff. I have also attached a copy of the handout we plan to distribute for your reference.

NSW HALT Association Bar.

The HALT Association NSW is a professional forum for HALTs and aspiring HALTs to share, collaborate, explore research and to provide targeted, high-quality professional learning to build leadership, quality teaching that will impact on student learning. The Association is cross-sectorial and proudly supports HALTs and aspirant HALTs from across all school contexts in NSW in collaboration with NESA and the Professional Teachers Council.


The IEU represents the professional interests and concerns of all members at a state and national level, whether they work in a school, early childhood service, college, business college or other non-government educational institution. We advocate for improved pay and conditions, and a strong professional voice. The IEU collaborates with peak bodies in education. 

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