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​This page contains details about events, initiatives and other opportunities for schools, students and school communities to participate in.

If you would like information placed here please send an email to admin@aisnsw.edu.au or call Paul Queeney on (02) 9299 2845.


  • The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation

    The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation (TKYF) was formed following the death of 18 year old Thomas Kelly, who was king hit in an unprovoked attack in Sydney's King Cross in July 2012.

    The foundation's aim is to foster behavioural change in young people to create a responsible drinking culture and ultimately a safer and healthier community.

    One initiative of the TKYF is the Take Kare Safe Space. The aim of Take Kare Safe Space is to provide support to young people who are out and about in the city. Whether it's helping someone get to public transport or reconnecting them with their friends, or handing out bottles of water the Take Kare Ambassadors help young people get home safely. This is a good example of a health promotion initiative to explore in Stage 6 PDHPE.

    The TKYF website provides access to alcohol related statistics, resources and research and has partnered with UNSW and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) to evaluate the Safe Space initiative. Kathy Kelly (mother of Thomas and Stuart) is available for school presentations to students, staff and parents.

    You can contact Kathy directly should your school be interested in engaging her to speak to complement your student wellbeing and/or PDHPE program as part of a whole school approach to the issue of alcohol related issues.

  • School Term Dates
    ​A list of school term dates up to 2018​ is available here.  These dates include government school dates and 'suggested' term dates from the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (NSW Branch).  
  • Reading Australia BookPros

    ​The Australian Society of Authors has launched a new literacy program called Reading Australia BookPros. The program involves professional authors visiting primary and secondary schools to conduct student writing workshops. These workshops not only develop students' thinking and writing skills, but also provide teachers with professional development through in-class modelling.

  • Together for Humanity: workshops

    ​Together for Humanity, an organisation that promotes understanding between different religious communities, schools and other organisations, is offering free interfaith workshops to the first 100 primary schools to register. At each school, Together for Humanity's team of Christian, Muslim and Jewish presenters will run two one-hour workshops for Year 3–6 students. The workshops focus on stages 2 and 3 of the NSW and Australian curriculums.

  • New resource for helping children with a disability when they start school

    ​The NSW chapter of Early Childhood Intervention Australia has created a website that helps children with a disability to smoothly make the transition to school. The website contains practical information for parents, teachers, early childhood intervention and early childhood education professionals, and its focus is on the development of positive relationships between families, schools and support professionals.

  • State Library of NSW Programs for Schools
    ​The State Library of NSW offers a wide range of programs for students of all ages, including workshops and conferences, exhibitions, programs for gifted and talented students and HSC students, as well as events for primary and secondary teachers.  A range of learning resources are also provided that meet curriculum requirements.
  • Stay Smart Online

    ​The Australian Government’s Stay Smart Online program have developed three fact sheets on safe cybersecurity practices for families, school aged children and teens.  You can access these fact sheets here for use in your school’s newsletter or to place on your intranet.

    • Fact Sheet 1 – Is your family safe online?
    • Fact Sheet 2 – Social Networking Safely
    • Fact Sheet 3 – Tips for Teens Online
    Stay Smart Online Fact Sheets
  • School Aid logoSchool Aid
    ​School Aid assists schools that are currently in need due to extreme disadvantage, natural disasters or other difficult circumstances.  If you would like to assist other schools in need please click on the link to the right.