NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has welcomed the theme for the 65th Education Week: ‘Every Student, Every Voice’.

He said the theme will encourage students right across the State to feel informed, empowered and supported in their ambitions and opinions.

Education Week 2019 was launched on Monday at a joint simulcast shared between Dubbo College
Senior Campus and St Marys North Public School in Sydney.

“It is so important for children in our region to feel as though they can speak up about what they’re passionate about; we want them to become informed and engaged global citizens,” Mr Saunders said. “Reminding students that they have a voice, are valued and are cared for will give them a sense of purpose that will prepare them to be engaged citizens in a dynamic society.”

“It is so important we instil these values in our children when they are at school; investing in them is an investment in our future and we are giving them the opportunity to shape the world.”

NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the Government was investing more than ever before in the Education system.

“We are investing an unprecedented amount in NSW Education at the moment, and I am thrilled to be part of a Government providing incredible pathways and opportunities for students right across NSW,” Ms Mitchell said. “This is more than just bricks and mortar; this is about lifting academic performance and making sure children are reaching their full potential at school.”

Education Week will celebrate the achievements of public schools, their students, staff and communities. Public schools across the State will hold showcase events for their communities.

Among the events planned are open days, special assemblies, performances and principals swapping schools.