Campbelltown East Public School

Learning for life.

Telephone02 4626 2022

Learning at our school

Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.

For the primary years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in 6 key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science and technology.

Some primary schools may also offer languages.

NSW schools also offer special religious education and special education in ethics via approved providers, where available.

Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.

To learn more about curriculum in NSW, visit:

Stages of learning

There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3.

  • Stage 1 includes Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1).
  • Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4.
  • Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6.

Positive Behaviour for Learning


PBL means Positive Behaviour for Learning.

PBL is a school wide program that recognises, rewards and celebrates POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR.

Our three school rules are:

‘Be safe', ‘Be respectful' and ‘Be a learner'.

What does PBL look like at CEPS?

We teach weekly PBL Lessons

*PBL lessons are taught in all classes K-6 each Wednesday after recess.

 *Lessons are interactive and aimed at teaching positive behaviour expectations.

 *Lessons are catered to meet the specific needs of K-2, 3-4 and 5-6.

At our school, we use Positive Behaviour for Learning – a whole-school approach for creating a positive, safe and supportive school climate where students can learn and develop. Our whole school community works together to establish expected behaviours and teach them to all students.

PBL Cash-

PBL Cash is used by all staff to reward positive behaviour.

PBL Cash can be traded at the end of each term at the PBL Shop.