Using this site


Copyright

Copyright is owned by the State of NSW through the Department of Education and Communities 2011, or in the case of some materials, third parties.

You may view this website and its contents using your web browser and save an electronic copy, or print out a copy, or parts of this website solely for your own information, research or study on the condition that you (a) do not modify the copy contained on the School A to Z website; and (b) include the copyright notice © Owned by the State of NSW through the Department of Education and Communities 2011, on the copy.

You must not reproduce, transmit (including broadcast), adapt or otherwise exercise the copyright in the whole or any part of this website for any other purpose except as expressly permitted by statute or with the NSW Department of Education and Communities' prior written consent.

Read the department's copyright notice for more information .

Privacy policy

The department's privacy policy applies to School A to Z.

External links

How links are chosen

School A to Z includes links to department and external (non-department) websites. We select links that are editorially relevant and suitable for the likely audience.

We do not link to external sites in return for cash, services or any other consideration in kind.

We link to sites purely on editorial merit. These will most often be free to access, but users may sometimes be asked to register or subscribe before viewing content.

External links

External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, School A to Z is not responsible for the content of external websites. 

The inclusion of a link to an external website from School A to Z should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site's owners (or their products/services).

User-generated material

Some of the content on School A to Z has been submitted by members of the public (including social media feeds and comments). The views expressed are those of the public and unless specifically stated are not those of School A to Z. If you consider this content to be in breach of the guidelines for comments below, please contact us.

For users submitting material, see our metadata guidelines (PDF 0.1MB) for advice on producing content metadata.

Translation aid

School A to Z uses Google Translate, a free translation service, as an aid for non-English speaking users. Translation accuracy will vary across languages and may differ from the original text. The format of translated pages may also change.

We do not link to external sites in return for cash, services or any other consideration in kind.

Terms and conditions

This site includes registered trademarks and trademarks that are the subject of pending applications or which are otherwise protected by law including, but not limited to, the name School A to Z and the School A to Z logo. Unless otherwise indicated, they are owned by NSW Department of Education and Communities (the department) in Australia and may be the subject of rights in other countries.

You may not use the department's trademarks or the name School A to Z except (1) by downloading, saving or printing trademarked items from the website for use in line with copyright considerations; or (2) with the department's prior written consent.

Read more about the department's website terms and conditions.

Images

Licensed stock photographs have been used throughout the School A to Z website. Images on School A to Z website must not be copied, downloaded or shared. PicFindr school searches the web for free stock photography you can use for educational purposes.

Images of people now deceased

The NSW Department of Education and Communities would like to caution people viewing the School A to Z website that some pages may contain images of Indigenous Australians now deceased. Images have been used solely for the purpose of education however the department understands some Aboriginal people may be sensitive to the depiction of deceased members of their communities. The department will respect any request to remove images of deceased Aboriginal persons from this website.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Some School A to Z editorial content and social media discussion contains references to paid or commercial products. The appearance of external or third party links does not constitute endorsement by the NSW Government, the NSW Department of Education and Communities or School A to Z of the linked web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. Any reference within external or third party links to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favouring by the NSW Government, the NSW Department of Education and Communities or School A to Z. The NSW Government, the NSW Department of Education and Communities, and School A to Z are not responsible for the availability or content of these external or third party sites and do not warrant or guarantee any products, services or information described or offered at these links.

Guidelines for comments

We encourage you to join the School A to Z conversation but there are some rules everyone must play by.

Please make sure your comments are appropriate before submitting them. Inappropriate comments include those that are:

  • off-topic or spam
  • soliciting funds, goods or services, or advertising
  • racially, ethnically or religiously offensive
  • defamatory
  • threatening, harassing or abusive
  • obscene, profane or vulgar
  • illegal or encouraging of criminal acts
  • known to be inaccurate or contains false attribution
  • infringing on copyright, trademark or any other rights of others
  • impersonating anyone else (actual or fictitious).

Your comments will be moderated.

Accessibility

This accessibility information relates to content on the NSW Department of Education and Communities' School A to Z website.

Your feedback about the accessibility of this website would be most welcome. Contact us with any questions, comments or feedback.

Using access keys

Please note your browser may or may not support access keys.
Using Windows  - please type ALT + return + access key
Using a Mac - please type CTRL + option + access key

Choose an access key:
S = Skip to content
7 = Search

Enlarging text

  • Using Windows - use Ctrl + (increased pressing of + will incrementally increase size of text).
  • Using a Mac – use Command + (increased pressing of + will incrementally increase size of text).

Accessible web design

The department strives to conform to the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

The tools and code base developed for this service seek to meet and progressively exceed minimum suggested guidelines as defined in the Government Chief Information Office's Developing your website guidelines.

The department has a high commitment to web accessibility – via standard software, assistive technologies, or via mobile and other relevant internet enabled devices.

We are working towards ensuring content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. We acknowledge the diversity of communication methods, available technologies and abilities of web-users in the community.

Translate

This site uses Google Translate, a free language translation service, as an aid. Please note translation accuracy will vary across languages.