Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music has been approved as a Creative Kids provider
From 2019, NSW parents, guardians and carers of young people can apply for a $100 voucher to use for creative and cultural learning activities outside of the school curriculum.
Creative Kids is a new NSW Government initiative which takes its lead from the hugely successful Active Kids program.
What does it mean for families?
The Creative Kids program will help more young people access important learning opportunities across a range of creative activities.
The $100 voucher can be used towards the cost of participation in or tuition fees for activities such as music lessons, drama and theatre, language classes, visual arts, coding and design.
Every NSW school student including those who are home schooled or by distance education, will be eligible for a $100 Creative Kids voucher as well as a $100 Active Kids voucher.
How do families claim a voucher?
The vouchers can be redeemed with a participating provider at any time during the calendar year it was issued.
Why is the government introducing a Creative Kids voucher?
Research shows creative arts and sport enrich student learning experiences. Kids benefit in a number of ways, including building important social, critical thinking, emotional and physical skills.
These skills are central to helping young people make a successful transition from school to work and other education.
How long will the Creative Kids program run for?
The Creative Kids program will start in January 2019 and complement the existing Active Kids program, which started in January 2018, and support every eligible young person across NSW. Both programs will run for a four year period.