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.
Primary school in NSW follows a curriculum based on stages of learning. Each stage is approximately equivalent to two school years. For each learning stage there are skills, knowledge and a level of understanding that each student should develop.