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Home Learning: Resources for Students and Families

ACT Education Directorate

We aim to develop and deliver educational services to empower each child and young person in the ACT to learn for life.

29 May 2020

Reconciliation Week at Melba Copland Secondary School

Melba Copland Secondary School has held a range of activities to engage students and staff throughout National Reconciliation Week. On Thursday, a small selection of school staff were invited to participate in a traditional Smoking Ceremony, led by the school’s Indigenous Education Officer, Joe Chapman-Freeman.

28 May 2020

Students return to an improved Campbell High School

Improvements have been underway at Campbell High School while students and staff were engaging in remote learning.

27 May 2020

Aboriginal plant use garden

In term 1, students from Lake Tuggeranong College spent every Tuesday afternoon visiting Gilmore Primary School students in years 3 and 4, to work together on an exciting major project: building an Aboriginal plant use garden in the natural play space at Gilmore Primary.

26 May 2020

Belconnen High School’s dedicated staff ready for remote learning

Staff at Belconnen High School worked hard to ensure the school was ready for remote learning in term 2 and support staff have supported teachers to ensure a smooth transition to at home learning and taken the opportunity to catch up on quite a few administrative tasks.

25 May 2020

Latham Primary School keeping students engaged and active!

Latham Primary School has really shown leadership in this space with some creative, engaging and downright funny activities.

22 May 2020

Fadden Preschool Students Enchanted by Spiral Tree Forest

Back in May 2019, Fadden Preschool received a few new additions to their playground in the form of 40 Silver Birch trees, one planted for each student in the two preschool classes. The new trees were planted in a unique spiral pattern, leading to an enchanted fairy garden and small timber setting.

2021 School enrolments now open

Apply before 5 June to receive an offer from 27 July.

Parents and Carers Hotline

Parents and carers are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher or school principal about any issue or concern regarding their child’s welfare. Alternatively, parents, carers and community members can raise any concerns with the ACT Education Directorate through the Families and Students, Complaints and Feedback Unit online via the ACT Education Directorate contact form or by phone (02) 6205 5429 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

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Future of Education

Every child deserves a great education and the life chances which flow from it. The Future of Education Strategy outlines a 10-year plan to make sure the focus and investment achieves the best future for all children and young people in the ACT.

Staff Spotlight: Keshap Moktan, School Cleaning Officer

Staff Spotlight: Keshap Moktan

Keshap Moktan, School Cleaning Officer

The first advice I received on the job when I came to Australia was to think positively and perform your best.

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This National Reconciliation Week, ABC Canberra dropped in on the students at Richardson Primary School for a Ngunnawal language lesson. Cultural integrity is important in all ACT public schools.

Yumalundi (welcome) 👋 Kids at several Koori schools across Canberra are learning Ngunnawal language. ABC Canberra dropped in on a class at Richardson Primary School recently, with children recognising National Reconciliation Week.

Enrolments are open for all students to attend ACT public schools next year. Apply before 5 June to receive an offer from 27 July. For more information or to enrol, visit