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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.

15 Jul 2020

Heating and cooling upgrades a sigh of relief for students and staff

As part of the ACT Government’s $115 million program to upgrade public schools, upgrades to heating and cooling systems has taken place in several ACT public schools this year, to improve thermal conditions for students and staff.

13 Jul 2020

Young artists celebrated in Step into the Limelight art collection

The annual Step into the Limelight showcase has wrapped up for another year, featuring a stunning collection of student artwork from across ACT public schools.

10 Jul 2020

The world during COVID-19: as told by our students

For the past ten weeks, ACT public school students and community members have been recording their thoughts, feelings and experiences through the Moments in Time initiative.

07 Jul 2020

Australian made furniture supporting students at Malkara School

The ACT Government has provided new Australian made and designed, sustainable furniture to a number of public schools to support student needs.

03 Jul 2020

Government Investment provides STEM Skills to Girls and Young Women

The ACT Government recently awarded seventeen grants designed to build Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) capability and make STEM more accessible to 15 ACT public schools and two individual students.

02 Jul 2020

Travel advice on Victoria

School holidays is a time when families often travel together to get a well-earned break. However, travel in 2020 is a little bit different and everyone needs to be aware of the most recent COVID-19 advice.

2021 School enrolments now open

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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Term 3 Begins

20 Jul 2020

Term 3 Ends

25 Sep 2020

Labour Day

05 Oct 2020

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: Rich Minards

Rich Minards - Facilities Manager Canberra College

I started working in a public school for a bit of a ‘fill in’ job while I ran my own construction business.

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The ACT Government has invested in heating and cooling upgrades to keep students and staff comfortable year-round. The upgrades not only contribute to better learning conditions for students but are an important step forward in making our schools more sustainable. Read more here:

Step into the Limelight received many thought-provoking art works for the exhibition’s third theme, connection. ‘Isolation’ - by Lara from Canberra College, provides an interesting reflection into connection during COVID-19. Visit the gallery here: