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School arrangements for Term 4, including end of year events

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.

20 Oct 2020

Rations for compassion: Students at University of Canberra High School take part in the Rations Challenge

Could you live off just a can of beans, chickpeas, rice and lentils for five days? Students at University of Canberra High School Kaleen have done just that when they took part in the Rations Challenge to raise money and awareness for a good cause.

14 Oct 2020

Meet Education’s Allied Health Professionals

Children start life in vastly different places, with different abilities, backgrounds and personal circumstances. A strong education system provides not only teaching and learning, but diverse, tailored support for students who need extra assistance to ensure they can learn.

13 Oct 2020

Unleashed online

Olympics Unleashed, presented by Optus, sees Olympic athletes visit schools to inspire and motivate students, with the goal of helping them achieve their personal best - whether that’s in the classroom, the playground, the sporting field or at home.

12 Oct 2020

Changes to COVID restrictions

Social events like formals and graduation ceremonies are part of a rite of passage for students and families – and following guidance from the Chief Health Officer, COVID-related restrictions have been changed across ACT schools for these important end of year events.

07 Oct 2020

Congratulations to 2020 Wool4School Teacher award winner Jill Pettifer

A passionate teacher and valued member of the Dickson College community, Jill Pettifer, has won a prestigious national award in the 2020 Wool4School Teacher category.

28 Sep 2020

Gold Creek School hosts exciting activity day for students with vision loss

This term, students from across the ACT gathered at Gold Creek School for an exciting, fun filled activity day for students in years 4 - 8 with vision loss.

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.

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.

Maddi is an occupational therapist

Staff Spotlight - Maddi Wallace

Maddi Wallace - Occupational therapist, ACT Education Directorate

Maddi is an occupational therapist working for the ACT Education Directorate. She is passionate about her role and loves the chance to make a difference in children’s lives through her work.

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The beauty of Book Week is that you can let your imagination run wild, you can be anyone, or anything! We’ve seen a pack of crayons, Snow White and her dwarves and even the Lorax make an appearance at ACT Public Schools. With so many great costumes, it was tricky for us to decide on just one for #PhotooftheWeek. Yesterday, Calwell Primary School’s Principal couldn’t be found but luckily Miss Trunchbull was free to step in and help out for the day 😉 Here she is with Matilda and Miss Honey!

This Mental Health Month, check in with those around you and make sure they’re ok. You don’t have to be an expert to start a conversation and it can make a world of difference for someone that might be struggling with their mental health. If you or someone you know needs support, there are people and services that can help. Visit our website for a list of support services: #MentalHealthMonthACT #MHMACT2020