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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.

28 Jan 2020

Indigenous Culture Enriches New Educator Experience

A whole day was dedicated to Cultural Integrity workshops at the New Educator Induction this week.

22 Jan 2020

The New Educator Induction Program

The New Educator Induction Program is a five-day event that welcomes and formally inducts New Educators into the Education Directorate.

20 Dec 2019

Taking the next steps

With the 2019 school year finished, tens of thousands of students are now taking a well-earned holiday break

20 Dec 2019

Awards recognise up and coming author

The year 10 excellence awards were held on December 4, to recognise students for their achievements and hard work in 2019

18 Dec 2019

Teachers immersed in local culture

As part of the ACT Education Directorate’s Cultural Immersion Program, groups of ACT public school teachers have been given a new view of Canberra.

02 Dec 2019

Year 10 students recognised

From helping those less fortunate, going above and beyond in their studies to being a great listener and friend and starting their own charities, 71 amazing students were recognised at the Year 10 Excellence Awards.

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.

Upcoming Events

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Term 1 Begins - New students start school

03 Feb 2020
New students start school on Monday 3 February 2020.

Term 1 Begins - Continuing students start school

04 Feb 2020
Continuing students return to school on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

Canberra Day

09 Mar 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.

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Staff Spotlight: Raelene Farrell

It is really inspiring to work with such passionate school staff and School Psychologists who really care about making a difference.

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Back to school with Transport Canberra! Are you ready? If you haven’t already, then now is a good time to start preparing yourself and your children for Term 1, 2020. We would like to remind students and parents to familiarise themselves with relevant route and timetable information along with safety tips before the school term starts. And, don’t forget your MyWay card! To find out more about planning the most convenient mode of transport to school and about how to purchase, top up and register a MyWay card, visit

The new school year is getting closer! Back to School Tip 2: Be sure to discuss pick up arrangements with your child/children.