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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.

21 Feb 2020

Cultural Diversity all in a Day’s Work at Yarralumla

It’s always refreshing to watch the interactions of children as they are open and willing. This is exactly what we saw when we visited Year 3 and 4 students and their teacher at Yarralumla Primary School.

21 Feb 2020

Learning Respect at Harrison School

On Monday members of the Canberra Raiders were welcomed to Harrison School by an excited group of year 3-6 students to deliver a presentation on respect through the League Stars Inspire series

20 Feb 2020

Canberra College’s Oliver Balfour earns a BHP Science Award

Oliver’s independent research project was recently awarded third prize in the national BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards

14 Feb 2020

Bonython Art Exhibition

Explosions of colour, intricate brush strokes, wool wrapped art sticks and collaborative pieces made for an exceptional ‘Acknowledging Country’ Art Exhibition by Bonython Primary School students.

13 Feb 2020

Children's Laureate Announcement

Young writers from ACT Public Schools attended the announcement of the new Australian Children’s Laureate, held at the National Library of Australia this week.

07 Feb 2020

Expanding and upgrading schools

The Education Directorate has been upgrading and expanding ACT public schools right across the Territory in preparation for the 2020 school year

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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Canberra Day

09 Mar 2020

Term 1 Ends

09 Apr 2020

Good Friday

10 Apr 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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Teacher Spotlight: Jarrod Bradbury

Teacher, Belconnen High School

With a new year comes a new school, new students and new challenges. I'm excited to meet my students, my fellow staff and become a part of the Belconnen High School Community.

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Hawker Primary School students achieved 100% participation rate in last year's Andrew Barr ACT Chief Minister's Reading Challenge! Ashley, Alice, Elyse and James are totally comfortable in expressing their love of reading. Each one of them exceeded the 30 book Challenge last year. We wish all at Hawker PS every success this year. Find out more here:

Yarralumla Primary School is one of the only English/Italian primary schools in Australia. Teacher Antonietta Martinello says there are many benefits for students learning in a bilingual school including becoming more aware of other cultures, being more open to diversity and cognitive flexibility. Learn more about the school in this week's WIN News School of the Week.

Most Aussies learned a second language in the classroom - but one local school is taking bilingual education much further! For School of the Week, here's how Yarralumla Primary's putting Italian at the forefront of nearly every subject - with lessons to last a lifetime.