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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.

19 Sep 2019

Let the music play

School bands from across Canberra participate in BandFest

17 Sep 2019

Ten and thriving

Isabella Plains Early Childhood School celebrates its tenth birthday with a community picnic.

13 Sep 2019

Sing your heart out

Chanting, clapping and cheering, students sang their hearts out at the sixth annual SingFest event

12 Sep 2019

Education through activity

Health and physical education in school plays a vital role in teaching our young people the skills to engage in physical activity and become healthy, active adults.

23 Aug 2019

Reading a super power

There is a special buzz in the air for everyone across schools during Book Week. For educators like Emma Cox from Red Hill Primary, this buzz is heightened. As a teacher librarian, avid reader and unashamed book lover, Book Week is Emma’s favourite time of the school year.

22 Aug 2019

Sparking a love of science in the early years

A child’s love of science starts well before they enter the high school science lab and light up the Bunsen burner. It starts with the first fallen Autumn leaf scrunched in a tiny hand or putting together their first Lego house.

Families 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 Ends

27 Sep 2019

Labour Day

07 Oct 2019

Term 4 Begins

14 Oct 2019

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: Royce Vagg

Teacher, Kingsford Smith School

For language teacher Royce Vagg, the best part of teaching is having the opportunity and privilege of working with some of the brightest young minds in Canberra. We ask him about his career, his inspiration and his advice for starting teachers.

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Narrabundah Early Childhood School have opened their new cultural space. The school collaborated on the new space with their community as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families whose children attend the school. The outcome of this collaboration was to develop an interactive teaching garden, new shade trees and pathways and a natural play area. The space also includes totems in the play space where students can design and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Well done to all involved! #culturalintegrity #naturalplayspace

So many great images of trees! #photooftheweek courtesy of Fraser Primary School and their recent art exhibition. So many great artworks were on show and you can catch a glimpse on their Facebook page.