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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.

10 Apr 2019

STEM careers in the WINGS

Hawker hosts female students for Engineering and Computer Science Day

04 Apr 2019

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Earn Education Scholarships

Sixteen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students were recently presented with scholarships by the Education Directorate to help them further their study.

03 Apr 2019

Occupational Violence – ACT Education National Forum

The ACT Education Directorate hosted a national forum to address the issue of occupational violence in schools. The purpose of the forum was to share work safety learnings across jurisdictions and collectively identify best practice strategies for supporting safe and inclusive school communities for our staff and students. To read the full communique highlighting the forum, please click here.

02 Apr 2019

Andrew Brings the Music

Andrew Ashman was simply born to entertain.

29 Mar 2019

Exploring Opportunities

For many students, figuring out what they want to do for work once they finish their education is a difficult decision. The Industry Pathways Course at CIT is a vocational training program helping Canberra’s Year 9 and 10 students explore potential career options.

28 Mar 2019

ACT Schools CyberTaipan Success

Canberra students regularly demonstrate that they are on the cutting edge when it comes to technology.

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 on (02) 6205 5429 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Or online via Access Canberra.

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Good Friday

19 Apr 2019

Easter Saturday

20 Apr 2019

Easter Sunday

21 Apr 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.

Teacher Spotlight: Mary Hutchinson

Principal, Lyons Early Childhood School

After 10 years at the helm of Lyons Early Childhood School – and 40 years in the profession - Mary is moving into retirement. We ask her about her career, her experiences and what the future holds.

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The Canberra Metro Community Preview Loop today included a number of school students who represented their schools. Students from Gungahlin College; Dickson College - Official Page; Turner School; Lyneham Primary School; Lyneham High School; Amaroo School and Harrison School have participated in a number of activities such as learning how to be safe on light rail and providing their voices for the on board announcements that can be heard on the vehicles. Check out these Harrison School students.

"Last year I couldn't really spell anything except 'no' and 'on' and 'Owen'... and now I can basically write a sentence!" - Owen, from Ainslie School We asked some of our kindergarten students to tell us about their first term at school and their answers are amazing!