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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 2024


In early April, Year 9 and 10 female and gender diverse students from four high schools across the ACT were treated to a special day out at the University of Canberra.

19 Mar 2024

Changes to ANU Extension program from 2025

The Australian National University (ANU) have advised the ACT Education Directorate of their decision to cease delivering the ANU Extension (ANUE) program at the end of the current contract (end of 2025)

05 Mar 2024

New school improvement framework centred on student outcomes

A new model for school improvement, with a strong focus on student outcomes and impact, is being trialled at 18 ACT public schools this year.

28 Feb 2024

Parent Portal coming to public schools

ACT public schools have begun a phased roll out of a new secure online platform to share student information between parents and carers and their student’s teachers

26 Feb 2024

Find your free Three-year-old preschool service

More than 140 services are now offering free Three-year-old preschool to Canberra children.

21 Feb 2024

How we teach and learn in ACT public schools

ACT public school teachers use a range of teaching and learning practices designed to meet the individual needs of all students.

Staff Spotlight: Belinda Kowalski

Belinda Kowalski – Teacher Librarian – Forrest Primary School

Teacher librarian Belinda Kowalski started in her role at Forrest Primary School last year, and has been finding it an exciting and enriching experience.

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.

Inquiry into literacy and numeracy in ACT public schools


Inquiry into literacy and numeracy in ACT public schools

Enquiries, compliments and complaints

Help us improve our schools and services. We want to hear about your experience with the Education Directorate, and we will work with you to solve any outstanding problems. Click here for enquiries, compliments and complaints