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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.

05 Nov 2019

Evatt garden space opens

The Evatt Primary School community is thrilled with their new Indigenous garden and outdoor learning space.

24 Oct 2019

Extra psychologists to support our students

According to a new study by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute, a quarter of Canberra teens are struggling with their mental health.

23 Oct 2019

Strengthening our safe and supportive school culture

The Safe and Supportive Schools Advisory Committee (SEAC) was established by the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Yvette Berry MLA, in March to provide advice to the Government on opportunities to strengthen safe and supportive school culture in every ACT public school. SEAC’s report was tabled in the Legislative Assembly today along with the ACT Government’s response.

22 Oct 2019

Positive Behaviours on show

Students at Wanniassa Hills Primary School are embracing their Positive Behaviours for Learning (PBL) program, with great results being achieved across the school.

16 Oct 2019

Modernising Narrabundah

It’s been a well-known and loved public school across the community for more than 40 years – but it’s time to talk about the future.

27 Sep 2019

Students engaged in Climate Strike action

Passion and powerful student voices come to the fore at the recent Canberra School Strike 4 Climate. Students from several ACT Public Schools have taken a lead role in organising and speaking at the recent School Strike 4 Action.

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 4 Ends

19 Dec 2019

Christmas Day

25 Dec 2019

Boxing Day

26 Dec 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.

Anna Peel

Staff Spotlight: Anna Peel

As a School Psychologist, every day is unique, but we are always working to help students engage in their learning.

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Learning outdoors at Charnwood-Dunlop School recently when preschoolers joined forces with students from years 3 and 4 to fully explore what learning can occur outside. This seems to have included learning physical forces on the human body. #photooftheweek

The Girls in STEM grant program was launched yesterday. The grants are aimed at engaging female students - like Ava, Maggie, Izzi and Gwen from Fadden Primary School - in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects and careers. Grants for schools and groups of schools of up to $30,000, and for individual students of up to $4000, are now available. Applications close 6 March 2020. For more information or to apply, visit