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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.

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.

26 Sep 2019

ACT school leaders learning together

As part of the ACT Education Directorate’s commitment to strengthening our schools, school leaders from across ACT Public Schools have met this week to take part in powerful professional learning on the value of collaboration for improved student learning.

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

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.

Upcoming Events

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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.

Katherine Finlayson

Teacher Spotlight: Katharine Finlayson

Executive Teacher, Professional Practice, Music and the Arts

I am a primary music specialist teacher based at the ACT Instrumental Music Program. I work in four public schools each week, teaching music lessons in partnership with classroom teachers in each school.

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What do you want to see in the new Closing the Gap Partnership? The Elected Body are hosting two forums (17th and 28th October) so that they can speak directly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our community. Details:

Narrabundah College has 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. Consultation is now open on the modernisation of Narrabundah College. Visit to have your say!

Narrabundah College students walking through their campus. The modernisation of that campus is now open for consultation.