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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 May 2019

The Scientists of Tomorrow

Last week the Science Mentors ACT program was launched at Melrose High School.

10 May 2019

Paige the Warrior

Paige Rule, 5, is just starting to trace letters, play with new friends and learn about the world in her first year of school. Last October, just a few months before she started Kindergarten, Paige was diagnosed with leukaemia, a blood cancer affecting thousands of children across Australia.

09 May 2019

Language of Literary Success

When Gungahlin College languages teacher Angela Rega started writing short stories more than 10 years ago, they were for her eyes only – she never imagined she would get national attention for them.

24 Apr 2019

School Information Evenings

High Schools and Colleges are holding information nights for prospective students and their families in May and June. The details are available here.

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.

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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Reconciliation Day

27 May 2019

Queen's Birthday

10 Jun 2019

Term 2 Ends

05 Jul 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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Twelve lucky students from Curtin Primary School got the opportunity to speak to NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Nick Hague on the International Space Station on Monday night! ABC Canberra were there to record the conversation - listen to it in full below. #publiceducationweek

What does space smell like? Curtin Primary School students fire off questions to Astronaut Nick Hague as he orbits 400km above the earth in the International Space Station travelling at 27,500km/hour.

Variety Bash visited the The Woden School with many cars of different shapes and sizes. Principal Ian Copland acknowledged the value of the visit to opening the eyes of the students but also opening the eyes of the community to the school and students. #publiceducationweek Congratulations Variety - the Children’s Charity NSW & ACT helps children and their families with much-needed financial support for things like specialist equipment, therapy, and medical supplies.

The annual week long Variety Bash sees the Children's Charity travel through regional New South Wales and the ACT, raising money for kids in need. Yesterday it rolled into Canberra, making a special donation before continuing its journey.