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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.

20 Dec 2019

Taking the next steps

With the 2019 school year finished, tens of thousands of students are now taking a well-earned holiday break

20 Dec 2019

Awards recognise up and coming author

The year 10 excellence awards were held on December 4, to recognise students for their achievements and hard work in 2019

18 Dec 2019

Teachers immersed in local culture

As part of the ACT Education Directorate’s Cultural Immersion Program, groups of ACT public school teachers have been given a new view of Canberra.

02 Dec 2019

Year 10 students recognised

From helping those less fortunate, going above and beyond in their studies to being a great listener and friend and starting their own charities, 71 amazing students were recognised at the Year 10 Excellence Awards.

28 Nov 2019

Book club an opportunity to share ideas

The library was buzzing with great ideas, experiences and students’ work as the northside book club started.

05 Nov 2019

Evatt garden space opens

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

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.

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.

Picture of Senior Psychologist – Raelene Farrell

Staff Spotlight: Raelene Farrell

It is really inspiring to work with such passionate school staff and School Psychologists who really care about making a difference.

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Our #photooftheweek is of Alfred Deakin High School's Ethan Copeland, who is aiming to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Skateboarding. The 14-year-old adrenaline junkie is ranked 37th in the world for Skateboarding, and travelled to China, USA and Brazil in 2019 to compete - all while balancing his school commitments! Read more about Ethan's story at

An important message about water quality in the ACT: Icon Water would like to reassure the community that Canberra and Queanbeyan’s water quality is not being impacted by bushfire smoke. Water is drawn from below the dams’ water lines, treated to Australian standards and distributed throughout the water network. The quality is continuously monitored. Since the smoke arrived, monitoring at treatment plants and across the network has not detected any effects on water quality. More information: