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School arrangements for Term 4, including end of year events

Home Learning: Resources for Students and Families

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.

29 Oct 2020

Outstanding ACT educator recognised by the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Congratulations to Bonython Primary School’s STEM Specialist Teacher (K-6), Mrs Sarah Fletcher, who has received the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools, at the 2020 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

20 Oct 2020

Rations for compassion: Students at University of Canberra High School take part in the Rations Challenge

Could you live off just a can of beans, chickpeas, rice and lentils for five days? Students at University of Canberra High School Kaleen have done just that when they took part in the Rations Challenge to raise money and awareness for a good cause.

14 Oct 2020

Meet Education’s Allied Health Professionals

Children start life in vastly different places, with different abilities, backgrounds and personal circumstances. A strong education system provides not only teaching and learning, but diverse, tailored support for students who need extra assistance to ensure they can learn.

13 Oct 2020

Unleashed online

Olympics Unleashed, presented by Optus, sees Olympic athletes visit schools to inspire and motivate students, with the goal of helping them achieve their personal best - whether that’s in the classroom, the playground, the sporting field or at home.

12 Oct 2020

Changes to COVID restrictions

Social events like formals and graduation ceremonies are part of a rite of passage for students and families – and following guidance from the Chief Health Officer, COVID-related restrictions have been changed across ACT schools for these important end of year events.

07 Oct 2020

Congratulations to 2020 Wool4School Teacher award winner Jill Pettifer

A passionate teacher and valued member of the Dickson College community, Jill Pettifer, has won a prestigious national award in the 2020 Wool4School Teacher category.

2021 School enrolments now open

Parents 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.

Maddi is an occupational therapist

Staff Spotlight - Maddi Wallace

Maddi Wallace - Occupational therapist, ACT Education Directorate

Maddi is an occupational therapist working for the ACT Education Directorate. She is passionate about her role and loves the chance to make a difference in children’s lives through her work.

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Congratulations to Mrs Sarah Fletcher, a STEM Specialist Teacher at Bonython Primary School - ACT, who has just been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools, at the 2020 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. Sarah is being recognised for her long-standing contribution to science education, both in her capacity as a teacher and as an industry leader through her work with the Science Educators’ Association of the Australian Capital Territory (SEAACT) council. She also leads the Australian National University’s Science Enrichment Event, which helps promote science in the Tuggeranong region. Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources #pmprizes

Today’s ACT Children's Week Award ceremony recognised the people in our community who, through their work or volunteering, make a difference in the lives of children and young people. It’s great to see members of our ACT public school communities receive this recognition for their hard work and dedication, for the time they’ve volunteered and for always going the extra mile. Director General of Education, Katy Haire, had the pleasure of announcing the award winners today and personally thanked each for their outstanding contributions. Congratulations to all the award winners and nominees and thank you for all that you do to support children and young people in the ACT. For more information on Children's Week ACT, visit :