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COVID-19 school arrangements

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.

25 Feb 2021

Supporting schools through COVID-19

Business managers are used to handling staffing, maintenance and equipment issues that come with the operation of a school. When ACT public schools moved to remote learning, they found their roles adapted to include helping to communicate with the school community around the unfolding situation.

11 Feb 2021

Taking on the trades

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbAs) offer students the opportunity to build a career path they’re passionate about by developing relevant experience, skills, and qualifications as part of their education program.

02 Feb 2021

Five tips for New Educators

This week 150 new educators will teach their very classes in ACT public schools, delivering their own lesson plans and beginning to build relationships with the students and school community that they will call home.

19 Jan 2021

Welcome new educators!

With the first day of Term 1 less than two weeks away, preparations for the upcoming school year are in full swing. This includes the annual New Educator Induction Program, which started today.

12 Jan 2021

What’ll happen with the wattle??!

Students at Yarralumla Primary School are at the forefront of scientific discovery this year, as they gear up to take part in the What’ll happen with the wattle??! program, run by the One Giant Leap Foundation.

08 Jan 2021

Looking Forward

For Year 11 students, 2020 has been a year of change. During their first year at college they transitioned to remote learning and back to learning on-site.

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.

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Canberra Day

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Term 1 Ends

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Good Friday

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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.

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Teacher Spotlight: Rebecca Andrews

Rebecca Andrews - Teacher, Black Mountain School

I get to know these kids so well as I become their voice and help them find their voice, and seeing them coming out their shell is the most rewarding thing.

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Photo of the week this week comes from Black Mountain School - Canberra where students officially opened their brand new Fresh Food Shop! 🍎🍏🍐 The Fresh Food Shop is a mini supermarket, that will be staffed by students in Years 10-12 with an interest in a career in the service industry. Students will gain valuable work experience and develop on the job skills such as stocking shelves, cash handling and customer service. The BMS Fresh Food Shop is generously supported by Woolworths and Fujitsu who provide the produce, uniforms, electronics and tech support.

On 27 February 2020, the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus was activated. It’s been nearly a year since our lives changed and we began adapting to the new normal of social distancing, hygiene measures and for schools, remote teaching and learning. In our schools, business managers became part of the support network that aided the transition from in person to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke to our school business managers to find out how their roles changed and how they were able to adapt to support their school community in times of need. Read the full story here: