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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.

15 Feb 2019

Welcoming our new Educators

This year more than 120 new educators joined the ACT Education Directorate

12 Feb 2019

Times Gone By

Kids from all over Australia, in every territory and state, rang in the New Year with the traditional song Auld Lang Syne.

08 Feb 2019

Chromebook rollout continues into 2019

There were plenty of smiling faces as the new year 7 cohort at Mount Stromlo High School received their Chromebook devices today.

06 Feb 2019

First day a Success at Margaret Hendry

Margaret Hendry School, located in the new suburb of Taylor in Gungahlin’s north, officially opened its doors for the first time on Monday.

05 Feb 2019

New facilities open at Gold Creek School

School is back at Gold Creek – and as the students return, they are also discovering the newest addition to the Junior Campus

01 Feb 2019

New start for many students

Thousands of ACT children and young people will start their educational journey at Canberra public schools this year while many will transition to high school and college.

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 directly with the ACT Education Directorate through the ACT Public Schools Liaison Unit on (02) 6205 5429 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Or online via Access Canberra.

Upcoming Events

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Canberra Day

11 Mar 2019

Term 1 Ends

12 Apr 2019

Good Friday

19 Apr 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.

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Teacher Spotlight: Kate Woods

Principal, Margaret Hendry Primary School

Kate is busily preparing for the new school to open its doors in 2019. It’s an exciting time for the whole community, especially the children getting ready to start in February.

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The Six Degrees Cafe, Garden and Gallery at Black Mountain School - Canberra provides students an opportunity to explore pathways to training and help create employment opportunities for young people with a disability. A great program achieving great things! 👏

A Canberra teacher was awarded a scholarship last year. Perhaps another teacher could be successful this year.

For primary school teachers, starting a new school year is a great time to set goals and through the First State Super Teachers Scholarship we'd like to help you achieve them. The $10,000 scholarship we're offering through the Public Education Foundation Ltd​ provides early educators with the chance to invest in their own professional development. To apply, access the link to the online portal via the Foundation’s website – - but hurry, applications close on Feb 26.