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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.

25 Sep 2020
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Dreamtime stories created by the students of Black Mountain School

This week students from Black Mountain School visited an O’Connor Cooperative School kindergarten class to read and share Dreamtime stories that they wrote and illustrated. It was a very special moment for the Black Mountain students, as they proudly shared their work and got to experience something new.

22 Sep 2020
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ACT Training Awards celebrate students

Sebastian Connor, from Dickson College, was announced as the winner of the ACT Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Award for his passion and enthusiasm to pursuing a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

21 Sep 2020
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Hawker College Tree Day in Spring

A Tree Day in Spring is just one of the ways the Hawker College community contributes to developing a sustainable school environment.

17 Sep 2020
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A new mural for Lyneham High School

In an exciting yearlong project, Lyneham High School worked with the Aboriginal community and engaged a talented young artist to transform a bare wall in the school building into an incredible mural, inspired by themes of the land, identity and ancestry.

15 Sep 2020
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Child Protection Week Focuses on eSafety

Child Protection Week focussed on eSafety last week, with more than 3500 students tuning into a webinar conducted by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

09 Sep 2020
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Nominate an inspirational person now for the ACT Public Education Awards

Director General Katy Haire said there are so many exceptional people within our public schools and the education support office who go above and beyond to make a difference to the lives of our students and school communities.

2021 School enrolments now open


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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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Kim McMahon Early Childhood Teacher - Narrabundah Early Childhood School

Teacher Spotlight: Kim McMahon

Kim McMahon - Early Childhood Teacher, Narrabundah Early Childhood School

I love looking at the magic of all the children that I teach. They are all so different and fascinating to see all those bright lights come alive.

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Earlier this week Black Mountain School students proudly shared their Dreamtime Stories with kindergarten kids from O’Connor Cooperative School. The stories were the product of a writing activity which has empowered the students to take ownership of their work and confidently express their ideas. Read the full story: http://ow.ly/tAgN50BANcJ

What a busy term it has been in ACT public schools! With Term 4 just around the corner, there are exciting milestones like final assessments, end of year performances, graduations, formals and more yet to come. Our #photooftheweek comes from O'Connor Cooperative School - An ACT Government Early Childhood School and is a reminder that no matter how busy life gets, it’s always important to have a little fun! Have a safe and restful school holidays – you have all earned it. We’ll see you all again on Monday 12 October for the first day of Term 4!