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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.

30 Jun 2022

Historic recognition

Amaroo School’s Libby Whitbread didn’t set out to be a teacher but fell in love with it after using a free unit at university to do a placement.

23 Jun 2022

Public school pupil free days in term 3

The Education Directorate is supporting all ACT public schools to manage their extra workloads with two staff planning days in term 3

16 Jun 2022

Margaret Hendry School celebrates Who we are Together Week

Margaret Hendry School’s Minister for Marketing and Communications, Amy Grace, takes us inside ‘Who we are Together Week’ at MHS, including all of the activities put together by the Children’s Parliament.

06 Jun 2022

Managing COVID through winter

The pandemic is not over and ACT public schools are continuing to take sensible steps to safely operate while also managing the risks of COVID.

31 May 2022

Representing Reconciliation

It’s National Reconciliation Week, a time of particular focus for non-Indigenous people on contributing to reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and the wider Australian community.

26 May 2022

Creative partnership on sustainability education

A partnership between a primary school and a local hotel is not a typical collaboration - but for Bonython Primary School and Canberra’s Little National Hotel it’s a union that continues to give back.

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 Feedback and Complaints 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.

Michelle Cartwright

Staff Spotlight: Michelle Cartwright

Michelle Cartwright - Learning Support Assistant, Monash Primary School

Last year, Michelle Cartwright was named as the joint winner of the 2021 Education Support Person of the Year at the ACT Public Education Awards, for her work as a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) at Monash Primary School.

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