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In these unprecedented times staying connected is vital. ACT Public Schools have been so creative in staying connected…safely. Our schools communities have responded very positively showing their appreciation. We really are all in this together. Read about our schools creative connection techniques here

It’s official. Melba Copland Secondary School students are the ACT’s best spellers and in fact, the 4th best in the world!! 360 Schools from Canada, USA, Singapore, along with many public and private schools from Australia and the ACT participated. The spelling bee is conducted online and occurred during the pupil free period here in the ACT. This demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the teachers and students at Melba Copland in providing global and local connections to academic competitions. Congratulations. Listen to teacher David Dunn on ABC Canberra earlier today (starts at 3.30 mark)