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2020 has been a big year for our school cleaners. As frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19, they have been working hard to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff in ACT public schools. In fact, the ACT school cleaning team have delivered in excess of 270,000 hours of school cleaning since 1 February 2020 - a truly incredible commitment to the safety of our schools. Over last weekend we also had approximately 60 staff work to clean schools after the ACT Election to ensure our schools were clean and safe and ready to open on Monday morning. Thank you to each and every member of our school cleaning team – we appreciate and value you!

Students at University of Canberra High School Kaleen have raised more than $7,000 in an incredible fundraising feat by taking part in the Rations Challenge. The challenge sees participants eat a restrictive diet for five days, similar to the diet of someone living in a Syrian Refugee camp. It was an eye-opening experience for all those involved. We spoke to the students to find out more. Read the full story here: