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ISBN: 978-0-642-60616-7 

© Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, September 2013, revised October 2013

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Cover design

Our cover design for the Annual Report 2012-2013 continues our theme portraying the visual metaphor for the Directorate’s Strategic Plan 2010-2013: Everyone matters. ‘Ripples in the pond’ portrays the visual metaphor for the Plan, that schools are interconnected systems like ripples in a pond (Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink).


The Directorate acknowledges the work of the Planning and Performance Branch in the preparation of the annual report.
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