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School arrangements for Term 3

Home Learning: Resources for Students and Families

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.

07 Jul 2020

Australian made furniture supporting students at Malkara School

The ACT Government has provided new Australian made and designed, sustainable furniture to a number of public schools to support student needs.

03 Jul 2020

Government Investment provides STEM Skills to Girls and Young Women

The ACT Government recently awarded seventeen grants designed to build Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) capability and make STEM more accessible to 15 ACT public schools and two individual students.

02 Jul 2020

Travel advice on Victoria

School holidays is a time when families often travel together to get a well-earned break. However, travel in 2020 is a little bit different and everyone needs to be aware of the most recent COVID-19 advice.

29 Jun 2020

Rewarding experience

Enrolling at the University of Canberra, Rae embarked on her teaching degree and through the University of Canberra Affiliated Schools Program, is now doing a pre-service teacher professional experience placement at Mount Stromlo High School.

24 Jun 2020

Grants to support parent engagement and build P&C associations

As part of the ACT Government’s commitment to enhancing strong family-school partnership, grants of up to $20,000 will be made available to eligible applicants.

23 Jun 2020

COVID-19 and school arrangements for Term 3 2020

Today the ACT Education Directorate released a ‘roadmap’ for ACT public schools based on the ACT Government’s COVID-19 recovery plan.

2021 School enrolments now open

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 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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Term 3 Begins

20 Jul 2020

Term 3 Ends

25 Sep 2020

Labour Day

05 Oct 2020

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.

Staff Spotlight: Rich Minards

Rich Minards - Facilities Manager Canberra College

I started working in a public school for a bit of a ‘fill in’ job while I ran my own construction business.

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It’s been an extremely difficult year for everyone, and a particularly challenging time for our friends and family down in Victoria 😔 Our page is filled with members that are your (and our) neighbours, friends, peers, colleagues and family. We value people’s opinions and encourage meaningful discussions, questions and feedback. However, we expect people making comments to consider the impact of their words and take responsibility for them. We won’t accept 🚫 racism, hate speech, name calling or personal attacks (including defamation to a person or groups) 🚫 faux science or information that contradicts evidence 🚫 profanity, obscenity or vulgarity. Canberra is a compassionate and respectful community. Please continue to show kindness and support each other right now.

⚠️ UPDATE ON STAGE 3 EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS (9 July 2020) ⚠️ Today the ACT Chief Health Officer has finished conducting a ‘check point’ and has made the decision to pause our move to Stage 3 easing of restrictions. No changes outlined in Stage 3 of Canberra's Recovery Plan will proceed this Friday 10 July 2020. We will remain in Stage 2.2. This is not a step backwards in Canberra’s easing of restrictions. We are pausing until we have a better understanding of how the Victorian outbreak will impact the ACT. We know this will be disappointing for many, but we cannot put all our hard work at risk. The safety of our community, particularly our most vulnerable, has been our main priority from the start. The unfolding situation in Victoria shows how quickly things can change. But we are well prepared, and we will get through this difficult time together – stronger on the other side. To read an updated Canberra Recovery Plan in line with this decision, visit