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School arrangements for Term 4, including end of year events

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.

20 Oct 2020

Rations for compassion: Students at University of Canberra High School take part in the Rations Challenge

Could you live off just a can of beans, chickpeas, rice and lentils for five days? Students at University of Canberra High School Kaleen have done just that when they took part in the Rations Challenge to raise money and awareness for a good cause.

14 Oct 2020

Meet Education’s Allied Health Professionals

Children start life in vastly different places, with different abilities, backgrounds and personal circumstances. A strong education system provides not only teaching and learning, but diverse, tailored support for students who need extra assistance to ensure they can learn.

13 Oct 2020

Unleashed online

Olympics Unleashed, presented by Optus, sees Olympic athletes visit schools to inspire and motivate students, with the goal of helping them achieve their personal best - whether that’s in the classroom, the playground, the sporting field or at home.

12 Oct 2020

Changes to COVID restrictions

Social events like formals and graduation ceremonies are part of a rite of passage for students and families – and following guidance from the Chief Health Officer, COVID-related restrictions have been changed across ACT schools for these important end of year events.

07 Oct 2020

Congratulations to 2020 Wool4School Teacher award winner Jill Pettifer

A passionate teacher and valued member of the Dickson College community, Jill Pettifer, has won a prestigious national award in the 2020 Wool4School Teacher category.

28 Sep 2020

Gold Creek School hosts exciting activity day for students with vision loss

This term, students from across the ACT gathered at Gold Creek School for an exciting, fun filled activity day for students in years 4 - 8 with vision loss.

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.

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.

Maddi is an occupational therapist

Staff Spotlight - Maddi Wallace

Maddi Wallace - Occupational therapist, ACT Education Directorate

Maddi is an occupational therapist working for the ACT Education Directorate. She is passionate about her role and loves the chance to make a difference in children’s lives through her work.

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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: