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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.

19 Jan 2021

Welcome new educators!

With the first day of Term 1 less than two weeks away, preparations for the upcoming school year are in full swing. This includes the annual New Educator Induction Program, which started today.

12 Jan 2021

What’ll happen with the wattle??!

Students at Yarralumla Primary School are at the forefront of scientific discovery this year, as they gear up to take part in the What’ll happen with the wattle??! program, run by the One Giant Leap Foundation.

08 Jan 2021

Looking Forward

For Year 11 students, 2020 has been a year of change. During their first year at college they transitioned to remote learning and back to learning on-site.

04 Jan 2021

Online learning needs a team effort

When schools in Canberra moved to remote learning in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Directorate swiftly mobilised a team of experienced teachers and Education Support Office employees to support ACT public schools to transition to learning at home.

17 Dec 2020

Sustainability leaders at Kaleen Primary

The Kaleen Primary School Green Team are leading the school community’s sustainability efforts through multiple initiatives, including recycling, power use and fertiliser creation.

15 Dec 2020

Students recognised for excellence

Today the achievements of secondary students across the ACT were recognised in the Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) Recognition of Excellence Ceremony.

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.

Upcoming Events

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Term 1 Begins - New students start school

01 Feb 2021
New students start school on Monday 1 February 2021.

Term 1 Begins - Continuing students start school

02 Feb 2021
Continuing students return to school on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

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.

Rebecca Andrews

Teacher Spotlight: Rebecca Andrews

Rebecca Andrews - Teacher, Black Mountain School

I get to know these kids so well as I become their voice and help them find their voice, and seeing them coming out their shell is the most rewarding thing.

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When dropping or picking up kids from school, remember to park safely and legally. Parking across pedestrian crossings, corners, verges and double parking can block kids seeing the road and this can be fatal. Access Canberra inspectors will be patrolling school zones to enforce safe driving and parking behaviours. Let’s work together to keep our kids safe.

Parking safely and legally at school drop offs and pick ups

While ACT students are enjoying the last few weeks of their school holidays, we’ve been preparing to welcome students back in Term 1. Here’s a sneak peak of what the new preschool students at Evelyn Scott School can look forward to on their first day! #photooftheweek