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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.

24 Apr 2019

School Information Evenings

High Schools and Colleges are holding information nights for prospective students and their families in May and June. The details are available here.

10 Apr 2019

STEM careers in the WINGS

Hawker hosts female students for Engineering and Computer Science Day

04 Apr 2019

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Earn Education Scholarships

Sixteen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students were recently presented with scholarships by the Education Directorate to help them further their study.

03 Apr 2019

Occupational Violence – ACT Education National Forum

The ACT Education Directorate hosted a national forum to address the issue of occupational violence in schools. The purpose of the forum was to share work safety learnings across jurisdictions and collectively identify best practice strategies for supporting safe and inclusive school communities for our staff and students. To read the full communique highlighting the forum, please click here.

02 Apr 2019

Andrew Brings the Music

Andrew Ashman was simply born to entertain.

29 Mar 2019

Exploring Opportunities

For many students, figuring out what they want to do for work once they finish their education is a difficult decision. The Industry Pathways Course at CIT is a vocational training program helping Canberra’s Year 9 and 10 students explore potential career options.

Families 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 on (02) 6205 5429 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Or online via Access Canberra.

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Term 2 Begins

29 Apr 2019

Reconciliation Day

27 May 2019

Queen's Birthday

10 Jun 2019

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.

Teacher Spotlight: Mary Hutchinson

Principal, Lyons Early Childhood School

After 10 years at the helm of Lyons Early Childhood School – and 40 years in the profession - Mary is moving into retirement. We ask her about her career, her experiences and what the future holds.

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Many schools acknowledged ANZAC day this week with some very special messages to their school communities. This photo from Calwell High School caught our eye. The wreath made by these students was included in an ANZAC ceremony in Malaysia thanks to teacher Mr Ventura. The full story is on the school Facebook page. Congratulations students and staff.

School crossing supervisors will be in place along the light rail corridor when term 2 begins on 29 April. The supervisors will help students to cross Northbourne Ave & Flemington Road to access local schools. This is an exciting time for #CBR students to embrace a new type of school travel. Check out the map under ‘school crossing supervisors’ to see the location of the six supervisors along the light rail corridor