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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.

07 Aug 2019

Scientific success

Gungahlin College student Isaac Martin is one of 25 students across Australia to receive a Tuckwell Scholarship.

29 Jul 2019

Ainslie’s artistic exploration

Ainslie School students took part in a unique and experimental arts experience last week, exploring their artistic self through music and visual arts.

15 Jul 2019

Making their voices heard

More than 120 students gathered for the Minister’s Student Congress, held at the Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning on 5 July.

03 Jul 2019

Hughes ready to play

Preschool students at Hughes Primary School were excited to officially open their upgraded learning area earlier this week. The new play space, which includes new equipment and a protective shade sail, will allow the students to play and learn safely while also being protected from the elements.

28 Jun 2019

Capturing her dreams

Narrabundah College student Sarah Millward, 16, loves creating digital worlds. Her work on digital art has allowed her to dream and create, taking her into the depths of her imagination.

06 Jun 2019

Backing the Alpacas

Giralang Primary School students and staff had a couple of unexpected visitors last week.

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 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 Ends

27 Sep 2019

Labour Day

07 Oct 2019

Term 4 Begins

14 Oct 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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Book Week has officially begun and the students at Chapman Primary School have been treated to a bonanza of book related events throughout August. Last week the school hosted Bondi Rescue lifeguard and children’s author of the ‘Maxi’ series, Trent Maxwell, who was a huge hit with the students. Talk about having a secret power! Next the staff and students enjoyed their fantastic #BookWeek-themed assembly where everyone loved dressing up as their favourite book characters. Today, the school launched its ‘Lil Street Library - an initiative involving members of the school community and Student Representative Council promoting a love of literature for all. Congratulations Chapman Primary School, happy Book Week!

Congratulations to these Gold Creek School students for their success at the recent Korean Speech Contest at ANU!

On Saturday Gold Creek Students participated in the 2019 Korean Speech Contest at the ANU. Alice won 1st place in the Primary School Division followed by Matilda who won 2nd place and Jade who won 3rd place. Teagan and Liang were awarded a participation certificate. Along with the Primary School students, our high school student Mia, won 1st place in her division. Furthermore Mia won the ‘Golden Prize’ of the competition as she was awarded a $1300 Flight Centre Voucher as her speech showed her dedication and passion for learning the Korean Language and Culture. This is an amazing achievement as Mia contested against College and University students for this prize. Well done to all Gold Creek Students for your amazing achievement!