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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.

28 Feb 2024

Parent Portal coming to public schools

Parent Portal coming to public schools

26 Feb 2024

Find your free Three-year-old preschool service

More than 140 services are now offering free Three-year-old preschool to Canberra children.

21 Feb 2024

How we teach and learn in ACT public schools

ACT public school teachers use a range of teaching and learning practices designed to meet the individual needs of all students.

15 Feb 2024

Supporting great teaching

Our schools and communities are dedicated to fostering exceptional learning experiences for every student.

08 Feb 2024

Inclusive infrastructure

Many schools around the ACT have received infrastructure upgrades during the 2023/24 summer holidays to improve access and inclusion for all students.

30 Jan 2024

Safety and Wellbeing Strategy 2024-2026 Launch

This new strategy outlines the Directorate’s commitment to improving safety and wellbeing outcomes for all staff and students.

Staff Spotlight: Michael Hatswell

Michael Hatswell - Principal, Evatt Primary School

Evatt Primary School principal Michael Hatswell was recently recognised nationally for his outstanding service to public education with a Public Service Medal.

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.

Inquiry into literacy and numeracy in ACT public schools


Inquiry into literacy and numeracy in ACT public schools

Enquiries, compliments and complaints

Help us improve our schools and services. We want to hear about your experience with the Education Directorate, and we will work with you to solve any outstanding problems. Click here for enquiries, compliments and complaints

Upcoming Events

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Canberra Day - Public Holiday

11 Mar 2024 00:01

Good Friday - Public Holiday

29 Mar 2024 00:01

Easter Saturday

30 Mar 2024 00:01