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Traffic and parking problems around our schools appeared as a major issue at Council's last Hot Topics meeting. Here we look more closely at the issue and the actions we can all take.

Council's canteen improvement project has now been running for over six months. Council's Communication Officer caught up with some happy customers.

Over 40 years of research has shown how important getting parents engaged in learning and schooling is for their children's wellbeing. Earlier this year the ACT Government funded a project to better define effective parent engagement in the ACT and to help schools understand and measure it in their communities.

Policy Officer, Maclaren Wall, reports on Council’s recent involvement in the formation of a new gifted and talented education policy for ACT public schools.

In April, six Year 11 students from Canberra schools spent an exciting and enlightening week at the exclusive UBS Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Sydney.

The environment teacher, parents and students at Wanniassa Hills Primary School recently joined forces to create an innovative hothouse made from PET bottles! The original inspiration and design for the hothouse came from an article discovered on the internet.

School grounds are probably more important than you think. Jenny Dibley from ACTSmart Schools looks at how to get the most out of your school environment while making it more sustainable, and outlines some ACT government resources that are there to help.

From pancake breakfasts to art shows and community picnics, school communities across the ACT got together last month to celebrate.

Council’s long and dedicated work as an advocate for parents of students with a disability was recognised at the end of 2013.

Council is coordinating a week of celebrating our school communities. We have lots of fun ideas, so make sure your school is part of it

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