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
Keeping canteens financially viable while serving healthy food is a challenge for many schools. Luckily, Council is here to help.
School NAPLAN results for 2013 are due to be made publicly available on the government's MySchool website on March 6, 2014. At this time, there is usually interest from the community in the achievements and performance of individual schools and newspapers often report on school rankings based on data from the website.
In August 2012, the then ACT Education Minister, Chris Burke established a taskforce to consider education and support for ACT students with learning difficulties. Minister Joy Burch has continued to be supportive of the Taskforce and their findings.
Non-government schools in the ACT must be registered or provisionally registered under the Education Act 2004 (the Act). There are a number of flaws in the Act as it is currently constituted.
As a part of the Youth Attainment Grant, Council hosted a workshop on 22 November 2012 that focused on building the school community.
As a part of the Youth Attainment project, Council hosted a Healthy Food Choices for Families cooking demonstration workshop on 27 October 2012.
As the dust settles from the ACT election and a Labor-Greens minority government emerges to lead Canberra for the next four years, Council’s policy officer Tim Lawley takes a look at some of the education election commitments made by the parties.