The ACT government has given in-principle approval for three new private schools in Canberra, despite the concerns raised by Council, the Australian Education Union and Save Our Schools.
Momentum is Building for the 2020 Vision Festival of Young Ideas and Parliament of Youth November 2013
Council representative and Executive Member Donna Reed joined members of the Australian Council for State School Organisations (ACSSO), the Australian Education Union (AEU), parents and teachers to spread the Gonski message.
By Trevor Cobbold
Parents have reported to Council that they are having difficulty in understanding the Australian (or 'National') Curriculum, and how it relates to students in ACT public schools. This article gives a quick background to the Australian Curriculum and some pointers to help parents engage with the Australian Curriculum.
In April 2010, the then Federal Minister for Education Julia Gillard MP requested a review of funding arrangements for schools. A panel was formed and led by Chair David Gonski AC. After a lengthy public consultation, the final report was released in February 2012.
Council has launched a new resource booklet for parents who have a child or dependent with a disability in the ACT titled 'Who Can Help?' Disability Resources for Young People in the ACT.
As a part of the Youth Attainment Grant, Council hosted a workshop on 22 November 2012 that focused on building the school community.
2020 Vision: Is your school participating?
As a part of the Youth Attainment project, Council hosted a Healthy Food Choices for Families cooking demonstration workshop on 27 October 2012.