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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Keeping canteens financially viable while serving healthy food is a challenge for many schools. Luckily, Council is here to help.

 

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

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.

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