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.
A push by the government for healthier food options at school canteens has left many in a tight financial situation. Council has brought the issue to the attention of the Government.
The Governor-General Quentin Bryce unveiled a Rats of Tobruk Memorial Wall at Giralang Primary School in early May.
Amalgamation of P&Cs in local areas into an area or regional committee covering a number of like or networked schools - schools having one or more delegates to the P&C.