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Latest news: ACT schools

ACT’s newest school ready for 2024 with uniform and logo

Canberra’s newest school, Shirley Smith High School, which will open next year, has chosen its logo and uniform. 

94% of ACT year 12 graduates go on to work, study or both

Ninety-four per cent of 2021 year 12 graduates from ACT schools were employed or undertaking further study, or both, in 2022, compared to the national rate of 92 per cent.

Free Meals in Schools pilot for five ACT public schools

The ACT Government will launch a pilot free meals program across 5 Canberra public schools, providing free breakfast and lunch 3 days a week.

ACT principals report highest rates of violence and threats, ACU finds

An annual survey by Australian Catholic University has revealed that escalating threats and violence, punishing workloads, and chronic staff shortages have hit school principals hard nation-wide.

Periods and endometriosis program to be taught to boys in ACT

Tomorrow, St John Paul II College in Nicholls will be the first ACT school to ensure male students receive a Periods, Pain, and Endometriosis Program, or ‘PPEP Talk®’. 

2023 ACT public holidays, school terms and Daylight Saving dates

CW has rounded up the list of ACT public holidays, school terms and Daylight Saving Time (DST) dates in 2023.

ACT’s youngest public speakers take to the Rostrum

Talented young speakers from across the Canberra region recently competed in the Grand Final of the ACT Rostrum Primary School Public Speaking Competition at Canberra College in Phillip. Having successfully navigated the quarter...

North Ainslie Primary pupils planting seeds for the future

CW spent a sunny morning with the eager North Ainslie Primary School students to learn about their school regeneration project, stemming from a drive for environmentalism.

5 ACT primary schools team up with UC to get students moving

Five ACT public primary schools have partnered with the University of Canberra for a special study on the benefits of physical education throughout children’s lives.

ACT Government to address Canberra’s teacher shortage

For months now, shadow education minister Jeremy Hanson MLA has called on the ACT Government to address Canberra’s teacher shortage.

ACT, NSW Catholic school teachers to strike on Friday

Catholic school teachers will walk off the job in the ACT and NSW on Friday to protest uncompetitive salaries, unsustainable workloads and staff shortages.