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Latest news: Public schools

‘Keep your kids at home’: no normal schooling during lockdown

Normal schooling will not happen during the week-long lockdown, and children should remain at home, Education Minister Yvette Berry announced today. “We all knew that this lockdown was possible, and so the ACT...

Government rejects Liberals’ education inquiry

The Liberals called for an independent investigation into ACT public schools; the government rejected it as "conservative and offensive".

ACT Auditor-General criticises Education Directorate

The Education Directorate's attempts to improve teaching practices are ineffective, according to the Auditor-General.

Helpings of YAM give moral fibre to teenagers

A mental health program introduced last year has reduced stigma around anxiety and depression, students at Campbell High School say.

Sustainable demountables at Majura Primary School

New demountable classrooms have been installed at Majura Primary School; Minister for Education Yvette Berry inspected them.

Hazardous lead paint removed from Richardson school

The government has set up a taskforce to remove hazardous materials from more than 70 schools - and lead dust was found at one this week.

New schools for Gungahlin, and straight A’s for ACT education

New schools will be built in the Gungahlin region, and others expanded, to meet the demands of a rapidly growing population.

ACT public schools start welcoming students for 2021 academic year

Today marked the first day of school ever for Denman Prospect’s Evelyn Scott School, the ACT’s 89th and newest public school.

Teacher librarians at the centre of education policies

ACT Labor have promised 25 teacher librarians for ACT public schools, as well as more than 400 teachers and support staff, if elected in October. Labor’s education spokesperson Yvette Berry said the teachers...

Canberra Liberals detail election plan for ACT education

The Canberra Liberals have stated their commitment to education in the ACT, detailing an election plan to reduce costs and increase education outcomes in the Territory.

Amaroo School promised $12 million expansion

Amaroo School’s senior campus will receive a more-than $12 million expansion that will permanently create a further 200 places, as part of the ACT Government's $400 million announcement for schools over the...