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.

On 18 October 2012 Council and Companion House hosted a forum with local parent groups (P&Cs), educators and members of new and emerging communities in the ACT to discuss the problems faced by refugee students .

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.

The first phase of the Australian Curriculum implementation is progressing on schedule throughout ACT public schools.