By Trevor Cobbold
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.