News

School capacity and crowding have recently been hitting the headlines. Directorate staff spoke at Council’s last meeting to explain how schools plan for new enrolments and manage their numbers, reports Council’s Communications Officer.

Grants are a great income source if you can negotiate the application process. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.

This year’s Parliament of Youth on Sustainability heard great ideas from our youngest ‘parliamentarians’, writes organiser Anne Quinn.

Principals, teachers, parents and social-service providers from across Canberra came together in June to explore ways of creating a sense of belonging at school for migrant and refugee parents and students in a unique forum.

Paul Magarey has organised a school bike ride at Lyneham Primary for the last five years. Here he tells how it has become a major fundraiser, as well as a highlight in the school’s calendar.

Calwell High School’s canteen dining space is getting a café-style make over and ‘how to’ guides are set to make the transformation easier to copy at other schools as well.

We’ve managed to distil our key advice for P&C office bearers to just five points!
Council’s Policy Officer, Maclaren Wall, takes a look at what Council is doing in response to last year’s expert report into students with complex needs and challenging behaviour.
Rebecca Bray from the ACT Education Directorate outlines the career planning tools created for public school students and how to assist your child.

Kirsty McGovern-Hooley, outgoing Treasurer at Farrer Primary School, shares a fun and successful fundraiser – their Father’s Day Movie Night.