Oct 062011

A rejuvenation program highlighted in the Exhibition Park (EPIC) Annual Report for 2010-2011, will provide more low-cost accommodation for visitors to Canberra, especially school children.

As part of the rejuvenation program, the ACT Government has provided $4.1 million for major upgrades to the Budawang Pavilion, toilets and shower blocks, signage and the capture of non-potable water for use on site.

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Feb 102010

The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) is a national measure of how children are developing in communities at school entry. All ACT kindergarten children were surveyed in 2009 through a teacher completed checklist. Results for communities across Australia are available on the AEDI website.

Meetings to share the North Canberra AEDI results with the northside community will be held at Northside Community Services, Rosevaar Place, Dickson on the following dates and times:

  • Monday 15 February 2010 (9.00 to 10.30 am)
  • Monday 1 March 2010 (7.00 to 8.30 pm)

All community members interested in children’s development are welcome.
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Feb 032010

Blue Gum Community School director Maureen Hartung, right, at the pre-school in Dickson with teacher Michaeli Smallwood and preschoolers Ruben, Tigerlily, Lachlan, Remy and Alice (source: Canberra Times)

Given that the school year has commenced, the NCCC thinks that it is appropriate to bring to the communities attention that the following article was published in the Canberra Times December 13 2009.

A North Canberra district community based preschool has hit out at ACT Education Minister Andrew Barr for funding a new Catholic preschool over existing community preschools.

The article has been reproduced below:

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Jan 312010

ACT Policing is reminding motorists to observe the posted speed restrictions around Canberra’s schools as children return to school this week.

ACT Policing Traffic Superintendent Mark Colbran says the 40km/h school zones are designed to ensure that motorists are travelling at a speed which allows them to stay observant and stop safely when required, such as at school crossings and bus zones.

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