Education/Training

Last week to have say on review of ACT Year 12 Certificate

Members of the community are being urged to have their say on the first major review of the ACT Year 12 Certificate in more than three decades. Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch asked the Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) to review the Certificate last






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More happy campers after EPIC rejuvenation

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






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Australian Early Development Index – Public Results Meetings (15 February & 1 March 2010)

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






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Canberra Times: Preschool queries funds decision

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






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ACT Policing: Drivers urged to slow down as school resumes

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






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Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants 2010 – (closing 11 December 2009)

The ACT Government is seeking applications from community organisations to provide adult learning and development activities opportunities in the Territory. Priority will be given to those organisations within the Adult Community Education (ACE) sector. Small community-based groups are encouraged to apply, and partnerships and alliances with relevant






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Financial assistance is available to support your children at High School

Did you know that you may be eligible for  financial assistance to support your children at high school? The Secondary Bursary Scheme can provide some financial assistance to low income earners in the ACT with dependent full time students in years 7 to 10. Applicants must be






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'Raw' Landscape Architecture Exhibition at University of Canberra (13, 14 & 16 November 2009)

The exhibition ‘Raw’ will display the final projects of graduating University of Canberra landscape architecture students. There will be twenty three projects in the exhibition which examine the Eastern Broadacre of Canberra and the possibilities that exist there for the future. The Eastern Broadacre is part of






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Excellence in teaching has its own rewards – North Canberra District teachers awarded for excellence

On 30 October 2009, Canberra Times education reporter Emma MacDonald wrote an article covering the fact that two teachers both working in the North Canberra District have been singled out for their dedication to education. Majura Primary School principal Coralie McAlister was highly commended in the excellent






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Information session for Children’s Services (5 November 2009)

The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is holding an information session on the new mandatory Children’s Services Certificate III qualification and Government funded places relating to the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. When: Thursday 5 November (6.30pm – 7.30pm) Where: D102, Blk D, CIT Sthside






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