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Category: Education

Belconnen High rounding up 50 years of yearbooks

To celebrate turning 50 this year, Hawker’s Belconnen High School is rounding up all their yearbooks dating back to 1971.

Cool classrooms: Majura Primary School’s micro-forest

Children at Majura Primary School are learning about the environment as they design their new classroom – in a micro-forest.

UC Master Plan focuses on connection with local community

The University of Canberra (UC) has outlined plans for a new, more connected campus with the release of the UC Master Plan today, 25 March. The Master Plan will see the Bruce campus develop a...

UC Master Plan includes light rail, sports arena

The University of Canberra has outlined plans for a new, more connected campus with the release of its Master Plan today, 25 March.

14-year-old Benjamin Francis begins a bachelor’s degree

A gap year backpacking Europe was never on the cards for the 2020 dux of St Edmund’s College, 14-year-old Benjamin Francis, who is in the first weeks of a bachelor’s degree.

Sustainable demountables at Majura Primary School

New demountable classrooms have been installed at Majura Primary School; Minister for Education Yvette Berry inspected them.

UC STEM research receives $USD100,000 for schools pilot

The University of Canberra’s (UC) STEM Education Research Centre has received $USD100,000 from international IT security, data and analytics-software organisation, Rapid7, to help fund a pilot. The ground-breaking Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA)...

No Gaul, parents galled: French not offered at Belconnen High School

A petition to the ACT Legislative Assembly calls for French - not taught since 2017 - to recommence at Belconnen High School.

Civic street art celebrates Olympic BMX rider Caroline Buchanan

Today the final brushstrokes dried on a mural inspired by Olympic BMX rider Caroline Buchanan’s homegrown talent and tenacity.

‘Grubby’ corporate school banking programs to end in ACT

Corporate school banking programs, such as Commonwealth Bank’s Dollarmites, will be banned in ACT schools by June 2021.

ANU’s ‘COVID class’ finally celebrates graduation

In 2020, Paige Davies juggled a criminology degree, a science degree (with a major in psychology and a minor in biological anthropology), fulltime work as a project manager and being a member...

Galilee School expands to support students

Twenty years since it opened to a cohort of 20 students on the site of an old dairy farm, [email protected] Galilee School is expanding to help vulnerable students attain a Year 12 certificate.

Australian universities face multi-year hit to revenue

New figures released by Universities Australia have revealed that Australian universities lost over 17,000 staff and an estimated $1.8 billion in revenue in 2020 compared to 2019. The universities’ operating revenue fell 4.9%...

Hazardous lead paint removed from Richardson school

The government has set up a taskforce to remove hazardous materials from more than 70 schools - and lead dust was found at one this week.

New schools for Gungahlin, and straight A’s for ACT education

New schools will be built in the Gungahlin region, and others expanded, to meet the demands of a rapidly growing population.

ACT Government to fund training for 50 teacher librarians

Up to 50 ACT public school teachers will undergo training to become teacher librarians under an ACT Government scholarship program.

ACT public schools start welcoming students for 2021 academic year

Today marked the first day of school ever for Denman Prospect’s Evelyn Scott School, the ACT’s 89th and newest public school.

Teenage girls pick up the tools at UNSW Canberra YoWIE 2021

From 12-14 January, 100 young women have been part of the fifth annual UNSW Canberra Young Women in Engineering (YoWIE) program.

Future Skills program creates more apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities for Canberrans

More apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities are available for Canberrans under the Future Skills for Future Jobs (FSFJ) Grants Program.

The power of imagination and a mechanical mind

Throughout high school, the desire to construct and create fuelled Catriona's interest in STEM, and in 2020 she won a grant to build a robotic prosthetic hand.

How Blake’s third attempt at college ended on a high note

Blake Frantz came close to quitting school entirely, until Hawker College careers adviser Chontel Green saw his ambition and believed in him.
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