DG Weekly Wrap Up
DG Weekly Wrap Up 26 June 2020
It’s been another great week visiting our schools and taking the opportunity to see the wonderful work that is being done to benefit the learning journey of every student.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 19 June 2020
I’ve had a busy week visiting a number of our wonderful schools and soaking in the positive energy of students and staff.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 12 June 2020
It’s been another busy week as our students settle in to a face to face learning routine.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 5 June 2020
This week we celebrate that all of our students are back at school as we mark the end of the staggered return to face to face learning.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 29 May 2020
We have had a busy week as we welcome more students back to the classroom, with schools welcoming their students back with lots of excitement and smiles.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 22 May 2020
It has been a busy and joyful week across ACT public schools as children began a staggered return to face-to-face learning.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 15 May 2020
I would like to start by commending the hard work of the Directorate in getting our children back to the classroom.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 8 May 2020
Despite the hardships that we have faced, we can be thankful that through the careful, united and sustained implementation of social distancing measures, the ACT has been able to successfully flatten the curve.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 1 May 2020
I’d like to start today by acknowledging how great it was to see through social media how children and their families and the broader community marked ANZAC Day in unique ways this year.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 24 April 2020
I appreciate that you have all been working hard this week, going above and beyond - many of you in your new workplace at home, some of you in schools and offices.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 17 April 2020
I hope you all enjoyed a well-deserved break over Easter after the intensive efforts at the end of term 1 to design the new online learning model for our schools - and to adjust to new ways of working.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 9 April 2020
Once again, a great big thank you to you all for your ongoing commitment to finding solutions to the huge challenges that have been confronting us all.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 3 April 2020
I am writing to thank each and every staff member of the Education Directorate - in schools and the Education Support Office - for the commitment and flexibility you have shown in recent weeks as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for the delivery of education in the ACT.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 27 March 2020
What a week this has been! There is no question it has been particularly tough for everyone with so many new and unanticipated challenges.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 20 March 2020
In the ACT, we’re lucky to have an incredible network of dedicated and passionate educators working within our public school system, who over recent months have proven their commitment to education even when facing challenging times.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 13 March 2020
Yesterday Rebecca Cross emailed all Education staff about work we are doing to support schools and ESO during this challenging time.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 6 March 2020
Week 5 of Term 1 has already been and gone and it is terrific to hear stories from across our schools of engaging teaching and learning.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 28 February 2020
It has been a great pleasure this week to join the Education Directorate and plunge into hearing more about the many projects and priorities of public schools.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 21 February 2020
I represented the Education Directorate at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event recently along with Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 14 February 2020
Week 2 of term has been a particularly joyous one as we effectively returned to normal with our core work supporting children and young people with their learning.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 7 February 2020
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Term 1, 2020.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 31 January 2020
It is almost hard to believe that after a somewhat unusual summer break our schools will be filled with students from Monday, ready and eager to learn in our world class, innovative and future focused ACT Public Schools.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 24 January 2020
This week I was privileged to join the Minister for Education and Early Child Development in welcoming about 220 new Canberra public school educators at an induction at the National Museum of Australia.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 17 January 2020
Welcome back to those of you who have returned to work this week. This week we have continued our preparations for the new school year.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 10 January 2020
As this week draws to a close, I’d like to remind everyone to take care and to look out for those around you; we’ve all been affected by the events of the season in some way.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 13 December 2019
This week has been particularly upsetting for us as we watched the fires in NSW.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 6 December 2019
It has been an exciting and very welcoming start to my first week working with you in the ACT Education Directorate.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 29 November 2019
With the number of end of year concerts and award ceremonies taking place across our schools, it is clear we are hitting peak end of school year fever.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 22 November 2019
This week our school leaders gathered for a special breakfast meeting to reflect on 2019, and channelling Marie Kondo a little, I asked them to consider the question – what brings you joy?
DG Weekly Wrap Up 15 November 2019
We are mid-way through Term 4 and so much is happening across our schools and ESO. It’s an exciting time, with planning and preparations across schools for end of year theatrical performances, visual arts exhibitions, and graduation events as we approach the end of 2019.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 8 November 2019
It’s been another busy week across our schools and the Education Support Office this week, I’ve been delighted to see some of the exciting activities our schools have been engaged in to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day, including Southern Cross Early Childhood School where some deep hands on learning took place with shoes off!
DG Weekly Wrap Up 1 November 2019
Several significant public education celebration events occurred this week that have reinforced for me how proud we all should be of our staff working across all areas of the Directorate.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 25 October 2019
Firstly, thank you for the kind messages of thanks following the announcement this week of the appointment of Katy Haire as the Director-General.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 18 October 2019
What a week of celebrating the importance of public education and teachers! On Wednesday 40 teachers were invited to a breakfast to help celebrate teaching as in the lead up to the official World Teachers Day 2019 on Friday 25 October.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 11 October 2019
This week I met with members of the ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations to discuss the progress of our joint Building Strong and Safe Communities for Learning project.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 4 October 2019
I am very happy to update you on our progress in implementing our Strategic Plan and to share with you one of our success stories so far.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 27 September 2019
I am thrilled to share with you some of the exciting events that occurred this week across the our schools and the Education Support Office.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 20 September 2019
Our climate has certainly been a theme this week especially with the school strike for climate today. The strike demonstrates just how important climate change is for our children and young people.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 13 September 2019
This week provided more opportunities for us all to consider the health and wellbeing of ourselves, our family and friends but also the children, young people and colleagues we work with every day.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 6 September 2019
As we finish week 7 of Term 3, I am reflecting on the terrific work being undertaken every day across our schools and the ESO in support of Canberra’s children and young people.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 30 August 2019
It has been another busy week across the ACT public education system
DG Weekly Wrap Up 16 August 2019
There’s been so much good work happening across our Directorate.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 9 August 2019
I hope you’ve had a great week – I’ve been privileged to talk to many inspiring people and attend so many interesting events.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 2 August 2019
What a week! From the outstanding display of creative learning from our students as witnessed during the opening of Step into the Limelight annual art exhibition to the release of the implementation plan to support the Future of Education.
DG Weekly Wrap Up 26 July 2019
I hope you’ve had a terrific week. Each week, I have the opportunity to see first-hand all the small and big things we do, teach, learn, create, discuss, solve and improve across Education in the ACT and I would like to share some of these with you.