A reminder to stay COVID Smart – communication to staff and families
As we experience new waves of the virus in our community, we’re reminding staff and families to stay COVID Smart. Please:
- Watch the latest ACT COVID-19 update (November 2022) from Chief Health Officer, Kerryn Coleman.
- Report COVID-19 cases (in students and staff) to the Education Directorate using the COVID-19 positive case reporting form.
Keep up to date at COVID-19 (act.gov.au).
Inclusive Education Strategy – Have your say
The Directorate is engaging with our ACT public schools’ workforce and the broader community on a discussion paper that will inform our Inclusive Education Strategy.
Register for Making Inclusive Education Work – Friday 2 December 2022
To celebrate the International Day of People with Disability, you are invited to attend the online event – Making Inclusive Education Work – on Friday 2 December from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
Presented by Advocacy for Inclusion and the ACT Education Directorate, the program will include a range of guest speakers including students, parents and teachers who will share their experiences, followed by a panel on the topic of inclusive education. Please share the event registration details with your school community. Register for Making Inclusive Education Work.
JobTrainer – free vocational education and training to young people
Due 25 November 2022
JobTrainer offers free vocational education and training, in areas of employment growth, for young people (aged 17 to 24 who have finished school) and job seekers. There are many courses on offer.
Imagining, Discovering, and Finding Work – School to Work webinars
Imagine More are offering webinars to guide and support families to help their students with disability find valued work roles. The webinars are free and hosted on Zoom.
The webinars are structured in year groups:
- Imagining Work (14 November) – for students in, or soon to begin, years 7 or 8
- Discovering Work (21 November) – for students in, or soon to begin, years 9 or 10
- Finding Work (17 and 24 November) – for students in years 11 and 12 and recent school leavers (2 sessions)
For more information on the School to Work Webinars, visit Upcoming School to Work Events at Imagine More.
Contact Imagine more on Contact - Imagine More.
Donut Stress Belconnen Library Homework Club
Donut Stress is an exciting new program to help teenagers in the Belconnen area starting Tuesday 1st November at Belconnen Library, 3:30-5:00.
This homework club will have volunteer tutors with specialisations in the high school curriculum to support teens with their homework, exam preparation, extracurricular activities or general passions and interests. Youth workers from Capital Region Community Services will also be present to link students with youth programs and services in the area if needed.
Royal Life Saving ACT School Leaver Program
Due 30 November 2022
Royal Life Saving ACT (RLSA) is offering eligible school leavers, ages 17 to 24, the opportunity to undertake Swim Teacher and Pool Lifeguard training through the Job Trainer program, leading to tangible employment pathways and careers within the ACT Aquatic Industry. There are 80 Swim Teacher and 30 Pool Lifeguard course positions available.
As a result of the increased seasonal demand from industry, RLSA may be able to provide employment opportunities through their own Aqua Safe Schools Program. To apply, visit Course Search – JobTrainer – RLSSA ACT (royallifesaving.com.au).
CIT Industry Bootcamps for School Leavers
Due 21 November 2022
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is offering eligible school leavers, ages 17 to 24, the opportunity to undertake fee-free industry courses in hair and beauty, hospitality, dog care and safety in construction through JobTrainer.
The aim of these programs is to provide the skills, certifications and connections to industry to allow school leavers the opportunity to enter employment. To apply, visit JobTrainer at CIT: Canberra Institute of Technology.