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Global Accessibility Awareness Day


As an online school we are cognisant of the importance of ensuring our learning experiences are accessible to all students. Not all needs may be visible. However, all of our online courses and resources are designed and checked for accessibility. All video content is captioned and transcripts are provided. Students have access to Microsoft Immersive Reader. All images have alternative text that provides an audio description when using a screen reader. All new vocabulary has rollover definitions. We continue to strive to ensure all students feel included and have an equitable level of access to learning.

Below is an episode of ABC's What It's Like where we hear what it's like to experience a disability.

Free eSafety webinars for parents and carers

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The eSafety Commissioner has some free webinars coming up to give parents and carers the knowledge, skills, and tools to support their children to have safe online experiences.

Some of the topics include:

Wellbeing and digital technologies

This 30-minute webinar is designed for parents and carers of young people in secondary school. It will focus on digital skills to protect and support young people’s well-being online.

• Thursday, 16 May: 12:30 pm

• Tuesday, 4 June: 2:00 pm

Setting your child up for success online

An overview of having conversations about tech and online interaction, putting boundaries and rules in place, using parental controls, and monitoring your child online.

It's suitable for parents and carers of children in primary school.

• Thursday, 30 May: 12:30 pm

• Thursday, 20 June: 12:30 pm

Go to the eSafety Commissioner website to find out more or register for a free webinar.

District Arts Festival

District Arts Fesitval

Thank you to everyone who has put up their hand to be a performer for the District Arts Festival. Look out for an email with more information soon.

We are now on the hunt for students who would like to be in the STAGE CREW. This will involve being at the Canberra Theatre for the shows and rehearsals and helping backstage as well as moving props on and off the stage. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be involved in a theatre production!

Dates for the Festival are 12th – 14th August. More information about accommodation options will be released soon.

Please email if you are interested in being in the stage crew.

Year 11 Visual Arts

Student work

Check out some of the fantastic things our students have been creating below.

Created by Alexis

Pattern art with bird by Elijah

Reflections by Milly

Upcoming events




King's Birthday


10 June


All day

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King's Birthday 2024




Languages Day

Mini School