Page 2122 - Week 07 - Tuesday, 2 August 2022

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Out-of-order petition

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (11.12), by leave: I present the following paper:

Petition which does not conform with the standing orders—Kaleen—Maintenance of playground between Woronora and Glenelg Streets—Ms Orr (21 signatures).

This is a great petition from a local resident in Kaleen, Marilyn, who, along with her neighbours, has shown a particular passion for a local playground near her street. Together they have come up with quite a few good ideas as to how it could be improved. I look forward to the petition going to the minister, and to having a chat with him in the future about Marilyn’s great enthusiasm for this area and what can be done.


Debate resumed on the motion:

That the petitions and responses so lodged be noted.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Education—Affiliated Schools Program

Ministerial statement

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Early Childhood Development, Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Women) (11.13): I am happy to address the Legislative Assembly today on the Affiliated Schools Program, a nation-leading partnership between the ACT Education Directorate and the University of Canberra.

The Affiliated Schools Program is one way the ACT government is investing in teachers and supporting their learning, creating opportunities for new collaborations and building a leading public education system here in the ACT. It also demonstrates how much we value our teachers and the daily investments they make to help children and young people grow and learn.

The Affiliated Schools Program was launched in 2019 and is a key initiative under the ACT’s Future of Education Strategy. There are 26 ACT public schools engaged in the Affiliated Schools Partnership. This program is developing quality teacher practice from pre-service education through to experienced teacher learning and development. It draws on leading practice nationally and internationally and is contextualised to our unique ACT setting.

The ACT government has invested $4.5 million over four years towards the Affiliated Schools Partnership to further empower our experienced teachers and school leaders to develop and support our pre-service educators. The Affiliated Schools Partnership

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