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4) The Education and Training Directorate is responsible for health education programs in ACT schools through the curriculum framework Every chance to learn. As noted above, the NPAHP provides funding for a Curriculum Officer position within the Directorate to work across both Education and Training and Health to oversee health initiatives, and the Directorate works in partnership with ACT Health wherever possible to implement appropriate health programs in schools.

5) The Curriculum Officer – Health position was established specifically to strengthen the partnership and links between Health and the Directorate. This relationship ensures that the Directorate remains responsive to developments in health research and practice that affect students, and can access the best advice from Australian health professionals.

6) The Healthy Schools, Healthy Children funding round is open to members of the ACT school community and/or community groups working in an agreed partnership with a school.

The Curriculum Officer – Health represents schools and the Directorate on the Healthy Schools Provider Network which consists of:

Cancer Council ACT - National Sun Smart Schools program

Diabetes ACT - Diabetes education and prevention

Asthma Foundation ACT - Asthma emergency training in schools

Heart Foundation ACT - Jump Rope for Heart program

Life Education NSW/ACT - Drug and Health education programs

Nutrition Australia ACT - whole school nutrition information

Sports Medicine Australia ACT - School awareness programs

Pedal Power ACT - Getting more Canberra kids out riding to school

ACTSPORT - Sports Leadership.

Projects operated by these providers are actively encouraged and promoted to schools.

Centenary of Canberra—local artists
(Question No 2140)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 21 March 2012:

(1) What is being done to support local Indigenous artists to engage with the upcoming Centenary of Canberra celebrations.

(2) Will local Indigenous arts and history be a focus of the celebrations.

(3) Are there any specific Indigenous youth arts programs being developed for the celebrations.

(4) Are there any seeding grants or mentoring programs designed to enhance local Indigenous arts groups’ ability to showcase their work as part of the celebrations.

Dr Bourke: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

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