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December 10, 2014

Thank you

Here at Council, we know just how much effort P&C volunteers put in to our schools. So we'd like to say a massive THANKS to everyone who volunteered with their school P&C this year, came to Council meetings or volunteered to represent us. Without you, we are nothing! 

This is the last of our eBulletins for the year, so we wish you a safe and happy school holiday.

Office closure

The Council office closes on December 24 for our summer break. We will be open again from January 27. From mid-January we will check emails a couple of times a week, so if you have something which needs our attention during January, send us an email

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Summer reading club

A child’s reading proficiency can decline over holidays and Libraries ACT is keen to halt the 'summer slide'. The Summer Reading Program has fun online activities, printable activity books, book reviews from other children and age-specific lists of great reads. This year's theme is adventure: readers can test their skills, dodge danger, and take journeys beyond their wildest imagination.

ACT Book of the Year: your choice!

Each year the ACT Government offers the ACT Book of the Year Award for excellence in literature. This year sees the first ever People’s Choice Award, so pick up the shortlisted works from a local bookshop or Library, read them over the summer holidays, and vote for your choice! Voting closes on Friday February 20, 2015. The shortlisted books are:
  • 18 Days: Al Jazeera English and the Egyptian Revolution by Scott Bridges
  • Earthmasters - Playing God with the climate by Clive Hamilton
  • The Petrov Poems by Lesley Lebkowicz
  • Who We Were by Lucy Neave, and
  • Beloved Land: stories, struggles and secrets from Timor-Leste by Gordon Peake.

Do you know Canberra's next Citizen of the Year?

Is there someone in your community you admire? Perhaps you have a family member, a friend, or a colleague who you consider to be an outstanding contributor to the community? Nominate them for the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year AwardNominations close January 31, 2015, and the winner will be announced as part of Canberra’s birthday celebrations in March.
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