Local Gungahlin businesses progressing growth of arts in region with commission of student-led art wall

A new community artwork, executed by 23 local students from Gungahlin College has been unveiled in the heart of Gungahlin. The artwork is the first step towards progressing the growth of arts in the region; the next of which is to transform Gungahlin College’s Arts Stage into the first public art exhibition space in Gungahlin.

The 14 metre long and 1 metre tall digital wall installation displays an array of diverse birds, painted by the individual students. Each student was asked to select a bird based on beauty, wisdom, playfulness and vividness, and paint it in a medium of choice. read more

Gold Creek School film makers win with Youth Tube

Several young Canberrans have been awarded for their creative short films that raise awareness on issues affecting them and the local community.

Over 80 high school students across the ACT attended the Youth Tube Screening at Dendy Cinema on 28 June. read more

Amaroo School expansion underway

From MLA Yvette Berry: "Today I visited Amaroo School to turn the first sod of the new Amaroo School expansion. This $13.16 million project combines the construction of new learning areas for 300 extra students as well as the extension of existing infrastructure and the building of brand new hard court facilities.

In our recent 2017/18 budget, the government recognised the need for investment in our Gungahlin public schools. Public school enrolments in the Gungahlin region have grown by about 53% over the last five years. read more

Pre budget announcement $24m for Gungahlin schools

The ACT Government is committed to building more schools across Canberra and investing in our existing ones so kids can always find a place at a good local school close to home.

Public school enrollments in the north of Canberra have grown by about 53 per cent over the last five years. This budget will expand capacity of Harrison School, Gold Creek School, Neville Bonner Primary School and Palmerston District Primary School. read more

Taqwa Islamic School for Moncrieff

Taqwa School opened in 2015 in it's current location in Spence offering families a learning environment for their children within an Islamic context. Taqwa School gives these children the knowledge, skills and dispositions to achieve their potential and contribute positively to the Muslim community, Australian society and humanity at large. read more

New eftpos grant helps protect teens in Amaroo

Amaroo teens will be better protected from the sun thanks to funding from eftpos’ Shade for Secondary Schools program – providing sun shade at Amaroo School.

eftpos will provide funding for an additional 18 high schools across Australia, for permanent shade or a marquee to be constructed on their grounds. This brings the total funding for the Shade for Secondary Schools program to $1.25 million. read more

Mobile speed cameras now active in more school zones

A total of 43 school zone sites will now allow mobile speed cameras in an attempt to reduce speeding and improve road safety around schools, Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury said. Gold Creek School is the only school in Gungahlin where a mobile speed camera can be used.

“Last year the ACT Government announced it would expand the number of locations where mobile speed vans could be located, including allowing them in school zones for the first time,” said Mr Rattenbury. read more

Astronaut lands in Gungahlin College to fire up about STEM

Gungahlin College students had the opportunity of a lifetime today to talk space shuttles, aeronautical engineering and space science with a former NASA astronaut visiting from the USA.

Professor Greg Chamitoff, a Professor of Practice in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Aerospace Technology Research and Operations Center, visited Gungahlin College as part of an official two day tour of Canberra to talk about aerospace and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). read more

More classrooms, better facilities for schools in CBR’s fastest growing region

The ACT Government has announced that the upcoming budget will invest an additional $20m into Gungahlin schools to meet the demands of one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.

With a number of new and expanding suburbs in the area, the Gungahlin community has seen a significant population growth of 44.8 percent over the past five years. read more

$2 million for active travel to keep children healthy and safe

The popular Active Streets for Schools and Ride or Walk to School programs will be expanded in this year’s ACT Budget to encourage more children to walk or ride some or all of the way to school for a number of Gungahlin schools. read more

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