School crossing supervisors to increase safety for students


A School crossing supervisor program is being introduced in the ACT for the first time to increase safety around 23 schools and encourage more children to ride or walk to and from school.

Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris announced that schools from all sectors and regions across the ACT will benefit from the pilot program, to begin in term one of 2018. read more

Active Streets for Schools


The Active Streets for Schools program is an extension of the Ride or Walk to School program to make the environment around schools safer to ride, walk, scooter or skate to and from school.

Riding, walking, scooting or skating are simple ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday lives and daily journeys. Physically active children are healthier, happier and more socially connected than children who have more sedentary lifestyles. read more

Work underway to build a new primary school for North Gungahlin


MLA Yveltte Berry, "Today I attended the site of the new North Gungahlin primary school in Taylor with Yerrabi MLAs Suzanne Orr and Michael Pettersson, to turn the first sod before construction begins. read more

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

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