Neville Bonner Primary School

Important Dates for Term 3 of the 2016 School Year

July

Friday 15th

  • Neville Bonner Primary School Athletics Carnival (Weather Permitting)

Week 2 - Week 3

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August

Tuesday 2nd

  • ICAS English

Friday 5th

  • Olympics Begin

Thursday 11th

  • North Canberra Althletics Carnival

Tuesday 16th

  • ICAS Maths

Thursday 18th

  • Whole School Photo Day

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A photograph of Fran, Principal of Neville Bonner Primary School

Welcome to Neville Bonner Primary School!

Our school opened in February 2013 to serve the community of Bonner in the fast growing north Canberra region of Gungahlin. Our school is a primary school catering for children from Preschool to Year 6. The school and its suburb are named after Neville Bonner, Australia's first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander member of federal Parliament. Senator Bonner served the people of Queensland form 1971 to 1983. The street names in our suburb honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and influential community members.

Neville Bonner Primary School provides a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment which supports children to excel as learners. In partnership with parents and carers we strive to build our school as a community of learners who treat each other with respect and regard. Respectful Relationships is fundamental to our school philosophy.

The Australian Curriculum in English, Maths, History and Science combine with the ACT Curriculum (Every Chance to Learn) and The Early Years Learning Framework to provide rich and broad learning opportunities for all children at Neville Bonner Primary. The curriculum, including the methods that the teachers use to teach, support high quality learning programmes for children of all abilities - focussing on their gifts, talents and specific learning needs.

Both the innovative IT infrastructure and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural and Learning Centre (within our environment/kitchen facility) provide the children and community with outstanding opportunities in a contemporary and vibrant learning environment.

Our school embraces the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective in the Australian Curriculum as a centre point of our curriculum focus:

"ensure that all young Australians will be given the opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, their significance for Australia and the impact these have had, and continue to have, on the world." (Australian Curriculum)

Neville Bonner Primary School has a current enrolment of approximately 500 students. The school is proud of its active and involved parent/carer community, representing forty three countries of the world.

If you would like more information about our school, please do not hesitate to contact me (see Contact tab for details).

Fran Dawning
Principal