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Neville Bonner Primary School 2018 Enrolments Now Open!

Posted on 25 Apr 2017

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Neville Bonner Primary School 2018 Enrolments Now Open!

Special Visitors!

Posted on 09 Feb 2017

Special Visitors

Today we were delighted to welcome the Chief Minister, Mr Andrew Barr, Education Minister, Ms Yvette Berry and the Director General Education Directorate, Ms Natalie Howson to our school.   Their visit to our school coincides with the anniversary of one hundred days of Government since the last ACT election. Chief Minister Barr, Minister Berry and Ms Howson visited the newly re-furbished preschool facilities and our new buildings at the far end of the school. Pari  and Ashish  from Year 6 led our visitors on a tour and described the outstanding new facilities for our children.   Our visitors shared a deep interest in our school and community, asking the children many questions! 

Important Dates for the Beginning of the 2017 School Year

Posted on 12 Dec 2016


Posted on 08 Dec 2016

In place of this performance, there will be another Matinee on TUESDAY 13 DECEMBER AT 9.30 am.

We apologise that we are unable to schedule an alternative evening performance. We realise this will be disappointing for families. We thank you for your understanding.

Kmart Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal

Posted on 28 Nov 2016

Kmart Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal’


On Friday the 25th of November K-Mart Gungahlin launched their first ‘Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal’.  

A group of 20 students from year one were asked to represent Neville Bonner Primary to help kick off the event.  We sang a song for the crowd, decorated the tree, and were honoured to make the first donations to the cause. 

There was also a surprise visit from Santa and some of his friends.  We were very proud of the children and the way they represented our school at this special occasion.

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Principal's Welcome

Fran Dawning

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