Neville Bonner Primary School

Important Dates for Term 4 of the 2016 School Year


Wednesday 19th

  • Assembly
  • 9.20 am - Preschool - Year 2
  • 9.55 am - Year 3 - Year 6

Thursday 20th

  • Gungahlin College Sports Day
  • Dhurrawangs Sent Home

Friday 21st

  • Kindergarten 2017 Open Morning - 9.15 am - 10.15 am

Monday 24th

  • Year 6/5 Excursion to the Arboretum

Tuesday 25th

  • Preschool 2017 Information Session - 5.30pm

Wednesday 26th

  • Whole School Assembly - 9.20 am
  • Board Meeting

Thursday 27th

  • Preschool 2017 Information Session - 9.20 am and 5.30pm

Friday 28th

  • Photo Backup Day

Monday 31st

  • Year 1 Poetry Workshops and Poetry Walk in Bonner



Tuesday 1st

  • Melbourne Cup Day
  • Year 5 Combined Band
  • Year 6 Amaroo School Transition Program
  • 2017 Kindergarten Information Session - 5.30 pm

Wednesday 2nd

  • Assembly
  • 9.20 am - Preschool - Year 2
  • 9.55 am - Year 3 - Year 6

Thursday 3rd

  • Music Count Us In
  • 2017 Kindergarten Information Session - 9.30 am and 5.30 pm

Friday 4th

  • Athletics Gala Morning


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