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Posted on 11 Aug 2017

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Earn and Learn

Posted on 11 Aug 2017

Earn and Learn

Hats On - Monday 31st July

Posted on 05 Aug 2017

Hats On Monday 31st July

Immersion Visit

Posted on 05 Aug 2017

Natalie Howson Twitter Post

On Thursday the 20th July we hosted our ‘Immersion Visit’. A group of Principals, Deputy Principals and Directors visited our school, spending half a day observing the children’s learning and sharing in reflections on our school’s growth as a place of learning. Our focus for the visit was learning in mathematics and the utilisation of our built environment to optimise learning opportunities. We were delighted that Natalie Howson, our Director General was able to join our ‘Immersion Visit’. Our guests were impressed with the children’s engagement in learning and the deep investment of all of our staff in improving outcomes for all our children.


The above image was posted by our Director General, Natalie Howson on her Twitter Feed after the ‘Immersion Visit’.

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!

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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