New school places for Gungahlin
Gungahlin now has extra school places for our growing region.
Gold Creek School has new permanent learning spaces for 300 extra students in the junior school this year. Planning is underway for new buildings to accommodate an extra 200 students in the senior school for 2022.
Neville Bonner School will have new permanent learning spaces ready for 175 students in Term 2, and new teaching and learning spaces are also being added at Gungahlin College.
Throsby Primary School opens in 2022, while a high school in Kenny will be open in 2023.
In addition, new teaching and learning spaces are being added at Gungahlin College, and Franklin Early Childhood School is expanding from a Preschool to Year 2 facility to a Preschool to Year 6 school, with an extra 400 places for students.
To meet increased demand across Canberra, the ACT Government is also investing $8.5 million over the next two years in flexible, high-quality transportable classrooms where required. This investment will see up to an extra 350 places in schools across the city.
Transportable learning spaces today are open, spacious, comfortable and exciting learning environments for students and staff. They are modern, fully insulated, and designed to meet current energy targets, with all the same comforts and technical/IT infrastructure as a permanent learning space.
As Canberra grows, the ACT Government continues to ensure that there is a place for every young person at a great local public school.