List of schools in the Australian Capital Territory

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This is a list of schools in the Australian Capital Territory, which houses Australia's capital city, Canberra. The Territory's education system consists of primary schools, which accommodate students from preschool to Year 6, high schools, which accommodate students from Years 7 to 10, and secondary colleges, which are specialist Year 11–12 institutions. As a result of development in newer areas and mergers in existing areas, some schools accommodate more than one of the above year ranges. Certificates are awarded on the basis of continuous assessment of students' progress at the end of years 10 and 12 by the ACT Department of Education and Training.

Public schools[edit]

Primary schools (P–6)[edit]

Includes Early Childhood Schools (P–2) and P–10 schools

Name Suburb District Opened Website Notes
Ainslie School Braddon North Canberra 1927 Website
Amaroo School Amaroo Gungahlin 2004 Website P–10
Aranda Primary School Aranda Belconnen 1969 Website
Arawang Primary School Waramanga Weston Creek 1989 Website Established following closure of Waramanga PS & Fisher PS
Bonython Primary School Bonython Tuggeranong 1992 Website
Calwell Primary School Calwell Tuggeranong 1989 Website
Campbell Primary School Campbell North Canberra 1961 Website
Caroline Chisholm School Chisholm Tuggeranong 1985 Website 6–10
Chapman Primary School Chapman Weston Creek 1975 Website
Charles Conder Primary School Conder Tuggeranong 1994 Website
Charnwood-Dunlop School Charnwood Belconnen 1975 Website Formerly Charnwood PS
Curtin Primary School Curtin Woden Valley 1983 Website Established following closure of North Curtin PS & South Curtin PS
Duffy Primary School Duffy Weston Creek 1973 Website
Evatt Primary School Evatt Belconnen 1974 Website
Fadden Primary School Fadden Tuggeranong 1985 Website
Farrer Primary School Farrer Woden Valley 1970 Website
Florey Primary School Florey Belconnen 1989 Website
Forrest Primary School Forrest South Canberra 1958 Website
Fraser Primary School Fraser Belconnen 1979 Website
Garran Primary School Garran Woden Valley 1967 Website
Gilmore Primary School Gilmore Tuggeranong 1987 Website
Giralang Primary School Giralang Belconnen 1977 Website
Gold Creek School Nicholls Gungahlin 1998 Website K–10
Gordon Primary School Gordon Tuggeranong 1993 Website
Gowrie Primary School Gowrie Tuggeranong 1983 Website
Harrison School Harrison Gungahlin 2008 Website
Hawker Primary School Hawker Belconnen 1976 Website
Hughes Primary School Hughes Woden Valley 1964 Website
Isabella Plains Early Childhood School Isabella Plains Tuggeranong 1988 Website P–2; Formerly PS
Kaleen Primary School Kaleen Belconnen 1976 Website
Kingsford Smith School Holt Belconnen 2009 Website P-10 Established following closure of Higgins PS & Holt PS
Latham Primary School Latham Belconnen 1972 Website
Lyneham Primary School Lyneham North Canberra 1959 Website
Lyons Early Childhood School Lyons Woden Valley 1966 Website P–2; formerly Lyons PS until 2008
Macgregor Primary School Macgregor Belconnen 1968 Website
Macquarie Primary School Macquarie Belconnen 1968 Website
Majura Primary School Watson North Canberra 1989 Website Established following closure of Watson PS, Hackett PS and Downer PS
Maribyrnong Primary School Kaleen Belconnen 1979 Website
Mawson Primary School Mawson Woden Valley 1968 Website
Miles Franklin Primary School Evatt Belconnen 1980 Website
Monash Primary School Monash Tuggeranong 1982 Website
Mount Rogers Primary School Melba Belconnen 1998 Website Formed from Melba PS & Spence PS; formerly Mount Rogers Community School
Namadgi School Kambah Tuggeranong 2011 Website K-9
Narrabundah Early Childhood School Narrabundah South Canberra 1952 Website P–2; formerly PS until 2008; Also open 1894–1923 [1]
Ngunnawal Primary School Ngunnawal Gungahlin 1997 Website
North Ainslie Primary School Ainslie North Canberra 1958 Website
O'Connor Co-operative School O'Connor North Canberra 1978 Website Early Childhood school (P-2)
Palmerston District Primary School Palmerston Gungahlin 1995 Website
Red Hill Primary School Red Hill South Canberra 1960 Website
Richardson Primary School Richardson Tuggeranong 1984 Website
Southern Cross Early Childhood School Scullin Belconnen 1989 Website P–2 since 2009; Established as Southern Cross PS following closure of Scullin PS & Page PS
Stromlo High School Waramanga Weston Creek 1972 Website 6–10. Formerly Weston Creek HS until 1991
Taylor Primary School Kambah Tuggeranong 1978 Website
Telopea Park School Barton South Canberra 1923 Website K–10. IB Middle Years Program, French Brevet;
bilingual French-Australian since 1983
Theodore Primary School Theodore Tuggeranong 1991 Website
Torrens Primary School Torrens Woden Valley 1968 Website
Turner School Turner North Canberra 1953 Website
Wanniassa School Wanniassa Tuggeranong 1981 Website P–10
Wanniassa Hills Primary School Wanniassa Tuggeranong 1978 Website K–2. Formerly PS until 2009
Weetangera Primary School Weetangera Belconnen 1973 Website
Yarralumla Primary School Yarralumla South Canberra 1956 Website Officially opened in 1957

High schools (7–10)[edit]

Name Suburb District Opened Website Notes
Alfred Deakin High School Deakin South Canberra 1989 Website Established following closure of Deakin HS & Woden Valley HS
Amaroo School Amaroo Gungahlin 2004 Website K–10
Belconnen High School Hawker Belconnen 1971 Website
Calwell High School Calwell Tuggeranong 1990 Website
Campbell High School Campbell North Canberra 1965 Website
Canberra High School Macquarie Belconnen 1938 Website Relocated 1969 from North Canberra
Caroline Chisholm School Chisholm Tuggeranong 1985 Website K–10
Gold Creek School Nicholls Gungahlin 1998 Website P–10
Kingsford Smith School Holt Belconnen 2009 Website P–10
Lanyon High School Conder Tuggeranong 1996 Website Follow LanyonHS on Twitter
Lyneham High School Lyneham North Canberra 1959 Website
Melba Copland Secondary School (High School Campus) Melba Belconnen 1976 Website IB Middle Years Program, Formerly Melba High School; merged in 2009 with Copland College
Melrose High School Pearce Woden Valley 1970 Website
Namadgi School Kambah Tuggeranong 2011 Website K-10
Stromlo High School Waramanga Weston Creek 1972 Website 6–10. Formerly Weston Creek HS until 1991
Telopea Park School Barton South Canberra 1923 Website K–10. IB Middle Years Program, French Brevet;
bilingual French-Australian since 1984
Wanniassa School Wanniassa Tuggeranong 1981 Website K–10
UC High School, Kaleen Kaleen Belconnen 1978 Website Formerly Kaleen High School

Secondary colleges (11–12)[edit]

Name Suburb District Opened Website Notes
Canberra College (Weston Campus) Stirling Weston Creek 1977 Website Formerly Stirling College until 1997
Canberra College (Woden Campus) Phillip Woden Valley 1976 Website IB Diploma from 2009. Formerly Phillip College until 1997
Dickson College Dickson North Canberra 1962 Website Became College in 1976
Erindale College Wanniassa Tuggeranong 1981 Website
Gungahlin College Gungahlin Gungahlin 2011 Website
Hawker College Hawker Belconnen 1976 Website
Lake Tuggeranong College Greenway Tuggeranong 1990 Website
Melba Copland Secondary School (College Campus) Melba Belconnen 1978 Website IB Diploma; Formerly Copland College; merged in 2009 with Melba High School
Narrabundah College Narrabundah South Canberra 1961 Website IB Diploma, French Baccalaureate. Became College in 1976
UC Senior Secondary College, Lake Ginninderra Belconnen Belconnen 1987 Website Formerly Lake Ginninderra College

Other schools, including Play Schools[edit]

Name Suburb District Opened Website Notes
Black Mountain School O'Connor North Canberra 1954 Website Intellectual disabilities. Formerly Koomarri until 2003
Cranleigh School Holt Belconnen 1974 Website Intellectual disabilities
Malkara School Garran Woden Valley 1970 Website Intellectual disabilities
The Woden School Deakin South Canberra 1974 Website Intellectual disabilities
Inner North Playschool Ainslie Canberra 2009 Website 3-4 year old children
Turner Early Childhood Centre Turner North Canberra 1971 Formerly Hartley Street School

Closed public schools[edit]

Name Suburb District Opened Closed Notes
Acton Primary School Acton North Canberra 1920 1923
Canberra Primary School City North Canberra 1880 1914
Charnwood High School Charnwood Belconnen 1981 1996
Chifley Primary School Chifley Woden Valley 1966 1988 Closed and reformed as Melrose PS
Cook Primary School Cook Belconnen 1969 2007
Deakin High School Deakin South Canberra 1966 1988 Closed and reformed as Alfred Deakin HS
Downer Primary School Downer North Canberra 1962 1988 Merged with Watson PS and Hackett PS to Become Majura PS
Duntroon Primary School Campbell North Canberra 1914 1971
Fisher Primary School Fisher Weston Creek 1972 1988
Flynn Primary School Flynn Belconnen 1974 2006
Ginninderra School Nicholls Gungahlin 1870 1911
Ginninderra District High School Holt Belconnen 1974 2005 Demolished and Kingsford Smith School built on site
Griffith Primary School Griffith South Canberra 1955 1995
Gungahleen School Lyneham North Canberra 1873 1923
Hackett Primary School Hackett North Canberra 1964 1991 Merged with Downer PS and Watson PS to become Majura PS
Hall Primary School Hall 1911 2006
Higgins Primary School Higgins Belconnen 1971 2008 Amalgamated into Kingsford Smith School
Holder High School Holder Weston Creek 1975 1993 Amalgamated with Weston Creek (Stromlo) HS in 1991
Holder Primary School Holder Weston Creek 1972 1991
Holt Primary School Holt Belconnen 1973 2008 Amalgamated into Kingsford Smith School
Kambah High School Kambah Tuggeranong 1976 2007 K–10 school to be opened on site in 2011
Kowen School Kowen Forest 1875 1906
Majura School Majura 1874 1930
Melba Primary School Melba Belconnen 1973 1997 Merged with Spence PS to form Mount Rogers Community School
Melrose Primary School Chifley Woden Valley 1989 2006 Established following closure of Chifley PS & Pearce PS
Mount Neighbour Primary School Kambah Tuggeranong 1975 2006
Mulligans Flat School Throsby Gungahlin 1896 1931
Narrabundah School Narrabundah South Canberra 1886 1900
North Curtin Primary School Curtin Woden Valley 1966 1982 Closed and reformed with South Curtin PS as Curtin PS
Page Primary School Page Belconnen 1970 1988
Pearce Primary School Pearce Woden Valley 1967 1988
Rivett Primary School Rivett Weston Creek 1972 2006
Royalla Public School Royalla 1892 1935
Russell Hill Primary School Russell North Canberra 1927 1930
School Without Walls Acton, Braddon and Ainslie North Canberra 1974 1997 Closed by the department
Scullin Primary School Scullin Belconnen 1970 1988 Closed and reformed as Southern Cross PS
South Curtin Primary School Curtin Woden Valley 1965 1982 Closed and reformed with North Curtin PS as Curtin PS
Spence Primary School Spence Belconnen 1977 1997 Merged with Melba PS to form Mount Rogers Community School
Tharwa Primary School Tharwa 1899 2006
Tuggeranong School Chisholm Tuggeranong 1870 1940
Urambi Primary School Kambah Tuggeranong 1976 2010
Uriarra Primary School Uriarra 1936 2001 Also open 1897–1907
Village Creek Primary School Kambah Tuggeranong 1975 2007
Waramanga Primary School Waramanga Weston Creek 1970 1988 Closed and reformed as Arawang PS
Watson High School Watson North Canberra 1965 1988
Watson Primary School Watson North Canberra 1970 1988 Closed and reformed with Downer PS and Hackett PS as Majura PS
Weston Creek High School Waramanga Weston Creek 1972 1991 Merged with Holder HS to form Stromlo HS
Weston Creek Primary School Weston Weston Creek 1971 2006 Formerly Weston PS until 2001
Williamsdale Primary School Williamsdale 1892 1949
Woden Valley High School Phillip Woden Valley 1968 1988
Yarralumla School Yarralumla South Canberra 1850 1906

Private and Independent schools[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

Name Suburb Category District Opened Website Notes
Canberra Christian School Mawson 7DA Woden Valley 1972 Website Previously Mawson 7DA
Canberra Montessori School Holder Montessori Weston Creek 1980 Website
Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Amaroo Catholic Gungahlin 2002 Website
Holy Family Parish Primary School Gowrie Catholic Tuggeranong 1985 Website
Holy Spirit Primary School Nicholls Catholic Gungahlin 1996 Website K–6
Holy Trinity Primary School Curtin Catholic Woden Valley 1966 Website
Islamic School of Canberra Weston Islamic South Canberra 2611 Website Not to be confused with Canberra Islamic School, Yarralumla
Mother Teresa Primary School (a campus of Good Shepherd Primary School Amaroo) Harrison Catholic Gungahlin 2010 Website K–2
Rosary Primary School Watson Catholic North Canberra 1963 Website
Sacred Heart Primary School Pearce Catholic Woden Valley 1970 Website
St Anthony's Primary School Wanniassa Catholic Tuggeranong 1980 Website
St Bede's Primary School Red Hill Catholic South Canberra 1963 Website
St Benedict's Primary School Narrabundah Catholic South Canberra 1955 Website
St Clare of Assisi Primary School Conder Catholic Tuggeranong 1994 Website
St Francis of Assisi Primary School Calwell Catholic Tuggeranong 1988 Website
St John the Apostle Primary School Florey Catholic Belconnen 1979 Website
St John Vianney's Primary School Waramanga Catholic Weston Creek 1971 Website
St Joseph's Primary School O'Connor Catholic North Canberra 1956 Website
St Jude's Primary School Holder Catholic Weston Creek 1975 Website
St Matthew's Primary School Page Catholic Belconnen 1972 Website
St Michael's Primary School Kaleen Catholic Belconnen 1983 Website
St Monica's Primary School Evatt Catholic Belconnen 1977 Website
St Peter & Paul Primary School Garran Catholic Woden Valley 1967 Website
St Thomas Aquinas Primary School Charnwood Catholic Belconnen 1975 Website
St Thomas More's Primary School Campbell Catholic North Canberra 1960 Website
St Thomas the Apostle School Kambah Catholic Tuggeranong 1977 Website
St Vincent's Primary School Aranda Catholic Belconnen 1970 Website

High and K–12 schools[edit]

Name Suburb Category District Opened Website Notes
Blue Gum Community School Hackett Independent North Canberra 1998 Website K–10
Brindabella Christian College Lyneham Christian North Canberra 1980 Website P-12 (by 2012); formerly O'Connor Christian School until 1997
Burgmann Anglican School (Valley Campus) Gungahlin Anglican Gungahlin 1998 Website 3-5, 9-12
Burgmann Anglican School (Forde Campus) Forde Anglican Gungahlin 2009 Website K–2, 6-8
Canberra Girls' Grammar School Deakin Anglican South Canberra 1926 Website IB PYP and Diploma Programme; K–12; Formerly Canberra Church of England Girls' Grammar School
Canberra Grammar School Red Hill Anglican South Canberra 1929 Website IB Diploma Programme (currently introducing IB PYP);[2] K–12
Covenant College Gordon Presbyterian Tuggeranong 1991 Website K–10
Daramalan College Dickson Catholic North Canberra 1962 Website 7-12 (Non-systemic)
Emmaus Christian School Dickson Christian North Canberra 1997 Website K–10
The Galilee School Mawson Independent Woden Valley Website For "at risk" students years 7 -10
John Paul College Nicholls Catholic Gungahlin 2013 Website 7-12
Marist College Canberra Pearce Catholic boys Woden Valley 1968 Website Boys 4–12 (Non-systemic)
Merici College Braddon Catholic girls North Canberra 1959 Website
Orana Steiner School Weston Steiner Weston Creek 1981 Website K–12
Radford College Bruce Anglican Belconnen 1984 Website K–12
St Clare's College Griffith Catholic girls South Canberra 1965 Website
St Edmund's College Griffith Catholic boys South Canberra 1954 Website Boys 4–12 (Non-systemic)
St Francis Xavier College Florey Catholic Belconnen 1976 Website
St Mary MacKillop College Isabella Plains Catholic Tuggeranong 1998 Website Senior Campus, formerly St Peter's Catholic College
St Mary MacKillop College Wanniassa Catholic Tuggeranong 1998 Website Junior Campus, formerly Padua Catholic HS
Trinity Christian School Wanniassa Christian Tuggeranong 1980 Website K–12

Closed private schools[edit]

Name Suburb District Category Opened Closed Notes
AME School, Duntroon Campbell North Canberra Independent 1972 1976 Moved to Weston in 1977
AME School, Weston Weston Weston Creek Independent 1977 1996 Buildings merged with adjacent Orana School
Our Lady of Mercy Primary School Braddon North Canberra Catholic 1935 1973
Padua Catholic High School Wanniassa Tuggeranong Catholic 1978 1997 Amalgamated into MacKillop Catholic College
St Brigid's Primary School Dickson North Canberra Catholic 1960 1986
St Christopher's School Forrest South Canberra Catholic 1928 1971
St Michael's Primary School Lyneham North Canberra Catholic 1961 1973
St Peter Chanel's Primary School Yarralumla South Canberra Catholic 1956 1989
St Peter's Catholic College Isabella Plains Tuggeranong Catholic 1989 1997 Amalgamated into MacKillop Catholic College

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Centre for Learning Innovation (DET NSW) (2009). "School Name: NARRABUNDAH (2)". Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "CGS Outlook August 2014". Canberra Grammar School. August 2014. Page 12. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 

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