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Big G go Boom?

By Mick - 21 July 2005 25

I heard a rumour this morning that the ACT Government is closing down Ginninderra (District) High School, demolishing it, and building a new ‘super-school’.

According to my source, the layout of the school is the cause behind the pupils behavioural problems (what the? I behaved fine!)

The new school would cater for kids from Pre-School to Yr. 10. This would then see Macgregor, Holt, Higgins and Latham Public schools all closing.

I have no idea where this info comes from, but has anyone heard about this?

What’s Your opinion?

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25 Responses to
Big G go Boom?
xman 3:38 pm 21 Jul 05

Tera-School has some charm but to be truly, nauseatingly fresh it obviously needs to be the ‘Uber-School’. I hate how often I’ve seen’Uber’lately.

UberGin sounds a bit veg to me though :-S

Absent Diane 1:15 pm 21 Jul 05

Giginterra… the computer capital of the WORLD..

wonsworld 1:13 pm 21 Jul 05


Absent Diane 1:02 pm 21 Jul 05

Lets just hope no-one gets any hairbrained ideas to blow the place up ala pumpkin head and the hospital fiasco in the 90’s

hash 11:09 am 21 Jul 05

I don’t much fancy the thought of five year olds or even pre-schoolers sharing the playground with sixteen-year-olds.

Thumper 11:02 am 21 Jul 05



gingermick 10:49 am 21 Jul 05

The saabs did orright in India.

Mick 9:44 am 21 Jul 05

Well I guess ruling by a fiat is better than a saab 😉

Spectra 9:44 am 21 Jul 05

“Mega” is so 1990s. If we’re planning for the future, it should be at least a “Giga” or even “Tera” school. Yeah…Tera-School has a nice ring to it.

I have to say, my limited experience with Ginninderra High suggests that, if nothing else, the demolition won’t be a great loss to the architectural community.

bonfire 9:39 am 21 Jul 05

has anyone noticed that PRIOR to majority governemnent the stanhope crew were obsessed with consultation and setup myriad community consulting groups.

with majority govt, they dont consult at all – rule by fiat instead.

bulldog 9:28 am 21 Jul 05

I think we should dub it “ULTRA-SCHOOL”

That sounds far more scarier. Imagine turning up for hte year nine debating championships to face off against “TEAM ULTRA-SCHOOL”.

Thumper 9:24 am 21 Jul 05

I heard something about it this morning. I have to agree, Ginninderra is a dump and doesn’t have a very savoury reputation.

However, the thought of a mega school is a bit frightening.

Mick 9:22 am 21 Jul 05

Ginninderra High held 1200+ students during its prime (late 80’s).
I think it’s a bit sad, seeing as though I spent 4 good years there, but the place has gone to shit since then…
David Southern was an excellent principal, but once he left, the downhill slide began….

redneck_ninja 9:19 am 21 Jul 05

It’s some ‘super school’ with a 1500 kid capacity. Parents aren’t happy coz the government’s pretty keen on the idea and they havent been consulted. Ginni will have to be demolished, and preschools and primary schools around in Holt and Higgins would have to close.
And yet Dunlop doesn’t even have a primary school yet…a student was crying on air on 2CC about it

bulldog 9:15 am 21 Jul 05

Can’t say I’ve heard anything about this, but the thought of “super schools” is somewhat frightening on the basis that the pupils would then be know as “super students”.

I think this is an oxymoron given our schools current literacy levels.

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