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Two new Gungahlin schools

By johnboy 23 January 2012 22

Education Minister Chris Bourke has announced two new schools will kick off construction this year:

The $64.4 million Bonner Primary School andthe $44.1 million Franklin Early Childhood School are set to open at the commencement of the 2013 school year, catering for enrolment growth in the east and north Gungahlin areas.

Bonner Primary School is scheduled to open at the start of term 1 in 2013, providing pre-school and primary school facilities for families in the north Gungahlin region, especially in the growing suburbs of Bonner and Forde. When completed, it will accommodate up to 560 students.

As part of our commitment to the environment, the new school has been designed to achieve a 5 Green Star design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. It will also integrate horticulture, science and environment teaching areas. There will be a significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander influence in the school landscapes and artwork, as befits a suburb named after the pioneering Senator Neville Bonner.

Franklin Early Childhood School will provide facilities for children from birth to eight years of age. The learning spaces and facilities have been designed to support national childcare standards and the latest educational practices in purpose-designed early childhood facilities. The school will accommodate a 120-space childcare centre, and will be able to enrol up to 300 students from
pre-school to year 2.

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Amanda Hugankis 2:49 pm 31 Jan 12

shadow boxer said :

dph said :

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dph said :

Imagine how many J-dens, Jaidens, Jay-dens will be going through those schools. The Gungahlin area is an absolute mecca for the modern day bogan.

Has anyone had a look in Crace? Holy bogan!

At half a million dollars plus for a three bedroom townhouse their wont be too many bogans in Franklin.

I thought we put this to bed ages ago, Canberra’s finest real estate is overwhelmingly located in Gungahlin and the inner south.

The rest of Canberra is some of the countries most insipid three bedroom housing with almost no redeeming features.

Money has got absolutely nothing to do with being a bogan… e.g. Shane Warne, Eddie McGuire, Karl Stefanovic… bogans!

For more information on bogans or for a generalisation of a lot of the people living in suberbs like Crace, Casey, Ford etc… please visit

Yeh i’ve seen that site, it catches pretty much everyone at some point, to me bogan is the white trackies wearing, bourbon sipping dole bludger with a variation of the mullet and the new age bogan is the tight tee shirt wearing aggreive nob head you find in civic on friday night.

Warnie i’ll give you but how are Karl Stefanovic (who I actually find pretty funny, love to get on the drink with him one day) and eddie macguire bogans.

You’re right Mr/Ms Boxer. Karl is not a bogan. He is just your regular, run-o-the-mill dick.

NoImRight 4:50 pm 24 Jan 12

miz said :

Al, you are not correct – sure, Inner South, Woden and Weston Creek got provided for nicely by the feds, but most of Tuggeranong did not.

Tuggers schools were built on the cheap and the whole area still looks pretty underdone – it did not benefit from the landscaping, bus services etc Gunners is getting, and still doesn’t have them (compared to other areas of the ACT).

Also, it is quite galling that there are TWO universities north of the lake and a lot of elite sports facilities, while Tuggers residents constantly have to commute to those places. But wow, we are getting a new cemetery, and ‘they’ wanted to plonk a polluting power station in Tuggers! Tuggers have got a raw deal for a long time – things should have caught up by now, but they have not.

I think Gungahlin is very lucky to have you, Al, in the government’s ear, as it seems to me you are the only reason some services have been delivered in your area.

My sons both went to a “new” school in Tuggers that consisted of demountables as much as class rooms. I asked a teacher at the time why in a brand new school we already had demountables. She claimed it was the Government planning ahead to when the population had aged and we wouldnt need such a big school. Something in the order of 30-40 years away… True or not I dont know.

Eddie MacGuire doesnt have enough class to be a bogan.

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