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16 Schools Saved, 23 To Close

December 13th, 2006 at 04:02pm

The ACT Government’s school closure announcement has been made. Of the 39 originally planned for closure, 23 will close and 16 will remain open.

11 preschools, 11 primary schools and one high school will close.

Schools to stay open:
Chifley preschool
Dickson College
Flynn preschool
Gilmore preschool
Gilmore primary
Giralang primary
Hackett preschool
Hall preschool
Isabella Plains primary
Melba preschool
Mt Neighbour preschool
Mt Rogers primary
Reid preschool
South Curtin preschool
Tharwa preschool
Weston Creek preschool

School to close at the end of next week:
Causeway preschool
Flynn primary
Hall primary
McKellar preschool
Melrose primary
Mt Neighbour primary
Rivett preschool
Rivett primary
Tharwa primary
Weston Creek primary

Schools to close at the end of 2007:
Cook preschool
Cook primary
Giralang preschool
Kambah High
Macarthur preschool
Page preschool
Village Creek primary

Schools to close at the end of 2008:
Higgins preschool
Higgins primary
Holt preschool
Holt primary
Isabella Plains preschool

Schools to close at the end of 2010:
Village Creek preschool

Change in 2007:
Stromlo High School changes from years 7-10 to years 6-10

Changes in 2008:
All preschools to amalgamate with primary schools (forming schools Preschool to Year 2, Preschool to Year 6 and Preschool to Year 10)

Chishom Preschool, Chisholm Primary and Caroline Chisholm High become Chisholm Community School (Preschool to Year 10)

Harrison school accepts Preschool to Year 6 enrolments eventually to be Preschool to Year 10)

Hawker Preschool, Hawker Primary School, Belconnen High and Hawker College establish closer links and become Hawker Collegiate.

Melba High School and Copland College become Melba Copland Secondary School (two campuses, one administration)

Changes in 2009:
Isabella Plains Primary Preschool to Year 6 reduced to Preschool to Year 2

Lyons Primary Preschool to Year 6 reduced to Preschool to Year 2

Narrabundah Primary Preschool to Year 6 reduced to Preschool to Year 2

Southern Cross Primary P-6 reduced to Preschool to Year 2

West Belconnen School established (Preschool to 10)

Change in 2010:
Gungahlin Secondary College established (Year 11-12)

Change in 2011:
Tuggeranong School established (Pre-school to Year 10)

Thanks to the ABC for the written information on school changes.


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  • 1. Jey  |  December 13th, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    I thought Woden School was on the books to amalgamate with Deakin.
    Guess that didn’t happen.
    That’s good.

    Also pleased about Dickson College and Hackett Preschool.

  • 2. seepi  |  December 14th, 2006 at 12:50 pm

    Weston Creek and Woden seem to have suffered the most, with Chifley kids having almost no public school options, and no bus.


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