Friday 5 May 2017
By andrew.kominek

The Ginninderry Masterplan provides for up to 4 schools – 3 in the ACT and one in NSW.  The ACT Government has earmarked a site on Parkwood Road (opposite the future market centre) for a combined primary and high school for a future time.

Discussions are underway with the NSW government for the dedication of a primary school site in NSW when development commences in the NSW section of Ginninderry (unlikely to be earlier than 10 years from now).

Early residents of Ginninderry may contact the existing schools in the West Belconnen area to discuss enrolments. These include:

  • HOLT Kingsford Smith School, K-10 (public) Cranleigh Special School, students aged 4 and 12 years (public)
  • LATHAM Latham Preschool and Primary School (public)
  • MACGREGOR Macgregor Preschool and Primary School (public)
  • WIDER BELCONNEN Belconnen High School Yr 7- 10 (Hawker) (public)

Hawker College Yr 11-12 (public)
St Francis Xavier College Yr 7-12 (Florey)
St John the Apostle K-6 (Florey)
Brindabella Christian College P-4 (Charnwood) St Thomas Aquinas P-6 (Charnwood)
St Matthews Primary School K-6 (Page) Radford College P-12 (Bruce)
Taqwa School – Independent Islamic School K-4, with plans to expand to Yr 12 (Spence)

There are plans for a non-government school site to be offered to school operators within or near to the first Ginninderry neighbourhood, but the exact location and timing is yet to be confirmed with government. Buyers will be further informed once the Government makes a decision in this regard.
Planning is underway for on-site childcare services to be provided for new residents and there is also a range of existing childcare facilities in the West Belconnen area which include:

Kingsford Smith School Age Care Program YMCA Early Learning Centre
New centre currently under construction at Kippax

Latham Primary School Year Round Care Centre

Macgregor Outside School Hours Care

From Day 1 residents will have public transport with a shuttle bus doing drop offs to Kingsford Smith School and Kippax Fair Terminal.