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Canberra Public Schools Commemorate ANZAC Day

Posted on 27 Apr 2016

Canberra Public Schools Commemorate ANZAC Day

Numerous Canberra public schools either commemorate ANZAC Day at the end of term 1 or at the commencement of term 2. One of the largest local events for schools is the Combined Primary Schools ANZAC and Peace Ceremony, hosted by the Returned and Services League (RSL) of Australia, Woden Valley Sub-Branch. Approximately 450 primary school students and teachers in the Woden Valley and Western Creek regions attended the ceremony, along with veterans and members from the RSL and the ACT Public Schools Senior Concert Band. The Directorate was represented by Ms Meredith Whitten, Deputy Director-General Organisational Integrity. An official address was given by Mr Llewellyn Roberts, the Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand. Florey Primary School also hosted a very special ANZAC assembly with VIPs, Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Director of the Australian War Memorialexternal link Warrant Officer Gerrard Gough and Major Kendall Crocker from the Australian Army; and Ruth, the explosive detection device dog.

Year 5 Chapman Primary School student, Hayley Bissett, is pictured receiving an award for her ANZAC Competition Essay.

ANZAC Peace Ceremony

Year 5/6 Camp Cooba

Posted on 10 Mar 2016

Our 5/6 students thoroughly enjoyed Camp Cooba where they experienced working as part of a team and confronting new challenges.  Activities included the assault course, team manoeuvres, the leap of faith and dragon boating on Lake Jindabyne.  A fantastic time was had by all!

More Happy Campers

Dragon Boating

Girl on high Ropes

Update from the Principal - 17 February 2016

Posted on 17 Feb 2016

Update from the Principal - 17 February 2016

Dear Parents and carers

I wish to provide you an update regarding the temporary relocation of students re the offensive odour in the school.

TAMS and Emergency Services have completed a thorough investigation. The Emergency  Services team have advised that the odour is not hazardous and we are continuing to ventilate the school.

The source of the odour has been located and steps have been taken to rectify the problem.

Our school is now ready for children to return to class after recess.

Our wonderful teachers, support staff and admin team have ensured that the children have had a positive day.


Kind regards,


Anne Simpson


Principal's Message - 17 February 2016

Posted on 17 Feb 2016

Principal's Message - 17 February 2016

Dear Parents and Carers

I wish to notify you of a temporary relocation of all kindergarten to year 6 classes due to an uncomfortable drain odour in the main school building. Access to the library, specialist rooms and preschool  is unaffected.

Students will have access to their bags and amenities. Education programs are being adjusted accordingly.

Territory and Municipal Directorate plumbers are on site and are working towards a solution.

As always the care and wellbeing of children and staff is at the forefront of our actions.

We will keep you posted of our progress with this issue.

Kind regards


Anne Simpson



40th Birthday Celebrations

Posted on 26 Oct 2015

Picutre of cutting 40th Birthday CakeDisplay of Historical Photos

Chapman Primary School's 40th Birthday Celebrations

Tuesday’s Special Assembly and activities were a great occasion to bring together formality, history and fun. Our special guests Mrs Meg Brighton; acting Director General of the ACT Education and Training Directorate, Wayne Prowse; South Weston Network Leader and Charmaine Savage, acknowledged our 40 years of excellence. Charmaine in her eclectic style of delivery took us to the heart of our neighbourhood with her tribute to Sir Austin Chapman.

Our magnificent 40 Year Museum was enjoyed during the day and will also be open at the Fete for your enjoyment.

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