2015 is upon us and our theme word for the year CREATE is already having a big presence and impact in classrooms across the P-6 school. We have scientists, explorers, investigators, musicians, scriptwriters, mathematicians, choralists, sporting heroes, journalists, leaders, entrepreneurs and technicians. We are certainly growing global citizens as they learn and experience many facets of the world they live in.

This dynamic learning community is nestled in wonderful tree filled surroundings. It is a privilege to lead Hughes Primary School – a place where children feel valued , engaged and nurtured, where staff provide exemplary teaching and consistent care for students, where parents are acknowledged as powerful partners--- with all of us striving to enjoy and learn every day in every way.

Our school has mainstream classes from Preschool to Year 6. Our school hosts the Southside Primary Introductory English Centre - we continually welcome families who newly arrive in Canberra from all over the world. Needless to say, the high multicultural presence in our school demonstrates the wide world around us and we thrive in an inclusive environment. Our school has a Learning Support Unit-Autism – for those students living with Autism. I am proud to say, our students value diversity, promote healthy relationships and lead with confidence.

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Our Preschool

Our Preschool has just received 

Exceeding National Quality Standards

as our final rating from Accreditation. Well done Susan, Colina & Kate O.

Posted on 15 May 2015

Walk Safely to School Day

    Next Wednesday, 20th May, is National Walk Safely to School Day.

As part of this day, the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Mr Shane Rattenbury, will be launching Walk Safely to School Day at Hughes Primary at approximately 9:15am. Local media will be in attendance and Mr Rattenbury will give a short address to the students, parents and carers who walk to school. Hughes Primary School teachers will be stationed at three different points around the Hughes community and will walk with students, parents and carers to school. Families are welcome to meet teachers at the following points:

1.       Cnr Denison and King Streets, Deakin

2.       Kitchener St, near the Scout Hall, Garran

3.       Eddison Skate Park, Phillip

Teachers will arrive at these points at approx. 8:15 and the groups will start walking to school at 8:30, to ensure that they arrive at school before the first bell rings at 9am. The Hughes IGA has kindly donated a piece of fruit for students who walk to school on the morning.  It would be wonderful if as many students and families could join us on Wednesday morning to promote this important initiative. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Smith (Joanna.smith@ed.act.edu.au)

Posted on 14 May 2015

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