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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School Photos are next week!

On Monday 23rd, Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th March

Sibling Photos are between 8.15am and 9am on Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th March. 

See below for when your child's class is, or if they need to bring instruments for band, etc. 

Monday 23rd classes are:

  • KH
  • 1C
  • 2D
  • Preschool Owls
  • 2M
  • 4S
  • 4J
  • 3C
  • 6PM
Wednesday 25th classes are:
  • Siblings and Families - 8:15
  • KP
  • IECC
  • 1F
  • School Leaders
  • 3S
  • 3T
  • 5B
  • 5R
  • Choir

Friday 27th classes are:

  • Siblings and Families - 8:15
  • KS
  • IECD
  • IECW
  • 1/2H
  • Preschool Butterflies
  • IEC Blue lily
  • Bluegum
  • Year 5 & 6 Bands (please bring instruments)
  • Fife & Drum  (please bring instruments)
  • String ensemble  (please bring instruments)

Posted on 17 Mar 2015

Children in national costume

Harmony Day is approaching fast!!!

Harmony Day is next week...Friday 20th March!

We look forward to sharing this amazing day with all students and families in our school community.


1.     Please bring all food to the Staffroom by 9.00am on Friday 20th March.  Please include a label with ingredients and whether it is Halal/Kosher/vegetarian etc.  Please no cream, nuts or nut products.

2.     Students are invited to wear or bring their National Costumes to school on Friday 20th March.  Students may also change into National Costume in either the IECW Callistemon (Mr White) or IECD Fringe Lily (Mrs Drew) classrooms between 12.45pm and 1.15pm in preparation for the Parade of National Costumes to start the Multicultural Concert at 1.30pm.

Thank you for supporting this special day.

The Harmony Day Committee

Posted on 11 Mar 2015

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