We are a school with a strong orientation towards care for each other, and meaningful learnng for life with a focus on academic outcomes.
We invite you to learn more about what Hughes Primary has to offer by following the sub tabs provided for this page. Information provided on our site help you to get to know the important highlights of what your child will learn at Hughes Primary School.
In acknowledging this connection between our preschool and kindergarten, our early years educators have built on this philosophy to learning to incorporate both our school's vision statement and the principles form the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.
Years One to Six
We are committed to work alongside our community to ensure that your child has a successful start to each school year.
Introductory English Centre
The Southside Primary Introductory English Centre (SPIEC) is a government-funded resource for students who have recently arrived in Australia. The Centre is located at Hughes Primary School and provides an introductory English language course for primary-aged students with minimal English.
Learning Support Unit Autism
Hughes Primary Learning Support Unit – Autism Specific caters for the individual needs of six students with autism. We have a teacher educated in teaching children with autism and learning support assistants experienced in working with children with autism.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
STEM at Hughes Primary is drawn from the disciplines of Science (S), Technology (T), Engineering (E) and Mathematics (M). STEM integrative unit of work allow teachers at Hughes to refine the use of technology to deliver curriculum activities to our students.
Look inside almost any classroom today and you’ll see a mirror of our country: you’ll find students from multiple cultures, some of whom are trying to bridge the languages and behaviours of two worlds; students with very advanced learning skills sitting next to students who struggle mightily with one or more school subjects; and children with vast amounts of background experience sharing space with peers whose experiences are much more limited.
ACT public schools are non-selective. Hughes Primary School gives priorirty to enrolment of children living in our Priority Enrolment Area (PEA).