Update date 02/06/2022 Term 2

Update from 02/06/2022, Term 2 2022

Margaret Hendry School – Infrastructure Update

Margaret Hendry School Expansion

The Education Directorate has commenced work for the expansion of Margaret Hendry School.

The school’s expansion and delivery of a new North Gungahlin high school is part of an overall $118 million investment from the ACT Government in northside schools.

Margaret Hendry School expansion will support the growing enrolment needs in the Gungahlin region and accommodate up to an additional 600 students over the coming decade.

The school expansion will deliver new Learning Communities for up to 600 students that incorporates general learning settings, specialist learning settings including food technology and Science Technology Engineering Art and Maths (STEAM) and Disability Education Programs.

An early concept of the new Learning Community is presented below:

Learning Community

The expansion will also deliver additional carparking, external play spaces and outdoor learning areas, and a flexible space that can accommodate community activities.

It is expected that new learning communities will be ready for the 2023 school year with additional supplementary works possibly continuing during 2023.

Our website contains a Question and Answer (Q&A) section to give families and our community the opportunity to find out more about certain topics or find an answer a specific question.

If you have additional questions, please contact ACT.Education@act.gov.au

New High School for Taylor

The Education Directorate has commenced work on the North Gungahlin high school in Taylor.

The high school will accommodate up to 800 high school students and provides state of the art facilities as part of the overall $118 million investment from the ACT Government in northside schools.

The high school is scheduled to open in 2024 and will be built on the block adjacent to Margaret Hendry School, chosen for its central location within Taylor and its proximity to the primary school.

Learning Community2

The school will offer general and specialist learning areas, Disability Education Programs, a library and an interactive learning centre. Sport and recreation spaces will also be delivered for students and the community including a double gymnasium/hall, performing arts spaces and hardcourts.

To find out more on the North Gungahlin high school, please view the website here.