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Archive for June, 2009

Data show a good education at Flynn

Misleading claims … In a Legislative Assembly inquiry: THE CHAIR: I read a number of submissions by Flynn, Tharwa and Hall parents. The question is: did you ever receive any complaints from these parents and these students saying that they were not getting good educational outcomes? From the submissions I have read, they actually were […]

Flynn Primary School in 1974

Photographs of Flynn Primary School in 1974, showing many of the striking features of Taglietti’s architecture – the angular, poured concrete walls; deep overhanging wood-panelled eaves and the use of drainage pots as an alternative to conventional guttering and downpipes. Photos by architect Enrico Taglietti, 1974.

School closures provide lessons in ‘how not to consult’

It was bittersweet news for many ACT communities this week when the Chief Minister announced a consultation on how to consult, almost three years exactly after the Government began its infamous consultation on plans to close 23 government schools. The school closure process, currently the subject of a Standing Committee Inquiry, was universally condemned as ‘how not to consult’, and was widely regarded to be one of the issues that triggered the massive slump for Labor at last year’s ACT election.

Neighbourhood Watch: June 2009

The next meeting for Flynn Neighbourhood Watch is: 7:30pm Wednesday 10 June 2009 at the Ginninderra Labor Club

Images from Flynn

Angles on the textured concrete walls


Flynn grounds

Landscape setting & grounds

Enrico Taglietti visting the school he designed

History and design

Memorial to John Flynn

Memorial to John Flynn