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$230m cash bonanza but ACT cries ‘we’re too poor’ for Flynn

The ACT Government is crying ‘we’re too poor’ to re-open Flynn Primary School at the very same time that it is dishing out $230 million of Federal money for ACT schools and promising more ACT money through upcoming appropriations.

Flynn welcomes Inquiry into school closures

The Flynn Primary School Parents and Citizens Association today cautiously welcomed news of an Inquiry into school closures, stressing that the Inquiry needs to fully examine the information and processes that led to decisions to close schools.

Flynn celebrates with Flying Doctors

Flynn residents were among invited guests and more than a thousand supporters at the 80th birthday celebrations of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Sydney on Sunday (18 May).

Community and experts stake heritage claim for Flynn school

Prominent architectural, heritage and cultural organisations have supported a heritage nomination for the Flynn Primary School and grounds. The application was formally accepted by the ACT Heritage Council in April 2007, and it was the first step towards heritage listing of Flynn Primary School, Preschool, health centre and grounds.

Flynn hopes this is not another ‘insultation’ process

The consultation process for the future use of closed school sites is shaping up as another “insultation” process, according to the Flynn Primary School Parents and Citizens Association.

Flynn and friends raise $50,000 and survive ‘strike out’

The Flynn Primary School Parents and Citizens Association has lodged the $50,000 required to continue its legal challenge to school closures and survived an application to ‘strike out’ the action in the ACT Supreme Court today.

Flynn’s stolen heritage to be restored and re-dedicated

The Australian national memorial desecrated by the ACT Education Department is to be fully restored and re-dedicated following the return of the John Flynn memorial plaque to its rightful place in Flynn.

Flynn sets sights on $50,000 for school closure challenge

Flynn parents and citizens today called on Canberrans to fight for the future of schools and communities by ‘chipping in’ to support an important legal challenge of school closures.

Now for the ‘truth’ about school closures

Canberrans outraged by yesterday’s revelation that schools did not need to close have the opportunity to press the ACT Government to fully account for those closures through legal action in the ACT Supreme Court, announced today by the Flynn Primary School Parents and Citizens Association.

Reports confirm plaque stolen and memorial defaced

The latest reports indicate that the ACT Government has defaced and stolen part of an Australian Government asset namely the John Flynn Memorial from Flynn.

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