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Inquiry ‘cop-out’ leaves cloud over Flynn

The Flynn community welcomed today’s Education Standing Committee recommendation to re-open Hall and Tharwa primary schools but said the recommendation in regard to Flynn has put a cloud over Flynn’s future. “The John Flynn Community Group and the Flynn P&C separately and together presented a strong case for opening a primary school as part of […]

School closures inquiry – report

The inquiry report into school closures has heavily criticised Labor’s school closures, but failed to recommend any substantive reform or to re-open Flynn.

Flynn Primary School meets criteria for heritage listing

There’s good news for those interested in conserving the heritage of Flynn Primary School, Preschool and grounds.
Flynn Primary School and grounds meet the threshold criteria for heritage listing, according to a 4 September letter from The Chief Minister and Minister for Heritage.

Progress on the Flynn heritage study

This document reports the progress on the comparative assessment of Flynn Primary School and other Taglietti buildings, as conducted by the Australian Institute of Architects (report dated 13 March 2009).

National Trust concerned about the future of the former Flynn Primary School

The ACT National Trust has released a media statement outlining its concerns about the Flynn Primary School building.

Lights, alarms back on at Flynn school

Flynn Primary School’s external lights and the internal alarms have been restored as of last night. The Flynn community hopes this will reduce the level of vandalism.

Flynn’s heritage study: terms of reference

The terms of reference of a comparative study into Flynn’s heritage are now public.

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 […]

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.

Flynn welcomes Barr admission – schools were closed without a social impact study

Flynn Primary School P&C today welcomed Education Minister Andrew Barr’s admission to the Assembly inquiry on School Closures that he closed schools without a sound analysis of social impacts.

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