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New opportunity to build trust follows Flynn snub

The ACT Government has missed another opportunity to regain community trust in its refusal to re-open Flynn Primary School despite new information and community support.

P&C not to blame for school condition

Vicki Dunne MLA read the following statement out to the Legislative Assembly on 17 November 2009. You can find the transcript at Hansard, page 5129. The Chief Minister’s comments start at Hansard, 11 November, page 4830. Statement The Flynn Primary School P&C Association would like to comment on the claims made by the Chief Minister […]

Transcript: Chief Minister’s talkback, ABC 666

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope discusses the future of Flynn Primary School on talkback radio on 16 October 2009. In response to questions from a caller, he states his expectation that the school building and grounds will be heritage listed, and he makes a commitment to retain the school building and grounds.

Flynn considers further action on school closures

Following the scathing findings of the School Closure Inquiry, the Flynn Primary School Parents and Citizens Association is calling on the Greens to stand up for communities in the upcoming sittings of the Assembly, by supporting the re-opening of Flynn Primary School.

Motion to re-open Flynn Primary School

A motion to re-open Flynn, Cook, Hall and Tharwa was announced at Flynn Primary School today. The Liberals plan to put the motion to the Assembly in the next sitting (in mid-October).

Support for Flynn to re-open

WinTV news report of the community response to the school closures inquiry report shows support for Flynn Primary School

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.

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.

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.

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