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Time to look at school proposal for Flynn

All arguments for blocking a proposed primary school and community centre at Flynn have now evaporated with revelations of a secret ACT Government decision to open a third primary school in the neighbouring Belconnen suburb of Charnwood. “The secret decision for a third Charnwood primary school vindicates our view that Flynn Primary School was needlessly […]

ACT Government policy backflip on school planning

Save Our Schools reports that the 2011–2012 ACT School Budget has confirmed what we all have known for a long time—the 2006 mass school closures was a failed policy based on false assumptions and dodgy data.

Budget brings more grief to Flynn after week of illegal demolition

Flynn community groups condemned the ACT Government’s Budget announcement for Flynn following a week of illegal and unabated demolition works at the Flynn Primary School. The community would like to be able to welcome $4 million in spending, but the bitter experience of the past 12 months has left people horrified.

Time to bring back a school at Flynn

With the local coffers so full that Andrew Barr can give away $23 million of ACT ratepayers money to a Sydney football team, now is the time to bring back a school and community centre at Flynn. We pulled in our belts during the days of horror budgets; but now that we can afford $650,000 […]

Flynn seeks urgent meeting after Anzac Day shock

Flynn community groups are seeking an urgent meeting with ACT Government ministers following a shock Anzac Day announcement for Flynn Primary School that appears to leave the Flynn community out in the cold again.

More Barr-spin to try to justify school closures

Education Minister Andrew Barr (‘It’s back to public schools for the ACT’ – 27 March in the Canberra Times) has once again called on the spin doctor to try to justify his mass school closures from 2006 to 2008. Once again the numbers don’t stack up and its clear the government school sector continues to […]

Flynn presents at BCC: 16 Feb

You are invited to a public meeting with the John Flynn Community Group. The John Flynn Community Group will present a community-led vision for the future of the John Flynn Community Centre. The group’s vision for the John Flynn Community Centre is for an inclusive, multi-use, early childhood and intergenerational hub that meets the needs […]

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.

National Trust (ACT) reservations for ACT Government education reform

The National Trust welcomes the response by the ACT Government to continue using the heritage listed schools at Hall and Tharwa for educational purposes, but it is still very concerned over the future of the Flynn School.

Great reasons to restore heritage schools at Flynn, Tharwa and Hall

The ACT Government has a great opportunity this week to move to restore and open heritage-cited schools at Flynn, Tharwa and Hall in its response to the recommendations of the inquiry into School Closures.

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