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We would like to invite parents/carers to the Whole School Award Ceremony, Friday, 5 July 2019 at 9:00am in the Senior Site Gymnasium. We have an amazing guest speaker lined up, her name is Tina Taseska, and is currently on scholarship with the ACT Academy of Sport and in the Australian National Hockeyroos Development Squad. Tina has a double degree in Sports and Exercise Science and Human Nutrition and is currently doing a Master of Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra.

There will be performances by both the Senior and Junior students.  This is such a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students.  Please join us at this special event.  All parents are welcome.

14 Jun 2019


A huge congratulations to our year 6 Band who achieved silver at Australian National Eisteddfod! An absolutely fantastic result! Well done also to Miss Leung for all your hard work preparing our students!!

07 Jun 2019


20 May 2019


As you may have noticed the expansion of the Junior Site has commenced and as from Monday, 20 May 2019 there will be changes to footpath access to the School.

The back of the school will be fenced off on Friday afternoon, this means that foot and pedal traffic will no longer be able to enter the school this way. You will be able to access the school via the new basketball courts from the shops, the Senior Site carpark and the sport fields carpark. Click on this link to view the map.

The access point beside the portables will also be affected and closed from Monday, 20 May 2019.

Please be mindful of the construction vehicle access at/near the shops. Construction vehicles are to have no access during the main drop off and pick up times.  Please be cautious at all times.

The school will be providing sketches and plans of the expansion project on the website and at the P&C meeting to be held on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 at 6.00pm on the Junior Site.

17 May 2019


16 May 2019

Junior Site Expansion

Breaking News! Junior site expansion has started and is expected to be ready in time for the new school year of 2020. Regular updates will be provided at our P&C meetings. The next one is on Wednesday, 22 May-6pm at the junior site.

13 May 2019

Democracy in Action

Senior site timetable changes for Friday’s

At Gold Creek School we really value student’s opinions and input. Due to student’s request to review Friday’s timetable a survey was conducted with students and staff resulting in the majority voting in favour of changing the break time starting this Friday.


The timetable will be as normal up until 12:20pm. Then instead of having Break 2 at 12:20pm students will go to Line F (Week A) and Line B (Week B) from 12:20pm - 1:20pm.


 Break 2 will now be from 1:20pm - 2pm and then students will only have one lesson after Break 2. This will be Line C (Week A) and Line D (Week B).


A new timetable reflecting the changes will be sent to students this week. 


13 May 2019

Whole School Open Days

Whole School Open Days

Whole School Open Days

04 Apr 2019



Hot Cross Buns

Order Form

 All order forms with full payment are due by Monday, 1 April.

21 Mar 2019

Preschool to Year 10 Harmony Day Exhibition

18 Mar 2019


By this afternoon, 5 March students will have been handed their 'shoot key code' from Creative School Portraits. Once you have this code you will be able to view and purchase your choice online until  Tuesday, 19 March. Any orders received after this date will incur a $12.95 late/postage fee.


Ph: (02) 6342 3070

05 Mar 2019



For any students that previously missed out on having their photos taken will now have the opportunity to have them taken on Monday, 4 March at the juniot site. Senior site students will be escorted to the junior site sometime throughtout the day.

Creative School Portraits

Website: www.creativeschoolportraits


Ph: (02) 6342 3070

27 Feb 2019


Junior Site – Wednesday, 20 February & Friday, 22 February

Senior Site – Thursday, 21 February

Junior Site & Family Photos – Friday, 22 February

Could all students be in uniform on the photo days, shoot keys will be given to the student on Monday, 4 March and will be available to purchase online from Tuesday, 5 March.

Creative School Portraits

Website: www.creativeschoolportraits


Ph: (02) 6342 3070

20 Feb 2019

Junior Site Meet 'n' Greet

Gold Creek School (Junior Campus) would like to invite you for a Parent Information Session and Meet ‘n’ Greet on Wednesday, 20 February. This will give you the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and to learn information about classroom routines and expectations.

This year we will be holding the sessions for all classes at the same time, with the session repeated over several time slots. You may choose which session you would like to attend and at which time. The times are outlined in the table below:


All classes session 1


All classes session 2 (repeat of session 1)


All classes session 3 (repeat of session 1)

All Primary School sessions will be held in your child’s year level building.

Preschool sessions will be held in your child’s classroom (Hall Preschool will be held at Hall).

You will also have the opportunity to meet the specialist teachers (Japanese, PE, Library, Korean, Music). Specialists teachers will be located in the courtyard.

We look forward to meeting with you!

12 Feb 2019

A Guide for Families Starting School

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29 Jan 2019


First day of school dates for 2019


Monday 4 February:

Nicholls Preschool –                8:45am – 3pm

Hall Preschool –                      9am – 3pm

Kindergarten -                        Individual emails will be sent to advise of staggered start and finish times.


Year 7–                                8:50am – 3pm

New Students Years 1 to 6 –    9:30am – 10:30am

New Students Years 8-10 –      8:50am – 10:30am (approx)


Tuesday 5 February:

All Junior students return         8:45am

All Senior students return         8:50am


21 Dec 2018


27 Nov 2018


FRIDAY, 30 November 9am: Senior Personal Achievements Awards Assembly.

WEDNESDAY, 5 December 9am: Whole School Awards Assembly - Academic, IB & Special Awards to be presented including guest speaker Niel 'Wilco' Wilcock 

THURSDAY 6 December: Year 10 Lock-In/by invitation only

FRIDAY, 7 December 9am: Year 10 Farewell Assembly

TUESDAY, 11 December 5:45pm for 6pm start: Year 10 Graduation Ceremony

WEDNESDAY, 12 December 5:30-10:30pm: Year 10 Formal at the Abbey

FRIDAY, 14 December 9am:  Junior Personal Achievement Awards Assembly.

WEDNESDAY, 19 December: Year 6 Graduation

THURSDAY, 20 December: Year 6 Graduation Assembly


23 Nov 2018


Gold Creek School will recognise White Ribbon Day on Friday 23rd November 2018. We will host a White Ribbon Ambassador at our assembly and students can raise money in support of the White Ribbon campaign by wearing a white non-uniform item of clothing (appropriate attire for school) and offering a gold coin donation. Thank You.

16 Nov 2018

Charles Perkins OAM Memorial Award

(Photo:  Ms Perkins, Ms Hunter, The Hon Linda Burney MP, Ms Grove- second Award recipient and Mr Perkins)

One of our teachers, Ms Jas Hunter was awarded the Charles Perkins OAM Memorial Prize from the University of Sydney. Ms Hunter completed her degree at the university in 2017 and is a new teacher to Gold Creek School in 2018. The prize is awarded annually to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student, based on outstanding academic achievement. The prize was awarded by the Vice Chancellor Dr Michael Spence and Ms Rachel Perkins, on behalf of the Charles Perkins Trust.

Ms Hunter teaches Individuals and Societies at Gold Creek School and earlier this year, her year 10 class learnt about Charles Perkins and his achievements as an Aboriginal activist and leader during the 1960s Freedom Rides. Charles Perkins was also the first Aboriginal person to graduate from a university. The prize was set up by his family to acknowledge the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

In her acceptance speech, Ms Hunter spoke about her own high school experience growing up in Western Sydney and her history teacher having a big influence on her. “I enjoyed school, and the reason for that was, that I had teachers at my school who were nothing short of amazing, whom I still remember and who still influence me to this day. When I was in year 12, my history teacher bought our Ancient History class on an excursion to the University of Sydney. I remember being very impressed by the university. Never in my wildest dreams, even at the age of 17, with the world at my feet, did I ever imagine I would graduate from the University of Sydney and be the recipient of such a prestigious and special award”.

Ms Hunter reflects on her high school experience and says that it is what inspires her to be a great teacher and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in schools.

12 Nov 2018

Commemorating The Centenary of Armistice 2018

05 Nov 2018


30 Oct 2018


On Friday, 2nd November the Junior Site will be celebrating Grandparent’s and Special Friend’s Day from 1.00 -2.45 pm. This day celebrates the contributions grandparents and special friends make to their families and communities. Students, their grandparents and special friends will have opportunities to engage in fun learning activities set up in their classrooms.

We would like to extend this invitation to all grandparents and other family members to come in and celebrate with the students. This is a great way to spend time together, see your grandchild’s school and celebrate your family and each other.

Personal invitations will be emailed to families soon, we look forward to sharing this special day with you.

18 Oct 2018


Yesterday the Swift Parrots Preschool class took the Minister of Education Yvette Berry on a nature walk. This was to demonstrate how we can learn outside of the classroom and engage in nature play in preparation for Outdoor Classroom Day on November 1.

16 Oct 2018



Our main fund raising event for the year. Lots of quality literature for Christmas and birthdays…or just because reading is important!


Check Jr Bites and Newsletter for details.


See you in the junior site  library week 4! 

15 Oct 2018


Tomorrow the Gold Creek School P&C is running it's 2nd 'Colour Run' fundraiser at the junior site. In between the Colour Run the school will be celebrating it's 20th birthday.

The founding Principal, Bill Maiden will be giving a short speech at approx.12:45pm which will be followed by cake cutting and a commemorative planting.

27 Sep 2018


A Canberra classroom at Gold Creek School is abuzz with ideas on how to take bug-eating mainstream in Australia, cooking up creepy-crawly cookies, mealworm nachos and cricket-flavoured ice cream. Read about it here  -  ABC News: Cooking up a swarm: The class where kids eat bugs.  Or watch the video.

A choc-chip cookie with bugs on it.

12 Sep 2018



The students and staff invite you to watch the awesome musical that they have been working on. Please join us in week 10, across multiple nights in the gymnasium. It’s only $5 for children and $10 for adults, which is an absolute bargain!

Hot food and drinks will be on sale from the Canteen after 3pm. Light refreshments will be available in the hall throughout the performance.


Monday – 24 September at 12 pm (a matinee performance for primary students but also for parents if they would like to purchase tickets).

Monday - 24 September at 6:30 pm

Tuesday - 25 September at 6:30 pm

Wednesday - 26 September at 6:30 pm

Tickets are now available to purchase online though Flexischools (if accessing via mobile device the website only shows two weeks in advance so you will need to press the ‘help tab’ at the bottom right corner and select ‘visit desktop site’ which will show all options. Tickets will also be available to purchase from both the junior and senior site front offices from 30 August.

This year the production will be held in the senior site Gymnasium.

Doors will open at 6:10pm and the show will start at 6:30pm sharp.

05 Sep 2018


Pic of Egg & Bacon Roll

P & C Father’s Day Breakfast

We would like to show our appreciation for fathers, grandfathers, uncles, partners and other carersthis Father's Day.  Please join us next Friday, 31 August on the Junior Site for a bacon and egg roll before school.  Hopefully we get better weather than we had for Mother's Day! The event is to start at 8am.

Thank you to our volunteers for making the morning happen!

23 Aug 2018


The Education Perfect Science Championships begin on Monday, 13 August. We’re asking students to log in to Education Perfect and answer as many Science questions as they can between Monday 13 August and Monday 20 August. Students who reach bronze, silver and gold level will be entered into the draw for the changes to in an iPad or iTunes cards.


We came second in the ACT for Mathematics – let’s see if we can win for Science!

13 Aug 2018


13 Aug 2018


Join us Friday, 10 August - 7pm Junior site Tickets can be purchased through flexischools.

02 Aug 2018

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