North Ainslie Primary School
Welcome to North Ainslie Primary School, a community based school situated in the inner north of Canberra. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school we pride ourselves on educating the whole child, with an emphasis on looking globally, and having our students build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. With strong programs in literacy and numeracy, we focus on inquiry learning where our students think critically and work together to challenge themselves. We actively teach, and celebrate, the attributes of the IB Primary Years Program to ensure our students are: Inquirers, Thinkers, Communicators, Knowledgeable, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced and Reflective. Coupled with the IB Attitudes we have a school culture that is open, caring and community based. We welcome all members of our community into our school and classrooms as we work together for the benefit of our students.
This community spirit is embodied by the way in which we work with our Board and P and C and volunteer organisations from our area. We have an excellent volunteer program with community members coming regularly to the school to work with students in our Breakfast Club, Meccano Club, Homework Club and in their classrooms. Our student welfare is based on positive and caring relationships with our students, our behaviour management policy and restorative practices being used across the school.
North Ainslie Primary was established in 1958 and continues to be a proud hub for our community. The school has two preschool sites, one at North Ainslie Primary School and one in Hackett. Our preschools provide an outstanding foundation for learning with their play based programs based on the Early Years Framework. Kindergarten to year 6 classes build on this foundation with our inquiry learning, literacy and numeracy and excellent arts programs which include a visual arts specialist, year 5 and 6 bands, the Music Enrichment Program through the Australian National University and regular participation in the Northside Spectacular. Our Healthy Eating Hub works with our canteen to provide opportunities to work in our vegetable gardens and learn about cooking and eating healthy food. Students also participate in French classes and have regular opportunities to take part in sporting events and clinics. The school has three Introductory Education Classes and an Autism Learning Support Unit which reflect the diverse and inclusive nature of our school.
Our school works hard to meet the needs of each child with an emphasis on differentiating the curriculum and providing a range of opportunities in a variety of curriculum areas. We promote growth in learning for all students and work collaboratively with families to achieve this outcome. We welcome enquiries from all families who live in our Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) and want you to know that our door is always open.
Latest News at North Ainslie Primary School
Parent-Teacher Interviews June 2021
Posted on 08 Jun 2021
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, Parent-Teacher interviews will be held for Preschool to Year 6 from Monday 21st June to Thursday 24th June (Week 10). This year we are introducing a new online booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO). We are hoping it will save a lot of time and hassle for parents, staff, and students.
Using this system, you will be able to book the interview times that suit you best from any internet enabled device. PTO also has its own free app for Apple and Android devices. If you are having issues logging in, or chose not to use PTO, please let us know and we can check with your child’s teacher regarding available time slots.
Please access the system as follows:
North Ainslie Primary Information Session
Posted on 07 May 2021
Discover what makes your local school a great school – attend the North Ainslie Primary School Information Session.
Location: North Ainslie Primary, Majura Ave, Ainslie (with parking on Sherbrooke St)
Place: School Hall
You’ll have the opportunity to see our school facilities, meet current students and hear about their experiences. After a quick presentation about our programs and practices, you can ask questions and get a sense of what it means to be a part of our school community.
Enrolments for 2022
Posted on 27 Apr 2021
Enrolments for the 2022 school year are now open. Enrol by 4 June to receive an offer of enrolment from 26 July.
Every ACT public school is a great school, and if North Ainslie Primary School is your local priority enrolment area (PEA) school your child is guaranteed a Kindergarten to Year Six place here. Every four-year-old is guaranteed 15 hours of preschool
Enrol for preschool in 2022 if your child turns four on or before 30 April 202
Your best source of information for enrolling is the Education Directorate website education.act.gov.au or the Enrolments Telephone Service (02) 6205 5429. You can also contact us about enrolments directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org