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.

Tania Collis


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2018 School Satisfaction Surveys

Posted on 13 Aug 2018

2018 School Satisfaction Surveys

Parents and carers, school staff and students (in years 5 to 12) are being  asked to participate in these important surveys. The survey results will contribute to school research and improvement processes. The survey results will also be used in public interest research projects and longitudinal studies aimed at improving the quality of services in the ACT. No personal information will be provided to any school or college. The survey will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete and will be open until 3 September 2018.  The survey includes questions on general satisfaction together with the school climate module. This module is part of a longitudinal study being conducted in partnership with researchers at the Australian National University. The Australian National University and the Education Directorate will handle all personal information in accordance with the Territory Privacy Principles set out in the Information Privacy Act 2014. Details about how personal information is stored and used are available in our Privacy Policy (available at  The key ACT results from the 2017 School Satisfaction Surveys have been published on the Education Directorate website (


Access to the survey is through a website link or a QR code which is sent home to families by the school.  Each family receives a reference no to use when completing the survey.  It can also be accessed here by using the link or code below.   

To complete the survey ONLINE  Go to




2.       Enter your survey reference number:  


The Education Directorate is committed to ensuring this survey is accessible for all. If you have difficulty accessing or interpreting the survey, please contact the school front office for assistance.

We are working hard to make your child’s school experience better and we would appreciate your assistance. Thank you for your participation.


Tania Collis (Principal) 


Information Session and Open Morning

Posted on 30 May 2018

Our Information session and Open Morning will be held on Thursday, 31st May 2018 and we would love you to join us to find out more about North Ainslie Primary School.


Please join us for a 9.15am start, in our hall, where our Student Leaders will be our Masters of Ceremony while we share information about our programs and practices and how our school works as part of the International Baccalaureate.  After the Information Session, you will be able to visit classrooms and see the learning in action with guided tours from our Student Leaders and Leadership Team.

Please RSVP to or by calling the Front Office on 61420760.


Stationery Packs 2018

Posted on 08 Jan 2018

Stationery Packs for 2018

This year we will be using OfficeMax for our stationery packs as will all ACT public schools. All ordering of book packs will be online only and must be paid for by PayPal, Visa or MasterCard at the time of ordering.

All orders must be placed by 17th December 2017.  All packs will be delivered directly to the school and will be distributed to classes prior to the commencement of the school year. 

 To purchase book packs please go to and follow these easy steps:

1.      Search for your school North Ainslie Primary School, Ainslie, ACT and enter your school access key 6XU6Y. 
Complete the student’s details and select their year level. 
Review your requirements list and make changes (if required).
Please note: some list items have been denoted by your school as a requisite for the subject or year. we would appreciate you buying the majority of products through OfficeMax as this helps teachers by having consistent books and resources for all students.
If you need additional items, top up from our Back to School special range, and checkout.

Maths Builder Champion

Posted on 01 Jun 2015

Maths Success!
Watch out for the North Ainslie student who became a new champion on the Maths Builder website! He earned our school some new resources. 


Posted on 01 Jun 2015

Soccer Success!
It was wonderful to hear of the success of the North Ainslie students who represented our school at the ACT PSSA Soccer competition on May 29th. The girl's team won the tournament and a North Ainslie student also won the sportsmanship award.

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