What's happening at Turner School

National Reconciliation Week Assembly

Posted on 10 Jul 2017

Turner School 2017 Reconciliation Week Assembly held in the Indigenous garden At Turner we have grown our our knowledge and understandings of what reconciliation means, of those two important anniversaries of 50 years since the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the Mabo decision. Together as a school, using the special assembly in our Indigenous garden, we have taken a strong next step to committing to working together. Our guest speaker, Gary Shipp, Indigenous representative on the ACT Heritage Council, made the link for the children in the assembly between our school’s SCARFF values and the ideals of reconciliation, applauding our children for already knowing and understanding the important ways of being we as Australians need to show every day in our interactions with each other.

Turner School Cross Country Carnival – May 2017

Posted on 10 Jul 2017

Students cheering on runners during the 2017 Turner School Cross Country Carnival On Friday the 12 May 2017 we held the annual Turner School Cross Country Carnival. The day was a fabulous success as everyone from kindergarten to year six participated in a race. We were particularly impressed with the SCARFF values that all students showed when cheering for competitors as they crossed the finish line.

National Simultaneous Story Time - 24 May 2017

Posted on 10 Jul 2017

Teachers in costume performing "The Cow Tripped Over the Moon" for the 2017 National Simultaneous Storytime

Five years ago our school started our now regular occurrence of whole school read alouds with the 2012 National Simultaneous Storytime reading and acting of the story “Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley”. Our very clever and dramatic staff team read and acted out this year’s Simultaneous Story book, “The Cow Tripped Over the Moon”.  It was a hilarious time and a great story for all ages with the important message of persistence. We work very hard at Turner to ensure all children develop a love for reading and our read alouds are just one of our special ways to do this.



5/6 Camp - March 2017

Posted on 10 Jul 2017

Students at Cooba Camp working together to pull a buggy our of the mud

This year 5/6 staff and students went to Camp Cooba. Cooba provided a terrific environment in which to bond as a cohort, collaborate to solve problems and push ourselves to attempt activities that at first appeared impossible or overwhelming. All students developed their leadership skills.



Focusing on Learning Assets and Dispositions

Posted on 10 Jul 2017

two kindergarten students working together using coloured pencils

At Turner School students are learning about themselves as learners. We focus on understanding and developing the learning assets and dispositions that are required to learn, live and work in the 21st century. We have five Learning Assets or sets of skills to talk about what we do as learners. We are self-managers, communicators, researchers, collaborators and thinkers.