What's happening at Turner School

ANZAC Day Ceremony 2018

Posted on 09 May 2018

Class wreaths laid at the 2018 ANZAC Day ceremony


On Wednesday the 2nd of May we held an ANZAC ceremony in the Indigenous garden at Turner School. Kindergarten to year 6 students, teachers and parents gathered to help commemorate this important day.

It was great to see those who attended show their respect during the ceremony, especially during the minute silence. A special mention and congratulations to Nina B who played The Last Post, and Sara E who played The Rouse. These are especially difficult pieces of music and they both did an amazing job. Thank you to each class for creating a beautiful wreath for our SRC reps to place on their class’ behalf. These wreaths are now on display in the corridor near the front office. A couple of memorable special moments from the ceremony included our talented teacher musicians playing ‘I was only 19’, and Emma P reading her beautifully and thoughtfully written poem ‘ANZAC’.

Finally, a special thanks to everyone who helped out at the ceremony, and to Charlotte and Georgia who organised and ran the assembly.

James E and Rachel H, 5/6GS Wurdi Youang

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2018 Turner School Swimming Carnival

Posted on 08 May 2018

Ready for the race


This year the Turner School Swimming Carnival was fun filled and it was wonderful to see all of the houses cheering their peers on during the swim races. The rotation activities including water park play, beach volleyball, Rob the Nest and many others allowed all students to have the opportunity to participate and enjoy the day. A huge thank you to all of the amazing volunteers from our Turner community and Lyneham High.

Congratulations to our teachers, Nick, Eddie, Alex and Lyndsey, for winning the teacher v’s house students relay race.

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Year 5/6 Leadership Retreat

Posted on 08 May 2018

Students lines up standing on a log together as a team


Thursday 15 February, our 5/6 students and staff headed to Birrigai for the 2018 Leadership Retreat. The team spent one night at Birrigai and returned on Friday afternoon. The retreat provided wonderful opportunities through fun and exciting activities for them to build and strengthen relationships. This was the first time that the 5/6 Leadership Retreat was held at Birrigai and they all made the most of their terrific facilities.

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First Day of School 2018

Posted on 08 May 2018

Exploring our preschool environment


A warm welcome to the 2018 school year to our returning students and families and to our new students and families who have joined our Turner School community. The year has started very smoothly as the students settle into their classes and routines. It was wonderful to see our returning students remember the Turner School SCARFF values as they welcomed our new students.

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Jo's Farewell Gift from the Students

Posted on 18 Dec 2017

On Wednesday 13 December at Turner School's End of Year Assembly, Jo was presented with a wonderful parting gift from the students. The students created pages that represented their love of reading and their classrooms favourite book which were then presented to Jo. The students creativity was also represented in a wonderful work of art representing shapes around the school and orange tones.

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Emily Gregory - 2017 New Educator of the Year

Posted on 13 Nov 2017

Emily Gregory, standing with The ACT Minister of Education and Education Directorate Director General after receiving the New Educator of the Year award for 2017.
Congratulations to teacher Emily Gregory, named New Educator of the Year at the ACT Public Education Awards held on Thursday, 9 November 2017.

We are so proud of Emily. 



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.