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School History

Located in the Googong township, south of Queanbeyan, The Anglican School Googong opened at the beginning of the 2015 school year, with 33 students in classes across Kindergarten to Year 2. Two initial buildings were on the 5.2-hectare site for the opening of the school, Tallaganda and Tinderry (named after local mountain ranges). Tallaganda is the first Junior School building which comprises eight classrooms opening on to a central learning space. Tinderry is the building for the Early Learning Centre.

The Senior School is housed in the third building on the site, constructed along the Gorman Drive and opened for the start of the 2018 school year, with 38 students. This building also accommodates the administration area and the school’s main Reception. The building is aptly named Yumalundi, which is Ngunnawal for welcome. In preparation for the 2019 school year, an additional four classrooms were added to the end of the initial Yumalundi building.

The first Year 12 class in 2023 rounds out the progression of the School to a Kindergarten to Year 12 campus  with more than 500 students. This growth in the school population required six modular classrooms to be installed at the top of the site, for the 2020 school year. Located at the highest point on the school’s land, these learning spaces are known as Kosciuszko. In 2021 a Science and Technology facility was built in the centre of the site, and is affectionately known as the ‘Hub’, and  includes teaching spaces, a café, tinkering commons, an Amphitheatre and a central meeting area.

The school is located on the land of the Ngunawal people whose land encompasses what is now Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounding districts including Googong.

An Anglican School

The Anglican School Googong was established in 2015 and is owned and operated by the Anglican Diocese of Canberra-Goulburn. This is the fifth school designed, built and operated by the Anglican Diocese of Canberra-Goulburn.

The other schools are Burgmann Anglican School, The Riverina Anglican College, St Peter’s Anglican College Broulee and the Sapphire Coast Anglican College in Bega.

Master Plan

The Master Plan originally developed by Munns Sly Moore and later revised by Cox Architects, set outs the future stages to constructed over the coming years. With a site of 5.2ha site over a whole block in central Googong, our students will be provided with modern, innovative facilities required for their learning.

Original Masterplan

The School Crest

The school’s insignia tells the story of the school’s founding principles and reflects the importance of the educational, spiritual and physical environment of the school. The crest depicts the hills of the local area, the Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami), a regional but endangered red-tail cockatoo whose habitat the Googong township developers have sought to re-establish, and the She-Oak, the preferred source of food for the cockatoo. The hills represent the local area and the cross speaks of the Christian faith, which is the foundation of our school. The colours of the crest are the School colours with blue representing the sky, green representing the landscape, red representing the cockatoo and teal representing the vegetation, particularly the She-Oak.