School Modernisation Program


The ACT Government announced in the 2018/19 budget that it will invest $18.819 million for the modernisation of Campbell Primary School. This will comprise new learning spaces to accommodate 450 K-6 students, an upgrade of existing buildings, landscaping and ancillary works. The modernisation of Campbell Primary School strengthens the ACT Government’s commitment to improve school facilities and build state-of-the-art, sustainable educational facilities.

Community Engagement

In 2018, the Education Directorate invited input from community members and other stakeholders of Campbell Primary School to be involved in the design for the future learning spaces at the school.

The purpose of the community engagement was to:

  • obtain feedback from the community to inform the future learning spaces including: the buildings and landscape, play and social areas, community connection and accessibility; and
  • provide the community with the opportunity to help shape the school, so that it best meets community expectations and needs.

The engagement process aimed to capture views/feedback using the following principles as a framework: Learners and learning, Community, Wellbeing, Sustainability, Technology and Diversity.

The engagement activity occurred throughout Terms 2 and 3 of 2018, capturing input/feedback through:

  • 57 voices – video recording of current students in years 2-6;
  • community workshops with parents, staff and neighbours;
  • an online survey for parents, staff and year 5-6 students.

You may like to watch our short video 57 Voices where students shared what they best like about their school and what they’d like the school to look like in the future. The 57 voices reflect a student ‘voice’ for each year Campbell Primary School had been open. The video can be viewed here.

Masterplan Concepts

These concept designs have been prepared using the ideas and comments obtained during the workshops and community survey that occurred last year. They have also been assessed to ensure they meet the necessary design principles and the allocated funding for the school’s modernisation.
This is an exciting time as our school community looks to shape the future learning spaces for our school. Please take a few minutes to provide your feedback on the masterplan concepts.  This information will be used to further develop the design for our new learning spaces.

Option 1 – new senior school building and refurbishment of the junior wing



Option 2 – three new learning communities



How will students and staff transition into the new building(s)?

Masterplan Concept 1
  • Senior students will move into the new building.
  • Junior students will transition into the transportable classrooms.
  • The junior wing will be fenced to allow for the refurbishment of the building and nearby areas.
  • Once this is finished, junior students will relocate back to the junior wing
  • The transportable buildings will be removed from the school over time.
Masterplan Concept 2
  • The building will be constructed and when completed all staff and students will move into the new learning spaces.
  • The junior wing will be securely fenced and demolished.
  • The transportable buildings will be removed from the school over time.

How will 21st century learning environments be achieved for all students?

Masterplan Concept 1
  • The new senior student building will provide flexible contemporary learning spaces.
  • The refurbishment of the junior wing will create fresher, modified learning areas.
  • All students will have access to the new STEM centre.
Masterplan Concept 2
  • All students will be in the new flexible contemporary learning space.
  • All students will have access to the new STEM centre.

How can I provide feedback or ask a question?

You can email your feedback or question to or call into the school to view the display and complete one of the feedback sheets. Please provide your feedback by 4.00pm Friday 9 August.


Parallel to changes in the physical structure of the school, staff will be developing a learning and teaching model to support the delivery of 21 century learning.


I’m excited about how these concepts will deliver a contemporary and functional educational environment for the school community and I look forward to continuing this journey together.  In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding the modernisation of our school, please contact me on 6142 3580.

Paula Kinsman