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 Kindergarten to Year -6 students, 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.

The Design – three new learning communities

The school community was asked to contribute ideas to inform the future learning spaces at Campbell Primary School, including: the buildings and landscape, play and social areas, community connection and accessibility.

The new buildings consist of three learning communities. LC1 is for the early childhood students and this is located on the lower level of the double storey building. The upper story will provide learning areas for the middle primary students in LC3 and the single storey stand-alone building (LC2) will be for senior primary students.

The priorities identified by the community were:

These designs have been developed from community feedback on shaping the physical aspects of the school, so that it best meets community expectations and needs.

Experience a visual fly though of the new buildings here.

Learning communities 1 and 3

Learning community 2 (single storey)

Campbell PS Modernisation - External Perspective Meeting Area.jpg

Campbell PS Modernisation - External Perspective Single Story.jpg

Ramp from Vasey Street

area to Collaboration towards reading/quiet area

Campbell PS Modernisation - External Perspective Vasey St Ramp.jpg
Internal Perspective Collaboration towards reading area.jpg

Studio and independent learning area

Collaboration area

Internal Perspective Studio and indpendent learning area.jpg

Internal Perspective Collaboration area.jpg

Campus Plan

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Modernisation colour scheme

The colours for Campbell Primary School’s new learning communities have been finalised. Tones used externally across the learning communities are neutral colours that will blend into the surrounding landscape of the school, while internal colours are vibrant and suitable for a preschool to year 6 school setting. Unique colour schemes represent the year groups who will be learning in the different communities:

Pictured below are the materials and colours which will be used for the flooring, cabinets and for the loose furniture in the classrooms. External pavers, cladding and brick samples are also finalised as shown.

Colour Swatch
Pictured: Colours to be featured across the learning communities.

Colour Swatch
Pictured: External finishes to be used across the learning communities.

Colour Swatch
Pictured: Finishes for furniture to be used across the learning communities.

Campbell PS Modernisation Floorplans.pdf (1mb)

What happens next?

The construction site has been established and building construction works will commence during Term 1, 2021

Campbell Expansion

19 January 2021

Work has commenced to establish the building site in preparation for the construction of our new buildings. Fencing is going up to secure the construction area and the temporary car park near the oval is taking shape.

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How can I ask a further question?

You can email your question(s) and comments to the Directorate.

Parallel to changes in the physical structure of the school, the school is developing a learning and teaching model to support the delivery of 21 century learning. This will be shared with the community throughout the year,

Technology enhanced spaces