New school for Googonian children

CONSTRUCTION work on the first school for the new township of Googong in nearby NSW is underway and enrolments are being taken for 2015.

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A digital artist’s impression of The Anglican School Googong.

The Anglican School Googong will offer preschool to year 12 for up 1,100 students and has already received a significant level of interest from parents in nearby areas like Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra, according to its first principal, Ian Hewitt.

“The Anglican School Googong offers students and their families the latest in educational facilities, learning technologies and nearby access to state-of-the-art resources, such as a pool and tennis courts,” Mr Hewitt said in a statement today.

The school is within the church’s Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, led by Bishop Stuart Robinson.

“The Diocese is excited by the prospect of opening the first school in the new Googong township and being a part of the community as it grows,” Bishop Robinson said.

The Liberal Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, says the new school will be “an important building block for the new community”.

“This is, no doubt, a special day and defining moment for the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, the people of Googong and the wider Queanbeyan community,” Barilaro said.

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