THE first Molonglo Valley high school will be ready for the 2023 school year and the first sod was turned today (February 7) to mark the start of construction for a primary school to take students for the 2021 school year.
Molonglo has grown to around 7000 residents since 2011.
Twenty-three million dollars have been allocated for the secondary school, which will cater for 600 students in years 7-10 and include science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and design learning spaces, a library, outdoor learning and sports courts.
The high school will be integrated with the primary school on the same site.
The $47 million primary school will cater for 644 preschool to year 6 students
This P-10 school will be Canberra’s second zero emissions school. It will include a large community room and kitchenette, a multi-purpose gym that will cater for roller derby, sports courts and change-room facilities, outdoor turf sports field, outdoor multi-purpose hard courts and cricket nets.