School Expansion

The ACT Government is investing $29.5 million for the expansion of our school to become a full preschool to year 6 school by 2022.  The expansion will provide an additional 450 places for students to meet the need for local primary and early childhood services.

The expansion plans include the construction of new permanent school buildings, a new multi-purpose community hall/gymnasium, sports field, hard courts, upgrades to the landscaping and additional carparking.  Experience a visual fly through of the school once completed school expansion.

The build will deliver a contemporary learning environment focussed on 21st learning and additional community facilities for local clubs and groups.

The design of the new buildings aims to best utilise the current site, ensuring adequate external learning environments are maintained, to avoid overshadowing of existing school buildings and to minimise disruption to the school and community through the construction period.

The Early Childhood School philosophy has influenced the design of the new by designing spaces that allow for inclusive practices for all children both indoors and outdoors, supporting community use through open spaces that encourages interactions and conversation with families and external agencies and maintaining space for the Community Coordinator to support families to access other government and community-based support services.

As well as providing for the educational needs of our young people, our schools are also important hubs for the local community and provide facilities for many of our local clubs and groups. The school expansion will provide additional community facilities for the area and will include a multipurpose gym, sports courts and change-room facilities, outdoor turf sports field, outdoor multipurpose hardcourts for everyone to enjoy.

Aerial Viewsouthern view gym

Learning Community Street ViewLearning Community Internal View

More information is provided in the Q&A’s April 2020

How can I provide feedback or ask a question?

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We will keep our school community informed about the expansion works through the school newsletter and updates to this website. A quarterly email will also be sent to friends and neighbours of the school. Please contact us if you would like to be added to this mailing list.


Franklin School Upgrades Aug 2020

Franklin School Upgrades - August 2020.pdf ( 694 kb)

Our Students Have a Voice

Our students are at the centre of everything we do at FECS and we asked some of them what they like about their school. You may like to watch our short video Student Voices. We will continue to involve our students, parents and staff in the planning for our school expansion.