Principal's Message


Welcome to the Gowrie Primary School Home Page. Our website is designed to share with you many of the programs, activities, features and news about the life of the school that makes Gowrie a child centred place of learning and belonging.The strength of our school lies in the close partnership between students, staff and parents and the wider community which is highly valued by us all. We believe that students have a fundamental right to learn in a safe, supportive environment and to be treated with respect. We also value diversity and operate an inclusive learning environment for all students.

The Gowrie school community continues to develop special programs including our social skills program (Everyone Counts), intervention and extension programs in literacy and numeracy extending to Gifted and Talented programs in engineering and mathematics at Caroline Chisholm High School. The YMCA of Canberra operate a before and after school care program whilst Gowrie Primary School offers a breakfast club three days a week.

Gowrie has a dedicated and professional team of teaching and non-teaching staff who offer a balance of youth and experience.

Gowrie School was established in 1983 and the motto adopted at the time "Today Prepares Tomorrow" is just as relevant for the community now as it was then. Our core values reflect our belief that "Everyone Counts" and this message is strongly supported across the school. We are committed to delivering learning programs and experiences that meet the academic, social, physical and psychological needs of our students and that cultivate success and life long learning for the future.

I am very proud to be the Principal of Gowrie Primary School and work alongside our professional staff, supportive parents and enthusiastic students. We are all committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our children.

I invite you to read through our website to find out more about the school and download the Gowrie Primary School App from the AppStore to keep up to date with school messages.  We also have a school Facebook page dedicated to celebrating student work.  Should you wish to visit the school and discuss your child's needs I would be more than happy to arrange a meeting.

Kind regards
Simon Smith