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. We pride ourselves on inclusivity. The YMCA of Canberra operate a before and after school care program in close partnership with the school.

Gowrie has a dedicated and professional team of teaching and non-teaching staff who offer a balance of youth and experience. They are committed to an evidence-based approach to student growth. We focus on the needs of each individual and assess progress on a regular basis. Learning experiences are then created around this assessment to enhance the educational experience for all students. Our teachers work together, share best practice and regularly participate in professional learning sessions.

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 lifelong 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.  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


Gowrie Primary School
Jeffries Street, Gowrie ACT 2904
Phone: 02 6142 1960

Before / After School Care

Phone: 04 0463 5730
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Please call 02 6242 4040