Vision for learning at the Throsby school

Our vision for learning at the Throsby P-6 school is centred around our students, staff, and community. The four pillars of Curiosity, Inclusion, Connection and Learning Community come together to create our vision for learning.

Vision for Learning

  • Curiosity – inquiry approach, academic rigour, Literacy, Numeracy
  • Inclusion – Diversity, sense of belonging, welcoming, valued contributions, social justice, equity, opportunity
  • Connection – Connection to self, each other, land, quality relationships, collaboration
  • Learning Community – Students, staff and community are all learners. Future focused with structure
    20 Oct 2021

    Welcome to our newest staff members

    leadership team

    We are very excited to welcome two new members to our leadership team!

    Janine Lancaster (pictured left) will be the school’s new Business Manager. She is excited to be a part of something new where the school community will help to shape the future of its students.

    “Watching my children’s interactions during their school journey made me think ‘How can I be a part of that?’ That is the kind of positive environment I would like to work in,” said Janine.

    Olivia Neilson (pictured right) will be the school’s Executive Teacher and Teacher Librarian. She is passionate about equity and believes strong public education supports every student in developing as future citizens.

    “I love working with students of all ages and seeing them develop and grow as individuals; supporting them to set goals, find their way through challenges, and then celebrating their successes – large or small,” said Olivia.

    You can read more about our school’s newest team members by visiting our Leadership Team page.

    12 Oct 2021

    Deputy Principal announced for Throsby school

    Mitch Bartholomew Mitch Bartholomew has been appointed as the foundation Deputy Principal of Throsby’s new school.

    Mitch has been a school leader in Canberra for eight years and brings a wide range of experiences to this new role. He is an advocate for public education and ensures all students regardless of background, religion, culture, or individual needs have the opportunity to experience success in the classroom.

    Mitch brings his strong knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment to support the school’s approaches to teaching and learning. He works collaboratively to build a school culture which values trust and positive relationships and works with students to build empathy and supports them to recognise and fix any mistakes they might make.

    Mitch is looking forward to meeting new families and working alongside them to build a school that reflects the community’s diverse range of needs.

    07 Sep 2021

    Principal appointed - welcome Annamaria Zuffo

    Annamaria Zuffo

    Ms Annamaria Zuffo has been appointed as the foundation Principal of Throsby’s new school.

    Annamaria brings extensive school leadership experience to this new position from various settings including as Principal at Lyneham Primary School. She is passionate about public education and is an advocate for all students ensuring inclusivity and high-quality learning opportunities are available to all.

    Annamaria is excited about establishing a collaborative place of learning where students, staff and community can build a vision for the future and where all students are welcomed and successful.

    A range of activities are being developed for Annamaria to engage with the local community in preparation for the start of the 2022 school year, and details of these events will be shared with you soon. In the meantime, this website will have the most up-to-date information about the school.

    You can watch this video for a welcome message from Annamaria.

Ngunnawal Country

We would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land where we live, learn and play - the students. The histories, cultures, knowledge systems and languages of Australia’s first people have an essential place in our learning.

An active partnership with the local Indigenous community lets Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students see their personal stories and experiences reflected in learning situations. Personal connection to learning materials meets identified learning needs and supports students to reach their life goals.

We welcome the involvement of members in the school community who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Your contribution plays a valuable part in building cultural identity and enriches community connections.

The ACT Education Directorate has identified four focus areas for successfully building Cultural Integrity:

  • Engagement with families and community;
  • Teaching with Cultural Integrity;
  • Leadership, celebration and environment; and
  • High expectations and successful transitions.

Learn more about Cultural integrity in ACT Public Schools.