Harrison School opened in 2008. The school has been built on the original farmland of ‘Well Station.’ A number of trees have been listed as having heritage significance and need to be protected and preserved, as well as a small flock of endangered Superb Parrots.
The priority enrolment area for the school includes the suburbs of Harrison and parts of Gungahlin, and the school shares Franklin with Palmerston District Primary School. It is located on Wimmera Street, Harrison adjacent to neighbourhood and district playing fields.
The school currently has facilities for students from pre-school to year 6. The school will extend to year 7-8 in 2012. The design of the school aims to provide inclusion for students with disabilities to a higher degree than at any previous school in the ACT. The school has four special needs classrooms for students with a disability, which are completely integrated with the mainstream student classrooms, and one high support needs unit integrated within the school complex.
The school ethos operates with a values and belief system that is reflected in the Code of Practice for the school community. Our key values are Respect, Care, Acceptance, Inclusion, Teamwork, Learning and Fair go.
Environmentally sustainable design features have been incorporated in the school. Specifically, water sensitive urban design principles have been applied with rainwater to be collected on-site in large underground rainwater tanks and extensive use is made of rainwater run-off in hard paved areas to irrigate garden areas.
The school design provides flexible, modern, high quality and environmentally sustainable educational facilities that support the learning of the growing community.
School colours are royal blue, navy and red.