News and About Our School

A message from the Principal

Welcome to Harrison School. The school opened in 2008. We have grown to be a Preschool to Year 10 School with over 1850 students enrolled.

The design of the school aims to provide a contemporary environment that reflects a 21st century learning experience for our students and community.

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, Inclusion, Teamwork, Resilience, Integrity and Endeavour.

Environmentally sustainable design features have been incorporated in the school. Specifically, rainwater is collected in large underground rainwater tanks for use in the school, the installation of solar panels to generate electricity and inbuilt sensors to manage the heating, cooling and lighting.

The school design provides flexible, modern, high quality and environmentally sustainable educational facilities that support the learning of the surrounding growing community. We have a strong focus on E-learning and use of mobile devices. A blended learning program using an on-line student management system supports student centred approaches and flexible pathways for students.

Our school connects with the local, national and international community. We have a sister school in Nara, Japan and Beijing, China. We have specialists programs in music (band Yr5-10), performing and creative arts, IT and robotics, food technology, languages and horticulture.

Our school vision is: Inspire - Personalise - Learn. Our aim is to develop the whole child in partnership with parents and the community.

Principal

Jacqui Ford

15 Oct 2021

Return to On-Campus Learning Information

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the spring taking shape around our region. Below you will find the promised detailed information about the changes that will be taking place in our school to ensure a COVID-safe return of students to our school campus.

If you have any questions about the operation of our school - including issues like mask-wearing, ventilation, and cleaning - the Education Directorate also has some very useful Frequently Asked Questions on their website which may answer questions you have.

We will also be holding an 'online parent forum: Q and A on the return from remote learning at Harrison School' Wednesday 20th October at 6:30pm. Please save the date and we will be in touch soon regarding the details on how you can join us.

Of course, you can also email or call if we can assist and/or support your child's individual transition back to on-campus learning.

Indoor air quality plans will be available on our school's website by 22 October 2021.

I thank you for your patience during this time as we worked to implement the current ACT Health guidelines and a safe and supported return of students to on-campus learning. I look forward to seeing our students returning to school over the coming weeks.

Sincerely,

Jacqui Ford

12 Oct 2021

2022 Electives for Year 7-10

2022 Electives for Year 7-10

Dear Year 7-10 Parents and Carers,

It has come to that time of the year where we start to plan, develop and construct classes for 2022. Your child would have received an email on 6 October 2021 from 'select my subjects' portal to their own login where they will need to select their elective preferences for both semesters in 2022.  This email outlines the requirements and any changes made to the previous process.

An information sheet on how to select their preferences can also be found in their email.  If your child has not received this email please ask them to search for 'select my subjects'.  All students will be required to make their selection by Monday 18 October 2021.

For more information regarding what units are being offered in 2022, please refer to our school's elective website.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact the school on info@harrison.act.edu.au or email Rebecca.Platten@ed.act.edu.au.