FFBG AGM & Mikki’s Finnish Adventures!

Join us for FFBG’s general meeting and parent information session, where Artyology Director Mikki Trail will discuss her presentation at the InSEA Conference (International Society for Education through Art) in Finland.

Tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Hackett Campus.


Focus groups for APFACTS

Do you have something to say about how safety, learning and fun in schools?

Following the Schools for All report and recommendations in 2015, The ACT Education Directorate is conducting an evaluation on both the process and outcomes of the project.

As part of this focus groups are being run with parents to discuss current, and past, perceptions on safety, learning and fun at schools. These sessions will be run through parental organisations in Government and non-Government schools.

If you would like to be a part of these discussions please let Jenni Rickard at APFACTS know and dates and times will be organised according to the level of interest. You can email her at executiveofficer@apfacts.org.au


The end-of-term disco is on Friday 6 July (last day of term), which means it’s time for the kids to get their groove on!
And as per tradition, the Family and Friends of Blue Gum (FFBG) are organising a parent get together at Wilbur’s Cafe while the disco is on. Festivities all round!
Please let your CLP know if your family are planning to go, so that we can confirm catering.

Keen to win Blue Gum some sports equipment?

THIS SUNDAY, Back to Ainslie are holding a primary school competition during the game’s half time.
The relay involves 2 boys, 2 girls, each running 80m with an AFL ball.
The winning team will be awarded $400 of sport equipment for their primary school.
Contact Charlie on 0418 136 703, or email sharlaine.oloughlin@ainsliefootball.com.au to register, or for more info.
Have a fabulous weekend and stay warm!

Twilight at the Botanic Gardens

Join the Families and Friends of Blue Gum (FFBG) on a Ranger-facilitated Twilight tour of the Botanic Gardens.

Shine a spotlight into a whole new world – experience the sounds, smells and textures of the Gardens in the dark as we explore the rainforest to the red centre. Uncover the stories of native plants, spy for nocturnal wildlife and then share your discoveries over a hot Milo and biscuits. 


When: 7-9pm, Friday 22 June 2018.  Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid being locked out of the gates. 

Where: Australian National Botanic Gardens

Cost: $10.50 per person. Children must be supervised by an adult.


The facilitated program is aimed at all ages, so will be suitable for all Blue Gum families. 

To secure your spot, correct cash payment should be made by 13 June. 

Please put correct cash payment in an envelope with your name (and your child(ren)’s names) in the CPL/FFBG box at the Front Office (or Pre-School CPL box).

Please indicate if you require a dairy-free option for the hot chocolate.

Official Opening of the Hackett Preschool THIS SUNDAY!

As an extra special addition to Slow Sunday this year, we are pleased to announce that it will coincide with the official opening of our fabulous new preschool, at 12pm on Sunday.

We welcome ACT Education Minister Yvette Barry MLA to celebrate this momentous occasion, and are grateful for the ACT Government Grant and generous contributions from our school community that enabled this wonderful space to be created.

Please join us at 12pm in the new preschool amphitheatre at our Hackett campus, and stay on to enjoy Slow Sunday!

Slow Sunday Update

Unfortunately, due to safety issues, we will not be offering coffee at this year’s Slow Sunday.

While you are welcome to bring your own coffee, and/or thermos of hot drink of your choosing, there are not sufficient structures in place for us to offer this safely in a community environment.

You will still, of course, be able to warm your hands on a delicious cup of homemade soup, and a gentle reminder to bring your own soup cup/bowl in the interest of environmental friendliness.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!