Early Childhood School

An ACT Public School

School Expansion

The ACT Government is investing $29.5 million for the expansion of our school to become a full preschool to year 6 school by 2022.  The expansion will provide an additional 400 places for students to meet the need for local primary and early childhood services.

The expansion plans include the construction of new permanent school buildings, a new multi-purpose community hall/gymnasium, hard courts, upgrades to the landscaping and additional carparking. Our school will continue with its existing early childhood offering as well as maintaining our ethos and culture of the existing school.

Our Students Have a Voice

Our students are at the centre of everything we do at FECS and we asked some of them what they like about their school. You may like to watch our short video Student Voices. We will continue to involve our students, parents and staff in the planning for our school expansion.

Masterplan Concept

A masterplan concept has been developed for the school expansion which aims to retain the great features of our early childhood school model and aligns with the physical elements of the existing facilities.

The masterplan concept has been developed using the ACT Education Directorate’s design documentation and output specifications for school facilities.  It aims to best utilise the current site, ensure adequate external learning environments are maintained, avoid overshadowing of existing school buildings and minimise disruption to the school and community throughout the construction period.

Note – this is a concept plan only and is likely to change as the design is further developed throughout the procurement process. As part of a formal tender process, the government is working with two shortlisted companies to develop their own designs using the masterplan concept below.  It is anticipated that this process will be finalised in early 2020.  Once the contract is awarded to the successful tenderer, there will be further opportunities to provide input to the detailed design of the new building(s).

Masterplan Concept

Masterplan Concept.pdf (3mb)

This is an exciting time as our school community looks to expand to become a P-Year 6 school. Please take a few minutes to provide your feedback on the masterplan concept.  This information will be used to further develop the design for our new learning and community spaces.

Please provide your feedback by 4.00pm, Friday 15 November 2019. You can email us at

Questions and Answers.pdf (152kb)

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We will keep our school community informed about the expansion works through the school newsletter and updates to this website. A quarterly email will also be sent to friends and neighbours of the school. Please contact us if you would like to be added to this mailing list.

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