Achievements and Celebrations

children viewing the honour roll in the school's front foyer Photo of Ainslie School's Canberra Gold Award

Ainslie School's respect for the traditional architecture and decor within the front foyer is evidence that the school's hitory is valued. Children often browse the displays  and walk across the original parquetry flooring with reverence. On Wednesday 5 June 2014 Ainslie School was visited by the Honourable Mr Bill Shorten, Federal Member for Maribyrnong and Leader of the Opposition, the
Honourable Ms Kate Ellis, Federal Member for Adelaide and the Honourable Dr Andrew Leigh, Federal Member for Fraser. Our visitors spent time touring the school and visiting classes.

Photo of visitors to Ainslie School . The Honourable Mr Bill Shorten, Federal Member for Maribyrnong and Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Ms Kate Ellis, Federal Member for Adelaide and The Honourable Dr Andrew Leigh,

On the 8 July 2014, Mrs Abe (wife of the Japanese Prime Minister), Mrs Akimoto (wife of the Japanese Ambassador to Australia) and Joy Burch MLA (Minister for Education and Training) visited Ainslie School.

A group of children are addressed by Mrs Abe, wife of the Japanese Prime Minister, on a recent visit to Ainslie School

Listed below are some of the achievements and awards that Ainslie School has been recognised for over the past 7 years:

Year

Awards or Acknowledgements

2007 Music teacher Julie Mayhew was presented with a NEITA National teaching Award
2007 Ainslie Baker Gardens Preschool won an ACT  No Waste Award
2008 Ainslie Voices sung on the lawns of parliament House as part of the ceremony to acknowledge Prime Minsiter Kevin Rudd's Official Apology
2009 awarded with an ABC ACT FlameAward for excellence in music
2009 Students won first place at the Science Fair
2009 Ainslie Voices sung at the opening of the Museum of Democracy at Old Parliament House
2009 Reid Preschool won a Landcare Award
2008 Ainslie School won the SEA Science Fair Junior School Shield
2009 Ainslie School won the SEA Science Fair Junior School Shield for the second year led by one of our talented teachers, Kavita Davies
2010 Winner of the Chief Minsiter's Reading Challenge
2011 Runner-up in the ACT Primary Girls' Chess Championship
2011 3 students had their artwork exhibited at the Japan Foundation in Sydney
2011 Winner of the Chief Minsiter's Reading Challenge again
2012 Preschool teacher Gina Nugent was awarded with the Education Directorate's Preschool Teacher of the Year Award
2012 Largest School Team at the Mother's Day Classic
2013 P&C member, Libby Bailey - winner, ACT Education Directorate Awards 'School Hero' section
2013 Karen Wilson (Deputy Principal) was awarded with the ACT Education Directorate's Early Childhood Teacher of the Year Award
2014 Ainslie School wins a section of the Mother's Day Classic as having the most number of school community members participating on the day
2014 ACT Senior Girls' and Open Chess Championship awarded to four Ainslie students led by our talented Chess tutor, Keth Robertson
2014Winner of the Chief Minsiter's Reading Challenge Junior School
2015 Winner of the Chief Minsiter's Reading Challenge Junior School
2015P&C member, Ron Austen was awarded with an ACT Children's Week Child Development Award
2015Dr Carolie Wilson (Deputy Principal) was awarded with an ACT Children's Week Child Development Award
2015 ACT Senior Girls' and Open Chess Championship awarded to four Ainslie students led by our talented Chess tutor, Keth Robertson
2015Catherine Dillon (Deputy Principal) was awarded with an Australian College of Educational Leadership Excellence in Leadership Award
2015P&C member, Rebecca Buckman - Winner of an ACT Inclusion Award for Excellence In Volunteer Support
2016Catherine Dillon was nominated for 'School Leader of the Year' in the Public Education Awards
2016Sascha Colley was nominated for 'Early Childhood Teacher Of The Year' in the Public Education Awards
2016Dawn-Maree Dunn was nominated for 'Classroom Teacher Of The Year in the Public Education Awards
2016Dr Nova Inkpen was nominated for 'Volunteer Of The Year' in the Public Education awards
2016'Malarkey Play' trial school
2016'Neuroed' Trial School