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November 14th, 2017

Another positive for On Forbes residents – access to great schools

Residents of On Forbes in Turner will find themselves with a range of quality educational choices for their children.

Canberra is a wonderful city for families. Traffic levels are lower than in other capital cities, infrastructure is more sophisticated, and with the great outdoors only a stone’s throw away, there are dozens of activities for children, from toddlers through to teenagers. Canberra also has a thriving sports scene, with competitive and participatory sports of all descriptions busily undertaken on every oval, in every pool and hall most days of the week.

But what really sets Canberra apart is that all-important barometer for families – schooling. Consistently topping the nation in literacy and numeracy, the ACT is a great place to educate your children.

In the heart of Canberra’s inner north, On Forbes is in the catchment area for a wide choice of schools, all with a reputation for excellence. The local primary school is located close by in Turner and is one of Canberra’s most established schools. With many links to its past still ingrained in its culture, this medium-sized primary school provides education from kindergarten through to Year 6 and consistently performs among the top primary schools in the ACT. Turner Primary is a feeder school into Lyneham High School whose values of care, quality and creativity encapsulate its strengths. Lyneham is particularly well-known for its strong music and sports programs and has a reputation for academic excellence and well-deserved sense of pride among students from years 7 to 10.

On Forbes is well-placed for access to quality public schools, but if you’re looking for private school options then St Josephs in O’Connor is another well-established school, which aims to provide a safe, happy and supportive atmosphere for students. St Joseph’s leads to Daramalan College in Dickson, a large high school which takes students from year 7 to year 12 and which thrives on a range of curriculum options, complementing its individual academic program with a range of high achieving sports and creative activities. There is a second local private secondary school option at Merici College, an all-girls Catholic high school in Braddon, “dedicated to excellence in the education of young women.”

Canberra’s private schools are competitive, with wonderful facilities and significant academic and co-curricular programs. It’s worth touring the extensive grounds of Radford College, a short distance away in Bruce. A large independent Anglican school with 1200 students from preschool to year 12, Radford consistently ranks highly among ACT schools and offers an energetic and forward-thinking experience for its students. Brindabella Christian College in Lyneham is another local independent school which caters for students from preschool to year 12, offering a holistic approach to the educational and spiritual needs of its students while at the same time achieving strong academic results.

With the many options available, it’s yet another reason why On Forbes is a place you can live without compromise.