We are the third wave of settlers on the school's original site in Gungahlin.

The Ngunnawal people were the first to make their homes here countless years ago. The local stone, chert, was used to shape their axes and other cutting and hunting implements. The stream gave them water, the wind cooled them on hot days and carried messages of the hunt or of fire. We recognise the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of this land. They belong here.

Thomas and Catherine Gribble travelled thousands of kilometres to settle on this same site. They used some of the local stone and mud to build their home in the late 1800s. You can see some of the remains of their farm behind the Valley Campus today. They built their home and brought up seven children here. They belonged here.

In 1998, the buildings of Burgmann Anglican School announced the arrival of new caretakers of this place. Today, we number more than 1800 students, across two campuses. We seek to value and honour those who have lived here before us. We strive to be good custodians and to create a place where all are welcome and belong.

Visit the Voices of Burgmann to hear our history from those that have journeyed through our school.