School Life


Learning Beyond the Classroom

It is important for young people to connect their learning at school to the world around them. To make connections and participate as active citizens of our local and global community. Burgmann students have many varied opportunities to do this that are contextually relevant to their learning and stage of development. In addition to a range of local and inter-state excursions that are embedded into our academic programs, student also have opportunities to engage in a range of academic competitions, leadership and service activities and overseas enrichment tours to enhance their learning and to assist them to explore their passions.

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At Burgmann Anglican School we recognise and seek to embrace the transformational potential of technologies to enhance learning and teaching. We believe that the way we use technologies, and the learning experiences we plan for students that include technology, must sit firmly within the framework provided by our core values of Trust, Integrity, Courage and Curiosity.

The use of ICT is embedded in our learning programs in ways that are age appropriate and a range of technologies are available for learning. Our one-to-one iPad program operates for students from Year 5 to Year 7. From Year 8 a BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) program allows students to use their own device to complement their learning.

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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education is a central element of educating young people as it builds culture, community, self-awareness and personal capacity. It connects young people to place and to each other. At Burgmann outdoor education includes student participation in camps, retreats, outdoor learning experiences and challenge days. Programs from Year 3 to Year 12 enable students to experience safe and stimulating challenges with an uncertain outcome.

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Music Instrumental Program

In addition to the classroom music program, interested students choose to participate in the Instrumental Program. Through this program private music tutors offer instrumental lessons during school hours and students from Kindergarten to Year 12 may participate in these lessons. Our music tutors include a range of highly experienced musicians and instrumental teachers from across the Canberra region.  Professional tuition is available in a range of instruments and external examinations are available through a number of examining bodies. Places in the program are highly sought after.

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Inter-School Sporting Activities

Students have the opportunity to share many positive experiences through sport. We take pride in being active participants of the Gungahlin/ Canberra community as well as the Canberra Independent Schools community. At Burgmann we see sport as a medium for students to foster relationships with staff, peers and the wider community. We believe our students' experiences in sport fosters attitudes and values that they can take with them into adult life.

Burgmann participates in inter-school sport competitions run by ACT School Sport as well as the ASC competitions during school time in the following sports: athletics, cross country, swimming, basketball, cricket, netball, rugby and football (soccer).

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Co-Curricular Program

Burgmann Anglican School has a varied co-curricular program providing students with opportunities to explore their interests and develop their talents beyond the classroom. It is a highly valued aspect of our curriculum, complementing classroom learning by providing many different forums for students to learn, lead and participate in community. A variety of instrumental and choral music ensembles operate throughout the year, and many students participate in our sporting teams for basketball, netball, football (soccer), cricket, and OzTag. Other popular activities include athletics and swimming,  the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Debating, Dancefest, Musical Productions and Drama Productions. Involvement by students in the co-curricular program is strongly encouraged.

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The school library caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. There are library services on both campuses for all ages as well as online access to catalogues and databases for Middle and Senior School students. For Senior School students, the Valley branch is also open after school on weekdays to provide flexible study options.

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Outside School Hours Care

Managed by the school, Burgmann OSHC aims to provide an inclusive, caring and educational environment which enables children to actively participate in educational, inquiry and play experiences as well as interact positively with peers and adults. Children attending our programs participate in play-based indoor and outdoor activities. We help them to build friendships, develop their imagination and curiosity and explore new skills through a range of recreational and relaxation experiences.

Outside School Hours Care caters for children from Preschool to Year 6. The after school program operates from 3:15pm to 6pm during the school term, and a high quality Vacation Care program caters for students during school holidays. These programs provide essential services to our families and are in high demand.

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Canteen and Café

Our canteen menu has been designed to encourage students to make healthy and well balanced food choices. The menu includes a range of wraps, salads, sushi and sandwiches. Breakfast items, sweet treats and health snacks are also available.

The Iceburg Café is located on the Valley Campus. Year 11 and 12 students and staff use the café for study and socialising while parents also visit regularly to catch up with friends. The café atmosphere is a warm and inviting community space.

ACT National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines

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