News and About Our School

Welcome to Lyneham Primary School.

Banner-resizedAs a renowned public school, we are justly proud of the well-earned reputation our school enjoys for its significant contribution to the Canberra community for over half a century.  In 2019 we celebrated our 60th birthday!

As Principal I am proud to lead and be a part of our school community.


At Lyneham Primary School we are welcoming, open and caring. We value our partnerships with the broader community to improve student outcomes. Because we believe in respectful relationships, the social justice principles of equity and fairness underpin our work with all students, staff and families. We encourage our students to seek to understand and value the perspectives of others.  Lyneham Primary School strives to promote a culture of high expectations for our students’ academic success.


Our school environment encourages curiosity, collaboration, critical and creative thinking. By 2022 our students and teachers will be working together, students and teachers questioning and noticing, and students and teachers displaying a sense of wonder. In 2022 you will see shared beliefs and consistent teaching and learning practices based on current research and data. You will consistently see students given the time to talk, to share and clarify ideas and provide feedback. Students will participate in purposeful and authentic writing and reading opportunities using quality literature.

Students will be engaged in open ended, purposeful and authentic maths opportunities, consistently using a shared language of Maths.

Lyneham will continue to be a place where students love to learn, where there is a strong culture of purposeful and creative learning and where students, staff and families are happy and engaged as a vibrant learning community.

Annamaria Zuffo


27 Apr 2021

2022 Enrolments Opens on 27th April 2021

Enrolment processes for all ACT government schools

There is a streamlined process for enrolments for ALL government schools, from preschool to year 12.  Enrolment forms are to be completed online (if support/access is required, we can help).  Applications for 2022 opens on Tuesday 27th April.   Schools look at enrolment applications and accept enrolments based on criteria outlined in the Directorate policy. Our Priority Enrolment Area includes the suburbs of Lyneham, North Lyneham, Downer and O’Connor (north of Macarthur Avenue).  Thus, I ask all current Lyneham families to help us with spreading the word to inform prospective families for 2022 of these processes and to contact the front office should they require any clarification.  Our existing preschool families at Lyneham Preschool do not have to re-enrol for Kindergarten at Lyneham Primary IF you live in our PEA.

Students attending our preschools in our shared zone of the suburb of Downer AND those living outside our Priority Enrolment Area will have to enrol for Kindergarten 2022. Please check with us if you are unsure what to do. Students are guaranteed a Kindergarten place at their PEA school.

Categories of Schools

The Education Directorate divides schools into two categories so that families can more easily see if the school of their choice is readily able to accept enrolments from out of the school’s area.

Lyneham is a Category A school. This means we are generally not able to accept students from out of our PEA primarily due to our capacity for students both now and in the near future.

View the list of Category A Schools.

Please use this link for more information and for enrolment. All year 6 families should be looking to their high schools for ongoing information for 2022.


Lyneham Primary School
Brigalow Street,
Lyneham ACT 2602

Kindergarten - Year 6

Brigalow Street
Phone: (02) 6142 1720

Lyneham Preschool

Garling Street
Phone: (02) 6142 2769

Downer Preschool

Cotton Street
Phone: (02) 6142 2861


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