Welcome to Fadden Primary School, a school which is truly at the heart of its local community. Opened in 1985 and named after Sir Arthur Fadden, former Australian Prime Minister, Fadden Primary School has a proud history and long relationships with it’s families past, present and future.

Situated high in the hills of Fadden, the school oval has some of the best views of the Brindabella ranges and is easily accessible by walkways and public footpaths. With no fences, the school is unique and open to both families and kangaroos, after hours.

With a strong focus on Positive Behaviours for Learning, our 315 students from Preschool to Year 6 are explicitly taught the school values and expectations with the help of Fadden Foxy and Flash.

Fadden Primary School values:

Respect: for yourself, others, the school and environment.

Responsibility: for your choices, actions and words.

Confidence: to do your best and persevere

Fadden Primary School’s high-quality staff work hard to deliver an inclusive environment which engages students and promotes a love of learning, in attractive modern multipurpose facilities which include landscaped courtyards, pond, kitchen classroom and a spiral forest in preschool.

With the school’s motto clearly in mind, ‘growing leaders for tomorrow’, Fadden teachers deliver rigorous and relevant programs which instil critical thinking skills, social/emotional capabilities and confidence in our students to become global citizens who can navigate an unknown future. Specialist
teachers deliver programs in Japanese language and culture, as well as, physical education and information technology through the library. The school also has two senior brass bands and provides genuine student leadership opportunities through a Student Leadership Council.

The saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, is something that I believe in deeply as a school leader. I work enthusiastically with both the Fadden Primary School Board and Parents and Citizens groups, who do a fantastic job at connecting our school to our community.


I am not just proud to be Principal of Fadden Primary School, I actually moved from the Northern Territory to lead this fabulous school, and am excited each day that I get to work with the students, staff and families, to make it even better. I believe in authentic partnerships and actively look for
feedback from all stakeholders. Feedback really is a gift, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to join us in building an even stronger school community, together.

I look forward to contributing to the strong future of Fadden Primary School for many years to come.

Jo Jefferson

Principal Fadden Primary School

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Fadden Primary School
Hanlon Crescent,
Fadden ACT 2904
Phone: (02) 6142 2462

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