Principals Welcome Message

Our Principal is Mr Jason Walmsley

Welcome to Charles Conder Primary School.

Our children are our focus. Our Manifesto is embodied by 'Know the Child - Grow the Child'. Charles Conder Primary School has a strong commitment to providing a safe and harmonious school environment where successful relationships thrive. The strength lies in the close partnerships between students, staff, parents and the wider community which is highly valued to us all. We promote and develop positive and respectful relationships. The school motto is: Commitment to Excellence - in a caring, cooperative, purposeful and success-oriented environment.

Charles Conder Primary School caters for students from Preschool to Year six and has successful programs at Conder and Tharwa preschools. Our early childhood educators embrace and base their practices on the elements in 'The Early Years Learning Framework' and the National Quality Framework.

Charles Conder Primary School has a dedicated and professional team of staff who offer a balance of youth and experience. We continue to provide valuable and comprehensive learning opportunities with a systematic delivery of the Australian Curriculum for all students, effectively linking curriculum, pedagogy and formative assessment practices to ensure success for all students. Our teachers regularly participate in Action Learning on effective and engaging literacy and numeracy practices with a Professional Learning Community (PLC) model to drive the continuous improvement of student outcomes in all areas of learning.

As we strive to meet all social, emotional and academic needs of all students. The school utilises the B.R.A.C.E framework (Belonging, Routine, Attachment, Capacity and Emotions) to support students, teachers, and families in creating a successful social and emotional wellbeing environment.

Our school vision is formulated on the Charles Conder Friendly Five Values

  • Show support and care for others.
  • It is OK to be different.
  • Respect yourself and others.
  • Cooperate.
  • Be fair, honest and responsible.

These values provide all community members a voice and language to be socially responsible and work together to make learning work. The school strives to engage all students and community members to be 21st century learners through the effective use of learning technologies and Google Apps for Education (G.A.F.E). Furthermore, the school has an Inquiry learning focus in learning areas of the curriculum including; History, Science, Geography, P.E and Health, Arts, Technologies and a range of General Capabilities.

The school successfully collaborates and holds partnerships with the YWCA, Salvation Army, Tuggeranong P.C.Y.C and the education and training directorate, ensuring an inclusive outward facing organisation. For more details about our school or for an appointment to discuss your child's individual needs, please ring the school on 61420177 or email at, visit the school's website at or facebook page.