Principal's Message

I am excited and proud to be continuing in the role of Principal at Charles Weston School Coombs. Our contemporary environments have been designed to enable collaboration, innovation, and an inclusive, responsive approach to learning. At Charles Weston School Coombs we want to ensure all students have opportunities to succeed.  We believe a modern and innovative school, with an emphasis on inquiry based learning, student voice and skill development will enable us to foster curiosity, creativity and initiative in students. Our staff are experts in working with students and families at point of need and providing an education that builds on the strengths of the individual. It is a privilege to witness students learn, grow and achieve their goals and be part of that journey.

Our school offers Preschool to Year 6 classes and comprises seven buildings, including four classroom units with flexible learning spaces, a multi-purpose resource centre, school administration building, a large sports hall, canteen, as well as outdoor learning and play spaces. We are an inclusive facility which supports easy access with ramps, wide walkways, hearing loops. In addition to the classroom learning opportunities students at Charles Weston are also taught by specialist PE, Japanese, and Performing Arts teachers.

We actively promote and engage in partnerships with families and members of the wider Molonglo community to strengthen the education of all students. We work closely with the local Mingle Group to support the development of the broader Molonglo Valley. We are fortunate to have a Community Coordinator as part of our staff who has a background in community engagement and social work. This role helps us to connect new families and enable smooth transitions as well as support families to understand our practices and get involved in workshops and groups offered.

I look forward to meeting families and welcoming new students to our school. We regularly run tours and welcome the opportunity to meet with families and students who are moving into the area. If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback to help us continue to provide the best educational program possible please make an appointment with the front office to meet with me or a member of our leadership team.

Nicole Nicholson