School History

Macgregor Primary School is situated in the West Belconnen region of Canberra at the heart of the expanding suburb of Macgregor.

The suburb of Macgregor is named after Sir William MacGregor, Governor of Queensland 1909-14, and first Chancellor of the University of Queensland, 1911.  Streets are named after members of the Australian medical professions.  Macgregor was gazetted on the 9th September 1971.

Our school caters for a diverse range of students from preschool to year six and includes two fully integrated Learning Support Centres.  Our current enrolment is over 460.

The school crest was designed by Squadron Leader Charles Rief in 1975.  He was a parent of a child at the school at that time.  The motto 'Linked by Learning' was devised by another parent, Mrs Janet Lawrence.

The crest depicts the sun shining through the horizontal bars of mist above the hills and trees of the suburb of Macgregor.  Symbolically the sun represents learning dispersing the mist of ignorance.

The strap around the crest is used frequently on Scottish crests and also symbolically represents the linking of the Macgregor community through the school.

As the suburb of Macgregor is expanding through the building of new housing developments, enrolments at the school are steadily increasing.  To cater for this growth the school has received funding to expand the current buildings and plans are well underway to ensure Macgregor primary School continues to provide quality educational programs to all in the suburb.