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STEAM

STEAMING AHEAD AT GIRALANG PRIMARY

Each fortnight during term 3, students from K-6 will be participating in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics enrichment workshops. Students are able to choose their multi-age workshop based on their interest or passion. This program will continue in term 4.


Posted on 10 Aug 2016


Giralang at the Orchestra

OUR STUDENTS AT THE SYMPHONY

Students in years 3, 4 and 5 attended a wonderful performance by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra at the Llewellyn Hall. It was very humorous and entertaining as well as interactive. Pictured above is Tim from year 5 who was chosen to conduct the orchestra.


Posted on 10 Aug 2016


Giralang sports carnival

GIRALYMPICS

Is there any better way to finish a term than by having an athletics carnival? This year our students participated in the inaugural Giralympics. To open official proceedings, our very own Rio Olympian Lauren Wells read the Giralympic Oath. From there students participated in a variety of athletic events. Everyone displayed the Olympic spirit and had a wonderful time.


Posted on 10 Aug 2016


GIRALANG PRIMARY ROSTRUM FINAL

GIRALANG PRIMARY ROSTRUM FINAL

Pictured here are our wonderful class finalists from years 3-6 for this year’s ACT School Rostrum Competition. Each finalist prepared and delivered a three minute speech in front of a large audience of their peers. Each student spoke exceptionally well and their preparation was faultless. The overall winner was Callan Clarke from year 5 with a close runner-up, Ingrid McGrouther from year 6. Highly commended awards were given to Hikari Robinson and Samuel Rice, both from year 3. Congratulations to all finalists!


Posted on 27 May 2016


THREE FOUR FIVE ART SHOW

THREE FOUR FIVE ART SHOW

Three Four Five represents the number of students enrolled at Giralang Primary School and is also the name of our Annual Art Show for 2016. In celebration of Public Education Week, we launched our Art Show on Monday 23 May. We had an enormous number of families join us to celebrate the art works of our students as well as be entertained by our choirs, bands, ukuleles and drumming group. A super special “flash mob” also added to the entertainment. Thank you to our supportive community for participating in the event.


Posted on 27 May 2016


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Principal's Message

Welcome to the Giralang Primary School website. As the newly appointed Principal I am quickly discovering what a happy, safe and vibrant learning environment this is characterised by strong community support and involvement. The vision statement - Adventure in Learning, Caring and Achieving - is clearly practiced and actioned every day.

Situated in the north Belconnen region of Canberra, Giralang Primary is a growing government school that caters for students from Preschool to Year 6. Our professional, supportive and innovative teaching team along with our highly skilled support staff take pride in delivering an excellent education in a warm and nurturing environment. We have a strong commitment to a personalised approach to learning in all curriculum areas with a special emphasis on literacy, numeracy and science to ensure the best possible outcomes for all students.

The aims of Giralang Primary School underpin everything we do. We are committed to:

  • creating an atmosphere of respect, encouragement and support for every child
  • developing each child's confidence and self-esteem together with a sensitivity to the needs of others
  • respecting each child's uniqueness and catering for individual needs
  • utilising each child's curiosity, creativity and preferred style of learning within the learning process
  • challenging and assisting each child to attain their potential in educational, social and physical skills
  • encouraging each child in self-discipline and involving the children wherever possible in establishing guidelines for responsible behaviour
  • providing a stimulating professional learning community where initiative, cooperation and participation in the development of excellent school policies is valued and encouraged

Giralang Primary has stimulating and flexible learning spaces, incorporating the latest in technology within the heritage surrounds of a school that has been serving the community for over 36 years. We provide students with the opportunity to develop their interests and abilities through programs designed for student success at the highest level in academic, sporting, cultural and performing arts areas. Giralang Primary students also have the opportunity to learn Japanese from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Our school has a strong values program 'Steps to the Star'. The program encourages students to be caring, cooperative and courteous both within the school community and outside of school in the wider community. Some say you can recognise a Giralang Primary student out of uniform as much as in it.

I am proud to be the Principal of Giralang Primary School and am excited about the directions our school is taking into the future. If you would like to know more about our school you are most welcome to contact the school to speak with me personally.

I do hope you enjoy exploring our website further to learn more about our wonderful school.

Best Wishes,

Belinda Love

Principal

image of Principal Belinda Love