What's Happening at Giralang Primary
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 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
CROSS COUNTRY FUN
Congratulations to all of our eager participants in our annual Cross Country Carnival on Friday 29 April. Students from Preschool to Year 6 pulled on their running shoes to gain precious points for their respective sports house. Even our resident Olympian, Lauren Wells, participated! Thank you to all of the family and friends who came along to support their special person.
Posted on 02 May 2016
REMEMBERING OUR ANZACS
Our whole school gathered together on the first day back for term two to commemorate Anzac Day 2016. Our Year 6 Leadership Class led the assembly through a very thoughtful and respectful presentation honouring those who have served and those who are still serving our country. Pictured here is our Year 6 Leadership Class with Rats of Tobruk veteran John Fleming. We are so fortunate to have very important people like John who attend our events honouring our Australian heroes.
Posted on 28 Apr 2016
INAUGURAL ‘COSMIC STARS EVENING’ AT GIRALANG PRIMARY SCHOOL
On Tuesday 15 March, our resident Astronomer / class teacher Paul Floyd, presented the first in a series of four ‘Cosmic Stars Evenings.’ Families from across the ACT were invited to participate in a three part workshop that commenced with an hour in the Planetarium with Paul, an amazing presentation by Dr Charley Lineweaver from the Mount Stromlo Observatory and a glimpse of the cosmos through powerful telescopes with volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Canberra. The next ‘Cosmic Stars Evening’ is scheduled for Tuesday 7 June.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://sites.google.com/site/cosmicstarsmeetings/
Posted on 18 Mar 2016
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.