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NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July, so Giralang Primary School celebrated it one week early due to the school holidays. NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. Students from Preschool to Year 6 engaged in a series of wonderful activities celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture including dreamtime stories, visual arts, indigenous games and story writing.

Posted on 27 Jun 2017


As a part pf our 40th Birthday celebrations, we have received our first present! We have freshened up our landscaping at the front of the school. It incorporates existing plants such as rosemary and irises, as well as honouring an aboriginal theme. Thank you to Natalie Garrett and Megan Hemming for their vision, and to Phillips Landscaping for completing the project.

Posted on 27 Jun 2017


Our school was fortunate to have tennis star Todd Woodbridge and the ANZ Hot Shots team visit the school to present band new tennis racquets to every Kindergarten student. Giralang Primary has enthusiastically participated in Tennis Clinics for many years, so hosting a visit from a real tennis star like Todd was a special treat!

Posted on 07 Jun 2017


Rostrum is a an annual public speaking competition within the ACT. Congratulations to our 19 Rostrum finalists for 2017. The overall winner, progressing to the next stage, is Callan Clarke from year 6. Congratulations, Callan. 

Posted on 29 May 2017


Set in the autumnal surrounds of the Giralang AFL ovals and with the sunshine glowing, the scene was set for a wonderful whole school event. All students from Preschool to Year 6 participated in the 2017 Cross Country carnival. This was another chance for students to represent their respective house groups of Archer, Phoenix, Centaur and Toucan.

Posted on 18 May 2017

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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


image of Principal Belinda Love