What's Happening at Giralang Primary

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Market Day 2018

A big favourite on our term 4 events calendar is Market Day.  As part of their Economics Inquiry, Year 5/6 students worked hard on preparing 16 stalls for this day.  They researched what their consumers wanted, and thought about expenses and profit.  An advertising assembly was held where students promoted their stalls with jingles and skits.  The day was a huge success!

Posted on 28 Nov 2018

Greening Australia

Aaron Chatfield, Project Officer for Greening Australia Capital Region, visited Year 5/6IR and gave our students a hands-on experience showcasing local indigenous plants.  Aaron explained what different plants were used for, such as for medicinal purposes, bush tucker or tools.  The students tasted bush tea and ate seeds and berries.  Through the Ngadyung schools education program, Greening Australia gifted our school a number of local indigenous plants, and with Aaron’s guidance, students planted them in our planter boxes.   

Posted on 28 Nov 2018

Lions Club Book Donation

The Lions Reading Action Program is a worldwide program instigated by the International President of the Lions organisation in 2012.  Since then, each new annual International President has endorsed this Reading Action Program to foster a love of reading, and to improve literacy skills worldwide.  The Lions’ Club of Canberra Belconnen has supported the program since 2012 by donating books to many Belconnen school libraries each year, and we are lucky to be recipients again this year!

Posted on 28 Nov 2018

Cultural Workshop with Kristie Peters

As part of our Cultural Integrity journey, students enjoyed a hands-on cultural experience with Kristie Peters, a Wiradjuri woman.  Kristie showed students tools from the natural environment that Aboriginal people fashioned to be able to hunt, to care for their babies, and to adorn themselves with.  Kristie told a Dreamtime story and the students were enthralled!

Posted on 28 Nov 2018

Grandfriends' Day

Grandfriends’ Day is one of the most anticipated events on our calendar, as students love sharing their learning with their Grandfriends. The morning finished with a whole school concert and morning tea.

Posted on 28 Nov 2018

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Welcome to the Giralang Primary School website. Our school is 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.

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 40 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 Preschool to Year 6.

Our school has a strong values program. 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 direction 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


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