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ACT PUBLIC EDUCATION AWARDS

Giralang Primary School has five nominees in this year’s ACT Public Education Awards. We are very proud of the following deserving nominees.

  • Meredith Wells – New Educator of the Year
  • Matthew Garratt – New Educator of the Year
  • Brenton Mace – Primary Educator of the Year
  • Katrina Ireland – Primary Educator of the Year
  • Hao Thai – Education Support Person of the Year

 We were thrilled to hear that Matthew Garratt was announced as a finalist in his category. The big news of the evening was that Hao Thai won her category and is the Education Support of the Year for 2016. Congratulations, Hao!


Posted on 21 Nov 2016


Market Day

MARKET DAY

The annual Year 6 fundraiser was a smashing success this year. Our year 6 student leaders worked exceptionally hard to provide a large variety of Market Day stalls for all students to enjoy. Of course, throwing wet sponges at the teachers was a popular choice. This event provides year 6 students with the opportunity to experience what it's like to run a small enterprise. Congratulations to all involved!


Posted on 18 Nov 2016


Transition Program

TRANSITION PROGRAM

We have commenced our Kindergarten Transition Program this term. Preschool students have spent two hour and a half sessions at "big school" exploring their classroom area for next year and meeting their new teachers. We have also had a Come and Play day for our new 2017 preschool students too.


Posted on 18 Nov 2016


GIRALANG'S GOT TALENT

GIRALANG'S GOT TALENT

Yes we do! This is an annual event at our school that never disappoints. Students are already planning for their audition for 2017. Acts range from singing to dancing to gymnastics to stand-up comedy and much, much more. 2016’s winners were a four piece dance crew from Year 3 - congratulations!


Posted on 18 Nov 2016


Japanese Fun Day

JAPANESE FUN DAY

Each year we celebrate by having a Japanese Fun Day. Japanese is our Language Other Than English unit, and students from Preschool to Year 6 receive up to 60 minutes of formal tuition each week.  During Japanese Fun Day, students work in multi-age groupings to learn more about the language and culture of Japan. This year the day culminated in a wonderful performance by the Taeko Drummers.


Posted on 18 Nov 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

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