What's Happening at Giralang Primary
GIRALANG PRIMARY SCHOOL TURNS 40!
On Saturday 21 October, our school community came together to mark the school's 40th birthday. The celebration culminated in a Guinness World Record Attempt at Musical Statues. Although we didn't quite make the required number of 1080 people, we did have just under 700 people dancing, laughing, freezing and having fun. Pictured above is the ACT Education Minster Yvette Berry, the original architect Enrico Taglietti, Giralang Primary School's first Principal Len Childs and current School Principal Belinda Love cutting the ceremonial cake.
Posted on 26 Oct 2017
OUR HEALTHY CHOICES ARE BEING AWARDED!
ACT public schools have had a positive shift in their food and drink culture since the introduction of the ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy in February 2015 and the great support and resources received from Fresh Tastes. Giralang Primary School is one of the 30 schools in the ACT who’ve made significant changes to their canteen menu, and in 2017 was assessed as complying with the National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines! Thank you to the whole school community for your support, you’re helping create a healthier food and drink environment for our kids!
Posted on 19 Oct 2017
TENNIS ACT AWARDS
We are excited to announce that Giralang Primary School has won the 2016/2017 Tennis ACT Award for Most Outstanding School. The citation reads:
Most Outstanding School
Schools play an important role in the tennis community by introducing primary and secondary students to tennis and providing links to their local club and coach. This award recognises a school in Canberra that has completely aligned with Tennis’s values and has demonstrated a great commitment to having tennis programs delivered in line with the new National Tennis for Primary Schools Resource at their school.
From the point of the first coach meeting, it was only five weeks until their first ANZ Tennis Hot Shots session - each class arranged to have four initial sessions, giving the entire school the chance to experience the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program. As a result, 20 kids signed up for classes in term two at their local club. The school seized the momentum, immediately applying for the Play program the very next term, giving all kids an extra 3 sessions in term 2 at school.
They have been quick and professional in handling all aspects of incorporating tennis into their school. Importantly, the school is giving the students a great pathway to transition from coaching, to playing.
In June, the entire school participated in the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow with tennis icon, Todd Woodbridge. They promoted the event widely and continue to promote tennis on a regular basis.
Their club coach lovingly stated in their nomination: “This school really cares about the kids…progressing their skill and most importantly enjoying tennis and being active”.
This 2017 Most Outstanding Tennis School in the ACT is…Giralang Primary School.
Posted on 14 Sep 2017
BOOK WEEK 2017
Once again our students and teachers have had a wonderful time dressing up as their favourite book character for Book Week. This year's theme was 'Escape to Everywhere'. Throughout the week students have engaged in many different activities based on The Children's Book Council of Australia's shortlisted books for Children's Book of the Year. This week is an important showcase of why reading is important, and the role quality literature can play in all of our lives.
Posted on 24 Aug 2017
SOLAR BUDDY PROGRAM
Our Year 2/3 students viewed an important article on Behind The News in March this year about the Solar Buddy Project. Inspired by the Solar Buddy project, students asked their teachers if they could assist communities in need, too. Students organised a fundraiser to raise funds to purchase the solar torch kits. Once this money was raised, students invited their families into school to assist them to construct the torches. These torches are now on their way to Papua New Guinea to communities that do not have electricity. We are extremely proud of our students for giving the gift of light.
To watch our students in action follow this link https://youtu.be/A_F3yW3EmgA
Posted on 21 Aug 2017
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.