What's Happening at Giralang Primary

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Limelight 2015

Limelight 2015

On Friday 28th August, 30 students from Giralang primary participated in the Gala Performance of Step Into the Limelight at the AIS Arena.  Our students represented the school by performing in a drama piece titled ‘Light and Shade’.  It was an exploration of the way light has a positive and negative influence in society amongst different cultures.  Our students also sang as part of the Northside Primary Massed Choir. They sang beautifully. It was a fun and exciting experience for all students. I am so proud of their professional, mature attitude and commitment to the performing arts. Congratulations! 


Posted on 03 Sep 2015


LITERACY AND NUMERACY WEEK  PARENT WORKSHOP

LITERACY AND NUMERACY WEEK PARENT WORKSHOP

Our teachers, Mark Bormann and Lili Jankovic, ran a workshop for parents on mental computation strategies on Tuesday 1 September. This workshop provided parents with information and hands-on experiences to support Maths learning at home. 


Posted on 02 Sep 2015


BOOK WEEK 2015 CELEBRATIONS

BOOK WEEK 2015 CELEBRATIONS

Giralang Primary students enjoyed Book Week 2015 by dressing up as their favourite book character. We held a whole school assembly to find out who everyone came dressed as. Even our teachers got in on the fun! We always celebrate quality children’s literature at Giralang Primary School. Book Week was our chance to ‘light up’ our imaginations and explore our favourite stories and characters together.


Posted on 02 Sep 2015


Wicking Beds with Families

Wicking Beds with Families

On 17 August we held a family workshop to explain the fine art of making Wicking Beds. They are self-contained raised beds with built-in reservoirs that supply water from the bottom up - changing how, and how much, you water your beds. Our families then donated their Wicking Beds to each of classes so they can grow some wonderful things for our Spring Fair.


Posted on 26 Aug 2015


The Galaxy Comes to Giralang Primary

The Galaxy Comes to Giralang Primary

Our students were very fortunate to have the stars come to us during week 4. Mr Floyd guided all classes, P-6, through some amazing galaxies whilst inside the Planetarium. We even made WIN News. 


Posted on 26 Aug 2015


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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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