What's Happening at Giralang Primary
GIRALANG’S GOT TALENT!
After several weeks of auditioning, we were thoroughly entertained by our 17 finalists for Giralang’s Got Talent. The variety and quality of all acts was extraordinary, we certainly have very talented and creative students at Giralang Primary. Thank you to Naida Blackley, Principal of the Instrumental Music Program and Cheryl Diggins, Director of Step Into The Limelight for being our esteemed judges.
Posted on 20 Nov 2015
A ROYAL EVENT
Student Representative Council members and some staff members were extremely fortunate to be invited to meet Prince Charles and Camilla on Remembrance Day at the National Arboretum. Everyone was able to speak personally with the Royal couple and enjoyed sharing some thoughts on gardening.
Posted on 13 Nov 2015
FRED HOLLOWS HUMANITY AWARDS
Three of our Year 6 students were worthy nominees in the recent Fred Hollows Humanity Awards. Elia Georgievski, Jayida Bin Saad and Femke Sissingh Meijer all received nominations for their caring and compassionate approach to schooling, their teachers and their peers. Femke was also awarded the Local Ambassador Award. In attendance were Gabi Hollows and the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr pictured here with Femke. Congratulations, Elia, Jayida and Femke!
Posted on 16 Oct 2015
SHARING OUR LEARNING JOURNEY
Students from Preschool to Year 6 had the opportunity to share their learning from Term 3 with their parents and carers on Tuesday evening. Making school and home connections is an important priority for our school. It was wonderful to see so many families sharing in their child’s Learning Journey and participating in some academic and physical activities together.
Posted on 17 Sep 2015
GIRALANG PRIMARY SCHOOL FILM FESTIVAL
Watch out Trop Fest! Giralang Primary School held its first Film Festival on 10 September. Entrants came from all year groups and genres included comedy, documentary, drama, claymation and stop motion. Our school hall was filled with families who came along to enjoy the night. Plans are already in place for a bigger and better event next year. Congratulations to all of our entrants.
Posted on 16 Sep 2015
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.