What's happening at Giralang Primary

NAIDOC WEEK

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July, so Giralang Primary School celebrated it one week early due to the school holidays. NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. Students from Preschool to Year 6 engaged in a series of wonderful activities celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture including dreamtime stories, visual arts, indigenous games and story writing.


posted on 27 Jun 2017


NEW FRONT LANDSCAPING

As a part pf our 40th Birthday celebrations, we have received our first present! We have freshened up our landscaping at the front of the school. It incorporates existing plants such as rosemary and irises, as well as honouring an aboriginal theme. Thank you to Natalie Garrett and Megan Hemming for their vision, and to Phillips Landscaping for completing the project.


posted on 27 Jun 2017


TODD WOODBRIDGE VISITS GIRALANG PRIMARY

Our school was fortunate to have tennis star Todd Woodbridge and the ANZ Hot Shots team visit the school to present band new tennis racquets to every Kindergarten student. Giralang Primary has enthusiastically participated in Tennis Clinics for many years, so hosting a visit from a real tennis star like Todd was a special treat!


posted on 07 Jun 2017


GIRALANG PRIMARY ROSTRUM FINAL 2017

Rostrum is a an annual public speaking competition within the ACT. Congratulations to our 19 Rostrum finalists for 2017. The overall winner, progressing to the next stage, is Callan Clarke from year 6. Congratulations, Callan. 


posted on 29 May 2017


GIRALANG PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL

Set in the autumnal surrounds of the Giralang AFL ovals and with the sunshine glowing, the scene was set for a wonderful whole school event. All students from Preschool to Year 6 participated in the 2017 Cross Country carnival. This was another chance for students to represent their respective house groups of Archer, Phoenix, Centaur and Toucan.


posted on 18 May 2017


PARENT READING WORKSHOP

Our Junior School teachers held a parent workshop on 11 May to showcase strategies to use at home when listening to your child read. Parents left with many great ideas and a handy resource pack to use at home.


posted on 18 May 2017


ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIVE ASSEMBLY

Year 5/6I hosted a beautifully respectful commemorative assembly in honour of Anzac Day on 26 April. In attendance was John Fleming, an original Rat of Tobruk. Each class made a wreath and laid them next to Australian flags draped at the front of the hall. We thank those who have served and who are currently serving in the armed forces.


posted on 18 May 2017


TIME TO ENROL!


posted on 06 Apr 2017


HARMONY DAY 2017

Everyone Belongs was the theme for Harmony Day 2017. At Giralang Primary School we celebrate diversity every day. We have students from approximately 20 different cultural backgrounds. To celebrate Harmony Day, all students participated in various class activities that focused on cultural diversity and celebrating differences.


posted on 21 Mar 2017


INTERNATIONAL PI DAY

Giralang Primary School celebrated International Pi Day by holding a Pi Competition. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorise, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

The objective of our competition was to see who could recite the most digits of Pi. We had over twenty students participate from years 1-6. Olivia and Isobel (pictured above) tied with 67 digits of Pi. It was time for a “Pi off!” Each student was given 8 more minutes of study to try again. This time Olivia reached 74 digits of Pi and the eventual winner was Isobel with 78 digits. Congratulations to both of the girls and all of the participants.


posted on 15 Mar 2017


ACT ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Giralang Primary School proudly hosted the ACT Astronomy and Space Science Education Conference on Saturday 4 March. Educators from across the east coast of Australia were in attendance. The key note address was given by astronomer Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith. Our STEM Specialist Teacher, Paul Floyd was the conference convenor and was also a presenter using the school’s inflatable planetarium. Class teacher, Matthew Garratt, also showcased our coding programs.


posted on 08 Mar 2017


Swimming Carnival 2017

What a wonderful whole school event! All students, K-6, were involved in the 2017 Giralang Primary Swimming Carnival. Traditional races were on offer as well multi-age rotations on dry land and in the pool. Everyone was busy all day! It was wonderful to see our students participate to the best of their ability whilst striving to gain valuable points for their respective house.

Congratulations to Centaur, the overall winning house.

Pictured here are our leaders for each sporting house.


posted on 28 Feb 2017


WELCOME BBQ AND MEET THE TEACHER EVENING

Thank you to those families who braved the inclement weather to join us for the Welcome BBQ and Meet the Teacher Evening. It was wonderful to see so many families attend to engage with their new class teacher, as well as connect with familiar and new families at the BBQ.


posted on 13 Feb 2017


MULTIPURPOSE COURT – STAGE ONE COMPLETE

It is with great excitement that we announce that stage one of the Multipurpose Court is complete. Students and teachers have enjoyed their first activities on the new school resource and by all accounts, it’s “awesome!” Enormous thanks to our parent and carer communities past and present for their wonderful efforts in fundraising to make this a reality. Stage two will be a roof covering later in the year.


posted on 13 Feb 2017


GOVERNOR GENERAL’S SPORTS GALA DAY

Twenty Giralang Primary students, along with Kieran Blackwell and Megan Taylor, attended the annual Governor General’s Sports Gala Day at Government House. The highlight of the event was meeting Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife as well as Santa!


posted on 13 Dec 2016


CHIEF MINISTER'S READING CHALLENGE

Our school participates in the Chief Minister's Reading Challenge each year. This year we were successful in winning the Preschool to Year 2 section. Here are Kindergarten students Myah Funnell and Billie Carson receiving our award from the ACT Education Minister, Yvette Berry.


posted on 13 Dec 2016


CHRISTMAS LUNCH WITH THE RATS OF TOBRUK

Once again we welcomed our special friends and their family members for the annual Christmas Lunch. It was lovely to catch up on current happenings and share stories of the year that was.

 


posted on 13 Dec 2016


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


Louise Ellery

LOUISE ELLERY VISITS GIRALANG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Paralympian Louise Ellery visited Giralang Primary on 17 October 2016. Louise had just returned from a successful competition at the Rio Paralympic Games where she achieved a bronze medal in shot put. Our students were thrilled to hear of her adventures in Rio as well as getting to hold an Olympic medal!


posted on 18 Nov 2016


GRANDFRIENDS’ DAY AT GIRALANG PRIMARY SCHOOL

We enjoyed having our special loved ones visit our classrooms on Monday 19 September. Our Grandfriends shared in our learning for 45 minutes before gathering in the school hall for a wonderfully entertaining concert. Thank you to our P&C for providing a scrumptious morning tea to complete the special event.


posted on 21 Sep 2016


SHARING OUR LEARNING JOURNEY

Thank you to our parent and carer community for supporting our students during their Learning Journey. We value the partnership with parents and carers in striving for quality student outcomes in all areas of learning.


posted on 21 Sep 2016


COLES HELPING HANDS VISIT GIRALANG PRIMARY SCHOOL

The Coles Helping Hands program via Coles Kaleen came and assisted our students to create six raised garden beds filled with fresh produce. This enhances our Fresh Tastes Program already in full swing. Coles Kaleen donated several workers for several hours, as well as all the materials, tools and scrumptious drinks and sustenance for all the workers, big and small! This is just the beginning of our partnership with Coles Kaleen. Very exciting! Thank you to Laura Funnell for coordinating.


posted on 21 Sep 2016


FRED HOLLOWS HUMANITY AWARD

FRED HOLLOWS HUMANITY AWARD

Year Six students, Tui Georgievski and Mackenzie Miller, were both nominated for a Fred Hollows Humanity Award in 2016. Both students are role models within our school for the care and compassion they show all students within our school community, particularly those who have additional needs or are in the younger grades. We are very proud of both Mackenzie and Tui who received certificates from Gabi Hollows and Chief Minister Andrew Barr at a presentation ceremony on 1 September.


posted on 02 Sep 2016


STEP INTO THE LIMELIGHT GALA PERFORMANCE

STEP INTO THE LIMELIGHT GALA PERFORMANCE

Students from Giralang Primary School performed in the ACT Education Directorate’s Step Into The Limelight gala performance at the Australian Institute for Sport on 25 August. Our students performed in the Northside massed choir and dance group. We also had two students perform as a part of the ACT Junior Choir. It was a stellar performance from all of our students, congratulations!


posted on 02 Sep 2016


BOOK WEEK CELEBRATIONS

BOOK WEEK CELEBRATIONS

Giralang Primary celebrated Book Week by dressing up as their favourite book character. We held a wonderful parade to see who students and staff had dressed up as. It was also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate quality literature in our classrooms and to acknowledge all of the shortlisted books for the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.


posted on 02 Sep 2016


SUPPORTING OUR OWN OLYMPIAN AT THE RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

SUPPORTING OUR OWN OLYMPIAN AT THE RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

Giralang Primary students and staff were thrilled to cheer on our Learning Support Assistant, Lauren Wells, at the Rio Olympic Games. Lauren competed in the 400m hurdles and made it to the semi-finals. We are so proud of Lauren and her achievements. We now have many students at Giralang Primary who are aspiring to reach for their dreams in the future just like Lauren.


posted on 02 Sep 2016


STEAM

STEAMING AHEAD AT GIRALANG PRIMARY

Each fortnight during term 3, students from K-6 will be participating in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics enrichment workshops. Students are able to choose their multi-age workshop based on their interest or passion. This program will continue in term 4.


posted on 10 Aug 2016


Giralang at the Orchestra

OUR STUDENTS AT THE SYMPHONY

Students in years 3, 4 and 5 attended a wonderful performance by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra at the Llewellyn Hall. It was very humorous and entertaining as well as interactive. Pictured above is Tim from year 5 who was chosen to conduct the orchestra.


posted on 10 Aug 2016


Giralang sports carnival

GIRALYMPICS

Is there any better way to finish a term than by having an athletics carnival? This year our students participated in the inaugural Giralympics. To open official proceedings, our very own Rio Olympian Lauren Wells read the Giralympic Oath. From there students participated in a variety of athletic events. Everyone displayed the Olympic spirit and had a wonderful time.


posted on 10 Aug 2016


GIRALANG PRIMARY ROSTRUM FINAL

GIRALANG PRIMARY ROSTRUM FINAL

Pictured here are our wonderful class finalists from years 3-6 for this year’s ACT School Rostrum Competition. Each finalist prepared and delivered a three minute speech in front of a large audience of their peers. Each student spoke exceptionally well and their preparation was faultless. The overall winner was Callan Clarke from year 5 with a close runner-up, Ingrid McGrouther from year 6. Highly commended awards were given to Hikari Robinson and Samuel Rice, both from year 3. Congratulations to all finalists!


posted on 27 May 2016


THREE FOUR FIVE ART SHOW

THREE FOUR FIVE ART SHOW

Three Four Five represents the number of students enrolled at Giralang Primary School and is also the name of our Annual Art Show for 2016. In celebration of Public Education Week, we launched our Art Show on Monday 23 May. We had an enormous number of families join us to celebrate the art works of our students as well as be entertained by our choirs, bands, ukuleles and drumming group. A super special “flash mob” also added to the entertainment. Thank you to our supportive community for participating in the event.


posted on 27 May 2016


CROSS COUNTRY FUN

CROSS COUNTRY FUN

Congratulations to all of our eager participants in our annual Cross Country Carnival on Friday 29 April. Students from Preschool to Year 6 pulled on their running shoes to gain precious points for their respective sports house. Even our resident Olympian, Lauren Wells, participated! Thank you to all of the family and friends who came along to support their special person. 


posted on 02 May 2016


REMEMBERING OUR ANZACS

REMEMBERING OUR ANZACS


Our whole school gathered together on the first day back for term two to commemorate Anzac Day 2016. Our Year 6 Leadership Class led the assembly through a very thoughtful and respectful presentation honouring those who have served and those who are still serving our country. Pictured here is our Year 6 Leadership Class with Rats of Tobruk veteran John Fleming. We are so fortunate to have very important people like John who attend our events honouring our Australian heroes.

posted on 28 Apr 2016


INAUGURAL ‘COSMIC STARS EVENING’ AT GIRALANG PRIMARY SCHOOL

INAUGURAL ‘COSMIC STARS EVENING’ AT GIRALANG PRIMARY SCHOOL

On Tuesday 15 March, our resident Astronomer / class teacher Paul Floyd, presented the first in a series of four ‘Cosmic Stars Evenings.’ Families from across the ACT were invited to participate in a three part workshop that commenced with an hour in the Planetarium with Paul, an amazing presentation by Dr Charley Lineweaver from the Mount Stromlo Observatory and a glimpse of the cosmos through powerful telescopes with volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Canberra. The next ‘Cosmic Stars Evening’ is scheduled for Tuesday 7 June.

 

For further information contact paul.floyd@ed.act.edu.au or visit https://sites.google.com/site/cosmicstarsmeetings/


posted on 18 Mar 2016


QUESTACON CIRCUS VISITS GIRALANG PRIMARY

QUESTACON CIRCUS VISITS GIRALANG PRIMARY

What a perfect day to have Questacon Circus visit our school! It was a welcome relief from the dreary, rainy Friday. Students from K-6 enjoyed the high energy, deeply engaging and interactive live performances. The presenters covered topics such as Force, Structure, Air Resistance and Sound.

 


posted on 18 Mar 2016


CHROMEBOOKS IN ACTION AT GIRALANG PRIMARY

CHROMEBOOKS IN ACTION AT GIRALANG PRIMARY

We have invested in 100 Chromebooks for our school. They are used throughout the day across the school. Pictured above are our Year 4/5 students inquiring using the Chromebooks in our beautiful Library.

posted on 15 Mar 2016


THE CANBERRA RAIDERS DELIVER A WELLBEING MESSAGE FOR GIRALANG PRIMARY STUDENTS

THE CANBERRA RAIDERS DELIVER A WELLBEING MESSAGE FOR GIRALANG PRIMARY STUDENTS

On Tuesday 23 February Canberra Raiders superstars Paul Vaughan and Mitch Barnett visited Giralang Primary. The purpose of the visit was to deliver wellbeing messages to our students, with a particular focus on proper hydration and sleep and encouraging a strong sense of belonging. It was a fun and interactive presentation that was very well received. Thanks Raiders and good luck for the 2016 NRL season!


posted on 29 Feb 2016


ADVENTURES AT BIKE CLUB

ADVENTURES AT BIKE CLUB

Each week students and their coordinating teachers take off from the school on bike adventures around the suburb of Giralang and it's surrounds. Last week, Bike Club found themselves at Palmerville Heritage Park. Palmerville Heritage Park is located on the corner of Owen Dixon Dr and William Slim Drive, McKellar. The Palmerville settlement was one of the earliest substantial European settlements in the district. The rural settlement was occupied from 1829 until 1959.


posted on 22 Feb 2016


WELCOME KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS 2016

WELCOME KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS 2016

A warm welcome to our newest Giralang Primary Stars. All of the holiday anticipation and excitement has led to a very successful start to primary school for our Kindergarten students and their families. This year we have three Kindergarten classes capably led by Alana Dal Molin, Anne Mahony and Stephanie Vials. Beth Lessard shares Alana and Anne's classes throughout the week.


posted on 15 Feb 2016


NEW STUDENT LEADERS FOR 2016

NEW STUDENT LEADERS FOR 2016

Introducing Aideen Fitzgerald and Tui Georgievski our newly elected School Captains for 2016 and Riley McQeenie and Alexey Grudnoff our new Vice-Captains. 


posted on 18 Dec 2015


END OF YEAR AWARDS

END OF YEAR AWARDS

Congratulations to all students who received an End of Year Award. Our awards recognise students for their achievements in academic, social and sporting areas. A special congratulations to our Perpetual Shield winners; Riley McQueenie, James Lemon, Riley Lang and Edana Hosking.


posted on 18 Dec 2015


YEAR 6 GRADUATION

YEAR 6 GRADUATION

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2015. We are so proud of the people you have become and we are excited to see what you do in the future. Continue to shine like the Giralang Stars that you are!


posted on 18 Dec 2015


RATS OF TOBRUK LUNCHEON

RATS OF TOBRUK LUNCHEON

We enjoyed a beautiful Christmas luncheon with our special friends last Thursday. It was wonderful to reconnect with John Flemming and Dennis Bridgewater and the families of other Rats of Tobruk that can no longer join us. Our Year 6 leadership class were outstanding hosts and our Senior and Junior choirs combined to perform for our special guests.


posted on 18 Dec 2015


GIRALANG PRESCHOOL IS EXCEEDING THE NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD

Recently we had an assessment and rating of our service completed under the National Quality Framework. We have received our final report and are thrilled to announce we have received an overall rating of Exceeding the National Quality Standard. Please do not hesitate to make an enquiry with our Front Office if you live in the suburb of Giralang and you are looking to enrol your child in Preschool for 2016. 


posted on 27 Nov 2015


GIRALANG’S GOT TALENT!

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

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

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

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

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


Twilight Fair 2015

SAVE THE DATE!

Please come along to our School Fair on Friday 27 November 2015. The Fair commences at 5pm and finishes at 8pm.  Keep up to date with the latest stalls and general information by liking the Giralang Primary School Fair Facebook page. Click on this link: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705616549571313Thank you to our wonderful P&C for coordinating this event with the School.


posted on 08 Sep 2015


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


National Science Week Celebrations 2015

National Science Week Celebrations 2015

National Science Week Celebrations 2015

Giralang Primary students celebrated National Science Week with an abundance of exciting and engaging Science rotations in multi-age groups. Learning and celebrating together was fun! 


posted on 26 Aug 2015


Swimming Carnival


On Tuesday we enjoyed our second combined Swimming Carnival with Kaleen Primary School.  It was a great success! 

We had many special parent helpers making the moving around activities a breeze. Thank-you!

A special thanks to Miss Duncanson and Mr Blackwell for their carnival organisation and to Miss Love for her superb announcing on the day.

posted on 13 Mar 2015


First Day of School 2015

You are a Giralang Star!


We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our returning Giralang Primary School students and families and welcome you back for another exciting year of learning in 2015. 

We would also like to acknowledge and welcome our new students throughout the school and congratulate the Kindergarten and Preschool students for settling in so well.

We are so lucky to have you as a Giralang Star.

posted on 12 Feb 2015


Governor General's Sports Fun Day


On Friday 5 December, Their Excellencies the Governor-General, General The Honourable Sir Perter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd.) and Lady Cosgrove, hosted a Sports Fun Day at Government House, Yarralumla. Seventeen of our Giralang students were selected to participate. It looks like a wonderful day was had by all. 

posted on 05 Dec 2014


End of Year Awards


Congratulations to our award winners announced at our End of Year Awards Ceremony on Monday. Each student received a book prize that was generously supported by the Giralang P&C. In addition to the year level awards, the four Shield Awards were presented by Australian soft-baller Claire Warwick. The recipients of these awards were:

 

·         The Raymond Widdows, OAM Rats of Tobruk Prize (Resilience) - Oscar Ashton 3W

·         Di Herbert CCC Citizenship Award for Caring Cooperation & Courtesy – Ingrid McGrouther 3/4G

·         Glen R Haw Memorial Shield – Jayida Bin Saad 5/6H

·         Sports person of the year - Jayden Burleigh 5/6B

posted on 03 Dec 2014


Congratulations to our new School Captains for 2015


We are proud to introduce Femke and Joshua as the Giralang Primary School Captains for 2015 and Jayida and Maxx as the school's Vice-Captains.  Congratulations also to the 14 students who gave their School Captain's speech last Tuesday, the quality was impressive.

posted on 03 Dec 2014


5/6 Market Day!


 

Congratulations 5/6H & 5/6B on a wonderful Market Day. Even our Principal, Miss Love lined up to endure the sponge throw. A big thank you to the students, families and staff for their hard work and kind donations.

posted on 03 Dec 2014


Chief Minister's Reading Challenge


Congratulations Giralang Primary School for winning a junior school award in the Chief Minister's Reading Challenge. On Thursday 13 November, three students attended the awards ceremony held at the National Gallery of Australia and accepted the award on behalf of the school. Well done, keep up that great reading!

posted on 18 Nov 2014


Bandstravaganza


The Giralang Primary Flute and Fife Band joined with other ACT primary schools at Llwellyn Hall on Monday 17 November for Bandstravaganza.  We are proud participants in the Instrumental Music Program.  Congratulations to our Band students, another shining memory for 2014.

posted on 18 Nov 2014


FFA Soccer Gala Day


Students from Years 3 and 4 travelled to the Hawker Football Centre on Wednesday 12 November to participate in the FFA Schools Five-a-side Gala Day.  Our students were superb representatives of our school. A special thanks to Ms Gee, our parents and our 5/6 helpers.

posted on 18 Nov 2014