EALD (English as an Additional Language or Dialect)
Our EAL/D program supports children who have English as an Additional Language or Dialect to learn English and be able to successfully access and engage with the curriculum.
All classroom teachers play a vital role in the EAL/D program. The EAL/D teacher is a resource person who can assist the classroom teacher. Both teachers are involved in co-planning to meet the specific needs of students.
The EAL/D teacher maintains contact with parents to assist them in understanding the learning process and class program arrangements.
The Directorate's EAL/D policy is available here: English as an Additional Language or Dialect (237 KB)
At Giralang Primary School, we offer 4 instrumental group opportunities as part of the ACT Education Directorate's Instrumental Music Program (IMP): Brass Band and Rock Group - for students in years 5 and 6; Recorder Group – for students in Years 3 and 4; and Drumming Group – for students in Years 4, 5, and 6.
We also offer a fun and informal choir group held once a week at lunchtime, for students in kindergarten to Year 6.
Christian Education in Schools
The ACT Education Act 2004 makes provision for the teaching of Religious Education in government primary schools, when requested by parents. Christian Religious Education (CRE) has been requested at our school and we currently have 'Supa Club' sessions taking place as a lunchtime club. CRE helps students to explore the Bible, beliefs, festivals and values of Christianity, with relevant and interactive activities presented by endorsed volunteers from local churches.
Should you wish your child to attend the CRE sessions please contact your child's teacher or make your wishes known at the front office. Further information can also be obtained by contacting the CRE Coordinator on 62305155.
Music Tuition for Guitar or Piano
Private tuition for Piano and Guitar is available to students during school time. Lessons are on a rotational basis so that children do not miss out on the same school lesson each week.
Throughout the year the school organises excursions to complement and enrich units of study and classroom programs.
Teachers provide details of planned excursions in written form to parents / carers. We require written permission from parents / carers for your child to be able to attend any excursion. The school assists parents who are unable to meet the full costs of an excursion. Requests can be made to the Principal for support either personally or in writing.
Peer Tutoring / Cross-age tutoring
Students are trained to support others with their learning across Key Learning Areas. This may involve a year three student listening to a year one student read, a group of senior students setting up gross motor activities or assisting with an area of expertise with a peer.