What's happening at Giralang Primary

John Fleming cuts his 100th birthday cake

A splendid birthday party!

Congratulations to children, staff and families for hosting such a special birthday party to celebrate the school’s Rats of Tobruk friend John Fleming on his 100th Birthday.

Mr Fleming said that he had a wonderful time and had never been to such a big party before. He appreciated the song, dance, special books and crown. He enjoyed his birthday cake and felt very honoured to share his special day with the Giralang Primary community. 

posted on 04 Jul 2019

Camp Birrigai 2019

Camp Birrigai 2019

In week 5, our year 5 and 6 students went to Birrigai Outdoor School for a 3 day, 2 night camp experience.  They took part in a range of fun and engaging activities such as abseiling, building campfires, bush walking, crate climbing, team initiatives and the Gold Rush Simulation.

posted on 22 Mar 2019

Swimming Carnival 2019

Swimming Carnival

We enjoyed a fantastic swimming carnival at Dickson Pool on Friday 9 March.  Every child gave their best, whether competing, cheering, or participating in the fun games, our house colours, exuberance, and school values were on display!

posted on 22 Mar 2019

Hall School and Museum

Hall School and Museum Tour

Year 2 went back in time for a day to Hall Museum and Heritage Centre. Students were amazed to learn that a popular game that children used to play was called knuckles, using real animal bones! They also enjoyed aiming a horse shoe at a target, a game similar to coits. Students used an old telephone and observed how clothes used to be washed. The most exciting part though, was meeting Mr Cane in the old school classroom. Students faced the front in rows and used slate instead of books to write on. They were warned that they may receive the cane if they misbehaved! Luckily year 2 was perfectly behaved and were commended for their clean nails and shiny shoes.

Year 2 absolutely loved the experience at Hall Museum and have been talking about it ever since. They have decided that some things from the past are quite cool, but are happy that technology has made their lives easier in other areas! 

posted on 22 Mar 2019

Educational leaders tour

Educational Leaders Tour

In mid-February, our Principal, Miss Love, travelled to Japan for an eight-day Educational Leaders Tour. The Japan National Tourism Organisation selected one School Principal from each state and territory to join the tour.  Miss Love visited various schools and popular sites in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima.

posted on 22 Mar 2019

First day of kindergarten

First Day of Kindergarten

What a start we have had to the year! Kindy has settled beautifully into the day-to-day routines. We start each day with reading groups, and are so very lucky to have many families assist us in reading with the groups, making sure that all children are read with EVERY day. We have learnt many alphabet sounds and are busy practising blending them together to hear words. Afternoon Investigations are an important part of our inquiry and oral language program, allowing the children to explore and discuss ideas together. In maths we are practising to write our numbers to 10 the correct way and recognise small collections of objects. We are very proud of these young learners and their achievements so far, and are excited to continue their journey with them.

posted on 22 Mar 2019

Cultural Integrity

Cultural Integrity

On the Wednesday and Thursday of ‘Week 0’, all staff joined with colleagues from Southern Cross Early Childhood School for professional learning.

Day one centered on deepening our Cultural Integrity. Our facilitators for the day were Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Jessica Staines.

Some key take aways were:

1.       The acknowledgement of country is not just something we say at the beginning of the day and forget about it. We must honour our words via our actions throughout the day

2.       What is your why?

3.       Remember to teach through culture not about culture

posted on 22 Mar 2019