Message from the Principal

As the new principal of Garran Primary School, I am delighted to share my reflections on the second half of the 2013 school year.

The teachers at Garran Primary School are exceptional! Their dedication to high quality and effective teaching and learning is fundamental to the exemplary results our students achieve.

From my very first day I have been welcomed by friendly, smiling faces. The students display impeccable manners and a mutual respect which is indicative of the relationships that they and their families have built with the community at Garran Primary School.

I am committed to continue to grow the excellence that has been established here and enrich the experience for every child as he or she enters our classrooms and playgrounds. Our inspiring learning environments will continue to improve and every student will graduate as a citizen suited to our forever-changing world. As a professional learning community, together we will enjoy coming to school to work, learn, share, celebrate and have fun.

Some of the highlights from my first semester at Garran Primary School include: visiting classrooms and having 'getting-to-know you' chats with students, teachers and families; the opening of the Chillax Garden including the celebration and acknowledgement of our hardworking P&C and their very generous donation; the Garran Primary School Science Fair; the weekly assemblies including students showcasing their talents; and our whole school Walkathon.

During Term Three, we also undertook External Validation with a panel of educators from other schools. This process assisted the School Improvement Team to create our new strategic plan 2014- 2017, which is extremely exciting.

With our focus on exploring and developing the creative arts curriculum, it was a truly inspirational experience to be present at the school's production of Isabella. I was enchanted by the brilliance of the acting and the choreography. Congratulations to everyone involved!

I look forward to working with the Garran School community into the future and to continue to achieve wonderful things.

Best wishes

Jennifer Hall