Garran Primary School
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Posted on 17 Nov 2014
Message from the Principal
Garran Primary School truly exemplifies the best in Public Education. As principal and teachers, it is our role to continue to grow this excellence and enrich the experience for every child as he or she enters our classrooms and playgrounds, making learning meaningful, engaging and fun!
The school is unique in that the students represent sixty-seven different countries from across the world which exposes all of us to a very special multicultural element. We achieve exceptional literacy and numeracy results, excel in sporting endeavours, integrate Information, Communication Technologies and interface with the Performing Arts.
Our teachers are dedicated and professional and they focus on providing an engaging learning environment whereby every student receives individual attention as we recognise and celebrate their individuality. Teachers plan and implement rich, authentic Australian Curriculum relevant tasks and reflect upon their own practice, collaborating with their colleagues to ensure our students have engaging teaching and high-quality assessment.
In continuing to pursue the outstanding development of Literacy and Numeracy performance for every student we work together to map the achievement levels of every student by 'Putting the Faces on the Data'. This approach is a world-leading, research-based professional practice that makes sure that every student is identified with their literacy and numeracy development and that their learning is personalised to achieve optimum outcomes. This work is important as we make sure we have evidence-based practice as an essential feature of the character of our school.
Information, Communication and Learning Technologies are a dominant part of our everyday life and we responsibly ensure these are used wisely and effectively. It is an imperative for us all to nurture our students so that they can graduate with 21st Century fluencies; the skills, attitudes and attributes that will make them worthy global leaders, workers and citizens. Graduating with these fluencies introduces them to the transitions to high school that are planned, purposeful and ultimately rewarding.
Above all, it is a significant tradition of Garran that our community witnesses our students as proud and respectful ambassadors of their school.