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Canteen

Our School Canteen is called GARRALICIOUS and has received the top Nutrition Australia award. The School Canteen operates Monday to Friday. It is located next to the entrance of the Library. Lunch orders should be completed at the canteen before school. The Canteen will be open at recess and 25 minutes at lunchtime. Lunch orders will be collected by classroom monitors from the canteen at 12:45pm.

Captains

Boy and girl school captains are elected each year by students from Year 3 - 6. Four school leaders are also elected and these six students take responsibility for running the school assemblies and assist with other public functions and activities. They act as ambassadors for Garran Primary School.

Car Park

Please take care when using the school car park. When dropping children at school please do so at the kerb in front of and on the school side - children are able to walk from the footpath, and the congestion in the car park is very dangerous for children. To ease congestion, perhaps you could meet your children in the Scout Hall car park, or come a few minutes after the bell to allow for easier picking up. If you are visiting the school, please park in parking places and not in the car park turning circle.

Change of Contact Numbers

Contact numbers and addresses need to be kept up to date with the Front Office. Children can be distressed unnecessarily when sickness or illness occurs and the contact number is out of date.

Clean Schools

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Communication Protocol

If your child comes home with an issue relating to school matters please listen to your child, then speak to the teacher to clarify the situation if necessary. Should you want to discuss the matter further, the Principal or Deputy Principal are available and happy to assist in solving difficulties.

Court Orders/Parenting Agreements

Please discuss any special circumstances with the Principal and lodge copies of these orders/agreements with the Business Manager. They are treated confidentially in our school.

Crossing the Road

Staff encourage children to use the school crossing to cross the road. Parents should model this safety behaviour for their children.

Curriculum Areas

The Australian Curriculum sets consistent high standards for what all young people should learn as they progress through school. The subject areas are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Science  - History F-10 and Geography F-12, Civics and Citizenship 3-10 and, Economics and Business 5-10
  • Arts
  • Technologies
  • Health & Physical Education

When teachers discuss your child's academic progress at school, either at interview or through the student report, it is these outcomes which form the basis of the discussion. Copies of The Australian National Curriculum documents are available online, however it is probably of more benefit to parents to discuss these at the initial Parent Information Evening or at interview with your child/children's teacher.

The curriculum is enhanced in many ways through the teacher's individual interests and expertise. The following extra curriculum activities are available:-

  • Brass Bands
    During the first term of Year Five, all children are assessed for inclusion in the Instrumental Music Program ACT (IMPACT). Twenty two children are selected to receive an instrument and tuition supplied by an itinerant music teacher. Garran Primary School is a brass school and provides a teacher to assist with this program. Children are expected to remain in the program for two years. Contributed costs cover tuition, music scores, insurance, buses for combined practices and repairs. This is a most economical and effective program and students selected are most fortunate. There is a Year 5 Band and a Year 6 Band.
  • Accelerated Learning Program
    These classes have been established to provide a significantly differentiated curriculum for children of high intellectual ability or children who would benefit from a different learning approach. Children are selected by a placement panel after reviewing information provided by teachers, parents and other relevant tests. Please contact the Deputy Principal if you would like any further information or to discuss placement of your child in this program.
  • Recorder
    During the first term of Year Three, all children are assessed for inclusion in the Instrumental Music Program ACT (IMPACT). Twenty two children are selected to receive an instrument and tuition supplied by an itinerant music teacher. Garran Primary School provides a teacher to assist with this program. Children are expected to remain in the program for two years. Contributed costs cover tuition, music scores, insurance, buses for combined practices. This is a most economical and effective program and students selected are most fortunate. There is a Year 3 Group and a Year 4 Group.