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Safety

Developing school and class rules is a collaborative effort and are designed for the safety and security of the whole community. School and class rules are regularly discussed during class meetings, Garran Goverment meetings and assemblies and should be clear to all students. They are:

  • bullying and harassment, physical violence or verbal abuse is unacceptable
  • building passes are required to enter school buildings during recess and lunch
  • appropriate sunsmart hats must be worn on the playground
  • bicycle racks, canteen and front of the main school building are no play areas

School App

The App is a valuable communication tool which provides parents with information about school events or updates on a daily/weekly basis. The introduction of the App was a joint venture between Garran Primary School and the Garran P&C. The App can be downloaded at the Apple App Store or Android Google Play Market and then search for Garran Primary School.

School Psychologist

The School Psychologist is available to discuss individual children's issues and progress. Teachers may refer a child to the School Psychologist, in which case parents will be notified. Parents wishing to meet with the School Psychologist should make an appointment through the front office on 6205 5844

School Song

Standing in a lovely valley
Beneath the skies of blue,
Shines the Primary School of Garran
Clear for all to view.

Lift the chorus, speed it onward
Ever loyal be.
Listen as we sing its motto
Versatility.

Student Welfare and Management - An Overview

Garran Primary School's student management policy aims to develop positive relationships between students, teachers, parents and the community. Our school provides a caring learning environment which recognizes the strong partnership between home and school, seeking to develop each child intellectually, socially and physically towards his/her potential.

Staff at Garran Primary School recognise the immense value of a vibrant, meaningful, differentiated curriculum that fully engages all students in their learning. By developing programs that are inclusive of all students, teachers minimize the possibility of disengagement and conflict. At Garran Primary School, we strongly believe that positive school relationships maximize students' potential for learning, emotional development, social growth and achieving their personal best.

Everyone in the school community has rights and responsibilities. Through our Civics & Citizenship and Values Education programs, we aim to teach students about their rights and responsibilities as they strive to become responsible citizens in our democratic society.

Sunsmart

Garran Primary School follows the Sun Protection Policy Guidelines for ACT Schools

"No Hat-No Play". A key requirement of the Sun Protection Policy is for students to wear hats which protect the face, neck and ears whenever the students are outside. Students without suitable hats play in the shade at recess and lunchtime. Parents are requested to buy a school hat from the clothing pool (or the school office) and also provide a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 plus water resistant sunscreen. The school has provided additional outdoor seating and tree planting as measures to support the policy.