Garran Primary recognises the strong relationship between extra curricular activities and academic achievement. These additional learning experiences are an integral part of our learning program. Through these activities, children develop a range of skills building confidence, independence, and resilience as learners whilst encouraging school spirit and developing friendships. These activities may be held during school hours and also before or after school.
Through involvement in sports, debating, creative arts and leadership opportunities, students discover their creativity, teamwork, and other life lessons they will take with them into high school and beyond. Students in Years 3-6 participate in Outdoor Education programs which offers excursions and camp experiences designed to foster friendships and build an awareness of self-worth and understanding of others.
Extra Curriculum experiences may include but are not limited to:
Aquasafe (Year 2)
Eco Rangers (K-6)
Garran Government (K-6)
Our school provides student access to a selective music program delivered by the ACT Education Directorate's Instrumental Music Program (IMP). This program is a self-funded entity which provides a band program to students in public schools on a cost recovery basis. Students accepting a place in band do so as a two-year commitment. Students in the band perform for their peers at school and also have other opportunities to perform together with other IMP students at different venues.
Limited numbers are available in Year 5 Band Class and students need to achieve at a high standard in understanding musical concepts and have high engagement and interest in this area. The steps are outlined in our 'how to' instrumental music that is provided to families before auditions.