EARLY CHILDHOOD ARTS
~BLUEBELLS, COCKLE SHELLS~
~MARY WORE A RED DRESS~
ALICE THE CAMEL
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THE ANTS GO MARCHING ONE BY ONE
HOT CROSS BUNS
MARCHING SOUND OFF 1 2 3 4
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WHOLE SCHOOL MESSAGES
Welcome to Girraween Primary School. I am extremely proud to be the principal of a learning community where parents, staff and students strive to support each child’s learning. We provide academic, social and physical learning experiences that help develop life-long skills whilst building understandings of their place in the world as global citizens.
Our motto is ‘Rising to the Challenge’ and we do this every day as we strive to reach our learning goals. Our school values of respect, responsibility, care, fairness and personal best are our ‘Seeds of Success’. Our learning powers – curiosity, commitment, creativity and collaboration – are embedded in building our culture of learning.
We provide an appealing and stimulating curriculum that is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of each and every student. Our passionate, dedicated teachers ensure our students grow in confidence and capabilities and develop the skills for a diverse and rapidly changing world. We use innovative techniques, rich resources and proven instructional strategies to promote student learning. We develop in each of our students a curious, inquiring and discerning mind, a desire for knowledge and a set of linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical, emotional and social skills. Students’ develop responsibility for their own behaviour and the choices they make and assist their peers to do the same.
Students across the school participate in a range of specialist programs. There is a Physical Education specialist who works across the school. Preschool and Transition children participate in a Sensory Motor program with teachers and parents singing and exercising with them. We also offer a music program and the opportunity for students to engage with the NT School of Music. Students from Years 2 – 6 participate in Japanese lessons. Our Digital Technologies teacher works with both students and teachers. The school also has a sustainability teacher who works with our farm.
We are fortunate to be located in the rural area and to be ringed by natural bush. Our grounds provide many different areas for imaginative and physical play and learning. Our farm with resident chickens and goats and an extensive vegetable garden give the students opportunities to show responsibility and to relax and refresh by interacting with the natural world. Our whole school recycling program sees students sorting rubbish, composting and reusing materials. Sustainability projects are shared with the wider community at our annual Field Day.
I welcome you to come and experience Girraween Primary for yourself. Please contact our administration team if you would like a tour of the school or to receive any further information.
Dance, Drama and music
This year in Early Years Arts (Dance, Drama and Music), we are discovering a variety of communicative skills and strategies. Our focus is on using facial expressions, body language, sounds, movement, props and costumes to convey messages.
We observe the way other cultures and communities use sound and movement for self-expression and consider techniques used by movie makers, song writers, advertisers and dancers to influence our perceptions. Within our classes, we perform created and modified stories incorporating drumming and a range of other instruments and props.
In class, we usually work collaboratively, in small groups, larger groups and even on multi class projects for whole school audiences. We practice being creative and accepting individual differences. It’s very interactive, sometimes noisy and often surprising. I hope that children are taking their discoveries into the wider world of communication.
ANZAC Day 2019
LEST WE FORGET
Thank you to all our staff, peer leaders, service people, students and parents for hosting and attending our ANZAC Day assembly. Our service reminded us all of the importance of our ANZAC history. Mrs Chatto read the story ‘Memorial’ where we learnt about the importance of memory and were reminded to always be kind to everyone.
Congratulations to our choirs and Mrs Wahlqvist and Ms Chaffey who represented our school so well at the ANZAC Day service in Humpty Doo. I really appreciate the extra time and effort our teachers put into community events which give our students great opportunities to shine and grow. Thank you Kris and Kay.
year 5&6 inquiry
The Year 5/6 classes are exploring the concepts of diversity, identity, change and responsibility through their inquiry learning this term. They are think about and asking the big questions: How are we diverse? What are our personal and social responsibilities? Students have started tuning in and discovering diversity is a concept that applies to them as individuals, in group settings and broader communities. They are exploring the elements that make us diverse and developing cross cultural understandings. Students are developing open ended questions, examining of different information sources, building their note-taking skills and reflecting on their learning along the way. Students will have the opportunity to visit Parliament House to further provoke thinking around their personal and social responsibilities as citizens of the Australian community.