Principal's Message

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.

Megan McKenzie