Gilmore Primary School is built on the lands of the Ngunnawal people. The contribution of the traditional owners of the land is acknowledged at all school functions. The school is situated in the suburb of Gilmore in the Tuggeranong region of the ACT. Established in 1987, the school has expanded and contracted in population as the suburb has aged. We are now a small school with strong connections with our local community.
The information on our website has been developed by children, staff and families to ensure it reflects all aspects of teaching and learning, leading and managing, student environment, and community involvement. Its purpose is to provide an overview of our quality teaching and learning programs, developed in partnership with our school community and delivered by our expert teaching team.
Thank you to everyone who made Learning Journey such a success last week: children, staff and families. It was such a wonderful celebration of learning across the school.
Week 10 Term 3 2016
Over the last few weeks all classes have started the MindUP program. This is a curriculum program designed to promote and develop mindful attention to oneself and others, tolerance of differences, and a capacity of each member of the community to grow as a human being and a learner.
In the first lesson all students have begun learning about their brain. They learnt there are 3 main parts of the brain (the amygdala, hippocampus and prefrontal cortex) and heard about the different jobs they do. Classes also made a model to demonstrate how the amygdala processes stress using a plastic bottle with water, sand, glitter and confetti in it. When the bottle is shaken it takes time for everything to resettle just like our amygdala. We are also practicing strategies in class to help us learn to settle after play periods. This will give us strategies to use when we are stressed.
Week 8 Term 3 2016
Given students are at school during peak ultraviolet radiation (UVR) times throughout the day, between 10am and 3pm, schools play a major role in both minimising a student's UV exposure.
With this in mind, Gilmore Primary School realises the need to protect student's skin and educate them about SunSmart behaviour.
To achieve this, we encourage all students to follow our SunSmart policy by:
Wearing a SunSmart hat, along with appropriate clothing
The Cancer Council recommends hats with a 7.5cm brim, legionnaire-style or bucket (minimum of 6cm brim). With clothing, the Cancer Council recommends clothing with collars, sleeves and are made out of closely woven fabric (natural fibres).
Use shaded or covered areas when outdoors.
To learn more about the work that Cancer Council ACT does as part of the National Schools Program visit the 'Why Primary Schools?' information page.
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