Gilmore Primary School

An ACT Public School


We are the future!

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.

Welcome to Gilmore Primary School!

Farewell to our Year 6 class of 2016

We wish our senior students every success as they move to the next chapter in their lifelong journey of learning.

Preschool, Kindergarten and new students start school on Monday 30 January 2017 and returning students commence on Tuesday 31 January 2017. We look forward to seeing the children and their families for an exciting year.

Remember you can stay in touch with our school during the school holiday period by following us on Facebook.

Merry Christmas!

Week 10 Term 4 2016

The Day the Crayons Quit

Our inaugural community shared meal and school concert event on 23 November was an absolute success!

The idea was initially developed in response to school improvement data and it was an opportunity to explore concepts within The Arts curriculum and the Personal and Social Capabilities within the Australian Curriculum.

Thank you to our staff team, families and the real stars of the night, the children.

Week 8 Term 4 2016

Year 6 Pathways Planning

The ACT Government Pathways website has been developed to assist children with their career planning and support them in times of transitions. It provides them with the opportunity to engage and interact with a variety of activities which allows them to reflect on who they are, identify their interests, set goals, practise good decision making and develop a plan for their future. Each plan aims to meet the developmental needs of children.

We encourage parents and carers of children in Years 5 and 6 to be involved in their child's Pathways Planning journey as we approach the end of the year and the transition into high school.

If you would like further information please contact Antonia McGuire at our school or Rebecca Bray at the Transitions and Careers section of the Education and Training Directorate on 6205 7044.

Week 6 Term 4 2016

Loose Parts Play

We have a new play space in our outdoor learning environment, prompted by a question from a Year 6 student. Because we are never too old to play make-believe, we are now developing a corner of the playground into a "loose parts" play space for the children, with a focus on collaboration and creativity.

Week 4 Term 4 2016

Lunchtime Clubs

The number and variety of activities has increased this term. We welcome volunteers to assist with these activity clubs - please let us know if you would like to volunteer to join in the lunchtime fun.

Monday - Sports Stars - 1:30pm.
Tuesday - Building Buddies - 1:10pm.
Wednesday - Creativity Club - 1:10pm.
Thursday - Bike Riding - 1:10pm.
Friday - Drumming - 1:10pm.

Week 2 Term 4 2016

Learning Journey

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

We are a SunSmart School

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.

Weather and UV Alert


The Gilmore Primary School Facebook page is not intended for or designed to attract anyone, under the age of 13, to create their own Facebook account to access content on this page. We do not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information on this site from those who are under 13.

We encourage parents to be involved in the online activities of their children to ensure no information is collected from a child without parental permission.

Gilmore Primary artwork of students

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Heagney Crescent,
ACT. 2905
Phone: (02) 6205 7844
Fax: (02) 6205 7845

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