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You can find information about hazardous materials management in ACT public schools here.
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.
Our school is part of the Ride or Walk to School and Active Streets programs, which are designed to drive culture change within school communities to make walking and riding to school the norm for Canberra students. You can view our school map on the Ride or Walk to School program website.
Discussing riding or walking to school with your children may include showing children the best route to and from school (in person and on a map), teaching children how to cross roads safely (utilise crossings and underpasses where possible), what to do in case of an emergency (key people to contact or where to go).
Walking or riding is a fun, safe and healthy way to get to school.
Week 4 Term 4 2020
Gilmore Primary School is updating the preschool toilets. Construction starts tomorrow 18 August 2020. Please be aware that there may be times when construction noise may be heard, contractors will be keeping this to a minimum. The contractors will be using Emily Bulcock Crescent entrance, therefore there will be increased traffic and parking on that street. Construction for our new toilets is anticipated to be finished 12 October 2020.
We are also getting a new sign out the front of the school. This will be a LED electronic sign. This construction will also be starting tomorrow. We anticipate that the signage work will be finished within a week or two.
If there are any concerns about the above works, please get in contact with the school on 6142 1780.
Week 5 Term 3 2020
Enrolments for the 2021 school year are open for each grade. For all applications received by COB 5 June 2020, families will receive an offer from 27 July 2020. Applications made after 5 June 2020 will receive their offers later in the year.
More information and the online enrolment form are available at: : www.education.act.gov.au/public-school-life/enrolling-in-a-public-school
Week 6 Term 2 2020
What if a child forgets to bring their library bag? Spare bags are kept under the borrowing counter. Please return them so that another child can use them again.
How many books can a child borrow? Children may borrow two (2) books at a time from any area of the library. Children may borrow a book that they can't yet read independently. Family members can support them by reading it to them, with them, or just enjoying the pictures in the book together.
What if a child has overdue books? Our priority is children reading quality children's literature in their home environment. If there are one (1) to five (5) overdue books, the teacher will over-ride the system to allow your child to borrow. If there are more than five (5) overdue books, your child will need to return some books before being able to borrow again. Your child will bring home a green Library Notice form to ensure our records are accurate.
Week 6 Term 2 2020
We are delighted to have commenced our new partnership with Lake Tuggeranong College. Students enrolled in the Social and Community Course will be visiting our school on a weekly basis, working with our Year 3/4 students.
Gilmore Primary School has a growing and valuable partnership with the School Volunteers Program (SVP). We currently have three volunteers this year supporting children across the school on a weekly basis. These volunteers currently read with Kindergarten children identified for enrichment through system assessment; read with Year 3 children identified through our Response to Need processes; and run an art group for Year 5 boys with a strong focus on social and emotional learning.
Week 4 Term 1 2020
National law states that parents/carers must deliver preschool children directly to a staff member at the time lessons commence (9:00am) and collect preschool children directly from a staff member when the preschool session concludes (3:00pm). Where preschool children are to be collected by another person, this person must ne authorised in writing by the parent. This would be expected to be a responsible adult. If the person is unknown to staff, identification should be requested.
In line with the Directorate's Supervision of Students of School Sites Policy, a staff member provides supervision between 8:30-9:00am each morning for children in Kindergarten to Year 6. This supervision is provided on the basketball courts outside the Robin Klein building or in Breakfast Club. All children in Kindergarten to Year 6 who arrive before the commencement of the school day should proceed to the basketball court. Children are not permitted on play equipment prior to school commencing each day, even if they are still under your supervision.
Supervision of play is provided during recess and lunchtime play periods. Supervising teachers wear a fluorescent vest to assist children to find them quickly. Children are regularly reminded of appropriate use of the designated play spaces.
Staff provide supervision at the front of the school each afternoon to ensure children leave safely.
Families are asked to cooperate with school arrangements for the safe delivery and collection of students including school drop off and pick up points and car park arrangements. This includes parking in designated parking bays not 'double parking' in the car park. Do not park in the disabled spaces unless you have the authority to do so. Parents/carers are expected to be responsible for the care and supervision of students travelling to and from school; outside the times of school supervision before and after school; and before and directly after the commencement and conclusion of a preschool session.
Parents/carers are expected to sign children out of school or to provide written permission for students to leave school during the school day.
Week 2 Term 1 2020
An important part of our transition into the new School Administration System (SAS) is sending SMS messages to inform of student absences. You will receive an SMS message to let you know your child has been recorded as absent on the morning of their absence. We will endeavour to send this by 10:00am every day. This will reassure you of your child's arrival at school and make it easier to keep your child's attendance record up to date when they are absent.
You simply reply via SMS, with your child's name and the reason for your child's absence and we will update our records. If you do not reply, your child's absence will be recorded as "unexplained". For unexpected absences, responding to the SMS will streamline our processes. We still appreciate receiving advanced notice of planned absences.
Week 2 Term 1 2020
What an amazing start we have had to 2020! Your children have returned ready to learn which has been exciting for staff and students alike.
The ACT Government has an agreement with the NSW Government to provide services to NSW residents from the surrounding ACT region. Each year, around 1,800 NSW students cross the border to attend one of Canberra's Public Schools.
Due to expected growth in the surrounding ACT region, the ACT Government, in conjunction with the NSW Government, has modified the procedure for NSW enrolments. From now on, NSW resident families who are seeking enrolment at a Canberra Public School will be offered a place in one of the selected pathway schools. NSW resident students will only be accepted at one of these northside or southside pathway schools. This does not immediately affect the enrolment of any NSW resident student who is currently attending a Canberra Public School, however the new procedure will apply when that student transitions to the next phase of schooling. In the case where a NSW resident student is enrolled at a non-pathway school and the family wishes to enrol a sibling, the application will only be considered where the school has capacity, after accepting ACT resident enrolments and where both students will be attending the school at the same time.
This new procedure will provide greater certainty for NSW families, by providing specific pathways for NSW students seeking to attend Canberra Public Schools.
Please visit www.education.act.gov.au for further information.
Week 7 Term 4 2017
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.
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.
Phone: (02) 6142 1780
Fax: (02) 6142 1794
10th May 2021
Scholastic Book Fair
12th May 2021 2:15pm
Assembly hosted by the Specialist Team
12th May 2021 3:00pm
Meet, Greet and Count
19th May 2021 11:00am
National Simultaneous Story Time