The School Board is the official governing body of Gilmore Primary School. The Board consists of six members: 3 parent representatives, 2 teacher representatives, and one community representative. Members of the Board gain their positions through election. The Board is responsible for all policy decisions for the school.
Gilmore Primary School is committed to maximising opportunities for every student to learn and play in a friendly and safe environment. The school has developed clear guidelines in relation to all aspects of Student Management which are used to deal with issues which can occur in the classroom or playground. The school works with students to promote positive behaviours and any problems are addressed promptly.
Outside school hours the school buildings are under the protection of a security system. However any suspicious behaviour on school property should be reported to the Police immediately.
Parents pay for the initial provision of stationery at the beginning of the school year and for any subsequent purchases. The school has a pre-order arrangement with a local supplier which enables a total stationery and text book package to be purchased for each year level. Order forms are handed out during Term 4 and are also available from the front office. Parents also have the choice of purchasing their own supplies but should use the list of requirements as outlined by the teachers. We encourage parents to purchase the ‘book pack’ as supplies are carefully selected by teachers for specific purposes. Whilst the packages cover all exercise and text books, folders and general stationery items, teachers may ask for some items to be replenished if they run out.
Gilmore Primary School is a recognised Sunsmart school and follows the Sun Protection Policy Guidelines for ACT Schools, “No Hat-No Play”. A key requirement of the Sun Protection Policy is for students to wear hats which protect the face, neck and ears whenever the students are outside. Students without suitable hats are not permitted to play outside at recess and lunchtime. Parents are requested to buy a school hat from the uniform shop and also provide a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 plus water resistant sunscreen. Other broad brimmed or bucket hats are acceptable. Peak style baseball caps are not permitted to be worn at Gilmore Primary. The school has provided additional outdoor seating and tree planting as measures to support the policy. For further information download the school policy (199kb) or the view the Education and Training Director’s policy on Sun Protection.
The school is fortunate to have an attractive playground featuring play equipment, grass areas, asphalt and shade structures. The playground is supervised by the teaching staff each recess and lunch. However, staff are on duty in classrooms before school and are not rostered for playground duty before 9.00am. Children should not arrive at school until after 8.30am. If necessary, assistance is available from 8.30-9.00am from the Executive staff.