Gilmore Primary School works with families to assist students to become responsible, caring and cooperative learners who actively participate in a broad curriculum that serves their present needs and provides a secure grounding for later learning and living. The curriculum has strong emphasis on developing literacy and numeracy skills as well as exploring rich concepts through integrated inquiries. Quality programs support the academic, emotional and social needs of each student.
The development of students is our core business. We believe that every student can learn and that every student must have sustained opportunities to learn. It is our responsibility to provide the conditions and experiences that provide equitable access to high quality learning for all students.
We aim to develop students who demonstrate resilience, respect, integrity and independence; and who will be able to
• Think critically
• Have a sense of community
• Be able to find out things
• Express themselves for a range of audiences
• Have confidence to make choices, and
• Self manage
Telephone calls are sometimes made to inform parents of interview times, a child's social or academic progress or illness. Parents may telephone the school at any time on 62057844, but should they wish to speak to an individual teacher, they need to phone between 8.30 - 8.50 a.m. or at recess and lunchtimes. The office staff will take messages if telephone calls are made to the school at any other time.
The school operates on a four term system with holidays set by the ACT Education and Training Directorate. Please refer to the School Hours & Term Dates page on our website.
Children’s toys, unless specifically asked for by a teacher, should be kept at home. It is difficult sometimes for children to care for these properly at school and the chance of breakage is high.
Please inform the front office staff when students are moving interstate or transferring to another school in the ACT. Teachers should also be informed with plenty of notice so that they can prepare a written report for the new school. If the student is transferring to an ACT Government school their Student Record Folder will be forwarded to that school. If transferring interstate or to a Non Govt school there are forms available from the front office which will enable us to forward specific information to that school.