NEWS MAY 2022

Reconciliation Week

COMMUNITY All school activities will take place to acknowledge the Reconciliation Week 2023. The motto is to Be Brave. Make Change. To find out more visit the website.

NEWS APRIL 2022

Have Your Say … Modernisation

COMMUNITY You are invited to have your say about the rezoning of block 9, section 33 Garran – this is in relation to the school modernisation. A drop-in information session will take place at Garran School Library on Thursday 28th April 2022 between 5.30pm to 7.30pm. For more information go to purdon.com.au/consultation

Easter Holidays

COMMUNITY School breaks up for a two-week holiday on April 8th 2022. Enjoy your time with family and friends.

New Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENT The school newsletter has changed to a digital format. To access it you will need to download the Schoolzine app. Please see the emails for the password.

NEWS MAR 2022

Lost Property

ANNOUNCEMENT From 8.30am – 3.30pm on Thursday 3rd March any lost property (named/unnamed) will be laid out on tables at the front of the Franklin building. Please come long and claim any missing items, but no one is permitted to enter any buildings.

Water Fun Day

ANNOUNCEMENT Find out about water fun day on this blog post.

Years 5/6 Water Fun

SENIORS Years 5/6 Water Fun Day on Friday 4th March 2022.

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Years 3/4 Water Fun

JUNIORS Years 3/4 Water Fun Day on Thursday 3rd March 2022.

Hospital Artwork

COMMUNITY See the artwork of some of the Year 1 (2021) students around the construction site at Garran hospital.

Preschool/Kindy/Years 1/2 Water Fun

JUNIORS Preschool, Kindergarten/Years 1/2 Water Fun Day on Friday 11th March 2022.

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NEWS FEB 2022

Volunteering with P&C

ANNOUNCEMENT If you wish to volunteer contact us or complete a form on the Collaborate page.

Next P&C Meeting

COMMUNITY Read your emails for information on the next P&C meeting … It will be via Zoom on Wednesday 23rd February 2022. Everyone is welcome!

Update on RAT kits

App message regarding RAT kits

Kids’ RAT kits

ANNOUNCEMENT Read important email regarding Rapid Antigen Test distribution arrangementstests for students.

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Modernisation

ANNOUNCEMENT Please complete the super short survey that was emailed, and have your say about the school modernisation.

Get to Know Teachers

App message regarding Term 1 Week 2 2022

Happy Term 1

ANNOUNCEMENT First day back at school for new students and Year 1-6.

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NEWS JAN 2022

Kindy Students

JUNIORS Jan 31st 2022 Kindergarten students’ first day. Please read emails from Jenny Priest for information.

Kids’ vaccine available

ANNOUNCEMENT Jan 17th 2022 Please check the school email with the letter from the ACT Health.

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NEWS DEC 2021

Graduation 2021

SENIORS Dec 13th 2021 celebrates the Year 6 Graduation. Congratulations and WELL DONE!!!

App message Week 10

App message regarding refunds

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App message Dec 2nd

Children can still wear non-uniform. See email relating to refunds.

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NEWS NOV 2021

Last Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENT Nov 26th: The final newsletter went out via email to families today – however there are a few technical issues that are being dealt with. The school thanks the families for their patience and understanding.

App message Nov 22nd

App message sent November 22nd 2021

App message Nov 15th

App message sent November 15th 2021

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Return to School Plan

Next P&C Meeting

COMMUNITY Please join us for our final meeting of the year at on Zoom.

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NEWS OCT 2021

P&C Meeting Oct 27th

COMMUNITY Please join us for the next P&C meeting at 7pm over Zoom. Here is the link.

App message Oct 21st

App sent Thursday 21st October

Funding meeting Oct 18th

COMMUNITY School Modernisation Planning and Design Meeting – Everyone is welcome. Next Monday 18th October at 7pm an online information session will be held to provide information to the community about the recent funding allocated to Garran Primary School for modernisation. Representatives from the Education Directorate Infrastructure and Capital Works will present to the P&C and School Board summarising what the funding is for, key timelines and responsibilities, and what the scope of influence is for the school community. If you have questions in advance please feel free to email the school info@garranps.act.edu.au with the heading ‘Attention Principal – modernisation’. Please join us in the P&C meeting room: Meeting ID: 825 1566 3655
Password: 584322

Check email Oct 11th

ANNOUNCEMENT Oct 11th: Please read all of the school email sent today – includes: “Any library book returns can be handed in on Friday 9am-10am and 2pm-3pm. This Friday will be the last day for families to borrow. If you would like more books please register.”

App Announcement

DIRECTLY FROM SCHOOL APP OCT 8

Wk 1 App Announcement

DIRECTLY FROM SCHOOL APP OCT 4

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Return to School Plan

App message Oct 14th

Sent Thursday October 14th 2021

Check email Oct 13th

ANNOUNCEMENT Oct 13th: Please read all of the school email sent today – includes: “When students return to school we will be operating with a Junior school campus K-2 and a Senior school campus 3-6 with an aim to minimize contact between these two groups.”

Check email Oct 7th

ANNOUNCEMENT Oct 7th: Ensure you read the email sent today from the school – includes: “If your child will be onsite in the coming days/weeks until school returns please register. “

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NEWS Sept 2021

Check school email:

ANNOUNCEMENT Sept 30th: Check your email from the school for information on registering your child for onsite learning; school return dates and other information, including mask wearing.

Senior Return Dates:

SENIORS Sept 27th: Check the email from the school: From Monday 1 November (week 5, term 4), years 3, 4, 5, (7 and 8) can return to on campus learning. All students will be able to attend their usual out of school hours care programs.

School Holidays

ANNOUNCEMENT Sept 17th: Check your emails: “Our teaching staff will not be reachable via Seesaw, Google Classrooms or running remote learning during the holidays.” Contact the school.

Wk 10 App Announcement

DIRECTLY FROM SCHOOL APP SEPT 15

Wk 10 App Announcement

DIRECTLY FROM SCHOOL APP SEPT 13

Term 4 staged return

ANNOUNCEMENT Sept 9th: An app message has been sent to families regarding an announcement from The Education Minister – remote learning will continue on for the first weeks of Term 4 with a staged return plan.

Download school app

COMMUNITY Sept 8th: It is useful to download the school app, so you can stay up-to-date with all important messages. Apple download and Android download.

Register your child onsite

ANNOUNCEMENT Sept 3rd: Remember to register your child or children if they will be attending school on site during Week 8 and/or Week 9. Click here to complete to complete the form.

Father’s Day in lockdown

COMMUNITY Sept 2nd: Sunday September 5th 2021 is Father’s Day. The school sent out an email with some ideas on how to celebrate the father figures in our lives during lockdown. It has printable ‘dad coupons’ for the children to complete and give to their dads. Happy Father’s Day to all the Garran families.

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Junior Return Dates:

JUNIORS Sept 27th: Check the email from the school: From Monday 25 October (week 4, term 4), preschool, kindergarten, and years 1, 2, 6, (9 and 10) can return to on campus learning. These year groups will also be able to attend their usual out of school hours care programs.

Lockdown Term 4

ANNOUNCEMENT Sept 14th: Ensure you read the emails sent today from the school: “Remote learning will continue for all primary school students during the first four weeks of Term 4, which begins on Tuesday 5 October.

Surge Centre update

ANNOUNCEMENT Sept 10th: Garran families have been emailed an important letter regarding the Garran COVID-19 Surge Centre. It outlines: “ …Surge Centre will transition from being a vaccination site to a testing site. The volumes of people and cars attending the centre will be reduced as a result of this change. “

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P&C website launches

COMMUNITY Sept 5th: 80% of Garran families said they would feel more connected with an informative parent blog. So the P&C launched this website. Find out more on this blog post.

Lockdown extended – updated

ANNOUNCEMENT Sept 2nd: Lockdown in the ACT has extended to September 17th 2021, which brings us close to the end of Term 3. The school is still operating remotely and for children of essential workers. Hopefully Term 4 will have students return in stages. Visit the official COVID-19 website for more info.

JUNIOR Google Meets

JUNIORS Sept 1st: Your child’s class teacher will send you more information on the Google Meet sessions for Pre-School, Kindy and Year 1 and 2. Click here for a blog post with instructions.

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NEWS AUG 2021

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P&C website launches

SENIORS Aug 15th: Register your child for a school device. Refer to the email sent by the Principle. Only for Year 3,4,5 and 6.

Lockdown announced

ANNOUNCEMENT Aug 12th: Lockdown in the ACT has been announced for a period of two weeks. Visit the official COVID-19 website for more info.

Engagement survey

COMMUNITY Aug 6th: The School Engagement survey results are in. A summary will be circulated via email to all families.

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