At Canberra Grammar Primary School it is the student who is at the centre of our School, and the driving force of what we do as educators comes from knowing our students – their needs, characteristics and wellbeing. As our attention is focused on who we teach, it is from this point that decisions flow.
Through our actions and decisions it is evident that each child is a valued member of our School. Each child is viewed as a capable, competent and an active participant in his or her own learning journey. The educational experience focuses on the development of the whole child, thus encompassing a student’s social, emotional, spiritual, physical and cultural needs alongside their academic, intellectual and creative growth.
In establishing a successful environment for learning we strive to instil in every child a sense of belonging, connectedness and security. In doing so, the importance of productive partnerships between parents and the School is acknowledged and actively encouraged. Through the explicit connections that are formed between home and School, the knowledge and understanding that exists of a child by both parents and educators is drawn together.
At CGS Primary School we are passionate educators of young children and view this period of development as unique; setting a foundation for future life. We believe that while individuals learn in different ways all children can learn and perform academically through an educational process that is responsive to their backgrounds, experiences and needs. Our passion for early-years education and belief that all children can learn leads us to seek out, analyse and incorporate educational philosophies from around the world. Our beliefs, research and ongoing contemplation shape how we approach our interaction with our students and their families.
We embrace the importance of co-education. Our boys and girls have an opportunity to learn from and with one another in a learning environment that is attuned to preparing our students as young leaders of the next generation. In a world that is global, technologically advanced, and rapidly changing in its educational, political, economic and social structures we provide an education that enables our students to be lifelong learners: recognising the importance of diversity and interdependence and have the capacity to think critically, creatively, reflectively and empathetically.
As we educate our boys and girls to be part of a constantly changing world we seek to prepare all in our care to become intelligent, innovative and internationally minded citizens; citizens who are confident, creative and compassionate leaders of the future placing the welfare of others before self and willing to embrace the challenges of our century as opportunities to make a positive difference.
Photo (L-R): Mr Cain, Mr Raven, Mr Mahon, Ms Pegus, Ms Maxwell [previous Admin Manager], Ms Reeves, Ms Garven, Ms Alcorn, Ms Thompson, Ms Stevenson
HEAD OF PRIMARY SCHOOL
Ms Rosalie Reeves
T +61 (2) 6260 9842
PRIMARY SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM
You can contact the Primary School Leadership team through the Primary School Reception on +61 (2) 6260 9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Head of Primary School & Director of Primary School Academic Education
Ms Lucy Garven
Director of Primary School Student Care and Operations
Ms Janet Nieuwenhuis
Director of the Junior School
Mr Ken Raven
Director of Northside Early Childhood Campus
Ms Jenny Thompson
Director of Southside Early Childhood Campus
Ms Allison Pegus
Director of CGS Care
Ms Tanya Alcorn
Head of Primary School Arts and Languages
Mr Pip Cain
Head of Primary School Sport & Physical Education
Mr Rich Mahon
Primary School Administration Manager
Ms Kerri Bisseker