Gowrie Primary is proactive dealing with bullying

Anti Bullying

Gowrie Primary School is proactive in dealing with bullying. 

Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative - student in school vegetable garden

Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative

The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) is a partnership of the Australian State and Territory Governments that seeks to support schools and their communities to become sustainable.

Play equipment at Gowrie Primary

Autism Program

Gowrie Primary School offers an Autism Specific Program catering for 18 students with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our curriculum addresses priorities collaboratively formulated between staff and families making up and Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each child.

Children participating in sports activities

Bluearth

Bluearth is a physical education program developed to improve physical activity which is essential to a healthy life. It promotes whole person health which integrates body, mind and spirit. It also provides meaningful experiences to promote life-long habits.

Clubs

The aim of the Clubs program is to support the schools Bounce Back program by developing positive teacher and child relationships across the school, provide children with enrichment learning opportunities and to broaden their depth of knowledge and their life long learning skills.

Gowrie Dance Troupe performing on stage

Dance Program

Gowrie students K-6 engage in specialised weekly dance lessons, designed to develop gross motor and movement skills, as well as building fitness, confidence and coordination.

Children in cross-country running race

Health and Wellbeing Program

Health and Wellbeing aims to develop the whole person through physical and social activities. Programs such as Peer Support, Success for Boys, Rock and Water, Bluearth and Habits of Mind promote co-operative social learning.

Interactive Whiteboard in the classroom

Information Technology Program

The school has a computer resource centre with networked computers complemented by a number of computer pods housed in classes and the library.

BandStrav students

Instrumental Music Program

Gowrie Primary school gives children in years 5 and 6 the chance to be selected for the two year woodwind Music Program which is part of the ACT Department of education and training’s Music Program.

Kids Matter

This is an initiative run by the school and aims at strengthening those factors that protect students from developing mental health problems.

Learning Assistance Program

All children are assessed in order to determine their learning needs and Learning Assistance is provided to those students who require extra help in the areas of literacy and Numeracy.

Learning Support Centre

The Learning Support Centre teacher works with children who have been identified as having specific learning difficulties. Theses children receive some individual tuition, some assistance in the small group situation, and also participate in some of the usual classroom activities.

Library Program

The library program involves all grades from preschool to year 6. Regular lessons are timetabled for all classes when weekly borrowing takes place.

STRINGS Social Skills Program

The 'STRINGS' program assists with social skills teaching and provides children with positive values for life.

Student Representative Council (SRC)

Children are encouraged to take and active role in the life of the school. Each term, two children out of each class from Year 1 to Year 6 and elected to Student Council. The Council plans and conducts activities to raise funds for charities and offers suggestions on behalf of the total student body.

THRASS Program

THRASS (Teaching Handwriting Reading and Spelling Skills)