Principal Appointment Amaroo School

23 March 2016

Dear Parents and carers,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Gai Beecher as Principal of Amaroo School.

Gai is an experienced school leader across a range of educational settings, and as inaugural Principal of Gungahlin College played a key role in its establishment and development. Gai’s prior experience also includes the principal role at Campbell High School, and Deputy Principal roles at Telopea Park P-10 and Copland College.

Gai has successfully implemented a range of programs that support improved student outcomes. The strategic use of data to improve school performance also plays a key role in Gai’s approach to enhancing student outcomes. Gai brings to the role strong leadership skills with a demonstrated capacity to foster and develop positive school cultures. She is focused on developing strong partnerships between schools and their local community, and is well known for her collaborative, inclusive and consultative approach.

Please join me in congratulating Gai on her appointment to this role.

Yours sincerely

Judith Hamilton

North/Gungahlin School Network Leader

23 March 2016

Our School

Our school was designed to cater for children from Kindergarten to Year 10. The first section of the school was opened on 19 May 2004 by Ms Katy Gallager, MLA and Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services. Our first intake of 154 students, in 2004, included those from Kindergarten to Year 5. This was extended to Year 8 in 2005 with Year 9 students starting in 2006 and Year 10 students in 2007. Since the incorporation of the Preschool in 2008, Amaroo School has operated as a Preschool to Year 10 school and presently has 1694 students.

Enrolment of students from our Priority Placement Area are now being accepted for 2016 including preschool.

Enrolling at Amaroo: Amaroo School is a community school that caters for students in our 'Priority Placement Area' (PPA) and our procedures are consistent with the ACT Department of Education and Training's policy

For further information please look at the Priority Placement Areas as allocated by the Department of Education for Amaroo School for Primary students or High School students or contact the school by email (info@amaroos.act.edu.au).

What’s On

 

Week 9, Term 1, 2016

Monday 28 March 2016

  • Easter Monday

Tuesday 29 March 2016

  • Year 9 and 10 Student Led Conferences: 8:30-9:00 am and 3:30-5:00 pm each day Inspire@Amaroo Centre (Library).
  • Brick and Block Course, Year 10-Construction Industry, White Card Training.
  • Defence Parent Drop-In Coffee & Chat 9-10:30am Inspire@Amaroo Centre
  • Year 1 excursion to National Museum of Australia-Tuesday 29th March and Thursday 31st March (half year 1 cohort on Tuesday and half on Thursday)
  • Year 3-5 Defence drop in: B1 in the Inspire@Amaroo Centre (Library), community room

Wednesday 30 March 2016

  • Year 9 and 10 Student Led Conferences: 8:30-9:00 am and 3:30-5:00 pm each day Inspire@ Amaroo Centre (Library).
  • Amaroo Angels: 9:00am-11:00am in the Main staffroom, parents and carers welcome.
  • Brick & Block course Year 10-Construction Industry, Asbestos Card Training.

Thursday 31 March 2016

  • Year 9 and 10 Student Led Conferences: 8:30-9:00 am and 3:30-5:00 pm each day Inspire@Amaroo Centre (Library).
  • Brick & block course-Brick and Block Training
  • Defence Card/Board Games at B2 -  PC Connect Tas bld
  • Defence Chill-Out at B1: Colouring Session PC connect Tas bld
  • Year 1 excursion to National Museum of Australia-Tuesday 29th March and Thursday 31st March (half year 1 cohort on Tuesday and half on Thursday)

Friday 1 April 2016

  • Year 9 and 10 Student Led Conferences: 8:30-9:00 am and 3:30-5:00 pm each day Inspire@Amaroo Centre (Library).
  • Brick & Block Course-Brick and block Training
  • Defence Drop-In Session at B1 in the PC connect in Tas bld
  • Early Childhood Assembly: Hall,  9am-10am-All welcome
  • Primary Gallery Gatherings:10am-11am, Hall- All welcome

posted on 24 Mar 2016

 

Week 8, Term 1, 2016

Monday 21 March 2016

  • Year 6 Camp (Camp Cooba) 21/03/16 – 23/03/16
  • Harmony day
  • K-2 Defence drop in: B1 in the Ruby wet area
  • School Board Meeting-5:30pm
  • Swimming Northside : 12y/u (2-6)


Tuesday 22 March 2016

  • Year 6 Camp (Camp Cooba) 21/03/16 – 23/03/16
  • SL@AM Camp to Birrigai Tues 22-Thurs 24 March 2016
  • Basketball Boys Years 7-10
  • Rugby League Rauter Shield Finals Years 9/10
  • World Challenge- Hot cross bun fundraiser-Whole school-Pre-ordered and delivered to classes on the day.

Wednesday 23 March 2016

  • SL@AM Camp Birrigai Tues 22-Thurs 24 March 2016
  • Year 6 Camp (Camp Cooba) 21/03/16 – 23/03/16
  • Amaroo Angels: 9:00am-11:00am in the Main staffroom, parents and carers welcome.
  • Christian Education – K-5 students 

Thursday 24 March 2016

  • Defence Card/Board Games at B2 -  PC Connect Tas bld
  • SL@AM Camp Birrigai Tues 22-Thurs 24 March 2016
  • Defence Chill-Out at B1: Colouring Session, PC connect, Tas bld

Friday 25 March 2016

  • Good Friday Public Holiday

posted on 16 Mar 2016

 

Testing & Tagging of chargers for BYOD (Bring your own device)

http://www.amaroos.act.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/372197/Student_Testing_And_Tagging_Note.pdf

posted on 15 Mar 2016

 

Week 7, Term 1, 2016

Monday 14 March 2016

  • Canberra Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 15 March 2016

  • Year 3-5 Defence drop in: B1 in the Inspire@Amaroo community room

Wednesday 16 March 2016

  • Kindergarten Farmyard Excursion
  • Amaroo Angels: 9:00am-11:00am in the Main staffroom, parents and carers welcome.

Thursday 17 March 2016

  • Kindergarten Farmyard Excursion
  • Defence Chill-Out at B1: Colouring Session PC connect Tas bld
  • Defence Card/Board Games at B2 -  PC Connect Tas bld
  • Testing & Tagging of chargers for BYOD (Bring your own device)

Friday 18 March 2016

  • Whole School Buddies Program Year K-10
  • Defence Drop-In Session at B1 in the PC connect in Tas bld
  • Reptile program-Preschool- In school

posted on 10 Mar 2016

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