Glengala Gazette – Issue #2


Thank you to everyone who came along to our Welcome BBQ and Meet the Teacher event yesterday. It was lovely to spend the time exploring our engaging Learning Spaces staff have created for your children and sharing a meal together. If you were unable to attend, an information booklet for your child’s Learning Space should have come home today. All information booklets can be downloaded from our school website and have been shared on Compass.

School Council Elections

On Monday families will have received information letting you know that nominations are now invited for the position of parent representative on the 2019 Glengala Primary School Council. There are six parent vacancies on the Council with the term of office from March 2019 to February 2021. If you are interested, please refer to the document sent home and included further down in the newsletter which provides all the information you’re required to complete for the nomination process or come and have a chat. Nominations must be completed and received by the front office by 4pm Monday.

Attendance

Just a reminder that students should arrive at school by 8:55am to ensure that they are ready to start learning at 9:00am.  If your child is absent, please notify the school by phoning 9311 7810 or by emailing glengala.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au or completing an absent note via Compass.  It’s vitally important that students have regular attendance and start school on time every day to maximise their learning and social development.  If you would like support in improving your child’s attendance please see Geraldine who is leading Attendance this year. Absence has the following impact on your child:

Staffing Update

Sadly next Wednesday, we say goodbye to Phoebe Wright who is leaving to take up a promotion and new position at a hospital. Phoebe has been an outstanding addition to our school over the past 20 months. As our first Social Worker, she has worked tirelessly to build and establish many initiatives and supports at our school including Breakfast Club, Eat Up Lunches, One Box and significant support to our students and families. We wish Phoebe all the best in her new adventure.

Traffic Issues

Like most schools, we have issues with traffic around our school during peak times. We are aware that council have been visiting and issuing fines to people not following parking rules. It is critical that as adults we show responsibility and safety when driving around schools particularly at the start and end of the school day. If everyone obeyed the road rules and parking restrictions I’m sure that our problems would be greatly reduced and the safety of our students greatly increased.

Parents and caregivers are very powerful figures in influencing the behaviours and attitudes of their children. If you have questions, feedback or are experiencing any difficulties please don’t hesitate in calling, emailing or coming and have a chat with myself, Sam C or Sam F.

Kris White

#GlengalaPROUD       Principal

white.kris.k@edumail.vic.gov.au

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