Glengala Gazette – Issue #1

Welcome back, it is great to see everyone looking refreshed and excited for another terrific year at Glengala PS. It’s been great catching up with our community and seeing new connections form.  A special welcome to our new families Akurangi, Ali, Blake, Dkses, Donmez, Fatima, Jawad, Jorquera, Lacey, Le, Nedelkovska, Nguyen, Pilimai, Rahimi, Tauti, Temple, Tran Nguyen, Ulberg-Mauafu, Vardy, Witika and new teachers Wai Ping (Prep Learning Space), Max (3/4 Learning Space) and Rasha (The Arts & PE).

I’ve been spending time in all Learning Spaces seeing just how well students have settled in and the terrific work our staff are doing. Our community of learners really has had a brilliant, positive start to the year! Prep students today made a calm transition to school, showing the benefits of our extensive transition program.

It was great sharing our first assembly for the year out the front of the school near our flag poles and flag display of the many countries represented in our school. While it was a tad cold (who would have thought we were still in summer!) this will be our new location for assemblies. Please keep an eye on our school app SchoolStream, Facebook and Twitter for updates on assemblies each Monday. Wet weather may mean we need to cancel until our new large undercover area is completed.

Meet & Greet FREE BBQ

We will be holding our Staff Meet & Greet today at 5.30pm with a free BBQ. The purpose of the Meet & Greet will be a relaxed chance for staff and our parent community to meet and form connections while students enjoy playing on the play equipment.

Breakfast Club

We’re very excited that our Free Breakfast Club is again operating this year. Our Breakfast Club is open to all students from 8.30am-8.55am Monday-Friday and is FREE! Students can visit the canteen each morning and enjoy some yummy breakfast with the company of their friends and staff.

Building Works

As many will have noticed we have had significant works occur over the summer break. Some of these are ongoing which means some areas of the school are off limits. All members of our community are asked to be mindful of these works and remain away from any tradespeople on site so that works can be completed as soon as possible. Remember a little short term inconvenience will result in a better school for everyone into the future.

No Hat, No Play—SunSmart

From the beginning of September until the end of April it is ‘No Hat, No Play’ time at all government schools including Glengala PS. As part of our school’s SunSmart policy, all students are required to wear a school hat whilst outside during lunchtime, recess and all outdoor activities. We ask that you ensure your child has a school hat and that it has their name clearly marked on it. School hats are available for purchase from the front office from $5. Please remember to apply other SunSmart measures, such as sunscreen during this time.

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 calling, emailing or coming and have a chat with myself, Sam C or Sam F.

Kris White