Glengala Gazette – Issue #19

Last Day of Term 2 – Early Finish

School will finish at 1.40pm on Friday (tomorrow).  Please arrange for collection of students. We wish all our families a safe and restful holidays and will see you on Monday 16th July for a great Term 3.

Rebuild InformationComplete!

On Wednesday we received official handover of the new building including the 3-6 Learning Space. There is still some landscaping and outside building works to complete which will be happening over the next few weeks.  To accommodate our recently announced Stage 2 rebuild we will also be moving Foundation Learning Space into the new building as a temporary space whilst our new Early Learning Center is being built.  The temporary administration building is expected to be completed during the school holidays. We will pass on more information as soon as it is to hand.

Moving Days

Today and tomorrow we will be moving furniture and resources out of the portables and into the main north building.  Students will remain in their current learning spaces or in the Library Learning Centre to finish off the term.  Students will begin term 3 on Monday 16th July in their new learning spaces:

Foundation – New South Building

1-2 Learning Space – Green and Red Portables (signs will be posted for students on day 1)

3-6 Learning Space – New South Building


Great to see parents utilising COMPASS to access student reports for semester 1 learning.  COMPASS will enable families to log student absences, receive instant communications and contact teachers directly through email.  COMPASS is a free app that can be downloaded to any Smart Phone via Android or OS devices.  We will be offering more ways to interact with our school via COMPASS over the coming months and we encourage you to come and see Dean our ICT Technician if you have any difficulties.


We would like to congratulate Josie, Boy, Malee and Lennix on the safe arrival of baby Neo.  We were all very excited to meet Neo this week and wish the family well during this special time.

Parent Teacher Interviews

A wonderful day yesterday spent by our community celebrating the achievements of students during Parent Teacher Interviews.  If you were unable to attend and need to reschedule please make contact with the office to arrange a time for early term 3.  If we haven’t heard from you by Friday, you will be contacted to arrange a mutually agreeable time for another appointment.

Holidays Security

If you see anyone on site during the school holidays acting suspiciously, or who you believe shouldn’t be on the premises please do not hesitate to call 000 and alert the police.  There will be a number of staff on site over the holidays as we have several building projects underway, arrival and moving of furniture and cleaning tasks occurring , Kelly Club Holiday Program will also be onsite daily.  Thank you in advance for taking care of our lovely school.

Staffing News

This week we welcomed Susie to the Allied Health Team.  Susie will be our new fulltime social worker.  Susie has extensive experience working with refugee families and can offer support for all our families including specialised referrals for our newly arrived students and families.

Riding to School

It is a legal requirement that all students wear bike safety equipment, such as helmets, when riding a bicycle or a scooter to and from school.  Any students not wearing a helmet must walk their bike home or leave it at school until they return with a helmet.

Foundation Information Sessions

Our final Foundation Enrolment sessions for 2019 will be held on Thursday August 9th at 9.30am and 5.30pm.  Places are limited and you must call to book your spot.  To avoid being placed on a waiting list for Foundation 2019, please contact the office as soon as possible.  If you have any friends or family who are still wishing to enroll please pass this information to them and ask them to make contact promptly. This allows us to make staffing and resource allocation decisions to be as prepared as possible for a smooth start to 2019.

2019 Enrolments & School Tours

Enrolment Tours are every week Thursday 9.15am. Please call the office to book a place.

As always, if you have any concerns or celebrations you wish to share please come and see myself or Kris any time.


Sam Fleming

Acting Assistant Principal