Glengala Gazette – Issue #20

With fond memories…

It is with fond memories that we remember Jackie, our school crossing lady.  Sadly, Jackie passed away during the recent school holidays.  Jackie was a dedicated and caring member of our school community for over 40 years, and her friendly face in the morning and afternoon will be missed by many.  As a school we extend our deepest sympathies to Jackie’s family and friends.

Condolence cards have been placed at the front office for members of our community and students to sign or to write a personal message, if they wish.  These cards will be at the office until till the end of July, after which it will be offered to Jackie’s family.

Please note there is information about how to support your child with what to say when someone dies if you require it.  Please call Sam, Kris or Phoebe if you require any information.

Staff Welcome

We welcome a new Physical Education teacher, Jen, to the Glengala Family. Jen will be teaching Health and PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays across the school.  If you see Jen out and about we are sure she would appreciate a warm hello and welcome to Glengala.

Pyjama Day

This Friday our Junior School Council are celebrating National Pyjama Day supported by the Pyjama Foundation.  National Pyjama Day is not only an excuse to stay in your jammies all day, but it’s also a great reason to get together with family, friends and colleagues to help raise funds for State Schools Relief.  Gold coin donations will be greatly accepted.

Scout Raffle Tickets

The Scouts Monster Raffle tickets sales have been extended to 18th August.  If you have already sold all your tickets and would like more, please see the office. All sold and unsold tickets need to be returned.

Swimming Program

The last 2 weeks of term will see our regular swimming program running at Sunshine Aquatics Centre.  More information about this program will follow.

Camp Years 3-6

Over 7-9th of September, week 8 of term, students in the 3-6 Learning Spaces will be attending Iluka Resort in Hastings for a fun, adventure camp.  Please return all permission notes by Friday this week so that camp numbers can be finalized, if we do not get the required number of permission forms returned camp will not be able to go ahead.  If your family is eligible for CSEF this can be used towards the cost of camp.  Please speak to Kris or Kellie in the office if you would like to arrange a payment plan.

Coffee, Cake and Chat with Phoebe

At the end of Term 2 we welcomed Phoebe our Community Liaison to Glengala.  Phoebe will be at school 3 days a week; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  She is able to help families access services in the community, provide support regarding family and parenting needs and to work with our students to assist their emotional and social development.  Phoebe will be hosting regular Coffee, Cake and Chats that all community members are invited to.  Our first Coffee, Cake and Chat is Thursday 20th at 2.45pm in the Library Learning Center foyer.  Interpreters may be made available if you require one and would like to attend; please book an interpreter through the front office.

 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