Glengala Gazette – Issue #24

Parent Opinion Survey – Still Open! Please respond by 29th August
It is that time of year again where the Department of Education seek feedback from members of our community to help support improvement, and celebrate the achievements of the last 12 months here at Glengala PS. Families have been randomly selected to participate in an online survey which is due before the end of August. If your family has been selected you will have received an email with directions and a link to respond to your uniquely identifiable survey. Your survey will appear in your selected language that you have set on your browser or mobile device. Once you have completed your survey please call to let the office know so that your family can receive a canteen voucher (1 per family) to thank you for taking the time to offer your insights. Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you to those families who have taken the time to respond already.

Athletics Carnival 3-6
This Friday 17th August a number of students from the 3-6 Learning Space will attend a Network Athletics Carnival. We wish them all the best of luck for tomorrow. Please ensure your child brings a packed lunch as no lunch orders will be available for students attending athletics. Make sure you are on time on Friday, the bus will be leaving promptly at 9:00am and will not be able to wait for students who are late.

Book Week – Next Week – Open Afternoon Friday 2.30 pm
Look for more information in this newsletter about how we are celebrating book week at Glengala next week. Book Week is an exciting time to celebrate the role reading has in our lives, and share an experience of reading together.

Writers Festival Excursion – Monday 27th August
This year we have been able to secure a small number of positions to attend an author’s workshop at the annual Melbourne Writers Festival with the renowned author and Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs. Students who have received an invitation to the Writers Festival Excursion in the 3-6 Learning Space please ensure permission notes are returned ASAP as they are due by Monday 20th August. If your child does not wish to attend please let us know so that the space may be offered to another interested child.

School Concert
Thursday 30th August is our annual school concert. This is a free event for all our families to enjoy. Our theme this year is Coming Together, which celebrates our diversity and connections as a community. It will be held at Sunshine Secondary College on Graham St. Please note that although this is a school event, students are not in the care of teachers, Parents or authorised guardians MUST BE PRESENT WITH CHILDREN Please keep an eye out for further information from Diana, our concert coordinator.

It is pleasing to see most students in full uniform. A reminder that blue is our main colour, any undershirts can be light blue or white and leggings must be navy. There is a full range of affordable uniform available from the office, and local businesses. Including warm jackets to counter the cold winds during winter. If you would like assistance with purchasing uniforms please come and speak to Kathy, Jenny or Kellie in the office.

School Hours – Before and After School Care
The school business hours are 8.30am to 3.30pm. Students arriving at school between 8.30am and the time supervision commences at 8.45am must attend Breakfast program in the Canteen Foyer. If your child requires to be at school before 8.30am or after 3.30pm, you must enroll your child in Kelly Club for access to Before and After school care. See the Office for Kelly Club information or contact Angela through the school.

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 Principal