Glengala Gazette – Issue #28


What an amazing few weeks we’ve had at Glengala PS with so many opportunities to see our PROUD traits, P – Positive, R – Resilient, O – Open Minded/Hearted, U – United & D – Diverse on display!

I was lucky enough to travel to the Melbourne Writers Festival with 25 of our students last Thursday spending the day hearing from inspiring authors, illustrators and enjoying all things books.  Throughout the day I saw our students demonstrate each of the PROUD traits on numerous occasions.


The positive reaction about our students from everyone we encountered on our excursion – fellow train passengers, authors, shop attendants, other schools and the crowds on the street!


Bouncing back when there were changes to planned occurrences, discussions and real life situations.


Students spent time in a bookshop selecting books for our Library that they thought other students in our school would find interesting and engaging.


The magical moment when our students came together to celebrate one of our students overcoming a long held fear.


The range and variety of books selected for our Library by our students for our students.

Enrolments 2020

Planning for next year has well and truly commenced! This is a complex process, requiring accurate information.  Learning Spaces, number of staff, specialist programs and all budget areas are based on student numbers.  If you know your child is not returning to Glengala PS in 2020 (other than current Year 6 students), please notify the office in writing as soon as possible.  Notification is required in writing and not verbally through Learning Space teachers.  If you have a child or know of someone with a child due to commence school in 2020, please complete an enrolment form as soon as possible.

 End of Term

A reminder that next week is the final week of Term 3! The last day of Term 3 will be Friday 20th September and we finish earlier – 1.45pm. Please ensure that arrangements have been made for your children to be collected early on this day. Kelly Club will be operating from 1.45pm if you require this service please book ASAP.

Staffing Update

We are currently completing our initial selection process for 2020 contract staff.  Last week we said farewell to Dean Armellin who has been working as an Education Support IT Admin Technician over the last 19 months. We thank Dean for his work over this time and wish him all the best for future endeavors.


Student Accident Insurance

Neither the Department of Education and Training (DET) nor Glengala Primary School have insurance for injuries to students.  Parents/guardians are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including any transport costs, e.g. ambulance. There are companies who provide accident insurance policies.  Information regarding these can be obtained online.

Personal Goods Brought to School

The Department of Education and Training (DET) and Glengala PS (GPS) reminds parents, students and staff that private property brought to school is not insured and that DET and/or GPS accepts no responsibility for loss or damage.

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 to give Sam, Sam or myself a call, send us an email or come and have a chat.


Kris White