Glengala Gazette – Issue #3

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Welcome BBQ and Meet the Teacher event on Tuesday. It was lovely to spend the time exploring the amazing Learning Spaces staff have created for your children and sharing a meal together. If you were unable to attend, an information booklet for your child’s Learning Space should have come home on Wednesday. A specialist teacher booklet has also been created and can be collected from the front office. All information booklets can be downloaded from our school website.

 School Council Elections

Late last week families will have received a letter letting you know that nominations are now invited for the position of parent representative on the 2018 Glengala Primary School Council. There are six parent vacancies on the Council with the term of office from March 2018 to February 2020. If you are interested, please refer to the document sent home and included further down in the newsletter which provides all the information you will require to complete the nomination process or come and have a chat. Nominations must be received by completing the form at the office by 12pm TOMORROW – Friday 23rd February.


Just a reminder that students should arrive at school by 8:55 am to ensure that they are ready to start learning at 9:00am.  If your child is absent, please notify the school by phone on 9311 7810, by email at or dropping past the front office.  It’s important that students have regular attendance and start school on time every day to maximise their learning and social development.  If you would like support in improving your child’s attendance please see Phoebe or Kris. Absence has the following impact on your child:

Easter Raffle

It’s hard to believe but Easter is fast approaching! As usual, we will be running our Easter raffle, and we welcome any and all donations of Easter Eggs, Bunnies and Chocolates to help us create some wonderful prizes. Please drop off any donations to the office.

Next Friday 2nd of March we have an out of uniform day where students are asked to bring Easter Eggs to include in our raffle prizes. If you’re unable to bring some Easter Eggs/Bunnies students can still come out of uniform however are required to bring a gold coin.

The Easter Raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 28th March in the last week of school for the term. Raffle books will come home with each student next week. We will have special prizes for the families who sell the most raffle tickets.

Staffing Update – Baby News

Congratulations to Josie and her husband Boy who are expecting the arrival of their 3rd child later this year! Josie will continue teaching in the 3-6 Learning Space until mid Term 2, with a replacement to be confirmed early in Term 2.

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 or Sam.


Kris White