Glengala Gazette – Issue #3


One of the best activities you can do at home to support your child with their learning is to read. This could mean reading to your child, reading with your child or listening to your child read. It could mean sharing a newspaper article with your older child. Regular reading together of the sports section along with discussion of the content can be a very valuable exercise. A fun activity can be to guess what might be the content of the articles with interesting headlines. At all times, ensuring that your child understands what they have read is very important.  Regular daily reading is a vital component of future success.   The table below shows the benefits of regular reading:

If you would like further ideas and tips on increasing reading, please speak with any member of staff.

 School Council

The School Council Election process has been completed. There were five nominations for parent positions, meaning we will commence School Council with one parent vacancy. Following our first council meeting, we will publish roles and School Council member details. Please remember that our School Council sub-committees are a great way to support and become active in the school.

Staffing Update – Welcome & Congratulations

This week we welcomed Bec Wright to our teaching team. Bec will be teaching R Triple R this year to our Foundation and 3/4 students. We will welcome Haylie Saarinen to our school on Monday 4th March as our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Teacher. Each home group will have a semester (2 terms) of STEM in 2019. Haylie & Bec will also teach as part of our Literacy and Numeracy Boost Initiative. Bec and Haylie have worked in a variety of schools, in various roles over many years, and will bring a further wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.

Next Friday, 1st of March we say farewell to Louise as she heads off on the next adventure in her life – motherhood! We wish Louise and Michael all the best with this exciting new addition to their lives and look forward to meeting the newest addition to the Glengala family in the near future.

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 in calling, emailing or coming in to have a chat with myself, Sam C or Sam F.

Kris White

#GlengalaPROUD Principal