Glengala Gazette – Issue #32

Newsletter Transition to Digital Newsletter ONLY

The Newsletter will be going completely digital over the coming month.  In order to become more sustainable and reduce our recycling and waste production, in part in response to the increased recycling issues in our community and to become more environmentally aware, we will be ceasing printing the newsletter.  Families will continue to receive the newsletter weekly on COMPASS and on our website.

As we progress into using COMPASS to the best of its ability, we will also move permission forms on to COMPASS, making it a one-stop-shop for communication between School and Home.  No more lost and soggy notes at the bottom of school bags and flying away in the wind!

NAPLAN Success

We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work of our students and staff in preparing and undertaking NAPLAN back in May.  This year we have had some wonderful news and success to share.  We continue with our upward trend for growth and improvement in Reading.   Our students continue to grow between year 3 and year 5, in Reading at rates above the state means.   This is such wonderful news to share.  We pride ourselves on not emphasising the stress of NAPLAN for the students; putting it into perspective, it is one tool the education system use to track school improvement over time, and that is how we like to use it.  This is why we celebrate when we can see the work and care our staff put into supporting and growing our students as individuals and life long learners.

COMPASS  – Time to request a printed copy of end of year report

We have access to a fantastic online communication tool COMPASS which enables us to have a one- stop- shop for our school-home communication needs.  If you don’t already have access to COMPASS, feel free to come to the office and ask for your unique username and password for access.  End of year student reports will be made available directly through COMPASS during the last week of term.  If you require a printed report, you will need to request this through the office before the end of November.

Foundation 2020 Transition – COMMENCES NEXT WEEK Tuesday 29th October

Next Tuesday we have our first Foundation Transition session for our 2020 Foundation students and families.  This session will run for approximately 1 hour from 2.15pm.  Foundation students spend time with Elise, Kate and other school support staff to engage in our school familiarisation program over the next 6 weeks. We pride ourselves on having one of the most supportive and extensive transition programs available in our network, offering free sessions and initial school engagement assessments. Bookings are advised. If you know someone who is still considering their options for school for 2020, please encourage them to make contact as soon as possible.

Planning for 2020

We are currently finalising staffing and resource placement for 2020.  In order to plan and prepare appropriately we need to know if you are planning on moving house, or are aware of new students intending on coming to Glengala who have not yet been to visit us.  Please let us know, as soon as possible, if you are aware of any changes to your circumstances that may affect your child’s enrolment.

Foundation – Year 2 Sleepover

We have excitement growing in our Foundation and 1/2 Learning Spaces as they look forward to their Sleepover.  Permission forms and information were sent out with students and are needed back ASAP so that catering can be arranged.  This is such a fun time of the school year, and we thank you for your support in preparing your children for the first stage of our Camping program.

2020 Enrolments & School Tours

Enrolment Tours are every Thursday at 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, Sam C or Kris any time.


Sam Fleming

Assistant Principal