Glengala Gazette – Issue #36


2020 Enrolments

If you know of any families who may be interested in enrolling at our wonderful school, please encourage them to contact the school as soon as possible as we have limited places remaining for 2020. If you are planning on relocating at the end of this year and not returning to Glengala Primary School, please let the school know by completing an exit slip at the office ASAP.

F – 2 Learning Spaces Moving

Exciting news this week as our F – 2 Learning Spaces move into their brand new Learning Spaces in the new building.  The move will occur over Thursday and Friday of this week.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding as any teething issues are sorted out during this process.

Book Fair & Buy the School a Book Thank You

Huge thanks to the many families who supported our Dino-Mite Book Fair last week. We had a terrific turnout at every session with almost $935 raised for our school.  Also pleasing was a number of families who supported our ‘Buy the School a Book’ fundraiser.  This allowed families to select and purchase a book from book fair to be donated to our school Library. Books will be processed and available for borrowing shortly.  You will be able to easily identify books purchased through this program by the handprint thank you message on the inside cover.  Thank you to Geraldine and her team of helpers Claire, Diana, Keith, Milly, Rania and Vin for organising another great book fair for our community.

Carols Evening – 16th December

Come along and join us for our last and often biggest whole school event for the year – our Carols Evening.  Bring your rug & small beach chairs along with your singing voices and enjoy a lovely low-key end of year celebration with the school community.  A variety of food and drinks along with some Christmas gifts will be on sale from 5pm with Carols commencing at 6pm.  We will also draw the winners of our Christmas Hampers raffles on the night.

Co-Teaching

We’re proud to operate in a true co-teaching model at Glengala PS. Since the introduction of this teaching model, we have seen positive outcomes for students and staff. Each co-teaching Learning Space will generally have an average of three educators responsible for teaching & learning as well as student welfare.  This model also allows students to connect with a variety of educators. Co-teaching allows us to provide additional support to our students and leads to greater outcomes for students as it increases opportunities for small group and one-to-one learning, and stronger explicit teaching and modelling during lessons.  The planning process encourages teachers to bounce ideas off each other in order to deliver the strongest, most engaging and creative lessons.  It also naturally allows for feedback and reflection of teacher practice – one of the best ways to continue to improve our effectiveness.  If you would like to see co-teaching in action, please chat with one of our Team Leaders – Elise (F-2), Richard (3-6) or Kate (Specialist) to arrange a suitable time to visit.

Newsletter Transition to Digital Newsletter ONLY

The Newsletter will be going completely digital next month.   In order to become more sustainable and reduce our recycling and waste production, we will be ceasing printing the newsletter.  Families will continue to receive the newsletter weekly on COMPASS and on our website.

Parent Helpers Required for Sunshine Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser – Sunday 1st December

With just over one week until our next Bunnings BBQ fundraiser,  we require parent helpers to support us by volunteering  on Sunday, 1st December.   If you are able to spare an hour, please come to the office to register your name, contact number and the time you are available to help out.

As always if you have any questions, concerns or general feedback please don’t hesitate contacting Sam, Sam or myself in person, send us an email or give us a call.

 

Kris White

Principal

white.kris.k@edumail.vic.gov.au

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