Glengala Gazette – Issue #36

Book Fair!
This week, we are #GlengalaProud to host the second of our Scholastic Book Fairs. The theme of the fair is “Australia – Story Country”. There’s a large selection of fiction, non-fiction and picture books for students to purchase, as well as an assortment of stationary and paper. The book fair is open before school from 8.45am, at lunchtime and after school until 3.30pm, and runs until this Friday.

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Portsea Camp
Congratulations to Abrash and Dylan in Grade 5 who have been selected to attend the Portsea Camp over the January school holidays. We know you will represent our school with pride, and we look forward to hearing about your camp when you return to school next year.

Staff Professional Development – Pivotal Curriculum for Behaviour Management
We are very excited to announce that four of our staff – Chris Sacco, Josie Leone-Muensang, Sarah Foster and myself are attending ‘Train the Trainer’ professional learning in Behaviour Management, as part of a pilot program being introduced to Australia by the UK-based Pivotal Curriculum group. We are very excited about introducing Pivotal Curriculum for Behaviour Management to our school, as it closely aligns with our philosophy of School Wide Positive Behaviour and building positive relationships with all members of our school community. We will be rolling out this program in 2017 to support our students in developing their self-management and social and emotional learning skills.

Reminder – 2017 Prep Transition Dates and Moving On Up Program
Our Prep Transition and Moving On Up Program for current Prep to Year 5 students has begun, with activities planned for Friday afternoons until December 2nd. On Tuesday December 6th, students will undertake activities with their 2017 Learning Space teachers. Our current Year 6 students will continue to work on Graduation activities during this time. The remaining dates are as follows:

Friday November 18th – 2.15 – 3.15pm

Friday November 25th – 2.15 – 3.15pm

Friday December 2nd – 2.15 – 3.15pm

Tuesday December 6th – 9.00 – 10.30am

If you have any questions, feedback or are experiencing any difficulties, please do not hesitate to give Kris or myself a call, send an email or come in and have a chat.

Samantha Cunningham
Assistant Principal