Glengala Gazette – Issue #39

Glengala PS School Vision – ‘PROUD’
Over the year we’ve been working on our school Vision. We believe keeping our Vision simple and linked to a key word will make it more ‘lived’, known and owned by all members of our community.

We have decided to link our Vision to the word PROUD, this links to our historically used #GlengalaPROUD from our work with students, social media and school signage. The school Vision qualities will not replace our 3 long established school Values of Respect, Responsibility & Safety. Staff have generated a list of qualities linked to each letter of PROUD. ‘R’ will be represented by the word Resilient. All other letters have options listed below. Please sign in to your Compass Portal to find the link to our School Vision Survey. If you require support to access your Compass Portal please contact the office admin team who will be happy to help you out. The survey will remain open until the end of the 2018 school year. We will launch ‘PROUD’ at the start of the 2019 school year.

Volunteers Thank You Morning Tea – 14th December
We are extremely fortunate to have such a supportive community that are willing to help out in so many ways. As part of our end of year celebrations we would like to recognise this support and say a big THANK YOU by holding our Volunteers Morning Tea at 11.10am next Friday 14th December. Please contact the front office to RSVP for this event.

Carols Evening – 17th 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 Raffles Tickets and some Christmas gifts will be on sale from 5pm, with Carols commencing at approximately 6pm.

Sweat Day Timetable
With today and tomorrows taste of summer I thought it was a good chance to let the community know that when the weather is hot we will enact our Sweat Day timetable (same as wet day timetable). We use the SunSmart guide, along with advice from the Department of Education when making the decision to enact the Sweat Day timetable. Based on this, when the temperature reaches 35 or above we call students inside. We are fortunate to have air conditioned spaces for our students and staff.

End of Year Dismissal and School Return 2019
The end of Term 4 is fast approaching! Friday 21st December is the last day of school for 2018. Please join us for our final assembly from 12pm; school dismissal will follow this assembly. Please ensure that you have made arrangements for your child to be collected from school or booked into our After School Program – Kelly Club. School will resume at 8.45am on Thursday 31st January for students in Year 1-6. Foundation will commence on Thursday 7th February.

As always if you have any questions, concerns or general feedback please don’t hesitate to come and have a chat, send me an email or give me a call.

Kris White