Glengala Gazette – Issue #5

Harmony Day: ‘Everyone Belongs’

On Wednesday 21st of March we will be celebrating Harmony Day as a whole school.  Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.  It is a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common.  The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘Everyone Belongs’, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians.

Students & staff are encouraged to come dressed in the costume & clothing of their cultural background. In the morning, students will participate in a Parade of Nations on the basketball courts. Students will then spend the day rotating through multi-age activities to learn about different cultures and nationalities.  Students will then celebrate with a shared lunch. All students are asked to bring a plate of food which represents their cultural dishes to share with students in their Learning Space.

School Council

The School Council Election process has been completed. There were four nominations for parent positions. Not all positions were filled meaning we will commence School Council with two parent vacancies. Following our first council meeting we will publish roles and School Council member details. Please remember that our School Council subcommittees are a great way to support and become active in the school. Our subcommittees will be Education, Buildings & Grounds and Finance.


One of the best activities that you can do at home to support your child with their learning is to read at home. 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, please see the table which highlights the impact of the amount of readings children do.

Easter Raffle

It’s hard to believe but Easter is fast approaching! As usual, we will be running our Easter raffle, and we welcome any and all donations of Easter Eggs, Bunnies and Chocolates to help us create some wonderful prizes. Please drop off any donations to the office.

The Easter Raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 28th March in the last week of school for the term. Raffle books will come home with each student next week. We will have special prizes for the families who sell the most raffle tickets.

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 calling, emailing or coming and have a chat with myself or Sam.

Kris White