Welcome back, it is great to see everyone looking refreshed and excited for another terrific year at Glengala PS. It’s been great catching up with our community and seeing new connections form. A special welcome to our 24 new students from Yr1-6 and our 28 new Foundation (Prep) students which means our current enrolment sits at 191 students – our highest enrolment since 2010! With increased enrolments comes new staff so we welcome the following teachers to our school – Rania (Foundation Learning Space), Vin (3-6 Learning Space), Claire (3-6 Learning Space), Kate (3-6 Learning Space & Learning Specialist – Literacy), Keith (digiTech) and Rita & Nikki (PE). We’ve also welcomed Education Support staff Kirsty (fulltime Speech) & Dean (IT Technician).
I’ve been spending time in all Learning Spaces seeing just how well students have settled in and the terrific work our staff are doing. Our community of learners really has had a brilliant, positive start to the year! Foundation students this week made a calm transition to school, showing the benefits of our extensive transition program.
Meet & Greet—Free BBQ
We will be holding our Staff Meet & Greet with a free BBQ (drinks & other items at regular cost) in week 4. The purpose of the Meet & Greet will be a relaxed chance for staff and our parent community to meet and form connections while students enjoy playing on the play equipment.
We’re very excited that our Free Breakfast Club is again operating this year. Our Breakfast Club is open to all students from 8.30am-8.55am Monday-Friday and is FREE! Students can visit the canteen each morning and enjoy some yummy breakfast with the company of their friends and staff.
As many will have noticed we have had significant works occur over the summer break. Some of these are ongoing which means some areas of the school are off limits. All members of our community are asked to be mindful of these works and remain away from any tradespeople on site so that works can be completed as soon as possible. Remember a short term inconvenience will result in a better school for everyone into the future. As soon as final plans are available we will hold an information session to share the exciting news and developments with you all. Remember to connect with your School Council representatives who are up to date with all building works within the school.
No Hat, No Play—SunSmart
From the beginning of September until the end of April it is ‘No Hat, No Play’ time at all government schools including Glengala PS. As part of our school’s SunSmart policy, all students are required to wear a school hat whilst outside during lunchtime, recess and all outdoor activities. We ask that you ensure your child has a school hat and that it has their name clearly marked on it. School hats are available for purchase from the front office from $5. Please remember to apply other SunSmart measures like sunscreen during this time.
Thank you to our wonderful helpers Angela, Elise, Claire, Diana, Hang, Josie, Kate, Kellie, Kirsty, Louise, Phoebe, Vin & Sam for giving their time on Sunday, at this extremely busy time of year, to help make the Bunnings BBQ a big success for the school as we made a profit of $900 which is a great result. This money will go towards completing our Reading Courtyard off our LLC. #GlengalaProud
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 come and have a chat with myself or Sam.