Glengala Gazette – Issue # 7


Harmony Day

It was fantastic to see so many students in cultural dress or in orange yesterday to celebrate Harmony Day; a day when Australians celebrate our cultural diversity. The day is also the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. To support this, we spent the day working in multi-age groupings completing various activities aimed at celebrating and embracing our diversity. Our annual shared lunch was also a huge hit with many yummy plates of food coming in throughout the morning and many parents joining us for the feast. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our day either in national dress, bringing some cultural food or enjoying the buddy activities held. I’m already looking forward to our 2019 celebrations!

Easter Raffle

Thank you to everyone who have returned their sold raffle tickets. We have additional books to be sold if you would like. Please remember there are prizes for the top 3 families who sell the most raffle tickets.

The Easter Raffle will be drawn next Wednesday morning. All ticket stubs and money must be returned by 9am Wednesday 28th of March for inclusion in the draw.

Earth Hour

This Saturday 24th of March from 8:30pm – 9:30pm is Earth Hour; all homes and businesses are asked to turn off their power/lights for the hour. Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide. Visit earthhour.org.au for more information.

School Tours & Enrolments

Tours of our wonderful school for families interested in enrolling their child in 2019 have already begun. If you would like a tour, have friends or neighbours who would like a tour please contact the school to book a place. If you have a child due to start in 2019 please complete your enrolment and drop it off at the front office. Should you know of a child due to start school in 2019 please remind their parents to hand in their enrolment forms too.

End of Term – Thursday 29th March—1.40pm

It’s hard to believe but next Thursday 29th March is the last day of Term 1! At the end of Term 1, 2 and 3 we finish school an hour earlier than usual. With our recess break finishing at 2.15pm our students will actually finish school for the term at 1.40pm. Please ensure that arrangements have been made for your children to be collected early on this day or booked into Kelly Club for After School Care.

If you have questions, feedback or are experiencing any difficulties please don’t hesitate to contact either Sam or myself via phone, sending us an email or come and have a chat.

Kris White

Principal

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

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