Glengala Gazette – Issue #13


Foundation 2019 Parent Information Sessions
Next week during Education Week we have our first series of Foundation Parent Information Sessions for 2019. If you, or someone you know has children in kindergarten or of school age, please call the office to book a place at one of our very informative sessions. These sessions have limited spaces so call to reserve yours today.

Rebuild Information
Building works are progressing beautifully! All on schedule. This week we have seen the commencement of the decking on the Tallintyre Road side of the building and plastering and painting works inside.

Education Week Next Week
Across the State next week schools will be celebrating the great achievements and work being carried out in our wonderful education system. You are all invited to attend these fantastic Glengala Events and join in the celebrations;

  • Foundation 2019 Parent Information Sessions (see above)
  • Book Fair Daily in the Coaching Corner room at the 1/2 Learning Space
  • Literacy Open Morning Friday 24th May 9am-11am

Literacy Open Morning – Foundation – 2 – Friday 24th May 9am-11am
Next Friday we are hosting a Literacy open morning where all parents and community members are invited to attend learning spaces to join in literacy activities with your children. We will have information for families on how best to support your child with learning to read and write. Please check your child’s bag for information from your teachers if they are planning a specific activity for the morning.

Positive Behaviour for our Students
Ready, Respectful and Safe are our school values and the standard that we hold ourselves and our students up to each and every day. To help us ensure that all students are arriving and moving through their day Ready, Respectful and Safe with each other, their teachers and people in our community, you could help us by talking to your child about the ways they can show these values in their day to day interactions and friendships. Let us be very clear, students are required to keep their hands and feet to themselves at all times. By working together we can make sure that all students act and feel Ready, Respectful and Safe every day.

NAPLAN – Work-In-Progress
This week has seen the Year 3 and 5 students undertake NAPLAN Writing and Reading. Students reported that they were very calm, and found NAPLAN on the iPads engaging. Students who were absent on these days will participate in make-up sessions on Friday. Thank you for ensuring that your children were calm, relaxed and ready to participate to the best of their ability. Next week we will undertake the NAPLAN Language Conventions and Mathematics tests.

Volunteer and Helpers Information
Would you like to volunteer your time around the school? You can help out in;

  • Our learning spaces
  • Breakfast Club
  • PMP with our Foundation students
  • Covering books for the library

All volunteers require a Working With Children check which are free to obtain through www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au .
Just present your WWCC card or your receipt at the office to register as a volunteer in our school.

2019 Enrolments & School Tours
Enrolment Tours are every week Thursday 9.15am. Please call the office to book a place.

As always, if you have any concerns or celebrations you wish to share please come and see myself or Kris any time.

Sam Fleming
Acting Assistant Principal
fleming.samantha.k@edumail.vic.gov.au

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