Ready, set, and go – for Gold!

Announcing our Virtual House Athletics

Preps in Remote Learning

Whether making corn fritters in their cooking class, math lessons or exercise time it’s great to see our Preps smiling during remote learning. Thanks parents!

A new sand-pit for the Junior site

Earlier last year we were advised about the launch of the Local Schools Community Fund and encouraged to apply. The Local School Community Fund supported the Australian Government’s commitment to education by providing a contribution to our school for a small scale project.

We are delighted to announce that our application was successful, and funding has been used to build a fabulous sand-pit for our students to enjoy on the West Site. We look forward to having a pic with the students playing in it very soon and this project has been a very welcomed addition to the playground!

We very much appreciate the support of Dr Katie Allen MP Federal Member for Higgins and for managing to squeeze in a visit in between lock-downs late last term.

School Funding update!

Wow! It’s a crazy time, but here’s some good news to make you cheer!
 
Announced on Monday, GHPS will receive a $7.12 million Government grant.
 
For long time viewers who have been following this story, it’s been a long roller-coaster ride, and this outcome is beyond what we had hoped.
 
This is an important investment into the future of the community and will provide for programs and services that our kids deserve.
 
It’s also a vote of confidence in all the great work by the school leadership and teaching staff who have made GHPS everything it is today.
 
We also thank Steve Dimopoulos, who has remained steadfast in his commitment to education, and to us, through these past few years.

See the announcement on Facebook:

Student Council

By Hugo and Isabelle, School Captains.

On the 11th of March, we had our first student council meeting with Mrs Alessi.

The councilors got ideas from their class on how we can improve the school (as always), but at the meeting we also focused on our favourite moment at school this year (eg: stride day and 5/6 sport).

We also talked about what collaborating is, how to use self-regulation and initiative to upgrade and enhance the school as we know it. Everybody chose which one they were good at, and everybody shared.

Our next meeting will be on the 22nd of April and we all look forward to really starting to refine the school!

 

Lightning Premiership

We’ve had our first 5/6 Sport Lightning Premiership day. Students participated in Cricket, Basketball, Volleystars and Softball.

All teams had wins, draws and losses. It was great to see Grade 5’s enthusiasm at their first 5/6 sport competition.

Our students showed skill, sportsmanship and made our coaches proud on the day. Term 2 Winter Sport sign -ups will begin in Week 8. Big thanks to the Grade 5/6 teachers, teacher aides and student teachers who helped make the day a success!

Return to School Map

Here is the School Map for when we return to school from 26 May, 2020

 

Great day for a Walkathon

We enjoyed participating in the annual walkathon last Monday which was held on the school’s oval.

Ms Amandine Lucas –Lely did a fantastic job organising this event and thank you to everyone who supported the event.

The sponsorship money will be really appreciated by our students when they get to read the new books we will be ordering.

I am sure Ms Lucas –Lely will promote them at assembly in the near future.

 

Mitchell wins House Swimming

House Swimming Sports for 3-6 students was once again it was a very successful and enjoyable day.

Congratulations to Mitchell (Green) for winning this year’s House Swimming carnival.

Thank you to Ms. Marie Kasambalis for organising another fabulous sports day.

Well done to individual students who have now qualified into our District Swimming Squad. Ms. Kasambalis will be overseeing training at Carnegie Pool. Good Luck at Districts!