Imogen Commended at ‘My Brother Jack Awards’

At the recent My Brother Jack Awards 2017, a part of Glen Eira Council’s Story Telling Festival,  Imogen Matthews (Grade 4R) received a Commendation in poetry.  Primary School Poetry Award.

Her winning poem in the Primary School Poetry Award section is entitled ‘A New Land’, and is inspired by her love of poetry and history. Well done Imogen!

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Click against hate

Certificate of Appreciation

At assembly recently, a special presentation was made to the school from the ADC organisation for our wonderful work in promoting diversity through Click Against Hate. This recognised our valued participation and promotion of the values of tolerance and respect.

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Thank you to Mr John Jacobs for organising our students to be involved in learning about this initiative.

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To see a video about Click against hate please see below

We’re an esmart school

An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls. eSmart Schools is a behaviour change initiative designed to help schools improve
cybersafety and reduce cyberbullying.

What’s that pink bench?

Have you noticed the new bench on the East site? It’s bright pink and not hard to miss. The seat is a “Friendship Seat” from the Better Buddies Program run by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The goal is for the seat to be a place for students to sit and talk to their friends or to make new friends. Students are being taught friendship and kindness and to build a sense of community. Thank you to the Alannah and Madeline foundation for supplying and installing the seat.

Skoolbag Reminder – Turn on your notifications!

GHPS has a fantastic resource in the Skoolbag App which you can download onto your phone or tablet.

The school uses the app as a terrific method to provide current updates, reminders and alerts about current school events as well as newsletters.

The app works best when notifications are turned on.

We understand that most of us automatically turn off notifications when installing new apps but please turn these on, we promise not to spam you, it’s all good stuff!

To download the app to your device as well as turn on your notifications click here.

If you have any queries about the app and how to use it send us a note and attention it to Libby or Claire.