GPA Newsletter 1 November 2018

Events & Reminders

Term 4: Monday 8 October – Friday 21 December

Friday 9 November:    Diwali Celebrations at Morning Assembly in WW Hall, West Site

GPA Meeting at 2.15 – 3.30pm in WW Hall, West Site

Friday 23 November:  Orders in Tri Nature Fundraiser due

Saturday 24 November: Election Day Sausage Sizzle

Saturday 1 December: Kids Disco


Term 4 has started out in fine form with a fantastic night of entertainment at Rocktober last Saturday, Halloween cupcakes and doughnuts yesterday and plenty more to come with a Diwali lunch, our Election Day Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall and the Kids’ Disco as highlights.

Thank you to Shan Jayaweera for co-ordinating Rocktober. I’m sure all who attended will agree that he did an absolutely amazing job and poured his heart and soul into making it such a special evening. Congratulations to the winning team of Helen and Craig Matthews, Christine and Russell Short, Yvonne Balfour, Jenn Knight and friends. Please see Shan’s Rocktober report and check out all the photos below.

Chocolate Drive

Thank you for your continued support selling the remaining boxes of chocolates. There are still plenty more available from the office. For those families who have not yet returned their money and any unsold stock  – please do so as soon as possible.


Tri Nature Fundraiser

Support the school by purchasing your Tri Nature products through the Tri Nature Fundraiser before Friday 23 November. Please refer to the linked flyer for more details: School Fundraiser Helen’s Eco Store for GHPS


GPA – making a difference

The GPA are a dynamic team of parents and friends of the Glen Huntly Primary School Community who fundraise for our school to improve the facilities and experiences for our children. We also organise fun social events that bring our wonderful school community together and build strong links between our school and the wider community.

The GPA have raised $10,480 so far this year, and counting. We couldn’t have done it without your support.

Cake Raffle – Fridays – Tickets $1

Thank you to Christine Short for baking a couple of weeks ago and to Martina Gevaux for baking a delicious cake last week. Thanks also to the following wonderful bakers for signing up to bake for our Cake Raffle this term.

2 November Angela Natalier
9 November
16 November Nicole Verginis
23 November
30 November
7 December Juliana Pecer
14 December
21 December

As you can see there are heaps of spots that need a name in them – and we would love to see your name there. Please sign up by following this link:

With Angela Natalier baking this week, its sure to be delicious and artistic – so don’t forget to support this fundraising for our school by buying tickets for $1 each.

Friday Lunchtime Snacks

We desperately need helpers this week, and in coming weeks. If you can spare an hour on a Friday lunchtime, please sign up for one or more spots on the Term 4 roster here:

Students who have not pre-ordered for the term can purchase Quelch fruit sticks on the day for $1 each. Don’t forget your money!

“ROCKTOBER” – GHPS Music Trivia Night – Wrap Up


Halloween – Wednesday 31 October


Thank you for supporting our fundraising Halloween cupcake and doughnut day. We hope you all enjoyed the delicious cupcakes and doughnuts baked by our friends at the Bread Roll Shop in Ormond – who gave us a very special price so that we could raise some money for the school. They’re awesome and their cupcakes and doughnuts are too! We encourage you to support the businesses who support our school. Thank you to Caitilin Hawkins for co-ordinating and serving, and to Andrea Carveth and  Christine Donnan for helping to serve.

Kids Disco – (reminder new date Saturday 1st December)


Just a reminder that our Kids Disco will be held on Saturday 1 December in the Wendy Wilson Hall. At $10 entry, it is a fantastic deal – including a hot dog, a bottle of water, a goodie bag and lots of fun and great music brought to you by DJ Shan Jayaweera.

If you can volunteer at our Kids Disco on Saturday 1 December, please sign up. A SignUp roster will be created shortly and will be available on our GPA Signups group page (

We are also on the lookout for some disco lights to set the scene. If you can help us out with disco lights, please shoot an email to  and let us know.

Election Day – Saturday 24th November – Sausage Sizzle and more

On Saturday 24 November, Glen Huntly Primary School’s Wendy Wilson Hall will once again become a polling place for the Victorian State Election and the site of the Glen Huntly Primary School Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall.

We are still seeking a co-ordinator for the Cake Stall. If you can help, please email or sign up by following the link below. The GPA are more than happy to give you a guiding hand.

We will need all hands on deck for our Election Day stalls. In 2016, we raised over $3000 from our Election Day Stalls – so it is well worth the effort. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up. Past volunteers will attest to it being a fun couple of hours out of Election Day.

If you can help by coordinating our cake stall, baking or volunteering at our BBQ or Cake Stall on Saturday 24 November, please sign up here:

 Next GPA Meeting: Fri 9th November

9.45am – 11am, WW Hall, West Site