GPA Newsletter #11 15 September 2023

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14th October Referendum BBQ & marketSign Up

Term 4 icy pole dutyHot Chocolates & Icy Poles Signup

Term 4 cake raffleCake signup

TheirCare end of Term 3 Report

Term 4 Events

Saturday 14th October 2023 Referendum BBQ & market

GHPS West site is a voting venue for the 2023 Referendum on Saturday 14th October.

In addition to the essential “democracy” sausage BBQ, the GPA is also organising a cake stall, plant stall and 2nd-hand book stall to provide our local community with the opportunity to contribute funds to our lovely school!

As the referendum is at the end of the 2nd week of Term 4, there will be a flurry of activity in preparation for this event in early October, and plenty of opportunities to Sign Up and volunteer.


Friday Icy Poles

Icy poles will continue to be on offer for Term 4.

For pre-pay, be sure to retrieve the orange notice from your child’s bag and return payment (cash only) to the classroom teacher or office by Thursday 5th October.

Great value $9 for 11 weeks of icy poles, and no need for weekly Friday morning searches for those elusive $1 coins!

Friday cake raffle

Can there be a better way to end the week than being a cake winner?

Bakers, sign up for your Term 4 opportunity to make someone’s week!

You need a ticket to win!  Tickets are $1 from the office, every Friday.

Term 3 Team of Champions

There must have been plenty of happy Dads and grandfathers on the 3rd of September with the gifts carefully chosen by eager students and thoughtfully sourced and prepared by Sarah and a busy team of volunteers.

Term 3 was busy and profitable for the GPA with nearly $6000 raised and plenty of stimulating events. A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered time, baked goods or other expertise to any of these events, and an EXTRA SHOUT OUT to the coordinators who are essential to these successful events.

  • Bunnings BBQ coordinator Sally & Anthony
  • Winter Disco coordinator Fiona
  • Father’s Day Stall coordinators Sarah & Abbi
  • Pie Lunch coordinators Hayley
  • Icy Pole & Hot chocolates Hayley & Fiona, and special mention to Lakshmi as #1 hot chocolate chef
  • Cake bakers

Next GPA meeting: Friday 6th October Room 2 at 9:10am. All welcome. 

Referendum BBQ and market planning will be a priority agenda item for this meeting. Please come along if you have ideas or expertise to contribute or email