GPA Newsletter #13 – 5 September 2019

Events & Reminders

Term 3: Monday 15 July – Friday 20 September

Friday 6 September: Kids Disco

Tuesday 10 September: GPA Meeting (9.10am, Wendy Wilson Hall)

Tuesday 10 September: Fete Meeting (7.30pm, Wendy Wilson Hall)

Friday 20 September: Pie Lunch and Last Day of School (early finish 2.30pm)


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The GPA would like to thank:

  • Ruth Smyth Kinyua & Nicole Verginis for coordinating our Father’s Day Stall this year, and to all the volunteers and bakers who helped out
  • Christine Short and Amanda Philpot for continuing the baking order for our Term 3 Cake Raffle
  • Gajalakshmi Ramalingam, Heidi Powell, Rohini Kulkarni, Anjali Jain, Heera Arvind and Pushpalatha Manavalan for volunteering to serve at our Friday lunchtime snacks over the last fortnight

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Father’s Day Stall Wrap-Up

Our Father’s Day stall was a great success again this year, raising approx. $1,900 for the school. What a fantastic result. We hope everyone enjoyed their gifts – the children certainly enjoyed buying them for you.

Thank you to Ruth Smyth Kinyua & Nicole Verginis for coordinating, to Y. Anuradha, Suneetha Behara, Hayley Clift, Yuko Ema, Sakiko Isojima, Anjali Jain, MVR Jyothsna, Akiyo Kiriyama, Swapna Myala, Mariko Noda, Heidi Powell, Gajalakshmi K Ramalingam, N. Sailatha, Srija Samuel, Tharana Surireddy, Vasynutra Tabujekka for volunteering, to our wonderful bakers and to all the families for supporting our fundraising by purchasing gifts at our stall. We couldn’t have done it without all of your support.

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Kids Disco – Friday 6 September

Our Kids Disco is back on Friday 6 September with resident DJ Pisco spinning a curated selection of tracks that are sure to get your kids up on the dance floor. Our JUNIOR DISCO (prep-2) will run from 5-6.20 and the SENIOR DISCO (3-6) will run from 6.30-8pm.

Ticket sales have closed and there will be no ticket sales at the door.

We still need helpers with set up and packing up. Sign up here – it’s heaps of fun. WWCC required.


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Pie Lunch – Friday 20 September

We will be serving pies, sausage rolls and vegetarian pasties from Three Little Bakers in Murrumbeena on the last day of term. Forms were distributed this week and need to be returned by Monday 16 September. SORRY – NO LATE ORDERS!

We need volunteers to help collecting, packing and distributing these special lunch orders. If you can help, please sign up here: WWCC required.

Please sign up

Friday Lunchtime Snacks

(Quelch frozen fruit sticks & hot chocolates)

During the cooler months we will offer Quelch frozen fruit sticks every week, but will ONLY offer hot chocolate service if we have a full roster (ie 6 volunteers serving) by Thursday 12 noon (the day before). We cannot make hot chocolates happen on two sides of the school without a full roster.

Thank you to our strong band of core volunteers for signing up, however we still need:

  • 3 more volunteers this week and next week;
  • anywhere between 3-4extra volunteers for the remaining weeks of term.

If you can help from 12.30/12.45pm for about an hour, please sign up  here: WWCC required.

For children who have not pre-purchased for Term 3, icy-poles and  hot chocolates can be purchased on the day for $1. Remember to bring your own cup and we’ll throw in a free marshmallow!

Icy-pole service only on the last day of term (Friday 20 September) following the Pie/Sausage Roll / Pastie Lunch.


Weekly Cake Raffle

Heidi Powell is the next baker up this week, followed by Margo White next week.  Our roster for term 3 is now full, and our Term 4 roster is open – please sign up here:

Don’t forget to buy your tickets!


Find all of our GPA rosters here

The GPA use SignUp rosters to coordinate all of our fundraising events – a list of our current rosters (and links) are listed below. Simply click the relevant event link (or copy it into your browser) and sign up for the spot(s) which suit you:

Our Term 4 rosters are also open – please sign up:

Alternatively, please email and let us know how you can help.

All of our GPA rosters can also be found on the GPA SignUps group page.

All of our Fete rosters can be found on the 2019 Twilight Fete rosters group page. Logo

Support our fundraising

Just a friendly reminder that from today and for the entire month of September, Glen Huntly Primary School is on a Local Matters jar at Grill’d Chadstone.

We hope that being on a jar this month can help you generate some extra support and increase awareness in the local community about what you do.

I hope I get a chance to chat with you in the restaurant soon – don’t forget to say ‘hi’ when you drop by for a burger… and good luck!


Grill’d Chadstone

Shop F032, Chadstone Shopping Centre 1341 Dandenong Road


03 9563 1822

Families can also support the GPA’s fundraising efforts by:

  • purchasing Quelch frozen fruit sticks or hot chocolates for your child on Friday lunchtimes for $1 each
  • purchasing tickets for $1 each in our weekly cake raffle each Friday
  • purchasing an Entertainment Book
  • considering 1stenergy as their energy supplier. 1st energy will donate $50 to GHPS for every school family who signs up – contact 1st Energy on 1300 426 594 and quote GHPS

All money raised directly benefits the school.


2019 Twilight Fete

Sign up to coordinate one of these stalls
  • Lucky Ducks
  • Toilet Roll Throw
  • Crazy Hair
  • Slot Car Racing
  • Silent Auction

or volunteer on one of the various stalls and activities at our Twilight Fete.

All of our Fete rosters can be found on the 2019 Twilight Fete rosters group page.

Keep an eye out for our next Fete Newsletter and find out how you can help us deliver Fete flyers to 20 zones over the school holidays – coming soon!

Rides Information: Click here to find out about 2019 Twilight Fete Rides Information – with all day ride passes available and discounts for pre-purchased all day ride passes and for even larger discounts for group pre-purchases.



Working With Children Check (WWCC)

Under the GHPS Volunteer Policy, all volunteers during school hours will need to hold a WWCC (Volunteer Check). This means that you will need to hold a WWCC (or have submitted your application) to volunteer on the icypole stall, to help with readers, in class rooms, to coordinate fete activities or stalls and at many more events held throughout the year.

It is simple, quick and free to apply for a WWCC online and to finalise your application at participating Australia Post Outlets. To secure your WWCC, please follow this link and get cracking:

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Communications Officer

The GPA will be looking for new blood to take on the role of preparing the fortnightly GPA newsletters and other communications when Caitilin Hawkins steps down from this role at the end of October after the Fete. This job can be owned by one person or shared by more than one person and Caitilin is more than happy to hold your hand until you get the hang of it all. If you are interested in taking on this role or would like to find out more information about it, please contact

Next GPA Meeting: Tuesday 10 September

Please meet at the Office, East Site at 9.10am