GPA Newsletter 14 June 2018

Events & Reminders

Friday Lunchtime Snacks

Friday 27 April — Friday 29 June

PJ Day & Popcorn

Friday 22 June


Financial Update

We hope to raise another $8,000 for additional 2 air-conditioners on the West Site by the end of the Year.

GPA are also keen to support the BAGS team in building a bike shed for the West Site. We are planning a Ride-A-Thon during school hours in Term 3 to raise money for this worthy cause (proposed date of Friday 24th August – to be confirmed).

GPA funds are also used for running various specialist programs.

Cake Raffle – Fridays – Tickets $1

The GPA co-ordinate a weekly cake raffle every Friday!

One family signs up each week to showcase their baking skills with something sweet – such as a cake, a batch of cupcakes, biscuits or slice, etc.

Students can buy tickets for $1 each to be in with a chance to win the coveted prize.

And if it is your week to bake, your child or children get their chance to take to the stage at assembly to show off what’s on offer and invite students to buy a ticket.

There is 1 spot still available on the Term 2 roster (the last day of school – 29th June) – Get in Quick! Sign up

Friday Lunchtime Snacks

Hot Chocolates and Berri Fruit sticks on Offer

As well as being very much enjoyed by GHPS students, the Friday snacks are a great fundraiser for our school (remember we raised over $5,600 during 2017) – so support us by volunteering to help and also purchasing the snacks!

Thanks to Margo White for co-ordinating the popcorn (alternative to our usual hot chocolates and icy-poles) last Friday 8th June! Thanks to Cassandra David and Venmani Sasikumar for their consistent help throughout this term. Let’s help by signing up – Fridays – 1.15pm-2.15pm (12.15-1.1.5 on the last day of term) – please sign up

Students who haven’t pre-ordered won’t miss out – you can purchase your snack on the day for $1 each.

Remember to bring along your own cup/mug from home and you will receive a free marshmallow!



PJ Day (gold coin donation)

& GPA Popcorn ($1 each bag)

GHPS is having a PJ Day on Friday 22nd June (gold coin donation) to raise funds for costumes for our 2018 Cabaret coming up on Tuesday 11th September.

Due to very popular demand we will be offering POPCORN on Friday 22nd June (and guess what – this extra treat is in addition to the Friday Lunchtime Snacks of hot chocolate / icy-poles!) 

Popcorn will be available for purchase for $1 per bag – proceeds will also be used for costumes for the Cabaret! More details coming soon …

Advanced thanks to Lisa, Tania & Margo for agreeing to make the popcorn for our PJ day.


“ROCKTOBER” – Save the Date (Sat 27th October)

The GPA are planning an action packed musical trivia night with a spin – “Rocktober” will be an event not to be missed! Shan Jayaweera (our very own “Rocktober” Co-Ordinator) has wonderful ideas about how we can incorporate the many musically talented GHPS parents and teachers in writing trivia questions and being involved on the night with live performances! So start thinking about booking your baby-sitters for Saturday 27th October – We can’t wait!

“Rocktober” will be held at the Wendy Wilson Hall at GHPS. More details will be available during Term 3 … watch this space.

Next GPA Meeting: Fri 20th July

9.45am – 11.00 am (after assembly), WW Hall, West Site