GPA Newsletter 15 November 2018

Events & Reminders

Term 4: Monday 8 October – Friday 21 December

Friday 16 November: 9.30-10am Working With Children Check (WWCC) Information Session (Wendy Wilson Hall)

Friday 23 November: Orders in Tri Nature Fundraiser due

Saturday 24 November: Election Day Sausage Sizzle & Cake Stall

Saturday 1 December: Kids Disco

Monday 3 December: 2019 Twilight Fete Meeting (7.30pm Wendy Wilson Hall)

Tuesday 11 December: Carols Evening

Friday 14 December: GPA Break Up Dinner

 The Term 4 events have kept coming with Diwali celebrations and lunch last Friday, and plenty more to come with a Diwali lunch, our Election Day Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall and the Kids Disco as highlights. Support the school by getting your Tri Nature orders in before Friday 23 November or by signing up to volunteer or bake at our Election Day BBQ and Cake Stall on Saturday 24 November.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

Under the updated Volunteer Policy for the school, all volunteers 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, or to help with readers, in class rooms, at the Kids Disco and at Working Bees.

Click here to see the current GHPS Volunteer Policy

If you already have a Working With Children Check PLEASE take into the Office so that it can be copied and filed.

If you don’t yet have a Working With Children Check –  it is simple, quick and free to apply for a Volunteer WWCC online and to finalise your application at participating Australia Post Outlets. The Australia Post outlet will take a photo for you and you won’t need to make an appointment. You can follow this link and get cracking: Working With Children Check Application

WWCC Information Session 

Friday 16 November 9.30-10am (Wendy Wilson Hall) after assemblt

For those who would like some assistance in lodging an application we will be running a workshop next Friday 16th November straight after assembly with devices available for you to start the on-line application process.

There will also be devices available at school drop off and pick up on the West Site for the next week.


Diwali Celebrations

Thank you to Venmani & Rohini for coordinating and to Aahana, Bilva, Elizabeth, Oshika, Raashi, Ridhan, Sahan, Smruthi, Tilly for hosting and performing the Diwali Celebrations at our Assembly last Friday 9th November – it was fantastic! It was a pleasure having the Hon. Steve Dimopoulos, Hon. Tim Wilson, Hon. Ms Georgie Crozier, Mrs Libby Alessi and Mrs Bama lighting the candles for the ceremony.

With thanks also to Arti, Rohini, Jayanthi,Prakshitha, Venmani and GPA for helping with the delicious Samosa and Mango lassi lunch. 

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

Helen’s EcoStore will be donating a percentage of profits to the school – the more we collectively purchase the greater benefit for our school.

You have just over a week to support the school by purchasing your Tri Nature products through the Tri Nature Fundraiser. All orders must be received before Friday 23 November.

Please refer to the attached 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 $15,950 so far this year, and counting – including a very impressive $1,837 from Rocktober.  These funds have been used by GHPS to purchase and install carpet for the Grade 1 area on the West Site, purchase and install 2 dishwashers and there is $4,000 earmarked for a new bike shed on the West Site.

We couldn’t have done it without your support.

Cake Raffle – Fridays – Tickets $1

Thank you to Angela Natalier and Rose Agnew for baking this fortnight and to the following wonderful bakers for signing up to bake for our Cake Raffle this term.

16 November Nicole Verginis
23 November Martina Gevaux
30 November Kate Taylor
7 December Juliana Pecer
14 December
21 December Helen Matthews

There is one spot left on 14 December that needs a name in it – and we would love to see your name there. Please sign up by following this link:

Nicole Verginis is up this week and Martina Gevaux is up the following week. They are both sure to be delicious – so don’t forget to support this fundraising for our school by buying tickets for $1 each.

Friday Lunchtime Snacks

We need 2 or 3 extra 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!


Kids Disco – Saturday 1 December

Just a reminder that our Kids Disco will be held on Saturday 1 December in the Wendy Wilson Hall – Preps to Grade 2 from 5.00-6.30pm, Grade 3-Grade 6 from 6.30-8.00pm. 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 Funky Owl. 

Notices for ticket purchases have been distributed – there will be strictly NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR – so purchase your tickets ASAP!

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 (

Election Day – Saturday 24 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.

It will be a Craig and Helen Matthews show with Craig coordinating the BBQ and Helen coordinating the Cake Stall. Now they just need everyone to sign up to fill all the other vacant spots whether as bakers or volunteers…

Time Spot Number of extra volunteers needed
7-8am BBQ 3
7-8am Cutting onions 2
8-9am BBQ 4
8-9am Cake Stall 2
8-9am Cutting onions 2
9-10am BBQ 2
9-10am Cake Stall 2
9-10am Cutting onions 3
1-2pm Cake Stall 1
2-3pm BBQ 1
3-4pm BBQ 4
3-4pm Cake Stall 1
4-5pm BBQ 2
4-5pm Cake Stall 2
5-6pm BBQ (pack up) 3
5-6pm Cake Stall (pack up) 1

Thank you to everyone who has signed up already to help and to the 12 people who have already signed up to bake. If you can help by baking or volunteering at our BBQ or Cake Stall on Saturday 24 November, please sign up here:

We really need your help – so please, show us your love!

2019 Twilight Fete (Saturday 26th October 2019) – First Meeting

Monday 3rd December 2018, 7.30pm, Wendy Wilson Hall

Plans are now underway for our bi-ennial Fete, with our Fete Co-Ordinator Extraordinaire Fiona Davey ready to head up the organising committee for what we expect will be another cracker Fete!

The first 2019 Twilight Fete meeting will be on Monday 3rd December 2018 at 7.30pm in the Wendy Wilson Hall – it would be great to see as many people who are interested in joining the Fete Committee attend!

Please advise of your attention to attend to Fiona on – however if you haven’t had a chance to RSVP and are able to attend on the night we’d love to see you there!

GPA Break Up Dinner: Friday 14th December (Venue to be advised)