GPA Newsletter 18 October 2018

Events & Reminders

Term 4: Monday 8 October – Friday 21 December

Friday 19 October: Icy-pole service commences

Saturday 27 October: Rocktober – musical trivia night

Wednesday 31 October: Celebrate Halloween with Cupcakes/Donuts

Friday 9 November: Diwali Celebrations at Morning Assembly in WW Hall, West Site & Diwali Special Samosa Lunch

Friday 9 November: GPA Meeting at 9.45-11am  in WW Hall, West Site

Saturday 24 November: Election Day Sausage Sizzle

Saturday 1 December: Kids Disco

GPA takes on Term 4

Term 4 is going to be a busy term of fundraising and social events, with Rocktober, the Kids Disco and our Election Day Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall as highlights. Strap yourselves in – it’s going to be a blast.

Chocolate Drive

The GPA would like to thank all the families who have already supported Our Cadbury Chocolate Drive by selling chocolates – including families who have sold more than one box. To date we have raised over $2800 profit – with some money still to come in and another 58 boxes of chocolates remaining and available for sale at your workplaces or in your neighbourhood. Please see Julie in the office if you are able to sell more chocolates.

For those families who have not yet returned their money and any unsold stock  – please do so as soon as possible.

Finally, thank you to those who have chosen to donate money in lieu of selling chocolates – your support is greatly appreciated.

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.

Fundraising product drives

Thank you to all the families who supported our “Sunsational Sunscreen” Drive. Your orders will be delivered soon.

Cake Raffle – Fridays – Tickets $1

Thank you to Christine Donnan for baking her delicious Lemon Slice last week and to the following wonderful bakers for signing up to bake for our Cake Raffle this term.

19 October Christine Short
26 October
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 Christine Short baking this week, its sure to be delicious – so don’t forget to support this fundraising for our school by buying tickets for $1 each.

Friday Lunchtime Snacks

Friday snack service starts this week. Our roster for Term 4 is wide open and we desperately need helpers this week. 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 pre-ordered for the term will receive 9 frozen Quelch fruit sticks for just $7. Students can also purchase Quelch fruit sticks on the day for $1 each. Don’t forget your money!


“ROCKTOBER” – GHPS Music Trivia Night

Saturday 27th October

Saturday 27 October – Wendy Wilson Hall – 7.30pm Start

Come dressed up as your favourite rock act

Tickets have gone on sale for our action-packed, adults-only, social event of the year – “Rocktober”. Tickets are available from the office for $20 per ticket (or $15 per ticket when you buy 8 or more tickets in the one transaction). Organise your own table (guests welcome) or ask to be allocated to a table, book your babysitters, organise your costume (dressing up is optional)  – but whatever you do, don’t miss out. It’s going to be a fantastic night.

Halloween – Wednesday 31 October

The GPA are planning to offer Halloween-themed cupcakes and donuts baked by our friends at the Bread Roll Shop in Ormond. Order forms will be going out soon. If you can help with service on Wednesday 31 October, please sign up. A SignUp roster will be created shortly and will be available on our GPA Signups group page (

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


The Kids Disco will be held on Saturday 1 December in the Wendy Wilson Hall – so cross out the old date and mark this date in your diaries. At $10 entry it is a fantastic deal – including a hot dog, a bottle of water, a goodie bag and lots of fun with 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. This year we will be running a BBQ and Cake Stall.

Thanks to Craig Matthews for co-ordinating the BBQ.

If you are able to co-ordinate the Cake Stall, please email 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.

If you can help by either coordinating our cake stall or volunteering at our BBQ or Cake Stall on Saturday 24 November, please sign up. A SignUp roster will be created shortly and will be available on our GPA Signups group page (


Next GPA Meeting: Fri 9th November

9.45am – 11am, WW Hall, West Site