GPA Newsletter 31 March 2023

Events & Reminders


Term 2 icy pole duty –

Term 2 cake raffle –

Upcoming events:

Friday cake raffle 

Don’t forget to get your ticket(s) each Friday! Tickets are $1 from the office.

Thank you to this term’s bakers:

Harvey and Adam’s Family, Daniel’s Family, David and Isabelle’s Family, Sophie’s Family, Vanshika’s Family, Winston and Olympia’s Family, Samson’s Family and Yani’s Family.

Hot cross bun drive 

notices have gone out for hot cross bun orders. Our local bakery, The Bread Roll Shop on North Rd in Ormond will be once again supplying our buns. Get your orders in by 10am on Thursday 30 March!

Easter raffle 

We are requesting donations of Easter goodies to make up some of our fantastic raffle prizes.  Tubs will be made available in the library on West Site and in the office on the East Site. All donations need to be at school by Monday 3rd April for us to make up our raffle prizes (if you are able to help wrap raffle prizes – look out for the upcoming sign up). Raffle tickets will be sent home with families soon – make sure you return your tickets before Thursday 5 April to be in with a chance of winning (yummy!) prizes.

What has the GPA been up to:

Samosa Lunch

To help in celebrating harmony day at the school, the children were able to order a delicious samosa (or two!) provided by one of our local favourites – Quality Q – yum!

Thank you to Nicole (Ben grade 5, Charlie grade 3), Gayle (Alice grade prep), Gabriella (David grade 2, Isabelle grade 1), Abbi (James grade 5, Lewis grade 3, Eden grade 2), Caterina (Gabriel grade prep) and Hayley (Harvey grade 4, Adam grade 2) for helping out on the day.

The lunch was able to raise $160 – great effort and a huge thank you to Mr Raju from Quality Grocer for his ongoing support to the school.

Family fun night

What a beautiful evening to come together as a school community – it was so heartwarming to see so many families able to attend and mingle with one another.

A huge thank you to the specialist team who provided our first ever colour run at the school! Such happy faces emerged from the obstacle course!

Brendan and his team from Woodstack Pizza were on hand providing yummy wood fired pizzas 

Thank you to Ruth, Nicole, Noel, Danielle, Gayle, Abbi and Hayley for running the GPA stall out of the new tuck shop.

Icy Pole Fridays

Thank you to Fiona (Daniel grade 4) for coordinating the Friday lunchtime icy poles. We have had a great uptake from the school community! 

Many thanks to our wonderful helpers who have been able to pop into the tuck shop to help serve them. It’s so nice to have some familiar faces helping out as well as some new to the community: Janaki (Sanjeev grade 6, Sana grade 1) Cecylia (Winston grade 4, Olympia grade 1), Emily (Theo grade prep), Makiko (Seinosuke grade 4), Gayle (Alice grade prep), Fiona (Daniel grade 4), Abbi (James grade 5, Lewis grade 3, Eden grade 2) and Hayley (Harvey grade 4, Adam grade 2), Bianca (Knox and Nash grade prep).

A big thank you to Hanish (grade 4) and Daniel (grade 4) who are often on hand to help out too!

Meeting dates for term 2:

Mark your diaries!! Meetings are held in the East Site lounge at 9:10am.

28 April

26 May

16 June