GPA Newsletter #3 April 19th, 2024

Sign Up & Help Out

Term 2 icy pole duty – Sign Up Here

Term 2 cake raffle – Sign Up Here

Introducing your GPA Committee for 2024

The GPA AGM meeting was held on Friday 22nd March and the Committee for 2024 was established.

President: Fiona Davey (Daniel 5)

Vice President: Sarah Howell (Rachel 3)

Treasurer: Hayley Clift (Harvey 5, Adam 3)

Secretary: Gayle Davey (Alice 1)

General: Cathy Fodan (Lucas, 6) – SignUp Coordinator

Abbi Gilbert (James 5, Lewis 4, Eden 3)

Daniel – School Council representative

If you have ideas for GPA activities or want to get more involved, speak to any of the GPA Committee or email us at

A Great Opportunity

We have two roles needing volunteers – Kids Disco Coordinator, Term 3 Pie Lunch.

There are plenty of resources and great mentors available to help you with taking on these roles. 

Kids Disco Coordinator – provisional date early August. A popular event with an established set-up as well as scope for your own embellishments!

Term 3 Pie Lunch – Friday 20th September. A well-established event and a great “entry level” GPA activity.  

If you are interested in either of these roles, please email or speak to someone from the GPA Committee.

Term 1 Activities Recap 

Funds raised from our Term 1 activities will go towards a curtain to cover the Hall entry which will make for better photos when your students receive awards at Assembly.

Harmony Day Lunch

Thank you to Mr Raju and the team at Quality Groceries in Glen Huntly for supplying the samosa for our harmony day special lunch. They were delicious!!

A big thank you to our GPA helpers Sue (Thalia F), Aparna (Jishnu 3), Gayle (Alice 1) Pooja (Pranika 3), Abbi (James 6, Lewis 4, Eden 3), CC (Winston 5, Olympia 2, Coco F) Hayley (Harvey 5, Adam 3) & Fiona (Daniel 5) for serving the samosa to the very appreciative students!

Hot Cross Buns

Hopefully everyone had an extra tasty Easter enjoying the hot cross buns provided at cost by The Bread Roll Shop, Ormond to support our fundraising efforts.

We raised $225. Turns out the big easter bun fans are Prep with 31 packets ordered from our total order of 101 packets of buns.

Easter Raffle

Thank you for all those who donated Easter treats, bought tickets and helped to wrap hampers.

We enjoyed a wonderfully bright and lively Easter Hat Parade, and 16 lucky students (and teachers!) each won a delicious pack full of Easter goodies.

Term 2 Activities

Uniform Shop

The 2nd hand uniform shop will be operating in Week 3.

There will be good condition 2nd hand stock, as well as new items (old logo) and new items (no logo eg: navy pants).

For Week 3 the shop will operate Tues 30th April and Thursday 2nd May 8-9.30am and Friday 3rd May 3-3.45pm (after Assembly).

We plan to have more “open” hours later in the year.

Japan Children’s Day Sushi Lunch Tuesday 7th May


Order forms coming home soon for a Sushi lunch as part of the celebration for Japan Children’s Day, a holiday in Japan to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness.

Mother’s Day Stall Friday 10th May

Sarah’s been busy sourcing great gifts for the popular Mother’s Day Stall.

Keep an eye out for the SignUp to volunteer on the day to run the Stall or help in the days beforehand in preparing the Goods for sale or baking tasty treats.

The home baked treats are always a popular choice of the students.

Friday Icy Poles/Hot Chocolate

Term 2 sees either an icy pole or cup of hot chocolate on offer for a Friday lunchtime treat.

Students who haven’t signed up for the term, are able to purchase their treat for $1.

BYO reusable cup for a hot chocolate and choose from a free marshmallow or tiny teddy biscuit!!

We are needing parent/friend helpers to prepare and serve hot chocolate and serve icy poles from 1:00pm – 2:15pm Fridays

Please sign up for your spot on the roster at

(working with children check needs to be given to the office please).

Friday cake raffle

It’s back for term 2 – don’t forget to get your tickets, $1 each, from the office on Friday mornings.

The raffle is drawn during school assembly – Friday 2:45pm in the school gymnasium, family and friends are welcome to attend!

Our roster is full for term 2 – thank you to the families who have put their hand up to bake/make/supply something for the weekly raffle.

If your family would like a turn, there will be an opportunity to sign up in term 3 or 4!

Next GPA Meeting

Friday 17th May 9.15am Library, West site

Even if you are unable to attend the meetings you are welcome to become a member, just email or complete the form within GPA Constitution

Anyone is welcome to volunteer for GPA events, GPA membership is not a requirement.