GPA Newsletter 20 September 2018

Events & Reminders

Friday 21 September: Pie lunch – Farmer Fundraiser. Dress up as a Farmer and bring a gold coin donation – Early pick up at 2.30 for last day of school!

Term 4: Monday 8 October – Friday 21 December

Friday 12 October: GPA Meeting at 9.45-11am in WW Hall, West Site

Friday 19 October: Lunchtime icy-pole service commences

Saturday 27 October: Rocktober – musical trivia night

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

Early Finish on Friday

Don’t forget that this Friday is the last day of Term 3 and that school finishes at 2.30pm. We wish you all a restful and enjoyable holidays.

Chocolate Drive

Our Cadbury Chocolate Drive officially ended two weeks ago so please return any unsold chocolates and money collected to the office as soon as possible.

We will be announcing the first, second and third classes to reach the $900 sales target at assembly on Friday morning.  To be in the running for your class to also be rewarded for your sales efforts, return any unsold chocolates and money collected by the end of this Thursday.

The holidays are a great time to pound the pavement selling any left over stock. If you are able to continue selling over the school holidays or need additional supplies to sell, please contact the office.  We really appreciate your extra effort and support.

We look forward to updating you with progress on our new bike shelter on the west site and the refurbishment of the east site bike shelter. Exciting times ahead!

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.

In terms of social events that bring our community together we have brought you the Family Fun Night, the Mother’s and Father’s Day Stalls, Barefoot Bowling, the Grandparents Morning Tea. Later this year we have lots more planned, including the Rocktober Trivia Night and Kids Disco. We have also arranged various special lunches for the kids including Harmony Day Sushi Lunch, the Book Parade Fish’n’Chip Lunch and this Friday’s Pie Lunch.

The weekly cake raffles and Friday lunchtime icy-poles are thoroughly enjoyed by all; and the Easter Raffles at the Easter Hat Parade Hamper Raffles at the Carols Evening add another element of excitement while providing some extra fundraising.

We have also coordinated some serious fundraising for the school this year including the Bunnings BBQ, Cake Stall at the Glen Huntly Street Festival,  our Cadbury and Sunscreen Drives. We have more to come with our Election Day Sausage Sizzle and a Mango Drive and Tri Nature product drive later this year.

With so many ways you can choose to become involved or support our school – there is something for everyone.

GPA funds are used to upgrade our existing facilities and to provide new facilities, including the planned bike shed for the West Site. GPA funds are also used for running various specialist programs.

The GPA have raised $8,560 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 Hayley Kringas and Lena Wilson for baking delicious offerings in Week 8 and 9. Coming up this week we have Alison Tildesley rounding out Term 3. You’re in for a treat – so don’t forget to support this fundraising for our school by buying tickets for $1 each.

Our roster for Term 4 is wide open, with bakers needed from Week 1. Please sign up early by following this link:


Friday Lunchtime Snacks

Thank you to Venmani Sasikumar and a small band of hard working volunteers for guaranteeing supply of hot chocolates and frozen Berri Quelch Fruit Juice Sticks from our Friday Lunchtime Snacks Stall this term.

Our Stall will be running this week too from 1.00-2.00pm. We still need helpers at time of writing, so please sign up by following this link to our Term 3 roster:

Students who have not pre ordered can still purchase their snack on the day for $1. Students who bring along their own cup/mug from home receive a free marshmallow in their hot chocolate!

Thank you to Rohini Kulkarni, Mouli Dutta, Jayanthi, Cassandra David, Heidi Powell, Juliet Cairns, Shyamali and Fiona Davey for signing up to help at our Friday Snacks Stall in the past fortnight, and to Cassandra David and Heidi Powell for doing the milk and icypole run – and to anyone else who helped out.

Term 4 sees the return of warm weather and we bid farewell to hot chocolates until next year. Our roster for Term 4 is wide open. If you can spare an hour on a Friday lunchtime, please sign up for one or more spots on the Term 4 roster here:




“ROCKTOBER” – Saturday 27th October

Planning is well underway for an action-packed, musical trivia night with a spin – “Rocktober”, an event not to be missed! Shan Jayaweera (our very own “Rocktober” Co-Ordinator) and a group of musically talented GHPS parents and teachers are busily working up trivia questions and live performances for the night.

“Rocktober” will be held on Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm in the Wendy Wilson Hall.

Ticket Prices: $20 per ticket; Discounted tickets of $15 if purchased before the end of week 1 Term 4 (Fri 12th October) OR if bulk purchase of 8 or more tickets.

We love an opportunity to rock up in fancy dress – and the Rocktober 2018 Theme is to dress as your favourite Rock Act!

Kids Disco – (new date Saturday 1st December)


Planning is also underway for our Kids Disco – held every year and a highlight of our calendar. The disco will be held on Saturday 1st December in the Wendy Wilson Hall – so mark this date in your diaries.

Thanks to Cassandra David who is co-ordinating this event and to Shan Jayaweera for signing up as our DJ!

More details will be available soon … watch this space.


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. In past years we have run a BBQ, Cake Stall, Book Stall and Crafty Mums Stall – raising much needed funds for our school. What will 2018 Election Day hold? If you would like to be involved in the coordination of our Election Day 2018 stalls, please let us know by sending an email to or by coming along to our next GPA meeting.


Next GPA Meeting: Fri 12th October

9.45am – 11am, WW Hall, West Site