GPA Newsletter 21 July 2023

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Friday 11th August Kids Disco

Term 3 icy pole dutyHot Chocolates & Icy Poles Signup

Term 3 cake raffleCake signup

Advance Notice 

Friday 1st September Father’s Day Stall

Friday 15th September Pie lunch (last day of Term 3) 

Pizza Lunch

A great effort by pizza eaters and volunteer servers to raise money for the States Schools’ Relief with $600 going to this important organisation.

Thanks to the efficient team of volunteers Briana, Thanges, Prasun, Alexis, Rose, Christine, Gayle, Fiona and Abbi.

Bunnings BBQ

A stellar effort by Sally and Anthony Layton, coordinating the Bunnings BBQ on Sunday 16th July and sourcing key donations of onions, sausages and Tip Top Wondersoft bread. Over $2,500 was raised for our school. Appreciation to those who volunteered for preparatory onion chopping and/or a 2-hour shift at Bunnings and an extra cheer for those who extended their shift, particularly in the afternoon. Positive feedback from the event for “great onions” (cooks and customers) and “welcome back anytime” from the Bunnings Liaison.

THANK YOU to Sally L, Anthony L, Hayley C, Shaun H, Cecylia K, Malee M, Josh M, Abbi G, David B, Monica F, Ruth SK, Ernesto N, Gajalakshmi KR, Mandy L, David L, Richard H. Stephen D. Great work!

THANK YOU to Woolworths Glen Huntly for the donation of sausages and onions.

Term 3 Events

Friday 11th August Kids Disco

A popular social event on the GPA calendar.

There will be a Junior Disco Prep – Grade 2 and a Senior Disco Grade 3 – Grade 6, on the same evening but at different times. Details on Compass soon.

Volunteers will be needed during the day for preparation and set up and in the afternoon for food service and tutorials in “Dad-dancing”!

 Sign-Up Here and come and join the fun!

Friday Icy Poles/Hot chocolates

Despite the single digit temperatures icy poles are still popular, as well as the hot chocolates, for a Friday treat.

If you didn’t pre-order, students can still participate by bringing $1 on the day. 

Following a Student Council request, small biscuits are now available as a gelatin-free alternative to marshmallows, if you provide your own mug for hot chocolate.

Thanks to the Amin family (Twisha 5/6K & Tasha 2S) for the donation of 9 packets of Marshmallows – BYO mug if you want a marshmallow.

Friday cake raffle


Bakers, sign up for your Term 3 slot.

Cake eaters, remember to get your ticket(s) each Friday! Tickets are $1 from the office. 

Thanks to this week’s baker, Briana Price-Robertson, who made Triple Chocolate Brownies.

Advance Notice 

Friday 1st September Father’s Day Stall

The GPA are busy sourcing gifts for the Father’s Day stall that will be held on Friday 1st September, during school hours.

Friday 15th September – Pie lunch (last day of Term 3) 

As is only appropriate for September footy fever, the Term 3 special lunch item will be pies.

Next GPA meeting: Friday 18th August Room 2 at 9:10am. All welcome.