GPA Newsletter 26 July 2018

Events & Reminders

Term 3: Tuesday 17 July – Friday 21 September

Friday 27 July: Friday lunchtime snacks commence (Friday 27 July — Friday 21 September)

Friday 10 August: Next GPA meeting


Welcome Back

The GPA take this opportunity to welcome back all the Glen Huntly Primary School families – we hope you enjoyed the school holidays.  In addition to all of our usual fundraising, the GPA has been making some impressive headway planning for two exciting events for Term 4 – Rocktober Trivia Night and our Kids Disco – and have even started pencilling in names against roles for our 2019 Twilight Fete. These are fun times to be involved in the GPA – and we would love to see some new faces at our next meeting on Friday 10 August.

Financial Update

We hope to raise another $8,000 by the end of the year for 2 additional air-conditioners on the West Site.

The GPA have raised $4,923 so far this year – a fantastic effort!

The GPA are also keen to support the Buildings and Grounds Committee in building a bike shed for the West Site. We are planning a Ride-A-Thon during school hours in Term 3 to raise money for this worthy cause (proposed date of Friday 24th August).

GPA funds are also used for running various specialist programs.

Cake Raffle – Fridays – Tickets $1

Thank you to our cooking teacher, Fiona Davey, for kicking off our cake roster for Term 3 with a delicious cake. This week – for want of volunteers – we see the return of Caitilin Hawkins’ Ultimate Fudge to the stage.

As always, our cake roster will be running every Friday this term. One family signs up each week to showcase their baking skills with something sweet – such as a cake, a batch of cupcakes, biscuits or slice, etc. If it is your week to bake, your child or children get their chance to take to the stage at assembly to show off what’s on offer and invite students to buy a ticket. There are plenty of spots on our roster up for grabs, so please follow the link below and sign up to bake this term. We would love to see some new names on the roster:

Don’t forget to support this fundraising for our school by buying tickets for $1 each.


Friday Lunchtime Snacks

We know that many children prefer hot chocolates in the colder months so this term we will continue to offer hot chocolates and frozen Berri Quelch Fruit Juice Sticks every week, with service commencing this week on Friday 27 July.

Students who have pre-ordered receive 9 weeks of lunchtime snacks for $7 – a form went out last week. Students who do not pre order 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!

As well as being very much enjoyed by GHPS students, the Friday snacks are a great fundraiser for our school – we raised over $5,600 during 2017. We hope that you will continue to support us by volunteering to help and by purchasing snacks.

Our Term 3 roster is wide open. We need at least 4 volunteers each week to help prepare and serve the hot chocolates and frozen Berri Quelch Fruit Juice Sticks. If you can spare an hour on a Friday lunchtime, please sign up for one or more spots here:




“ROCKTOBER” – Save the Date (Sat 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. Do yourself a favour and book your baby-sitters for Saturday 27th October!

“Rocktober” will be held at the Wendy Wilson Hall at GHPS. More details will be available during Term 3 … watch this space.

Kids Disco – Save the Date (Sat 24th November)


Planning is also underway for our Kids Disco – held every year and a highlight of our calendar. Block this date out in your calendar now.

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

Our Kids Disco will also be held at the Wendy Wilson Hall at GHPS. More details will be available during Term 3 … watch this space.



Next GPA Meeting: Fri 10th August

9.45am – 11.00 am (after assembly), WW Hall, West Site