GPA Newsletter # 3 – 17 March 2021

Events & Reminders

Term 1 2021: 28th January – Thursday 1st April

Harmony Day (Sushi Lunch) – Thursday 25th March

Easter Hat Parade & Easter Raffle – Wednesday 31st March

NEXT GPA MEETING (Annual General Meeting): Friday 19th March, 9 – 10 am, Activities Centre, West Site

FAMILY FUN NIGHT (Friday 12th March)

What a wonderful evening that was shared by so many of our GHPS families!

Thank you to Woodstack Pizza for providing the pizzas on the night – and for their generous contribution of $200 to GHPS!

Thank you also to Ms De Bruyn for the delicious lemonade icyipoles and to GPA, Mrs Alessi & Ms Tinetti for manning the stall.

Also a huge thank you to Ms Marie Kasambalis for co-ordinating the games that were very much enjoyed by our students and parents!

Finally thanks to Mr David Jenkins for providing ambience with some great music in the background!


GPA have started selling Berri Quelch Fruit Juice Stick icy poles on Friday Lunchtimes! This is available to all students in Prep to Grade 6. A huge thank you to Heidi Powell for coordinating this and to the many volunteers for serving – it is very exciting that our Term 1 roster is filled!

Cost: $1 each (remeber it is cash only)

WEEKLY CAKE RAFFLE – Drawn at assemblies Fridays

The weekly cake raffle has been off to a great start! Thanks to Irene Giannellis for baking last week – Mrs Alessi thoroughly enjoyed the coveted prize! This week it will be the Verginis family who will be baking something sweet! Each week a GHPS family signs up to bake a cake / slice / biscuits (or whatever else you choose!) and the children are invited to present the delicious treat and draw the raffle at assembly on Friday.

Tickets are $1 each – you can purchase as many entries as you would like!

Keep your eyes peeled for the Term 2 roster coming soon!


Next Thursday 25th March we will have our Sushi Lunch for Harmony Day – Sushi order forms were due this morning so hopefully you have submitted your orders! Volunteers are needed on the day to serve – please sign up via: Harmony Day Sushi Lunch Serving

Thanks to Hayley Clift & Abbi Gilbert for coordinating this event.


The Easter Hat Parade will be held on Wednesday, 31st March for children in Prep – Grade 2. This will also include our Easter Raffle draw open to ALL students. Children can make a hat at home to wear on the day….nothing fancy, it can be made from an old hat or make one out of paper.

We are requesting donations of Easter goodies to make up some of our fantastic raffle prizes. Tubs are available in the library on West Site and in the office on the East Site. All donations need to be at school by Tuesday 30th March for us to make up our raffle prizes.

The more donations we receive the greater chance of winning a yummy prize. Raffle tickets ($1 each) are being sent home wtih additional tickets available for purchase on the day.

If you are available to help make up the Easter Raffle prizes on Tuesday 30th March between 1.30 – 3.30pm please Sign Up:


For further information about the GPA please refer to GPA Charter or you can contact us on

You can become a member of the GPA by completing the application form on the last page of the GPA Constitution and providing that The Office (East Site). Membership is open to all GHPS families and is free. You can also subscribe to the GPA Mailing List at the bottom of the GHPS GPA page on our website.

Even if you are not a member you are still welcome to volunteer to help with any of the events/drives we coordinate (noting that to help at school events you are required to supply a copy of your current Working With Children Check to the School Office to be kept on file as per the VOLUNTEERS policy).

You can apply for a Working with Children Check using this link: Working with Children Check . Should you require any assistance with this process one of the GPA members would be more than happy to help – just email


This website has been wonderful in rostering / preparing for GPA events and we will continue to use this for upcoming events.

How it works:

1) Click on the GHPS Sign Up Page link, or copy it into your browser to see the roster.

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up by entering your name, email address and phone number.

It’s That Easy!


  • You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.
  • SignUp does not share your email address with anyone.
  • You will receive an email reminder to let you know what you have volunteered for
  • You can cancel out of shifts or choose other spots if your circumstances change (although please give us enough time to find a replacement).

If you need help or have any queries or suggestion please contact