GPA Newsletter #3 – 5 March 2020

Events & Reminders

Term 1 2020: 29th January – Friday 27th March

Friday Lunchtime Snacks: 7th February – 27th March

Family Fun Night: Friday 13th March

Easter Raffle at the Easter Hat Parade: Thursday 19th March

Harmony Day Sushi Lunch: Thursday 26th March

NEXT GPA MEETING: Friday 13th March 9 – 10 am, Wendy Wilson Hall

FAMILY FUN NIGHT (Friday 13th March, 5-7pm)

Come and join in the fun at our inaugural Family Fun Night where the GHPS community gather to catch up with old friends and welcome new families!

BYO picnic basket, drinks, rugs/chairs.

There will be Woodstack Pizzas selling delicious Pizza.


Ms Marie Kasambalis is also coordinating some fun games for students and parents alike between 5.30-6.30pm. Try your hand at an egg and spoon race, team up with a partner for the three-legged races and test your balance skills during the sack races!


EASTER RAFFLE (Thursday 19th March)

The Prep – Grade 2 students will be displaying their amazing Easter Hats & Bonnets at the Easter Hat Parade on Thursday 19th March.

The GPA will be coordinating Easter raffles to be drawn throughout the Easter Hat Parade (with all students from Prep to Grade 6, GHPS teachers and the wider GHPS community invited to be involved in the raffle – prizes will be distributed to any GHPS winners not at the Easter Hat Parade!)

We call out to all GHPS families to please donate some goodies for our Easter Raffle baskets – donations can include Easter Eggs, Easter craft, Easter books & toys! Please donate to the Office (East Site) or into the labelled tubs in the Library & classrooms (West Site).

A notice with raffle tickets will be distributed shortly … and additional raffle tickets will be avaialable at the Office and at the Easter Hat Parade!


GPA will be selling Berri Quelch Fruit Juice Sticks every Friday lunchtime during Term 1 (for students in Prep to Grade 6) from 7 February to 27 March. We do need 4 volunteers (in addition to our Lunchtime Snacks Coordinator Heidi Powell) to be able to serve the frozen fruit juice sticks!

Thanks to the wonderul Carnegie Lions Club who supported GHPS by bringing in their popcorn machine & popping up a storm last Friday 28th February. We look forward to a popcorn alternative again in Term 2 (Friday 15th May).

Please sign up via GHPS Sign Up Page if you can help!

If you haven’t pre-purchased you don’t miss out—you can purchase your icy-pole on the day for $1 each!



GPA will be running a Cake Raffle each Monday of Term 1 from 10 February to 23 March.

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.

Students can buy tickets for $1 each to be in with a chance to win the coveted prize.

And 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 their family have provided AND draw the winning ticket!

Thanks to the Verginis family for the Hedgehog Slice supplied on Monday 2nd March. We have a break next Monday 9th March (Labour Day Public Holiday) but looking forward to see what Martina and the Gevaux family have in store for us on Monday 16th March!

This SignUp roster is filled for Term 1 – thanks everyone!


For further information refer to the GPA Charter.

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 all 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, you can contact

If you have any queries or suggestions please send the GPA a message: