GPA Newsletter 3 May 2018

Events & Reminders

Friday Lunchtime Snacks

Friday 27 April — Friday 29 June

Mother’s Day Stall

Friday 11 May

Grandparent’s Morning Tea

Friday 25th May

Mother’s Day Stall

Friday 11 May, 10.30am -2pm – Wendy Wilson Hall

We do need your help to make our 2018 Mother’s Day Stall another great success!

Thanks to Andrea Carveth for all the hard work she has already put into the planning and gift purchasing, and to those volunteers who have already signed up to help set-up, serve and/or pack up at the Mother’s Day Stall on Friday 11th May – we still need at least another 5 helpers for each one hour timeslot on our rosters (between 9.30am – 3.30pm) so please do sign up.

We are also asking for gifts and plants to be donated (please deliver donations to the Office by lunchtime Thursday 10th May) and for delicious home-baked goods (please deliver baked goods on either Thursday 10th May to the office or directly to the stall on Friday 11th May morning). The baked goodies are always a great seller and very much enjoyed by those lucky enough to receive them!


  • Boxes, cellophane bags & labels available at the office
  • Please, no fresh cream or custard.
  • Please label all ingredients

Volunteers for Baking, Set-up and/or Serving: Please sign up using:

Remember to send along bags from home for your child to place their purchases in.

Lots of amazing gifts will be available for $1-15


Grandparent’s Morning Tea

Friday 25 May, 10.30am – 11.30am Wendy Wilson Hall

During Education Week we will be hosting a Grandparent’s Morning Tea in the Wendy Wilson Hall.

Grandparents will have an opportunity to tour the school with their grandchildren from approximately 9.30am (after Assembly) and then will be welcomed to relax and enjoy a well earned Morning Tea shared with their grandchildren.

We are calling out to the bakers in our school community to help us by preparing savoury and sweet culinary delights that we can serve during the Morning Tea. We are also calling for volunteers to set-up, serve and pack up on the day.

Volunteers for Baking, Set-up and/or Serving: Please sign up using:

Financial Update

GPA have raised $1, 348 until end March 2018 – a great start to the year!

Funds from 2018 will be targeted to purchase new and replacement air-conditioning in the Grade 2 and Prep areas (as only heating is provided by the Education Department).

GPA funds are also utilised for running various specialist programs.

Cake Raffle – Fridays – Tickets $1

The GPA co-ordinate a weekly cake raffle every Friday!

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’s on offer and invite students to buy a ticket.

There are still 5 spots available on the Term 2 roster (1st June to 29th June inclusive)! Sign up

Friday Lunchtime Snacks

We had a very successful first hot chocolate and fruit stick ice block lunchtime snack session for Term 2 and for 2018 last Friday!

As well as being very much enjoyed by GHPS students, the Friday snacks are a great fundraiser for our school (raising over $5,600 during 2017) – so support us by volunteering to help and also purchasing the snacks!

A special thanks to Cassandra David-Shields and Venmani Sasikumar for signing up to be there every Friday this term – they do need help from another 2 volunteers each week so please sign up of if you haven’t already! Fridays – 1.15pm-2.15pm (12.15-1.1.5 on the last day of term) – please sign up

Students who haven’t pre-ordered won’t miss out – you can purchase your snack on the day for $1 each.

Remember your own cup/mug from home and you will receive a free marshmallow!


Next GPA Meeting: Fri 18th May

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