GPA Newsletter #4 – 19 March 2020

Events & Reminders

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

Friday Lunchtime Snacks: 7th February – 27th March

Easter Raffle occurred today!

Harmony Day Sushi Lunch: Thursday 26th March

NEXT GPA MEETING: Friday 24th April 9 – 10 am, Wendy Wilson Hall

EASTER RAFFLE (Thursday 19th March)

Thank you to everyone for your contributions to our Easter raffles that were drawn at lunchtime today! Thank you to GPA members Priyanka, Lauren & Heidi for wrapping the Easter hampers for the raffle on Monday.

Our Prep – Grade 2 students also enjoyed displaying their wonderful Easter Hat creations to their classmates today.

SANDRINGHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL FUNDRAISER (Lunchtime Snacks Friday 13th March; Casual Dress Day today Thursday 19th March)

Thanks to everyone for your support of our efforts to raise some funds for Sandringham Primary School to support them after the devastating fire that destroyed buildings and classrooms. Thanks also to all the students who supported this initiative by wearing casual clothes and providing a gold coin donation!


GPA will continue to sell 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!

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’s your turn to bake, you child will have the opportunity to draw the raffle ticket and announce the winner to the school from the Office!

Thanks to Martina and the Gevaux family for the delicious carrot cake they supplied on Monday 16th March! We look forward to what Supriya has in store for next Monday 23rd March.

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

The Term 2 Cake Raffle Roster is now open:  Term 2 Cake Raffle

Donut pay full price and dine as a family for less with an Entertainment Membership. Up to $60 off dining in some of your favourite restaurants across your city. Support our fundraiser and purchase a membership today. Join this month and receive 3 months extra membership on Single & Multi City and a BONUS $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card with every Membership purchased! Check out the new 12 month digital memberships at our payment page here


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:

Notice from CommBank School Banking

The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people is our first priority. Due to the rapidly developing situation with coronavirus, School Banking has been temporarily paused from 20 March 2020 until the start of Term 2. Please don’t bring your deposit book with your weekly banking into school and we will notify you when banking will recommence.

Bentleigh Secondary College


Unfortunately, due to the ongoing health risk created by the COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Open Twilight. As a College, we are committed to vigilantly safeguarding the health and well-being of our community.

We apologise for the inconvenience and encourage you to contact our office on

9579 1044 if you are interested in a personal tour of the school at a later date.