GPA Newsletter # 7 – 26 May 2021

Term Events & Reminders

Term 2 2021: 19th April – Friday 25th June

Grandparent & Special Person’s Morning Tea – Postponed to warmer weather

NEXT GPA MEETING: Friday, 11th June, 9 – 10 am, Activities Centre, West Site




Throughout Term 2 GPA are planning on selling Hot Chocolates, Berri Quelch Fruit Juice Sticks as well as icy poles on Friday Lunchtimes … To do this we need your help!

This will be available to all students in Prep to Grade 6 with service on both the Senior (East) & Junior (West) sites.

Thanks to Heidi Powell for co-ordinating our weekly lunch time snacks, and to Abbi Gilbert for taking on the role of Junior Site Coordinator.

Spot availability: We are in desperate need of more volunteers to serve (other than our co-ordinators there is only 1 person signed up to serve for the remainder of the term at the moment!) – if we don’t have parents start signing up we will not be able to continue with the Friday Lunch Time Snacks (which would be such a shame!). If you have an hour spare from 12.45 -1.45 p.m. on a Friday please sign up &  come along! You can sign up here: Term 2 Hot Chocolate / Icy Pole Roster

Cost: $1 each (remember it is cash only). Bring in your own cup for the hot chocolate and you will receive a marshmallow!

WEEKLY CAKE RAFFLE – Drawn at assemblies Fridays

We had some amazing and delicious offerings for our Cake Raffle! Thanks to Briana Price-Robertson for the delicious dessert last week! We look forward to enjoying the culinary delights that Fiona Davey will bake this week.

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!

Spot availability: There are no spots left for Term 2! Look out for the Term 3 roster that will be available towards the end of this term!


As per the Compass notification sent out last week and the School Newsletter, GPA have decided to postpone the annual Grandparent’s Morning Tea to later in the year when we expect some warmer weather so that we can host this event outdoors (the safety of our community is our priority). We are excited that we will be extending the invitation to grandparents and special persons! We will provide the new date and details once this has been determined. Thanks for your understanding and support!


The annual Community Breakfast planned to be hosted by Theircare and GHPS staff had to be postponed due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Theircare will be providing a free menu of scrumptious breakfast delights with plans for a coffee cart too, selling coffee to keep the families supplied with this early morning fave. GHPS will provide details of a new date when available.


An end of an era! After 33 yars at GHPS, Julie Bruce (the GHPS business manager and the face of the GHPS) will be retiring at the end of Term 2. The GPA want to extend our most sincere gratitude to Julie for her tireless efforts supporting the GPA for so many years. Julie has been involved in some way, shape or form with pretty much every  event and drive that GPA run – from distribution of notices, stapling raffle tickets, processing of contributions and payments, setting up floats and providing finance and profit/loss information to helping sort special lunches and handing out products purchased!

Stay tuned as GPA announce a farewell for Julie (planned for the last week of term, restrictions allowing) to acknowledge her enormous contribution to GHPS. We will also provide details of how you can contribute to a gift for Julie on behalf of the entire GHPS community!


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 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 and also sign that you consent to the GHPS Code of Conduct).

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