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Official Launch Capital Works NEXT Monday 14 August at 11.20 am – 12.15pm
We are very excited to be welcoming Minister for Education: Natalie Hutchins and Member for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos to GHPS next Monday 14 August at 11.20 am – 12.15pm.
The purpose of this visit is for the Minister for Education, Natalie Hutchins MP, and Member for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos MP to officially open the recently completed capital works project at our school.
Following their arrival, there will be a short tour around the upgraded areas and then we will hold a whole school special assembly at 11.35 -12. 15pm.
We would love to see lots of families attending the assembly if you can arrange it! I realise it is during the working day and a very quick turnaround, which has been arranged to fit in with our guests’ very busy and tight schedules, but please come if you can!
The program of events was sent out on Compass so please check the details for the visit and which student leaders will be speaking at the Assembly.
We look forward to you celebrating with us at school.
Grades 3-6 Athletics
Today, the Years 3-6 Students headed down to Duncan McKinnon Reserve to participate in the House Athletics.
Sunny weather is always a very welcome sight as it was today.
We wish all of our competitors the best of luck and in their trying their hardest with all events. We look forward to congratulating the winner of the House Shield and the winner of the Spirit Cup.
Thank you to Ms Kasambalis for organising the carnival and to all the teachers and parents who were able to attend and support the students today.
It is always a fun day!
After school today, GPA is holding the school disco for both Prep -2 students and Grades 3-6 Students.
We greatly appreciate the help of Fiona in GPA, all parents and staff who will be in attendance, setting up for the Disco, serving hotdogs, on the door or cleaning up at the end of the night.
It is such a fun time for our students, and we hope they enjoy the music played by the DJ and dance their hearts out!
Congratulations Yasmin 3RK for performing recently in her Stage School Australia Production: Goodies, Baddies and All that Jazz.
Such a proud time for you and your family and us to see you appearing in a live production, which looks fabulous.
Thank you for sharing your pic with us and keep up the fabulous performing!
Upcoming National Science Week
In Science, we are looking forward to showcasing the learning of our students in Mrs Oldham’s classes and thank her for amazing teaching, including the report and pics which Mrs Oldham has included in this newsletter.
It is always highly engaging to see the experiments being undertaken and the learning in such a hands-on classroom.
Book Week and Dressup
To celebrate this year’s Book Week, students have been invited to dress up on Thursday 24 August. There will be whole activities with students, and we look forward to the fun.
Thank you to Ms Becky Broxham for organising, Ms Justine de Bruyn for the beautiful poster above, and Laura for the Compass notification about this event.
In the Library, Lisa has continued to do an amazing job to showcase the new books and keep everything looking very inspirational. We absolutely love the displays and hope everyone enjoys looking at these as Lisa creates them. Please enjoy borrowing and don’t forget to return your books. We ask everyone to help keep the library tidy too!
The July meeting of the School Council was held on 31 July, and we thank the School Council President, Supriya for the report which is included in this newsletter.
Libby Alessi Principal
School Council Report
Happy Friday! Although a short meeting, Monday 31 July, marked our mid-year school council meeting for 2023 and here is a snapshot of the highlights:
- Approved school budget updates including additional funds to be budgeted towards school/curriculum/staff upliftment activities.
- SCHOOL UNIFORM – As we prepare to roll over to the new uniform soon, the old uniforms will be up for sale!
- We thank all the staff for their efforts in the semester reports as well as all the additional hours invested towards the three-way student-parent-teacher conversations.
- What an exciting announcement in the Herald Sun on Monday 24 July, with a feature article that has Glen Huntly Primary named amongst the best primary schools in Victoria, including being one of the top 20 government schools listed. The Better Education analysis shows GHPS has scored 99 out of 100 and has taken the number 30 spot out of the top 50.
- Glen Huntly Parents’ Association.
- Thank you, GPA, for organising the Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser on 16 July! A special thanks to all families that contributed. We will ensure we add special call outs in the next newsletter to all families that contributed 😀
- Kids Disco Night going ahead today – Friday 11 August.
We’ll be back with a number of updates in the coming weeks!
ALL INVITED Official Launch Capital Works NEXT Monday 14 August at 11.20 am – 12.15pm
- We are very excited to be welcoming Minister for Education: Natalie Hutchins and Member for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos to GHPS next Monday 14 August at 11.20 am – 12.15pm. The purpose of this visit is for the Minister for Education, Natalie Hutchins MP, and Member for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos MP to officially open the recently completed capital works project at our school.
Following their arrival, there will be a short tour around the upgraded areas and then we will hold a whole school special assembly at 11.35 -12.15pm. We would love to see lots of families attending the assembly if you can arrange it! We realise it is during the working day and a very quick turnaround, which has been arranged to fit in with our guests’ very busy and tight schedules, but please come if you can! The program of events for the visit will include: 11:20 am Minister for Education and Member for Oakleigh arrive and are met by Libby Alessi and Cameron White at Front Office on the two-storey side of Grange Rd, Carnegie
Enjoy your DISCO night and wish you all an exciting learning semester ahead!
Congratulations to the following students who received a ‘Student of the Week’ award.
Ryan FB – For the courage and integrity you showed this week to present your Show and Tell. You were amazing at having a go at sharing your news about Hamburgers. Keep it up Show-Stopping Speaker!
Mahanvith FD – For presenting your Show and Tell this week with a confident voice and a huge smile on your face. You began by saying “Hi Friends” and then shared lots of information about your favourite food. Well done superstar!
Yadvi 1F – For her exceptional work in Maths this week. You are a Multiplication Superstar!
Sophie 2M – For always bringing a big, beautiful smile to our classroom, sharing with others, showing kindness and being an overall super star!
Aarohi 3C – For your exceptional organisation skills during learning tasks. You are one of the first to have your workbook ready with a margin and heading, and always keep your belongings cared for. Especially your tub! Great work 🙂
Teju 3RK – For contributing to lots of class discussions this week. Thank you for sharing your insights with the class. Keep it up!
Mathushalini 4SJ – For sensational learning and rapid research against the clock, during our Inquiry Indigenous Studies rotation sessions. You completed the tasks at Formula 1 Grand Prix speed, with sharp and efficient focus; producing high quality, deep, extensive and thoughtful work. Well done!! You are an absolute STAR!!
Sahasra 5/6J – For your endeavour to maintain focus in all lessons this week. When you actively engage in this attitude, your talents and skills shine through. Keep up the awesome focus! Congratulations, Sahasra.
Asher 5/6J – for continuing to model exemplary behaviour and a positive attitude to learning. Whether it be in mathematics, literacy, inquiry, or other, you are always setting the example for your classmates. Thank you for this! Super work
Tengyi 5/6K – For fantastic contributions to mathematical discussions, strong knowledge of transformation and location, kindness to team members and pride in your organisation! Well Done!
Max 5/6R – for his exceptional knowledge of mapping and using a compass correctly! Thank you for sharing your insight in a kind way.
Bindu 5/6R – her incredible efforts throughout the year. Well done on continuing to work on your confidence and displaying a positive attitude towards your learning. We will miss you dearly Bindu!
Science & Numeracy News
Year 4 News
Here is the wonderful photo of 4A this week after guessing the wordle of the day on the first go!
Fri 11 School Disco
Mon 21 Yr 3-6 Astronomy Night
Thu 24 Book Week Parade
Mon 28 School Council Meeting
Wed 6 Junior House Athletics
Thu 14 R U OK Day
Fri 15 Footy Pie Lunch
Fri 15 Final Day Term 3 Early dismissal 2.30pm
Fee payments and Excursion Permissions and Payments.
All Communication notices regarding excursions will be sent through COMPASS.
Permissions are to be given through COMPASS.
Preferred payment method for Fee payments and Excursions is through COMPASS.
This will allow us to always keep all the correct information available to staff whilst on an excursion.
If you have any questions, please contact the office or see Guide below.
CLICK HERE for Parent’s Guide to Compass