Newsletter #14 October 8th, 2021


    Learning Today.                     Leading Tomorrow.                                                             

Principal’s Report

Once again, I would like to welcome everyone back to term 4 and hope that everyone managed to enjoy doing something wonderful during the break. Included in last weekend’s Compass welcome notification, we detailed the following Back to School in Metro Melbourne and Glen Huntly Primary and we are now a little closer to the return to school date for students and staff albeit a staggered staging which starts in week 3.

We continue to follow the DET Health and Safety advice and are very much looking forward to seeing everyone as soon as possible.

During the week, students have returned to remote or onsite learning, and I have been very impressed by the feedback I have received about how positively students have engaged with their learning. It remains so very important to us that all students are happy, healthy and approaching their learning in the most optimal way possible.

Keep up the great work!

From Monday 18 October (third week of Term 4)

· Prep will be back on site at school for Monday to Wednesday and remote learning Thursday and Friday

· Years 1 and 2will be back on site at school for Thursday and Friday and remote learning Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

From Tuesday 26 October (fourth week of Term 4)

· Year 3 and 4 will be back on site at school for Tuesday and Wednesday and remote learning Monday Thursday and Friday

· Year 5 and 6 will be back on site at school for Thursday and Friday and remote learning Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

From Friday 5 November

· All students are expected to return to onsite learning Monday to Friday.

Please see the information about attendance and if you require any further information, please contact us on 95712933 or email

Glen Eira Active Challenge 4 – 29 October

It was wonderful to be notified by GHPS Sport Captain Hasini who has made a video encouraging us all to participate in a challenge that can keep us all that little bit fitter and a little bit healthier.

Join the GHPS Instagram or facebook page and you will be able to view Hasini. It would be great if GHPS could take out the interschool honors as we did in 2019 and at the same time, improve our own well being.

Planning for 2022

We would welcome the submission of 2022 Prep enrollment forms from any families who have yet to enrol their child.

Enrolment forms have started coming in and we are planning for two prep classes in 2022 or if the need arises, a third class may be necessary.

If you have any questions about how to submit your form during remote learning, please contact the main office on 9571 2933 or email the school at

We are hoping to offer a wonderful kinder to school transition program for new prep children and will confirm the sessions when advised by the DET.

In the meantime, the proposed dates are on the website and we are looking forward to meeting the children during this time.

It is always enjoyable to meet with the members of the GPA and I thank them for their initiative in continuing to create ways to raise funds for GHPS.

The TriNature Fundraiser is a fantastic opportunity to purchase some wonderful products at a discounted price plus earn some $$ for the school, so please support this if you would like to spruce up your cleaning using natural products.

Capital Works

At this fortnightly site meetings with VSBA, Interface and AOA architects, we discussed the following:

· Construction Sector return to work and a timeline adjustment

· Clearing of spaces on the site to prepare for underground trenching works

· Administration Block B and looking at colours and joinery

· Existing main switchboard relocation

Pupil Free Curriculum Day Monday 11 October

A final reminder that next Monday 11 October is a pupil free day.

There will be no online or onsite learning for students on this day. Teachers will be meeting via webex to undertake professional learning on Mathematics.

TheirCare out of hours school will be available for eligible students. Please contact them if you need further information.

The next meeting will be on Monday 25 October via webex with the Building Fund meeting commencing at 6.15pm followed by Finance at 6.30pm. School Council will commence at 7pm.

Libby Alessi    Principal

The GPA are excited to announce a Read-A-Thon that will run for 5 weeks from Fri 08/10/2021 – Fri 12/11/2021.

Funds raised will be supporting the States Schools’ Relief (50%) and GHPS library (50%), with families to collect donations and make one payment to GHPS via Compass at the end of the event.

Prizes will be awarded for the most books read and most money raised for Junior and Senior students!

Click to download a  Pledge Form and Reading Log.

Happy Reading!

GPA Committee

Sport News

Go for Gold 2021 — one lucky student will win a Fitbit Ace

We have joined Glen Eira City Council’s Active Schools – Go for Gold program for the month of October (4-29).

You will receive a Golden Ticket and each time you walk, ride or scoot to school or complete a physical activity at home, tick one of the boxes on your ticket.

Pencil in Thursday’s at 2pm throughout October and join Glen Eira Leisure in a livestream class! The link to this class as well as other activities and ideas to be active at home can be found at:

The more active you are, the better chance our school has at becoming Glen Eira City Council’s Active Schools Champion for 2021, so be active and help us win!

For further information and full terms and conditions, please visit

Art News

CLICK HERE for information and Order Form

TheirCare Newsletter

Notification of changes to Fee payments and

Excursion Permissions and Payments.

Due to the current situation of lockdown, and the upcoming Capital Works, we are making some amendments on how we will communicate regarding Excursion Permissions and Payments.

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.

EFT will still be available in the office and, if no other method is possible, correct cash only (no change will be given).

This will allow us to always keep all the correct information available to staff whilst on an excursion.

CLICK HERE for Parent’s Guide to Compass