Newsletter #17 25th October 2018
Sensational Art Show
Congratulations to Ms Justine de Bruyn for organising the fabulous Art Show we had on Monday night at school! It was so great to see so many of our families appreciating and enjoying all the different art works created by all of our students. They have truly been inspired by their art teacher and this really stood out in the quality and variety of their work. I loved that each piece was so individualised and everything seemed so colourful and wonderful.
There was such a great vibe to the whole evening with the art displayed so professionally throughout the various teaching spaces in the school. The hard work, dedication and passion of Ms de Bruyn that she brings to GHPS is just astounding. Thank you for the amazing feedback we have received from so many parents and staff about how they were just blown away by this event. We can also look forward to the Art auction at the Carols evening on Tuesday 11 December.
Thank you also to the GPA for organising the Little Monsters Pizza truck, to Juz for Jude’s Homemade Icy poles, TheirCare who sponsored the framing of Artworks and Steve Dimopoulos for being a guest judge. We really appreciate everyone’s contributions!
Rocktober – Saturday 28 October in the Wendy Wilson Hall – doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30 start
It’s a very exciting week with only 2 sleeps to go until Rocktober! This will be the best Rocktober that Glen Huntly Primary has ever offered, in fact it’s the first! You’ve got to checkout this great social event as it promises to be a fabulous night.
A big, big thank you for the wonderful work of so many people assisting: Shan (Emily 2E & Alice 4O), Caitilin (Rafi 6P & Asher 4J, Samson Prep N) Andrea & Tony (William 6A), Dave (Archie 3F & Rory 1J), Laura James-Clark, Mr Andrew Aitken 6A, Mr John Jacobs 4J and Mark Dorrington. There has been a lot happening to get ready and I’m sure it will be a fun night. I can’t wait to see everyone enjoying themselves.
One final notice from GPA and the Rocktober committee who invite you to rally your numbers and organise your tables. If you haven’t organised a team then we can organise one for you – but please buy your tickets and encourage everyone you run into in the school yard to do the same. Tickets will be available on the door – but you will help us to organise the evening if you buy your tickets in advance.
For those who enjoy any opportunity to wear costumes, come dressed up as your favourite musical act. But whatever you do, come along and join the fun. It’s going to be a fantastic night. The Rocktober committee have a few fundraising activities planned too – although this is first and foremost a social event. BYO food and drinks.
Could you please sign up to our icy-pole roster? We need volunteers every Friday from 1.15-2pm: http://signup.com/go/pNVBgpG
The students absolutely love this treat every Friday so please give up some time and sign.
Congratulations to all our fabulous chess students who qualified to represent GHPS at the Semi Final Tournament at Bulleen on Friday 26 October:
Members of the Finance and School Council will meet next Monday 29 October at 6.30 and 7pm respectively.
If any families are leaving the school next year, but haven’t as yet let us know, can you please notify the office straight away so that we can factor this into workforce planning and student organisation.
Libby Alessi Principal
A message form your Assistant Principal Amy Tinetti
Working Bee Recap!
Thank you to all of the families who gave up their Sunday and helped at the Term 4 Working Bee! Those families were: Schmidt Family, Mentis Family, Jain Family, Pushpalatha and her family, Kringas Family, Le Family, McKay Family, Gilbert Family, Field family, Taylor Family, Weiss Family, Wilson Family, Blair Family, Mahendion Family, and the Powell Family. To any families left off this list I do apologise.
We got through all of the jobs on our list, it was great to have the mulcher there to help us clear all of the remaining offcuts from previous Working Bees. We weeded and got our grounds looking beautiful for spring. Thanks again to Heidi for her yummy cooking, we enjoyed a delicious BBQ to reward ourselves with after working so hard.
Our Buildings and Grounds meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th November at 6:30pm in the East Site Staffroom. Everyone is welcome to attend and discuss ideas on how we can improve the grounds of our school.
Congratulations to the following students who received a ‘Student of the Week’ award during the last 2 weeks.
Rudhraa 0F – fantastic participation and team work during Monster Maths.
Isaac 0N – improved focus during class time and completing work in a timely manner.
Arini 0R – writing a story with creativity during writing this week.
Aadhitya 0R – expert understanding of telling the time to the o’clock and half hour.
Mahia 1J – an interesting writing piece called “Grandma bought me a surprise”.
Bindu 1J – a supper effort with her holiday recount.
Vrish 1M – an excellent holiday recount writing and sounding out your words.
Sachin 1M – settling in well to 1M and being a positive member of our class.
Viraj 2E – wonderful answers in his reading comprehension.
Alyx 2E – reading with fluency and expression.
Reyansh 2E – reading with fluency and answering comprehension questions with detail.
Aarav 2E – working well in a team to weigh different objects accurately.
Ajaai 2M – settling in well and making friends at his new school.
Siddharth 2M – working quietly and producing a great report on his country.
Randheer 3F – settling in well at GHPS and always being a kind and polite member of our class.
Bela 3F – being a quiet achiever who is an absolute pleasure. Not only does Bela produce a consistent high level of work, she is also a caring and friendly classmate.
Carlos 3F – consistently displaying an excellent, responsible attitude to all his learning and always being a kind and helpful classmate.
Vivi 3F – a positive attitude towards all her learning. She is a very responsible and organised student.
Rafael 3S – impressive contributions to class discussions about plants and their growth.
Aditya 3S – settling in beautifully at GHPS and trying his best.
Lucas 4J – outstanding focus on all of your work.
Sethumdi 4J – confidently sharing her research with the class.
Neeharikaa 5S – Throughout the entire year Neeha has been a friendly, helpful and polite student.
Rahul 5S – Posing an interesting ‘Big Science’ question about Black Holes during writing.
Leo 6P – an outstanding week full of effort, care and excellent critical thinking skills.
Music Melodies would like to congratulate Metteya Gharde on his excellent results in his recent piano exam.
His score was 96.5 which the examination requirements awards him First Class Honours.
Let’s Bee Coders!
The years 2s have been learning about using Bee-Bots. They have been using them to help measure different lengths. In this lesson the students were estimating how many ‘Bee-Bots Long’ a piece of tape was. Students then used the Bee-Bots to accurately measure the length. The Bee-Bots are a great learning tool to help the students incorporate coding into different lessons.
“The best part about using the Bee-Bots is the arrows because it helps us to move them” – Aarav 2E
“I like using the Bee-Bots because they are fun and sometimes when they go in the wrong direction we get to fix it!” – Ishani 2E
“They’re so much fun” – Gowri 2K
The students have also been working with their Prep friends to show them how to use the Bee-Bots. They worked on understanding the directional language of ‘forwards’, ‘backwards’, ‘left’ and ‘right’. The Preps loved learning about the Bee-Bots!
Teeth on Wheels
Exciting news! Teeth on Wheels will be returning to our school for the children’s 6 monthly dental visits on the 7th, 8th and 9th of November 2018!
To make filling out the consent form easier you can now complete your Child’s consent form online by following the link below.
It only takes 5 minutes to complete and by reducing the amount of paper being used, we will be helping the team out by being more environmentally friendly.
The date of the children’s dental visit will be starting on Wednesday the 7th of November 2018, so please ensure if you didn’t complete a form at the start of the year to have this completed ASAP!
If you have any questions regarding the consent form or your child’s dental appointment please don’t hesitate to contact the Teeth on Wheels team on (03) 9338 1191.
Last week we had a visit from Cricket Victoria who took both Grade 5 and 6’s for their first lesson of a cricket unit this term. A full cricket kit was donated personally from Pat who visited and delivered two fantastic lessons with the Grade 6’s!
I would like to thank Ian Nash, secretary of Carnegie Cricket Club who helped with the visit from the Woolworths blast P.E program and the Milo cricket truck who also visited us at the beginning of the term!
Notices distributed to parents
12 October All Students Swimming
12th October All Students Berri Ice-Blocks order
12 October Year 3-4 Students Wheel Talk Incursion
15 October Year 5 Students 2019 Year 6 Student Jackets
15 October Year 5-6 Students Mappen Supermarket Excursion
18 October Year 5-6 Students Sports Photos
23 October All Students Halloween Cake or Doughnut orders
25 October Year 1 Students New Classrooms
Fri 26 – Year 5-6 Sport
Sat 27 – Rocktober Music Trivia Night
Fri 6 – Year 5-6 Sport
Tue 6 – Melbourne Cup Holiday
Fri 9 – Year 5-6 Sport
Mon 12 – Year 3-4 Camp
Fri 16 – Year 5-6 Sport
Tue 20 – Prep – 2 Swimming
Wed 21 – Prep – 2 Swimming
Thu 22 – Prep – 2 Swimming
Fri 23 – NO ASSEMBLY
Fri 23 – Prep – 2 Swimming
Fri 23 – Year 5-6 Sport
Mon 26 – Prep – 2 Swimming
Tue 27 – Prep – 2 Swimming
Wed 28 – Prep – 2 Swimming
Thu 29 – Prep – 2 Swimming
Fri 30 – NO ASSEMBLY
Fri 30 – Prep – 2 Swimming
Fri 30 – Year 5-6 Sport