Newsletter #7 May 10th 2024


    Learning Today.                     Leading Tomorrow.

The past fortnight has been filled with lots of great learning and many fun events that add to the richness of our school.

Japan Children’s Day

This was a huge success. Julie Tran organised a highly engaging day with all students loving the immersion into Japanese culture.

The drumming incursion and cooking were highlights.

The support of the GPA provided a delicious sushi lunch.

On Sunday, 19 May, Julie will be volunteering at the 2024 Japan Festival. Click Here for more information.

Our wonderful GPA once again ran the Mother’s Day Stall so our students would have the opportunity to purchase their own gift for mum.

It’s very important that children are empowered to make their choice of a gift. They feel very proud of their choice of gift and enjoy the thought of being able to give this to mum on that special moment.

On behalf of everyone at our school I want to say sincere thanks to the GPA and the many helpers who will come along on the day to help with the stall.

Mother’s Day Wishes

And most importantly let me wish all mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures a happy happy day for this Sunday.

May those little rays of sunshine – your children – bring you great joy for the day, and for every other day of the year too!

Applications Open for Prep 2025

The Department of Education has made changes to the enrolment process for prep 2025.

If you have a child starting prep next year or know someone in our community whose child is starting prep in 2025, please read this very important information:

The statewide timeline for enrolling in Foundation (Prep) for the 2025 school year has been released.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government school.

The timeline seeks to make the enrolment process simpler, clearer, and fairer for families.

The timeline applies to children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2025. All government primary schools, including P-9 and P-12 schools, will follow the timeline.

If you are seeking to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) for the 2025 school year, you should read about enrolling in a school and contact a primary school directly.

Steps to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) for the 2025 school year
To start primary school in 2025, your child will need to turn 5 years old by 30 April 2025.

Schooling is compulsory for children who have turned 6 years old.

If your child is starting Foundation (Prep) in 2025, you will be able to apply to enrol your child in a Victorian government primary school from the start of Term 2, 2024 (Monday 15 April 2024).

What you need to do:
1. Use Find my School to locate your designated neighbourhood school (referred to as your local school) and other nearby government schools.
2. Contact a government primary school to book a school tour or to learn more about the school and the enrolment application process.
3. Download the Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers. This pack includes an application form. The school may also provide you with a copy of the form to complete.
4. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.
5. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.
6. Take part in information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by the school as they are received, in accordance with the Department of Education’s Placement Policy.

All families must submit an application form for their child by 26th July. If you do not submit your application form, then you may miss out on an enrolment place for prep 2025. The application process allows us to plan the prep grades for 2025 as well as if we accept enrolments from out of the zone.

Improvement works continue around the school. Four stainless steel bench seating for sporting teams and students have been recently purchased and are now in the gym.

Outside the gym, some rustic iron sculptures have been erected on the north wall of the senior campus main building. The two sculptures, a cat and tree join some other existing sculptures on the wall. These were part of an artist in residence program a few years back.

Four new trees have been planted in the planter boxes near the oval. The school is hoping to have over twenty native trees donated by the Glen Eria Council next week with plans to plant these on the grounds on both campuses.

Our new garden along the oval fence is proving to be very popular with the students and recently extra seating was installed.

Each Monday lunchtime is Gardening Club on the senior campus. This is a very popular club with over fifteen students regularly helping out with planting, watering and weeding. We are keen to get a gardening club happening on the Junior Campus too so if any parent or member of the community is interesting in helping with this or our existing club on Mondays please contact the office.

GHPS Community Pantry

In these challenging times, many of us are facing uncertainties about our health, our livelihoods, and our ability to provide for our families. At GHPS, we believe no one in our community should go hungry. That’s why we’re launching our Community Food Pantry initiative.

Starting from Tuesday 21st May, The GHPS Community Food Pantry is a place where anyone can come to get the nutritious food they need, no questions asked. We’ll be offering, canned goods, bread, dairy items, and more. For those able to contribute, donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries are welcome.

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning between 8.15 and 8.45am and Friday afternoons from 2.45 – 3.15 come to The Tuckshop (in the school hall) to shop for the food you need. If these times don’t work, please feel free to contact Mr White or Ruth( and we will help to accommodate your needs. We’ll provide one shopping bag per family. Pre-orders are required for the home food pack.

The Community Food Pantry is a testament to the power of community support. We hope you’ll join us in this important initiative, whether by donating, or simply spreading the word. Together, we can ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. Next week we will send out a list of things if you are able to donate and donation tubs will be place in the school office and outside the prep classrooms on the West side.


The new School Saving Bonus was a key feature of the budget. This one-off support will include $400 for each eligible student to help families cover the costs of school uniforms and activities in 2025. It will be available to parents and carers of every child enrolled in a Victorian government school in 2025.

Cash will not be paid directly to individuals or families. Instead, families will receive the bonus as credits on their school accounts that will help meet the costs of your children’s activities and uniforms.

More information of this will be provided as it comes to hand, however this will support you in paying for the many extra and co-curricular activities that our school offers.

Nerida Burns        Cameron White

Congratulations to the following students who received a ‘Student of the Week’ award.

Ethan 0A – For his ability to generate the yes/no question, ‘Do you like crocodile monitors?’ and collect the data from his peers.

Isabella 0A – For her persistence in drawing a detailed portrait and using the appropriate colours to show her eye and hair colour.

Selina 0B – For showing the school value of teamwork this week when playing Read and Grab with your peers. Selina, you were supportive of others by helping them sound out words. Keep it up, Legendary Leader!

Zara 0C – For using your imagination and creativity to come up with a story about a fairy who loses her wand. You drew detailed pictures and could retell your entire story. Keep up the great work!

Aiden 0C – For your incredible effort and sportsmanship at the Cross Country on Wednesday. You cheered on all of the other runners and were so proud when you received your ribbon. Super Stamina!

Alexandra 1A – For settling in so well to Glen Huntly Primary School. We love having you in our school and class!

Indie 1A – For ordering 3-digit numbers with such ease in maths this week. I am proud of you, marvellous mathematician!

Eleanor 1B – Drawing detailed symbols of the weather during inquiry. You thought about different types of weather: sunny, windy, hot and rainy and made symbols to go with them. Well done, Weather Reporter, Elly!

Riskik 1B – For showing the values of resilience and pride on your first day at GHPS! You did such a good job at settling into the class and making new friends. Welcome to the 1B family!

Abhiram 2/3A – For your fantastic concentration on your letter formation during writing this week. Keep up the fantastic work. I am so proud of you.

All students of 2/3B – Thanks for being a great bunch of crazy kids! Don’t forget how awesome, kind and funny you all are! Best of luck for the rest of the year!

Mia 2/3B – For being an amazing teacher helper, assisting Mrs Yang in the classroom. She also looks out for her fellow classmates, helping them with kindness and respect when she notices they are stuck or unsure. Wonderful, Mia!

Isabel 2/3C – For being an incredibly thoughtful and helpful student during literacy groups. You shared insightful comments about ‘The Great Barrier Reef’ and helped your peers complete their spelling task. Top efforts, superstar!

Jishnu 2/3C – For improving your writing stamina and using ambitious words to develop your narrative ideas. I loved reading your story about the starfish and humpback whale. Well done, Jishnu!

Winston 4/5A – For showing creativity in the way you presented your personal newspaper this week. We love seeing your sense of humour in your work!

Avyaan 4/5A – For showing an excellent attitude at House Cross Country, both in your competitive spirit and enthusiastic support of your teammates. You’re a star!

Sully, Lewis & Kunal – For their exceptional team work displayed during the completion of our class newspaper. Your update on chook news ran so smoothly, I loved seeing you all work together! Excellent work Chook team!

Alisha 6A – Excellent focus and attention to detail during our data representation and interpretation lessons. So focused that you continued your work even after I asked all students to look up! Love it! And, your post test result was evidence of this. Huge effort!

James 6A – For relaying your exceptional knowledge relating to the Renaissance and the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Fantastic facts, James!

Sport News

Well done to all of the students who did their very best at the house cross country event at Lords Reserve on Wednesday 8th May.

In the morning when we headed out, everyone looked so great in their house colours.

Some things we loved about Cross Country: 

  • The cheering and atmosphere
  • The Preps being so cute and fast 
  • The Preps running twice (wow)
  • The autumn sunshine and no rain 
  • Smooth event and everyone had a go
  • Getting exercise in with our friends 
  • The Grade 6’s making it through PE class right after cross country
  • Lots of people surprising themselves with how many laps they could do 
  • Some students making it to district
  • Families coming to watch and cheer us on
  • Alisha, Jaylen and Ruby helping Miss Price set the cones up in the morning before school

The House winners of the day:

1st Kurwan 81 points 

2nd Garrawang 62 points 

3rd Pike 52 points

4th Bael 44 points 

The House Spirit winners of the day: Pike

Sarah Price    Sport/PE

Our annual Book Fair will take place on 13th to 16th May in the school library.

We will be open each day from 8.30am – 9am and again from 3.30pm – 4pm.

Children and/or parents are welcome, and encouraged, to join us at the Book Fair to purchase books, posters, and novelty stationary items during the above hours.
Money raised from this event will help us purchase new books for our school library.

Cash and Card welcome.

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Fri 10      Mother’s Day Stall

Mon 13 – Fri 17     Education Week

Tue 14     Open Night 5pm – 6.30pm

Wed 15   Open Morning 9am – 10am

Thu 16    TheirCare Community Breakfast 7.45am – 8.45am


Fri 7        Curriculum Day

Thu 13    Jump Rope For Heart

Fri 21      State Schools Relief Lunch

Fri 28     End of Term 2 (Early finish 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

Thank you.