From The Principal – 29 May 2020

School Site Open From Monday 8 June 2020

In accordance with Government restrictions lifting, from Monday 8 June 2020 parents and guardians will be able to enter the school grounds to drop off and pick up their children only. Parents and guardians are not permitted to enter school grounds during the school day and will not be permitted to enter classrooms.

School Photos next week Tuesday 2 and Thursday 4 June 2020

All classes will be having their school photos taken on either Tuesday 2 June and Thursday 4 June.  A list of which day your child’s class is being photographed was sent out on FlexiBuzz on Wednesday 27 May.

Please ensure your child’s order envelope is handed in on the day if you are paying in cash, otherwise orders can be done online.

Nomination for School Board 

On Monday 18 May, the School Board meeting was held and Annabel Hardy resigned after two years as the Chairperson and three years of service.  A position is now open for a new member of the school community to nominate for the School Board for the next three years.  If we receive multiple nominations it will go to a vote.  A new Board Chairperson will be elected at the next School Board meeting on Monday 22 June.

The School Board meets twice a term, in weeks 4 and 9, on a Monday evening at 7 pm in the staff room.  If you are interested, please contact me on 9447 4199 or attend the next School Board meeting as a visitor.

I wish to thank Annabel very much for her leadership and dedication to the school over this period.  As the School Board Chairperson, she was outstanding in her role as the community representative on the selection panel for the appointment of the Principal position in 2019 and for her contribution to the School Review in 2018.  She performed ceremonial duties in presenting awards at graduation and at the end of year book awards, as well as talking to the parents of new kindy children at the induction meetings.  Annabel led the school board in their role to ensure that good governance and due diligence was being maintained financially, that the school remained focused on the priority areas and ensuring that school policies were progressive and represented the high standards expected by this community.

P&C AGM

Thank you to the dedicated and hardworking members of our current and past P&C and the willing band of parents and carers on whose support they rely.  The school staff and students are truly appreciative of the work you do providing the canteen service, running the uniform shop, school banking, managing the Book Club orders, supporting the graduating students each year and volunteering people power to ensure the smooth running of fundraising events.   On behalf of the staff and students at Glendale Primary School, I thank you.

On Monday, 25 May the P&C held their AGM, with all positions declared vacant before nominations were called for 2020.  Your P&C Committee members for 2020 are as follows:

President: Tim Ewers          Canteen Manager: Nerilee Russell
Vice President: Justin Grey        Uniform Shop: Charmaine Virgin
Secretary: Sarah Cusack      Book Club: Michelle De Groot
Treasurer: Adam Panizza               School Banking: Carla Drake Brockman and Pina Wright
Principal: Helen Fiebig      Fundraising: Claire Pusch
Social Media: Julia Boardman and Claire Pusch Graduation: Barbara Dransfield

I would like to acknowledge the tremendous work of Justin Grey who has been the P&C President for the past two years and who this year is taking on the position of Vice President.  He has led the P&C through a period of change which took a leadership team with a clear vision and progressive thinking.  The P&C has functioned very well under his leadership and he has assembled a truly remarkable team.  I welcome the opportunity to continue to work with the P&C. The work of the P&C always remained focused on proving services and resources for the school to enhance the learning of every child. 

I would like to welcome Tim Ewers into his new role as President and look forward to building on the already established working relationship that we have built up since I started at the school.

I truly believe that volunteers don’t have more time, but they definitely have bigger hearts.

Jump Rope For Heart

The Year 6 leadership group along with Mr Marsden are running the Jump Rope For Heart fundraising campaign for the Heart Foundation.  I would love for you to take a minute to watch Indianna from Year 4 who has put together her own video to promote this good cause. Click here view Indianna’s video.

At present the children have raised over $650.  Thank you to everyone who has supported this great cause.

Merit Certificates

Merit certificates were presented to the following students in their classes on Wednesday 27 May, in lieu of the current restriction on not holding assemblies. 

Alexa L – Kindy 1 Dane M – Kindy 1 Cody C – Kindy 2
Layla P – Kindy 2 Harper B – Yr 2, Room 3 Skye S – Yr 2, Room 3
Annie L – Yr 1, Room 4 Liam L – Yr 1, Room 4 Anna L – Yr 1, Room 5
Henry C – Yr 1, Room 5 Hannah S – Yr 4, Room 8 Mitchell P – Yr 5, Room 9
Riley S – Yr 5, Room 9 Anaru C – Yr 6, Room 10 Kaibar J – Yr 5, Room 10
Abby M – Yr 6, Room 12 Isabelle H – Yr 6, Room 12 Bailey T – Yr 3, Room 14
Samuel L – Yr 4, Room 14 Matilda S – Yr 2, Room 15 Myah M – Yr 2, Room 15
James H – Yr 3, Room 16 Wungwa C – Yr 3, Room 16 Molly S – PP, Room 17
Nathan B – PP, Room 17 Mila K – PP, Room 18 Ocean S – K, Room 18

Aussie Of The Month   

An Aussie of the Month Certificate, badge, three gel pens and book mark are presented to a child nominated by staff each month who best represents the school’s VOICE values.  This week we presented these in front of each child’s class for April and May.

April: Emma S from Pre-primary, Room 18, for the manner in which she displays the VOICE values of the school by engaging enthusiastically in all educational activities to a high standard.

May: Nanaia T from Kindy, Room 19, for displaying the VOICE values of the school through the positive way in which she engages in all learning.

Kindy Home Corner

Mr Bishop made a ship for the kindy home corner.

  1. There is a steering wheel
  2. It’s got cool stuff inside
  3. The anchor goes for the ‘Dockers”

By Joshua, Room 9

National Reconciliation Week and National Sorry Day

Thursday 27 May to 3 June marks National Reconciliation Week.  These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the Reconciliation journey – the 1967 Referendum and the High court decision in Mabo.  The week follows National Sorry Day which was on 26 May.

Here are some ways you can enact Reconciliation, both now and year-round:

Specialist and Elite Trials

On Thursday 11 June 2020, Warwick SHS will be holding specialist and elite trials for Year 6 students commencing Year 7 in 2021. Anyone that has enrolled or considering enrolment into Warwick Senior High School and would like to be considered for one of the programs should come along to the trial day.

Please complete the form here to let us know that your child will be attending. If you have more than one child attending on the day, please complete one form per child.

Concerns Regarding Social Distancing during Drop Off and Pick Up Times.

We wish to inform those parents who may be concerned about social distancing during school drop off and pick up times, that all students are able to be dropped off and collected at end of day from the gates on Lampard Street. There are much fewer students using these gates compared to the main gate on Glendale Avenue. There are teachers stationed at the Lampard Street gates to assist with escorting kindy and pre primary students to and from their classroom. If you wish to collect your kindy or pre-primary aged child from the Lampard Street gates, please call the office on 9447 4199 to advise.

I hope you all enjoy the long weekend, I’ll be up at Lancelin with my husband and dog, enjoying the sea air and checking out the recent erosion of the southern end of the bay caused by last week’s storm.

Helen Fiebig