From The Principal – 6 March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are half way through Term 1 and the school has a wonderful calm and busy feel to it, just as it should.  The behaviour of the children is reflective of the high quality of the teaching and engaging lessons that are being delivered.

P&C Glendale Twilight Family Picnic – Friday 13 March, 5pm – 7pm

As a welcome to the school for all families, the Glendale PS P&C are holding the annual Family Picnic on the grassed area in front of the canteen.  There will be food trucks available to purchase your dinner or you are invited to bring a picnic.

I would like to thanks the fantastic P&C members led by Sarah Cusack, who are working behind the scenes to make this event happen and to her band of supporters who will help on the evening. I am constantly grateful to the large band of helpers that the P&C has for their events and fundraising.

P&C AGM – Monday 23 March, 7pm

If you would like to be a member of the P&C, you are welcome to attend the next meeting being held in the staff room.  This meeting will be the AGM and positions will become vacant and be open to new nominations.

National Ride2School Day

Glendale Primary School is proud to join 3,000 other active schools who are already registered to Ride2School to encourage young people to ride, walk or skate to school.                                                              

All children riding bikes or scooters to school Friday will get to ride through an obstacle course on the basketball area, receive a National Ride2School Day sticker and a piece of fruit which was kindly donated by Woolworths.

National Ride2School Day is Australia’s biggest celebration of active travel, designed to help children and parents discover the joy of riding and kick-start healthy habits for the future.

Coronavirus Update

If you have any concerns or question about Coronavirus, please contact the Department of Health on 1800 020 080. 

I remain regularly updated through the Department of Education on the most recent advice from the Chief Medical Officer.  At present the advice is to encourage self-imposed isolation for anyone arriving in Australia from China or Iran.  If we get any child in self-imposed isolation, the school will maintain contact via phone or internet to support them in their education and socially/emotionally.

Attention

Last week at school the cleaners were confronted at between 4am and 5:30am by two people hanging around pushing a shopping trolley.  School Security were contacted and the unknown people moved on.  That same morning before school some used needles, along with other drug paraphernalia and identity papers were found.  Prompt action was taken to ensure that all areas ware safe and the police collected available video footage and evidence.

Please follow this up by talking through with your children why they should never touch needles.

Anytime you are passing the school please take notice of anybody onsite and report all suspicious behaviour to School Watch on 1800 177 777 or the Police on 131 444.

Wear Orange – Friday 20 March

to support the National Day Against Bullying and Violence

All children and staff are invited to wear orange on Friday 20 March to show their support for the national day against bullying and violence and to support the ‘Bullying. No Way!’ campaign. 

Constable Care Incursion – Wednesday 25 March

All children will be attending one of three performances with Constable Care in two weeks’ time. 

The Kindy and Pre-primary children will be seeing a performance about first aid at 10:35am.  The Years 1 to 3 children will have a performance on protective behaviours at 11:15am.  The senior students in Years 4 to 6 will see a show about Frenemies at 1:30pm.

Parking Issues

Recently there have been a few families parking or dropping children in unsafe areas.  Please ensure you use the designated parking bays on Glendale Ave and Lampard St.  Also ensure that the disabled parking driveway off Lampard St is kept clear.  This week there was reported to me, a near miss with a child running through moving cars in the staff car park.

If there is no parking close to the school there is plenty of parking further along towards Aintree Eglington Reserve, which is a great opportunity to get 3 minutes of extra exercise for yourself and the children.

Warwick Senior High School Prospective Parents’ Night – 18 March

A parents’ night is being held at Warwick Senior High School, from 6:30 to 8pm for anyone who wants to find out about what Warwick Senior High School has to offer children.  The school’s reputation as I know it, is that there is a fantastic level of pastoral care given to Year 7 students which assists in their transition to secondary education and that this is a STEM Enterprise School like Glendale Primary School.  I also understand that the school offers scholarships for talented children in many areas.   Please contact Warwick SHS for more details.                                                        

Merit Certificates

At the assembly on Wednesday 4 March, the following children received a merit certificate for the great work they are doing;

Emma V Zoe C Sienna D Annabella P
Max D Evan T Reuben P Ruby D
Eva H Jessica D Nakiah P Amani S
Miles L Indiana F Isla S Ashton C
Emma S Aiden S Jae T Mia A
Imogen G Sophia H Lochlan T Mia R
Jasmine D Phillip S Lucia B  

Aussie of the Month

Congratulations to Esther L who was awarded Aussie of the Month, at our assembly on Wednesday 4 March, for being a good role model and demonstrating the school values of VOICE.

Regards

Helen Fiebig