Glengarry Primary School

June 3, 2021 - Term 2 Week 7

Acknowledgement of Country

From the Principal

Principal's Pen

Dear Parents & Community Members,

The School Board met earlier this week, and as well as discussing the functions of the Board and what makes an effective decision making body, the group reviewed the school’s budget.  As a result of the school being at capacity in relation to student numbers, our finances are very sound leading to discussion of meeting other school needs.  The Board also recognised the Transition to High School Program has highlighted Glengarry students often struggle with use of IT; potentially renewing the need for a “bring your own device” program at our school, i.e. similar to other surrounding primary schools.

Given some activities around school, how appropriate that at present our Value is Cooperation?

  • Our interschool sport teams have been combining superbly; not only achieving wonderful results but teaming together well in the spirit of the games.
  • Thanks to the generosity of our community, children right the way across the school have been enjoying constructing with Lego – for a purpose, as part of a brain-break or just for fun during lunchtime.
  • Part of our school’s Operational Plan highlights improving our outdoor learning environments. Over the weekend (in atrocious weather) a significant number of our community teamed together for a Pre-primary busy-bee – the outcomes are outstanding and have made the pre-primary area an even better space for play-based learning, cooperative fun and a place of imagination.

  • Finally, on Friday (when children are enjoying an extra-long weekend) our staff will be working with staff from a number of surrounding schools to explore ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our students.

 Peter Meston


Upcoming Events


Friday 4 - School Development Day (Whole school including office will be closed)

Monday 7 - Western Australia Day (Public Holiday)

Tuesday 8 - P&C Meeting (7:30pm)

Friday 11 - Room 10 Assembly 

Thursday 17 - DISCO

Friday 18 - Fab Food

Term Two Planner


Important Information

Kiss and Ride Parking Bays

The Kiss and Ride parking bays on Doveridge Drive are for pick up and drop off ONLY.

If you park in the Kiss and Ride parking bays, you must not leave your car unattended.

Please be considerate to those who only pick up or drop off their child safely.

Library Books

The last week for borrowing books is week 9, week beginning June 14.

All books will be due back at the library in week 10.

Mrs Mackintosh

Library Officer

Band, Choir & Glee Club

Mrs Ruscoe is on leave until next term.  Choir and Glee Club will continue as normal, with Mrs Gibson.

There will be no Band rehearsals at Glengarry PS for the remainder of Term 2.


Would you like to win a Lowes uniform voucher?

All you have to do is download and print the Reconciliation Week poster and colour it in.  Extra copies are available from the office or Library.

Please place your entry in the box at the office by Tuesday, 22nd June Week 10.


Around Glengarry

Bilya Kaatijin Incursion

Last Thursday Glengarry students were immersed in the work of Yirra Yaakin Theatre company’s incursion titled ‘Bilya Kaatijin’. Bilya Kaatijin teaches us about the importance of water to First Nations people around the world. 

Students from Pre-primary to Year 6 loved the theatrical and musical elements of the show and the question time at the end. 

 Mrs Rudd​

Associate Principal 


Many thanks to the P&C for organising and collecting all this fabulous Lego, as part of our Lego drive. 

We are distributing it amongst the blocks, so we can all get creative and enjoy lunchtime Lego. 

If you have any Lego at home that you would like to recycle, please drop it into the office or to Mrs Powley in Rm 9.

Pre-primary Busy Bee

On Saturday the 29th of May, Pre Primary held a Busy Bee to expand and improve their outside learning and play area.  Despite the bad weather we still had an amazing turn out with around 30 parents and a grandparent who came to help.

The Pre Primary staff and children couldn’t be more thankful to those who came along to help on the day and also with the lead up.  We were overwhelmed by the generosity of donations from the parent group and community.  These ranged from plants, resources, materials and mud kitchens.

The children are absolutely loving the new additions and we look forward to them lasting for future Pre Primary groups.  

Interschool: Winter Sport Report

Glengarry PS v Duncraig PS:  Friday, May 21

Volleyball A

We played really well for the first set but couldn't maintain our intensity  and lost the round.  We had good shots over the net and Braden and Riley made some nice serves and sharp passes.  Next time our team needs to position the ball higher so it goes over the net more often, and pass faster.


Volleyball B

Our game against Duncraig was challenging, resulting in a loss with a score of 3 to 2.  Sara and Natalia were our best players, hitting the ball hard and far.  Bridget caught the ball cleanly, helping our team to win some games. 

Our goal for the team is to catch the ball and not to get too excited when we win because we loose focus.  I learned not to be afraid of the ball and I need to hit it harder.



I was the goal umpire and was so happy to witness a thrilling game with Glengarry taking out the win against Duncraig.  Both the teams played very well with goals left, right and centre!  A very big accomplishment by Jack having scored his first goal ever.  The match was fun, even though I didn't get to play with Glengarry for their first win this season.



Our team didn't give up!  All of our players kept pushing through with unbelievable passes.  We just need to communicate a little more.  The goal scorers were Joseph, Chase, Mateo, Jake and Luca.  The score was 5 to 1, with our team winning.  Our amazing goal keepers stopped most of the shots, only one got through! 

Willam and Ben

Netball A

I think we played really well against Duncraig, but unfortunately we lost.  Our players of the match were Jessica, Milly and Imogen because they got many intercepts and shot accurately.  Another good team member was Juliet because she passed well and supported the team when she was off the court.

Next time we need to do less lobs and make stronger passes.


Netball B

On Friday our team won with a score of 11 to 6.  Hanna and Amelie were our players of the match because of their amazing shooting and defending.  Taylor tried shooting and was wonderful at it.  The best thing about this game was the ball going back and forth, making it a big challenge for our team to try and win the ball back.


Glengarry PS v Sorrento PS:  Friday, May 28

Volleyball A

The game against Sorrento was awesome and we had so much fun.  Our team played really well and won with a convincing  score of 7 to 2.  Tracey was great at catching and passing, and Conor.B hit the ball over the net with great style.


Volleyball B

We lost to the very skillful Sorrento team on Friday.  Natalia was a great all-rounder with her marvelous serving and passing.  We saw Freya take some tricky catches and strong tapping. 

I learned that I was a very good server and I need to work on my digs this week.



The mighty cross Marmion Avenue battle against Sorrento v Glengarry saw us take our second win for the term. Our efforts out of the middle could not compare to the attempts of Sorrento and although they tried their best, at half time we called the Mercy Rule at 12.7 to 0.0 and shuffled willing volunteers across to play a friendly scratchy. I was proud of all of our students who continued to support Sorrento when playing for them and being humble winners after the match. Thanks again to Mr Love for his support in coaching and to all the parents to came down to watch. 

Mrs Rudd


The final score was 2-1 to Sorrento, we had lost our first game.  It was a fantastic soccer game, both teams deserved to win but Sorrento kicked a lucky goal.  We couldn't get our shots past their strong defence and skillful goalie.

Players of the match were Imran, with excellent defence in getting the ball off the Sorrento attackers, and Mateo, with 100% effort and sharing the ball with our players.  Joseph kicked an impressive goal from a cross and then nearly booted another one.

Jake and Mateo

Netball A

On Friday, May 28, we played Sorrento and Won!  The final score was 35 to 18.  Imogen and Jessica were our players of the match because they tried really hard and competed well.  Another good team member was Amelie.C because she had the confidence to play up from the B team for us.

There was a really, really tall girl on the other team and she was so hard to defend.  Our tallest player was only up to her shoulder!


Netball B

It was a great game in the lovely weather and Sorrento was a talented team but we won with 11 goals and Sorrrento scored 7.  We were inspired by the volleyball team chanting, "Lets go Glengarry, lets go!"  Hana was amazing at shooting and defending. Citie was also a good defender.


Health and Hygiene

Is your child feeling unwell?

Please do not send your child to school if they are at all unwell.

Any child who demonstrates or complains of being unwell will be removed from the class, isolated and parents/carers contacted.

Our school is well stocked with hand sanitiser. This has been provided to all work areas (including classrooms) and children are expected to “sanitise out / sanitise in” at all times. Cleaning of hands following toilet use is also instructed.

Chaplain's Chat

Friendship Troubles

Children often have friendship issues that they don’t know how to solve.  Our goal is to teach kids to be resilient, to communicate with one another, and to develop conflict resolution skills.  We can encourage children to use the following strategies to solve their friendship issues:

  • Take a deep breath and count to 10
  • Calmly tell the other person how you feel and listen to how they feel
  • Use “I feel” statements rather than “you” statements
  • Take turns
  • Find a compromise
  • Go somewhere else and find a new activity
  • Ask the other person to stop
  • Apologise if you did something that upset or hurt someone else
  • Ask an adult for help
  • Ignore it and don’t react
  • Empathise – try to see the situation from the other person’s perspective
  • Choose kindness

Jennifer Wolff


P&C News

Entertainment Deal Has Been Extended

We have exciting news to share! 

The FREE upgrade from a Single City Membership to a Multi City Membership has been extended until Monday, June 14th 11.59pm AEST

Yes, that’s right!  Anybody who purchases a $69.99 Single City Membership will be upgraded to a Multi City Membership valued at $119.99 for FREE!  That’s a $50 saving !!!!

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Second Hand Uniform Shop

If you would like to look through the second hand uniforms, please email the coordinator Olga Petrakova at to make an appointment.

If parents would like to donate items of the Glengarry Primary School uniform that they no longer need, they can be dropped off at the school office.  We request that uniform items are laundered and in useable condition.  Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated. 

Community News

Traffic Warden Needed

Help!  Traffic Warden Needed - Are you interested?  Do you know someone who may be interested?

Currently the Traffic Warden State Management Unit of the WA Police Force are experiencing a significant shortage in traffic wardens and are unable to fill vacant positions, including our school when our super Wardens (Heather & Vic) take time off.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming a Traffic Warden for one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon, you/they can contact the Traffic Warden State Management Unit of the WA Police Force on 6274 8735 for more information or an application pack.

Glengarry Primary School

Glengarry Primary School is an Independent Public School that offers students a caring, safe and nurturing learning environment. Our dedicated and experienced teachers provide a positive and enriching program, appreciating the individual needs and interests of each child.