I would like to start off this newsletter by thanking parents and caregivers for taking all precautions to preventing COVID from reaching our school. Please ring the front office for all your needs and avoid entering school grounds.
The good news is that enrolments have been steadily climbing in the school. We now have 169 students running through the front gate each morning. The consequence of our growth has necessitated a reorganisation of classes so that the numbers do not become unreasonable in several existing classes.
Therefore, on Monday the new class structure is as follows:
· Kindergarten Miss Wiggins
· Year 1 Ms Hall
· Year 2 Miss Spillane
· Year 3 & 4 Mrs Robertson
· Year 4 Mr White
· Year 4 & 5 Mrs Casey
· Year 6 Mr Waterman
· The organisation in the Support Unit remains as is.
Students will be informed of which class they will be on Monday morning.
NAIDOC Week is being celebrated at GPS this week. Our First Nations students have been proudly wearing their NAIDOC Week T-shirts created by staff at the school. Activities are taking place throughout the week which include an Indigenous Games afternoon, a scavenger hunt which involved finding cards with Aboriginal symbols and educational videos. Jodie Munday, a local Aboriginal artist will be hosting art classes throughout the school today. Jodie will continue to work at the school on a fortnightly basis for the rest of the year. In consultation with each teacher, Jodie will enhance the delivery of curriculum areas through an Aboriginal perspective. Unfortunately, due to COVID concerns, activities which planned to invite parents and carers in to participate and join in the celebrations had to be cancelled.
I would like to thank Mrs Kerr for undertaking the Relieving Principal duties while I was on Long Service Leave and Sick Leave.