Glengarry Primary School

May 20, 2021 - Term 2 Week 5

Acknowledgement of Country

From the Principal

Principal's Pen

Dear Parents & Community Members,

As we continue to manage our school in the current COVID climate, I thought it timely to extend my thanks and appreciation to the school community for your understanding during this period of changing restrictions since the start of term.  I will continue to endeavour to provide our community with the latest guidelines as these are communicated.  The Glengarry Primary School community have been outstanding in respecting these decisions, which in turn has made our collective roles far more manageable.  Your continued support is appreciated. 

We conclude the current NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) regime today with a number of “catch-up” assessment for children who missed on the scheduled day.  My thanks to Miss Cole for her coordination and all other staff for assisting with the process.  As mentioned, one of the stated advantages of online assessment is the ability to receive results in a timelier manner than before.  Schools should start to see generic outcomes by the end of term, with specific reports for students distributed towards the end of next term. 

Finally, thanks to all coaches and supporting community members for assisting with our interschool sports teams.  I am immensely proud of our teams – the effort, attitude and teamwork has been a pleasure hear or witness.  While the positive results are important, it’s the E.A.T. that matters. 

 Peter Meston


Upcoming Events


Friday 21 - House Activity - Cooperation

Friday 21 - Winter Sports (Glengarry vs Duncraig @ home)

Thursday 27 - Bilya Kaatijin Performance PP-Year 6

Friday 28 - Fab Food

Monday 31 - School Board Meeting (7:00pm)

Monday 31 - School Photos: Kookaburras


Tuesday 1 - School Photos: Lorikeets and Pre-Primary

Wednesday 2 - School Photos: Year 1 to 6, and Sibling photos 8.15am

Friday 4 - School Development Day (students do not attend school)

Term Two Planner


Important Information

Merit Certificates

Congratulations to the following students who received a merit certificate at the last assembly.

Ishaan RPP
Mali R


Ruby EPP
Milla RPP
Lachlan E1
Cohen P1
Nateeshia P1
Eve J1
Kade M1
Tia G2
Beau S2
Bella L2
Harry K2
Jackson M3
Meera V3
Paul H3
Mila R3
Jude J3
Atticus D3
Eve W4
Milana M4
Yasmin B4
Summer P4
Alyssa J5
Josh L5
Natalia B5
Jordy D5
Anabel V6
Jessica J6
Juliet L6
Amelie C6

We Care Awards

The following We Care awards were presented at the last assembly for "Confidence".  Congratulations to all recipients.

Henry HPP
Beau WPP
Isla P1
Blake S1
Spencer K2
Saxon W2
Naomi H3
Ella I3
Jesse G4
Romy O4
Mark M4
Amelia T5
Conor B6
Hudson L


 Our next value is "Cooperation"

We Care Award Recipient

Congratulations to Romy O for being awarded the 'We Care' Award for Confidence.

Aussie of the Month

Congratulations to Yasmin for being Awarded Aussie of the Month!

Reminder Before School Supervision Times

We have noticed that there are many children arriving before the designated supervision time of 8:30am, (some as early at 7:50am) who are not supervised. Please utilise the Zig Zags facilities to support the care of your child before school.

With this is mind all children (including those accompanied by adults) must assemble in the undercover area on arrival and will be supervised and dismissed by 8:45, when the bell goes.

Thankyou for your support with this matter!

School Photo Envelope

School photo envelopes will be going home tomorrow, May 21.

All students must present their envelope to the photographer on the photo day (even if you are not ordering).  Please do not hand the envelopes directly to the teachers or office before photo day.

Please ensure you read the 'Important Information' in the envelope when your child brings it home.

Lost Property

Everyone loses things now and then. When students lose something, they can go to the Makuru block wet area, near room 2, and look for it in the Lost and Found.

Putting names on jackets, hats, and other personal possessions will make it easy to find them and return them to students.  Items that are not needed for school, especially valuable ones, are best left at home.

Around Glengarry

News from the French classroom!

It has been a hectic time in our classroom.   There have been plenty of opportunities for our students to practice their French: not only working in cooperative groups, but also using the stimulating application Education Perfect in class and at home.  

Particularly, two classes had the privilege to practice their French with a native speaker, Madame Michelle Denise. Mrs Denise is a retired teacher and also a proud grandmother of two students here at GPS.  She is coming weekly to help in the French classroom for the benefit of our students.  Mrs Denise is taking part in the valuable initiative “Grandparents as Mentors” organized by Mrs Rachel Shiell, GPS P&C Secretary 2021. 

Ms Gallinaro

French Teacher

Pirate Hats

Rooms One and Two worked collaboratively this week to make Pirate hats. This activity was part of our Talk 4 Writing program to explore procedure writing.  Our students learned the value of working together, trial and error and toughing-it-out even when the task is difficult.  They all had lots of fun with this practical learning experience.

Mrs Macaulay and Miss Dark

Interschool: Winter Sport Report

Glengarry PS v Davallia PS:  Friday, May 7

Volleyball A

On Friday, May 7, we played Davallia and lost by one set.  Our best players were Brayden and Moana because they were good at passing, serving and passing over.  It was so much fun when we mixed the teams and played a match, resulting in a good game.


Volleyball B

We tried our best against Davallia, but they won all three sets.  Connor F and Mia R were our best players with strong serves and tapping the ball over energetically, and Natalia was great at serving high too.

I learned that I can't be afraid of the ball, and I need to call for it because I don't want to crash into another teammate.



The game was tough with Davallia scoring some early goals in the first half.  Glengarry came back in the second half but it wasn't enough, resulting in a loss this week with a score of 75 to 16.

Jacques and Max


This weeks game against Davallia was great and we won with a score of 4 to 1.  Ms Algar said everybody did an incredible job.  We all did our best and every week should be like this.

Osian and Max.A

Netball A

On Friday, 7th May, we played against Davallia.  Their team was very friendly and it was a great game.  Glengarry won with the end score of 19 to 2.  Overall, Davallia put up a good fight and we all had a lot of fun.

Emma and Jessica

Netball B

Last week we played an amazing game against Davallia.  Both teams played with extraordinary sportsmanship and were very nice to each other.  We had a win and enjoyed ourselves playing in different positions.


Glengarry PS v Carine PS:  Friday, May 14

Volleyball A

All of our players this week were just amazing!  We only lost 2 sets to 1 but we all served well.  Margarida was a stand out with some awesome serves too.  We won our first set with some excellent rallies, it was so much fun and everyone played well.


Volleyball B

On Friday, May 14, we lost to Carine by 5 sets.  Alissa and Mia tried their hardest and played incredibly well.  Freya was a great team player showing good sportsmanship.  Next time we will use more force and serve the ball harder.

Natalia and Ellie


Carine proved to be a worthy opponent last week with our mighty Glengarrians fighting all the way to the final siren.  While the score line was not in our favour, our second efforts, tackling and hot pursuits were to be applauded. Well done to Philip and Tallon who showed growth in confidence at attacking the play.  We missed those who were injured and look forward to a full side against Duncraig this Friday!!!

Mrs Rudd


On Friday we a good game and tried our best. We won the game 3-2 so I think we did well. The players of the match were Jake and Mateo because they were good at running around the whole pitch. Luca also played well because he assisted the team with most of the goals. The best thing about the game was when we were down 2-1 and Mateo scored 2 goals which helped us win the game. I think next time we should focus more on our defence.

Imran and Connor

Netball A

We played against Carine last week and unfortunately we lost the game. Juliet played a good game because she kept on going and never gave up. We learned to work together as a team and next time we will try harder and hopefully win.

Emma and Eva

Netball B

Last Friday we won our game against Carine 15-7. Taylor was our player of the match because she was a great shooter! Bailey also showed great defending skills. It was really nice playing with a great team. We showed great defence skills and our shooting was spot on. I learned that when you play with a kind team it encourages  you to also be kind in return. It is really good to cooperate well as a team.


Bread Tags for Wheelchairs - Room 1 & 2

Thank you for your donations of bread tags! 

We have been able to donate 8kg of tags to Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs.  The tags are recycled in Australia and help to raise money to purchase wheelchairs for people in need. 

Save your bread tags and drop them into Room 1 or 2 to contribute.  To find out more, please visit

Miss Dark and Mrs Macaulay

Reading with your Child

Sharing a book with a child is fun - it's a time for closeness, laughing and talking together.  It can also give children a flying start in life and help them become lifelong readers. 

But not everyone is confident with books and reading aloud, so here are some handy tips and advice to help you get the most out of reading together. And remember, there's no right or wrong way to do it - and it's never too early to start.

Tips for reading with children of any age 

· Set aside some time - Find somewhere quiet without any distractions - turn off the TV/radio/computer.

· Ask your child to choose a book - Sharing books they have chosen shows you care what they think and that their opinion matters. This means they are more likely to engage with the book.

· Sit close together - Encourage your child to hold the book themselves and/or turn the pages.

· Point to the pictures - If there are illustrations, relate them to something your child knows. Ask them to describe the characters or situation or what will happen next. Encourage them to tell you the story by looking at the pictures.

· Encourage your child to talk about the book - Talking about the characters and their dilemmas helps children understand relationships and is an excellent way for you to get to know each other or discuss difficult issues. Give your child plenty of time to respond. Ask them what will happen next, how a character might be feeling or how the book makes them feel. 

· And lastly, above all - make it fun! -It doesn't matter how you read with a child, as long as you both enjoy the time together. Don't be afraid to use funny voices - children love this!

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


Did you know that ants can carry 50 times their body weight?  It’s incredible, but a single ant is still not very powerful on its own.  That is why ants collaborate together in colonies enabling them to accomplish amazing things.  An ant all alone might get stepped on and forgotten, but a colony of ants can take over a whole picnic.

Like ants, we too are stronger when united in teams.  Working well with others is called cooperation, and it can help us achieve more than any of us can by ourselves.  We can cooperate by actively listening to one another, sharing ideas in a positive way, encouraging others, and by respecting different views. 

Jennifer Wolff


P&C News

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Community News

One Big Voice - Workshop

One Big Voice is to hold its second workshop on Saturday morning, 22nd May at Glengarry Primary School. 

Traffic around the school may be busier than usual and we would like to thank the community for their understanding.

Duncraig Senior High School - 2022 Enrolments

Duncraig Senior High School are happy to confirm they are now accepting enrolment applications for 2022 - Year 7 students.  The 2022 Year 7 Enrolment Pack can be found on the Enrolment page of the Duncraig Senior High School website or you can click here for the Enrolment Pack.  The pack includes links to the enrolment forms, and also outlines important information for parents such as a list of the required accompanying documentation and details of the Year 7 Orientation Day which will be held on Tuesday 30th November 2021.

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.