Glengarry Primary School

09 December 2021 - Term 4 Week 9

Acknowledgement of Country

From the Principal

Principal's Pen

Dear Parents & Community Members,

This edition of our Newsletter will be the final one for 2021.  A special “Presentation Assembly” edition will be published next week and include some final, last minute reminders.

Please allow me the opportunity to thank all members of our school community for the wonderful support provided throughout the year.  While we continue to manage issues in relation to COVID, we have also been able to enjoy a significant number of celebrations throughout the year and recognise the successes of our students.  I reflect on the successes we enjoyed within our English program (particularly writing and Speak Up), our Dance performances in first term, our starring roles in music events (including One Big Voice) and our sporting achievements.  Congratulations to all involved; staff, students and parents.

I wish to also recognise our super supportive School Board and wonderful P&C for all the support we have enjoyed this year.  I look forward to welcoming all members of the community who have supported our school in any way at the “Thank You Morning Tea‟ next Thursday.  I would also like to acknowledge the wonderful efforts of the entire staff at our school - these people are integral to maintaining the high calibre learning programs we implement.

Student Reports will be distributed on Monday via Connect.  This is a terrific opportunity to celebrate the successes your children have enjoyed at school this year.  Please take the time to read the report with your child, recognising achievement and highlighting those areas identified for further development.  Please also keep in mind, a “C” grade means your child has made sound achievement across the year and met all requirements for the relevant learning area.

Finally, Our Year 4 to 6 students have been collectively reading “up a storm” using the Literacy Pro strategy.  Essentially, this entails students reading books (assessed to be at each individual's reading level) and undertaking online quizzes.  For words to be counted in this total, the quiz must be passed, i.e. with a score of 80% obtained.  The last time I checked the total to date for 2021, our students had read just over 50 000 000 words – an amazing result!!!

Peter Meston


Staffing 2022

Staffing for the new school year will be finalised by the end of next week although some changes can be confirmed.

  • Mrs Richards will be on maternity leave; Mrs Rebecca Rick will join the team during this time.
  • Miss Dark leaves us to move to Mandurah and has accepted a position at a school in the area.
  • Mrs Kristel Rollings returns from parental leave and will team with Mrs Emma Senior
  • Mrs Alicia Holmes will return from parental leave and team with Miss Georgia Buck in the pre-primary.
  • Ms Jessica Lineham will be supporting Kindy.
  • Ms Paola Gallinaro will be moving to another school and Mrs Karolien Appeldoorn will take French at our school in 2022.
  • Ms Delia Nicholas has accepted a position at another school.
  • Mrs Spencer will be taking leave in 2022.
  • Our Chaplain, Jennifer Wolff has decided to pursue personal interests and at this stage another Chaplain has not been appointed.
  • David Del Pino and Charmaine Holt (Education Assistants) have concluded their contracts. 

We sincerely thank all staff who have supported our school this year and wish them all the very best with ventures in 2022.

Upcoming Events


Friday 10 - Fab Food

Monday 13 - Reports distributed via Connect (after 3.00pm)

Tuesday 14 - Graduation Ceremony

Thursday 16 - Presentation Assembly:  Room 11 and 12

Thursday 16 - Thank you morning tea

Year 6 Graduation: 8.50am Tuesday 14 December 2021

Due to the volume of RSVP’s we have received, each student will be allocated two labelled seats for their guests, all additional guests will be asked to find additional seating at the back of the graduation that is not labelled.  We would also ask that chairs are not moved.

The 2022 Student Councillors will be announced at this event. Parents of selected students have been confidentially notified and invited to attend.

Presentation Assembly: 8.50am Thursday 16 December 2021

The Presentation Assembly traditionally involves a Christmas item.  This year’s item will be performed by students from Rooms 11 and 12.  The assembly will being at 8:50am.         

A number of end-of-year awards will be presented at the assembly. Parents of students receiving awards have been notified in advance and will be invited to attend at 8:50 am.

The 2022 House Captains will also be announced at this event. Parents of selected students have been confidentially notified and invited to attend.

After the assembly, we will be thanking our many parent volunteers with a special morning tea.  We hope to see you there.

Volunteers Morning Tea

In recognition of the assistance you have given us this year, the Principal and the staff of Glengarry Primary School extend an invitation to you to join us for morning tea.

Where: Library

When: Thursday, 16th December 2021, following the Presentation Assembly

Important Information

School Managed or Parent Managed iPads

Please find attached information in regards to our exciting 1:1 Technology Program, this information will also be sent home with your child today.


Also attached is information about how to access the school's website, where we save information about our program. 

Glengarry Primary School - 2022

Please inform the school if your child/children (excluding Year 6) will not be attending Glengarry Primary School in 2022 by emailing or calling our school on 9378 5678. This will help with planning for the new school year.

Thank you for your co-operation

Merit Certificates

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

Sophia F-PPP
Hope APP
Lochlan P


Nate I1
Max M1
Anira S1
Cassidy P1
Harley B1
Blake S1
Spencer K2
Kyra J2
Amalia V2
Saxon W2
Henry T2
Leila H2
Ava C2
Jack M3
Jessica W3
Andrew E3
Madeline D3
Nate D4
Luke T4
Samuel L4
Sarah D4
Bailey R4
Finn G4
Peter M5
Dylan M-G5
Kate F5
Scott H6
Ruben A6
Amelie C6
Connor H6
Imran J6
Margarida C6
Jett J6

We Care Awards

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

Kobi GPP
Mikayla WPP
Isobel M1
Zara O1
Alyssa R2
Dane M2
Lyla J3
Georgia M3
Hope H3
Caitlin E4
Charlee B5
William M5
Braithe M6
William S6

We Care Award Recipient

Congratulations to Kobi for being awarded the 'We Care' Award for Compassion.

Please note;  all children (including those accompanied by adults) must assemble in the Undercover Area when they arrive at school each day.

Children will be supervised from 8.20am and dismissed at 8.45am to prepare for the school day.

We would like to also remind all of our Glengarry Families that the playgrounds are out of bounds before and after school.

Around Glengarry

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who helped cover our new books for the library. 

Also, a big thank you for the great community support in re-homing many of the surplus library reading books.  A special thank you to Kristel Rollings and Louise Jones for finding a home for the remaining pre-loved books.

All your help was greatly appreciated.

Mrs Mackintosh and Miss Martin

iPad Demonstration Lesson

On Tuesday, December 7, Rooms 5 and 12 had an open classroom, where families were invited to see how technology has been integrated into the curriculum and student learning.

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend this event, and a big thank you to Mrs Resnik and Mrs Barrett for opening your classrooms to show off the amazing outcomes your students have achieved.

Please keep an eye out for future iPad Demo Days in the new school year.

Another Glengarry Super Star

Throughout the year, Darren has participated in many mathematics and science Olympiads and awarded numerous medals and trophies. 

Well done Darren for setting your sights high, what amazing accomplishments!

Heather is retiring!

After 8 years as our school’s crossing attendant on Glengarry Drive, Heather is retiring. 

We sincerely thank Heather for being such a wonderful, happy supportive member of our school community and wish her all the best in her retirement.

Health and Hygiene

Is your child feeling unwell?

Please do not send your child to school if they are at all unwell.  A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff.

Any child who demonstrates or complains of being unwell will be removed from the classroom, 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

It is with mixed emotions that I write this Chaplain’s Chat.  I wanted to let you know that after much consideration I have decided that I will not be returning to Glengarry Primary next year.  Next year I will be completing work placement as part of my Master of Counselling degree and preparing to launch my private practice as a professional counsellor. 

Thank you for welcoming me into your lovely school community.  It has been a joy and a privilege to work with the students, parents, and staff.  Whilst I am looking forward to taking the next steps in my career, I will truly miss everyone at Glengarry.

Wishing you happy holidays and all the best for the future.

Jennifer Wolff


P&C News

P&C President's Report

Thank you to everyone for their incredible efforts this year, including Peter Meston and school staff.  The P & C have raised a total of $42,715.02 to date.

During 2021 the P & C were able to contribute towards the School Toilet Project, Meet and Greet (cancelled 2021 due to Covid), election BBQ and cake stalls, Pre-Primary shade sail, Pre-Primary area play equipment, Bloke and Kids Campout, Lego donations for all wet areas for “brain breaks”, Disco, P & C day finger buns, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls, junior primary Targeted teaching table, indoor construction set for Makuru block, cake stall at Athletics carnival, ColourBlast, Cookie Dough and Carols by Candlelight.

The P & C committee have provided volunteers to run the following programs for the children and the school:

Grandparent mentor program

HOPE group

Book Club

Running Club

School Banking

Carols by Candlelight

Second hand uniform shop

Regular funding from the P & C was also put forward for Interschool shirts (for sport and music), Literacy Pro, Mathletics, Reading Books (home readers and library) and School Chaplain Service (part fund).

On behalf of the whole P & C Committee I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday break.

Melissa Sinfield

P&C President


Thanks you to all of the fabulous Glengarry families that so generously supported the Colourblast event.  Together we raised almost $5500 for the school.

We were blown away by the school community, and local businesses, that contributed to the raffle prizes.  We really have a very special school spirit with extraordinary families.

Huge thanks to Chris Jones from Davey Real Estate and Kieran and Anne Brennan from Siteworks for their generosity.

Also thanks to Belinda and Nick Littlemore at Identity for doing a fabulous job with our posters.

It was such a great afternoon of colourful chaos.  It definitely looked like children and patients enjoyed it equally!

The event was only made possible by all of the people who volunteered their time and resources.  We are incredibly grateful to everyone that helped.

Be prepared for a bigger, messier and slimier Colourblast in 2022!!!

Lucy, Claire, Alistair and Vannessa

Carols by Candlelight

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful night we had on Friday!

It was great to see so many families come and enjoy a picnic, mingle and listen to the beautiful choir and band.

The P&C wants to thank Jan Ruscoe, Claire Nankivell and their outstanding choir and band from Duncraig Senior Highschool, Duncraig Primary School and Glengarry Primary School for their fantastic show.

Thank you also to our sponsors: Lux events (lighting and tech support), McNally Group, Archie Brothers Karrinyup, Perth Fishing Safaris, IGA Glengarry, Flavour Duncraig, Classes Cakes and More, Terry and Kia Stoner from Herdsman Liquor Barons and the Sanders family.

This community event wouldn’t be possible without all the amazing volunteers that helped behind the scenes and on the night - thank you for supporting your school and the P&C.

Glengarry P&C

Community News

Chess Club - 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are now seeking registrations for Chess Club in 2022.  Our after school chess class for interested Year 1-6 students will re-commence in 2022, provided a minimum of 20 students enrol.

 Registrations are essential  and you may do this by:

  • Please email Wolfgang by Friday 17th December 2021 to advise that you would like to register your child for Chess Club in Term 1, 2022.
  • Please include your child’s name, 2022 school year level, emergency contact name and number, and (if known) if they are a beginner or advanced chess student.

Details of the Chess classes are as follows:

The class would be again run by two instructors.  These are: Wolfgang Leonhardt, who has been coaching Chess at Glengarry Primary School for a number of years, and Norbert Muller, a Chess educator, who has been awarded the Queen’s sport medal for his service to Chess.  Whilst Wolfgang would coach the advanced students, Norbert would teach the beginners.                       

Day/Time: Fridays from 3.10pm - 4.10pm commencing on the first Friday in Term 1.

Location: School Library.                                                                                   

Fee: is $50 per student for the term. The fee (cash only) should be handed to the instructors on the commencement day in an envelope marked with name of the student. 

Kind Regards,

Wolfgang Leonhardt – Chess Educator

Daughters and Dads Cricket

The Daughters and Dads program is coming to Padbury in term 1 2022. The 9 week program is designed to help dads (or father figures) spend more quality time with their daughters, and at the same time improve her cricket skills, bravery, persistence and resilience.  The program involves a 30-minute educational session focusing on breaking down gender stereotypes and bias, followed by 60 minutes of cricket activities, including rough and tumble play, bowling, batting and game simulation. The program has been developed and endorsed by the University of Newcastle and Cricket Australia.

Daughters & Dads Details

Location:  Forrest Park Community Sporting Facility (47 Forrest Rd, Padbury)

Date: 6th February to 3rd April (Week 1 to Week 9)

Time: Sundays 9am – 11:30am.

Cost: $130

Link to more information:

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Lees, Project Officer, on 0434 917 135 or

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.