Glengarry Primary School
Newsletter

March 4, 2021 - Term 1 Week 5

Acknowledgement of Country

From the Principal

Principal's Pen

Dear Parents & Community Members,

Following the call for interest from the community for election to the School Board, there were four nominations for the two positions available for a three-year term.  This will necessitate the School Board conducting an election for this vacant position – it is very important that you vote.

Next week, parents and carers will receive an email with a distinct code.  This code will be the identifier to be used to enable a vote to be registered via the online election “survey”.  If you do not have a valid email address registered with the school, please contact the school to enable a paper form (voting slip) to be supplied.  If you do not receive this email, please check your ’junk’ folder before contacting the school.

The election will close at 4.00pm on Thursday, March 11.  I sincerely thank all nominees for their interest in being part of the School Board.

 Peter Meston

Principal

Upcoming Events

MARCH

Friday 5 - Fab Food

Monday 8 - Running Club commences

Thursday 11 - School Board Election closes (4.00pm)

Friday 12 - Assembly Room 3 and 4 (8.50am)

Friday 19 - Icypoles at lunch

Tuesday 23 - P&C Meeting (7.30pm)

2021 Term Dates

Term One Planner - 2021

Updated 4th March 2021
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Important Information

Assembly - COVID19 Phase 4 Restrictions

In line with the current Phase 4 restrictions, only parents and carers of Room 3 and 4 students can attend the performance at 8.50am.

At 9.15am all other classes will move to the Assembly Area for a school assembly with only parents and carers of certificate recipients invited to attend.

We thank the school community for your understanding.

Kind regards

Glengarry Primary School

Around Glengarry

Merit Certificates

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

StudentYear
Emily RPP
Lachy EPP
Linkin KPP
Harley CPP
Isla P1
Harry C1
Andrew B1
Zara O1
Isha M2
Eden N2
Logan M2
Zoe E2
Ava C2
Beau A3
Peggy S3
Tobin Y3
Georgia B3
Amelie R4
Owen W4
Aliana K4
Mateo B5
Kaede P5
Alisa D5
Nathan C5
Tallon C5
Taylor H6
Chase W6
Philip H6

'We Care' Awards

The following 'We Care' Awards were presented at the last assembly for 'Resilience'.  Congratulations to all recipients.

The winner of the key was Sophie F.

StudentYear
Sophia FPP
Emilio DPP
Koa F1
Max M1
Tyson H1
Finley J2
Harry H3
Thomas P3
Matilda C3
Mischa G4
Joshua S4
Eva R5
Bailey B5
Elise S6

House Swimming Carnival

What a success!

Last Wednesday, 24th February, our Year 4, 5 and 6's participated in their House Swimming Carnival at HBF Arena.  The new venue and format were well received by the community, staff and students and the fact we could record times was exciting for all to see them up on the score board.  A big thanks to all the parent volunteers who help make the day happen. 

1st Place: Forrest    2nd Place: Sturt    3rd Place: Banks    4th Place: Dampier

Beach Swimming Lessons - Year 5 and 6

State Teeball Championship Representatives

Eight Glengarry Primary School students represented Carine at the State Teeball Championships on the long weekend.

After being rained out on the final day, Monday, the results were as follows:

Under 9A: 2nd - Jude 

Under 12A: 5th - William, Finn, Tate and Jett 

Under 12B: 6th - Amber, Connor and Scott

Congratulations on your achievements!

Health and Hygiene

Marmion Dental Therapy Centre

Information 

Children commencing Pre Primary or who are new to this school will be receiving enrolment forms for the School Dental Service.

This is a free dental service to all school age children from Pre Primary to Year 11.

The School Dental Clinic that serves our school is located at Marmion Primary School, 7 Cliverton Court, Marmion.  It operates during school hours only, as well as some school holidays.

If you wish to enrol your child please return the completed form either directly to Marmion Dental Therapy Centre or to your child’s school office.

We can be contacted on 94471275 if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Gemma & Callie

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

Persistence

In our lives, there are obstacles standing in the way of each of us achieving our goals and dreams.  How you face these challenges will define the type of person you become.

Some people give up when things get tough because they believe the challenge is just too hard, or even impossible.  Other people persevere and work even harder in the face of difficulties. 

People with persistence accomplish amazing things that people who are smarter or more talented, but lack determination can never achieve.  So next time you feel like quitting, try exercising persistence instead.  You may surprise yourself with how strong you really are.  

Jen

Chaplain 

P&C News

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School Banking

Please bring your bank books to the front office every Friday morning before school.

If you would like to start a new account or need more information, please contact your School Banking reps:

Belinda  0439 969 964 or Di 0409 993 748

Community News

Chess Club - Expressions of Interest

Dear Parents and carers,

There was a delay in the commencement of Chess Club for 2021.  It is looking to start up again soon if there is sufficient interest.  Mr Wolfgang Leonhardt, an eight-times WA state champion and who has been the instructor for more than 10 years, requires a minimum of 12 students to run the class and tournaments.  The syllabus will cover basic tactics and strategies, theories on openings, middle and end games, as well as tricks and pitfalls.  

Here’s some interesting information about chess:  Chess teaches the value of hard work. Chess dramatically improves a child’s ability to think rationally and increases cognitive skills. Chess helps to mould character as it teaches equanimity in the face of good and ill fortunes. A thousand years ago chess was already the world’s most popular game, and still is today.

If the number of students reach the minimum of 12, classes may restart Fridays commencing at 3.05 pm and finishing at 4.10 pm.  The fee until the end of the term is $40 per student and is payable to Mr. Leonhardt.

To register your child, please email Angela Bavington before Thursday, 11th March, angela.bavington@education.wa.edu.au.

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.