Glengarry Primary School
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April 1, 2021 - Term 1 Week 9

Acknowledgement of Country

From the Principal

Principal's Pen

Dear Parents & Community Members,

The term has certainly flown past although there has been a great deal accomplished in a short, but hectic, period of time.  Once again, I thank the staff and he community for ensuring our school has continued to “rise” above issues (mainly COVID related) that have been forced upon us.

In recent times I have been privileged to participate in a highly productive P&C meeting and an engaging School Board meeting.  I sincerely thank all members of both groups for the time and commitment provided in supporting the community.

During the P&C meeting a great deal of discussion entailed reviewing requests for funding support.  Once again, I was overwhelmed by the generous nature of this group and to this end the following projects, amounting to over $16000 will be supported:

·         A Pre-primary shade structure

·         Targeted teaching tables – semi-circular

·         Indoor Construction Set for Makuru

·         Play equipment for the Pre-primary area

Our School Board met for the first time this year, welcoming four new members onto the group. The structure of the 2021 Board is as follows:

Kerry Jones

: Chair  / Parent

Gail Kimpton

: Community

Vi Garrood

: Secretary / Parent

Stewart Lillico

: Staff

Megan Moyle

: Parent

Jacinta Stephens

: Staff

Urszula Helac

: Parent

Catherine Rudd

: Staff

Melissa Stoney

: Parent

Peter Meston

: Principal

 

During the meeting, the Board discussed a number of school based operational matters, including:

·         Annual Report for 2020 – please find attached and also to be added to the school’s website and the Department of Education website before the end of the week.

·         Business Plan (2021-2023) and the associated Operational Plans for 2021.

·         Financial documentation including the One Line Budget and the Comparative Budget for 2021.

The feedback I have received following parent / teacher interviews has been extremely positive. I know these sessions are valued, especially given we were not able to have interviews last year.

Finally, please keep well and enjoy the Easter break together as a family. Our collective fingers are crossed that we continue to manage the pandemic as successfully as we have done to date.

 Peter Meston

Principal

Annual Report 2020

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Upcoming Events

APRIL

Tuesday 20 - Start of Term 2

Friday 23 - ANZAC Ceremony

Friday 23 - Winter Sport vs Marmion (home)

Monday 26 - Anzac Day (Public Holiday)

Friday 30 - Winter Sports Vs North Beach (away)

Friday 30 - Fab Food

MAY

Monday 3 - P&C Meeting (7.30pm)

Tuesday 4 - Mother's Day Stall (8.30am & 3pm)

Important Information

Welcome...

The state-wide selection process for our Associate Principal position concluded recently.  We are very excited to announce to the community, that as of next term, Mrs Catherine Rudd will be our substantive Associate Principal.  Most community members will know Mrs Rudd and appreciate her levels of involvement and leadership within areas such as Numeracy, ECE and physical education.  While also being integral to the school’s values renewal, Mrs Rudd has also taken a keen interest in staff wellbeing.

Congratulations & welcome to your “new” role.

ANZAC Day Assembly

Glengarry Primary School will be holding a special ANZAC Day Assembly on Friday, April 23 at 9AM, in the undercover area.  Unfortunately, due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions only parents of a child in the school choir, or is a Student Councillor, may have one parent attend the Assembly.

Every student will be invited to bring in a flower on Thursday to make a school wreath to be laid on Friday.

Students who belong to uniformed organisations such as Brownies, Guides, Cubs and Scouts are invited to wear their uniform.  They will be seated with their class.  If students have been given medals by relatives, protocol decrees that they are worn on the right breast.  Hats (except for uniformed groups) are not to be worn as the service is under cover.

2021 Interm Swimming Lessons - Pre-primary to Year 4

As you are aware, Pre-Primary to Year 4 swimming lessons were postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 lockdown.  These lessons have now been rescheduled to occur in Term 4, between August 2 and August 13.  

If you have already provided consent and paid for your child to attend, no further action is required at this time.  We will provide more information in the near future for the families yet to provide payment and consent.

Around Glengarry

Merit Certificates

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

Harvey MPre-Primary
Kobi GPre-Primary
Naeva GPre-Primary
Scott WPre-Primary
Charlie HYear 1
Nicholas HYear 1
Dieu-An NYear 1
Skye PYear 1
Hunter EYear 2
Zia GYear 2
Liv VYear 2
Samuel RYear 2
Madeleine DYear 3
Ben DYear 3
Carl PYear 3
Taya GYear 3
Feniex MYear 3
Abbey CYear 4
Hana HYear 4
Torah PYear 4
Teisha YYear 5
Laila WYear 5
Isla JYear 5
Mia HYear 5
Max AYear 6
Tate MYear 6
Grace SYear 6
Evie WFrench

'We Care' Awards

The following 'We Care' Awards were presented at the last assembly for 'Persistence'. 

Congratulations to all recipients.


Evie HPre-Primary
Logan GPre-Primary
Alex DYear 1 
Liv RYear 1 
Harley BYear 1 
Sasha BYear 2
Flynn RYear 3 
Isla PYear 3 
Zara JYear 4 
Cruz WYear 4
Nicholas JYear 5 
Riley HYear 5 
Jack MYear 6 
Jye S-MYear 6

Interschool Swimming Carnival

WE WON!!!

Yes, we stole to accolade from Newborough this year with a total of 467 points over Hillary's on 444 points.  We are very proud of all the children who swam, who visibly congratulated other swimmers and cheered for our team like rock stars.

Our overall champion Year 6 Girl was Amelie C and Runner-up champion was Juliet L. 

On behalf of the school, we thank our adult team, especially all volunteers.  Ms Pam Algar did an amazing job providing extra support for our swimmers.

Special thanks go to Mrs Sara Barrett for her efficiency at the House Carnival leading into setting the interschool team and to Mrs Rudd for her support and accompanying our winning team.  

A T E A M effort by all!

AFL Winter Sport Feature

Last Friday, 26th March we were very fortunate to have an ex Subiaco Lions and current development officer come and train our Winter sport AFL team.  Eamon showed us tackling drills, how to apply pressure in a game and how to improve our direct kicking.

Thanks Subiaco Lions!

Wonderful Results...

Wonderful results for Sam O.   He is competing in state level athletics and was awarded:

  • Gold in 1500m with a huge PB and a time of 4:52
  • Gold in 800m with a PB & a time of 2:24  (3 sec off state record!)
  • Bronze in the 400m with a PB and a time of 1:04

Well done Sam!

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

Confidence

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?  Do you notice the traits that make you beautiful or do you focus on your imperfections?  Did you know the answer may actually impact how other people see you too? 

Feeling good about ourselves is called confidence, and it turns out it is super contagious. If you are optimistic and sure of yourself, other people will tend to see you in a better light too.

We can build our confidence by complimenting each other, being more positive, and avoiding comparing ourselves to others.  So next time you look in a mirror, remember to smile and be confident in yourself.

Jennifer Wolff

Chaplain 

P&C News

Cake Stall - Today!

Don't forget it's Cake Stall time today, the last day of term. Bring your gold coins. Baked goods are all $2. and Juice boxes are also available at 3pm in the old undercover area.

Thank you for your support.

Running Club

The Glengarry Running Club commenced this term with many students from Pre-primary to year 6 taking part.  There were lots of enthusiastic and smiling faces, and it will be great to see the students fitness levels improve in the coming months.

Running Club participants meet at 7.45am on the school oval every Monday of term (weather permitting).

Remember parents are welcome to join in on the running too!

More information and permission forms are available from the school office.

Second Hand Uniform Shop

The uniform shop will be open today from 3pm.

If you are unable to make it today and would like to look through the second hand uniforms next term, please email the coordinator Olga Petrakova at glengarryuniforms@gmail.com to make an appointment.

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Community News

Duncraig Senior High School - Year 7, 2022 Enrolments

Duncraig Senior High School are excited to advise they are currently preparing for the Year 7 – 2022 enrolment process, and plan to open enrolments on Monday, 3 May.   All enrolment forms will soon be uploaded to their website with accompanying details regarding School Based and Specialist Programs. 

In the mean-time, the enrolment application process has opened for the Year 7 2022 - DUNCRAIG TRIATHLON ACADEMY, application form attached.  The Duncraig Triathlon Academy is an approved specialist sport program (Triathlon) within the Department of Education.  The aim of the program is to improve individual performances and participation in Triathlon.  The program is designed to help young triathletes do a large part of their training during school time, leaving more time after school for other interests.  For those athletes already training regularly it provides additional training during school time. 

This year we are offering a small number of places available to students who reside outside of the Duncraig Senior High School catchment area.  Applications close on 14 May 2021.

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