Welcome back to Term 2. As the cooler weather sets in, it is a good time to check that all school jumpers are named so that we can return them to their owners if found.
Holiday School Make-Over
Over the holidays our school was a very busy place indeed. Four of our classrooms were freshly painted and had the carpet and vinyl replaced. Miss Munro’s classroom had a new sink installed and all four classrooms plus the Prep room, Library and foyer had new LED lighting installed. This was funded by the COVID stimulus works and the classrooms look fantastic!
Works also began on the new Kindergarten playground and whilst the wet weather over the holidays was not ideal, a very exciting learning and playing space is beginning to take shape. We are hoping that this will be finished by mid May.
Last week each student in our school had the opportunity to make a poppy and classes talked about the significance of ANZAC Day. The poppies were then attached to a large wreath which two of our student leaders, Luca and Eamon, then placed on the Huonville Cenotaph as part of the ANZAC Day service on Sunday 25th April. We had a good group of students who attended the service and represented our school. Thank you to those families who came for helping your children attend.
The Grade 2/3 and 5/6 classes then visited the Glen Huon Cenotaph in Glen Huon Park where handmade wreaths were placed and a simple service was held.
Ride to School Day – Date Correction
A letter went home last Friday advertising Ride to School Day. Please note that the date on this letter should have said Thursday April 29th (NOT March). In previous years this day has involved riding from Glen Huon Park, however due to logistical issues we will instead be creating a ‘track’ within the school which can be accessed from 8:30am. We will not be riding on the road. Please ensure that your child brings their helmet if they are bringing their bike or scooter as they will not be allowed to ride if they do not have a helmet.
Relief Cleaning Staff
At times we find ourselves in need of relief cleaning and grounds staff and whilst we have a few very good people we can call on, they are not always available and so we need to look further afield. If you are interested in being added to the relief register AND have your Working With Vulnerable People card, please contact Lyn Bender in the office and we will explain how to get your details added to the relief register.
Our next School Association meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th May at 6pm in the staffroom. Any parents are welcome to attend the meeting. As part of this meeting we are beginning to discuss how we would like to proceed with plans and funding for new playground equipment. This may include grant applications, surveying students and families, sourcing quotes etc. If this is something you are interested in being a part of, why not come along?
What’s happening with our Wattle Seeds??
The good news is that they are onboard the International Space Station and circling the Earth every 90 minutes. They will be back from their Space holiday in July – in time for Science Week. Stay tuned for more news as it comes to hand.
This year Glen Huon Primary School will be one of the polling places for the State Election. Voting day will be this Saturday the 1st of May and the Parents and Friends Association would like to hold a sausage sizzle fundraiser from 8am till 3pm. We are calling out for anyone that might be available to help us burn a snag or two hundred. We are hoping to get groups/people to do 1-2 hours on the day so that no one will have to be there for the whole day.
If you can help, please call or message Laura on 0437 177 507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week order forms will be going home with children for our Mother’s Day stall fundraiser. We will have a small selection of gifts available for children to choose from, wrap and then make a card for the special woman in their lives.
The stall will be on Thursday 6th May. Order forms must be back with the correct money by Friday 30th April.
All money raised will be going towards the school playground.
Wednesday - from 9-11 in the Kinder room we will be focussing on puzzles and games, pretend play and sensory play with bubbles.
Thursday - from 9-11 in the bush we will be doing messy play, creating artworks from found natural objects and cooking mini pizzas on the campfire! Gluten and dairy free options are always offered :-)
Friday - from 9-11 in the Hall we will be playing with the parachute, singing and dancing, reading stories and making a take home craft.
Saturday - as it is the first Saturday of the month, we will be running our monthly weekend bush playgroup from 9-11, families and siblings welcome. We will do bush crafts and search for mushrooms, then we will roast potatoes on the campfire.
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Our school receives 20% of every membership sold - which is a great fundraiser!
There are loads of discounts available with the membership - including 4% off Woolworths gift cards (so you can save on everyday grocery shopping!), Big W, JB-Hi Fi, Wish Cards, Rebel Sports, Supercheap Auto. There are also heaps of discounts on activities and dining/take away places including Village Cinemas, Banjos Bakery and lots more!
You can see offers available on this link https://www.entertainment.com.au/offers#offers.
Mother's Day Special Bonus eGift Card - limited offer. Check website for further information.
Memberships can also be purchased for interstate areas - so why not buy one for your family or friends, or send them the link to support our school :)
To order your membership just click this link; https://au.entdigital.net/orderbooks/24u0290 which will take you to the Glen Huon School membership page. Contact Michelle on 0408 896 996 if you have any questions - Thankyou!
'Bring a plate to share’ is back after COVID.
However, if you don't feel comfortable eating from a shared plate, you may bring your own BYO nibbles and snacks.
Hygiene and Social Distancing
We have the standard Tasmania-wide COVID-safe protocols in place, as mandated by Council: hand sanitisers, social distancing (1.5m), disinfecting and cleaning. Seating distances, queues at bar areas etc will be explained and supervised by the Palais Management Committee on the night.
For Contact Tracing Purposes
On entry to the Palais, we will record the name and contact phone number of all movie goers (one contact per individual, couple or group). Contact details will be securely stored then destroyed after 4 weeks.
Sunday 2 May at the Franklin Palais.
Doors open 6.30pm
Film starts after 7.15pm but before 7.30pm
The bar will be operating.
Food may be shared but feel free to bring your own.
The Palais Collective Shop will be open prior to the movie. Locally made crafts, cards and other gifts are available.