I would like to wish all families, staff and students a very safe, restful and happy holiday. Hopefully we get some lovey sunny days and the opportunity to undertake some wintery adventures in the fresh air.
It has been a long term with lots of people battling colds and yet there have been many wonderful times too. I have been loving the hot and delicious canteen lunches provided on Thursdays by our Parents and Friends, the Cross Country Carnival was a wonderful celebration of school spirit and community and the bush playground continues to be a space where creativity and innovation flourishes.
Thank you to everyone for contributing to our amazing little school.
Student Free Day Monday 19th July
A reminder that the first day of Term 3 is a Student Free Day. These valuable days provide an important opportunity for staff to undertake Professional Learning which is then implemented across the school.
As mentioned in last week’s Newsletter, Rob, our school Grounds-person is undertaking a few projects around the school at the start of the school holidays and is looking for a few helping hands from July 5th-7th. If you are able to lend a hand, please contact the office. Thank you.
We began our NAIDOC week celebration today, starting with a cleansing smoking ceremony, a moving Welcome to Country from both Tanya Munro and Bron Englert and the flag raising. More activities will be undertaken over the course of the week.
Reports Parent Teacher meetings
A reminder that Parent-Teacher meetings will be taking place in week 2 of next term from July 26th-29th. If you haven’t already returned your booking form, we encourage you to do so. Confirmation slips will be coming home soon.
State Cross Country
Congratulations to all those students who participated in the State Cross Country Carnival at Symmons Plains last week. A HUGE thank you also to the parents who volunteered their time take students to this, it is very much appreciated.
School Photos are booked in for Tuesday 27th July. This is in week 2 of next Term.
The ordering forms have yet to arrive but we will be sending them home as soon we receive them. We are reminding families that this is coming up nice and early so that if needed, considerations can be made with regards to family budgets. As was the case last year, all payments for photos are now being made directly online through the photo company and the school does not actually collect any money. Information on how to do this will be on the order forms
Welcome to the final week of Term 2!
On Wednesday in the Kinder room we will be making scented play dough to take home, playing with the toys and dress-ups, and if the weather permits we'll head outside!
On Thursday we'll be cooking damper on the campfire, making art from found natural objects and exploring the bush playground
On Friday in the Hall we will be having an obstacle course, singing and dancing and then heading up to the kinder for some craft and play time from 10:00 onwards.
We hope to see you there, and wish you wonderful, restful school holidays!
Mrs Black and Mrs Carson
We are still looking for volunteers to help on Saturday the 10th of July at the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle.
If you are able to do a 2 hour time slot, or know someone who can, please contact Laura on 0437 177 507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fathers Day Stall
After the success of the Mothers Day stall, the Parents and Friends Association will be holding a Fathers Day stall. If you would like to be involved in the planning or help on the day, please join our Facebook group where there will be more information closer to the day.
The Parents and Friends Association is always looking for help with organising and planning events, as well as help on the day. If you have some ideas or would like to get involved, please contact Laura on 0437177507 or join our Facebook group “Glen Huon Primary P&F” where we update our events and call for volunteers.
Please remember, to volunteer at the school you need to have your Working with Vulnerable People Card (WWVP) You can apply for it here: https://www.cbos.tas.gov.au/topics/licensing-and-registration/registrations/work-with-vulnerable-people/applications/apply
Canteen orders online
We are excited to announce the introduction of a new online lunch ordering system called Spriggy Schools on the 19th of July. For the first 2 weeks we will be sending home paper order forms for cash orders. After that, if you want to continue with cash orders, please let Laura Corbett know by email GHPSparentsfriends@outlook.com.
The canteen will be open at recess and lunch for students to buy snack items, but this will remain cash only.
Steps to get started:
- Go to www.spriggyschools.com.au to register and download the app.
- Add a profile for each of your children, making sure you select Glen Huon Primary School and your child’s class.
- Start placing lunch orders! You can place orders up to 1 week in advance.
If you have any questions regarding navigating the app, please contact Spriggy Schools via their website.
If you have any questions regarding the canteen, please contact Laura on 0437177507
Our book Week parade will be held on Tuesday August 24th . This year’s theme is ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’. With the holidays coming up it’s a perfect opportunity to get creative and crafty with your costumes. More details to come in Term 3.
What a wonderful time we all had at the school disco!! It was so lovely to see everyone having such fun and letting loose on the dance floor!!! Thank you to all the students and parents who attended we hope you all had a wonderful time!! We raised $711.00!!!!!
A big thank you to Woolworths Huonville who donated all the sausages for the sizzle, the vegetables/fruit snacks and donuts!! With this generous donation we were able to put more money towards the new playground equipment.
To all our volunteers and teachers, we couldn’t have done this without you. A big shout out to Tania Steenholdt, Sarah Webb and Liz Armstrong, thank you for spending your free time (and Friday night) at the school to help supervise the students. Also, to Lyn, Lyn and Jenny from the school office thank you for taking all my emails and printing out all the information and updates in the newsletter!!
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out with the baking of the delicious treats, decorating the hall, cooking the sausage sizzle, helping to run the canteen on the night and supervise. This event couldn’t have taken place without you!! These include, Lauren Watson, Chymaine Scott, Laura Corbett, Wojt Kowaluk, Simone Watson, Cypress Faludi, Mel Wright, Michelle Wilson, Meredith Wilson, Jen Cuthbert, Juliet Forno, Katherine Dewhurst and Reema Shamim. Anthony Loberto, your hot drinks were delicious and much appreciated on the night.
Thank you to Laura Corbett for allowing me to run all the ideas for the disco past you and being a bouncing board for ideas.