In this issue
From the Principal
From the Deputy’s Desk
Sport News from Mr Denny
From the Principal
Before and After School Arrangements Currently our school is a little different because the State Government has given the Workplace Health and Safety directive that no adults apart from school staff may be on site at any time. We are very much hoping this changes by Term 3 and we …
From the Principal
Before and After School Arrangements
Currently our school is a little different because the State Government has given the Workplace Health and Safety directive that no adults apart from school staff may be on site at any time. We are very much hoping this changes by Term 3 and we can welcome parents back onto our school grounds. Before and after school are important times in a school day because of the safety of students arriving and departing from school and I ask that all parents comply with our organisation at these times.
Grace Out of School Hours Care (GOSHC) operates from 6:00am in the morning until the school bell goes to start classes. Prep students especially are then walked to class. GOSHC also operates in the afternoon from 3:00pm until 6:00pm and our outstanding facility and staff provide a quality of care that is appreciated by all who use it.
For some students, they may be on site for Performing Arts activities which begin at 7:30am.
Before school supervision – Our before school supervision begins at 8:00am. This supervision is located at the front of the school for families who want to do a quick drop off and also in our playground. Students arriving earlier than this (unless they are in a Performing Arts activity) must be enrolled at GOSHC. Legally we cannot be responsible for any unsupervised students on site prior to 8:00am. Students arriving from 8:00am may go straight to the playground and play until 8:15am when all teachers are in classrooms ready to welcome students. Our first lesson bell goes at 8:25am and students arriving after this time must go to student reception to be marked as late. At the moment, no parents are allowed on site so the Prep Aides and other staff are available to help students arrive between 8:00am and 8:25am. A quick kiss and go helps our student body to settle quickly at the school gates in the morning.
Students leaving during the day – Students who need to leave the school grounds to attend an appointment must be signed out at Reception.
After school supervision – Our end of school day bell goes at 3:00pm and parents (at the moment) may come on site in the waiting area adjacent to Dalton Oval at 2:55pm and exit as soon as they have collected their child. There is no supervision on Maine Road and all students must exit by the side gate. All students need to be collected by 3:30pm. Please be advised that whilst some children stay and play on Dalton Oval, this is not a school area and there is no supervision so if parents stay with their child, it is the parent’s responsibility to monitor their child’s safety in this area. Please further note, we are keen to continue good relationships with the Peninsula Power Soccer Club who maintain these ovals so we ask all parents to ensure their child does not climb on any of their goals or use other equipment which is owned by the club.
Thank you to the hundreds of parents who work well with our entry and exit procedures at Grace. We appreciate your attention to this important part of our school day because it is all our children’s safety which is paramount at this time.
Happy Chappy Week! Chappy Cam is our school chaplain! Grace Primary students have been blessed to enjoy Chappy Cam’s support each Tuesday and Thursday. As …
Happy Chappy Week!
Chappy Cam is our school chaplain! Grace Primary students have been blessed to enjoy Chappy Cam’s support each Tuesday and Thursday. As well as running the Chess club each Tuesday play break, Chappy Cam plays a fair game of basketball with our very energetic upper school boys. He also sits with students in their eating breaks and builds rapport through showing an interest in them and what they like to do outside of school. He has supported online Chapel services with his messages and shows God’s accepting love to all. As well our students have found Chappy Cam’s ‘10 minute Chappy Chats and Uno games’ the best.
From Prep –Year 6 various students have been supported with chats over friendship concerns, worries and behaviour choices through Chappy Cam’s active listening and positive accepting manner.
As part of their gratitude focus, the SRC group enjoyed making cards, writing letters, designing ‘Thank you’ craft pieces including a cross and a mini chess board, drawing pictures, and even creating a Chappy Cam Uno game!
Two SRC members presenting Chappy Cam with these ‘Thank you’ gifts and cards on Tuesday for Chappy Week.
Thank you Chappy Cam for being our school Chaplain and God Bless You!
Buddies – Learning Together!
Our Year 5 students learnt how to play the team ball game Captain Ball. They were required to learn the rules, write the rules and film themselves playing the game. They then followed through with the next part of the task, the following week, which was to be a ‘coach’ and teach and tutor their Prep buddies on how to play Captain Ball as a team. The Preps found out that they had to listen, follow instructions, and try to catch and throw the ball, as well have fun learning a new game. The Year 5 Buddies learnt quite few new skills on how to be a coach, including, how to explain rules and how to encourage and support younger students to participate and have fun in a team setting. This was learning on everyone’s part! Our Year 5 students with Mr Denny’s encouragement and positive support, soon realised that being a coach to young students can be a challenge and a joy, but above all, a great learning experience.
Deputy Principal, Student Wellbeing
Scholastic Book Club Keep an eye out for Scholastic’s next catalogue. There are some great books available. To check out the catalogue online, please visit …
Scholastic Book Club
Keep an eye out for Scholastic’s next catalogue. There are some great books available. To check out the catalogue online, please visit www.scholastic.com.au/book-club/book-club-home/
Please order online through Scholastic’s LOOP portal. Cash orders will be accepted, however this will be the last time for cash. All future orders must be made online.
Orders close on 9 June.
Thank you for your support
Online shop is available 24/7 for all your uniform requirements. If you require sizing you may visit Reception Tuesday and Wednesday mornings between 8am-9am. All orders must then be done through the online shop umspl.com.au/pages/grace-lutheran-primary.
We thank you for your understanding and patience in these uncertain times.
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Fatality Free Friday
Fatality Free Friday is an annual campaign run by the Australian Road Safety Foundation. It is Australia’s largest community-based road safety day to raise awareness of the human cost of careless driving by calling for extra vigilance behind the wheel. In 2020, the national day of action is Friday 29 May. The Department of Transport and Main Roads is proud to support this important campaign, and calls on all Queenslanders to take the pledge to choose road safety, not just on Fatality Free Friday, but every day.
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Whenever something special happens in our lives we usually like to celebrate this in some way. Most people enjoy events like birthday parties, wedding celebrations, …
Whenever something special happens in our lives we usually like to celebrate this in some way. Most people enjoy events like birthday parties, wedding celebrations, Christmas or Easter celebrations, housewarming parties, or to celebrate some achievement (perhaps a sporting, or graduation, or a musical concert, or the like).
When it comes to ‘the church’, while some people may envision God as a dour policeman whose primary interest is simply to keep our behaviour in check. However, a careful look in the Bible reveals quite the opposite. Instead, we discover a God of celebration who loves to fire up the grill, crank up the music, and invite the whole neighbourhood over for a bash.
One of the Hebrew words for celebration is chagag, which is often associated with Israel’s national festivals: Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, the Feast of Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. These were like Israel’s national block parties, where the people all came together to celebrate who God is and what He has done for them.
Each year the Christian Church also celebrate ‘Pentecost’. This coming Sunday (31st May) is ‘Pentecost’. In the Jewish tradition, ‘Pentecost’ is a party to celebrate harvest, as well as remembering how God gave His Law at Mt Sinai. In the Christian Church, ‘Pentecost’ celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirt who leads us to faith in Jesus.
Most of us like having parties, with good food and something to drink! Jesus once said at an important Jewish Festival, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to Me and drink.” And John says this means the Holy Spirit who people would receive to help them believe in Jesus. Jesus wants to give a ‘refreshing drink’ to your soul. He gives a special gift of love, and forgiveness, and life.
Many people are looking forward to the easing of restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 lockdown. There will probably be lots of parties (and we all hope people ‘do the right thing’). Not everyone hosts a party in the same way, but the aim is to celebrate something and to enjoy this with others with a heart to care and connect. We also rejoice in God’s care and connection with us in Jesus.
Church at Grace
A reminder that we Grace Lutheran Congregation is still producing ‘church on-line’. This includes resources for families (including a Children’s Message Video by Pastor Mark). You may find worship resources on our Congregation Website (gracelutheran.org.au).
May God’s blessing and peace be with you.
Principal’s Tours are back!
Principal Tours We have good news! Restrictions have finally lifted and our first Principal’s Tour is on 16 June. For families who are interested in …
Principal’s Tours are back!
We have good news! Restrictions have finally lifted and our first Principal’s Tour is on 16 June.
For families who are interested in enrolling their child in Prep or other year levels at Grace in 2021 and would like a tour of our school, our Principal, Mrs Trudy Moala, will be showing families around our school on
- Tuesday 16 June 9am and 5.30pm
- Thursday 16 July 9am
- Tuesday 18 August 5.30pm
- Tuesday 15 September 5.30pm
Some families will have already been offered places for their children after recently having their telephone enrolment interview but due to restrictions, may not have had an official tour of the school as yet. These families are also welcome to attend one of these tours.
If you have any further questions regarding enrolment for your child in 2021 or beyond, please don’t hesitate to contact me. If you wish to attend one of our June tours or one of the other dates listed, please RSVP by calling 3283 0011 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mrs Melissa Johnson, Enrolments Officer
Virtual Cross Country On Friday, 8 May, the GLPS Virtual Cross Country Carnival was held. This involved students both at school and at home participating …
Virtual Cross Country
On Friday, 8 May, the GLPS Virtual Cross Country Carnival was held. This involved students both at school and at home participating in a modified Cross Country Carnival. This was a fantastic event that showcased the amazing talents of our Grace athletes but also the wonderful community that is Grace Primary. Well done to all to all students involved!
|7 Years Girls and Boys||1st|
|Maja and Sam
Savanna and Benjamin
Lillian and Curtis
Matilda and Jonah
|8 Years Girls and Boys||1st|
|Zoe and Lucas
Bridgette and Leo
Tahlia and James
Christiana and Harvey
|9 Years Girls and Boys||1st|
|Shruti and Will B
Gemma-Rose and William L
Rosie and Isaac
Tia and Chase
|10 Years Girls and Boys||1st|
|Tori and Darcy
Ashlyn and Cooper
Amelia and Brian
Harriet and Hayden
|11 Years Girls and Boys||1st|
|Frankie, Torin & Mitchell
Rani and Lucas
Abigail and Maxwell
Macey and Zachary
|12 Years Girls and Boys||1st|
|JW and Rrithesh
Charlotte and Aiden
Mary and Fraser
Samantha and Shelby & Leeroy