From the Principal

 50th Birthday Celebrations

We are beginning to plan in earnest for the upcoming 50th birthday celebrations in 2021. We are planning for some events but also planning for new banners out the front of our school, stickers and badges to be made for the students and a book to be written with lots of memories in it. I am enjoying meeting lots of the people who were prominent in the beginning of this school such as Julianne Agnew (who had a factory on this land over 50 years ago), Lynda and Hilton Misso, Aub Muller, Viv and Beth Kuhl and Noel Huf who were all foundational in the beginnings of this school. Next week a group of past teachers are gathering to have high tea up in the office area to share their stories which I suspect may be full of fun.

One thing that is evident when I speak with all of the people from years gone by is their heart for a quality Lutheran Education to be available for the children of the peninsula. I think that heart still beats in our school and it is something we treasure and nurture. We want to be available for all the families of the peninsula and we still welcome all families to our school. I am learning so much as I do this research and look forward to 2021 and the activities associated with enthusiasm.

Uniform Shop

As you will be aware the Uniform Shop has had limited availability through the months which were affected by government restrictions on who could enter our site. From Monday, 27 July, the Uniform Shop will be open for parents to attend BY APPOINTMENT ONLY which can be done online by clicking here.. Also, many of our uniform items are beginning to be restocked so you may like to check if you are missing a uniform item.

Prep 2021 and enrolments 2021

Please be advised we have real pressure for places for Prep 2021 so if you know of a family, or you have a sibling ready for Prep in 2021, applications must be made now or it is likely a place will not be available. Several upper primary year levels are also at wait list in 2021. As a friendly reminder, please be advised that parents need to give 90 days’ notice of withdrawal of a student or a term’s fees will be charged. The reason for this is to ensure our staffing levels are correct and also that any students on a wait list can be given places if available. Our student numbers have stabilised over the past 2 years and we want to continue with providing a quality, Lutheran Education for your children so your attention to enrolment and withdrawal requirements is greatly appreciated.

Trudy Moala
Principal

The Pink Hat Appeal

Hi! We are Samantha (6K), Jennifer (6K) and Mary (6B) and we are raising money through the SchoolAidTrust https://schoolaidtrust.com/profile/the-pink-hat-appeal to make care packs for the …

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The Pink Hat Appeal

Hi! We are Samantha (6K), Jennifer (6K) and Mary (6B) and we are raising money through the SchoolAidTrust https://schoolaidtrust.com/profile/the-pink-hat-appeal to make care packs for the homeless, those at risk of homelessness and those people “in need” living in Redcliffe. Our fund raiser is called “The Pink Hat Appeal” and the story behind our name is on our School Aid profile (hyperlink above). We are distributing the care packs through The Redcliffe Breakfast Club (more information about the Breakfast Club is located https://thebreakfastclubredcliffe.weebly.com/).

On the holidays we went and met with the volunteers at The Redcliffe Breakfast Club and found out exactly what they need to help assist others. On our Pink Hat Appeal profile we have outlined the care packs we are making. For a $10 donation we are able to put together either a Crisis Pack (for those who are new to living on the streets) or a Meal Pack that has enough non perishable food for one or two meals. For a $5 donation we will put together a Shower Pack or a Snack Pack. These packs will be given out when The Breakfast Club van is on the streets assisting those in need.

Our target is $1000 by the end of this term. You can donate by going to our profile page at https://schoolaidtrust.com/profile/the-pink-hat-appeal

Last Friday we met with Luke Howarth who is the Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services. His office has kindly donated a gorgeous hamper for us to raffle to donate money to our cause. Look out for the hamper in reception!

50th Birthday Card Competition

Winner will receive a $50 voucher to spend at Skate Connection, Northlakes. Entries are due 3rd August.  

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50th Birthday Card Competition

Winner will receive a $50 voucher to spend at Skate Connection, Northlakes. Entries are due 3rd August.
 

ICAS Assessments – English & Mathematics

ICAS Assessments – English & Mathematics Grace Lutheran Primary School will be offering families the opportunity to have their child/ren in Years 2 – 6 …

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ICAS Assessments – English & Mathematics

ICAS Assessments – English & Mathematics

Grace Lutheran Primary School will be offering families the opportunity to have their child/ren in Years 2 – 6 sit the ICAS English and/or Mathematics Assessments. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of UNSW Sydney, with over 35 years’ experience in educational assessments.

ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. The assessments are part of an annual competition that is designed to recognise academic excellence for high potential students. Questions are challenging and stretch beyond the year level standard, and are created for an international audience.

Assessments will be completed online at school for students whose families register for their child and pay the $15.95 fee for each assessment. For more information about ICAS Assessments and how to register your child, please refer to the letter that was emailed out to Year 2 – 6 families. Any inquiries about ICAS assessments can be directed to Jasmine Deighton.


Jasmine Deighton
Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning

 

Upcoming Events @ GLPS

Year 5 and 6 Fathers and Sons and Mothers and Daughters events Every second year Grace Primary offers a special personal development session for Year …

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Upcoming Events @ GLPS

Year 5 and 6 Fathers and Sons and Mothers and Daughters events

Every second year Grace Primary offers a special personal development session for Year 5 and 6 students and their parent/s.
The Let’s Chat Education www.letschateducation.com.au presenter gives a supportive interactive session on ‘My Changing Body’ for sons and fathers and a separate one for daughters and mothers (booked for 4 November 2020).

On Thursday 27 August 2020 at 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm the Year 5 & 6 Fathers and Sons night will be held at the Grace Primary Hall. There will be a BBQ and games first and then at 6 pm the session will start in the Hall. Social distancing will occur between adults and the number of attendees is required to be capped at sixty people in total.

The cost is $5 per person and ticket sales are available online via this link here.
Mr Oliver Denny will be overseeing this event and looks forward to engaging in this time with Dads (or parent) and their sons.

It’s Disco Time

Cost: $10 DJ |

MUSIC | DANCING | FUN TIMES

DISCO SESSIONS
Prep 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Years 1 – 3 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Years 4 – 6 6.45pm – 7.45pm

Tickets for school disco are selling fast.  Please book online via this link here.

GLPS Trivia Night

We have had an amazing response to our Trivia Night.  Please note all tickets have been sold for this event.

 


Karen Misso
Marketing and Events Coordinator

 

Community News

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Community News

Deputy’s Desk

Virtual National School Aid Accreditation Certificate Presentation Grace Lutheran Primary School was amongst eight schools to receive this accreditation certificate. The certificate is awarded to …

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Deputy’s Desk

Virtual National School Aid Accreditation Certificate Presentation

Grace Lutheran Primary School was amongst eight schools to receive this accreditation certificate. The certificate is awarded to School Aid aligned schools who engage in philanthropy, awareness of community and overseas needs and practise service learning. His excellency the Governor General Mr Hurley and Mrs Hurley were present via conference call to award this to each school.

Our current Year 6 School Aid delegates who represented Grace Primary were Samantha, Maxwell, Eli and Frankie. Our students were wonderful ambassadors and accepted the certificate with pride and gratitude.

The ceremony was quite significant as the Year 6 students were presented the certificate with a citation stating the philanthropy projects done last year such as the Redcliffe Breakfast Club backpack Appeal and raising funds for the extra Boccia sets and ramps for the Redcliffe and Woody Point Special Schools. This year the SRC and School Aid group have been focusing on a Gratitude focus for our school staff and volunteers. On behalf of the group, Samantha was able to share a new project just started called The Pink Hat Appeal Care Packs.

Loose Parts Play

Students enjoy problem-solving, creating and engaging with one another with our Loose Parts Play items.
Your support in providing long pieces of tarp or fabric and safe utensils and equipment such as: cooking pots, cake tins, small pans, wooden or metal ladles, small jugs and strong plastic plates and cups would help our students even more to enjoy creative and dramatic play with one another. All donations of such items can be brought through to reception and passed on to the team to sort. Your help is appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kathy Stock

Deputy Principal, Student Wellbeing

Pastor’s Message

A famous philosopher once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Of course this is a quote …

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Pastor’s Message

A famous philosopher once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Of course this is a quote from the movie ‘Forrest Gump’, but it an apt description of life. Who would have thought at the beginning of 2020 we would be where we are now?

One of the skills we need to learn in life is how to deal with unexpected challenges or changes. For some people, challenges or unexpected change can be energising. They love a challenge, the ability to ‘problem solve’, and engage their thoughts and emotions in a certain way. But for other people, unexpected challenge and change can bring great sadness, with a great sense of grief and loss.

Parenting involves helping our children deal with the changes and challenges of life. At one level, this should not be too difficult. We were children at one time. But there are some things in life that we can never really get ready for – even though we know they are things we all have to deal with at some time in life.

When we are faced with challenging times, there are some things we can do to help our children. We can ask them how they are feeling and thinking, and we can talk to our children about how we feeling. We can remind our children that no matter what they are facing they are not alone, and we can reassure them of our love for them. We can help develop strategies for coping, and seek to take care of our mind and bodies. And if we need more help, we can talk with someone else who has professional capacity and experience in that space.

When it comes to true ‘professional capacity’ and ‘experience’, it may also be helpful to remember Jesus. Sometimes when things are going wrong, we may ask “Where is God in all this?” When Jesus was going through the darkest moment in His life He cried aloud, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” God knows about our most difficult and challenging times. Indeed, He has even entered death itself for our sakes.

The actor who portrayed ‘Forrest Gump’ is Tom Hanks. Hanks childhood was chaotic, and later in life he experienced challenges as his wife faced cancer. And when Tom Hanks was asked if he believed in God, he replied, “I think you’ll be foolish not to believe in God.”

In times of challenge and change we can remember that God is with us. His Word says the “Nothing at all can ever separate us from God’s love. That’s because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.” (Romans 8:39)

May God’s blessing and peace be with you.
In Christ.

Pastor Mark


Email: mark.brinkmann@lca.org.au
Phone: 0499 014 189

What’s coming up

Dates for your Diary Wednesday 29 July – Yr 1 Excursion Mystery Excursion Thursday 6 & Friday  7 August – Year 2 Camp Friday 21 …

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What’s coming up

Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 29 July – Yr 1 Excursion Mystery Excursion
Thursday 6 & Friday  7 August – Year 2 Camp
Friday 21 August School Disco (3 sessions)
Prep 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Years 1 – 3 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Years 4 – 6 6.45pm – 7.45pm
Saturday 29 August GLPS—Trivia Night 7pm
Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 August – Prep Vision Screening
Thursday 27 August  – Year 5-6 Boys and Fathers Night
Friday 28 August – NISSA Sport Gala Day 2