From the Principal

Christmas wishes to all our families

As the lights begin to go up on houses, churches and businesses and the shops start to decorate, my thoughts turn to the celebration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas time. For Christians, this is a special time of year, a time of reflection and a time of joy as we remember that God sent His only son to earth to bless us and save us. I do hope that all families enjoy this time of family gatherings, feasting and spending time with neighbours and friends enjoying all that the Christmas season is about. You may like to enjoy a church service at Grace Lutheran Church on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I know the congregation will welcome you warmly. May God’s peace be with you and your family at Christmas time and over the summer holidays.


Class Lists 2020

Every year, we send out class allocation information in mid-January. The reason for this is we need to be sure of final enrolment numbers and staffing. To do it much earlier risks students becoming excited about a teacher who may move during the school holidays. I urge families to go on holidays and relax and we will send out your child/ren’s class allocation during January. Should you be concerned about the allocation, please ring or email me and I will discuss the placement with you. Teachers spend many hours preparing class lists ensuring a good mix of students academically but whilst also ensuring friendship groups are maintained and encouraged. Unfortunately, any requests put in by parents at this late stage cannot be considered but I am happy to discuss class placement with you in January should you have any concerns.


Uniform 2020

A friendly reminder that next year is the last year for students to wear the old uniform. All students in 2021, need to be in the new blue uniform so you may want to buy some items next year in readiness for the following year’s expectations. The only students in 2021 who may wear old uniform will be Year 6 students. 2021 is a very special year for Grace Primary as we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran Education on the Peninsula and we look forward to sharing with you some festivities we are planning from June next year.

Trudy Moala
Principal

From Pastor Mark

What are some of the Christmas presents you have received over the years? Is there anything that stands out for you? As a child we …

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From Pastor Mark

What are some of the Christmas presents you have received over the years? Is there anything that stands out for you?

As a child we often rejoice in simple toys (and how often have small children found us much fun in wrapping paper and boxes as other gifts?!). As we get a little older we may look for things such as gaming consoles, or other such gifts. And when we get even older, just being able to get one’s family together is a wonderful gift!

At this time of year we are rejoicing in the greatest gift. Our theme within Grace Congregation this year is ‘Unwrapping the Greatest Gift’. A Bible prophecy of Jesus (spoken some 600 years before Jesus was born) said, “For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” May you know God’s blessings that comes from knowing Jesus.

Prayers and blessings to all who leave Grace Lutheran Primary School this year, especially Year 6’s as you move to a new stage in life.

Prayers and blessings for all who travel at this time of year, that you may be kept safe and experience times of joy.

Prayers and peace to all who experience challenges at this time of year.

Prayers and blessings to all. May you know God’s greatest gift.

In Christ
Pastor Mark


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

Grace Christmas Celebrations!

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Grace Christmas Celebrations!

Free Dress Up Day

FREE DRESS UP DAY TOMORROW 29 NOVEMBER Dress up in Christmas colours Don’t forget to bring your gold coin donation Wear comfy shoes for Jump …

29 November 2019
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Free Dress Up Day

FREE DRESS UP DAY

TOMORROW 29 NOVEMBER

Dress up in Christmas colours
Don’t forget to bring your gold coin donation

Wear comfy shoes for Jump Off Day!

Carols on the Green

‘Carols on the Green’ on Friday 6 December 5:00 – 7.30pm on our Junior Oval is a magical festive night not to miss at GLPS! …

Friday 6 December 2019
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Carols on the Green

‘Carols on the Green’ on Friday 6 December 5:00 – 7.30pm on our Junior Oval is a magical festive night not to miss at GLPS!

5.00 – 6.00pm set up your perfect picnic spot, collect your pre-ordered tasty eco-friendly food hampers (purchased online via Flexischools – there’s 4 to choose from), and enjoy ice creams from our vintage ice cream cart whilst being entertained by our popular Performing Arts tutors band.

6.00 – 7.30pm it’s time for carols, school performances, dance troupes and choirs. Order hamper online today or BYO your own
picnic and drinks on the night.

If you can help on the night with hamper collection and ice cream/drink sales please email Karen Misso on karenmisso@glps.qld.edu.au or let reception know.


Food & Drinks Available on the night:

Gourmet ice cream and gelato, soft drinks, juice and water for sale or BYO your own picnic and drinks. Pre-order your family’s food hamper for the night (4 to choose from) online via Flexischools by Tuesday 3 December.


Pre-Order your Food Hampers NOW!

Food hampers for carols night are available on Flexischools – closing date for orders has been extended to 3 December.

Here are the options:

Hamper 1 – $22

  • Cheese platter for 2
  • Selection of Australian Cheese
  • Fruit Relish
  • Water Crackers
  • Grapes and Strawberries

 

Hamper 2 – $49.50 ($11 per additional person)

  • 2 x homemade free range quiches (adults)
  • Selection of mini quiches and sausage rolls (children)
  • Salad selection for 4
  • Xmas Treats
  • 2 x ham and cheese sandwiches
  • Small cheese and crackers
  • 2 x bread rolls with butter

Hamper 3 – $68.50

  • Chefs selection of gourmet salads for 4
  • Charcuterie Platter – cold cured meats
  • Salad selection for 4
  • Handmade sausage rolls w relish (served cold)
  • Corn and shallot frittatas with various gourmet toppings
  • Australian cheese and dip platter
  • Crusty Garlic Turkish Bread
  • Xmas Treats

Hamper 4 Dessert Hamper – $24.50

  • Selection of sweet Christmas treats for 4

Sport News

Jump Rope for Heart Jump Off Day is tomorrow Friday 29 November! Grace Primary students have raised $4,196.70 so far for the Heart Foundation. Well …

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Sport News

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Off Day is tomorrow Friday 29 November! Grace Primary students have raised $4,196.70 so far for the Heart Foundation. Well done Grace Skippers!


Grace Running Club

It has been a fantastic year for the Grace Running Club, students have been working hard all year to improve their times and increase their fitness! This week was the last week for the Running Club, we will start up again in Term 1 2020!


2020 Sports

We are already hard at work planning for 2020 sports at Grace. We have had a very exciting and positive year with NISSA inter-school sport, the swimming program, Prep – Year 3 sports training and six fantastic carnivals. We will be building upon this great program in 2020, stay tuned for more details!


Swimming Celebration

What a wonderful day we had on the 15 November for our Swimming Celebration.

From the Library

All Grace Primary library books are now due to be returned to the Library including all home readers. Your assistance with getting all the resources …

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From the Library

All Grace Primary library books are now due to be returned to the Library including all home readers.

Your assistance with getting all the resources back to school ready for next year is very appreciated.

The library staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents, grandparents and guardians for their continued support throughout 2019. Whether it be through purchasing books through Book Clubs, one of our events or by weekly reminding your child to return their books (and sometimes finding it still there the next day) is all most appreciated.

We wish you all a very joyous Christmas spent enjoying the company of your loved ones.

Elaine Varley

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will open at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 at various times for families to prepare for the 2020 school …

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Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will open at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 at various times for families to prepare for the 2020 school year.

General Purchasing

General purchasing times are for parents who do not require any sizing/fitting. Do not attend during these times if your child/children requiring sizing/fitting, please make an appointment.

General Purchasing Opening Times

  • Tuesday 10 December: 12pm to 2pm
  • Wednesday 11 December: 12pm to 2pm
  •  Tuesday 21 January: 12pm to 2:30pm
  • Wednesday 22 January: 12pm to 2:30pm
  • Thursday 23 January: 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Friday 24 January: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Tuesday 28 January: 8am to 11am
  • Wednesday 29 January: 1:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Thursday 30 January: 8am to 11am

Appointments

Fifteen minute appointments will be available for families who require sizing/fitting. Appointments are for new families purchasing uniforms for the first time, children moving into Year 1 and are buying the dress uniform for the first time, or any other families whose child needs to be re-sized/re-fitted. If you have more than one student to be fitted, please select a 15min timeslot for EACH child.

Appointment Times

  • Tuesday 10 December: 8:30am to 11:30am
  • Wednesday 11 December: 8:30am to 11:30am
  • Tuesday 21 January: 8:30am to 11:30am
  • Wednesday 22 January: 8:30am to 11:30am
  • Thursday 23 January: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Please book your appointment time by visiting UMS website.

For more details you can contact the Uniform Shop on 3283 0022.

From Mrs Stock

2019 School Aid Group This year Year 6 students, Hayden, Bronte, James and Mia were the members of the Grace Lutheran Primary School Aid team. …

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From Mrs Stock

2019 School Aid Group

This year Year 6 students, Hayden, Bronte, James and Mia were the members of the Grace Lutheran Primary School Aid team. The SchoolAid group met each term with students from Clontarf Beach State School and Southern Cross Catholic School. Meetings were held in board rooms on the Peninsula such as Kindred, Crown and Sesame Lane. The students met to discuss philanthropy and how they can help others using the heart, head and hands strategy. The last meeting was held in the Grace Primary board room. Grace students were able to share their service project of raising $2000 to purchase two bocce sets and ramps for Woody Point and Redcliffe Special Schools. Mr Sean Gordon, founder of SchoolAid, shared how to set up a campaign on the SchoolAid website and encouraged the student to engage in this avenue to help communities such as those affected by the bushfires. The group were able to reflect on their year, understand that helping others is a calling of great worth and purpose and that in life, they all have much to be grateful for.


Moreton Bay Regional Council Citizen Award

Congratulations to Ella in Year 5 for receiving the MORETON BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL CITIZEN AWARD presented by Cr Koliana Winchester at Monday’s Assembly.

This award has been organised by the Moreton Bay Regional Council and is presented to a student from Year 4, 5 or 6 who demonstrates a heart for others outside the school community.

Ella’s heart for helping and supporting others through her volunteer work at the St. Vincent de Paul and her dance commitment is to be commended. Ella lives out the values of service, compassion, care, respect and self-direction.

Thank you Ella for the ways in which you have served our local community.

GOSHC Holiday Program

The holidays are fast approaching! Grace Outside School Hours Care have fabulous activities and excursions lined up: Christmas craft & cooking, Rock Sports, laser tag, …

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GOSHC Holiday Program

The holidays are fast approaching!

Grace Outside School Hours Care have fabulous activities and excursions lined up: Christmas craft & cooking, Rock Sports, laser tag, Newport Park, trip to the movies, Australia Zoo and much more.

To see the full holiday program, please visit https://www.facebook.com/GraceOSHC/

To book your child’s place, call GOSHC on 3283 0033 or email goshc@glps.qld.edu.

Grace College Bus

The Grace shuttle, Newport and Scarborough buses will be the only buses Grace Lutheran College will be running up until and including the 6 December …

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Grace College Bus

The Grace shuttle, Newport and Scarborough buses will be the only buses Grace Lutheran College will be running up until and including the 6 December (last day of school).

All other buses run by the college will cease running on Friday 29 November. Please ensure you make other transport arrangements for your children.

Lost Property

We have a collection of lost watches and reading glasses. Please see Reception to claim your child’s lost property.

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Lost Property

We have a collection of lost watches and reading glasses.

Please see Reception to claim your child’s lost property.

Subway Day

Subway Day is on the last day of school, Friday 6 December. You can order for Subway Day on Flexischools. Meal includes 6 inch sub, …

6 December 2019
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Subway Day

Subway Day is on the last day of school, Friday 6 December.

You can order for Subway Day on Flexischools. Meal includes 6 inch sub, cookie and a popper. There is also a gluten free option.

Cost is $8.50 and ordering closes Wednesday 4 December at 12pm sharp.

Please note: Tuckshop will be closed for both breaks on Friday 6 December.

Christina Meek
Tuckshop Convenor

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Max and Samantha – our School Captains for 2020.

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Max and Samantha – our School Captains for 2020.

School Holidays Intensive Swimming Program

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School Holidays Intensive Swimming Program