From the Principal

Parent access to our site

As per my letter which went on Tuesday, parents are now able to access our school site in the morning and afternoon under the following conditions

  •  1.5m social distancing must occur at all times
  •  No access to classrooms or upstairs areas
  •  No access to Prep classrooms (just verandahs)
  •  No access (unless invited) to Chapels and Assemblies

Please come in in the mornings and afternoons though and we won’t be hurrying you off site. In the afternoons, we remind you that if you have collected your child, he/she is under your responsibility and we ask that you keep your child/ren close to you and not running over the seats or in the waiting area as we are clearing many students and the safety of all must be the number one priority. The staff duty ceases at 3:30p.m. and everyone must be clear of the school site by then but we will not be hurrying you off site as we used to under previous restrictions.

If you want a 1:1 parent teacher interview with your child’s teacher this must be prearranged by email or phone call and the teacher will set up the interview space so that social distancing is occurring.

As an aside, all staff were briefed today about increasing hand washing due to Health Department notifications in relation to a Gastro breakout mainly on the Gold Coast at the moment. All students will be asked to wash hands regularly through the next few days of term. If you are called to take your child home due to a suspected Gastro infection, we ask that you come as soon as possible to minimize community transmission amongst our students.

Welcome back to Grace all our families – I hope you might take the time to have a coffee at Charis in the mornings and enjoy the community we treasure so much at Grace for the last few days of term. It is our hope that all restrictions will be lifted by 2021 and we can welcome you into classrooms as we used to do before a pandemic hit our world in March.

2021 Fee Schedule

Fee schedule for 2021 is now available on our Website (here) as well as our 2021 Term dates.

Christmas wishes

I know for many families this year, there will be separation for Christmas from loved ones. Borders have been opened in Australia and we all rejoice for this but many of us have family overseas and we won’t be able to see them this year. Thankfully there is wonderful technology nowadays meaning our loved ones’ faces can be clear as we chat over the kilometres of water which separates us. My heart goes out to anyone who cannot celebrate Christmas with a family member or special friend this year due to the Australian border restrictions but I do stand in awe of our Federal and State Government and the wonderful work they have done to minimize community transmission of the Covid-19 virus. This doesn’t come without community cooperation and as I speak with my daughter in London, my relatives in the Pacific Islands and my friends in Canada and the United States, I feel really proud to be an Australian and how well we have fared through this time.

May God bless your family at this Christmas season and I look forward to seeing all our families return in 2021 – our 50th Golden Anniversary of Grace Lutheran Primary School.

Trudy Moala
Principal

News from the Events Team

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PARENT REP TEAM This year we had 26 wonderful Parent Reps at Grace Primary who helped keep all …

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News from the Events Team

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PARENT REP TEAM

This year we had 26 wonderful Parent Reps at Grace Primary who helped keep all our families up to date on everything happening at school, which was no mean feat in a Covid 19 year where families were unable to come on campus for an extended period. From everyone at Grace we thank you for taking on this key role with care, commitment and passion for our school community and it’s beautiful students and have appreciated your efforts and involvement through events and class celebrations, weekly text and Facebook year level page updates, as well as all the social gatherings we have been allowed to have during this Covid time. I’m glad we had the opportunity last week to celebrate the team’s achievements for 2020. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Next Year

If you would like to be part of our 2021 Parent Rep team please email us on events@glps.qld.edu.au. I’m sure you’ll find it a rewarding and heartwarming experience and one which our team and the entire school community is certainly grateful for.

CELEBRATING 50 GOLDEN YEARS OF GRACE LUTHERAN PRIMARY

We have some exciting events happening in 2021.  We hope you can join us to celebrate.

Scheduled Events
Term 1
Thursday 4 February First Chapel
Wednesday 17 March  Heritage Day for Students

Term 2
Friday 30 April  @ 3.30-7.30pm Twilight Carnival ‘Gold & Glitter’ (Fete)
Thursday 6 May @ 7-9pm Golden Shimmer Mother’s Day Event
Sunday 16 May  @ 9am Together with Service @ GLC Chapel
Saturday 24 July  @ 7pm Glitzy Trivia Night

Term 3
Monday 16 August  Grace Birthday Party for Students
Friday 20 August  @ 7-9pm Back to Grace Evening (Cocktail Party)
Friday 3 September  @ 7.15-8.30am Golden Ticket Father’s Day Event

Term 4
Saturday 23 October  @ 7pm Gala Dinner @ Redcliffe Leagues Club

If you would like to be involved in the planning of  the 50th celebrations, please email Karen Misso (events@glps.qld.edu.au)


Karen Misso
Marketing and Events Coordinator

Pastor’s Message

Happy New Year! At this time of year, many organisations are preparing for ‘end of year events’. People are planning for ‘holidays’. For many people, …

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Pastor’s Message

Happy New Year!

At this time of year, many organisations are preparing for ‘end of year events’. People are planning for ‘holidays’. For many people, this is an exciting time of year as we look forward to spending time with family and friends, and taking a break from work. They are also rejoicing in various transitions that may be occurring (including students completing a year of school). But for some people this can be a stressful time of year. School holidays can be a difficult time for parents, especially working parents.

One of the ways to bring blessings into these time of school holidays is to plan for what may lie ahead. Perhaps print out a simple calendar, and talk together as a family about what may lie ahead. Involve one another in decision making. Be honest and realistic about those things that still need to be done (including ‘work’), setting healthy expectations. But also be adventurous and seek to have fun.

As you prepare for these holidays, remember also the reason for this season. We are preparing for Christmas. Beginning this Sunday, many Christian Churches around the world begin the season known as ‘Advent’. This is a time of preparing for Christmas. Many people will also set out an Advent wreath, placing four or five candles within the wreath, and reflect on the theme of ‘Hope’, ‘Peace’, ‘Joy’, and ‘Love’ (and for an Advent Devotional Resource (Click here). In the end, the real reason for ‘Christmas Holidays’ are the ‘holy days’ surrounding the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

It is my prayer that in the various transitions you may experience at this time, that you also have a sense of hope, peace, joy, and love that comes from celebrating the birth of Christ. May God grant you a blessed and safe holiday as you celebrate in these holy days.

Christmas Worship

Please note that Grace Lutheran Congregation will celebrate Christmas in worship on 24th December, 7pm, at Grace Lutheran College Chapel. There will also be a Carols and Readings with Holy Communion on 24th December 11pm (with Holy Communion) at the Church Building on Maine Road, with our Christmas Service on 25th December, 8:30 am (with Holy Communion).

Blessings and peace in Christ.

Pastor Mark


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

What’s Coming Up At GLPS

Upcoming Events Thursday 26 November – Singing Recital 5pm (Night 2) and Piano Recital 6pm with Suzanna Hlinka Monday 30 November – Piano Recital 6pm …

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What’s Coming Up At GLPS

Upcoming Events

Thursday 26 November – Singing Recital 5pm (Night 2) and Piano Recital 6pm with Suzanna Hlinka

Monday 30 November – Piano Recital 6pm with Angeline Wynter

Tuesday 1 December – Speech & Drama Night 6pm

Thursday 3 December – Subway Day, Year 6 Graduation

Friday 4 December Year 6 Fun Day, Last day of the school year

2021

Monday 25 January – Meet the Teacher Morning 9am

Tuesday 26 January – Australia Day Public Holiday

Wednesday 27 January – First day of School

GLPS Reception School Holiday Hours

December 2020
7 – 8 December – Closed
9 – 11 December – Open  10am to 2pm

14 December to 8 January – CLOSED

January 2021
11 Jan – 22 Jan  10am to 2pm
Mon 25 Jan – 8am to 3.45pm
Tues 26 Jan – Public Holiday – CLOSED
Wed 27 Jan – School commences  8-3.45pm

Term Dates for 2021,  please click here.

 

 

Performing Arts

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Grace Lutheran Primary School at the State Honour Ensemble Program at the Queensland Conservatorium over the …

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Performing Arts

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Grace Lutheran Primary School at the State Honour Ensemble Program at the Queensland Conservatorium over the next two weekends.

The following students will be performing in the QCGU Theatre in their GLPS uniforms!

INSTRUMENTALISTS
Hunter (Trombone), Rebekah (Trumpet), Sibella (Clarinet)

VOCALISTS
Kimberly, Isabella, Macey, Jenny, Imogen, Lily, Genevieve, Abigail, Alia and Cruz


2021 Enrolments for Co-Curricular Performing Arts are now open!

We are very excited to announce we are introducing new additions to programs. These include;

  • Musical Theatre for High School Students
  • Musical Theatre for Years 1-3
  • CSTD Dance examination classes for Ballet and Jazz
  • Acro classes for all students
  • Pre-Prep programs

To view all programs we offer at our Performing Arts Precinct and to enrol, please click here.

2021 is going to be a big year for our little artists as we continue to provide opportunities to engage, educate and excite!

*Enrolments fill quickly


Kyren Luostarinen
Director of Performing Arts

 

Sport News

Junior Swimming Celebration On Wednesday the 18th of November all of our prep-8year old students travelled to Deception Bay Aquatic Centre for the annual swimming …

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Sport News

Junior Swimming Celebration

On Wednesday the 18th of November all of our prep-8year old students travelled to Deception Bay Aquatic Centre for the annual swimming celebration. Students had a fantastic morning showcasing their swimming talents and all they have learnt in their 2020 swimming lessons. Students enjoyed their time in and out of the water completing activities and having fun with their friends. Thanks to all the parents who helped time races for the morning and thanks to David for taking some awesome photos at the event.

Senior Swimming Carnival Age Champions & Record Breakers

On Monday the 23rd of November, we presented our age champions for the senior swimming carnival and all the records that were broken for all timed races at both the junior swimming celebration and the senior carnival. Below are the results.

Age Champions
9 years old – Chloe & Maddox
10 years old – Alia & Darcy
11 years old – Macey & Maxwell
12 years old – Charlotte & Aiden

2020 Carnival Record Breakers

Christiana C – 50m Freestyle – New Record: 53.16, 50m Backstroke – New Record: 1.00.32

Leo L – 50m Breaststroke – New Record: 1.08.68

Macey L – 200m Individual Medley – New Record: 3.00.69, 100m Breaststroke – New Record: 1.41.47, 100m Freestyle – New Record: 1.15.60 (broken by 10sec!), 100m Butterfly – New Record: 1.39.16

Maxwell C – 200m Individual Medley – New Record: 2.52.49, 100m Breaststroke – New Record: 1.49.44, 100m Freestyle – New Record: 1.08.49 (broken by 18 sec!), 50m Butterfly – New Record: 32.46, 100m Backstroke – New Record: 1.17.82 (broken by 40 sec!),  100m Butterfly – New Record: 1.16.84 (broken by 50 sec!), 50m Freestyle – New Record: 29.15

Aiden P – 200m Individual Medley – New Record: 4.00.58, 100m Freestyle – New Record: 1.33.01

Charlotte – 100m Backstroke – New Record: 1.33.02

Other News

 


Mr Denny
Sport Coordinator