In this issue
From the Principal
Pastor Mark’s message
What’s coming up at Grace
From the Principal
I receive a monthly newsletter from Steve Francis. He is an inspirational writer/speaker who used to be a Principal of a school in Brisbane and Hong Kong. This month, his newsletter made me stop and ponder for a minute when he asked the question “At times we can overreact and …
From the Principal
I receive a monthly newsletter from Steve Francis. He is an inspirational writer/speaker who used to be a Principal of a school in Brisbane and Hong Kong. This month, his newsletter made me stop and ponder for a minute when he asked the question
“At times we can overreact and blow things out of proportion. A useful question to ask ourselves can be,
Will this matter a year from now?”
As a leader in a school I think we can apply this thought to many things -:
- That lost friendship which has caused so much hurt – will it matter in a year’s time?
- That day a student didn’t achieve at his/her highest level when being assessed – will it matter in a year’s time?
- That day a family was late to school because the parent stopped to spend time with a child for an extra five minutes rather than rush about at home causing stress – will it matter in a year’s time?
Of course if these things happen over and over again, they will matter in a year’s time but when it’s a one off, when it involves a child as he/she begins to negotiate the world – will the ‘small stuff’ really matter in a year’s time? Continuing with Steve Francis’ thoughts
“Spending excess time and energy ‘sweating the small stuff’ takes away valuable opportunities to appreciate the many great things in our lives.”
Some of you know that my husband and I moved to the peninsula so that I could take up the position of Principal at Grace Lutheran Primary School. Every day and especially at weekends, we marvel in God’s creation in this beautiful part of the world – we leave the ‘small stuff alone’ and reflect positively at the sunsets, the sunrises, the bay, the walkways, the fantastic cafes and the wonderful community that is on the Redcliffe Peninsula – and we are grateful. By looking at the bigger picture, there is much joy to be had in life.
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Requests for Loose Parts Play Items Loose Parts Play continues to be a valuable and popular play break choice for many of our students. As …
Requests for Loose Parts Play Items
Loose Parts Play continues to be a valuable and popular play break choice for many of our students.
As it is used so much, items become damaged and need to be replaced and so our supply is in regular need of replenishment and restocking. Many items can be donated from households, if they are clean, safe and in reasonable condition with no damaged parts or sharp edges. Please support this form of social play, learning and problem solving by donating any of the following items and bringing them to the STEM room to enhance Loose Parts Play Learning for our students.
- Small metal cake tins, pots, pans, teapots, cups, jugs, colanders, bowls,
- Plastic and sturdy utensils (Ladels, large spoons, tongs, egg flips)
- Plastic cube milk crates, strong plastic buckets and tubs
- Large cylinder PVC piping and assorted PVC joints
- Flexible plastic tubing – various lengths
- 1-4 metre rope pieces
- Plastic Tarps
Durable plastic plates, Tupperware, cups, bowls, sieves, large spoons, containers
- 2 – 6 metre Fabric pieces
- Natural items such as smooth stones, shells, seed pods, pine cones, wood logs and stumps.
Thank you for your support in promoting Loose Parts Play creative learning with these donations.
Showing Gratitude for our Community
The Student Representative Council (SRC) this fortnight focused on recognising the contributions of our traffic controllers. Our four traffic controllers work diligently to help keep our students and families safe when crossing Maine Road. The SRC students in their meeting time, wrote cards of thanks, prayers and decorated gift bags containing small treats to thank these wonderful people who are connected to and support the safety of our Grace Primary community.
Two Year 4 SRC members (Totti and Sibella) were delighted to present these gifts of gratitude to our Maine Road Pedestrian Crossing Traffic Controllers
Angela Fogarty (Mum of Savannah in PW),
Megan Lyons (Mum of Emily in 4W),
Patricia Gibson (Grandmother of Elijah in 1P) and
Deputy Principal, Student Wellbeing
Holiday Fun Looking for something your children can do over the holidays. Redcliffe Tennis Centre Our Holiday Clinics are back! Get in touch with us …
Looking for something your children can do over the holidays.
Redcliffe Tennis Centre
Our Holiday Clinics are back! Get in touch with us to book your child/ren in for our mid-year school holiday clinics!!! We’re also back at Grace. If you would like your child to join our tennis mornings, please call us on 3284 2349. Thank you families for your support.
Glasshouse Region Girl Guides
Do you like having fun, having adventures, challenging yourself, developing leadership skills, doing arts & crafts and enjoying the great outdoors but above all having fun with friends in a safe environment? Then Girl Guides is the place for you!
Girl Guides provide s a safe and fun environment for all girls, supporting growth and development for all ability levels.
We have units with vacancies for girls aged from 5 years (or prep) through to 17 years old, and if you are over 18 we would love you join us in a leadership or volunteer role. With 4 weeks free trial, it’s never too late to join!
Our new Glasshouse Region has units spread from Lawnton to Caloundra and all the areas in between just waiting to hear from you, so if you are interested or would like more information please contact Glasshouseregion@guidesqld.org for more details.
School Photo Day Our school photo day is on Wednesday 17 June. Students are to wear their blue formal uniform. Please purchase your child’s photo …
School Photo Day
Our school photo day is on Wednesday 17 June. Students are to wear their blue formal uniform. Please purchase your child’s photo pack online by visiting www.msp.com.au . Sibling photos will only be taken if you have placed an order. Sibling photos are between 8.15-8.40am. If you have any question please contact MSP on 3865 4291.
We miss our grandparents and we love them but this year, we are sad to not have them at our school. We look forward to next year when we can again and wish all our grandparents safety and good health in 2020.
School holidays are just around the corner. In the upcoming Vacation Care Program we will remain here at school for the holidays. We have several exciting companies coming to spend some time with us at GOSHC. We have been working very hard to ensure the children are entertained for the whole day! Please see the activities below.
If you are wanting to book in on any day, please see us for a booking form or contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please update your SMS absentee number
Grace Primary has changed their Absentee mobile number to 0477 752 423. Please ensure you update this in your phone’s contacts for future use.
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. umspl.com.au/pages/grace-lutheran-primary.
We thank you for your understanding.
Phone: (07) 3283 0022 Email: email@example.com
Ignite Excellence Program
Grace Lutheran College is proud to launch the opening of applications for its Year 7 2021 Ignite Excellence Programs. Applications are due back at the College by 17 July 2020. Each Year 6 student has received an Ignite Excellence folder to take home, which includes brochures on each of the programs/opportunities including:
- Ignite Excellence: Year 7 Mathematics and Science Program
- Ignite Excellence: English Literature Program
- Ignite Excellence: Sporting G.O.A.L.S Program
- Ignite Excellence: GAME ON! Music Extension Program
- Ignite Excellence: Dance Development
- Ignite Excellence: FLEX (Foreign Languages Excellence)
- Ignite Excellence: Flexible Learning Pathway
- Ignite Excellence: Robotics
For more information on the programs go to www.glc.edu.au or contact Mrs L Forman (Academic Enrichment Coordinator) on 3203 0066 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the great joys as a parent is to receive a school report of a child, and to see progress, as well as to …
One of the great joys as a parent is to receive a school report of a child, and to see progress, as well as to reflect on areas of focus. Every family has its own traditions in terms of reading these reports, as well as celebrating results. We love seeing pictures of a grandchild’s achievements at Child Care, as we also rejoiced with our children as they received their reports through their school years.
Reports function both as a moment in time (celebrating achievements in a particular time period in a person’s life), as also an indicator of focus areas and future directions of life. But if each of us were to complete a ‘report card’ not only of schooling, but of all of our life, what would such a ‘report’ look like? What measures can we use of ourselves in terms of friendships, relationships, community service and engagement, care of the environment, presence on social media, care of other people, and so many other areas of life? And if you had to ‘grade’ yourself, what ‘marks’ would you give?
The Bible says this: “Do not think of yourself more highly than you should. Instead, be modest in your thinking” (Romans 12:3, GNT). If we are honest with ourselves we see that we are less than 100% in many aspects of life. However, the wonderful good news from the Bible (which students reflected on in chapel this past week) is that “God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” (Romans 5:1).
If we think of God’s love as that never-ending stream of love, a ‘river of life’, we see that we have access to a love that never runs out. That’s what the message of the cross of Jesus is all about. God wants to keep pouring His love into your heart.
Our lives are to be marked by love. Of course, there are times when do not love as we ought. And we are also aware of those times when we do not feel like we are loved as would like. But no matter what, God wants to keep on pouring out His love over you.
It’s great to celebrate various achievements as indicated in reports. It’s also wonderful to know that if we don’t always get the report we would like, there are opportunities for change and growth. And the really wonderful good news is that “God’s love has been poured out into our hearts.”
Church at Grace
As lockdown restrictions are eased, various activities and venues are being opened up. At this stage Grace Lutheran Congregation is looking at resuming Worship Services in the Church building from Sunday 12 July, with both an 8:30am and 5:30pm worship.
In the meantime, you can view our online Church Services by visiting (www.gracelutheran.org.au). This includes resources for families (including a Children’s Message Video).
God’s blessing and peace be with you.
What’s coming up at GLPS
|Tuesday 16 June||Principal's Tour 9am & 5.30am
|Wednesday 17 June||School Photo Day
Subway orders close today
|Friday 19 June||Subway Day
Last day of Term
|Monday 13 July||First day of Term 3|