One of my favourite things to do at Grace is gate duty in the afternoon.  Standing by the gate, I watch so many parents interacting with one another and enjoying each others’ company until ultimately the bell goes and hundreds of happy children run out to find their parent or grandparent so they can go home together.  The faces are always beaming and happy and they are full of stories to share on their journey home.

Sometimes a student who is regularly at GOSHC finds their way out to the waiting area, but there is always a GOSHC staff member with an iPad picking up who should be in the centre and who is in the wrong place.  Quickly, they are also greeted with a smile and encouraged to be in the safe and warm environment of our GOSHC centre.

The thing I love about afternoon gate duty, is that I can see how our community is fostered and encouraged by parents having a chat in the afternoon but also, the love which is shown from children to their carer (and visa versa) as they reconnect at the end of a long day.  Family in all its different forms is so important for a child’s development and I especially thank the grandparents many of whom look after children before and after school but also during vacation times so that parents can work and provide for their families.  For those of you who I know also collect students who will ‘melt down’ as soon as they see you, I know this is stressful but you need to acknowledge that your child sees you as his/her safe place and your care in these circumstances is also treasured. If this goes on of course, please talk to us about it because we may be able to destress some circumstances to give you a happier afternoon.

At Grace, family, love and community are really treasured and I thank all parents and extended family members who provide the support for their children to make our life such a joy at school.

 


CALENDAR UPDATES

A reminder we have extended our term school days this year due to our late start to the year.

 


Trudy Moala
TrudyMoala@glps.qld.edu.au

Principal

 

 

Sports news

SPORTS NEWS GLPS Students will be introduced to a new program in PE thanks to SRV Baseball Australia! In this program, students are introduced to …

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SPORTS NEWS

GLPS Students will be introduced to a new program in PE thanks to SRV Baseball Australia! In this program, students are introduced to the basics of baseball and softball through engaging in skill development drills and engaging in a game known as Rally Cap Baseball. The Rally Cap program is run by fully accredited coaches who have many years experience in baseball with the main aim to have fun while learning the basic skills of hitting, throwing, fielding and general athletic movement.

If your child would like to continue playing Rally Cap Baseball, see below for a flyer for outside school sessions run at Grace College.

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Out in the community (event)

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Mr Mace


If you have any questions throughout the year, you can email him on solomonmace@glps.qld.edu.au 

Follow the sports facebook page for all updates! facebook.com/sportGLPS/

Sporting letters will be uploaded to Parent Lounge, under links.
To login to parent lounge, head to our website graceprimary.qld.edu.au and login under “my grace primary” selecting, “parent lounge.” 

School notices

Tuckshop Please remember to place tuckshop orders before 8:15am. Once you have placed your tuckshop order online, please check the order tab to confirm you …

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Tuckshop

Please remember to place tuckshop orders before 8:15am. Once you have placed your tuckshop order online, please check the order tab to confirm you have completed the order.
(Alternatively you can check your emails to see if you received the confirmation email, if your notifications are set to receive this).

Missed the cut off?
If you have forgotten to order tuckshop by the cut off, please note our first break is 10:20am and you will need to drop off lunch prior to reception, to allow enough time for reception to provide it to your child.

Ordering is done online via flexischools.com.au or by downloading their app from their website.

 

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

– ELC & GLPS photoshoot Wednesday 3rd August.
– Girls Yr 5-6 Lets Chat evening Thursday evening 4th August 5pm
– Ekka Public Holiday Monday 8th August (School closed)
– Year 6 Cohort photo 8:30am Thursday 11th August
– Prep Hearing Assessment Wednesday 17th August (please note this is only for the little ones in grade prep)
– Boys Yr 5 & 6 Lets Chat evening Wednesday 17th August at 5:30pm
– STEM Activity Day Friday 19th August
– Character Dress Up Day Wednesday 24th August (students dress up as their favourite book character)
– Trivia Night Saturday 27th August at 6pm (https://graceprimary.qld.edu.au/product-category/fundraising/)
– Father’s Day Stall Tuesday 30th August to Wednesday 31st August
– Yr 3-6 Cyber Wiser show Friday 2nd September
– Year 3 camp Wednesday 31 August to Friday 2nd September
– Year 5 camp Tuesday 6th September to Friday 9th September
– LAST DAY OF TERM Friday 16th September

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We thank our community for staying at home whilst you display symptoms of a virus, to help in the prevention of spreading viruses.

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NOTIFYING A STUDENT WILL BE ABSENT

As we experience a busy peak in the mornings, please ensure you leave an absentee message through the correct channels so we are available to help our students, visitors and late arrivals in the morning.

Please leave a message with the student’s name, class, reason and expected absence.

SMS Absentee: 0477 752 423
Absentee line, when dialling 07 3283 0011 (not reception).
Absentee email: absent@glps.qld.edu.au
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LOST & FOUND

Have you lost something? Please check out the lost property, at the bag racks opposite the STEM rooms.

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EARLY DEPARTURES & APPOINTMENTS

We know how busy our families are. If you have an appointment for your child and need to collect them during school time, please prearrange the pick up with reception to avoid lengthy waiting periods.  07 3283 0011.

Our lunch times are from 10:20am – 11:10am and 1:10pm- 1:50pm. If you child needs to be collected during the lunch breaks, they will need to be prearranged in the mornings to ensure we can have them ready in the office.

School tuckshop & treat days!

TUCKSHOP YUM! Winter warmers for lunch, at tuckshop. Mrs Meek cooks up a storm. Students are currently enjoying tuckshop options like Lasagne and salad, Quiche …

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School tuckshop & treat days!

TUCKSHOP

YUM! Winter warmers for lunch, at tuckshop. Mrs Meek cooks up a storm. Students are currently enjoying tuckshop options like Lasagne and salad, Quiche and salad, Nacho Wednesday and Sushi Fridays! Lots of other options on there too. 👍 tuckshop-menu-2022

 

Tuckshop is open Monday to Friday.
Ordering can be done online via flexischools.com.au or by downloading their app from their website.

SUSHI FRIDAY

Sushi Friday’s is back! Order before Thursday 12pm via flexischools.
Sushi Rolls |  Vietnamese Rolls $4.10 | Chicken Teriyaki Salad $5.50 | Bento box $9.50

 

Christina Meek
Tuckshop
Email tuckshop@glps.qld.edu.au

Grace Early Learning Centre

Mary Irwin Grace Early Learning Centre Director 07 3283 0055 Serviceleader@glps.qld.edu.au Grace Early Learning Centre ABOUT THE CENTRE Are you following our Early Learning Centre …

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Grace Early Learning Centre

Mary Irwin
Grace Early Learning Centre Director
07 3283 0055
Serviceleader@glps.qld.edu.au
Grace Early Learning Centre

ABOUT THE CENTRE

Are you following our Early Learning Centre Facebook? www.facebook.com/GraceEarlyLearningCentre 

The Centre is staffed by qualified Early Learning specialists and will operate under the same Lutheran Christian philosophy as Grace Lutheran Primary School. The ELC program incorporates a mix of high-quality care, play and activity-based learning to harness a child’s natural curiosity and creativity in a Christian environment. Children gain much comfort in having structures, routines and preparation for primary school because of the close relationship between the ELC and Grace Lutheran Primary School.

Children attending the Centre will benefit from:

  • Indoor and outdoor play zones
  • All meals and snacks provided
  • Weekly lessons in Japanese, Performing Arts and Perceptual Movement
  • Chapel and Library access


 

Grace Primary Playgroup

GRACE PRIMARY PLAYGROUP Our new music and sensory classes are such a great way to connect with your child! Each week we have a different …

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Grace Primary Playgroup

GRACE PRIMARY PLAYGROUP

Our new music and sensory classes are such a great way to connect with your child! Each week we have a different theme and the children experience different activities that engage and excite their senses!

We have made the sessions even more affordable this term! A 10 session term pass is $150 and siblings are half price! That’s $15 a class if you buy a term pass.
Link is here????
Please tell your friends!
Please book in early to avoid missing out.
If class fills up, we won’t be able to offer casual sessions.
We have made the sessions even more affordable this term! A 10 session term pass is $150 and siblings are half price! That’s $15 a class if you buy a term pass.
Link is here????
Please tell your friends!

Join our Grace Playgroup Facebook  for all the latest updates and offers.
To purchase tickets head to our website Grace Playgroup 

ABOUT PLAYGROUP

Kicking off in 2022 we were very excited to have our playgroup up and running.

With small group sizes, a large classroom and play areas for our little ones, playgroup is able to go ahead. There are so many families out there wanting to connect and enjoy a fun activity with their child and other Mums, Dads and Carers so we are very happy that our playgroup can be offered for you. These class sessions are a great way to connect with your child and other families. Each week the children will be engaging in fun and exciting music and activities that are specifically designed to stimulate their senses through movement and music, crafts and arts and sensory play.

 

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We are very excited to introduce to you the amazing educator who will be running the sensory music and movement playgroup sessions each week!! Karlien has a wealth of experience working with young children. She previously ran her own family daycare and after having her two beautiful children she looked for something she could do that would work with her young family but still be something she loved.

Karlien runs the Maggie Moo Music North Brisbane sessions. She fell in love with the music and sensory classes and absolutely loves hosting these for families. They are such a great way to connect with not only your child, but also other Mums, Dads, Carers, Grandparents etc.
We can’t wait for you to meet Karlien and come sing some songs and dance with us!

Library

We also have Book Club that happens roughly every 4-5 weeks. Order forms will be sent to the classrooms and the ordering is done via …

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We also have Book Club that happens roughly every 4-5 weeks. Order forms will be sent to the classrooms and the ordering is done via LOOP on the Scholastic website and will be sent to the school for collection.

Book Fair will be happening later on this year with a chance to come to the library to purchase your special books, always great for birthday or Christmas gifts.

Book WeekCharacter dress up day is planned for 24th August. The theme this year is all about Dreaming with Eyes Open.  We will have fun with dressing up and special activities, so I hope all the kids will start to think about the costumes they would like to wear.  More information on this very special time will be coming soon.

Finally you can contact me via email on  library@glps.qld.edu.au for any concerns with overdue books or any other questions you may have.


If you have any questions throughout the year, you can email Peta at library@glps.qld.edu.au