From the Principal


GRACE COLLEGE IGNITE EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

APPLICATIONS OPEN – YEAR 7 2023 IGNITE EXCELLENCE PROGRAMS – GRACE LUTHERAN COLLEGE

Year 6 parents are advised that applications are now open for the various Ignite Excellence Programs at Grace Lutheran College for Year 7 2023.

Applications are due back to the College by the end of Term 2 and Applicant Workshops will be held in Term 3. Programs on offer include Mathematics, Science, Sport, Dance, Music, Robotics, English and more.  Each Year 6 child has received an application pack from the College to bring home.

A student’s enrolment at the College does not have to be finalised at the time of application. For more information go to www.glc.qld.edu.au or contact Mrs L Forman (Academic Enrichment Coordinator) via leigh-ann_forman@glc.qld.edu.au

 


CALENDAR UPDATES

A reminder we have extended our term school days this year due to our late start to the year and the term will finish on Wednesday, June 22.

 


Trudy Moala
Principal

 

 

Sports news

SPORTS NEWS GLPS Students have had a huge week of sports this week!  District Cross Country Carnival: Starting off with our District Cross Country Carnival. …

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SPORTS NEWS

GLPS Students have had a huge week of sports this week! 

District Cross Country Carnival:

Starting off with our District Cross Country Carnival. Students represented our school proudly through working to be their absolute best. Out of the 13 schools that attended, GLPS came 3rd overall which is a tremendous achievement!

NISSA Gala Day:

Students also represented our school at our final NISSA Gala Day for the semester. Across all venues students worked in teams to perform and showcased excellent sportsmanship.

GLPS Foundation Netball Team:

On Saturday, both our GLPS Hurricanes & GLPS Cyclones kicked off their Netball season down at the Redcliffe Leagues Netball Association. Students have been training for weeks with Miss Tobler & Mr Mace in preparation for the season. Both teams showcased their skill and should be proud of how they performed on the day. Looking forward to a terrific season ahead!

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.” 

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Year 6 Volleyball Club

The super eager Year 6 Volleyball team have just begun a Monday night beach Volleyball competition! They are having a great time and last week they had some excellent rallies with their competition. They are looking forward to next week’s games already.

Organisers: Mrs Marks & Mr Kleidon 

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FOCUS TENNIS ACADEMY
at the Redcliffe Tennis Centre

Focus Tennis Academy runs fun tennis lessons here at Grace on Tuesday and Thursdays.  If you would like your child to join, please book by calling  3284 2349 or email info@focustennisacademy.com.au

 

 

Aladdin – Sponsorship & castings

TICKETS Musical tickets went on sale 4th May Ticket Our performance sessions are as follows;  Friday 10 June 6pm  Saturday 11 June 2pm  Saturday 11 …

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Aladdin – Sponsorship & castings

TICKETS

Musical tickets went on sale 4th May Ticket

Our performance sessions are as follows;
🤩 Friday 10 June 6pm
🤩 Saturday 11 June 2pm
🤩 Saturday 11 June 6pm

Tickets were sold via Redcliffe Entertainment Centre’s website
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VOLUNTEERING

We were overwhelmed with volunteers to help with our Saturday BBQs for our upcoming musical rehearsals. Thank you!

We are very much needing some assistance with sets and costumes. If you are able to cut fabric, put safety pins into costumes to help size them, paint, hot glue gun, hand sew, bedazzle, organise or use a sewing machine, we would love have your assistance during our Saturday rehearsals on 14, 21 and 28 May. There are two volunteer shifts each day: 8:30 – 11:30 and 12:30 – 3:30.

Sewing skills (hand or machine) are helpful, although these are not needed. There are so many costumes to organise and pin to size ready for alterations to be made.

If you can volunteer your time, enthusiasm and skills, please email jasminedeighton@glps.qld.edu.au.

 

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SPONSORSHIP

We are grateful for the generous sponsorship of Kindred for this year’s musical.  They have taken out the major sponsorship at Aladdin level.

Thank you very much to Caporn Piling and Raitt International Freight who have sponsored our Jasmin in the musical this year.

Thank you also to the Ungun family whose business Proseat Auto Aircraft Marine Interior Centre have taken out Genie level sponsorship.

If you would like to also help fund our musical, Aladdin Junior which will be held at the  Redcliffe Entertainment Centre on the 10th and 11 of June, please see the information loaded below.  All funds will help keep the ticket costs low for our general school community and will also support a fantastic team who are working hard on the musical already to create sets, props and costuming which will be at a dazzling level.

 

 

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Aladdin Casting! 

Events and community activities

Photo CATCH UP day ________________________________________________________________________________ Year 4 Camp Last week the Year 4 students had a fantastic time at camp. It was a great success! …

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Events and community activities

Photo CATCH UP day

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Year 4 Camp

Last week the Year 4 students had a fantastic time at camp. It was a great success! The students enjoyed canoeing, rock climbing, swimming, body boarding, beach walks, team games, movie night and so much more!

Mrs Marks

Camps Co-ordinator

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ENTHUSIASTIC LEARN TO SWIM INSTRUCTORS NEEDED AT GRACE SWIMMING

We are looking for reliable, passionate, and enthusiastic people to join our team of swim instructors on a casual basis, with the opportunity of permanent for the right person.

https://www.graceswim.org.au/employment-opportunities

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FUTBOL X UPDATE:

If your child is interested in upgrading their Soccer skills come down to Futbol X Academy and see Leo and his fantastic team at Dalton Oval

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bright minds – Grace College (Rothwell)

On Sunday 29 May from 11am the College is hosting a bright minds workshop for grades 1 – 6. Please see their flyer below


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Redcliffe library

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CHESS CLUB

Chessmates will be available to students online only this term. If you are interested to please get in contact with them.

You can call us on 1300 CHESS MATES (1300 243 776) or leave your details in the enquiry form provided!

info@chessmates.com.au

 

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School tuckshop & treat days!

  TUCKSHOP Tuckshop ordering is now by online only. Ordering can be done online via flexischools.com.au or by downloading their app from their website. Students …

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School tuckshop & treat days!

 

TUCKSHOP

Tuckshop ordering is now by online only.
Ordering can be done online via flexischools.com.au or by downloading their app from their website.
Students are still able to purchase light snacks at break times with cash, however cash/eft meal ordering in the mornings has discontinued.
Tuckshop is open Wednesday to Thursday.
tuckshop-menu-2022

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

POOL TREAT TUESDAY

Every Tuesday there will be special treats given to students at second break, for those who have ordered.
Ordering is done via our school website, under shop. This is a fundraiser, to raise money for our school pool. Orders close 12pm Friday before.

 


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

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!”
WE ARE CAPPING TERM BOOKINGS AT 10 THIS TERM!🥰
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 enquire please contact Paris Marks or to purchase tickets head to our website Grace Playgroup 

ABOUT PLAYGROUP

Kicking off on Thursday 10th February 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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INTRODUCING KARLIEN

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!


Paris Marks
Grace Playgroup & Camp Coordinator
Grace Primary Facebook
Paris Marks

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

Parents will enjoy a Barista in the foyer of the ELC daily as well as joining a community of welcoming, like-minded families.


WE ARE HIRING

The Early Learning Centre is looking sensational and we had a licensing inspection over the holidays.   The following staff have been appointed to the ELC but we are looking for at least six more so that we can open every room in the centre as soon as possible.  Mrs Mary Irwin has been appointed as Service Leader.  She will retain her position in GOSHC and oversee both sections of our school in terms of Administration.  Mrs Angela Wright has been appointed as the Educational Leader in the ELC.  She comes to us from a Lutheran Early Learning Centre in Woolangabba and has many years of experience as a Kindergarten Teacher.   Miss Grace Fenwick and Miss Logan Bertling will work as educators in the centre and we will welcome Miss Taylor Bertling in June when she has finished her degree studies.  If you know of any Diploma or Certificate Qualified educators who may like to join a sensational team of professionals in our ELC, please direct them to the advertisement we have at Seek.com.au.


 

Library

BOOK CLUB Please place your orders in before Monday May 16th. Orders are submitted by online only, on Loop website. Book catalogues went home last …

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BOOK CLUB

Please place your orders in before Monday May 16th. Orders are submitted by online only, on Loop website.
Book catalogues went home last week. If you misplaced your catalogue, you can also view on their website (where you can order as well).  https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/parent/login.aspx
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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.  I’ll send out reminders just before ordering finalises to make it easier for you to remember to get your order in.

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 Week 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.

Looking forward to sharing books with your little ones.”


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

 

 

LYQ’s Winter Season of events

LYQ’s Winter Season of events is here! Help us spread the word!   Winter Season Events Brisbane Appeal Dinner Hear about the incredible work LYQ …

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LYQ’s Winter Season of events

LYQ’s Winter Season of events is here! Help us spread the word!

 

Winter Season Events

Brisbane Appeal Dinner

Hear about the incredible work LYQ has been doing, and some of the joys and challenges over this past year. Join us for a wonderful night of stories and great food, and help support and grow this incredible ministry at our annual fundraising event.

 

Work and Fellowship Camps

An opportunity to serve together as a school group or family! A FREE weekend at one of our stunning campsites, making a difference, keeping it beautiful and eating delicious food.

 

Christian Life Week Camps and Winter Kids Camp:

 

Week 1 (27 Jun- 1 Jul)

  • Coolum A CLW, Grades 7-12 Luther Heights Youth Camp, Coolum
  • Darling Downs A CLW, Grades 7-12 Koojarewon Youth Camp, Highfields
  • Winter Kids Camp, Grades 3-6 Luther Heights Youth Camp, Coolum

Week 2 (4 – 8 July)

  • Coolum B CLW, Grades 7-12 Luther Heights Youth Camp, Coolum
  • Darling Downs B CLW, Grades 7-12 Koojarewon Youth Camp, Highfields

Mail-Out Promotion

There is a package on its way to you filled with incredible opportunities for you and your school to support young people in your school and across Queensland.

 

Inside you’ll find camp brochures to personally encourage your young people to attend a camp, and posters to put up to reach a wider audience. You’ll also find some Brisbane Appeal Dinner brochures to help pull together a table of 10! If you’d like more brochures, please let us know and we will get them out to you.

 

Digital Promotion

Click here to access digital promotional items to help you spread the word about these events including:

  • Promotion Videos
  • Social Media Posts for Facebook and Instagram
  • Newsletter inserts
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Electronic versions of the posters and brochures

Other ways you can help

There are also four great ways that you can help your young people come on camp:

  • School Subsidy

If you don’t have a subsidy code yet, please complete this form to apply for a code that you can hand out to your young people before they book.

  • Buchholz Estate Funding Support

Buchholz is a scholarship funded by the Buchholz Estate. This scholarship is specifically for high-school aged campers. For more information on the application process, eligibility or to access the application form, please click here.

  • LLL Junior Camping Ministry Grant

The Junior Camp Scholarship is thanks to a generous grant from the Lutheran Laypeoples League (LLL). This scholarship is specifically for primary school aged campers. For more information on the application process, eligibility or to access the application form, please click here.

  • Help us find leaders (of all ages!)

I’m not sure if you were expecting to see this one on the list? All too often we have to limit the amount of campers we can allow on a camp because of our struggle to find enough leaders. Having leaders from their local school or church join campers on camp provides a beautiful opportunity to build intergenerational connections. And, we aren’t just looking for young adults to lead on camp, we’re looking for people of any age who are passionate about sharing Jesus with young people. Older adults, parents, pastors, and grandparents are vital for bringing more wisdom and experience to team, to support both the campers and younger leaders, all while building a supportive Christian community.

 

If you’d like any more information about these events, head to www.lyq.org.au or contact our office on 07 3511 4080…we’re more than happy to help!

Peace,

LYQ Events Team

 

 

 

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