Service Learning Term 3

Term 3 Service Learning

Prep
We put together fun activity bags with colouring pencils, colouring books, a toy, balloons and we wrote get well cards for children at the Redcliffe Hospital.

Year 1
We enjoyed making connections with members of Grace Church by creating gifts and singing songs. A few students attended the Wednesday church service to distribute gifts and greet the congregation. We are excited to make this a regular part of our learning!

Year 2
We supported Bayside Community Care by creating symbols and messages of hope. Some were made into laminated cards with matching Bible verses to be included in food packages distributed each week. Others were put together in a banner which will be printed on weatherproof material for display outside BCC. We hope these messages and symbols help boost the spirits of people who use the BCC service.

Year 3
We supported Indigenous Literacy by holding a ‘The Great Grace Book Swap’ where students donated books and then on Wednesday 1 September, students could come into the Hall and swap a gold coin for a book. With the support of Grace Primary we raised over $550 dollars to help provide resources for children living in remote communities across Australia.

Year 4
We decorated Tote Bags and filled them with goodies to assist the homeless who attend the Redcliffe Breakfast Club. Helen from the Breakfast Club visited Year 4 to explain how important their organisation is by provide meals, small emergency food parcels and supplies for rough sleepers.

Year 5
We created pouches for Wildlife Rescue Queensland. They specialise in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native Australian wildlife and our pouches will be used for orphaned baby joeys, possums and sugar gliders. They also visited us and shared what they do and even brought some little cute animals to show us.

Year 6
We were given the task of knitting beanies for premature babies at the Redcliffe Hospital. They needed very soft yarn because their skin is not fully developed yet. As humans, we lose a lot of our body heat through our heads.  We spent our afternoons knitting beanies and on behalf of all the Year 6 students, I can say it was HARD. Three quarters of the Year 6 students, didn’t even know how to knit. Now all of us know how to knit. We proudly made a total of over 60 beanies.
Written by Toby, Michael and Sarah.

From the Principal

As we move into our preparations for Musical, 2022, we received this exciting news for our Performing Arts students at Grace Primary. I asked Mrs …

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As we move into our preparations for Musical, 2022, we received this exciting news for our Performing Arts students at Grace Primary. I asked Mrs Luostarinen to write our front page of Ripples this week for your interest. (Trudy Moala)

 

Outstanding State Honours Ensemble Places for Grace Students!

It is with great pride that we can share results of another successful year of Grace Primary students being offered places in the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP).
SHEP is a weekend of music making, rehearsing, connecting with other musicians and performing in a concert at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University. Our students will be venturing into Southbank in the final weekend of November to participate in mass choral and bands.

The objective of the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) is to connect the finest young musicians with a team of eminent international and national conductors in pursuit of musical excellence.

Primary SHEP Positions are offered across string, brass, wind and vocal students across Brisbane with an AMEB level of Grades 1-3 and age requirements of Grades 4-6 in Primary School. It is an achievement to be of the standard to be nominated for this program.

This year, we were able to nominate 40 students into this program which is 10% of our school. What a testament to the outstanding music education offered at Grace and by our music tutors.

We are pleased to share that of the 40 nominations, we have a total of 16 students accepted into the program with a further 10 on the reserve list. There are students participating in each of the three ensembles including, String Orchestra, Concert Band and Choir.

Selection into this program is made by Conservatorium and places are offered primarily based on highest AMEB levelled students nominated and then filtered by age group to offer positions to older students first. The program is highly competitive and sought after and many of our students were above the recommended level in order to secure a position.

Students participating in this program range from violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, soprano and alto singers. Their levels range from Grade 1 AMEB through to Grade 6 AMEB, covering classical, musical theatre and ‘for leisure’ syllabi.

We eagerly anticipate the musical growth for our students throughout this weekend, and can’t wait to see the Grace Lutheran Primary School uniform gracing the stage of the Conservatorium Theatre.

Congratulations to all of our young artists who challenge themselves, persevere and hone their skills day by day!

Kyren Luostarinen, Director of Performing Arts

 

Other News and Reminders

Camps at Grace this term Year 3 and Year 5 students had a wonderful time at their Googa camp this term. Year 1 Camp Students …

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Camps at Grace this term

Year 3 and Year 5 students had a wonderful time at their Googa camp this term.

Year 1 Camp
Students had an awesome time at Australia Zoo and then had a sleep over in their classrooms.


Bayside Community Care thanks Grace Primary for their food donations

Thank you so much, to you and the GLPS community for the abundance of goods donated to BCC.
Your generosity and heart for those in need is much appreciated.

Janet Spann
BCC Coordinator

 

Operation Christmas Child begins in Term 4

To find out more information, please visit their website.

 

 

 

 

Pastor’s Message

Happy holidays… “What are we doing for the holiday?” This is a question we all face. Children have requests. Some would like to travel. Others …

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Happy holidays…

“What are we doing for the holiday?” This is a question we all face. Children have requests. Some would like to travel. Others would like to visit places like adventure parks. Others might simply like to catch up with family they haven’t seen for a while. And there are those who still have to work… One of the challenges we may sometimes have is planning ‘holidays’ in a way that brings equal and fair blessing to members of our households.

One of the blessings in living in Australia is the diverse ranges of experiences we may have. One may enjoy snorkelling in tropical waters. Other may enjoy camping in the outback. Some may enjoy going to the movies. And others may enjoy spending some quiet time at home. It is my prayer that these holidays would bring you some blessing.

There is much beauty and blessings in this land. One of the iconic images we may have of Australia are waterholes lined by gum trees. The Psalm for this coming Sunday also describes people like this. Psalm 1 says, “Those who think about God’s Word are like a tree that is planted near a stream of water. It always bears its fruit at the right time. Its leaves don’t dry up. Everything godly people do turns out well.”

Holidays may be a time for catching up with family, and reconnecting with one another. They may be a time to take ‘time apart’, and to reflect on what the future may hold. They may also be a time to reflect not only in the beauty of creation, but also the gift of love God has given in Christ Jesus.

May your holidays be a time blessing and peace.

Together in Christ,
Pastor Mark

For more details for Grace Lutheran Congregation, including resources for ‘Church at Home’, please see our  Facebook page or our website.


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

Dates for your Diary

Dates  for your Diary  Over the holidays – Reception will be opened 20- 24 September 8am-12pm and closed 27 Sept – 1 October Public Holiday – Monday …

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Dates for your Diary

Dates  for your Diary 

Over the holidays – Reception will be opened 20- 24 September 8am-12pm and closed 27 Sept – 1 October

Public Holiday – Monday 4 October
First day of Term 4 – Tuesday 5 October

School Disco – Friday 8 October.  Use this link purchase tickets.
Swimming lessons begin for Year 3 & Prep – Friday 8 October

Gala Dinner 23 October – Purchase your tickets by 14 October

We are excited to invite you to our upcoming 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 23 October at the Dolphins Stadium VIP venue.  It will be a very special ‘Grace’ community night and we hope you can join us.   You can purchase your tickets here.

75 Years of Grace Lutheran Church, Redcliffe

Thanksgiving Service at GLC – 17 October  9am Please RSVP here. 

Grace Outside School Hours Care – HOLIDAY PROGRAM

School holidays are just around the corner. We have some very exciting activities planned.  Please see below.
If you are wanting to book in on any day, please see us for a booking form or contact us via email goshc@glps.qld.edu.au.

 

Sport News

Peninsula Power are seeking Expression of Interest for the Power Football Academy 2022 season. Boys: U9-12 SAP & NPL 14+ Girls: U9-12 SAP & NPLW …

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Peninsula Power are seeking Expression of Interest for the
Power Football Academy 2022 season.

Boys:
U9-12 SAP & NPL 14+

Girls:
U9-12 SAP & NPLW 14-16

Peninsula Power is holding a information night on Friday 17 Sept 6:30pm at AJ Kelly Park for those interested in Female Football at Power and will be presented by Alex Smith, Head of Female Football at Power and former W-league coach.
Alex will be outlining the vision and long term plan for the Women’s Program at the club. Our Female Academy has expanded into the NPL division and the club has appointed qualified coaching team including: Alex Smith, Paul Dunn, Oliver Denny & Leo Sirianni to excel the program in the 2022 season.

Come down and meet the coaches and hear the exciting path Female Football has lined up at Power. If you are attending the information night on the 17th please rsvp to the Junior Female Football Coordinator on 0488602242.

Any questions regarding Female program please email: nplwtd@peninsulapower.com.au
Any queries regarding Boys SAP or NPL please email td@peninsulapower.com.au

***Please register your interest for the 2022 Season
(both academy and community) using the barcode or at www.peninsulapower.com.au***

 

 


Mr Denny
Director of PE & Sport