From the Principal

A place of learning

Schools are such fun places to be with students sharing their character and enthusiasm for learning every day.  At Grace, the staff work hard to scaffold and support our students to learn and grow but even from our youngest students we also expect a certain independence from them too.  We try not to rescue students and we celebrate with them when they have figured out problems on their own or when they demonstrate learning in a variety of ways in their school day.

At Grace the teachers do an enormous amount of data collection behind the scenes and after the data is collected the achievement of every student is discussed individually with collaborative teaching teams and also with the Deputy Teaching and Learning, Mrs Jasmine Deighton.  Data is collected on reading, spelling and also mathematics proficiency.  Teachers also gather anecdotal information and more formal assessment tasks about students in their other subject areas so that reports can be prepared for parents every semester.

Most parents would have signed up to the interactive APP we use – See-Saw. On this device we show students doing work at school so that you can see their progress during the term too.   We also load the weekly homework on this APP for students so that you can know what is expected of your child at home.

 

A place of friendship

At Grace we run specific social emotional programs to ensure the development of empathetic and kind students who show friendship to one another.  The major program we run is called Play is the Way.  Our teachers and teacher aides undertake regular training with the company which organizes the program.  There are six ‘life rafts’ in Play is the Way and they are -:

  1. Be brave to participate
  2. Pursue your personal best no matter who you work with
  3. Treat others as you would like them to treat you
  4. Have reasons for the things you say and do
  5. It takes great strength to be sensible
  6. Be the master, not the victim of your feelings.

In age appropriate ways by using games and discussion, we unpack these concepts so students learn ways to interact with one other which are positive and affirming.  Other programs we use are restorative practices, a daily devotional and circle time where students can discuss issues amongst themselves whilst being supported by a teacher.

 

Grace Primary is a wonderful school filled with amazing students and I thank all parents for the support which is given every day in preparing your children to participate to their fullest in all our programs.

 

 


Trudy Moala
Principal

 

 

Aladdin – Sponsorship & castings

Sponsorship Thank you KINDRED for being our major sponsor for our musical! This year Kindred will have naming rights for Aladdin Jnr.   Aladdin Casting!  …

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Aladdin – Sponsorship & castings

Sponsorship

Thank you KINDRED for being our major sponsor for our musical!
This year Kindred will have naming rights for Aladdin Jnr.

 

Aladdin Casting! 

After a delightful day of auditions in the first week of school, our panel of enthusiastic (and dressed in characters) teachers spent many hours discussing and celebrating the gifts and talents of our passionate students.  Our cast have begun rehearsals, spending lots of time at the piano with our teachers and starting to dissect our scripts!  

 We are thrilled to announce our cast to the broader school community. 

 

What’s on in the community

Bright minds – Grace College (Rothwell) On Sunday 29 May from 11am the College is hosting a bright minds workshop for grades 1 – 6. …

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What’s on in the community

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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Focus Tennis Academy

At Redcliffe Tennis Centre, every Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am – 8:15am

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Deception Bay Dragons Soccer Club

Player registration now open for Juniors

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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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Futbol X

ATTENTION ALL YOUNG FOOTBALLERS!

Introducing Futbol X Academy to our Grace Community!

Leo and his experienced staff are offering a 6 week after-school group session program for students 6-12yrs old on Dalton Oval. The program consists of many activities for students to improve their soccer skills. From injury prevention, to improving technical skills and their general awareness of the game. These programs will be running throughout the year. See below for more information, including a link & QR Code to sign up (price adjusted depending on how many weeks attended).

bookeo.com/futbolxacademy

School tuckshop & treat days!

SHROVE TUESDAY To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Mrs Meek cooked up a storm. There were plenty of smiles eating the yummy pancakes TUCKSHOP Tuckshop is open …

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School tuckshop & treat days!

SHROVE TUESDAY

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Mrs Meek cooked up a storm. There were plenty of smiles eating the yummy pancakes


TUCKSHOP

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


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.

Secondly, you asked… and we listened! Because it is the first time we are offering this brand new playgroup and because of the uncertainty parents are feeling with covid, we are now offering a 3 class pack! This means you can purchase a 3 class pack that can be used across any of the 8 weeks of our first term of classes. All you need to do is provide us with 48 hours notice to book in to ensure that there are spaces left for you and your child.
Here are our Term 1 specials:
Full Term Pass (8 weeks due to the shortened term) = $140
Second sibling half price = ($70)
OR
3 x class pack = $59
Second sibling half price =$29.50
If you purchase the 3 x class pack at the start of term and would like to purchase another for the remainder of the term this is an option too!
We hope to see you next Thursday!
*Please note, spaces are strictly limited so bookings will close once we have reached capacity!

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER❤
Siblings are 50% off  
Purchase yours here  https://graceprimary.qld.edu.au/…/grace-primary-playgroup/

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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 Primary Playgroup

GRACE PRIMARY PLAYGROUP Our first sensory, music & movement playgroup of the year was such an awesome success! Thank you to everyone who came along. …

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Grace Primary Playgroup

GRACE PRIMARY PLAYGROUP

Our first sensory, music & movement playgroup of the year was such an awesome success! Thank you to everyone who came along. We still have casual bookings for next week available at this stage 😍 Hope to see you there!

 


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 

“Hi Everyone!

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Paris Marks and I am in a new role this year at Grace Primary. My role is a bit of everything so we will definitely cross paths at some point this year. Until our new parent reps are organised, I am on this page to help answer questions in regard to student events etc if I can or I will point you in the right direction if I can’t.

My main roles this year are student events co-ordinator, camp co-ordinator, sports assistant and I am helping out with the brand new playgroup starting in week one! If you have a question at any time feel free to @ me or send me an email at parismarks@glps.qld.edu.au

I look forward to seeing all our wonderful students next week and I’m so excited to be helping plan all the FUN events for our students in 2022!!

If you have any children who are younger than school-aged who are interested in joining our playgroup please share the information with them or link them to our page “Grace Primary Playgroup.” It is open to anyone in the community so if you know of anyone looking for a sensory playgroup class please share the information with them.”


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.

Secondly, you asked… and we listened! Because it is the first time we are offering this brand new playgroup and because of the uncertainty parents are feeling with covid, we are now offering a 3 class pack! This means you can purchase a 3 class pack that can be used across any of the 8 weeks of our first term of classes. All you need to do is provide us with 48 hours notice to book in to ensure that there are spaces left for you and your child.
Here are our Term 1 specials:
Full Term Pass (8 weeks due to the shortened term) = $140
Second sibling half price = ($70)
OR
3 x class pack = $59
Second sibling half price =$29.50
If you purchase the 3 x class pack at the start of term and would like to purchase another for the remainder of the term this is an option too!
We hope to see you next Thursday!
*Please note, spaces are strictly limited so bookings will close once we have reached capacity!

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER❤
Siblings are 50% off  
Purchase yours here  https://graceprimary.qld.edu.au/…/grace-primary-playgroup/

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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

Other News

Play break activities Students have been enjoying a range of first break activities which include balance boards, bubble making, hula hooping, drawing, ribbon twirling, craft, …

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Play break activities

Students have been enjoying a range of first break activities which include balance boards, bubble making, hula hooping, drawing, ribbon twirling, craft, basket ball, dancing, hopscotch, table tennis and so on!

Kathy Stock
Deputy Principal


Buddies have been paired

Each year our year 5s get paired with a new preppies to ease the transition into big school. They get to complete lots of fun learning activities together, which provides the year 5s with leadership skills and the preppies with a reliable, safe and positive buddy.

 


Government collection notice

2022 Collection notice for parents 

The following notice was received

Performing Arts

  Dance News!   This year has seen our largest enrolments in dance yet!  We have over 280 individual enrolments in various dance classes over many …

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Dance News! 

 This year has seen our largest enrolments in dance yet!  We have over 280 individual enrolments in various dance classes over many genres. This year we have extended our offerings to include the following genres: 

  • Ballet (both performance troupes and examination classes) 
  • Jazz (both performance troupes and examination classes) 
  • Hip Hop  
  • Contemporary (both performance troupe and examination class) 
  • Acro combined with Cheer!  
  • Prep Dance Classes (we have two troupes to ensure no student misses out…yes, there are a few places left in both of these troupes!) 

Please note that enrolments for troupes has closed and students are being measured for their costumes.  We do however, have a few spots left in our Grade 1 Jazz Examination class.  This examination class is open to students who are already in our Grade 1 Jazz Troupe and would like to start working on their CTSD syllabus work. 

 Examination classes cover specific skills and exercises as well as a technical dance and a performance dance. The dance examiner comes to our school when our students are ready to sit their exam, they go into their exam together and when they have achieved their exam they receive a badge and certificate to celebrate their achievement. Exams are a great way to extend students who enjoy dance and are finding their troupe choreography to be at the right level for them.  

If your child is currently enrolled in Grade 1 Jazz Dance Troupe (Tuesdays with Miss Aly) and would like to join the jazz exam class or your Prep student would like to enrol in Prep Dance, please email performingarts@glps.qld.edu.au 

Please note that all other examination classes and troupes are FULL!  


PRE-PREP Dance 

Performing Arts @ GLPS is pleased to announce that we have availability for children from 3-5 years of age who are not yet enrolled in school, to join our Pre-Prep Acro Class on a Tuesday morning from 8:30 – 9:15am with Miss Bec. These classes are open to children in the broader community (you do not need to be a Grace Family).  To enrol in this class, please email performingarts@glps.qld.edu.au 


Grade 2 and 3 Immersion News

Congratulations to all of our Grade 2 and 3 students on a great start to their Instrumental Immersion Programs.  All students in Grade 2 and 3 at learn an instrument, ensuring they are building a bigger better brain, collaborating with their peers, engaging in making music and experiencing a whole new world (Aladdin pun intended!). 

 Grade 2 students are required to practice 5-10 minutes per day and are encouraged to use the videos posted on SeeSaw to facilitate their practice. Please think of these videos as our teachers guiding your child’s practice and helping parents follow along what detailed work we are looking for.  

Grade 3 students are required to practice 10 minutes per day and in Term 1 are focussing on putting their instruments together, getting out a basic sound and will start on simple exercises from their method books.  In Term 2, we will start joining up to create our two Grade 3 Ensembles; String Ensemble and Concert Band. 

Happy practicing and don’t forget to bring your instruments and music every MONDAY for your lessons with our tutors!


Kyren Luostarinen
Director of Performing Arts
Performing Arts email
Performing Arts website
Performing Arts Facebook

Sport News

SPORTS NEWS ________________________________________________________________________________ Volley Ball Club “We have a SUPER enthusiastic group of senior volleyballers here at Grace Primary. They are so keen to practice …

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SPORTS NEWS
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Volley Ball Club

“We have a SUPER enthusiastic group of senior volleyballers here at Grace Primary. They are so keen to practice and refine their skills that they now are training twice a week! Mrs Marks has just registered the team for a school comp later in the year! The team are soo excited. The team was first formed in 2021 and has grown exceptionally in size and skills over the past year. We are always looking for more senior students (both boys and girls) who are interested in joining. Please come along next Tuesday or Thursday first break if you would like to try out volleyball. Exciting things ahead for our volleyballers!

Mrs Marks”

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RUNNING CLUB

Running Club is back in 2022!
Be advised that Running Club will recommence on 7:30am Wednesdays and Fridays for students in Years 3-6 from Week 2 of this Term. Please see your parent lounge for more information (under links).  The track is around 1.5-3km. Students will wear their sports uniform and bring a full water bottle.  Any questions please contact Solomon.
If you have not filled out a permission form, press on the link below:

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NISSA 2022

Friday afternoon training has gotten onto a terrific start! Students have been engaging in either basketball, Tee-ball or Touch football. Engagement is high and skill development is clearly evident as each session goes by. Our first Gala Day is scheduled for Friday the 25th of March.

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DISTRICT

TRIALS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

If your child is 10-12 years of age in 2022 and is interested in trialing for a district team in one of the below sports, can you please complete the online form below to indicate your child’s interest. Once you have expressed your child’s interest I will be able to follow them up and provide you with the necessary paperwork so they can attend the trial.
Please note, this is not mandatory. Redcliffe District School Sport Trails are for students who have a keen personal interest and aptitude for that particular sport. Redcliffe District School Sport requests that only students who have a playing history or keen interest in a sport are to be sent to the trials.

2022 District Sports Trials:

Trial Week 1  was on 14th-18th Feb
• Girls Basketball (17th Feb)
• Boys Basketball (15th Feb)
• Girls AFL (16th Feb)
• Boys AFL (16th Feb)

Trial Week 2 – TBC
• 10/11 Years Netball
• Girls & Boys Touch Football
• 12 Years Netball
• 10/11 Years Rugby League
• 12 Years Rugby League
• Girls & Boys Hockey
• Boys & Girls Soccer

Trial Week 3 – TBC
• Boys Softball
• Girls Rugby League
• Girls & Boys Tennis
• Boys Rugby Union

Trial Week 4 – TBC
• Girls & Boys Cricket
• Girls and boys Softball
Thank for your support of the sports program at Grace Lutheran Primary in 2022 and into the future.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
https://forms.office.com/r/VzwF8benHm 


Year 2 & 3 Swimming lesson resumes

This term students will be engaging in swimming lessons at the Grace College Swimming Pool (Rothwell).

These lessons commence 11th March and go through until the end of Term 1, on a Friday. In order for your child to participate, please head to Parent Lounge (links)  to fill in the permission form and to see essential packing list.

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NETBALL

This year we are looking at launching GLPS Netball Club.

Parents, please refer to Parent Lounge for further information.
NB. We are hoping to start other netball opportunities for P-4 later in the year.


FOCUS TENNIS ACADEMY
at the Redcliffe Tennis centre

Focus Tennis Academy will be running a number of tennis clinics for children of all ages and development levels over the end of year school holiday period. Registration is now open, make sure to book your children in as places are sure to fill up fast!!!

To book in for any of our clinics please call 3284 2349 or email info@focustennisacademy.com.au


CHESS CLUB (online)

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


Local Community post

Please see flyer for details on how to contact them

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Futbol X

ATTENTION ALL YOUNG FOOTBALLERS!

Introducing Futbol X Academy to our Grace Community!

Leo and his experienced staff are offering a 6 week after-school group session program for students 6-12yrs old on Dalton Oval. The program consists of many activities for students to improve their soccer skills. From injury prevention, to improving technical skills and their general awareness of the game. These programs will be running throughout the year. See below for more information, including a link & QR Code to sign up (price adjusted depending on how many weeks attended).

bookeo.com/futbolxacademy

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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.”