Usually Mrs Moala does the Principal’s page for Ripples. Today as there are two governance announcements, our guest author is Mr Garth Hunt, Chairman of the School Council.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Greetings and blessings to each member of our Grace Lutheran Primary School community.  On behalf of the School Council, I would like to share two important announcements with you.

Mrs Moala to continue as Principal.

Council is very pleased to announce that Mrs Moala has accepted our invitation to continue to lead Grace Lutheran Primary School into the future.

Earlier this year many members of our community contributed to the appraisal process of our Principal, Mrs Moala. This process is good practice and helps to identify areas where the community recognises strengths in leading the school, and opportunities for ongoing growth and development.

I particularly thank parents for taking the time to complete this for us. The number of parent responses was very high, and the qualitative responses provided valuable insight for us.

The Non-State Schools Accreditation Board have advised the District Church Board that our accreditation will continue for a further five years.

The final part of this cyclical accreditation process was the school’s presentation to a panel consisting of an independent educator, the Executive Director of LEQ, two school parents, senior members of the school leadership team and myself. I learned much from the practical examples of school quality that were presented and even more from the two parents who spoke openly about their experiences as parents of the school and the educational experiences of their children.

The independent educator (who acts an evaluator in the process) said in an email: I really enjoyed being a part of this process and witnessing the fantastic achievements of your school. There certainly are great things happening at Grace.

Thank you to all members of the school community for your continuing contribution to the quality of education at Grace.

Garth Hunt – Council Chair

 

Celebrating 50 Years – Gala Dinner

Book Your Tickets Online Today Our 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Saturday 23 October at Dolphins Leagues Club VIP stadium venue is going to be …

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Celebrating 50 Years – Gala Dinner

Book Your Tickets Online Today

Our 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Saturday 23 October at Dolphins Leagues Club VIP stadium venue is going to be magical celebration of the old and the new @ Grace and a night to remember – one not to be missed! We would love to celebrate 50 years of Grace Primary with our Grace families & staff, past and present.

Tickets are $120 each or Table of 10 @ $1200. If you wish to buy one or two tickets, simply identify your group seating preference and we will place you together where we can. Ticket price includes: 3-course meal and drinks and entertainment.

To purchase tickets please go to our school’s shop on the website

Ticket sales close 14 October 2021

For any questions about our school events please email events@glps.qld.edu.au

Karen Misso & Jessika Cameron
Marketing and Events

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.

 

 

 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Term 3 Parent Teacher Conferences Parents and teachers will soon be coming together for Term 3 Parent Teacher Conferences. Conference dates are Tuesday 14 September …

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Term 3 Parent Teacher Conferences

Parents and teachers will soon be coming together for Term 3 Parent Teacher Conferences. Conference dates are Tuesday 14 September (between 3:30 – 7:00pm) and Wednesday 15 September (between 3:30 – 7:00pm).

All families are encouraged to make an appointment with their child’s class teacher. Appointments for conferences need to be made online via Parent Lounge in Whole School Communication. More information about Parent Teacher Conferences can be found in a letter to families that has been uploaded to Parent Lounge and Seesaw.

When attending conferences, parents are asked to:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Socially distance yourself with 1.5m with people that are not part of your household
  • Stay at home if you or a family member is unwell (call Reception if you are not able to make your appointment time, and the class teacher will contact you to arrange a new meeting time for when you are feeling better)
  • Apply hand sanitizer – sanitizer stations will be dotted around the school

Jasmine Deighton
Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning

 

Other News and Reminders

Bus Zone Moreton Regional Council has been in touch and has asked to send a reminder that there is no parking or stopping to drop …

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Other News and Reminders

Bus Zone

Moreton Regional Council has been in touch and has asked to send a reminder that there is no parking or stopping to drop your children off  at the front of the school in the bus zone. Please use the two minute Drop ‘n’ Go zone beyond the bus zone. No cars are permitted to stop, even briefly, in the bus zone, and fines can be issued for offending drivers. We would appreciate your assistance with this.


Friday 3 September is a normal school day for Grace Primary

Some schools in the area including Grace Lutheran College are having Friday as a Student Free. For Grace Primary, 3 September will be a normal school day for our students. Grace Lutheran College buses will be running as normal.


Prep Vision Screening –  Thursday 21 October

The deadline to submit your consent form for the Prep Vision Screening has been extended to Friday 17 September.  This is a free service run by QLD health. Please use the link placed on SeeSaw and Parent Lounge.


Donations for Loose Parts Play

Grace students enjoy playing with the Loose Parts Play, making and creating with the various safe household items parents have donated.

 

 

 

 

 

We are seeking donations from the below list:

  • baking tins, cake tins, metal bowls, hard plastic bowls, cups, plates, trays, jugs, wooden bowls, spoons, varied plastic utensils (eg ladel, egg flip, scrapers)
  • small watering cans
  • various rope pieces (all sorts are needed) with varied thicknesses and lengths from 1- 3 metres
  • stretchy lengths of fabric, cottons and soft fabric 1- 4 metre lengths.
  • clean tarpaulins,
  • flexible tubing or piping,
  • splinter free wooden offcuts, safe edged tree stump segments, safe branch sections,
  • plastic barrels,
  • cable reels, and
  • plastic milk cube crates.

Any donations of the above items can be brought to Reception for the Loose Part Play staff team to check.

Also we are looking for volunteers to take home the material the students use in Loose Parts Play to wash each week.  If this is something you can help with, please email Mrs Stock (kathystock@glps.qld.edu.au

Thank you


Character Dress Up Day – What a magical Day!


BAYSIDE COMMUNITY CARE – Food Hampers

Our focus for Chapel offering this term is the Bayside Community Care. BCC is run by Grace Lutheran Church volunteers who make up hampers for families needing support in the Redcliffe area.

From Monday 23 August – Thursday 9 September (Weeks 7-9), each class will be given a basket to fill with specific hamper items.

PLEASE ONLY bring in the follow food items to fill the classroom baskets. It is really helpful if the items have been newly purchased to ensure that the ‘use by date’ does not expire within a short time.

The HAMPER ITEMS are:

Students can also donate a gold coin so that perishable items (bread, margarine and butter) can be purchased to ensure that the hampers are complete and ready with fresh items.

Your help to support this valuable and needs service is greatly appreciated.


 

 

Father’s Day Raffle and Father’s Day Stall

Fathers’ Day Raffle @ Grace Primary Don’t miss out!  There are great prizes to be won. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.  Prizes …

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Father’s Day Raffle and Father’s Day Stall

Fathers’ Day Raffle @ Grace Primary

Don’t miss out!  There are great prizes to be won.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.  Prizes will be drawn 10am Friday 3 September.
Tickets can be purchased  via our school’s online shop

All funds raised go towards our school pool project.

 

Purchase your Raffle tickets here.


Father’s Day Stall – Thursday 3 & 4 September Friday

Dates for your Diary

Dates  for your Diary  Thursday 2 September – Father’s Day Stall (students only) Friday 3 September – NORMAL SCHOOL DAY, Father’s Day Stall (students only), …

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Dates for your Diary

Dates  for your Diary 

Thursday 2 September – Father’s Day Stall (students only)
Friday 3 September – NORMAL SCHOOL DAY, Father’s Day Stall (students only), Year 1 camp
6-8 Sept – Year 5 Camp
8-10 Sept – Year 3 Camp

Upcoming

Term 3 Parent Teacher Conferences –  Tuesday 14  & Wednesday 15 September September 3:30 – 7:00pm.  Book via Parent Lounge
Subway Meal Deal – Friday 17 September. Order by 10 September
Last Day of Term 3 – 17 September

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.