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

 

 

Sport at Grace Lutheran Primary School

Some of my favourite days at Grace are the NISSA round robin days and the sport carnivals organized so spectacularly by Mr Mace.  I love them because I see so many of our students come to school with sheer joy on their faces at the prospect of having a full day of sporting activities.  I talk to staff prior to any ‘sport’ day about how for some students this is their day to excel and just enjoy a day of pushing themselves physically to the limits of what their bodies can achieve. For some of these students, every day of academia is difficult and challenging so for them to shine at an activity at school is a joy to see.

Contrary to what some people think, school sport is actually mostly about learning, not winning.  Not that we don’t encourage children to try to win, but the winning in not the main goal.  It is trying to win that is the main goal, but there are many others as well, such as:

  • Learning to win graciously
  • Accepting loss with dignity
  • Learning to be competitive without hating
  • Learning to respect an umpire’s decision
  • Learning to accept a team-mate’s mistakes, and your own mistakes as well

This year, Miss Alisha Tobler and Mr Solomon Mace supported by Mel Whiddett commenced two Saturday netball teams.  I went along recently to see one of the teams compete and was truly impressed by the tenacity of the girls playing and their skillfulness due to the excellent coaching they were receiving.  Miss Tobler, whose passion for netball is exciting to witness, told me that one of the girls in the team told her that she always talks her mother into her having NISSA days off but this year she can’t wait to be part of the netball team because she loves playing so much.  Two things sprung to my mind when I heard this story, the first being that a child had not played NISSA sport in 2 years which I thought was very sad but also, without Miss Tobler’s influence she would not have begun a possibly life long enjoyment of a sport outside of school.

Talking to families I am always impressed at the commitment of parents to school sport and also out of school sport. Some families due to siblings in different age levels are at training every night of the week and spend all day and sometimes part of Sundays too competing and enjoying sport. Thank you to the parents for your commitment because you are developing life long attitudes and joy which can only come from playing in team sport.

 


CALENDAR UPDATES

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

 


Trudy Moala
Principal

 

 

On Friday, 10 and Saturday 11 June our musical Aladdin Junior was performed at the Redcliffe Arts Centre.  At three sell out performances, all our students dazzled and entertained the audience with their talent and sheer persistence.

Musicals don’t just happen. They take hours of behind the scenes coordination and organization.  Much of the paperwork and planning is done on the ‘off musical years’ but the costume and set making, auditioning and rehearsing of students and the logistic planning is done in the six months leading up to the musical.  At Grace, this is done with much team work and humour with all teachers and other staff spending time helping out.

This year at the musical, I announced to the audiences that due to the success of our Performing Arts Co-curricular program, I nominated it in the Australian Excellence Awards.  I am pleased to announce to our entire school community that it has become a silver medal award winner and finalist in these awards.  The winners will be announced on 12 August so I will let you know how it goes there.

I would like to thank so many staff and parents who have helped out for our musical this year.  I don’t want to mention them by name because I am sure I will leave someone out.  At the end of the day, to watch our students perform at such a high level and to have so much fun doing so is a credit to a team of people who are willing to go the extra mile for the students in our care.  Well done to everyone involved.


LEARNING EXPO & MARKET FAIR

The last two mornings, the students had fun showing off their learning from this term. Tuesday the students visited the year 6 student’s businesses. Today, families visited all grades.

Thank you to all the families who could make it. Here is a few photos for those who were unable to visit.

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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

 

 

A well-balanced education

At Grace Lutheran Primary School, we work very hard to provide a well-balanced education for the students.  This month, we have been excited to see the Cross Country and Athletics carnivals at District and NISSA levels and our new netball teams and volleyball team have competed strongly in competitions outside of our school community.  Learning a language, Japanese is important and I love seeing the students at STEM tinkering with projects and working out problems as they collaborate together to create all sorts of interesting items.  Our Performing Arts program provides a rich diversity of opportunities for our students and of course its highlight is the biennial musical which will be enjoyed on 10 and 11 June this year.

The specialist subjects are designed to be diverse and complimentary to the learning done in the classroom – Numeracy, Literacy, Christian Education and Integrated studies.  At Grace there is something to peak an interest for every student and some are surprised by their engagement in a subject that possibly hasn’t interested them in the past.

This term, we have been particularly hard hit by illness amongst our staff and student body but I do want to thank our specialist staff who stepped in to support classroom teachers who were absent due to illness.  The relief staff also have been difficult to obtain as there is staff shortages in teaching something I am sure many parents will understand due to staff shortages in their workplaces too. Sometimes, the specialist staff were given just a few minutes’ notice that their day was completely upheaved. The balance these specialist staff give to the classroom teachers’ work is important and so we have kept note of any lessons missed to catch them up in the coming weeks as the staff illness begins to settle and we can return to normal.

Year Seven enrolment at Grace Lutheran College

Parents are reminded that if they are intending to enrol at Grace Lutheran College in Year 7, it is not an automatic enrolment.  Our schools are administered separately so you need to fill in an application form for your child to secure a place.  Students at Grace Lutheran Primary School have priority over other students but if the College does not know about your child and the cohort fills, you will miss out on a place.  We received the following message from the College this week and include it in Ripples for your attention

Year 7 places for 2023 at Grace Lutheran College are filling up fast! For those parents/guardians wishing to secure a Year 7 enrolment at the College in 2023, it is extremely important that you lodge your enrolment application by no later than Friday, 10 June 2022. To enrol, go to glc.qld.edu.au and click the “Enrol Now” button, or for further enrolment enquiries you can contact the College on 3203 0066 (Rothwell Campus) or 5495 2444 (Caboolture Campus). SECURE YOUR PLACE AT GRACE!


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

 

 

 National Lutheran Principals’ conference

“Last week I attended the National Lutheran Principals’ conference in Adelaide. South Australia.  For those South Australians amongst us, it was actually held at Hahndorf with a session at Tanunda.  What a beautiful, historic part of the world.  We learnt about the first Lutherans who came to South Australia in the 1800s and settled in the Adelaide hills to farm.  What was the first thing they did?  They built a school for the children.

This comes back to Martin Luther’s teaching of over 500 years ago where the education of both boys and girls was seen as an imperative in their faith development.  Luther believed that all children should be taught how to read and that the Bible should be accessible to them and in their language.  The Lutheran heart beats deeply in the Adelaide hills.  As we drove back to the airport on the last day of the conference the stories of the women who used to walk into the Adelaide markets to sell the produce their husbands had farmed resonated as it is steep and certainly not easy land to navigate. 

It was a true blessing to hear a plenary talk by retired Principal from Grace Lutheran College, Mrs Ruth Butler who talked about how important our Lutheran imperatives are in our schools.  She acknowledged Grace Lutheran Primary School and its new Early Learning Centre as the newest centre in the Lutheran system of schools – such excitement!

Of course we had other lectures about contemporary education and staff well-being and these were important but the true blessing was sitting in St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hahndorf or St Michael’s church in Tanunda and hearing about those first, dedicated Lutherans who brought God’s word to their community and valued education so highly.”

Trudy Moala 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

 

 


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

 

 

TERM 2

Welcome to the second term of 2022!  I do hope everyone had a restful and refreshing Easter Break. We have three new families joining us this term and we welcome their children in Years 3 and 6.


STAFFING NEWS

Over the holidays, Mrs Karen Misso resigned from her position at Grace Primary.  Karen has headed up the marketing staff at our school for the past ten years and I know she has made many friends amongst our parent body during her time here. Karen is making a career move by accepting a management position in a law firm and we wish her every happiness in this new pursuit.  As a staff we will farewell Karen on Wednesday, 27 April and if you have any messages you would like sent through to Karen, please send them to my email or drop them in at the office and I will make sure she receives them.

 

 

 

Also over the holidays, Mrs Sue Coghlan resigned to take up a full time teaching position.  Sue has been with us for twenty years and apart from being a classroom teacher she also worked in the Physical Education / Sport section of the school.  We wish her well in her future.

 

 

 

 

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.


PARENT REP PROGRAM

I have made the decision to revamp the Parent Rep program in the following way hoping that this will make the communication easier and very available for all parents in the various year levels.

  • The marketing team will approach 1 – 3 parents per year level to coordinate the Parent Rep program.
  • The role of the Parent Reps will be to be an administrator on the Year level Facebook page and to be available for contact for parents of the school, especially new parents to feel welcome and part of a friendly school community.
  • Social outings such as ‘Mums night out’ or ‘Dad’s coffee meets’ or student get togethers such as play dates in the park are also encouraged. Please don’t limit your imagination for these outings!
  • The School will also be an administrator on these pages.
  • The Year Level Facebook pages names will be standardized e.g. GLPS Prep 2022; GLPS Year One 2022 etc and obviously will be changed each year. This will help me to guide new families to the Facebook Pages when they enroll each year.
  • Only parents who have students enrolled in the Year Level will be allowed access on the Year level pages and if a family leaves the school, the parent will be removed from the group.
  • On the Year Level Facebook page, all communications will be posted e.g. the weekly help to be organized message, school events and activities and any social events for the year level. This will alleviate the text messages which were sent out each week which caused a large amount of administration for parent representatives.
  • All buy, sell and swap notices for second hand uniform selling and purchasing should be directed to the GLPS Buy Sell and Swap Facebook page and not be listed on the Year Level pages.

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

A new school year!

A welcome to all families as we start a new year together at Grace Primary. As I mentioned in my welcome video loaded to See-Saw, there are 21 new students from years 1 – 6 and 72 new Preps in our school this year. We warmly welcome all new families to our school many of whom are from interstate and overseas having decided that the Redcliffe Peninsula is the most beautiful and family friendly place to live in Australia. We have now capped enrolments in Years 4 and 5 for 2 years as they move through the school because we are looking into providing new learning spaces to be able to expand back to 3 classes in each year level soon. Families who have been here for a while will know we have expanded our license numbers for GOSHC to 150 students per session due to demand which has meant they took over 3 classrooms to accommodate the large numbers of students attending this fantastic service before and after school and also at Vacation Care time.

Since our students returned, I have visited each classroom each day and even though we had a disrupted start to the year, I have been really impressed with how settled and engaged our students are already. I think they were ready to come back to school! At Grace, one of the things we talk about with staff regularly is that we expect our students to step up and achieve in their own right so although teachers do a lot of preparation and support, we do expect students to ‘have a go’ and work out their school world without too much interference from staff. Daily, students will show us growth under this model of teacher instruction and from our Prep students to our Year 6 leaders, we see students demonstrating how competent they are as they work with their academic and social activities.

This year we do have some changed supervision areas for before school. Students (except for early bus students or students enrolled in a Performing Arts activity or GOSHC) should not be on campus unattended prior to 8:00a.m. From this time, students can put their bag by the toilet area and the Years Prep – 3 can play in the Junior oval and Years 4 – 6 can go to the Dalton Oval for fun games. We appreciate any families who can delay arriving at school prior to 8:15a.m. when students can go straight to class as this helps with the large numbers of students arriving early at school. Teachers are in a morning briefing and devotions at 8:00a.m. and begin supervision in classrooms at 8:15a.m. Only some staff are on duty to watch the early students so your support in coming after 8:15a.m. is appreciated.

 


Child Protection Policy

Parents are reminded that Child Safety is very important in our community and Grace Primary has a policy which I will remind you about from time to time. It is located on our website. If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child in our community, please do not hesitate to talk with me or Kathy Stock about your concerns.

If you would like to read the policy a link is supplied here for your convenience.
Child protection policy.

 


Looking forward to a wonderful year!

Trudy Moala
Principal

 

 

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.” 

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.

SPORTS NEWS

JUNIOR Athletics Carnival was on Friday 17th July

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TEAM SPIRIT DAY

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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.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.” 


Purchasing on our website, under shop. 
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DROP OFF & PICK UP – Along Maine road there is a loading zone (in front of the bus zone). We have been notified the council is changing these signs to kiss and go only. Previously this was only a loading zone for mornings only.
Please remember not to park in the loading zone.
Just a reminder that if GLPS families need to park their cars, we have parking available at Dalton Oval car park and if this is full there is parking at Grace Church, across the road. There is also parking along Maine road (adjacent to the oval). And another 2 carparks off Bell street.
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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.

SPORTS NEWS

JUNIOR Athletics Carnival is on Friday 17th July (Date Claimer)

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Wednesday 13 July 2022.
Team Spirit Day is an annual fundraiser where students enjoy wearing their favourite team outfit (soccer, NRL jersey etc, tennis etc).
Please bring a gold coin.
Students must have sports shoes and a hat as well as clothing that complies with the school uniform policy.
Head to our website to opt in for Team Spirit Day meal deal. This year is a yummy CUPCAKE & POPPER deal $5. Money raised will go towards our Pool Project.
Cupcakes made to order. Gluten free available. Orders will close soon, so be quick!!

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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.” 

Grace Outside School Hours Care

“I am sharing the Vacation Care Program for the June/July School Holidays with you. Bookings can be made via your Xplor Home App or by the attached booking form, and there will be printed copies are available at GOSHC.

Please note that the Tuck Shop will be open during Week 3 of the school holidays for parents wishing to order children’s lunch. Bookings are requested to be submitted no later than 16 March to make necessary preparations.

Should you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.”

Mary Irwin

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Grace Outside School Hours Care

Vacation Care Program – 23rd June 2022– 8th July 2022

Phone: 3283 0033  Email: goshc@glps.qld.edu.au   Opening Hours: 7:00 am to 6:00

 

Welcome to Grace Lutheran Outside School Hours Care. We look forward to caring for your child during school holidays and providing an environment where they can learn, relax and play. Our Service provides a caring, safe and secure environment for children and families from Grace Lutheran Primary School as well as the local community. Our Service aims to foster creativity and support co-operative learning through activities that are both fun and challenging. Our program is tailored to ensure all children’s interests and abilities are considered through a variety of recreational leisure activities. The ethos of our Vacation Care service supports and embraces the Christian values of Grace Lutheran Primary School. Our highly qualified staff members are experienced educators who will support your child’s interests and individual needs. All staff are qualified in accordance with the guidelines set in the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011 and National Regulations.

Our Service operates according to the following children to staff ratios:

At the Service: 15 children to 1 Educator

Excursions: 10 children to 1 Educator

Fees and Charges

The cost of our Vacation Care service is as follows (before CCS applied):

$75 in-service day
$90 incursion day
$105 excursion day

We will issue statements each week via email, and accounts must be paid one week in advance.

  • Any cancellations made without 24 hours’ notice will incur the full cost of the day.

Hours of Operation Our Vacation Care Service operates from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm during school holidays and pupil free days. The Service will be closed on public holidays and for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.

Excursions

Excursions are considered an integral part of our Service, and we aim to provide a broad range of learning experiences for all children who attend. All excursion details will be outlined in the program, and a signed consent form is required to be completed for each child on the day of the excursion. The Risk Management Plan is also available for families to peruse prior to the excursion. On excursion days it is recommended that children arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time so they can be briefed on the details. For excursions, children are asked to bring a small backpack to store their food and any other personal items. All children who are enrolled for an excursion must attend the excursion on the day, as no staff members will remain at the school.

Transport

Unless otherwise advised in the program, our Service utilises the Grace Lutheran College buses to transfer children to and from excursion locations. All vehicles used in the transportation of children comply with the appropriate legislation, regulations and Transport Operations.

Clothing

During Vacation Care, we ask that children wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for the scheduled activities. If any unique clothing is required for certain activities, it will be noted on the program. The following guidelines should be adhered to:

  • Sun smart clothing (no sleeveless shirts).
  • Wide brim hats for outdoor activities.
  • Appropriate footwear (closed in shoes).
  • Change of clothes, depending on the activity.

 Food

Our Service does not provide food for your child. Children are required to bring their morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day. Children should also bring their water bottle. On some occasions, children may be provided with lunch, depending on the scheduled activity. Families will be notified of these days on the program.

Food Allergies

We currently have children enrolled who are allergic to nuts, pineapple, fish and shellfish. Our Service operates under a strict nut-free policy. Please ensure that you read all food labels when packing your child’s meals as peanut butter, Nutella and some muesli bars are not permitted.

Personal Effects

We understand that from time to time, children will bring personal items from home to play with during their time at our Service. We allow children to bring iPads and other electronic devices; however, please ensure a staff member is made aware so their use can be monitored. Families will also need to complete a Technology Agreement with their child for the use of electronics. Children are not permitted to have mobile phones at Vacation Care. If parents need to contact their child, they are encouraged to call the Service office or mobile number. No bikes or scooters are to be bought to the Service unless otherwise specified on the program. Please ensure all personal items are clearly labelled. Whilst every care is exercised, the Service assumes no responsibility for damage or loss to any item belonging to any person.

Tuckshop will be available in Week 3 of vacation care for order through Flexischools.

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SPORTS NEWS

JUNIOR Athletics Carnival is on Friday 17th July (Date Claimer)

SENIOR Athletics Carnival – Last Friday our 9-12 year old students participated in the GLPS Senior Athletics Carnival down at Langdon Park. Students engaged with a range of track and field events in what was a terrific day out. Special thanks to any parents that helped out on the day.

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DATE CLAIMER – Wednesday 13 July 2022.
***More information to come
Team Spirit Day is an annual fundraiser where students enjoy wearing their favourite team outfit (soccer, NRL jersey etc, tennis etc) and bring a gold coin.
Please keep in mind students must have sports shoes and a hat as well as clothing that complies with the school uniform policy.

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Excellence in Sporting news

Chase and Seb were selected to represent the Redcliffe District’s Under 12 Boys Softball team. Mrs Marks was the coach of the team and the team played in the Districts competition on June 1st & 2nd. The team finished top of the ladder and were undefeated the entire competition! They smashed it out of the park with a convincing 13-2 win in the Grand Final!!!

Chase was selected based off his performance to progress to the next level of competition for the Regionals Representative Competition in August. Outstanding effort Chase.

Well done Seb & Chase!

You did Grace Primary proud!

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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.” 

Aladdin – Sponsorship & castings

PERFORMANCES

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Redcliffe Entertainment Centre’s website

“Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy Award winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!”

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Thank you very much to Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse for your donation of sweets and vouchers for the audience!

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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 to Caporn Piling, Raitt International Freight, Skate Connect and Strong Movers, 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.

 

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Aladdin Casting! 

Looking for work?

Keep an eye out on the Smart jobs website for an upcoming casual role for a crossing guard. Please note, this will be hired through government (and not via the school).

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DROP OFF & PICK UP – Along Maine road there is a loading zone (in front of the bus zone). We have been notified the council is changing these signs to kiss and go only. Previously this was only a loading zone for mornings only.
Please remember not to park in the loading zone.
Just a reminder that if GLPS families need to park their cars, we have parking available at Dalton Oval car park and if this is full there is parking at Grace Church, across the road. There is also parking along Maine road (adjacent to the oval). And another 2 carparks off Bell street.
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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.

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.

Aladdin – Sponsorship & castings

PERFORMANCES

???? 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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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, Raitt International Freight, SKate Connect and Strong Movers, 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 11th 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! 

SPORTS NEWS

SENIOR Athletics Carnival @ Langdon Park in Margate (Weather permitting).

JUNIOR Athletics Carnival is on Friday 3rd June (Date Claimer)

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GLPS Foundation Netball Teams:

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 their head coach Miss Tobler & also 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!
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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.” 

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;
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???? Saturday 11 June 2pm
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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! 

Aladdin – Sponsorship & castings

TICKETS

Musical tickets will be available from Wednesday 4 May from 9am! Ticket sales for our previous musicals have sold out very quickly….so schedule buying tickets into your calendar so you don’t miss out!

We will be performing Disney’s Aladdin Jnr musical at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre with three performances:
???? Friday 10 June 6pm
???? Saturday 11 June 2pm
???? Saturday 11 June 6pm

Tickets will be available for purchase from Redcliffe Entertainment Centre’s website
(tickets are not sold through the school).

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VOLUNTEERING

Are you known for your fab burger flipping skills? Regardless of skill level, are you the type of person that’s happy to give something a go? Are you happy to give a bit of time to help others?
We are looking for volunteers to help with our BBQ lunch for our upcoming Saturday musical rehearsals. If you are able to help out from 10am – 2pm (or part of this time) on Saturday 14th, 21st or 28th of May, please email reception@glps.qld.edu.au.
We have 175 little people and many staff/volunteers that are working hard during rehearsals and our BBQ lunches fill them up for sustained energy. If you’re willing and able, we would love to hear from you. Putting on a musical is so much more than students shining on a stage….it’s about community coming together for a common goal


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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 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! 

Grace College Bus

For students who catch the bus to and from school, did you know you can now buy 10 bus-pass online, from our website

The GLC Bus Tickets can now be purchased in our online shops on our website.  This is for a 10 pass only.  The tickets can be found under the Shop Menu – Other Category. The 10 pass is $23.50

The college run a range of buses, including a bus that runs from Grace Primary to the College at Rothwell. To see a range of bus timetables and to register your child for a bus, please head to the Grace College website 

 

 

Aladdin – Sponsorship & castings

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 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.

 

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

Thank you Proseat Auto Aircraft Marine Interior Centre for being our Genie sponsor.

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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

 

 

Grace College Bus

For students who catch the bus to and from school, did you know you can now buy 10 bus-pass online, from our website

The GLC Bus Tickets can now be purchased in our online shops on our website.  This is for a 10 pass only.  The tickets can be found under the Shop Menu – Other Category. The 10 pass is $23.50

The college run a range of buses, including a bus that runs from Grace Primary to the College at Rothwell. To see a range of bus timetables and to register your child for a bus, please head to the Grace College website 

 

 

Holiday fun and activities

REDCLIFFE SHOW

Keep your eyes open for our display at the Redcliffe Show Society this weekend! Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June!
They also have rides, free exhibits, local talent, sideshow alley, plenty of food options, show bags and all your usual show favourites!

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RECEPTION

Reception will be closed these holidays, opening only Friday 24th June for a few hours. Reception will reopen for term 3, Monday 11th July.

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GRACE OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE

Need vacation care these holidays? Booking have filled quickly at Grace Outside School Hours Care
Phone: 3283 0033 Email: goshc@glps.qld.edu.au Opening Hours: 7:00 am to 6:00
Last day of Term 2 is 22 June 2022.
To find our GLPS term dates, head to our website. Located under “term dates” tab. https://graceprimary.qld.edu.au/

 

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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

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

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FLU VACCINES

If you or your family are looking for Flu vaccine stock, Priceline Pharmacy Kippa-Ring wanted to share they have FREE flu vaccines (until June 30th 2022). Vaccines are administered by their pharmacists.
Walk-ins accepted with little-to-no wait times, no appointment needed. They vaccinate everyone between 5-65 years of age.
Please chat with your GP to see what is suitable for you and your family (we have no affiliation).

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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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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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Community sports, activities & events

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

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St Benedicts College and Mousetrap “Bluebell” the musical

Mousetrap theatre, 1 Lamington Drive Redcliffe

Tuesday June 28 – Saturday July 2
Tues – Fri Shows @ 11am
Friday evening @ 7pm
Saturday shows 4pm & 7pm

To book: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/891814

About the show: Bluebell has been gifted her magic wand from the Elf Queen. She is excited that she is now responsible to use the wand to help her friends in the Australian bush if they find themselves in difficult situations. As soon as Axel, the fox, hears of the wand, he sets about a plan to steal it. Written and directed by Paula-Mary Camilleri, Bluebell – The Musical is a vibrant fun show with catchy music and larger than life characters, specifically designed to keep young audiences entertained.
Tickets are $10
Groups of 10 or more $8 each

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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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Community sports, activities & events

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

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St Benedicts College and Mousetrap “Bluebell” the musical

Mousetrap theatre, 1 Lamington Drive Redcliffe

Tuesday June 28 – Saturday July 2
Tues – Fri Shows @ 11am
Friday evening @ 7pm
Saturday shows 4pm & 7pm

To book: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/891814

About the show: Bluebell has been gifted her magic wand from the Elf Queen. She is excited that she is now responsible to use the wand to help her friends in the Australian bush if they find themselves in difficult situations. As soon as Axel, the fox, hears of the wand, he sets about a plan to steal it. Written and directed by Paula-Mary Camilleri, Bluebell – The Musical is a vibrant fun show with catchy music and larger than life characters, specifically designed to keep young audiences entertained.
Tickets are $10
Groups of 10 or more $8 each

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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

________________________________________________________________________________

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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


__________________________________________________________________________________________

Redcliffe library

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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

________________________________________________________________________________

 

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

________________________________________________________________________________

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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


__________________________________________________________________________________________

Redcliffe library

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Events and community activities

MUMS’ NIGHT OUT

 

MUMS’ NIGHT OUT!

Always a great chance to mingle with our lovely Grace community. The raffle has three really great prizes of a Pandora necklace, a Swarovski watch (main prize) and a set of Swarovski earring!!

Ticket purchasing from our website (under shop)

 

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YEAR 4 CAMP

The year 4’s headed off to camp this morning. We look forward to their return and camp stories!

 

________________________________________________________________________________

SCHOOL PHOTOS

 

School photo day is Monday 9 May with photographers MSP.

PLACING ORDERS:
School photo envelopes went home last week.
Please order online at www.msp.com.au using your special code on the photo envelope.

MISPLACED ENVELOPES
If you have misplaced the envelope or have any questions, please contact the photography company (MSP) directly.
MSP PHONE NUMBER:
07 3865 4291

________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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


__________________________________________________________________________________________

Redcliffe library

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

What’s on in the community

Book Club

Welcome Peta Griffin to our Grace Primary Library!

Anyone still wanting to order Book Club must be in via LOOP by this Friday March 18th please.

The order will be finalised on Monday March 21st.

Thank you

Peta Griffin
(Grace Primary Librarian)
library@glps.qld.edu.au 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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


__________________________________________________________________________________________

Redcliffe library

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Focus Tennis Academy

Focus Tennis Academy will be running a number of tennis clinics for children of all ages and development levels over the holidays. 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

 

Deception Bay Dragons Soccer Club

Player registration now open for Juniors

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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

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


__________________________________________________________________________________________

Redcliffe library

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Focus Tennis Academy

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

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Deception Bay Dragons Soccer Club

Player registration now open for Juniors

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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

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


__________________________________________________________________________________________

Redcliffe library

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Focus Tennis Academy

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

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Deception Bay Dragons Soccer Club

Player registration now open for Juniors

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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

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

School tuckshop & treat days!

TEAM SPIRIT DAY MEAL DEAL

Wednesday 13th July
Head to our website to opt in for Team Spirit Day meal deal. This year is a yummy CUPCAKE & POPPER deal $5. Money raised will go towards our Pool Project.
Cupcakes made to order. Gluten free available. Orders will close soon, so be quick!!


TUCKSHOP

Tuckshop will be opening Monday to Friday.

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.

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

School tuckshop & treat days!

TUCKSHOP

Please note there has been a slight tuckshop price increase. 

Tuckshop will be opening Monday to Friday

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.

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

School tuckshop & treat days!

 

TUCKSHOP

Exciting news!! Tuckshop will be opening Monday to Friday.

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.

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

School tuckshop & treat days!

 

TUCKSHOP

Exciting news!! Tuckshop will be opening Monday to Friday.

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.

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

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

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

School tuckshop & treat days!

 

TUCKSHOP

Tuckshop is open Wednesday to Thursday. Ordering can be done online via flexischools.com.au or by downloading their app from their website.
tuckshop-menu-2022-1


SUBWAY DAY

Thursday 31st March. Order via the flexischools website or app. Orders must be in before 25th March.


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

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.
tuckshop-menu-2022-1


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

School tuckshop & treat days!

TUCKSHOP

Tuckshop is open Wednesday to Thursday. Ordering can be done online via flexischools.com.au or by downloading their app from their website.
tuckshop-menu-2022-1


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.

 


SHROVE TUESDAY

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Mrs Meek will be cooking up free (2) pancakes for students on 1st March 2022.
Pancakes will be free to celebrate the beginning of lent. There will be gluten free available. In the past we have welcomed volunteers, however due to covid restrictions Mrs Meek has offered to cook up a storm.

 

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 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 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.

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


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!

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

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 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.

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


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!

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.

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


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 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 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.


 

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.

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


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 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.

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


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 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.


 

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.


 

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

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!

 

“WEBSITE LINK HAS JUST GONE LIVE!!!????
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!”
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.

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


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 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/

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


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. 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/

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


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


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 are 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/

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


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

Celebrating 50 years of Grace – Friday 3 December

Let’s Celebrate

On the last day of school there is a special day planned for students in Prep to Year 5.  This day is a free dress and we ask for your child to donate a gold coin to help raise money for our sponsor child Charlene.  Each year level will be doing a performance and parents are welcome to attend their child’s concert.  Please see more information below.

It’s always fun coming to the last 2 weeks of school! So much rushing about making sure we have the best staff possible for the new year, that the students are well cared for right up until the end of year and also that our class list placements are done thoroughly to ensure the student happiness too. Please do not send anymore requests for class lists for 2022, as the lists have been done, mulled over and are now set so changes cannot be made. I will advise you of class lists in early January, 2022.

We have had a huge amount of inquiries for 2022 and between Years 1 and 6 there will be nearly 20 more students starting at our school. Of special interest is Year 4, 2022 where the numbers are so high that a decision has been made to split the classes into 3 classes in 2022 bringing our class sizes down to about 18 or 19 students per class.

The other huge growth area for 2022 is GOSHC. With almost 100 students a day attending over the holidays (which is our limit for current staffing), it is an exciting place to be. An initiative brought in by the staff to split the younger students from the upper primary students has certainly been a popular move and all students are enjoying their new programs which are more reflective of their age range. I am most grateful to Mary and the GOSHC staff for their hard work which I know benefits so many families in our school.

The new Early Learning Centre is still moving ahead and building supply dependent we hope to open it by the end of Term 1, 2022. Of course this will be dependent on all building supplies being available and also that fine weather will help the building program.

In this our final Ripples I would like extend Christmas blessings to our whole Grace community. May the birth of our Saviour, Jesus be part of your celebrations this year. (John 3:16).

Trudy Moala
principal@glps.qld.edu.au

At Grace, we do tours of our school every day for prospective students and their families. Our enrolments for 2022 are very strong, in fact we have waiting lists for some year levels which is exciting because we love welcoming new students to our community. I have done many zoom interviews recently with interstate and international people moving into the Redcliffe area and I look forward to meeting these families when they arrive.

One thing I do mention to families though when they look at what our students are achieving at all year levels that we cannot compare what students do at the beginning of a school year to that which they can do at this time of year. Annually, students amaze me with their growth academically and socially and when comparing work levels and standards from February to now, the progression is evident. This week, we had our Prep 2022 visit day and the children seemed so young and our current Prep students seemed so mature in comparison, but this is the natural flow of how a good school operates. We were very proud of our visiting 2022 Prep students though, they were very brave and went to their classrooms whilst their parents enjoyed a coffee and a chat by the Charis coffee shop.

Something we are planning for 2022 which will be relevant for all families is that our community should be opening up more with Covid restrictions easing. I have had some questions from families about what school will look like in 2022 but I cannot say yet until the government makes their determinations on what will be expected of families. So, with me, please watch out for any government announcements and I will advise you of anything that impacts on our school community. We look very much forward to our school opening up again and that parents have freedom to wander in and out as they used to do pre-March, 2020 when the pandemic hit and changed our world as we knew it.

Trudy Moala
principal@glps.qld.edu.au

50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Oh what a night we had celebrating at the Dolphin’s Leagues Club the 50th anniversary of our school. There were so many people attending who actually summed up the history of the school. From the founding parents of students who started 50 years ago, to past chairs of Councils and Parents and Friends Associations, to people from other local Lutheran Schools (Living Faith Lutheran Primary School and Grace Lutheran College) to past Principals and staff and current parents and staff – there was a multitude of people who have been very important in our school’s history. It was noted on the night that the original idea of the school being a Christian primary school on the Redcliffe Peninsula with students at the centre and community in its heart has been maintained and developed and the hope is that we will always continue with these thoughts as we begin planning for the next 50 years of Grace Lutheran Primary School.

Building Project
Thank you to the parents who have contacted me with concerns about the Early Learning Centre building project. Although it seems like a huge site, the new building will not take up as much of the playground as it would seem at the moment. Most of the dig currently, is for earth works and a renewal of the carpark at the front of the school. The project has hit a few stoppages as was expected with Covid issues and supply of materials and some of the earth works causing concerns for strong foundations for the project. We do look forward to the Early Learning Centre being finished though which should be early next year.

I would like to mention again as many people have asked me this question, the school having an Early Learning Centre will NOT mean the closure of the Grace Creche and Kindergarten in Redcliffe. This magnificent facility with its outstanding staff has been in operation for well over 50 years now and we hope very much to have a long friendship with the staff of the centre as two Lutheran Early Learning facilities on the Redcliffe Peninsula. I commend Grace C and K to you, because they do start their enrolments with babies at 6 weeks of age whereas we our centre be licensed for children from 2 – 5 years of age.

Trudy Moala
principal@glps.qld.edu.au

Welcome back to Term 4! The year rushes by and we are already preparing end of year events to ensure we celebrate together as a community a fantastic year at Grace. Please be advised that our Grace 50th Anniversary Dinner is still going ahead on 23 October and we look forward to parents and friends of our community joining us to celebrate a golden evening. Tickets are becoming limited so I urge people to sign up as soon as possible to avoid missing out on an exciting evening. This year, due to ongoing Covid restrictions we will not be hosting Carols on the Green although as soon as we can, we will enjoy this event again. We will be having a special last day of term though where students can celebrate Christmas together at school. The Year 6 students on the last day of term will go to Aussie World to celebrate the end of their Primary School days.

Class lists 2022
Please be advised that 90 days’ notice is required if you are withdrawing your child from Grace Lutheran Primary School. If you do not give sufficient notice, a full term’s fees will be charged to you. This is to help with our staffing and planning for the upcoming year and we respectfully ask that you understand this requirement.
Parents are welcome to put in requests for class placement for 2022 by emailing me. (principal@glps.qld.edu.au) Any verbal requests will not be accepted. Requests are usually in relation to who your child mixes well with in the classroom rather than teacher requests. Staffing is not set for 2022 yet as we will be increasing in classes by 1 and therefore need to employ a new staff member and we may have staff moving to other schools in 2022 too and they have not yet advised us. All requests for class placements must be emailed by 1 November, 2021 so that staff have time to prepare class lists.

Child Protection Policy
As per our Child Protection Policy, parents are advised that the document is on our website. It is regularly updated when the State or Federal government makes any changes in relation to the safety of children in schools. The School Council also updates the policy annually and this has occurred in September 2021.  Here is the link.

You are welcome to peruse the document at any time and should you have any concerns about a child in the school, you may contact the school, the police or the Department of Child Safety.

Trudy Moala

principal@glps.qld.edu.au

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.

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

 

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

 

Book Week and reading at Primary School

Of all the skills taught and learnt at a Primary School, reading must be the most powerful. Even to do mathematics or any other subject area, often reading is required to do the task. When I taught Prep many years ago, one of the most exciting moments for a teacher is when students work out words for themselves and the teacher knows, a whole new world is now open for them from that moment.

At Grace we have a dedicated literacy time daily from Prep to Year 6. We use a program called Daily 5 where the students are taught independence in learning by choosing some of their own reading material and also the activity they will do each day. From spelling or word work, to writing, to reading to self or reading to others, there is a variety of activities to promote quality literacy instruction. The teachers work with small groups of students so the instruction is relevant to the children’s ability level and often this is different for a variety of groups in the class. They also keep detailed data on the students’ progression and there is even a data wall in one of our office areas where students are plotted in their reading and spelling from Pre-Prep skills to past Year 9 skills. One teacher this week is so excited by her students’ progress, she is going in daily to update the data wall due to the progress the students are making.

After a child’s world is opened to reading, the next best time in a Primary School is finding a student who cannot take his or her nose out of a book. I see these students in the playground, in  their classroom and even when waiting for their parents to be picked up after school. I hear parents say that their children have found a particular series of books and they read everything they can find by a particular author.

In our world, UNESCO data records there are still 773 million people who cannot read. In Australia we are blessed that our country sees literacy and numeracy and a general education important and that the majority of our population can read. Next week is book week and as we dust off our costumes for the book week parade on Thursday and get ready for exciting activities through the week, I hope all parents might take the opportunity to read with their child from Prep to Year 6 – it is a delightful thing to do and it will encourage every child to develop a love of reading.

A few reminders
A friendly reminder to parents that if you are not returning to Grace in 2022, 90 days’ notice is required of your intention to leave or a term’s fees will be charged to your family. For students in Prep this year, the notice has changed to a full term’s notice so please note this as term four is coming soon. Notice is required because it helps with our staffing levels to ensure that we have the correct amount of teachers and teacher aides employed for every school year. Enrolments are again very strong in 2022 and it is anticipated there will be growth in every year level so we look forward to welcoming many new students as well as our current community of students back next year.

Trudy Moala
Principal

 

Covid – 19 Update

Thank you to the many families who have been able to keep their children home during this time of lockdown in some Queensland areas. Thank you also to the families who must send their children to school because they work in essential industries. Every family at Grace is valued and we appreciate that you are all doing what you can do to support each other and our school in the past week. We are waiting on instructions from the government for next week and I will communicate with you restrictions which will need to be happening at our school as they become apparent. Please remember that the Ekka public holiday is postponed for Grace Primary and will will be here on Monday 9 August.

I would like to thank the staff of Grace Lutheran Primary School though

• The GOSHC staff who have worked from 6:30 a.m. and finished at 5:45p.m. each day of this lock down to support children of people who are very much at the front line of caring for others through this lock down.

• The office staff members who have worked hard organising communications and the rolls during this time.

• The ground staff who have continued to keep our school well maintained and safe.

• Our contract cleaners who have continued to clean down surfaces each day for the safety of our community.

• The teacher aides who have done the bulk of the supervision of students with their on-line learning at school and their play time too.

• The teachers who once again, changed from face – to – face teaching to on-line learning with very limited notice.

We are a special community at Grace and I value every child, parent, grandparent and staff member for their support of one another through this Covid lock down. My prayers are with our government and health officials as they make decisions for the safety and well being of our wider community too.

 

Early Learning Centre

As mentioned in our last Ripples and on Facebook this week, our Early Learning Centre is scheduled to open in early 2022. This will dependent on building schedules of course. Some interested parents have asked if it will replace the Grace Creche and Kindergarten facility in Redcliffe and the answer is a resounding no it will not. Grace Creche and Kindergarten near the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre is an important Child Care Centre and it will continue to offer high quality care even when the Primary School has an Early Learning Centre on site. Grace Creche and Kindergarten offers care from 6 weeks of age to 5 year old children and we will be licensed for 2 – 5 year old children. We hope to be firm friends with Grace Creche and Kindergarten as we go through this project as we admire greatly the facility they have established and the outstanding staff who work there. For those of you who have read Grace Primary’s history, you will know that the Primary School came about because over 50 years ago, Kindy parents were so impressed with the Creche and Kindergarten they wanted somewhere to go onto for their primary years. After our beginnings, the College came about for the same reason – that parents were looking for a secondary school which would flow on from the wonderful work of the Kindy and the Primary School. It is because of the Grace Creche and Kindergarten that over 2000 students daily attend a Lutheran School on the Northside of Brisbane so their heritage and future is honoured by the Primary School.

Trudy Moala
Principal

 

From the Principal

“Did you enjoy your holiday Mrs Moala?”

On my first day back at school this term, several students asked me if I enjoyed my holiday. For those who don’t know, I was on a 6 week sabbatical throughout the holidays and for the last 3 weeks of last term. During this time, I did walk each day in various places around our beautiful Peninsula but I also did some on-line study which I very much enjoyed. I was meant to go on a holiday but this was cancelled due to the lock down in Moreton LGA and to be honest, I really did not mind because I love staying home and enjoying my home and all our area has to offer. I also missed the families, staff and students of Grace so I was delighted to return to work on Monday, 12 July. Since then, I have done 10 enrolment interviews with 4 more students starting this week and the other 6 starting next year. (We had another 3 students start on day 1 of this term so it’s been a time of growth for Grace.) Grace is growing and I appreciate parents sharing their journey with other families as the majority of families when I ask them “Why Grace Lutheran Primary School” say to me it is because they have heard such good things about the school from families who are already enrolled here.

EARLY LEARNING CENTRE 2022

Tenders are out for the Grace Lutheran Early Learning Centre and the building program is expected to begin in August or early September this year. This means the vacant block of land adjacent to our school will no longer be available for parking. The Early Learning Centre is anticipated to open in February, 2022 and we will accept wait list enrolments from November this year. (More details to come). The Early Learning Centre will be licensed to enroll children from 2 to 5 years of age and will be a long day care centre with a full Kindy program for the 4 – 5 year old children. Performing Arts, Japanese and elements of our sporting program will begin in the Early Learning Centre and it will be an ideal start of a child’s Grace journey into the Prep program in the Primary School. The children of the Early Learning Centre will have access to Library and Chapel services in our school too. Although it’s been a long journey of approvals, we are in early days of planning so I can answer any questions you may have but I do not have a specific start date yet – as soon as I do – of course I will let you know as I know many of you are keen to have your children in a school with younger siblings in an on-site Early Learning Centre.

GRACE OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE

The license for our GOSHC has been extended to cater for 150 children each day. Over the holidays, (except for the 3 day lock down) over 90 children were enrolled each day. This is a huge growth area for the school and we know that the care the children receive in this centre is exemplary. I am grateful to the staff of GOSHC for their hard work over the holidays and every morning and afternoon too.

STAFFING NEWS

Over the holidays, Ms Sarah Webber resigned to move to a school closer to her home. Her replacement teacher is Mrs Deanne Wheeler who will commence work in this room on Monday, August 2. Mrs Marks is taking the class at the moment and Mr Denny is taking her PE teaching load until Mrs Wheeler can commence work at Grace.

Trudy Moala
Principal

 

Celebrating 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years of Grace Primary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Principal

Parents and Friends Annual General Meeting

In two recent surveys, parents have mentioned that Grace Primary does not have a Parents and Friends Association and the desire to reinvigorate this group. In 2019, the P and F executive requested of our School Council to put into recess the association due to lack of attendance at meetings and lack of available volunteers to help out with various events.

I am most happy to host an AGM this year though due to the recent interest and have marked Wednesday, 28 July at 6p.m. as the time for this meeting. If you are keen to participate, nomination forms are available from Joelene Gledhill at the school office for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. (JoeleneGledhill@glps.qld.edu.au)

Parents and Friends Associations are wonderful groups in schools which provide voluntary support for the programs of the school and a place where parents can come and discuss school issues each month. Please note, there is already a vibrant parent representative group which meets each term and these parents organise year level and class events throughout the year. They were also instrumental in organising support and practical aspects of our Twilight Carnival which of course was a huge success.

Staffing News

Please be advised that I am on sabbatical leave from 28 May until 12 July. As this is the fifth year of my service at Grace, I am asked to do some further study and take some leave to do so. Of course, normally Principals go overseas and do all sorts of interesting things but due to the current Covid situation with borders shut, I am very pleased to be staying home. I have enrolled in a Leadership and Management Course with Harvard University and look forward to having the time to delve deeply into modern leadership qualities and techniques. I will be having a one week holiday with my daughter and husband also as part of my leave and look forward to this family time immensely. If you need any support while I am away, Mrs Kathy Stock, Mrs Jasmine Deighton or our Business Manager Mr Cedric Laverdure are all available to answer any queries you may have. I look forward to seeing everyone again in Term 3 and continuing to work towards the best outcomes possible for our students at Grace Lutheran Primary School.

Grandparents’ Day 2021

We have decided to cancel Grandparents’ Day for 2021. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but I hope you will understand that with ongoing risk of Covid restrictions, we do not want people traveling in for this event and perhaps having immediate disappointment. I appreciate your understanding with this matter.

Early Learning Centre 2022

After much planning and discussion, Grace Lutheran Primary School will be opening an Early Learning Centre in early 2022. I am hopeful of a January commencement but of course this will be dependent on the building program which will begin in August, 2021. The Early Learning Centre will cater for 64 children each day and be placed on the spare block which is near our current shed. (Some parents currently use it as a carpark – apologies it’s going soon!) There will be three rooms in the centre – the first room will be for 2 – 3 year old children and there will be two Pre Prep rooms for 3 – 5 year old children. It is anticipated that we will commence taking enrolments for the centre during Term 4 for 2022 and because the architect’s final work will be done by the time I return to school after my sabbatical leave, I can give you much more information then too. It is intended we will have a peep hole fence which will join our school play area so siblings can say “Hi” to each other during the day. It is hoped that this will give much convenience to parents who have a child enrolled at our school and also in Long Day Care. Our Early Learning Centre will be licensed and attract all government fee relief which is currently available to parents.
Trudy Moala
Principal

 

When I speak with most Principals of schools if you ask them how they are, they always answer ‘busy’. Schools are very busy places and these past 2 weeks have been an example of that. Last week we were blessed with the most beautiful ANZAC Service I think I’ve ever attended in a Primary School. The band organised by Mrs L played Abide with Me and the National Anthem and when Hunter playing the Last Post and Revelry, it was an emotional time. Chloe and Hunter sharing their stories of when they visited the War Memorial in Canberra was a highlight. On Sunday, Hunter and Bodhi played the Last Post and Revelry at Pilpel Express and I had several people come over to me to thank the boys for their wonderful efforts.

On Friday we enjoyed our Cross Country Carnival organised by Mr Denny and Mrs Marks and it was a fantastic event filled with joy and laughter even though some of the students found the track long and tough!

On Tuesday evening we had our Story Night with staff in pajamas and children also looking warm and comfortable in their PJs too. Staff read stories to over 80 children who attended and it was a lovely, friendly community event.

On Wednesday this week, we had our Non State School Board Accreditation meeting on site. Visiting our school were representatives from Lutheran Education Queensland, Good News Lutheran School at Middle Park, a Head of Primary from an external school which was Genesis Christian College, two parent representatives and our Chairman of Council. Four senior staff members did presentations about our school including our teaching and learning programs, our safety programs in terms of child safety and ensuring all who are on site are compliant with government regulations, our financial sustainability and our governance procedures and our staffing levels and facilities. I was again very proud of our school during this meeting and we received strong endorsement for our programs.

As I write this I have just concluded a Principal’s Tour for people looking at our school for enrolment. Three families immediately enrolled at the conclusion of the tour! And as I type now, I can hear the Twilight Carnival preparations occurring.

So if you ask me this week how I am, please be prepared for the answer – ‘BUSY’ (but loving our little school and all it has to offer!)

Trudy Moala
Principal

 

Celebrating 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years of Grace Primary

Here are a few photos

 

And the rain came down

It has been such a blessing to see the rain over the past few days and a parent said to me whilst I was on gate duty that it is expected to remain inclement for the next month. Let’s pray the rain falls in some of the areas which are drought affected to help our farmers. There are some things you can do as a parent to really help with your children arriving and leaving school.

  1. Umbrellas
    Umbrellas whilst great fun for children are actually really dangerous when the children are coming in or out of school. In the afternoon, we clear 400 students in 10 minutes so a child putting up and down an umbrella in small areas can put others at risk. Please could you not send umbrellas to school? All paths and classroom entries are covered so there is no need for an umbrella unless you want to bring one in to cover your child as you move to and from your car. Supervised by an adult, umbrellas are terrific. Used by a young child, they are very dangerous.
  2.  Afternoon supervision
    When it is raining, we keep the children in the undercover area near the tuckshop. We love parents chatting to each other and staying at school for a while to catch up with each other after school but again, please be mindful that a staff member is trying to keep upwards of 200 students safe and settled. If you have collected your child please move away from the supervision area and keep your child close to you. Please do not start making arrangements with a parent of a child who is not collected because it is the staff member’s duty to ensure that every child is collected safely. Your support in this supervision will ensure that every child is safe, collected by the correct person and that children do not become anxious or unsettled.

I appreciate all parents who ensure the safe entry and exit of their children each day. It is a joy to see you all collecting your children and having some time together. At Grace we love community so we encourage you to stay as closely connected as you can with each other, again for the benefit of your children.

Trudy Moala
Principal

 

From the Principal

When our staff gather in meetings at our school, we often share a short devotional. This week, Mrs Jasmine Deighton shared with us a reflection on the 50th anniversary of Grace Lutheran Primary School. She based her devotions on the scripture verse
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)

This verse is a wonderful reminder that, although the world around us may change, our God and his love never does. I have included below some photos of our school over the past 50 years. From its earliest and humblest beginnings to the vibrant, contemporary school we have now, our God has been faithful to our community throughout the years and He will continue to be with us as we progress into the next 50.

As we celebrate 50 years and look forward to 50 more, we are reminded that our God is a good God and his mercies never end. We can rest in the assurance of His love and forgiveness, His care and grace. On March 17 and 19, we are recreating a day in the life of a student in 1971 and all students will find out what it was like to sit in a desk and chair in lines rather than their flexible agile classrooms which are enjoyed today. They will participate in a very formal handwriting activity and learn some games played by the students in 1971 – jacks, elastics, vigaro – did you play these games at school? We will provide a glass of milk to mimic the milk given out to every school child in the 1970s and also give a white bread, vegemite or jam sandwich to students which was the staple diet of the day. We will discuss our school prayer and the Heart of our School – what is it that makes our school special? There are many other 50th anniversary activities this year and these are detailed on our website and I urge all parents to consider participating in an event this year to mark our Golden Year.

Trudy Moala
Principal

 

Grace Primary celebrates 50 years

In 1971, what does it take to create a thriving Primary School on the Redcliffe Peninsula? It takes dedication, hard work and enthusiasm from a group of parents and teachers. In 1970, Grace Creche and Kindergarten was in existence and it was run by the ladies auxiliary of the Redeemer Lutheran Church initiated by Pastor Joe Stolz. In the kindergarten was a small boy, Christopher, whose parents were told that he needed a Primary School in the following year which was 1971. Christoper’s mother, Mrs Juliann Kindred used her entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm and approached Pr Stolz asking how a Primary School may be facilitated. He told her if she could find 15 children he would allow a school to be organized in the church hall. Mrs Kindred found the 15 children by way of a small advertisement in the Redcliffe Herald and so the journey began of an initially Christian ecumenical school which by its third year was a Lutheran Primary School. The school motto, ‘Grow in Grace’ suggested by Mrs Kindred in 1971 is still used 50 years later. During those years, thousands of students and families have passed through the campus which is located at Maine Road at Clontarf. Its seen new buildings and renovations of old buildings. Its seen 6 Principals and many staff members but all who have come talk about the sense of community, the humble Christian foundation and that the children are the focus for the school. From the Primary School sprung a Secondary School which has 2 campuses, one at Rothwell and one at Caboolture. The story of Lutheran Education on the Redcliffe Peninsula catering for 122 children in a Kindergarten each day, 400 children in a Primary School and over 900 students in a Secondary College is due to a faithful group of women and their Pastor voluntarily looking after young children in a Kindergarten and an entrepreneurial family who coincided in the most special of ways. We are grateful for their humble yet important service.  

Trudy Moala
Principal

Uniform Feedback

We love your feedback!
Our uniform is now embedded in our school and I thank so many parents who have had a role in designing and developing it over the past 3 years. Thank you also to the UMS uniform shop staff who have played an enormous role in this too.

Last week, a few parents from the original committee came together because we need a new netball uniform. They quickly organised a spectacular design which we will work on for later this year’s competition in Years 4 – 6. After this discussion, we reviewed the new uniform and all agreed that it is smart and has greatly improved the look of our students in general as they move about our school and community. I am also grateful to all parents for having the uniform well presented each day.

A contentious issue was ‘girls’ tights’. Please note, in the original design of the uniform it was decided girls’ tights were to be banned because there is a long trouser selection for those who feel the cold. Issues when girls wear tights to school areGirls wear the wrong colour even if there is a uniform colour at the Uniform Shop

  • Girls wear the tights and socks
  • Girls will sometimes wear tights under their PE uniform
  • Girls complain to staff they are too hot by morning tea time if wearing thick tights

Issues argued by those on the committee who wanted tights were 

  • Parents should not be forced into buying long pants for the occasional cold day at school
  • The days when it is colder in the winter months, the girls do need coverage on their legs and tights are a good option.

At the meeting we reached an impasse so I am asking our school community (please only answer if you have a girls enrolled at our school) to fill in a survey with this link here. What do you think? If you would like to send in your thoughts, please do so by emailing me. ( principal@glps.qld.edu.au )

NISSA Swimming

I was very proud of our swimming team which competed in the NISSA swimming competition at Genesis Christian College. We placed 2nd Aggregate and 1st in Percentage. This was an extraordinary achievement as we are by far the smallest school with half the student population of two of the bigger schools.

We are very pleased that Prince of Peace Lutheran College has come into NISSA this year. The added competition and the collegiality between our schools is enhanced by them being part of our association.

Trudy Moala
Principal

 

 

Welcome Back Grace Primary

It’s been lovely to see those big smiles and the joy of laughter.  Special welcome to our new families.

Welcome to our New Staff and Returning Staff

Welcome Mrs Williamson – Year 6 Teacher
I am delighted to join the Grace team and look forward to teaching in Year 6 providing them with many exciting opportunities to celebrate. This is an exciting year at Grace as we celebrate its 50th birthday and it’s going to be filled with amazing opportunities. Outside of the classroom, I love spending time with my husband and two young girls, camping, baking and sewing. I feel very blessed by the staff and students at Grace and look forward to building on those relationships.

Welcome Mrs Porter – Year 6 Teacher
I am so excited to be teaching here at Grace Lutheran Primary School. Being a Redcliffe girl, it feels great to be back on the Peninsula. This is my 6th year of teaching, and I’m ecstatic to continue teaching in the upper years. Outside of teaching, I’m an avid sports fan. I play, umpire and coach netball! I also thoroughly enjoy watching basketball, footy and cricket!

Welcome Mrs Dent-Fitzpatrick – Teacher Aide
I am very happy to be working as a Teacher Aide within such a wonderful school community this year. I bring with me many years’ experience working with youth who have learning difficulties and require extra support. I look forward to assisting students to move forward in their learning journeys.  My favourite leisure activities include art and craft, music, gardening and sightseeing.

Welcome Mrs Mediratta – Prep Assistant
I am a new Prep Teacher Aide and I am super excited to be a part of the Grace team.  Prior to this job, I worked as a lead educator with one of the C&K Early Childhood Centres.  I love children and feel blessed to gain over 10 years of experience working with them. I believe it’s a very rewarding career to see students learn and flourish to reach their potential. Outside of work, I enjoy yoga, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.  I would like to say a big thank you to the Grace team for the warm welcome. I am so looking forward to assisting the teacher in creating an inspiring classroom for little confident learners.

Welcome Back Mrs Marks – PE Teacher
Hi wonderful Grace Community! Most of you would know me, but for those of you who don’t yet, I am Mrs Marks and this year I am teaching Physical Education to all students in Prep – Year 6. I am beyond excited for this new role as I am very passionate about sport and physical education. I have been on maternity leave for the past 20 months and I’m super excited to be back in the Grace Community once again. My family enjoys spending our weekends outdoors at the beach, parks, playgrounds or playing sports. Looking forward to an active and awesome 2021!

From the Principal

Welcome Back!

What a fantastic start we have had to the 50th year of Grace Lutheran Primary School. It was a delight to have parents free to access our site again this year and we hope that with continued diligence by our State and Federal Governments our Covid restrictions will be minimal this year. Parents, social distancing is required when you are on site and we warmly remind you of this protocol as we begin another school year.

Our largest Prep enrolment for many years has brought much joy and laughter to our campus. The students are already little sponges soaking up all school has to offer and we are grateful for their curious minds keeping us all alert too.

In 2021 we enrolled 27 new students from Years 1 – 6 and we welcome these families to our school community too. As we go around checking in on the students, all seemed to have settled well and are enjoying our friendly school community.

Our mission statement at Grace Lutheran Primary School is three words -:
“Engage, Educate, Excite.”

The work I see all staff do on a daily basis reflects these words and we continue to refine and improve programs to include this intent. Annually I challenge staff with a theme too and this year, to honour our 50th anniversary, our staff are “Celebrating the Opportunities” at Grace. We are respectful of our past but we also want to open our thinking to what each child’s potential is at Grace in terms of their social wellbeing and also their academic progress.

Last year, in our school satisfaction survey, the parent body told us that they like our sense of community, our outstanding teachers and the co-curricular offerings at Grace. Parents also told us that our iPad program needs reviewing and we will be doing this out of respect for the parent feedback and our need to ensure we are protecting our students but also growing their digital capabilities in this modern era.

I would like to thank all families for their support of our work at Grace and I look forward to a wonderful year of 50th anniversary celebrations as we explore our history, celebrate our achievements and then dream together what our school should be in the upcoming 50 years! We have many events planned and they are listed on our website so mark your diaries for some child focused, family focused and parent focused events throughout the year.

Trudy Moala
Principal

2 Peter 3:18 Grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord.

 

From the Principal

Parent access to our site

As per my letter which went on Tuesday, parents are now able to access our school site in the morning and afternoon under the following conditions

  •  1.5m social distancing must occur at all times
  •  No access to classrooms or upstairs areas
  •  No access to Prep classrooms (just verandahs)
  •  No access (unless invited) to Chapels and Assemblies

Please come in in the mornings and afternoons though and we won’t be hurrying you off site. In the afternoons, we remind you that if you have collected your child, he/she is under your responsibility and we ask that you keep your child/ren close to you and not running over the seats or in the waiting area as we are clearing many students and the safety of all must be the number one priority. The staff duty ceases at 3:30p.m. and everyone must be clear of the school site by then but we will not be hurrying you off site as we used to under previous restrictions.

If you want a 1:1 parent teacher interview with your child’s teacher this must be prearranged by email or phone call and the teacher will set up the interview space so that social distancing is occurring.

As an aside, all staff were briefed today about increasing hand washing due to Health Department notifications in relation to a Gastro breakout mainly on the Gold Coast at the moment. All students will be asked to wash hands regularly through the next few days of term. If you are called to take your child home due to a suspected Gastro infection, we ask that you come as soon as possible to minimize community transmission amongst our students.

Welcome back to Grace all our families – I hope you might take the time to have a coffee at Charis in the mornings and enjoy the community we treasure so much at Grace for the last few days of term. It is our hope that all restrictions will be lifted by 2021 and we can welcome you into classrooms as we used to do before a pandemic hit our world in March.

2021 Fee Schedule

Fee schedule for 2021 is now available on our Website (here) as well as our 2021 Term dates.

Christmas wishes

I know for many families this year, there will be separation for Christmas from loved ones. Borders have been opened in Australia and we all rejoice for this but many of us have family overseas and we won’t be able to see them this year. Thankfully there is wonderful technology nowadays meaning our loved ones’ faces can be clear as we chat over the kilometres of water which separates us. My heart goes out to anyone who cannot celebrate Christmas with a family member or special friend this year due to the Australian border restrictions but I do stand in awe of our Federal and State Government and the wonderful work they have done to minimize community transmission of the Covid-19 virus. This doesn’t come without community cooperation and as I speak with my daughter in London, my relatives in the Pacific Islands and my friends in Canada and the United States, I feel really proud to be an Australian and how well we have fared through this time.

May God bless your family at this Christmas season and I look forward to seeing all our families return in 2021 – our 50th Golden Anniversary of Grace Lutheran Primary School.

Trudy Moala
Principal

From the Principal

Class Lists 2021

Every year, Primary Schools become exceedingly busy at the end of year. My husband is a secondary teacher and annually, I watch as his teaching load decreases as the school comes to the end of a year and various Year Levels leave to begin their holidays, while the Primary teachers become busier and busier. Annually also, on my Principal and Head of Primary email lists, leaders lament the stress and anxiety of class lists for the upcoming year and the anxiety it causes in school communities. I always dismay at this because I think it takes away from the joy of an end of year and the various celebrations and activities. Some parents say to me that knowing class lists before the end of year alleviates much anxiety in their family but having worked in schools where this has occurred, I can tell you it does anything but alleviate anxiety. A child, in a tired end of year frame of mind, may or may not ‘like’ the teacher or his/her classmates and may spend the six weeks of holidays ruminating and worrying instead of having a good break from school.

At Grace, class lists take the teachers hours of work. They are not done lightly and without care, consideration and discussion. This year after my Ripples note about class lists, about 20 parents have emailed me their suggestions for class friends and we will attempt to comply with any requests already received. Please do not send any more requests because we are processing class lists now. Teachers do know the children though and a child’s best friend in the world in November may or may not still be their friend in January when school resumes so even requests now can be hit and miss. We also have nearly 30 new students from Years 1 – 6 enrolled for 2021 and the new students need to be factored into class lists too. At this stage of the year, staffing is not yet finalized and so I do not know which teacher will be on each class.

As per our normal practice each year, class lists will be available on the week beginning January 15, 2021. We will not be sending out full class lists as there are privacy issues with communicating to all parents, class lists. Once you know your child’s class allocation and if you have a concern about his/her placement, please phone or email me at the school and we will consider a change. Often, when a request for change is made, when I question the teachers who made up the lists, their very good reason for putting a child in a particular class is the correct decision and a change actually means having to change several children – it’s not a simple thing.

My very strong recommendation for families is that the summer holidays are a joy – a time to be away from school and not think too much about what will happen in 2021. We will be open for a meet and greet day on Monday, 25 January, 2021 where your child can meet his/her new teacher and see the classroom – until then – enjoy the sunshine!

 

Trudy Moala
Principal

Book Week Celebrations

Character Dress Up Day

This is our favourite day of the year at Grace. Every year we are so inspired by our student who dress up in their favourite book character. Book ‘n’ Blanket is another Grace tradition where our Year 6 students read storybooks to our Prep – Year 5.