Welcome back to Term 3.
By the time you read this week’s newsletter all of our Year 6 students and teachers will be enjoying outback Queensland. We will be at Longreach involved in many activities and visiting historical sites that make this part of our State so spectacular.
Our students certainly experience the comparison of the coast to the outback; feeling the cold, tasting the dust, viewing the drought, visiting dinosaur sites, QANTAS, Waltzing Matilda country and the Longreach Hall of Fame, to name but a few of the activities.
This week we welcome two new staff members to GCPS. Mrs Maree Helm and Mr Adrian Conroy. Both have taught extensively throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Maree will be teaching Year 7H full time and Adrian will teach Year 2/3WC on Thursday and Friday each week. Please make them both welcome.
We welcome Maxine Watson back from her long-service leave and thank her daughter Charlene Watson who has kept the school looking spick and span while Maxine has been away.
You may have noticed some minor building works that have been completed over the break. New gutter and roofing repairs should hopefully stop our leaks around the school. We have moved the Netball goal posts in readiness for our painting and remarking of the blue covered area. Rendering of the playground wall is all but completed ready for the last of our playground activity equipment to be installed. Painting touch-ups and refurbishing of areas will continue during the term. Garden edging has been constructed beside the walkways to GCC. Lastly the parent/disabled toilet is complete with a new privacy locking system. All of these works freshen the school site keeping up with maintenance and Workplace Health and Safety requirements.
Students in Years 4F-7 will attend a performance of ‘A Knight to Remember’ staged by the Good Counsel College Students this Thursday. The drama students are using the 11am performance as their final rehearsal for their major production.
Many thanks to Mrs Erbacher and Mrs Sugars who once again utilized their creative flare to design a show display for GCPS that was technologically outstanding. Many hours of work displayed so many of our students creative talents.
Well done to the many students who entered the show with cooking, craft, artwork, plants, vegetables or entered chooks, birds, horses and dogs. It was great to see you all competing.
Over and out from a frosty Longreach.
CHANGE OF TIMES SCHOOL ZONE
Please be aware that the times for the 40 km zone have changed to
- 7.00am - 9.00am and 2.00pm—4.00pm.
Please be aware of these times and keep our children safe.