Principal's News - 8 September 2021

PFA Father’s Day Stall

I’m sure many of you enjoyed receiving gifts last Sunday that your child/children had purchased from this year’s online PFA Father’s Day stall. The online options were purchased by more than 80 families, with the PFA continuing their long-standing tradition of this annual event. Thank you to all members of the PFA for organising and coordinating the sale of the items. Thank you also to Suzy Dickinson (canteen) for her assistance with packing the orders and distributing them last Friday. I hope that all GPS fathers had a wonderful day.

Additionally, the PFA had put out a call for the donation of goods to assist families in our community that are currently experiencing difficulties as a result of the pandemic. These items were delivered last Friday during the Father’s Day gift collection. I would like to thank the many families who generously donated a huge array of toys, clothes, non-perishable food and household items. These items will be distributed to those in need at this time. 

PFA Trivia Night

Nearly 80 families participated in last Friday evening’s Kahoot trivia challenge. The 30 questions were written by the staff and were predominantly related to all things GPS. The questions were set over three rounds of 10. It was a hotly contested challenge with the lead changing many times throughout the evening. Thank you to all of the families who participated as it was a great opportunity for everyone to connect and have some fun at the same time. Mr Exton, Miss Knell and I had a great time comparing the event. Congratulations to the following families who were the placegetters at the end of the challenge. 

  • 1st – Tham/Teo Family
  • 2nd – Axup Family
  • 3rd – Pragnaratne Family

These families and others will be receiving a prize from the selection of; $50 vouchers for Belmore Meats, $50 voucher for GPS second-hand uniform shop, $50 worth of wine and $50 worth of beer. These great prizes were organised by the PFA.


Andrew Searle
Principal