Principal's News - 30th March 2021

Fun Run ‘21

Yesterday’s assembly was a celebration of the success of this year’s Fun Run. We have raised just over $30,000 from sponsorship and donations which is an extraordinary achievement by everyone. I sincerely thank everyone for their efforts to raise this amount of money, which once again highlights what a wonderful school community we have at GPS.

Prizes were distributed to the students during the assembly including for most laps run and highest amounts raised by the students. The raffle draw also saw dozens of students win prizes ranging from 1st prize of a Fitbit Charge 4 to a wide range of sporting goods and equipment. Additionally, every student who donated $10 or more received a show bag containing a GPS Fun Run ’21 water bottle, a ball and other items depending on the year level.

Thank you again to Andrew Parker for his generous donation of prizes including multiple pairs of runners along with water bottles, sport socks,
t-shirts and other items. Thank you also to TheirCare for their donation of $100 towards the raffle prizes.

I would like to say a big thank you again to Miss Knell for all of her work to organise and coordinate the fun run, along with her work to organise and coordinate the distribution of the multitude of prizes and show bags. I would also like to again thank  every teacher and staff member for their hard work and support throughout. It was the collective effort from all the GPS staff that ensured the success of this event.

Work has commenced to obtain quotes for the project adjacent to the tiger turf that will be carried out with the Fun Run money. I will keep you updated on the progress of this project.    

PFA Easter Raffle

Over $2000 has been raised so far from this year’s PFA Easter raffle, which is a wonderful result. Thank you to all who donated items as it has ensured once again that a large number of families will be lucky enough to receive a prize.

Thank you to all members of the PFA who organised and coordinated this event. The introduction of online ticket sales was a great initiative for this raffle. Prizes will be distributed at the assembly on Thursday (11:15am). 

Easter Hat Parade

This week’s Easter hat parade is taking place in the stadium at 11:10am. We’re looking forward to seeing the creative hats that many students are currently working on. Thank you to Mrs Kenos and the JSC for organising this fun event as a conclusion to Term 1.

End Term 1

The students will be dismissed on Thursday at 2:30pm.

Term 2

Students return for the start of Term 2 on Monday, April 19.

Happy Easter

I wish you all a happy Easter and trust that you will enjoy the break with family and friends. I look forward to seeing you in Term 2.

Andrew Searle