Home 2017 May Principal’s Pen | Parent Support, Uniforms, Lapathon

Principal’s Pen | Parent Support, Uniforms, Lapathon

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Dear Parents and Families,

Parent Support

One of the highlights of my first semester at Goollelal Primary has been to see the wonderful parent and community involvement across the school. There are a number of ways that parents and community members can support us. The canteen is run by Faye Lister, Jane O’Donovan and Kristy Kan along with a dedicated band of regular volunteers who put a huge amount of effort into providing nutritional and tasty bites every Wednesday. Over the last fortnight, our students have participated in Interschool Sports and we have had help from several parents either in preparation for the games or by cheering from the sidelines. In particular, I’d like to give a big thank you to Jane Harrup-Gregory for umpiring netball. Thank you to Eleanore De Beer for coordinating our very successful Mothers Day stall with the help of a number of parent helpers. We also have an active and productive P&C group. Last Tuesday night we met to discuss a number of school issues and fund raising events, including our Lap-a-thon, bike racks, free after school Yoga classes for our children and uniforms. Thank you to all the committee members and parents who come along to the meetings. Tomorrow I will be meeting with our School Board to discuss the upcoming Department of Education Services School Review in November and new initiatives planned for the school. I know that there are many other parents who come along to help out in their child’s classrooms and in numerous other ways. This collaboration between school and community enriches the school experience for our students and allows teachers to concentrate their time and effort on teaching and learning. It also creates the safe and welcoming environment that characterises Goollelal and is so often commented on by visitors to the school. Thank you for your ongoing support and contribution.


With the start of the colder weather, a number of students have been coming to school in non-uniform jumpers and jackets. If your child does not have a school jumper or jacket, the uniform order form is available on the message board here or via the school app. Our school uniform is an important way for student’s to show pride in their school and to develop our strong sense of belonging and community. The P&C and School Board are currently reviewing the supply of a girl’s dress to include on the uniform list.


We are currently looking at the weather forecast for the next week to work out a suitable day to hold our Lap-a-thon. The Lap-a-thon needs to be held on a fine day when our Kindy students are attending and when there are no other events. We will advertise the new date as soon as possible


Lynne Anderson | PRINCIPAL