- Principals Report
- GSPS Athletic Team 2020
- Woodbridge Excursion 1/2J and 1/2P
- Kinder-Y2 - Athletic Carnival
- Code like a girl - Years 4-6 girls excursion
- Harmony Week 15th -22nd March and National Day of Action Against Bullying March 20th
- Parent/Teacher Conversations Monday 23rd March - Thursday 26th March
- GRIP Leadership Conference
- School Association News - Traffic Movement
- EASTER RAFFLE
- RIDE2SCHOOL DAY
- School Association News and AGM
- Student Wellbeing Survey
- Cool Kids 2020
- a taste of the HUON
- Nut Awareness
A big thank you to all the family and friends who attended the ‘Meet the Teacher BBQ’ last week. It was a big turnout with classrooms full of family’s finding out about the year ahead for their children. The BBQ run by our School Association was a big success and I thank them for their ongoing commitment and support of our school.
We can confirm we have now set a date for our Early Childhood Athletics Carnival. This will take place on Friday 20 March from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. This is a wonderful event and I encourage parents, families and friends to attend.
We have held our first ‘Values’ Assembly last week with students across the school receiving certificates for showing and being respectful in our school. The next Assembly on Friday 13 March will be our first ‘Student of the Month’ where only one student from each class will be recognised for their all-round commitment to learning and being a positive member of our school community.
A reminder about our recently launched school Facebook page. We have reached 100 likes, but let’s aim for at least 200 by the end of the term! This is great place to get quick updates about upcoming events. Please click on the link provided, like the page and share it with friends and family connected to the school. https://www.facebook.com/Goulburn-Street-Primary-School-107019834211726
Inter Primary Athletic Carnival
On Tuesday the 17th March our GSPS Athletic Team will participate in the SPSSA Division B Carnival to be held at the Domain Athletic Centre. The team has been selected from the results of our own GSPS Carnival. Congratulations to:
Year 6 Girls
Year 6 Boys
Year 5 Girls
Year 5 Boys
Year 4 Girls
Sofie Van Der Heide
Year 4 Boys
Year 3 Girls
Year 3 Boys
Good luck to the team. Miss Czeszek is in need of some parents for officials on the day. If you are able to help please let the office know. Thank you
On Tuesday the 17th of March, 1/2 James and 1/2 Parker will be travelling to the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre as part of our inquiry into living things this year. We will be leaving school promptly at 9:15am and will return at approximately 2:45pm. Parents are warmly invited to join us, but will need to travel in their own cars, as there are limited spaces available of the bus. Please let the class teacher know if you are available to join us.
On Friday afternoon the 20th of March, it will be the younger students in our school who will have fun at their own Athletic Carnival. The carnival will start at 1:30pm. Children in Kinder, Prep and Years 1 & 2 will be involved. They are invited to wear house coloured clothing that is suitable for running. Oak – green and Phoenix – yellow. Kinder students are not in house teams yet. All students need to bring a soft toy for the Teddy Bears’ race. A hat will be of course required and a water bottle is recommended. Parents and grandparents are invited to attend this fun afternoon.
BYO deck chairs for your own comfort.
On Friday 27th March, girls in grades 4-6 will be attending a #codelikeagirl Primary Robotics Workshop at Ogilvie High School.
The workshops are run by students in the Ogilvie e-team. Participating schools will also be provided with a robotics lending kit and teaching resources to take back to school and use in their own classrooms.
The goal is for Girls to teach the Boys in our school what they have learned.
Students will depart from school at 1:10pm and return by 2:50pm. Students will be required to wear full school uniform.
There is limited space for parents to accompany us to the workshops, so please contact the school office or let Mr Clifford know if you are available. Thank you.
Free Dress Day On Wednesday 18th of March we will be hold a free dress day for the whole school. Students will be asked to dress in orange (the colour of Harmony Day) or wear cultural dress or wear odd socks – all symbols of inclusion and the diversity in our school community. Students who participate will be asked to donate a gold coin and the money raised will be donated to Migrant Resource Centre to support migrants to settle successfully in Tasmania.
During Harmony Week, classes will be having discussions about Australia’s cultural diversity, inclusiveness and a sense of belonging for everyone. These themes link closely with our school value of Respect and are also associated with the anti-bullying focus of the National Day of Action Against Bullying.
Conversations between parents/carers and teachers are an important element in supporting children at school as well as being part of the reporting process. Parent/Teacher Conversations will take place in the week beginning Monday 23rd March. These discussions offer an opportunity for information to be shared as part of supporting each student’s learning and wellbeing.
Once again we will use the online booking system enabling parents/carers to book times through the website http://www.schoolinterviews.com.au and entering the code 32thn. If you require assistance or access to the online system please contact the school office.
On Friday 21st of February, four of our Grade 6 students, Rosie, Jack, Harriet and Georgina, attended the GRIP Leadership Conference at the Derwent Entertainment Centre. It was a great day will lots of fantastic learning happening about what being leader means.
Here is a recount of the experience from Rosie:-
The Grip leadership Conference was an amazing opportunity for all of us. It taught us so many things. We learnt about different ways to be a leader, how to be generous and how to actually bring some ideas, that could help the school, come to life. We also did some fun games and brain breaks that helped us with confidence and giving instructions. Lots of the skills that we have learnt can be taken back and used in situations at school such as Daily PE, being a year 6 leader and just everyday learning as well. This will be useful for the future leaders at GSPS. – Rosie.
Following concerns regarding traffic movement and speed around the School in the past, we have contacted the Hobart City Council to review road safety on Goulburn Street and Forest Road.
We have received notice that the Hobart City Council has compiled historical data for the school surrounds including vehicle speed, volume and reported crash history. A traffic count in December was positive for our school with a paid crossing guard for Goulburn Street being approved.
A count on Forest Road is either underway this week or was completed last week and I have been asked to coordinate a meeting with the Council sometime in March.
As a result, a meeting with the Hobart City Council has been arranged for 8:45 -9:45 am onThursday 19 March 2020.
So if you are able after you have dropped off your children, please stay and have a chat with the Lord Mayor, Councillors and the HCC Traffic team.
If you have witnessed any issues that are of concern, please send me a short email.
If this is still in your memory, the date and time of the incident as well as a description of the incident would be great.
I will then compile the reports I receive and have them available for the Council representatives at the meeting.
Please also let me know if you would like to be specifically involved in the meeting
Please send an email
- Expressing your interest in participating in the onsite City Council meeting
- Providing a short incident report if relevent
Looking forward to hearing from all of you.
Stefan Vogel & the School Association
With Easter not far away, we will again be holding our Easter Raffle which contributes to our fundraising. Participating families are asked to send along an Easter treat for the raffle which are then made into many small prizes. Participating families are asked to sell 10 raffle tickets to family and friends. The tickets are only 50 cents each ($5.00 per book). Books will be sent this week and can be returned with money to the office by Friday, April 3.
Any tickets not sold should also be returned to the office.
The raffle will be drawn at Assembly on Wednesday April 8.
National Ride2School Day is coming on Friday March 13th. We encourage all students to ride, walk skate or scoot to school on Ride2School Day. For those who live too far away to ride to school, arrange some buddies, park a small distance away from the school and ride in together to ensure you don’t miss all the fun.
We support our students to walk or wheel to school because:
- Students feel fresh and alert at the beginning of a school day.
- There are fewer cars around the school which eases ‘drop off congestion’.
- Students are more likely to reach the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity they need each day.
- Students feel happier, healthier and perform better in the classroom.
Parents can join in the fun by walking or wheeling with the students.
We can’t wait to see our school community get involved and get active on National Ride2School Day!
The School Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 18th of March at 7.00pm followed by a general meeting. The SA provided opportunities for parents to meet other parents as well as joining together to help make our school a great place for everyone. It would be great to see some new members! If you would like to nominate for the committee, please complete the nomination form below. The ordinary business of the Annual General meeting is:
(a) to confirm the minutes of the preceding AGM and any special general meeting held since that meeting;
(b) to receive and if approved, to ratify the Associations annual report
(c) to receive and ratify the annual School report;
(d) to receive and ratify the annual financial statement of the Association;
(e) to receive other relevant reports;
(f) to appoint an auditor and determine the auditor’s remuneration;
(g) to conduct an election of the Parent Members of the Committee, subject to rule 3.4.3 (b);
(h) to declare an end to the Association Year and the commencement of the next Association year, thus dissolving the Committee and replacing it with the newly elected one.
GOULBURN STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION INC - The DOE requires all schools to have a School Association with an approved constitution. Our Association’s constitution indicates that we must hold an annual general meeting before April 1, therefore we will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18th March. At this meeting a new committee will be elected for 2020. The Committee consists of no less than 7 members and no more than 19 members from the following groups-parents (5-10 members), staff (1-3 members), community members (0-3 members) (all of which are elected for a 2 year term) and students (0-2 members, where appropriate and as guided by the staff). The Principal is required to be a member of the SA and is the only member who is not elected. In accordance with the Constitution, half of the committee positions fall vacant each year. The Principal is the returning officer/chairperson for the election of committee members, who once elected, vote for the Association's officers from amongst themselves.
Vacant positions: - parent members; chairperson; secretary;
The Committee’s role is to:
- manage the business and affairs of the Association for the benefit of the school;
- exercise all the powers and functions as outlined in the Constitution.
Details regarding the officers' roles are also set out in the Constitution.
Note: Copies of the Constitution are available from the office.
Even though the above may give the impression that our Association is a very formal body, the meetings and activities have always been conducted in a friendly and informal way. Every effort is made to ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome. Members' participation in a great range of activities is highly valued and much appreciated, particularly since the SA major focus is always in the best interest of our school.
Please return completed form to the office before 13th of March. Thank you
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Goulburn Street Primary School Association nomination form:
for the position of :
□ Parent Member
in the GSPS School Association Committee for the period 2020-2021.