Glenealy School Newsletter

18th May 2016

Message from Brenda

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students

The Year 4 students had a fantastic camp last week in Tai Tam and this week the Year 6 students are in Shenzhen on their culture and language excursion. What great experiences for them all and memories for a lifetime! Many thanks to all the staff involved in organising and being fully involved in the over night camp excursions.

How is the touch-typing practice going? We hope the children are gradually becoming more skilled at this as it’s such a vital skill for them to learn. We will continue including touch-typing through the programme in future years so this is a great kick start!

I’m looking forward to catching up with you all at the Parents Party next Thursday 26 May at ‘Fly’. This will be a nice opportunity for a casual catch up over a few drinks and nibbles. Hope to see you there.

There are a number of events between now and the end of the term. Please refer to the calendar below and mark your diaries.

Kind regards


Dates for the Diary

17th - 19th May

Year 6 Shenzhen Trip

Thursday 19th May

No Netball training - Ms Thompson with Year 6 in Shenzhen

Friday 20th May

Glenealy CPD day - school closed for children

Thursday 26th May

- PTA Uniform Shop, last day of opening before end of school

- Parents Party at Fly, 6.30pm

Friday 27th May

Year 3 Violin Assembly, 2.30pm

Tuesday 31st May

Evening Music Concert, 6.30pm - more details to follow

May 30th - June 3rd

Green Environmental Week

Tuesday June 7th

Year 5 Performance - Seussical the Musical, 7.00pm

Thursday 9th June

Public Holiday - school closed

Friday 10th June

Glenealy CPD Disaggregated Day - school closed

Wednesday 15th June

- Students annual reports live on Gateway

- Recorder performance for parents of Year 2 (8.30 - 9am, 2E & 2.30 - 3pm, 2K)

Monday 20th June

Island School parents meeting - see below

Tuesday 21st June

Year 6 Graduation, 8.45am

Wednesday 22nd June

Year 6 at KCC

Friday 24th June

End of school year - school finishes at 12pm

Students leaving Glenealy School

If your child is withdrawing from Glenealy School at the end of the school year please ensure you complete a Student Withdrawal form (below) and hand it in to the school office before June 1st.

PTA Shop News

Uniform Shop End-of-Year Closing

All parents are kindly advised that the Uniform Shop will close at the end of May for stock take and audit. The last day of opening will be Thursday, 26th May 2016.

Parents are also advised that, due to the renovations in the school hall, we are unable to arrange our usual 'Back-to-School' Uniform Sale in August. Shop opening hours will be as usual once school recommences (Mondays 2.45 - 3.15 p.m. & Thursdays 8.20 - 8.45 a.m.). Therefore, parents who already know that their children will require new uniform for the new school year are encouraged to visit the shop during May and stock up in advance.

Island School Parents Meeting

Interested parents are invited along to a meeting regarding Island School's redevelopment plan and a number of other issues listed below. The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Monday 20 June in the Island School Hall.


  • Show the latest visuals on intended decant site refurbishment
  • Present the completed concept design of the new site. Aided by a 'walk-through' of the BIM model
  • Reflect on parent and teacher feedback from the visits to the temporary relocation sites
  • Present the main findings and recommendations from the recent CIS:WASC 5 year review process
  • Present the headlines from the parent survey
  • Present the headlines form this year's SDP

Please register your interest in attending via email to

Glenealy Globe

The Glenealy Globe - please click on the button above to visit the updated website.

ESF 2016/17 Draft Calendar

Dear Parents,

Please find the final draft calendar for 2016/17 including the Glenealy CPD days. Please click here to view the calendar online. We do ask when planning your family holidays for the next academic year that you refer to the holiday periods as indicated on the calendar and try to take your holiday during these times.

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