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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ESF 2016/17 Draft Calendar
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.