Glenealy School Newsletter

26th June 2019

Friday 28th June 2019- School closes at 12:00 Noon

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Message from Brenda

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students,

Goodbye from Brenda

Thanks so much for your good wishes, notes of encouragement, positive emails and chats in the playground in regards to my move to Beacon Hill in August. It has been a humbling experience to receive your lovely feedback and it has meant a lot to me. Thanks to the PTA for organising my beautiful farewell morning-tea last Friday. It was such a special event and I loved seeing parents there and being able to say a personal goodbye.

It has been a week of farewells and I know I will find the final goodbye on Friday at assembly between 11.15 am -12 pm noon an emotional one! Just like the Year 6 students and the other children leaving the school, I am also going through a mix of emotions associated with change. Some happiness, some sadness, some worry and some excitement.

The students have all written beautiful notes to me and placed them in a special box. I haven’t had the courage to read them yet, but will certainly open this magical box of love and memories during my holidays and reminisce about the wonderful times we’ve had together during my time at Glenealy School.

Glenealy is the special place it is, because of you all. Fun, engaged, caring students who are eager to learn, look for the good, do well and continue to improve in all aspects of life. Sensational staff who live and breathe our vision of ensuring every child is the best that they can be. Support and site staff who work with us as a team, to ensure all other aspects of the school are working efficiently and effectively. A School Council who governs with intelligence, the right balance of support and challenge and a PTA who is committed to bringing the community together to form strong bonds and friendships whilst also raising money for special projects. And then of course the parents who are so supportive and involved, working in partnership with us on your children’s learning journey.

Thank you!

Congratulations Year 6 students
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The Year 6 graduation ceremony held on Tuesday was a superb blend of emotion and humour and it was so lovely to have families and relatives with us to celebrate the students’ time at Glenealy School. We wish our Year 6 students all the very best in their new secondary schools and know they will be kind, caring global citizens who will make a difference wherever they go. A big farewell to the families who are also leaving Glenealy and thanks for all your support

Leaver's Assembly

The Final Leaver's assembly will take place on Friday 28th June from 11:15 am (Dress casual and early close at 12:00 noon this day). During this time we will farewell staff and our final group of student leavers. Given the weather, we think it’s sensible to hold this in The Centre. You are welcome to attend, but please be reminded that we have limited space so there may be only standing room. We look forward to seeing you to say farewell and happy holidays!

I have had a lovely closure to my time in Glenealy and I leave the school feeling so proud of what we have all achieved together. Thank you and goodbye.

Kind regards


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Dates for your Diary

Friday 28th June

End of Term 3 - school closes at 12:00 noon (Casual dress)

Wednesday 14th August

First day back for students at Glenealy School.

PTA News

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It’s been a busy year!

Thank you to all of the wonderful parent volunteers that have helped at the numerous events throughout the school year. We hugely appreciate all of your hard work and we see the positive impact that your involvement has on our children and the school environment every day. We hope you all have fabulous summer breaks and we look forward to seeing you again in the new school year.

School Uniform

All children must be dressed in the new uniform from August this year. The link for ordering uniform online is here. Please contact Becky if you have any queries.

P.E. News

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UNICEF Kid Power

A message from UNICEF:

Great job to the students and staff of Glenealy! As a school, you have provided 8116 packets of RUTF, saving 54 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Almost 215 million steps is a fantastic achievement - you have collectively walked around the earth’s equator more than 4 times in the past three months.

I am pleased to share with you that, at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, students will be able to continue getting active and saving lives throughout the summer and beyond. No further donation is required as it is covered by the current sponsorship.

Mr. Pattison will archive the classes on the school-based app on Wednesday 26th June, freeing up the bands to be linked to the family-based app. Please click here for instructions on how to complete this process.

Well done for all of your efforts and thank you for your continued support.

Global impact of UNICEF Kid Power to date:

UNICEF Kid Power has inspired hundreds of thousands of kids, educators and parents to get active and save lives. As of June 2019, since the inception of UNICEF Kid Power, team members have saved 94,790 children suffering from SAM, who were treated with 14,299,410 packets of RUTF!

There were more than 1.3 million children under five years of age in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition across six of Africa’s Sahel countries in 2018 – the highest number in at least a decade and a more than 50 percent increase in the number of severely malnourished children compared to 2017 in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal.

In 2019, as an immediate lifesaving intervention for SAM, UNICEF has provided Ready to Use Therapeutic Food and support SAM treatment of over 73,000 children in Afghanistan by the end of April 2019.

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Lost Property

There are still a number of items in the Lost Property.

Anything that is unclaimed by Friday will be disposed of and given to charity or thrown away.

If you are missing anything, please stop by to have a look.

Nurse Sue

Transfer information for students

At this time of year, some families may be moving to other countries and schools. If any documentation or assessments are required for your child's new school, please contact Rekha, the school's Admissions Secretary, directly to arrange this at

Important Reminder

Has your child's visa status changed?

As a reminder, all children attending an ESF school need the appropriate and valid visa status to do so. Please inform the school if your child's visa status changes. For more information, you may refer to the Immigration section on the ESF website.

Useful School Forms

Student Withdrawal Form - required one month before the last date of attendance

Medical Authorisation Form - required should your child need to take medication whilst at school, on a school trip or camp

ESF/Glenealy Calendar for 2018/19

Please refer closely to this calendar for any important events, (e.g . booking your holidays) for this academic year.

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ESF Calendar for 2019-20

Please find the final version of the next academic year's calendar here.

Extra Curricular Activities Term 3 2018-19

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