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Service Learning at GLPS

Thursday, September 19, 2019

At the end of this term, our special day will be a service learning day. Students will shop and organise hampers for Bayside Community Care, sew pouches out of recycled clothing for wildlife which have lost their mothers, paint rocks with positive messages to place along the seafront at Pelican Park, visit St Catherine’s Day Respite Centre, make bat boxes for the Redcliffe Botanical Gardens, make banners for our hall and make table cloths and place mats for the Redcliffe Breakfast Club.   ...Read More


Thursday, September 05, 2019

Thank you to the parents who attended our recent discussions in relation to our school and communication. As I explained at the meeting, in all surveys this comes up as an issue and I appreciated the feedback I received from parents. Interestingly, there were various views about our communication lines but all agreed that we should work towards simplifying it so that parents can go to one place to collect any modes of communication. We are currently working on our website as our current license concludes at the end of this year, so we will bring some initiatives in next year to help with this consolidation. I did appreciate the feedback from parents and hope that any who would like to add to the discussion would feel welcome to do so.   ...Read More

Chinese Students

Monday, August 26, 2019

Over the past four weeks, we have enjoyed the company of Chinese students who are on their summer vacation. Many students told me just how much they enjoyed having the students in their class and the feedback from the parents and teachers also has been very positive.  ...Read More

Book Week and Reading

Friday, August 23, 2019

It is always such fun for students to dress up as a book character for Book Week. To be honest, the staff have a great time too planning their costumes for the parade. Thank you to the parents and students who put so much effort into their costumes this year making the book characters come to life for our parade.   ...Read More

Off to Camp

Friday, August 09, 2019

Our Year 2 students are on camp this week at Luther Heights.  The camping program at Grace is extraordinary with students beginning with a sleepover in Year 1, a night away to Luther Heights in Year 2, two nights at Googa for Years 3 and 5, a beach camp at Tallebudgera for Year 4s and the Canberra trip in Year 6.  Students and staff always talk very positively of their camping experiences not only because of the terrific campsites they attend but for the fun, love of outdoors and growth in independence that occurs.   ...Read More

Thank You

Monday, July 29, 2019

Recently, a colleague Lutheran Principal Ms Jane Mueller from Living Faith Lutheran Primary School at Murrumba Downs was published on line in “The Educator”. Her article was titled “Dial back the temperature on Children’s Mental Health” and it compared our response to children’s mental health to that of a frog being boiled in water, a slow but inevitable issue unless we intervene with intelligent responses.
Jane stated that as adults we have a moral imperative to be aware of the research surrounding childhood mental health and to implement strategies to counteract the growing mental health crisis in our western world. In schools, she said that there are 7 important things for us to consider for our children’s well-being.   ...Read More

Fete Thank You

Friday, June 14, 2019

What an exciting day we had on June 8 for our Grace Fete 2019. I would like to thank all our families for bringing our community together on such an exciting day. For me, the joy of seeing so many children having so much fun was the best outcome! I would like to specifically mention our Fete Sponsors.
• Kindred – thank you for the amazing barrista coffee and for sponsoring our indoor stage and fireworks
• Pilpel Restaurant – thank you for your sponsorship and the food and drinks donations
• Caporn Piling – thank you for your sponsorship and gift of 2 tickets to Chicago in the Cent Auction
• X – Fire Games – thank you for the side show alley games equipment
• Moreton Bay Regional Council – thank you for their generous grant  ...Read More

The New Uniform is Coming

Thursday, May 30, 2019

I am so excited to advise that the new uniform is in stock and will be available for sale from June 10. The process for this change has taken nearly 2 years and involved  ...Read More

The Little School Who Could

Thursday, May 16, 2019

One of my favourite stories as a young child was ‘The little engine that could’. It is a story where a little train engine toughs it out to climb a steep hill. It is also a story which teaches resilience, hard work and optimism. Working at Grace gives me a sense of the ‘little school that could’ as I am consistently amazed at the results our students achieve in a small school environment. Did you know:  ...Read More

ANZAC Day at Grace Lutheran Primary School

Friday, May 03, 2019

A beautiful and respectful service was held to commemorate ANZAC Day on our first day back of Term 2.
Mr Thomas gave our message which was the story of Simpson and his donkey. We were also honoured to have Mr Andrew present who is a grandfather in our school. Mr Andrew served in Vietnam and Malay in the Navy as a peacekeeper. Mr Andrew and the story of Simpson reminds me of the great tradition of service in our Australian culture. This is a strong tenant in Lutheran Churches and schools too. It is through serving that we gain so much.   ...Read More