Issue 5 Wednesday 13 April 2022


Important Reminders for Last Day of Term

GC Colour Run Fundraiser - Don't forget your white T-shirt! (and parents bring a towel for the car)Thursday 14 April
Early Dismissal at 2:10pm for last day of TermThursday 14 April

From the Principal

What a great school we have! Earlier this week, our cleaner (Debbie) told me that a student had approached her at recess time and thanked her for cleaning their classroom every day. We have a new student who has been welcomed by her classmates with open arms (literally!). I saw another student offer his teddy to a class member who was crying. Yesterday, I saw a Year 6 girl helping a little Reception student who was upset because she couldn’t find her friends. These types of interactions happen every day at Greenock Primary School. Our students are kind and generous in their natures. Even when they do something wrong, as all kids occasionally do, our students have shown themselves to be honest and to have a genuine desire to make amends.

These positive values obviously come from home and are reinforced by the staff here at school. Working together as a school community is a real strength at Greenock Primary School and is not something we take for granted. All the staff know what a great school we have and appreciate the students we have the good fortune to work with. Tomorrow afternoon, we will have the opportunity to celebrate the end of the term with the kids, during the much anticipated Colour Run! Thanks to Courtney for all her organisation and to all the other parents who are volunteering tomorrow to help make this a truly memorable experience!

As the students head off for their holiday break, I wish them all a wonderful Easter. I hope it is filled with love and time spent with families (and, of course, chocolate). I hope everyone has a safe and restful school holidays, especially our hard working staff. While we have been relatively protected here at Greenock, the impacts of COVID have still been felt, adding to staff’s worries and workloads. I hope they all know how much they are appreciated by me and by the students. Our teachers and support staff all deserve a break and I hope they have a wonderful time over their school holidays.

See you all next term!

Gail Holland



It's the end of Term and with the early dismissal tomorrow there will be a lot of excited and also tired students leaving for the holidays.  Parents and Caregivers, we ask you to please adhere to the speed limit and the rules around parking outside the school:

Remain in your car and move off after your child has left or entered the car.  These are very busy times of the day and we ask for your cooperation so that our students and the school community  can safely come and go from school each day.  Please remember to drive slowly and with caution and help to keep all of our students safe.





Year 5/6 Class Report

Week 11 Term 1

Assembly Awards

Week 10 Class Awards

Week 10 Kindness Awards

School Holidays

During School Holiday Period:

Please note that the Front Office is closed throughout the school holidays.

From the Front Office -  We wish all students and families a safe and enjoyable Easter and holiday period. See you in Term 2.  


Consent & Permissions Form (on the skoolbag app only) & Student Update Form (paper copy sent home with students): 

There are still some families who have not yet returned these forms.

If you are having difficulty with the Consent & Permissions skoolbag eform please contact Mari in the Front Office for assistance.

It is very important that the school has current information for students and contact information for parents, etc.  Please return the Student Update Form even if you do not have any changes to report.

Student Health - reminder

It is recommended that healthcare plans and medication agreement forms be reviewed every 12 months.

This year we are asking you to update your child's healthcare plan & medication at the beginning of the school year so that your child is covered for the whole year.

Updating plans & medication at the beginning of each year  will be more convenient for parents, will ensure that your child is supported appropriately for their medical condition and will reduce administration time for staff.

Asthma Care, Allergic Reaction plans and a Medication Agreement form is available on the Skoolbag App for parents to access and take to your doctor or you can ask at the Front Office.    

SAPSASA Athletics Trial Day

On Wednesday of Week 10 Mr. Gliese and 22 students from the 3/4 and 5/6 classes travelled to Lyndoch to represent Greenock at the Barossa SAPSASA athletics trials. Students competed in long jump, discus, shot put, 100m, 200m and 800m runs. All students showed great sportsmanship throughout the day and competed at a high level. We look forward to hearing whether any of our students have made the Barossa team which will travel to Adelaide later in the year. A BIG thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped out with support, driving and marshalling on the day. 

The GPS Athletics Team

Nettie's Natter

End of Term 1

Hi everyone,

Yay! We made it! End of Term 1. Holidays await! It’s been a tough term for lots of us for several reasons. Of course, Covid is still hanging around and I’ll say politely, what a nuisance – I’ll let you imagine what I’m really thinking.

Before we can settle into the holidays we have Easter. What a wonderful time it is. It is the most important time on the Christian calendar and Christians all over the world will be remembering the sacrifice and the joy of Easter.

Some people have been hurt by organized religion and I understand that but knowing the story is good and it helps us make conscious decisions in life. One lesson I carry with me always is, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and ‘Love one another”. Sounds so simple but I know it can be extremely difficult sometimes. It is a sacrifice.

Sacrifice is a bit of a scary word but it is also something we all make at some point in our lives. Sometimes we are forced to make a sacrifice, other times we choose to. To have a family, we sacrifice a lot. Our freedom, sometimes our careers, money, ourselves but it’s a sacrifice we are and should be prepared to make.

This Easter rejoice in the gift of family. Rejoice in the sacrifices you have made for your family, for yourself and for others.



Greenock Primary School Calendar Term 2, 2022

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