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Term 1

Week 1 Monday 29 Jan - 2 Feb

I wonder

On the first day of school this year I visited each classroom and asked the question what are your ‘wonderings’ for this year. It was certainly an interesting exercise as students obviously had been thinking about their new school year – friends, teachers, changes around the school. The best ‘wondering’ I had was from a student in year 1 who said, “I wonder why my brain feels different in my head this year” – how reflective is that?

The beginning of the year is also full of wonderings for me as well – I wonder about the best way to engage and stimulate students, I wonder how to build onto the learning environment, I wonder …..There are so many things to think about to ensure that GGLPS is addressing its role as an education provider within a strong Christian context. We all have wonderings, whether they be work or family related.

Wonderings are positive thoughts; they encourage us to think through issues. Worries, however, are those things which can keep us awake at night. We can worry about a range of things – finance, health, relationships, work… These negative thoughts can consume us at times and certainly make life difficult. One thing that I always need to remember when I find myself going down a track of worrying is to place it in God’s hands. I know he is there to share the burden and to guide me. Through prayer I always find myself in a better place and feel that sense of support.

A Bible verse from Philippians (4:6 – 7) to remind ourselves of this.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Shane


Greetings,

Welcome to the 2018 school year – especially to those families who are new to the GGLPS community. The new school year has started off extremely well and the ‘vibe’ around the school is great to experience. Many of you will have noticed that the building work that was being carried out in the last quarter of last year is now finished and the final product is another terrific learning space for the students. This space is going to be called ‘the breezeway’. School Council are now in the process of finalising plans for the construction of a further classroom – which will be added to the 5/6 ‘block’. Plans for this will be shared once they are finalised.

In the coming weeks you will be informed of the changes to the uniform, construction will begin on the café and play area in the church, the SeeSaw app for parents (discussed at PIN) will be launched as will QKR (see below) and plans developed (and implemented) for a nature play area.

Maths will be our focus area this year in the curriculum along with the gathering and use of data to inform teaching and learning practice. Further information will be shared about this over the term.

There is much to be excited about in 2018 and the staff and I look forward to having you join us in the continuation of our exciting journey as we strengthen our teaching and learning program so that all students receive the best education possible. Your support and encouragement is vital and with God’s blessings we will continue to grow.

Blessings,

Shane


  • Parent Information Session (PIN): The Parent Information Night is held as an information sharing time for teachers and parents. This is being held tonight (31st January). The structure of the evening is as follows:

6:30pm – 7:00pm – classrooms

7:00pm – 7:30pm – Worship centre

7:30pm – 8:00pm – classrooms (a repeat of the first session)

Please note that GGOSH will be available at these times (a gold coin donation would be appreciated). If you have children booked into GGOSH in the afternoon they will be able to stay after 6:00 pm without incurring extra cost – could you please inform GGOSH if you will take advantage of this.  Please note GGOSH will not be supplying any food after, afternoon snack. If your child/ren requires any food after this time you are welcome to bring it along to GGOSH prior to the meetings. To access this service during the sessions the child must be toilet trained.

  • Student attendance: A policy outlining school attendance will be available in the coming weeks. It isimportant to note that under State law a form is to be completed by parents for any students who will be absent for a period of five days or more (eg. holidays). This form is available from the front office.
  • Class Carers: The role of Class Carers will be briefly discussed at PIN. Bec Watcol has taken over from Sarah Williams as the Coordinator of this supportive group. A revised Handbook can be accessed on the Parent Portal page of the website and expressions of interest for anyone who may wish to take on this role in 2018 are to email Shane or Bec rwatcol@gmail.com.
  • Parent Handbook: As advertised prior to school this year’s (2018) Parent Handbook is available under the parent portal on the website. This will give a great overview of the school.
  • QKR: In the next few weeks we will be launching the ‘QKR’ app in the school. Many schools currently use this online payment system and the benefits seen, in our investigations are fantastic. Essentially you will be able to use this app to order and pay for canteen, uniforms and other small monetary transactions. It will not be used for school fees. Watch this space but it should be available very soon!!
  • Friday worship: This Friday, our new staff and student leaders will be installed into their roles. Please join us for this important occasion in the life of the school.
  • Volunteering: We welcome help in the school from parents, grandparents and members of the community. To permit volunteers to help in the school, whether it be canteen, reading, craft, Golden Time, a two-step process needs to be followed (both steps have a ‘life’ of three years).
    1. All volunteers need to complete a brief on-line course ‘Valuing Safe Communities’, developed by Lutheran Education Australia. This can be found on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/parent-portal/volunteering/ and follow the steps on the webpage (if you have any issues please Tanya in the front office).
    2. A police check will need to be conducted. This is free of charge. The form can be downloaded from the SAPOL website. Take the completed form to your local police station to be stamped and then bring it to the front office to be sent for processing. You are encouraged to have this completed asap so you can begin your life as a volunteer in the school.
  • Congratulations are extended to Mel and Jason Arnold on the birth of Nathaniel on 22nd December. We thank God for the joy that this little one will bring to their family. Mel will visit us towards the end of February.
  • Playgroup/Mainly Music: Golden Grove Lutheran Church Playgroup resumes this Friday at 9.30am.
  • Come and join us as we sing, dance and play using the Mainly Music program followed by a healthy snack and free play. Playgroup is designed for pre-schoolers, and everyone from our church and school community is welcome. No need to book, just turn up. Gold coin donation. We’d love to see you there.

WELCOME TO THE 2018 NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

How exciting is it when we are faced by new things, new understandings, new knowledge, new skills, new challenges, new opportunities, the ‘new’ list is endless.

 

Although not new at GGLPS, Primary Years Programme (PYP) is new to a lot of our community. Here are some of the key features of the PYP that we use to implement the Australian Curriculum.

 

A          active not passive

B          balance

C          care, communication collaboration, curiosity, challenging

D          different perspectives

E          engaging, encouraging enthusiasm, experimenting

F          it’s how we function with concepts

G          goals, growth

H          learning is hard.

I           inquirers, initiative, investigate

J          justifying thinking,

K          knowledgeable

L          lifelong learners

M         making – connections

N          never giving up,

O          open minded

P          principled citizenship,

Q          questions,

R          reflection, relevance

S          significant

T          taking action, thinkers, transdisciplinary

U          understanding

V          versatility

W         wonder, why, where, what, worldwide

X          eXciting, eXtending

Y          YET, students will be challenged but it’s not that they are not able to do something it’s just that they can’t do it yet!

Z          zealous,

 

Obviously, there is so much more to this framework, we encourage you to investigate, ask those questions, research and discover more about the PYP.

It is my prayer and wish that 2018 be a year of great growth for each and every learner in our community.

Ruth Carter
Learning and Teaching Coordinator


MEDICATION

If your child is prescribed medication and needs to have it administered during the day, please send it to the front office in the morning, with a note showing name, class and clear instruction on the time and dosage required.

Please note medication is not to be left in school bags.

 

If your child has asthma, please ensure that their asthma plan is up to date. We have provision in the sick room for spare puffers to be kept in named bags for use during the school term.


ABSENT FROM SCHOOL

If your child is going to be absent from school due to illness, please contact the front office by 9.30am. Prior to 8.30am messages can be left on the answering machine.

An sms will be sent to families if we have not been advised about a child’s absence.


NEW FAMILIES BBQ – A BBQ for all Foundation families and those families new to the school will be held on Friday 16th February at 6pm. Flyers have been sent home today to the families.


INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS

For continuing students instrumental lessons will start next week.

If you expressed an interest last year, your details have been sent to the specific teachers and they will contact you directly with details.

Please remember as per the Instrumental tuition agreement that parents and the instructor enter into an agreement for the instructor to provide lessons, in return for a fee to be paid by the parent(s).

Payment of tuition fees are set by individual Instrumental teachers or instrumental company. Please be respectful in regards to prompt payment.

Students will this year have the opportunity to perform at Monday assemblies throughout the year. Dates will be decided in consultation with the individual instrumental teacher and you will be notified.


PHIL’S DRUM TUITION

Drum lessons for Term 1 commence Tuesday 6th February. As an introductory offer, with no obligation,

any new students can “try out” for the first 2 weeks with no lesson fee. (normally $27 per lesson).

 

Playing drum set and stick technique is useful in developing gross motor skills, co-ordination and

time feel.

 

If interested in your child commencing drum lessons in term 1, please contact Ruth Carter

for further information.


 

Church this Sunday is in the Worship Centre at Golden Grove Lutheran Church

 

9.30am with Pastor Greg sharing the message

‘The power of prayer’

 

 

Children please join us for Kids at Heart children’s ministry time. This Sunday’s Bible Song topic is

‘Jesus heals’

 

 

Followed by tea/coffee and fellowship.

 

6.30pm Salt Factory SERVICE AT 6.30PM. You are welcome to come for a light meal at 5.45pm (gold coin donation).

 

It would be great to have your company.

Week 3 Monday 12 Feb - 16 Feb

Temptation… It can be so hard to resist at times. I know… and I’m sure you know too. It can be difficult to stop yourself at times. As a child I remember being tempted to take something that wasn’t mine. The more I thought about it the more I wanted it and finally I just took it. Whether your temptation is a one off or sets the ball rolling for something bigger or ongoing there is only one outcome and that is that it leads to sin. Neal Maxwell stated that, “If we entertain temptations, soon they will be entertaining us.”

NewSpring Church mention 3 important ideas when it comes to dealing with temptation. (If you get the chance read the Bible readings that are mentioned too.)

  1. Temptation comes when we seem weak and defenseless, so be alert.

(Matthew 4:1-2 and 2 Corinthians 12:10)

  1. The scriptures are our weapons against temptation, so arm yourself.

(Ephesians 6:17and James 1:25)

  1. God is faithful to protect us and provide for us so we can endure.

(John 14:27and Matthew 6:30)

(NewSpring Church South Carolina)

Having God in our lives helps protect us from temptation and sin. Unfortunately temptations are in our lives each and every day. We need help as we can’t do it on our own. May you look to God for guidance during temptation knowing that He is the only way we can beat it.

Mmmmmm Chocolate!!!

Tim Kriewaldt


What a great start to the year we have had – despite the heat experienced last week. I have enjoyed visiting classrooms, talking to students and spending time observing interactions.  Thank you for your support and encouragement of the teachers as this certainly helps maintain the wonderful community feel we have here.

 

As we move forward now I encourage you to maintain contact with the class teacher – the process for this would have been discussed with you at the Parent Teacher Night. It is important that communication occurs between school and home. Open and honest communication is necessary for collaboration.

 

May God bless the year ahead and the learning and teaching that will be undertaken.

 

Blessings,

Shane

 

School parking / driving: It is timely to be reminded of the expectations that exist in respect to driving around the school. Could you please share this information with friends, family members etc. who may be responsible for the bringing or collecting children to and from school. It is imperative that there is an understanding that there are children everywhere and of all ages at the school. A child could ‘pop’ up anywhere unexpectedly and the slower the car the less chance of a serious incident.

  • The speed through the school grounds is 10 kph.
  • It is one way traffic.
  • The kiss and drop operates as the name suggests. Drivers cannot park and leave cars if using this facility.
  • Do not cross the road in between cars that are lined up waiting to access the school. All road crossing should occur at the designated sign.

Uniform: Last week in cluster newsletters, reminders were printed about the hair and jewellery policy. I remind parents that we have a uniform and students should be wearing it as stated (especially PE uniform). The full policy is located under the Parent Portal section of the website and with the start of a school new year I would encourage you to reacquaint yourself with it.

First aid: The P. & F. are organising a full day First Aid training for parents on March 17th (at school). A flier was

distributed about this last week. If you missed it or need the link please visit the school website. (Attendees need to pay for this themselves).

Surplus desks: With a number of classes moving into flexible learning spaces we find ourselves with a huge surplus of student desks. We are selling these for $10 each. There are a number of different types available. Please see the front office if you are interested in purchasing any of these.

Church renovations: The church will begin renovations (café and toilets) next Monday. Please be aware that at times access will be limited around the church building and that entry / exit points may change.

UNIFORM SHOP

Please note that the uniform shop will be closed on Friday 23rd February.

 

SCHOOL BANKING

The LLL have a special welcome offer available to you:

Open an LLL Children’s Savings account before 31st March 2018, and they will pay you an opening gift of $25, if it’s the first LLL account in the child’s name.

 

Application forms are available from the school office.

 

KIDS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CLASSES!

Self defense, anti-bullying, fitness, fun and friendship!

Traditional values of respect, empathy, manners and more!

Contact: Dom Liddle 0403978910

 

COLES SPORTS FOR SCHOOLS

The program started on 7th February and you can collect Coles Sports for Schools vouchers from all Coles stores and Coles Express stores. You can also collect electronic vouchers when you shop at Coles Online.

You can bring your vouchers into the school office and deposit them in the collection box. Ask your family to collect them too so that we can receive more sports gear for our school. Thank you!

 

THANK YOU to members of the Golden Grove Lutheran Church who cooked and served the pancakes to the children yesterday.

What does mathematics learning look like?

This is a question that our students from yr1-6 have been asked over the last two weeks. Students recorded what they think mathematics learning is all about. The data collected from our students was interesting, giving us an insight into their perspective.

Why you ask?

One area of focus for professional learning this year is the learning and teaching of Mathematics.

In the week before students returned, staff from GGLPS and staff from a number of other SA Lutheran Primary schools participated in a workshop titled ‘contemporary research -based perspectives to support students engaging as mathematicians’.

The workshop focused on:

  • how personal beliefs about mathematics influences the way we teach
  • what current research says about effective ways of teaching and learning mathematics
  • ways teacher influence growth or fixed mindsets in the mathematics classroom
  • factors which help & hinder learning
  • going beyond group work: becoming mathematics colleagues

You will see evidence of teachers’ learning in the classroom as they reflect and act on the learning and teaching of maths specific to their students in their classes.

We encourage you to ask your child/children and the class teacher about the mathematics program here at GGLPS.

I challenge you as parents to reflect on your own experiences about mathematics and how that has influenced your mindset. Then think about how your mindset influences your child/children.

If you wish to investigate this more, I recommend reading some articles by Dr Jo Boaler a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University.

https://www.youcubed.org/resource/parent-resources/

Ruth
Learning and Teaching Coordinator

 

PIANO AND KEYBOARD LESSONS

with Mrs Lesley Beale

Limited vacancies available.

Complete an instrumental lesson form at the front office. Enquirers

Lesley 0411 400 130


 GGAF – CRABBING AT WEBB BEACH

Sunday 18th February at 10am    

  • Meet at Webb Beach—shelter area & toilets are alongside the car park
  • BYO chairs, lunch, drinks, hats, sunscreen, old shoes, crabbing rakes and tubs
  • Turn left off Port Wakefield Road after Dublin to Port Parham, then left to Webb Beach just before reaching Port Parham

Note: All crabs caught are pooled for cooking onsite in Zimmo’s large gas copper and shared.

Further enquiries to Graeme Hoklas 0419828091 or at School Reception.

Next Event: Cockling at Goolwa Beach Saturday 3rd March at 9am


Church this Sunday is in the Worship Centre at Golden Grove Lutheran Church

 

9.30am with Pastor Greg sharing the message

‘Temptation of Jesus’

 

 

Children please join us for Kids at Heart children’s ministry time. This Sunday’s Bible Song topic is

‘Baptism of Jesus’

 

 

Followed by tea/coffee and fellowship.

 

6.30pm Salt Factory SERVICE AT 6.30PM. You are welcome to come for a light meal at 5.45pm (gold coin donation).

 

It would be great to have your company.

Week 5 Monday 26 Feb - 2 Mar

As Christians, prayer is a very important practice in maintaining our relationship with God. The staff begin each morning together with prayer, teachers start the day with prayer with the children and we pray before we eat at lunch. Below are some prayers which you may find useful to use as a family.

Morning Prayer for Children
For this new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends.
For everything your goodness sends,
We thank you, dearest Lord.
Amen.

Children’s Bedtime Prayer
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep:
May God guard me through the night
And wake me with the morning light.
Amen.

Fun Children’s Dinner Prayers
Good food,
Good meat,
Good God,
Let’s eat.
Amen.

Dear Lord, bless this bunch
As we munch on our lunch.
Amen.

A B C D E F G
Thank you, God,
For feeding me.
Amen.

Rub a dub dub
Thanks for the grub
Yay God!
Amen.

Shane


Dear all,

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through term 1! From my perspective I have been quite pleased with the way the year has started and how we have progressed through to this point. While our new members of the community are still firmly finding their feet it is great to walk around the school and observe the learning taking place and the connection the students are having with this. If you have any questions or concerns I encourage you to see your class teacher to discuss any issues that may have arisen, so that they can be addressed early in the year. Parent teacher interviews are held later in the term but at times it may be wise to meet with the teacher prior to these dates.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the school,

Blessings,

Shane


MOT: Middle of Term breakfast (MOT), will be held next Wednesday (7th March). You will have received a flier about this, last week. Thanks to the P. & F. for providing the hot cross buns and the staff for serving. A coffee van will be available.


Kiss and drop: In reviewing our practice with kiss and drop it is apparent that there are only a small handful of staff who know most, if not all the cars. This small pool of knowledge creates an issue if these staff members are away (or unavailable) at the same time, thus creating a need for other staff who are unfamiliar with all families to undertake this duty. In an attempt to address this all families who use the kiss and drop (as identified by the students) will be given three name cards (laminated) which are to be placed on your dashboard. Please hand these onto others who may be responsible for collecting your child / ren. If you did not receive any – but would like some, please contact the office.

Feel free to customise the signs if you wish.


Uniform: As you are aware School Council is in the process of reviewing the school uniform – this review has taken into account feedback from staff, parents, students and also looking at the ‘landscape’ of school uniforms generally. It is expected that most of the changes decided will be released to the school community before the end of this term. While final decisions are still to be made I can share two matters which have been decided: the students will no longer be required to wear the school tie – terms 2 and 3 (from this year) and girls will have an option included for formal shorts and pants – we are waiting for samples of these to arrive. I ask that you do not worry about cost as School Council are very mindful of the cost of the uniform and there will be a changeover period of a couple of years.

Sport shoes: A reminder that sport shoes are not to be bright or fluro colours. While it is understood that predominantly white sport shoes are difficult to find you are asked to keep to school colours in the tonings of the shoe.

School absence: At the last school Council meeting a policy on student absences was adopted. Under law, students from the age of five must attend an educational institution unless exempted. There are also expectations of the amount of school days that students can also miss – as a school we are obligated to discuss any concerns re absences with parents. I encourage you to read the policy which has been posted on the school website. Included in this newsletter is a brief flier concerning school attendance and lateness. Some mornings we have over 30 students who are considered late (excluding the bus children). If lateness is an issue for you I would ask that you review morning practices so that children arrive in time to prepare for the day.


SPORTS DAY

Sports Day will be held on Thursday 29th March.

School begins at normal time, however sports day itself will start at 9am with cheerleading in the Worship Centre.

All activities will finish at approximately around 1pm with lunch to follow. More information will come home shortly as will a letter asking for help at the different stations.


UNIFORM SHOP

Please note that the uniform shop will be closed on Friday 2nd March.

If you require an item urgently please contact the front office.


COLES SPORTS FOR SCHOOLS

Thank you to everyone who have brought in the Coles Sports for Schools vouchers. Please keep collecting the vouchers and depositing them in the collection box in the school office.

Ask your family and friends to collect them too so that we can receive more sports gear for the students at our school. Thanks you!


CARPARK REMINDERS

Please note that the carpark is on a one way system. Entrance is on Richardson Drive and the exit is on Sunnybrook Drive.

We also remind you that the speed limit is 10kph.

Thank you.


ENDEAVOUR COLLEGE INTERVIEWS: Please note that Ms. Vogt, principal of Endeavour College, has begun interviews for students in year 5 who are intending to go to Endeavour in yr 7. If you are intending for your child to attend Endeavour and an interview has not been arranged could you please contact their office as a matter of urgency. While there is essentially guaranteed entry to Endeavour for GGLPS students, there are some formalities to be undertaken  – including an interview with the principal.


LOST PROPERTY

A reminder to clearly label all items of clothing. We have several hats in the lost property box with no name on them.

 

Week 7 Monday 12 Mar - 16 Mar

John Piper writes: “If you don’t see the greatness of God then all the things that money can buy become very exciting. If you can’t see the sun you will be impressed with a street light. If you’ve never felt thunder and lightning you’ll be impressed with fireworks. And if you turn your back on the greatness and majesty of God you’ll fall in love with a world of shadows and short-lived pleasures.”

Lent is a wonderful time to reflect on what, ultimately, is the lord of your life? What controls you: worldly desires, God, or an unlikely fusion of the two? What one or two things control what you do with most of your time?

Lent is a time of preparation and anticipation. It is a time to reflect on whether we follow worldly desires (desires of the flesh) instead of following Jesus who came to offer us new life through His death and resurrection. It is a time where we can focus on the gift of Jesus and spend time with the lord of our life rather than the makeshift lords of our life that so often control and consume us.

As Romans 8:12-13 (VOICE) says: “So, you owe the flesh nothing! You do not need to live according to its ways, so abandon its oppressive regime. For if your life is just about satisfying the impulses of your sinful nature, then prepare to die. But if you have invited the Spirit to destroy these selfish desires, you will experience life.”

I pray that you may come to experience true life as found through the greatness of God and sacrifice of Jesus.

Jason Kupke
School Chaplain


Dear all,

I strongly believe that learning is so much more than sitting in classrooms participating in ‘lessons’. I believe it is important that we offer students a variety of opportunities to develop and reinforce their understandings and learning. Over the last few weeks a number of our classes have been involved with activities outside of the classroom. The year 5 and 6 students thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of their camp at Woodhouse (see photos and comments in the newsletter), while the year 1 classes reinforced their class work with a visit to the Gorge wildlife park. In speaking with students from both clusters it is obvious that they learnt so much and grew through their experiences – it was learning that was authentic and had connections for them.

It is our aim to ensure that we provide learning that is stimulating, relevant and meaningful for the students so that they are knowledgeable and inquirers.

Blessings,

Shane

Voluntary Parent / teacher interviews: It is essential that as parents / care givers you are aware of your child’s progress at school. This happens in a variety of ways over the year; Seesaw is a new way in which we are aiming to ensure that you can view the learning journey of your child / ren. Another way to be aware of the learning journey is to speak directly to the class teacher.

Parent / teacher interviews are scheduled to be held on April 10th (Tuesday) and 11th (Wednesday). These interviews are of 15 minutes in length and in recent years we have made these voluntary. This is due to the fact that a number of parents have taken the opportunity during the term to meet with teachers and a further meeting is not needed at this point in time.

Details for booking these meetings is included further in the newsletter. Mrs Paech and Mrs Seeliger are conducting these interviews at a different times due to the taking of leave during this time. These teachers have, however, informed their classes of this and appropriate arrangements have been made.

If you have difficulty trying to make an interview please contact the office.

Kiss and drop: In reviewing our practice with kiss and drop it is apparent that there are only a small handful of staff who know most, if not all the cars. This small pool of knowledge creates an issue if these staff members are away (or unavailable) at the same time, thus creating a need for other staff who are unfamiliar with all families to undertake this duty. In an attempt to address this all families who use the kiss and drop (as identified by the students) have been given three name cards (laminated) which are to be placed on your dashboard. Please hand these onto others who may be responsible for collecting your child / ren. If you did not receive any – but would like some, please contact the office. Thank you to the families who have assisted us by placing these in your cars.

Sports Day – Thursday 29th March

The day will begin in the classroom at 8.45am followed by cheerleading in the Worship Centre at 9am. Sports Day will finish approximately around 1pm followed by a BBQ lunch organised by the GGOSH staff. Sausage/bread/onion – $2.50 each and cans of soft drink for $1 each.

 

There will also be a coffee van available during the day.

A full program will be coming out soon.

 

Sports Day Cake Stall and Volunteers

A cake stall flyer has also been sent home today. Please return the tear off slip to the front office. If you can spare some time between 10am – 12noon on Sports Day to help on the P&F cake stall please email aimeeiannone@hotmail.com

 

COLES SPORTS FOR SCHOOLS

Thank you to everyone who have brought in the Coles Sports for Schools vouchers. Please keep collecting the vouchers and depositing them in the collection box in the school office.

Ask your family and friends to collect them too so that we can receive more sports gear for the students at our school.

 

Thank you!


FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER

TERM 1 FEES – Just a reminder to families that the first term fees were due by 28th February 2018, unless separate arrangements have been made via Direct Debit, BPay etc.

Week 9 Monday 26 Mar - 30 Mar

“On the eve of the cross, Jesus made His decision. He would rather go to hell for you than go to heaven without you” – Max Lucado.

Jesus knew his fate. He lived an extraordinary life, achieving many great things. From hanging out with the oppressed to teaching mind-boggling, culture-changing ideas, Jesus did it all. But He knew that the road would end on the cross where He died on behalf of every single one of us. That is a massive responsibility to carry. Take it in for a moment: Jesus pretty much had the weight of the world on His shoulders. The weight of the world’s sins.

As 1 Peter 2:22-24 (MSG) says: “He suffered everything that came His way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step. He never did one thing wrong, not once said anything amiss. Jesus set the example for us. They called Him every name in the book and He said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right. He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing.”

His dying breath has brought us life. His wounds have paid our ransom. Jesus’ death is so important to us today. His death made a way from us to get into heaven because we are far from perfect ourselves. When you get to the end of your life, for every single strike against your name is read out, for every sin you commit, Jesus covers it. Through Jesus’ death on the cross, He handles all our past wrongs, and offers us amazing love and forgiveness.

The sacrifice that Jesus made was all for you. For each of us as a personal way of forgiving us from the wrong things we do. Jesus’ sacrifice did a whole lot more than we could ever truly comprehend. Or be thankful enough for. May you remember this Easter that His sacrifice, His wounds, His life, His death and His resurrection, have set us free.

 

Jason Kupke

Chaplain


Dear all,

 

As a place of learning it is essential that we have a strong focus and direction in mind as we move forward. All decisions made, whether by School Council or myself, always centre around our school values of Believe, Collaborate, Achieve  – how will this further the student’s learning, how will this assist in supporting the staff, are questions that are at the forefront. Last year, School Council adopted a new Strategic Plan with a companion Action Plan document. This has been available on the school website for viewing and will be reported upon in the school’s Annual Report due June this year. At the last Council meeting the Action Plan for 2018 was finalised. This has now been placed on the website for your information. This document will guide us over these next 12 months as we continue to strengthen our practices with the aim of providing a strong program, developing each child as individuals. Please feel free to contact me or School Council Chair Gen Freund, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this.

As we celebrate Easter this week I leave you with the words of Max Lucado:

 

On the eve of the cross,

Jesus made his decision.

He would rather go to hell for you,

Than go to Heaven without you.

 

May you have a safe and blessed Easter.

Shane

 

Carpark issues: A topic of major concern at the last P. & F. meeting was the issue of parking / crossing roads; in general safety around the school. A few reminders:

 

  • During kiss and drop times (in the morning and afternoon) under no circumstances are you to leave your car to walk children into school. The idea of this zone is for the quick drop off / pick up of students. If you find you still need to fix hair, write lunch orders etc. I would ask that you find a car park to complete these tasks.

 

  • Many families do not use the school crossing when accessing the other side of Richardson Dr. This practice is unsafe especially when there are many vehicles around and children can tend to walk out from behind a parked car. I would ask you to use the identified crossing. The speed limit at all times through the school is 10 kph.

 

Seesaw: All families should have, by now been invited to join our Seesaw platform. If you cannot Seesaw at this point can you please speak with your class teacher. We have had a few teething problems (like multiple accounts being set up). When we are informed of this we are dealing with them. Thank you for your patience while we roll this out. It appears that many of you are pleased with the functionality of this app.

Uniform: It is expected that School Council will be able to release all the details of the uniform review during second term. The final decisions are based upon last year’s parent and student surveys and scanning the current scene in school uniforms. A reminder of the information already released: school ties are no longer part of the uniform and girls will now be able to wear the blue shirt (long sleeve) with skirt / pinafore. The white shirt will be phased out over time.     

 

Voluntary Parent / teacher interviews: It is essential that as parents / care givers you are aware of your child’s progress at school. This happens in a variety of ways over the year; Seesaw is a new way in which we are aiming to ensure that you can view the learning journey of your child / ren. Another way to be aware of the learning journey is to speak directly to the class teacher.

Parent / teacher interviews are scheduled to be held on April 10th (Tuesday) and 11th (Wednesday). These interviews are of 15 minutes in length and in recent years we have made these voluntary. This is due to the fact that a number of parents have taken the opportunity during the term to meet with teachers and a further meeting is not needed at this point in time.

 

If you have difficulty trying to make an interview time please contact the office.

 

SPORTS DAYWe are all looking forward to our annual Sports Day tomorrow. I trust you will be able to join us and encourage and support the students. A full program was sent home on Monday. Just a few reminders.

  • The day begins at our normal time (8:45am) – students begin at 9:00am in the worship centre with events beginning at 9:30am.
  • Sports day finishes at approx. 1:00pm. A sausage sizzle will be available. All children will return to class. At this time parents have the option to:
    • Take children home
    • Children can stay at school and complete the day as normal (GGOSH will run as normal).

 

COLES SPORTS FOR SCHOOLS – Thank you to all families and friends who have brought in vouchers. This is the last week of collecting. If you have any vouchers at home please bring them into the office by Wednesday 4th April so that we can send them off to be collated to enable us to select sports equipment for the school. Thank you.


SRC FUNDRAISER – FRIDAY 13TH APRIL

Ellie, Manu, Liam and Scarlett from the SRC have organised a fundraiser on the 13th of April, the last day of term 1, for Disability SA. You will be able to wear blue for a gold coin donation, as blue is the Disability SA colour. Order forms have been sent home with students today. You have a chance to pre order a finger bun for $3 or a half finger bun for $2. Make sure to return your order by Friday in week 10, the 6th of April.

 

For those students with food intolerances dairy and gluten free cupcakes will be available for purchase at the chill out zone during recess for $2 each and no orders are required for the cupcakes.

 

We will be aiming to fund $500 which will hopefully be enough to buy a new wheel chair or any thing else Disability SA need.

 

Ellie Dancis Yr 5/6Z

 

THANKS to Bec Watcol our Class Carer coordinator for making new ice pack covers for the sick room. They are much appreciated.

 

UNIFORM MATTERS

The uniform shop will be open during the upcoming school holidays on Friday 27th April, 9am-3pm. No appointment necessary.

 

SAVE THE DATE

The next P&F event will be a Kids Disco – Friday 18th May. (more information to follow).

 

HARMONY DAY

On Wednesday the GGLP’s community celebrated Harmony Day. It is a day to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures we have in Australia but especially in our school community. Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background. To celebrate this special day we dressed in orange or our cultures dress attire. We ate lunch together as a school on the oval. Students also decorated a hand to show their culture. This will be displayed in the courtyard.

Many thanks to all who participated.

Georgia Papini Year 2/3 teacher

 

 

Week 11 Monday 9 April - 13 April

This week we think about the love of Jesus. 1 John 3:16 reads 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

 

Half way down the west coast of Turkey is a small town called Selcuk. Here you will find the ancient city of Ephesus. It was here that Paul preached to the people about God. I was lucky enough to have toured through the city and there are still many parts in good state. It is easy to see where things were and how they lived their lives.

 

One story that I found quite amusing was that of the toilets. In one big room they would all sit side by side with a small stream in front. The servants had a number of roles. Obviously to keep the place clean but also in the colder months many of them would just have to stay seated on the toilet benches to keep them warm for the richer, more important people.

 

Ephesus was originally a city where Christianity was banned. To be a Christian meant the harshest of punishments. It’s sad to think that there were so many people who didn’t want people to know about the love of God. In a couple of places I saw the picture of a fish. (A Christian symbol still) This of course was the secret code or message for the Christian people living in the city.

 

Christianity was against the law but there were still people who would work hard for God in spreading his love.

 

Question: Would you still be a Christian if it was outlawed? To pose a further question would you spread God’s love if it was outlawed? Mmmm!!!

 

For many of us we feel at home here in our community, telling others about Jesus. But how many of us spread the word in the wider community?

 

We have the opportunity to spread the word of God’s love. Is there someone who you could share God’s love with?

 

Today think about how you can help spread the word of God’s love to someone who doesn’t yet know.

Tim Kriewaldt


Dear all,

After a term full of lots of activities and learning we are nearly ready to enjoy the first holidays of the year. Everyone has worked extremely hard and a break is certainly well deserved. I trust that you will find time to take a break from your normal routine and that all the students have space to recharge their batteries. On behalf of the staff I wish you all a safe and blessed holiday.

God bless,

 

Shane

 

  • School recommences on Monday 30th April with Opening worship at 8:50.
  • The next school newsletter will be published in the second week of the term.

 

Mrs Carter: For personal reasons Ruth has been on leave for the last few weeks. This leave will continue during term 2. We certainly miss Ruth’s vitality and enthusiasm in the school and within the teaching and learning programme, however, we have put processes in place to support staff as we work towards our school goals / initiatives and supporting the student’s learning.

 

Portfolios: Historically, students would bring home a hard copy portfolio this week. With the use of Seesaw we now have ceased the use of the hard copy version and student work is now being uploaded to Seesaw. It is possible to convert this material to hard copy if you want to store it, however, you are also able to archive the online version at the end of the year (instructions will be provided at that time).

Uniform: Term 2 and 3 are officially the terms in which the winter uniform is worn. There is a transition time for this at the start of next term and depending on the weather it may not be strictly enforced for the first week or two (especially if these warmer days continue!). You will be notified when all students are to be wearing the winter uniform.       

Voluntary Parent / teacher interviews: Interviews are being held this week

Sports day: What a fantastic day we had on our Sports Day prior to Easter. I was extremely impressed with the behaviour of the students and the manner in which they participated on the day. Congratulations to Sunnybrook for their victory. Once again I especially thank Ms. McCusker for her time and effort in organising the day but also acknowledge the work of all the staff in supporting her. Finally a big thankyou to parents who helped in any way on the day. The level of cooperation and support made the day quite successful.


Cyber safety: I came across this great website which has been constructed by the eSafety Commisioner from the Australian Government concerning cyber safety. The website is titled ‘iParent’ and is a fantastic resource for you as parents. Please take the time to view this. The link is https://goo.gl/jsVdzt

 

Qkr!: We will be launching the online school payment app Qkr! early next term. This will be able to be used for most finance transactions in the school (except school fees). More information early next term.

 

SCHOOL COUNCIL UPDATE TERM 1 2018

Council Members

School council welcomes 3 new members elected by GGLC (Golden Grove Lutheran Church) members last November at the annual election meeting – Ruth Zimmerman, Susan Kent, Fiona Forgione.

 

Your council for 2018 is:

Genevieve Freund – Chairperson

Tammie Switala – Vice Chairperson

Tom Davidson – Secretary

Paul Williams – Finance Chairperson

Gary Scott

Ruth Zimmerman

Susan Kent

Fiona Forgione


Meetings

Council have met twice this year so far with another meeting scheduled before the end of the term. The finance team is also due to meet in the next couple of weeks. Results of the recently completed audit of 2017 accounts will be reviewed as well as financial KPI’s and actual/budget results for quarter 1 2018.

 

New Initiatives

On Sat 17th Feb Shane, Graeme & Genevieve attended a training day organised by LESNW (Lutheran Education SA, NT & WA). Excellent information was presented on new financial governance and education geographic initiatives.

These initiatives being rolled out by LESNW will give us the tools to allow us to obtain accurate demographic data to enable us to strategically market in our catchment area and will also help communicate financial performance and improve the council’s ability to make informed business decisions. These are exciting initiatives and we look forward to receiving the data and analysing the contents.

Completed Actions

 

Partnership Covenant – both school & church councils have endorsed this document and it has now been communicated to the community. A great result from all involved.

 

2018 Action Plan – after an extensive review at the end of 2017, our action plan has been updated for 2018. Primary focus areas for council will be the partnerships GGLPS has with GGLC and Connected Schools and marketing strategies assisted by the demographic analysis mentioned above.

 

Policies – BYOD and Student Attendance policies were reviewed and accepted by council

 

Building Update

 

Refurbishment of Blocks A & B and Breezeway – these works have now been completed to support our teaching and learning program and are being enjoyed by students and staff.

 

Construction/Extension/Refurbishment Block C – BGA grant of $270K has been formally approved by the Commonwealth to assist with these works. Initial plans have been lodged with council and development plan consent has been granted. Building rules consent and development approval are required in due course.

 

Genevieve Freund – on behalf of school council

 

SRC FUNDRAISER – FRIDAY 13TH APRIL

Ellie, Manu, Liam and Scarlett from the SRC have organised a fundraiser on the 13th of April, the last day of term 1, for Disability SA. You will be able to wear blue for a gold coin donation, as blue is the Disability SA colour. If you ordered a finger bun they will be delivered to your class.

 

For those students with food intolerances dairy and gluten free cupcakes will be available for purchase at the chill out zone during recess for $2 each and no orders are required for the cupcakes.

 

We will be aiming to fund $500 which will hopefully be enough to buy a new wheel chair or anything else Disability SA need.

Ellie Dancis Yr 5/6Z


SAVE THE DATE – The next P&F event will be a Kids Disco – Friday 18th May. A flyer has been sent home today .Please check your child’s bag.

 

UNIFORM MATTERS

The uniform shop will be open during the upcoming school holidays on Friday 27th April, 9am-3pm. No appointment necessary.


We warmly welcome women to our

Winter Weekend Retreat …….Interwoven

Brought to you by Golden Grove Lutheran Community.

When:  Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018 at Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair

Why: Rest, relax, refresh, have fun & fellowship!

Register now at:

http://www.emailmeform.com/buildre/form/m2J94w4f9K3aHd3vRzPhT?ga=2.208497554.1002343480.1522750986-465530075.1522555604

(direct link from GGLC website) or grab a paper form from the church / office

Cost: $150             First-Timers $140

Part-time & subsidies available – Bring a friend!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Lutheran Community Care is looking for volunteers to help in its new op shop at Valley View. The new shop is opened on Wednesday, April 4, and is located on the corner of Pauls Drive and Vale Avenue. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm. An official launch will be held at the shop on Monday, April 9, which will include lunch and entertainment. For more information, please contact Diane Gerrie (0439 223 376 or dgerrie@lccare.org.au).

Term 2

Week 2 Monday 7 May - 11 May

Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. (Jonah 2:8)

 

After three days and nights inside a fish, Jonah felt as if God had given up on him. Separation from God’s grace was painful. It hurt Jonah to know that his ignorance to God’s call to preach in Nineveh, landed him in a nasty, wet, smelly belly. 

 

Have you ever ignored God? Felt at distance from him? His grace seems far off and you are reminded what it feels like to not know him. Taking action through confessing sins, trusting in him and obeying his commands draws you nearer.

 

Once you feel his grace, don’t forget that he then wants you to share it with others who feel trapped. It is a blessing to be able to draw close to God whenever you want. Give God’s love away and share it with others today!

 

James Salisbury

Year 4 teacher


Dear all,

By now the holidays probably seem like a distant memory, however, I trust that you had time to slow down a bit and relax. We have certainly embraced school life again this term and the student’s learning is ‘all go’. The staff and I certainly look forward to working with you again this term as we guide and facilitate the student’s learning.

God bless,

Shane

 

Uniform: With the beginning of term 2 we move into our ‘winter’ uniform. The following is from the uniform policy. If you need any further clarification please speak to a teacher.

Terms 2 and 4

There is a change-over period at the beginning of these terms when students can choose to wear either correct summer or winter uniform depending upon the weather. This change over period can vary depending on temperatures at the time.  As a guide, 1st June is the cut-off date for summer uniform, after which winter uniform is to be worn.  The change from winter back to summer uniform is effective from the beginning of Term 4, extreme weather conditions accepted. There is to be no mix and match of summer and winter uniforms, that is, only full summer uniform or full winter uniform will be accepted.       

Car park: It is unfortunate that I need to remind families of the correct etiquette in the school car park. While the majority of families use the car park correctly and follow safety procedures there are a small number who drive through this area far too quickly/ Please remember that the speed limit of 10 kph is for the whole car park not just the first section.


Pastor Dennis: Pastor Greg is on Long Service Leave for all of this term. We welcome Pastor Dennis (Obst) who will lead us in worship at various times throughout this term.  

Mark Le Messurier: Well known parent educator Mark Le Messurier is facilitating a parent session for Novita on the 16th May, (Bagster Rd Community Centre, Bagster Rd, Salisbury North) from 7pm. The topic is ‘Real ideas to tame ugly behaviours’. To book or find out more information ring 81823122. Mark will also be presenting at GGLPS again on Wednesday September 5th (thanks P. & F).

SAVE THE DATE! Scholastic Book Fair

Week 5 in LRC Tuesday 29th May – Monday 4th June

More details to follow.

 

SRC FUNDRAISER

The SRC fundraiser last term raised $477.15 for Disability SA. Thank you to everyone who purchased either a finger bun or cupcake and took part in wearing something blue.

Ellie Dancis Yr 5/6Z

 

2017 SCHOOL MAGAZINE

The magazines were sent home with students yesterday. Each family enrolled at GGLPS in 2017 should have received one. If you did not receive a magazine please contact the front office.

 

LOST PROPERTY

PLEASE…….. name all items of clothing, lunchboxes, drink bottles etc. There are lots of items in lost property which are un-named.


INTRODUCING Qkr

 

Download Qkr (pronounced ‘quicker’) now to order and pay for a variety of school items securely.  This alleviates the need to bring correct cash to school, and allows you to order at a time and place that suits you.  With QKR, you’ll receive your receipts on the app, and have the option to receive them via email.  It’s quick and easy, and once set up takes a short time to make purchases at the click of a button.  A ‘how to guide’ for purchasing items and canteen products can be found via front page of the school website.

MOTHER’S DAY STALL – FRI 11TH MAY

A variety of beautiful gifts can be purchased for $3 per gift. Please register the amount of gifts you require via the school website.

Please place the money in an envelope including your child/ren’s name, class and number of gifts and hand to the front office by COB today.

 

DIARY DATES

Thurs 10/5    Year 2/3P Excursion

 Mon 14/5      Year 2/3SP Excursion

Tues 15/5 – Fri 18/5            Naplan

Fri 18/5         P&F Disco

Fri 25/5         CCs Movie Night

Wed 30/5      MOT

Mon 11/6      Public holiday

 Fri 15/6         CCs Bowling night

Fri 29/6         End of term 2


NEW 2018/19 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK IS HERE!

GGLC is raising funds again this year through Entertainment Book sales with money raised supporting our partnership and mission with Asaroka schools in Papua New Guinea helping communities through education.

You can now purchase the book as a hard copy or the digital copy as an app on your phone. A great idea for Mothers’ Day. Books cost $70. You can pick up books from the front office. A sample book available for your perusal.

 

RIVERLAND APRICOTS

This year we again have dried apricots for sale.

500g bag for $12.

A fundraiser by Barmera Lutheran Church for Compassionate Ministries.

Purchases can be made at the front office.


Interwoven

 

This year’s Winter Weekend Retreat for Ladies brought to you by Golden Grove Lutheran Community.

 

Friday 29th June – Sunday 1st July 2018

 

At Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair

 

Rest, relax, refresh, have fun & fellowship

 

Registration forms online from GGLC website or paper form from the church office

 

Cost: $150             First-Timers $140

Part-time & subsidies available – Bring a friend!

 

___________________________

                                               

mainly music/Playgroup is held each

Friday at Golden Grove Lutheran Church after

Chapel at 9.30am until 11am.

Please come and join us. Any questions please contact Natasha Jaeschke 8282 6050


Church this Sunday is in the Worship Centre at Golden Grove Lutheran Church

 

9.30am with Pastor Dennis sharing the message

 

 

Children please join us for Kids at Heart children’s ministry time. This Sunday’s Bible Song topic is

The Ascension’

 

Followed by tea/coffee and fellowship.

 

6.30pm Salt Factory service. You are welcome to come for a light meal at 5.45pm (gold coin donation)

 

It would be great to have your company.

Week 4 Monday 20 May - 25 May

Gabble

 

Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?  Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b]  Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

Acts 2: 7 – 12

 

You might think what sort of a heading is that – gabble? Last Sunday the church celebrated the festival of Pentecost; the time when the Holy Spirit came to earth. Paul records the event in the book of Acts.

 

What occurred that day has always fascinated me. Here is a large group of people gathered from lots of different countries (as recorded in the passage above) and they hear the word of God shared in their own language. In church on Sunday we had a taste of what that would have been like when 6 people spoke in another language at the same time – Japanese, Pidgen, German, Dutch, Spanish, English: it sounded like gabble! It was certainly a powerful illustration of what we may have heard if we had been present that day.

 

The message of Pentecost is that the Gospel is for all people; not just one particular race or cultural group. The Holy Spirit has been given as a gift to everyone – we are all one in Christ.

 

As a Lutheran school we are called to share this message with all who are a part of our community. The Gospel is not just for the members of Golden Grove Congregation, it is not just for those who identify with the Lutheran faith. The Gospel, the story of Christ and the gift of eternal life is for all and with the help of the Holy Spirit we share it confidently and with passion to all.

 

Hopefully it is not gabble but a message that is clear and meaningful for you.

Shane


Dear all,

As you are aware the annual NAPLAN tests were undertaken last week. As a school we have spent time with the students ensuring they were ‘test’ ready (ie know how to answer multiple choice questions, when to move on from an unknown question etc.). Our belief as a school is that these tests are a ‘point in time’ test and while they give some data about a child’s progress, there are many other pieces of information that fill out the picture. While the students handled themselves quite well during the tests, it was apparent that some find a test situation very stressful and the results do not reflect their true ability – thus our dependence on other forms of data to truly understand each student. The results of these tests will be available some time in third term.

The school is certainly blessed to have wonderful volunteers who organise a number of activities and events for the students. Class Carers coordinated and ran the Mother’s Day stall a few weeks ago, while the P. & F. have been busy over these last few weeks organising last Friday’s disco and preparing for next week’s MOT. It is wonderful to have such a supportive groups who add to our community. Thanks to all who help with this – it is greatly appreciated.

 

Blessings,

Shane

 

Uniform: The changeover from summer to winter uniform is to be completed by the 1st June. With the colder weather which we are now experiencing, I would encourage all students to be appropriately dressed even though the ‘official’ date hasn’t been reached.

Uniform letter: Last week a letter was distributed to all school families concerning the school uniform – this came as an attachment to the cluster newsletter. This outlined in detail how the uniform will look into the future. If you did not receive this letter please contact the office and we will ensure you receive a copy.


MOT: It’s hard to believe that we are nearly at the middle of the term (next week). This means that next Wednesday (30th) we will be serving bacon and egg muffins. Please be aware that from this MOT all cooking and serving will cease at 8:30 – should you arrive after this time you will more than likely miss out! This reason for this, is that staff need to prepare for the day and the mornings have been later and later in finishing.

Behaviour management policy: At the last school Council meeting a revised Behaviour Management policy was accepted. This is available on the school website for your information.

Qkr! Over the last two weeks information has been shared via the cluster newsletter about the Qkr! app which is now available for you to use. At the moment the use is limited to the canteen but further services will be added over the coming weeks. It is important to note that school fees will not be able to be paid through this facility.

 

  • All orders need to be placed in the app by 9am.
  • You can confirm your order by checking your receipt on your device.
  • A flyer is enclosed with this newsletter with instructions regarding set up and making payments.

 

More information can be found on the school website.

 

COME AND VISIT OUR ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR. Hundreds of resources are available to buy including fiction, non-fiction and picture books. There is also a huge assortment of activity books and stationery.

 

We are open from Tuesday 29th May through to Monday 4th June in the Sunnybrook Library from 8:30am – 9am and again from 3pm – 3:30pm.

 

All proceeds go to purchasing new resources for our school.

 

We hope to see you there.


NEW 2018/19 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK IS HERE!

GGLC is raising funds again this year through Entertainment Book sales with money raised supporting our partnership and mission with Asaroka schools in Papua New Guinea helping communities through education.

You can now purchase the book as a hard copy or the digital copy as an app on your phone. A great idea for Mothers’ Day. Books cost $70. You can pick up books from the front office. A sample book is available for your perusal.

 

RIVERLAND APRICOTS

This year we again have dried apricots for sale.

500g bag for $13.

A fundraiser by Barmera Lutheran Church for Compassionate Ministries.

Purchases can be made at the front office.


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This year’s Winter Weekend Retreat for Ladies brought to you by Golden Grove Lutheran Community.

 

Friday 29th June – Sunday 1st July 2018

 

At Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair

 

Rest, relax, refresh, have fun & fellowship

 

Registration forms online from GGLC website or paper form from the church office

 

Cost: $150             First-Timers $140

Part-time & subsidies available – Bring a friend!

 

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mainly music/Playgroup is held each

Friday at Golden Grove Lutheran Church after

Chapel at 9.30am until 11am.

Please come and join us. Any questions please contact Natasha Jaeschke 8282 6050

 


Church this Sunday is in the Worship Centre at Golden Grove Lutheran Church

 

9.30am with Pastor Dennis sharing the message.

 

Children please join us for Kids at Heart children’s ministry time. This Sunday’s Bible Song topic is

Nicodemus’  based on John 3: 1-17

 

 

Followed by tea/coffee and fellowship.

 

6.30pm Salt Factory service. You are welcome to come for a light meal at 5.45pm (gold coin donation)

 

It would be great to have your company.

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