1/2 Excursion reminder

Just a reminder to all 1/2 parents that students must be at school by 8.15 am in order for the bus to leave on time for the excursion. Students who normally catch the bus to school will have to make alternative arrangements tomorrow. Unfortunately the bus will not be able to wait so if your child arrives later than 8.15 am they will work in the Prep room for the day. The bus will return at 3.45 pm so once again bus travellers will need to make alternative arrangements after school. Before and after school care is available.

Hand, foot and mouth

Parent and carers,

Please be advised that we have had a number of reported cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (a note has gone home to each family today). Below is some information from the Victorian Government Better Health Channel (http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Hand_foot_and_mouth_disease).

Hand foot and mouth


REMINDER – School Concert


Tickets are still available to purchase online at the website www.trybooking.com/GHLB  (tickets will not be sold at the office this year).

Ticket costs are –

Adult – $12

Children (Ages 5-12) – $8

Children (Ages 5 and under) – Free

Moriac Students – Free

Thank you for all your support during this exciting time and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask Mr Jared Smith. A final reminder that if your student cannot come to the concert for whatever reason, please inform the school ASAP.

We look forward to seeing you all at The Geelong Arena at 6.30pm onTuesday the 2nd of December



To all those parents who generously offered to bake for the Election Day Cake Stall – cakes/slices/biscuits etc can be delivered to the school staffroom between

3pm – 5pm this Friday 28th November.

Please attach a product label on the top of your item (ie Chocolate Cake) and an ingredients label to the base.   Remember:  No cream.  No custard. No refrigeration.

If you have any queries please contact Wendy Frampton on 0409 369 821

No matter where you vote on Saturday your support of our cake stall is appreciated.  Thank you.

Before and After School Care

We would just like to remind all families that it is essential for parents to inform us if children will not be using the services for a day if they are a permanent booking.

We staff the program according to permanent bookings or bookings made 24 hours in advance. If you need to cancel a booking for before or after school care we ask that you do this with 24 hours’ notice so we can staff the service accordingly.

It is also important that parents pre-book places in before or after school care. We staff the service according to the number of children booked in. Low number – one staff member, high number – two staff members. We do this because we cannot afford to pay two staff members when numbers are under 16. If we have one worker on duty, we are only legally allowed to have up to 15 children in the service. Parents have been dropping students in without booking. If we are spot checked and found to have incorrect ratios, we could lose this valuable service altogether. Our staff have been directed to turn away parents dropping off students if our staffing ratios are compromised.

Remember when we didn’t have this service? Thank you for your support.

UPCOMING DATES – Term 4 2014

  •  Book Fair – Weds 12th Nov – Fri 14th Nov
  • Prep 2015 Transition #1 – Weds 12th Nov 9am-11am
  • Year 5/6 SSA Nippers Carnival – Fri 14th Nov
  • Prep 2015 Transition #2 – Weds 19th Nov 9am-11.30am
  • Prep 2015 Transition #3 – Weds 26th Nov 9am-11.30am
  • SCHOOL CONCERT – Tues 2nd Dec – 6.30pm start time
  • Yr 1/2 dinner, Yr 2 Sleepover – Tues 9th Dec
  • Parent helper / Volunteer morning tea – Weds 10th Dec
  • Yr 2-6 Swimming Trials – Kardinia Pool (50m) – Fri 12th Dec
  • Year 6 Graduation Dinner – Mon 15th Dec
  • SRI Christmas Production (SRI students only) – Tues 16th Dec
  • LAST DAY 2014 – 2.30pm finish – Fri 19th Dec