The School Song

Glen Iris Primary School Song

By Marg Gleadall, 1995

 

CHORUS:

Shining in Australia’s sun,
Purple and gold, we are the ones,
We are Glen Iris,
We are Glen Iris.

 

We are always the first to say,

We are proud of our school each day,
‘Cause it’s Glen Iris,
Yes, it’s Glen Iris.

 

VERSE 1:

As the school year rolls along
We’d like to say this in our song,
Our school is a wonderful place to be
Glen Iris is for me!

 

CHORUS

 

VERSE 2:

Win or lose we are proud to say,
We believe in honesty and fair play.
We’ve had sadness, laughter and fun,
That’s why we sing as one.

 

CHORUS

 

VERSE 3 (sung by Year 6 at the end of each year):

The years have flown, we must go on
To a new school, ‘cause we are grown.
But in our hearts we’ll remember that
Glen Iris gave us a start.

 

CHORUS

 


 

 

The National Anthem: "Advance Australia Fair"

 

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.


Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.