# Welcome from the Parents' Association

Welcome back to Term 3!  We hope that you’ve all had a refreshing mid-year holiday break, despite the circumstances and were able to catch up with loved ones whilst you could.

Dear GIPS families and friends,

Welcome back to Term 3!  We hope that you’ve all had a refreshing mid-year holiday break, despite the circumstances and were able to catch up with loved ones whilst you could.

The PA had been eagerly looking forward to the resumption of some of it’s services and  much loved events this term, but given recent announcements, it looks highly unlikely that we’ll be able to run any of these.

It is our hope though, if all goes well over the next few weeks and after guidance from the school, to have some events in Term 4, so that we can come together and celebrate the end of the year and our school community. This might take place in the format of an “Evening on the Green” style event. I’m sure you would all agree that this would be a much celebrated event and one that I think we (including teachers) will all need! We will keep you posted on how this progresses as we’ll need many hands to pull this event together.

Reminders
Entertainment Books are still available to be purchased via the school website www.entertainment.com.au/orderbooks/187w900 

Memberships are now solely digital, accessed via an app on your phone and have also recently had a update to include more take-away options. Every membership sold raises $14 for our school.

Second hand uniforms are still welcome at the school, so please hang onto any outgrown items. You’ll be able to donate them at the office when the students return to face-to-face learning. We’ll also update you on how to purchase through the second hand uniform shop closer to this time. We’re sure there’ll be quite a few outgrown and lightly worn clothes this year!

In the meantime if you have any questions or suggestion please feel free to send an email to the school glen.iris.ps@education.vic.gov.au and they will happily pass along to us to respond.

Wishing you and your families all the best for the coming weeks and we hope to see you all back at GIPS soon!

Shane Millar and Katrina Standen
GIPS PA Co-ordinators