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ANZAC Day Public Holiday and Curriculum Day
Tuesday 25th April is ANZAC Day, which is a public holiday hence; the children will not be required at school. ANZAC Day is very significant as we acknowledge and remember all Australians who served, volunteered and paid the “ultimate sacrifice” in war and on operational service.
As ANZAC Day is one of the most important days in the year, there are numerous events being held throughout your local area and the State. Please click on the following links or Google ANZAC Day for additional information:
Wednesday 26th April is a Curriculum Day in which the staff will be working with renowned neuro-scientist Jared Cooney – Horvath from Melbourne University. On this day we will be deepening our knowledge of such concepts as:
- Nature v’s Nurture
- Brain Neurons and Synapses
- The 13 Key Brain Regions and Plasticity of the Brain
-How we learn and how does this lead to knowledge transfer?
- Memory and Attention
Being a Curriculum Day, the children will not be required at school however; childcare is available from 6:45 am to 6:30 pm. Please do not hesitate to see or contact Grace or Metta (the Out of School Hours Care Coordinators) on 0422 009 098 or our school website (www.glenps.vic.edu.au) and follow the links to Out of School Hours Care.
Payments are now easier with Qkr by Mastercard
The Qkr app enables mobile payment for school-based accounts. It lets parents use their smartphones to pay school fees, or make uniform and excursion payments without having to give their children cash to carry to school. If you would prefer not to download the app, Qkr is now also available online at:-
https://qkr.mastercard.com/store or by clicking on the icon in the banner above.
Please note that once you enter the Qkr 'Shop' you should only pay for activities that your child has brought home information about - i.e. an excursion for their year level or an extra-curricular activity that is 'year level apparent' for them. Not all activities listed on Qkr are for every family/student. Also, please enter the shop through each individual child's name to pay for their specific activities. This enables us to have a clear record of which student is going on an excursion.
Although the app is a MasterCard initiative, it enables payment from most financial institutions and major credit cards with Safe and Secure MasterCard Technology. Qkr is a FREE app. After registering your email address you will need to select our school and follow the prompts.
Download and Use Instructions
The GWPS Year 6 to Year 7 2018 Transition Timeline is now available :- Timeline in 2017 for 2018 Year 7 Placement
TiqBiz at GWPS
We’re pleased to inform you that we have a school app titled “TiqBiz” which we use to communicate with families electronically. The TiqBiz app is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android Phone, Android Tablet and Windows phone devices. If you don’t have a mobile device, there is also an app available for the computer, both on Mac and PC.
We kindly ask that you download Tiqbiz to one of your devices, register for a free account and follow the steps on the hyperlinked document to link to our school. Downloading and setting up Tiqbiz - Instructions
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