Welcome to TiqBiz at GWPS
We’re pleased to inform you that we have launched a school app titled “TiqBiz” which we use to communicate with you electronically. The benefits of TiqBiz for our school community are:
Instant messages can be pushed out to your smartphone or tablet as a “push notification”
Push Notifications will contain reminders and timely information about events happening around our school
You will be able to add these school based events to your personal calendar
You can access school newsletters, canteen price lists and more via your smartphone
You can notify the school if your child is absent by sending a message from your smartphone
You will be kept-up-to-date with information regardless of where you are.
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
Parent Information Booklet - Download here
As another means of providing assistance, information and support to families, our school has become a member of Parenting Ideas which is run by renowned parenting expert Michael Grose. The Parenting Ideas web site is: www.parentingideas.com.au – we strongly encourage all families to access this as required as it contains a wealth of really interesting and valuable information. You may even like to subscribe to the free e-newsletter and also obtain a free copy of Chores and Responsibilities Guide. Every fortnight we will share one of Michael’s information sheets. Please access them here :- Chores And Responsibilities
LITERACY WEEK STORY TELLING - Our students and parents read and told traditional culturally based stories to our students as part of our Literacy Week celebrations. The children and teachers really enjoyed hearing these stories. Read more..... Literacy Week Parent Helpers
The ability to read independently and with fluency and expression is a life skill that is vital. However, it is as important for children to experience a wide range of texts from a very young age. This is accomplished by being read to - particularly as children are developing their reading skills. At school, we read to our students every day and it is encourage that the same occur at home. Reading is a fantastic means of the entire family getting together in order to enjoy the wonderful world of books or some valuable 1 on 1 time. Reading Aloud
The School welcomes interested parents to become involved in School activities. As well as helping to support the School Curriculum you will find that your child looks forward to, and thoroughly enjoys, your participation. Some of the activities that you may enjoy becoming involved in are :-