Dear GHSS Families,
This weekend is the Garage Sale Trail weekend across Australia and we are planning to be a part of it with our Spring Clean Fair! However, we need more families to book their car boot spaces and school oval spots. For a small fee of $10 a car boot space and $15 for a place on the oval, you get to take home the tidy sum you make on selling your unwanted items, everyone gets to feel good re-homing unwanted items instead of sending them to to landfill and we get some more funds to turn our Kitchen Garden Classroom into a reality - win-win all round really!
A reminder too that we need each family to supply baked goods for our tea, coffee and cake stall - biscuits, scones, cakes or slices, muffins - sweet or savoury or perhaps pizza scrolls, sandwiches and quiches are more your thing? - whatever your speciality is, your donation will be greatly appreciated. These can be dropped to the school on Friday afternoon or else Saturday morning. Please ensure they are well covered or sealed (against the ants) and if they require refrigeration, there will be fridge space in the hall although keep in mind it is limited.
And finally, don't forget to book yourself into a time slot (or two!) to either serve tea, coffee and cake or sizzle sausages at the barbie! The link is in the article below or you can call the office to book your spot. Please support the school in their efforts to further raise the profile of our Biodynamic Gardening program!
The school will be forwarding a survey to our entire school population in regards to the possibility of establishing a middle school program in the near future. We are looking to expand our offering to include years 7 to 10 and are seeking your thoughts and feedback. A survey monkey link will be forwarded to all families in a separate email this week, so please keep a look out for it and take the time to complete the survey and return it to the school by Wednesday, December 2nd.
The following timeslots still require volunteers at the Spring Clean Fair –
Sausage Sizzle Stall
9.30am - 10.30am
10.30am - 11.30am
11.30am - 12.30pm
12.30pm - 1.30pm
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Cake & Coffee Stall
9.30am – 10.30am
10.30am – 11.30am (2 people required)
11.30am – 12.30pm (2 people required)
12.30pm – 1.30pm (2 people required)
1.30pm – 2.30pm (2 people required)
Please book via this link
or if you are unable to book via the link please contact the office and we can book you in.
Your help is very much appreciated!
For those of you who may be in need of financial assistance please see the following options that are currently available -
- Saver Plus program: https://www.anz.com.au/about-us/sustainability-framework/financial-wellbeing/saver-plus/
Saver Plus is a matched savings and financial education program. If eligible, participants who complete the program will have their savings matched (up to $500) for education-related expenses.
- WA No Interest Loan: https://www.wanils.com.au/loans/wa-nils-loan/
If you have a Centrelink Healthcare Card, Pension Card or Veterans Affairs Card you could be eligible for a no interest loan up to $1500.
- StepUp Loans: https://www.wanils.com.au/loans/stepup-loans/
StepUP Loans are a community loan developed by NAB and Good Shepherd Microfinance. These personal, unsecured loans are between $800 and $3000 for individuals and families living on a low income and are offered at a fixed interest rate of 5.99% p.a.
- Anglicare: offer a range of services to assist with financial management https://www.anglicarewa.org.au/get-help/financial-assistance
We advise that independent financial advice is sought when considering any of the above options.
05 Dec 2020
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Birak Hands in the Earth Community Day will take place on Saturday 5th December 2020 from 10am till 4pm down by the Steiner School Bush River Area.
$5 per person or $20 per family.
Please bring something to share for Morning Tea.
Contact Penny or Kristi for more information.