In striving forth towards the goal,
I feel new firmness in my soul.
The I-of-God in knowing sight
Fills all my will with gleaming light.
And in these hidden depths, this radiant glow,
By bringing light to darkness, makes the good fruit grow.
Dear GHSS Families,
Here we are in the second half of Term 1 and today, March 8th, we marked International Women's Day with a morning tea. The purpose of this day is to recognise the importance of women in our world and to look upon the tale of struggles and enpowerment of women over centuries and pay our tribute to the females in our lives. For me, that includes many women in both my professional and personal life, but I wish to pay tribute to the 2 women who have had the most tremendous impact on my life and in shaping the woman I have become - both beautiful, intelligent, strong yet vulnerable, feisty characters - my 95 year old grandmother, Marie Rose O'Kane and my 9 year old daughter, Verity May Hamblin. Thank you to them for blessing me with many life lessons. Who are the women in your life that you will be acknowledging today?
At the end of next week we will be holding our Autumn Festival. Our Harvest Table will once again be donated to the Denmark Community Collective for re-distribution to those in need. Thank you to parents across all the classes for taking on the organisation of a courage challenge for the afternoon activities. Please be in touch with class carers to find out a part you can play if you are yet to be participating. We look forward to seeing as many parents as possible there.
Have a fantastic fortnight!
"All the eggs a woman will ever carry form in her ovarieswhile she is a four month old fetus in the womb of her mother. This means our cellular life as an egg begins in the womb of our grandmother.
Each of us spent five months in our grandmother's womb, and she in turn formed in the womb of her grandmother. We vibrate to the rhythm of our mother's blood before she herself is born, and this pulse is the thread of blood that runs all the way back through the grandmothers to the first mother."
~ Layne Redmond, When the Drummers were Women ~
19 Mar 2021
10:40 AM to 2:40 PM
The themes we will be weaving through our Autumn Festival will be gratefulness and courage.
Our festival will begin at 10.40am in the hall after the children have had a slightly early morning tea break.
We invite all parents and school community members to join us in the hall to contribute to our Autumn Harvest Table, which will be distributed to a nominated group within the Denmark community. Families can send along some of their garden produce or excess goods to contribute to a class basket in their child’s class.
Our Class 4 and 5 students will be presenting this years Autumn Festival story, ‘The Shadow Giant”, and all classes will be joining in to sing and celebrate the changing of the season. Our songs and performances will conclude at approximately 11.50pm.
Classes 4, 5 and 6 will be invited to walk our Bridge of Courage across the Kwoorabup River. Classes 1, 2 and 3 can watch the upper primary students and will then be encouraged to write a note of gratitude to add to the gratitude tree on the Class 1 and 2 verandah.
1pm – Picnic Lunch on verandahs or on lawn depending on the weather.
1.30 to 2.30pm – Courage Games
Children in Classes 1 to 6 will be divided into four Autumn Courage Games Groups. Four stations will be organised by class parent groups to provide a fun afternoon for the children. An assigned teacher will supervise children. Please support your Class Carer to either assist in setting up and packing away or to assist and direct children participating. Each group will be at each station for 15 minutes. A bell will signal time to change.
Trust fall – parents in Classes 1 and 6
Spear throwing – parents in Class 4-5
Water carrying/balancing – parents in Class 3
Blindfold obstacle course – parents in Class 2
2.40pm after a quick tidy up everyone will join in a circle to sing and our festival will conclude.
Hi Golden Hill Families,
Violin rental is available from the school for students who express an interest in being able to practice at home. They do not need to be having private lessons with Mike. If your children are learning as part of class music and would like to practice at home then violin hire from the school is an option.
Cost is $30/term and a one off $100 bond – refundable when violin is returned in good condition.
Please see Mike Hyder to have him measure up your child for the right size violin.
Hi Golden Hill Families,
Have you moved house recently, changed your phone number or email address???
If any of your contact details have changed please make sure you have updated the office so we have current details on file.
If you are not sure if we have your most up-to-date details please feel free to ring the office on 9848 1811 or come in and speak to Tegan or Jody so we can check.
Thanks for your co-operation.