GEC Parents Association (GECPA) – Join Us!

All GEC parents and guardians are welcome to attend our meetings – a great chance to meet some school families and help the school.  Our meetings are friendly and informal, and your level of involvement is up to you.   If you are interested in being involved, want to come to any of our meetings or are not already receiving our emails, please send an email to

Election Day sausage sizzle, biscuit, muffin and craft stall – Saturday May 18, 8am -3pm

Glen Eira College will be a polling place for the Federal Election. The Parents Association stall will sell traditional “democracy sausages” and other treats and welcome the local community to our school and raise some funds. Helpers needed for an hour or so each to set up in the morning till pack up in the early afternoon. Donations of bread, sausages, vegie burgers, onions, sauce, biscuits, muffins, slices, craft, jams, lemons, fresh herbs, flower posies, etc. very much appreciated. If you can help please send an email to

Next meeting Saturday 25th May 10am Workshop Café Glen Huntly Road

GECPA will meet  at 10am at Workshop Glenhuntly Café, 1146 Glenhuntly Road – hope to see you there. We will plan a winter uniform stall, supper for the school production and welcome any new ideas and school families. 

We Need a New Co-Convenor and Secretary, Event Planner(S), Public Relation Officer

One of the Co-Convenor of the Glen Eira College Parents Association (GECPA) is working now full time and is unfortunately less available for this amazing role.


Please consider taking this role.

The Co-convenor role mainly involves being the main contact point for GECPA and making sure that things happen as and when they should. Most work is shared with other committee members. We urge you to please consider whether you can take on this crucial role.


Here are some great reasons to consider taking on the role:

  • You will have a wonderful team behind you. You will benefit from our experience. GECPA was started 5 years ago, and since then we have learnt what works well, and how to get the most out of our events without wasted time or effort.
  • Experienced committee members will be there to help you, and the previous convenor Juliet Brianton has written guidelines and checklists available for our regular events. We will also make ourselves available to provide training and assistance.
  • We keep things simple. We are much less demanding than most parents associations at primary schools.
  • You will have a greater connection to your child's school. In this role, you will build relationships with other school families and school staff. You will sometimes be informed earlier and in more detail of issues and developments at the college, with opportunities to contribute your views.
  • You will show your children that their school is important.
  • Our meetings are always friendly and fun and provide a great way to get to know other school families.
  • This role is vital to keep GECPA going. GECPA has been invaluable in enabling school families to get to know each other and in supporting the college, including raising thousands of dollars to improve facilities and equipment.


Our committee needs the help of a Secretary to organise the meetings and take care of the GECPA documentation.


We also need an Event Planner or 2 for events organised by GECPA during the year (2nd hand uniform stall, Movie Night, Trivia Night, Sausage sizzle)


We need also  a Public Relation Officer for communications.


If you are interested or would like to find out more, please email us at

Consider also how great it is to put one of these roles on your CV !!!!

Weekly walk and talk  

We have a social walking group which meets once a week to walk and chat for about an hour.  We meet on Tuesday evenings (weather permitting) at 7:45pm at the corner of Crosbie and Murrumbeena Roads at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve.


So that we can keep in contact, we have set up a messaging group on Whatsapp. To join the group, just email us your name and phone number.  (If you don't already have Whatsapp installed on your smartphone, you will need to do that first -it's very easy to install and to use).

Supermarket stickers

Our school is collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn for 2019 stickers, which we will be able to swap for new school equipment like art and craft supplies, sports gear, teaching aids, and more. If you shop at Woolworths, between 1st May and the 25th June please collect the stickers and drop them in to our collection box at the General Office or Woolworths Glen Huntly. Thanks for helping out!

Entertainment Book

Please help our fundraising efforts by buying an Entertainment Membership from us. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do - helping our fundraising at the same time!


With the newer Digital Membership (having a copy on your phone), you'll use it even more – especially with the brilliant ‘Near Me’ feature.  You simply hit the 'Near Me' tab to see what deals are around you anywhere, anytime! AND you can download it onto your child/s phones for them to take advantage of the offers too! Many families save from $550 - $1000+ per year with their membership. It really is brilliant value for just $70.


Safer Bike lanes for students near Glen Eira College

Glen Eira Council is planning to upgrade Inkerman St bike lanes to link the new Djerring trail under the skyrail at Caulfield to the proposed new St Kilda Road safer bike lanes and serving over 17,000 Monash Uni Students. Safer bike lanes with more separation from traffic are also needed along Glen Eira, Booran and Neerim roads for students to ride more safely to Glen Eira College, libraries, shopping centres and the Bay – some 9000 students attend schools this route.  Glen Eira Council is inviting feedback on safer bike lanes so please send your suggestions for safer routes for students and families on these and other local bike routes to

Djerring trail bike ride Sunday 26 May

Djerring trail bike ride Sunday 26 May 10am sharp-12pm from Dudley St Caulfield East Reserve at start of skyrail trail near Monash Uni 17kms to Yarraman Station and return by train – or you may choose to return sooner by bike or train. Carnegie café option at end of ride. Bicycle Network members especially welcome. RSVP Catherine 0412 119 807

Caulfield Station Precinct and Racecourse Planning

Glen Eira Council and the Victorian Planning Authority have been working on plans for the redevelopment of the station and racecourse precinct including Glen Eira College. The consultation included students from Glen Eira College and identified six principles for the future development

  1. Become an activated 24/7 destination for Melbourne's South-East
  2. Caulfield Station as the heart and gateway to the precinct
  3. The University is well integrated into the precinct and brings life and activity
  4. Improvement of the streetscape amenity and places to meet and socialise
  5. Re-define pedestrian-friendly spaces, cycle and vehicle movement
  6. The racecourse reserve is opened up for recreation and civic uses, in addition to world-class horse racing events.

Queries to Jessica Leane, Senior Strategic Planner Victorian Planning Authority

(03) 8644 8805

The Caulfield Racecourse Trust will hold a community information session on Monday, 13 May 2019. For further information and to register to attend, visit


Cathy McNaughton