Assistant Principal's Message
I don’t think I have ever been so excited to welcome back the entire school community on the first day of the year!
Although 2020 served up many challenges, it gave us all a chance to reflect on the little things we take for granted. For me, it's seeing, hearing and feeling the energy of parents, students, siblings and grandparents, dropping off students in the morning and picking them up in the afternoon. It was lovely to see so many parents walking their students to their new class on the first day, and seeing so many eager and smiling student faces heading into class. I so enjoy greeting students and parents in the morning, whilst undertaking my traffic controlling duties in the car park, and it always fills my bucket to see so many eager and smiling students heading into the school grounds. GRPS has such a friendly and welcoming community, and I look forward to getting to know all our new families and students in 2021.
onPsych is now available at our school!
Do you find that your child is having emotional or behavioural issues? Are they struggling socially, academically? Great Ryrie is thrilled to be continuing their partnership with onPsych again this year, and has access to a registered clinical psychologist to support students.
Angelica Gomez is a registered clinical psychologist who specialises in child and adolescent mental health. Her services are provided at the school at NO OUT OF POCKET COST through Medicare bulk billing. She will work collaboratively with you, your child, and the teachers to maximise opportunities for positive growth.
If you believe that this might benefit your child, please contact the school administration staff and request a Parent Pack for further information.
You can also follow onPsych and share their Facebook Page www.facebook.com/onPsychaustralia/ to stay updated with their news.
Wellbeing in the Classroom
Miss Jay and 34A have kicked off the year with a fantastic wellbeing activity. Each member of the class wrote an individual quote to include on the display, in the hope that it will inspire themselves and others throughout the year. This activity really epitomizes the classroom culture we provide and expect at GRPS, and how collectively we work as a team to support each other and promote wellbeing across the school.