Movie Night Ride like a Girl – Elsternwick Classic

Thanks to the parents, students and friends who attended and provided the generous supper for an enjoyable night. Interesting to see the horses behind GEC on the big screen!


GECPA Meeting / Celebration Dinner

The GECPA meeting/celebration dinner was very much enjoyed by the GEPCA committee at

Theio Theo Greek Restaurant 5-7 Waverley Rd East Malvern – supporters of the last Trivia Night.


2nd Hand Uniform Stalls

Sale of donated uniforms to help families and the school. Please donate your unwanted uniform items to the office for these stalls by Friday 29 November or by Friday 13th December. This is a donation to the school - families will not receive any payment for their items.  Please ensure that all items are in a reasonable condition and have been washed and dried before you bring them in. Please note that we cannot sell items that are no longer part of the college uniform, such as polar fleece jackets or the older-style all grey sports tops (sports tops in the current style - with red sleeves- are very welcome). Helpers at the stalls and sorting get first choice for purchases.


Thursday 5th December 5.30pm-6.30pm:  same day as Year 7 2020 Parents Information Evening.

Helpers needed to set up and run the stall from 4.30pm.


Friday 24th January 10am-11am: same day as book pick up. Helpers needed to set up and run the stall from 9.30am.


Friday 13th December (spooky date!) 2 – 3pm: Sorting and labelling donated uniforms session - Helpers needed.


Helpers, please RSVP by sending an email to

Call for co-convenors and GECPA members for 2020 

Please email us at call Jelena 2019 c o-convenor on 0404 609 405.

Call for trivia night team and coordinator for 2020

GECPA is planning a trivia night next year. Previous Trivia nights have been lots of fun and very successful school fundraisers.  We need a few more volunteers to assist planning the night. Please email GECPA if you can help.

Glen Eira College Parents Association Meetings – newcomers welcome

All GEC parents and guardians welcome – 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 Volunteers (welcome even in a small way). The easiest way to be involved with GECPA is to come to our events, but we especially appreciate those who can volunteer a bit of time.  We need new families to get involved as some families leave the school at the end of each year. We know not everyone is able to make a regular commitment, but we also rely on people who turn up just once or more during the year to help out a little. And we also need people to join our committee. 


Eliza and Jelena

GECPA Co-convenors

Welcome to 2020 Year 7 Families

If you haven’t yet joined the 2020 Year 7 contact list please complete the form here.

Year 11 and 12 Maths scientific calculators – collection

Are you finishing with your scientific calculator at the end of the year and would like to donate it to the school? GECPA will be collecting calculators in a box by the office after VCE exams and will offer them to the Wellbeing team for distribution to students as needed and sell the remainder at half new price to other students. Please don’t let your students throw them in the bin as they are expensive and valuable for other students!

Sale of second hand text books and novels

Please offer your books to younger students at Glen Eira College or other schools or sell on Sustainable Books or Gumtree. 

Please discourage your students from throwing textbooks in the bin or leaving them in lockers.

Buying Novels for next year - Brotherhood Books

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a second hand bookshop online as a fundraiser for their work to end poverty. They sell novels but not text books. Buy 3 get free metro delivery. 

Weekly walk and talk  

We have a social walking group which meets once a week to walk and chat for 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). send an email to if you want to walk with us.

Glen Eira College Precinct planning consultations

Caulfield Station Precinct - The Victorian Planning Authority is preparing a plan for the future development of the Caulfield Station precinct including Glen Eira College. Their ‘Key Ideas’ report includes the vision that “Caulfield Station Precinct will be a regional destination for education, employment and events. Anchored by the university, it will be a vibrant, accessible and integrated centre that supports a diverse local residential population that values the active nightlife, public transport options and pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. With horse training to end soon there are opportunities to open up racecourse land for more open space.


You can contribute your thoughts via the online survey by clicking here by 26th November 2019.

You might like to consider;

  • Ways to improve walking and cycling access and safety to Glen Eira College, linking Skyrail Trail/Djerring Trail and Monash University, a safe direct walk from Caulfield Station through the racecourse to Glen Eira College at school times, safe cycling lanes for students separated from traffic along Booran, Neerim, Glen Eira, Queens and Normanby Roads.
  • Some play equipment in Glen Huntly Park suited to teenagers
  • Natural environment restoration opportunities in the racecourse and adjoining parklands



Glen Huntly Shopping Centre and Neerim and Glenhuntly Roads level crossing Removals

Glen Eira Council is currently seeking feedback for the next stage of development of a draft Structure Plan for Glen Huntly including the level crossing removal plans for Neerim and Glenhuntly Roads. For more information, visit 



Glen Eira Council bike and walking plans and safe cycling route from Djerring Skyrail Trail to St Kilda Road and Bay – Glen Eira councillors will soon be considering plans to make walking and cycling safer in Glen Eira. Including GEC, some 9000 students attend schools along Glen Eira, Booran and Neerim Roads in addition to staff and Monash University students. These streets connect 3 libraries with homework help, shopping centres and the Bay. The current painted bike lanes disappear just when most needed at intersections and have no buffer from traffic that would make students safer to ride to school. Glen Eira Council is considering its first safe cycling corridor with a separated bike lane from the Skyrail/Djerring Trail to new St  Kilda Road lanes along either Inkerman, Alma or Dandenong Roads. This safer route would connect Glen Eira to Dandenong, Monash campuses and the city and should be extended to the Bay and would be great for students, families and workers. The Dandenong Road option is a poor alternative with heavy fast traffic, pollution and poorer safety. November and early December are a good time contact your local Councillors to support these initiatives or raise any concerns ahead of Council decision on Tuesday 17th December.


If you would like to discuss Glen Eira Transport Planning issues or join a Glen Eira Bicycle Users Group Sunday morning ride contact Cathy Mc Naughton on 0412 119 807.

Social Events planned early in 2020

Family Picnic Booran Reserve Sunday 23rd February 11am -1pm.


Cathy McNaughton