Parent Involvement

Welcome to TiqBiz at GWPS

We’re pleased to inform you that we have launched a school app titled “TiqBiz” which we use to communicate with you electronically. The benefits of TiqBiz for our school community are:

 

Instant messages can be pushed out to your smartphone or tablet as a “push notification”

Push Notifications will contain reminders and timely information about events happening around our school

You will be able to add these school based events to your personal calendar

You can access school newsletters, canteen price lists and more via your smartphone

You can notify the school if your child is absent by sending a message from your smartphone

You will be kept-up-to-date with information regardless of where you are.

 

The TiqBiz app is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android Phone, Android Tablet and Windows phone devices. If you don’t have a mobile device, there is also an app available for the computer, both on Mac and PC. 

 

We kindly ask that you download Tiqbiz to one of your devices, register for a free account and follow the steps on the hyperlinked document to link to our school.  Downloading and setting up Tiqbiz - Instructions

 

Parent Information Booklet - Download here

 

Parenting Assistance


As another means of providing assistance, information and support to families, our school has become a member of Parenting Ideas which is run by renowned parenting expert Michael Grose.  The Parenting Ideas web site is: www.parentingideas.com.au – we strongly encourage all families to access this as required as it contains a wealth of really interesting and valuable information. You may even like to subscribe to the free e-newsletter and also obtain a free copy of Chores and Responsibilities Guide.   Every fortnight we will share one of Michael’s information sheets.  Please access them here :- Chores And Responsibilities   

 

LITERACY WEEK STORY TELLING - Our students and parents read and told traditional culturally based stories to our students as part of our Literacy Week celebrations.  The children and teachers really enjoyed hearing these stories.  Read more..... Literacy Week Parent Helpers

 

The ability to read independently and with fluency and expression is a life skill that is vital. However, it is as important for children to experience a wide range of texts from a very young age. This is accomplished by being read to - particularly as children are developing their reading skills. At school, we read to our students every day and it is encourage that the same occur at home. Reading is a fantastic means of the entire family getting together in order to enjoy the wonderful world of books or some valuable 1 on 1 time.   Reading Aloud 

 

                

 

The School welcomes interested parents to become involved in School activities.  As well as helping to support the School Curriculum you will find that your child looks forward to, and thoroughly enjoys, your participation.  Some of the activities that you may enjoy becoming involved in are :-

 

  • Shared reading. 
  • Assisting with computer education.
  • Accompanying School excursions.
  • Assisting with sports activities.
  • Assisting with Perceptual Motor Program (PMP), Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), Health, Technology and Science.
  • Assissting in the Library. 
  • Joining School Council which consists of elected members of staff and parents who work together in the best interests of the School.  

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