School EventsThe City of Unley is undertaking two combined projects on Goodwood Road between the tram line and Victoria Street to achieve underground power lines and a streetscape upgrade.
The Unley Business and Economic Development Committee has identified this road as a priority for redevelopment by Council and has developed an Urban Design Framework for the precinct along the road. The removal of the existing overhead power lines and stobie poles along Goodwood Road will greatly improve the aesthetics and appearance of the area while helping to achieve these outcomes.
Children walk over to Goodwood oval for this event where they are involved in Tabloid and competitive events. Many family members and friends join us for the day. Families are encouraged to help out in a range of ways during the day. Year 7s take on the responsibility of team captains. The team colours are lime green, purple, orange and aqua. Our focus is on all students participating and enjoying themselves. Our Governing Council and parents provide food and refreshments throughout the event. All in all it is a very positive community event.
Kids Kaf is a community service program where students from the year 6 and year 7 classes make and sell tea, coffee and muffins to the parents at the Goodwood Community Centre's playgroup session. The students work with an adult supervisor from the school to make the muffins at the Community Centre and they also interact with the play group children. The money raised from selling the muffins is used to support a particular charity.
Australia celebrates Harmony Day every year on March 21. It is a national day that provides us with an opportunity to celebrate our successes as a culturally diverse society, re-commit ourselves to harmony and say "no" to racism. Harmony Day is celebrated nationally, by all kinds of organisations and groups. At Goodwood Primary School all students are involved in activities that celebrate Harmony Day. A committee with parent representation is formed and this committee oversees the planning and preparation of activities, displays and sharing of information with teachers, students and families.
Book Week is celebrated in all school libraries in week 5 of term 3. At Goodwood, classes study the short listed books beforehand and look forward to the announcement of the winner the following week. Classes participate in a variety of planned activities such as working with buddy classes to do art activities, or visiting the Goodwood Public Library. In the past few years we have had visiting artists performing a musical for the whole school which incorporated some of the short listed books. Sometimes we have had the opportunity to hear visiting authors or illustrators. Each year there is a special theme or slogan and this year it is Australian Country.
In term 3 every year we hold an Open Night when families are encouraged to come to the school and see the fabulous work our students have been achieving. Research shows that when students can articulate what they have learnt and teach others it consolidates their understandings and gives true purpose to their learning experiences.
Walk Together Rally
Join GPS families in the annual "Walk Together" rally that welcomes all-comers to Australia! An initiative of the GPS Student Learning and Well Being Committee. Please register at email@example.com for 2016.
Art House Pop- Up Gallery & Goody Markets
Art House Pop-up Gallery. Every second year Goodwood Primary School hosts the Goodwood Arthouse Pop-up Gallery. Come along and experience a unique collection of works by established and emerging artists alongside the playful and imaginative art by Goodwood Primary School students. Artworks are for sale with all profits going to Goodwood Primary. The next Pop-up Gallery is 2017.