Author Archives: Louisa Guest

Save your empty bread bags please

A favourite activity during lunch is to use some tongs and fill up an empty bag with rubbish blowing around the school! It’s such a favorite that we have totally run out of collection bags. When you empty your bread bags, please tip out all the crumbs, turn the bag inside out (this stops the awful yeasty smell if stray crumbs remain) and send the bags to school with your child. Ask your children to bring the bags upstairs to Mrs Guest’s office where there is a big black tub waiting for the empty bags.

Many thanks!

Online ordering for Canteen starting in Term 2 2016!

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New on-line Canteen Ordering System is nearly here!

It commences at the beginning of Term 2.

Colonel Light Gardens Primary is constantly on the lookout for new ways to make your interactions with school more convenient. That’s why we’ve engaged with Flexischools, Australia’s leading school payment system, to provide a new cashless way for you to order and pay for school canteen lunches.

Order and pay online with Flexischools online ordering…

Flexischools is the fast, convenient and secure way to order and pay for Canteen lunches including Special orders from home or on your mobile. Flexischools makes our school service available to you 24/7

  • Parents set up a Flexischools account online and pre-load the account with funds.
  • Parent can use the funds in their account to order and pay for lunch orders.
  • Parents can view their orders online and can set a daily spending limit.

Get Started with Flexischools…Set up an account for online ordering…

You can set up an account online – it only takes a minute.

  1. Register for Flexischools by visiting Add your student, their school and class (Rm number) to get started.
  2. Top-Up your account via Visa, Mastercard, PayPal or direct deposit.
  3. *Make an order by selecting from the menu made available by your school and proceed to make payment for the order listed in your order pad.
  4. Review Orders by logging back in to your Flexischools account. You can set recurring orders, view transaction history or cancel orders via your Flexischools login.

Here’s a link to a step by step how to guide for creating an account and making an order: 

How to place an order through Flexischools

What does it cost?

Online Ordering Fees –   $0.25 per order

Account Top-Up Fees –   Direct Deposit $0.00

Credit card (visa/mastercard) $0.29

PayPal $0.35

Credit card details are processed securely by Westpac. Flexischools does not record or store any credit card details.

We hope parents will get behind this initiative to make ordering easier and more streamlined. This initiative is in response to parent suggestions and supported by the positive feedback for its introduction in our canteen survey last year.

Dismissal Time Tomorrow

Dismissal time.
Apparently the Parent Handbook says that dismissal time tomorrow (Easter Thursday) is at 2:10. This must have been wishful thinking, because it is not correct! Dismissal is at the normal time of 3:10.
Enterprise Day.
Every year the adult feedback about Enterprise Day is that there is not enough savoury lunch food. For this to happen we need parent help, as the day is student run and food handling and safety requirements mean that students are not able to do this unaided.
We have some great ideas for providing food, but need help from adults to make it happen. If you are able to spend an hour or two on April 14th helping serve food please contact me.
The Sports Committee will be running a BBQ.
Sue Woollard

Apple Product Charger Swap

If you have any ipad/iphone/mac chargers that need to be changed over with the recall, I will be at the front office on Monday morning 21/3/16 8.15 til 8.50am.  You will need to bring your old charger (only the part that has the prongs that actually goes into the powerpoint) with you before I can give you a replacement. Students are welcome to make the swap for parents if parents can’t make it in themselves.

There will be a chance for you to swap your chargers on late night parent teacher interviews on Tuesday 29th March – I’ll be in the lower mortlock corridor, in my office opposite the lift for anyone who wants to swap their chargers 6-7pm

There will be an afternoon swap time on Monday 11th April, front office verandah 3-3.30pm

Louisa Guest

Channel 7 News comes to CLG!

This week, a Channel 7 news team attended the school and interviewed several children from different year levels about our film “Our World War One: Remembering Mitcham Camp”. A few snippets  of  the film will also be shown.  The news item will probably go to air during the Sunday news bulletin.

To book your free tickets to take your family to a screening of the film, go to


Did you miss the “8+2 parenting” workshop on February 25th?

Many thanks to our Behaviour Coach, Mat Haslett, for allowing us to record the workshop he ran on “8+2 parenting” at school on 25th February.

I’ve uploaded it to youtube and it can be viewed here

It’s hard to hear the audience questions at the end of the workshop so I’ve transcribed them onto slides

Louisa Guest

Assistant Principal

FREE Maths Workshop for Parents – this Wednesday – Register NOW!

Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 2.22.36 pmPrimary Maths has changed since you went to school! FREE Maths Workshop for Parents

If you want to understand some of the new methods and learn some fun strategies to help your child with their mathematical skills, then come along and hear from Mathematician Ann Baker, co-founder of Natural Maths. Ann has been working with our teachers to implement effective maths strategies in the classroom.Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 2.22.10 pm


6:30-8:00 pm at Clapham Primary School

(No child minding facilities available)

We hope to see you there!!

Please RSVP to

   or Phone 8276 5633



Pre-order your DVD and pennies here! – Order forms and payment due this FRIDAY 1st APRIL


“Our World War One: Remembering the Soldiers of Mitcham Army Camp”

Pre-order your family’s copy of our professionally produced DVD

Each copy costs only $20. You can collect your copy after attending a screening of the film on 6th April 2016. Visit to book your free tickets. If not collected that night, copies will be sent home the following day with your youngest child at CLGPS.

In 2015, each class learned about WW1.  All activities were captured by a professional film maker and produced into this beautiful memento for your family. Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 7.41.38 pm

For each child to have their own keepsake of the Anzac Centenary, we are also selling commemorative pennies for $5. The reverse of the coin will say “Soldiers Of Mitcham Army Camp” and will feature our school logo.

Download the order form here:

DVD and pennies order form

Please submit your order by Friday 1st April.

Please contact with any questions