School holiday security

School Watch is a partnership between the WA Police and the Department of Education aimed at protecting public schools from vandalism, theft and damage.

If you see or hear suspicious behaviour immediately contact School Watch Security or the Police. School Watch 1800 177 777 or Police 131 444

How your call helps

Your call could prevent break-ins, vandalism, graffiti or even arson. Ensuring your school is well cared for reflects on your community and contributes to the value of surrounding residential properties, so it’s worth it!

Each month, School Watch receives an average of 200 calls from the public. During school holiday periods the number increases significantly. So your involvement really makes a difference.

What to look for

  • The most important times for you to be vigilant are during school holidays as schools are unattended and therefore more vulnerable than usual to crime.
  • Keep in mind that schools are generally large physical areas with multiple “blind spots”. If you hear unusual noises from within a school, such as glass breaking or banging noises, this might mean people are up to no good.
  • Look for unusual vehicles parked at a school on weekends or during holidays.
  • Watch for groups “hanging around” on school grounds. This should not occur and can be one of the starting points for crime to occur.

Blog 15 Term 3 2018

Dear Parents/Carers and Community Members

2019 Principal Update

I wish to inform the community that Nicole Hanna will not be returning to Marangaroo Primary School, as she has won the Principal position at John Butler Primary College. Congratulations to Ms Hanna and I wish her all the best.

I have been asked to remain as Principal for the duration of Term 1, 2019. During this time, a selection process will occur to appoint a permanent Principal.

2019 Class Lists

The class lists will be on the notice board outside the front office at 3.00pm today.

Student Reports

A reminder that students will be given their report to take home today.

Reward Disco

This is occurring for all students from 2.00pm on the last day of school – this Thursday. Students will return to their classroom at 2.55pm to collect their school bag and necessary items. Thank you to Mr MacIntyre and his volunteers for organising and securing the DJ at a very reduced rate.

End of Year Concert

What a fantastic turnout to see the wonderful students of Marangaroo participate in the End of Year Class Awards Concert. Congratulations to the following award winners:

  • Echidnas: Tane and Stefania
  • Magpies: Layla and Jaxon
  • Kangaroos: Jasmina
  • Bilbies: Anna and Dau Kinh
  • Platypuses: Alannah and Jobin
  • Kookaburras: Morgan and Ashton
  • Wallabies and Wombats: Nathaniel, Eliana, Sophia and Oscar
  • Cockatoos and Dingoes: Marcus, Isabella, Josna and Amber
  • Goannas: Violet and Kalika
  • 2019 Student Leaders

Congratulations to our 2019 Student Leaders, with whom I look forward to working with:

  • Head Boy and Girl: Marshall and Genevieve
  • Councillors: Margaret, Ashton, Kalika and Wilson

Graduation

Thank you Mr Cutting, Mr Maloney, Miss Cross and Miss Tozer for completing an excellent Year 6 Graduation ceremony. Well done to our Year 6 students and I wish you all the best for your future schooling.

Canteen Manager Position

On behalf of the P&C, I extend my congratulations to Ms Lynda Barrow who has won the position of Canteen Manager starting in 2019. Lynda, you have big shoes to fill and I look forward to working with you. I would like to thank Ms Pauline Henden who has been working as the Canteen Manager since the retirement of Mrs Souris. Thank you for stepping in as caretaker manager and keeping us all well fed during fourth term.

It’s been wonderful to be a part of the Marangaroo community and I look forward to meeting more of you next year.

I wish all students and families a safe and festive holiday break. Please remember school starts back for students on Monday 4 February.

Kind regards,

Taylor Webb

Principal

Blog 13 Term 4 2018

Dear Parents/Carers and Community Members

Who can believe we are almost half way through the term! Staff are busy assessing students’ progress and are in the middle of writing semester two reports. Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter, as this is the main way we communicate to our families about whole school direction and events.

Thank you also for supporting our Movember Free Dress day last Friday. The students raised $212 for this important campaign.

Business Plan Information and Parent Feedback Session

This is your chance to have your say about the future direction of our school! I invite all parents to join members of our executive leadership team and School Board, as we share our new Business Plan and then workshop what you think the school is doing well and what areas we need to improve in. The session is open for any interested parents and will be held on Wednesday 7November from 3.15pm to 4.00pm, in the library. Afternoon tea will be served. The playground will also be supervised by a member of staff.

Remembrance Day- Friday 9 November

This Friday, all staff and students will observer one minute’s silence for Remembrance Day. Our Head Boy and Head Girl, will lead a short service over the PA, before laying a school wreath and lowering of the Australian flag. This Remembrance Day is significant, as it is the 100th anniversary of Armistice.

2019 Class Placement Information

At Marangaroo, placement of children into classes for the new school year is based on the professional judgements of staff. In allocating children to classes, the academic, health and social/emotional needs of all students are considered. All classes are homogenous, representing a range of academic abilities and social development.

Parents are welcome to provide the school with additional information that may impact on their child’s 2019 class placement. This includes information about your child that you would like the school to be aware of when allocating them to a class. All parent information should be made in writing and addressed to the Principal. Please be aware that only information that reflects educational grounds will be considered. This may include learning difficulties/strengths, health requirements or social/emotional concerns. Requests relating to your child’s friendship groups or staff member preferences will not be considered. Please also be aware that parent request letters are considered only after initial student placement has occurred. This is to ensure a fair and transparent process for all the children in our care. Please be aware, therefore, that making a request will not guarantee a requested class placement. All parent requests must be received by Friday 9 November.

2019 Class Structure

Below is the planned structure of classes. This has been penned according to current numbers and whether we have been informed of students leaving Marangaroo Primary School. We hope that this stays as is; however, this may change if there is a deviation in student enrolments.

Classes

Kindergarten
Pre Primary
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4/5
Year 5/6
Year 6
K/PP SLP*
Year 1/2 SLP

Specialist Classes

PE
Science
Music
Languages- Indonesian

*SLP- Specialist Learning Program for Students with ASD

Regards
Taylor Webb Principal