Well done to you all.

Dear parents/carers 

With less than two and a half weeks to go in this term, I am very proud of the attendance statistics of our students. Well done to you all. Coming to school every day is important. Just ONE day off a week can be the equivalent to missing over 2 years of schooling over their schooling life. What are the benefits for students who attend each day? 

  • Feel connected to their school and have a sense of belonging 
  • Build confidence, because they can build on prior learning instead of having to catch up all the time 
  • Feel stronger because of friendships made 
  • Gives them every opportunity to be the best they can be 
  • Don’t miss out on wonderful opportunities 

School Uniforms

A reminder to our families about the importance of wearing school uniforms. Our uniform shop does a great job in keeping the costs down compared to other school uniforms. A child has a real sense of belonging when they are in a school uniform. They feel part of the school. I understand some families might get frustrated when uniforms are lost repeatedly, but every child should be in school uniform. I think I’ve bought at least 2 jumpers already for my son this year, so I do get it! 

If you need some assistance to purchase uniforms, please let me know. 

Assembly Week 9 

I am pleased to announce the return of parents and carers to our assemblies. The next assembly is on Friday 26 June and will be hosted by the Year 2 class. We are still limited to 300 people attending at one time, so I ask that only parents and carers of students in Year 2 or are receiving a Successful Student Award attend. Please only 2 attendees per family. Hopefully in the near future, we can return to normal arrangements. Thank you for your understanding 

Parent Help 

Are you a concreter or landscape gardener? We could really use your help! Please contact me for a 5 minute chat to talk about what we would like done. 

Cultural and Diversity Celebration Week 

During week 9, we are planning on having a week’s worth of activities to celebrate our school’s cultural diversity. More information will come home to all families shortly and we would love to have some parent participation where possible. 

Waste Wise Week

During week 10, all students will be participating in waste wise activities. Our plan in the future is to introduce more recycling and sustainability projects including a community garden with worm farms and composting. This will be our start! More information will be sent home with students closer to the date. 

Student Leadership Project 

Our year 6 student leaders have come up with a project they have nicknamed Operation Booty. Soon, they will be asking for families to donate old football boots or sneakers so that they can send them to a kids in a remote town or community. Very exciting and l look forward to seeing the project in action. 

Kids Academy- Out of School Care 

We are very fortunate to have an onsite before and after school care provider, which really helps some of our families out. The numbers of children attending are very low at the moment. I am bringing this to your attention because if we don’t have families utilising the service, it may not be able to stay operating in the future. 

Taylor Webb 

Principal

Already half way through the term!

Dear Parents/Carers

We can’t believe we are already more than half way through the term! I hope you all enjoyed WA Day on Monday. I am so thankful for living in WA, and the recent crisis just reaffirms what a great place we live in. I went mountain biking on the Kalamunda Trail on the weekend and it was great to be outdoors.

I want to thank you all again for your support throughout what has been a very unusual school semester. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our entire community and has presented us with extraordinary challenges in managing schooling during the first half of 2020. I am pleased that together, we have been able to make the best of this situation and ensure your child’s safety and continuity of learning.

Schooling is once again returning to normal and our students are engaging in the regular curriculum, in their usual classroom environment. Those approved to learn from home are also being supported.

Week 7 Adjustments

From Monday of next week, the following will be in place:

  • Parents and guardians will be able to enter the school grounds to drop off or pick up children. However, they may not enter classrooms.
  • We still strongly encourage parents to continue dropping their children off at the gates and kiss n ride where possible. We have noticed an increased independence, responsibility and resilience of students when this occurred.

Semester One Reports

Student reports will look slightly different this semester. The reports will represent work in Term 1 and since returning to school in week 4. The key points are:

No grade allocation for any learning area
No attendance information
Individual comment and effort for English and mathematics only Individual general comment
Generalised comment for specialist areas

Healthy Lunchboxes

Recently I have noticed a lot of unhealthier options in some student’s lunchboxes. I understand it can be an easier and quicker option to grab a packet of something and put it in a lunchbox. I’m guilty of it myself from time to time. Please think about what is in your children’s lunchbox as too much sugar can affect their focus at school. As a rough guide, a lunchbox could include a sandwich, piece of fruit, yoghurt and muesli bar. If it’s in a packet- its best to keep them to an absolute minimum.

Warwick SHS – Good Start Awards

I received a letter from Warwick SHS acknowledging our recent year 6 graduates start to high school. Congratulations to Klaudia Houlis, Ashton James, Marshall Linto, Zoey McCann and Violet Pomphrey. Well done to our year 6 teachers, Mr Cutting and Mrs Rogers on your efforts in preparing the students for high school.

Year 6 Camp Fundraiser

Thank you to Roseann and Zhaneta who helped with the special lunch day last Thursday. It raised $280.30 towards subsidising the camp costs. Students and staff enjoyed the hamburgers!

Taylor Webb Principal