Issue No. 6 Tuesday 21 May 2019

Dear Parents/Carers and Community Members

I start this newsletter by saying a big thank you to all the mothers out there in our community. I hope you all had a chance to be pampered on Mother’s Day and the opportunity to be appreciated for everything you do. Thank you to our parent volunteers who coordinated and ran the Mother’s Day Stall this year, I’m sure it made more than a mother or two smile. Well done.

NAPLAN

Last week, our year 3 and 5 students sat the annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing. Students were well prepared and engaged well with the online testing format.

Why do NAPLAN? – We are mandated to. All students complete the testing in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN testing provides the school with data on the strengths and weaknesses in students’ achievement. The data allows us to reflect on teaching and learning programs, lesson structure and actions to improve the success of all students. It is also a good indicator of how your child is achieving against other students at our school, schools similar to us and WA public schools. I am very proud of their efforts, well done guys.

Student Arrival to School

A friendly reminder that students should NOT be at school before 8.30am.

Grounds Improvement

If you are a parent or know of someone that may be able to help the school with some minor works, I would love to hear from you! Skills required are painting, limestone retaining, tree planting and carpeting. This may be a mixture of paid and/or volunteer work. Please help as you can, as we are a small school with a small budget for projects like grounds improvements.

Swan Network Day – Professional Learning for staff

On Friday 31 May, all staff will be participating in meetings with other schools in the Swan West network. This is a pupil free day, which means that there are no students to attend school on Friday 31 May.

School Uniform

Wearing the correct school uniform is really important. It gives a child a sense of belonging and pride. All students need to be wearing school uniform. More information will be emailed to parents whose children are regularly not wearing the correct school uniform with details on how to purchase uniforms.

Lower Primary Gastro Bug

Over the last two weeks there has been an excessive amount of gastro cases passing through our kindy and pre-primary classes. We ask that if your child is showing any signs of illness relating to gastro or otherwise, please keep them at home until symptoms have ceased and they are well enough to return.

Attendance – Strong links with high achievement

My job is to ensure all students are at school every day. Even one day off a week/ fortnight can have a huge impact on your child’s learning, study habits and friendships. Please work with me, be strong and ensure your child is at school every day they can be.

Well done to the following students who have 100% attendance so far this year. What a great effort! There were so many that were close with only one or two days absent. Well done to those students too.

Attendance Stars

Kindy – Asher B, Elijah C, Jake T, Dawson W, Avner C, Troy-James C, David D, Layla G, Ana Sofia M, Mason R, Richard S, Anthony T

Pre Primary – Hansen A, Keerthi K, Oscar L, Willa M, Tayla V

Year One – Liam C, Randy P , Jaxon T

Year Two – Moses B, Ruby-Rose B, Noah B, Alexia B, Dau Kinh C, Lucas G, Ashleigh J, Anna N, Aleah P

Year Three – Seth G, Kyla M, Hoda M, Amber P, Dean R

Year Four – Oliva B, Reece F, Tristen G, Alannah H, Jake J, Lewis O, Jet K, Yonis M, Lee P

Year Five – Jayden D, Olivia M, Anton M, Ayden P, Tina N, Noah S, Trey T-H

Year Six – Nit D, Jai J, Grace M, Tianna M, Abdi M, Wilson S

I will finish by saying thank you to all parents and carers who are attending our assemblies. Well done to Goannas Year 4/5 for doing a great assembly in week 2. I encourage any community member to attend our assemblies, where our students have an opportunity to shine publically and be acknowledged for their hard work and positive behaviour. For assembly dates, please refer to the term planner on our website.

Regards

Taylor Webb

Principal

Parent/Teacher Meeting Evening and  P & C  Welcome BBQ

Marangaroo Primary School Presents Parent/Teacher Meeting Evening and  P & C  Welcome BBQ

Join us for a quick meeting with your child’s Class Teacher so you know what is expected this year.

While you’re here, stay for a FREE Sausage Sizzle and Drink, kindly donated by our P & C.

We encourage families to bring a picnic rug and enjoy some time together.

There will be some special entertainment for children.

Class Times:

Kindy, PP, Year 1 & 2 (5.00 to 5.30pm)

Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 (5.30 to 6.00pm)

Free Sausage Sizzle from 5.30 to 6.30pm

For Catering purposes please RSVP to the office on 9462 9999

or fill in the slip below or download a form and return to school. Visit the event calendar for the online form

 

Welcome to the start of 2019

It’s great to be back at Marangaroo Primary School for the start of another school year. 2018 seems such a distant memory already! I hope you and your family had a chance to unwind, enjoy some special time together and with loved ones.

School starts for students on Monday 4th February.  On the first day, you may like to:

  • Allow extra time in the morning. You may want to take photos to capture the moment!
  • Talk positively about the day ahead on the way to school and remind your child where you will be at pick-up time.
  • Manage your own anxiety. You may like to plan a relaxing activity the night before or arrange to have coffee with another parent after the school drop-off.
  • Have a small snack ready at the end of the day to help your child re-energise.
  • Remember that your child might be exhausted when they get home. Give them some down time and try not to overwhelm them with too many questions about the day. Grandparents and extended family members might need to be reminded about this too.
  • Celebrate the first day of school as it is a huge milestone to achieve. You may like to organise a special activity or dinner together as a family on the weekend to celebrate.

I look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Regards,

Taylor Webb
Principal

It’s Time To Get Kids Moving

At Balga Soccer Club we’re passionate about Junior Football and getting kids out and moving. This is why we’ve introduced Fee Free Football to all Balga SC members. Fee Free Football provides kids with an opportunity to play football and make friends without the added pressure of participation fees.

Fee Free Football has kicked off for another year! Download the poster for further information about registration.