- Thursday 17 Oct – Interschool Athletics
- Tuesday 22 Oct – Yr 6/7 Social dance classes commence
- Tuesday 22 Oct – P&C Meeting
- Wednesday 23 Oct – Assembly
- Wednesday 23 Oct – Walk to School Day
- Monday 28 Oct – Swimming Lessons for PP to Yr 6 start
- Wednesday 30 Oct – School Council
Virtue & Honour Awards
Congratulations to the following award winners from last terms assembly on the 25th September.
Virtue Awards 25/9/13
|1||Joshua & Ava||9||Beau|
Honour Certificates 25/9/13
|1||Hamish & Ava||8||Billy|
|3||Jay & Emma||10||Layla|
|4||James M||S1||Lucas & Finn|
|6||Emily||S3||Alicia & Zac|
|7||Dylan||PP1||Abel, Grace & Suren|
|PP2||Charleze & Khoyka||PP3||Bella & Jade|
Term four has commenced and as usual at a hectic pace. Mrs Stanford has had the interschool athletics team out and practicing for tomorrow’s amended carnival. The team will meet for breakfast tomorrow morning at 8.00am before boarding the bus to East Victoria Park Primary School at 9.00am. All students including our Year 1 and 2 children will be spending the whole day at the carnival which should conclude at 2.30pm for a return to school by 3.00pm.
Students attending the carnival need to bring their lunch, snacks, plenty of water, their yellow school uniform T shirt and an approved school hat. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Parents and friends are welcome to come to East Victoria Park Primary School to scream for the mighty Gold and Green!
Professional Development Day
On Monday the staff were engaged in a program of professional learning and preparation in readiness for Term 4 and beyond. Our teachers and education assistants attended a 2 hour session on mathematics presented by Mari Dart from the National Partnership team. We were challenged to look at our present practices and to see how school wide, planned and consistent processes can help us provide our students with well researched and ‘best practice’ programs into the future.
Ms Lisa worked with our teaching staff in ongoing development of the school’s Behaviour Management Policy ensuring an alignment with the school’s publicly stated Vision and Beliefs. We are close to taking this policy to the School Council for ratification and publication on our new web site.
Ms Stojanovski ran a concurrent session for our education assistants on Phonological Awareness. This was very well received by the school’s education assistants and provided valuable information and resources to help them assist all children in their phonological development.
All staff had the opportunity to watch a short video entitle ‘Every Kid Needs a Champion’ by Rita Pierson as motivational start to their work in Term 4.
New School Vests
Thanks to a very generous donation by DOF SUBSEA, organised by School Parent Councillor Michael Rosich, we have taken possession of enough Hi Vis Vests for student and staff use for the foreseeable future. Our younger students, in particular Vista Street Kindergarten children will use these vests when walking to and from the school. They will now be highly visible on the road and hopefully as a consequence a lot safer. Staff will be using the vests whilst on playground duty so children can see them and seek them out when needed. This idea was generated through your School Council and with DOF SUBSEA’s support has helped us become a safer school.
Students in Years 3, 5 and 7 who sat our NAPLAN tests during early May should have brought home their individual reports and a leaflet explaining the report yesterday.
The results were held up this year due to some errors in student results by the Australian Curriculum and Assessment and Reporting Authority. Next week the administration team will attend sessions where we will have a chance to interrogate the data and get a thorough understanding of the school’s overall performance. Staff will then be asked to disaggregate their own class data so that we can use this to judge school, cohort and individual performance with an eye to areas that need improvement.
As this information comes to hand it will be reported to the school community through the School council, P&C, this newsletter and the Annual School Report (which will be posted to our web site).
Just a reminder to parents that during Term 4 students must wear the school hat (broad brimmed or legionnaire) whilst out in the playground. Students should have a hat for all physical education lessons as well. Remember – No Hat No Play
Kiera Hughes would love your support in her recent Robogals Science Challenge 2013. She had an absolute ball creating her video and doing her experiment on bubbles. The submission with the most votes wins a trip to Melbourne to further their science experiences. If you like what you see please give Kiera your support – go to:
Running Club continues for Term 4 each Monday and Wednesday morning. Commencing at 8.00am and finishing at 8.30am all students from Kindy to Year 7 are welcome to attend.
Mrs Stanford invites interested Year 5 to 7 students who wish to play volleyball to join her each Thursday morning from 8.00 to 8.30am for some skills practice and games.
Congratulations to the following children who have already completed a year level of Mathletics.
- Rm 1 – Blake, Eva & Taya
- Rm 3 – Harper
- Rm 4 – Deida, Daniel & Shakayla
- Rm 5 – Eli, Meg, Francesca, Elliott & Taichi
- Rm 6 – George
- Rm 7 – Zamantha
- Rm 8 – Rory, Madeline & Bailey
- Rm 9 – Lachlan, Amelie, Mia, Josephine, Tom & Tayla
- Rm 10 – Audrey
- S1 – Oliver, Bailey
VacSwim December/January school holiday programs
Enrolments are now open. Swimming pools and beaches are part of our Western Australian lifestyle. It is important for every child to learn to swim and develop essential water safety skills. VacSwim’s December/January school holiday swimming programs are conducted by qualified instructors who teach children the skills to be confident swimmers and safe in the water.
For information and to enrol, visit det.wa.edu.au/swimming. For further information, telephone VacSwim on 9345 4007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Netball Grand Finals
On Saturday 21st September, Kensington students, Katrina and Jaime , competed in Netball Grand finals at the Fremantle Netball association. Jaime’s team, Tingara (E13) won 18 – 13. Katrina’s team, Rossmoyne (D2) won 29-13. Well done, girls!
Well done to Ethan from Yr 6 for his fantastic effort in the Redback’s Under 13’s WABL quarter finals in September.
Walk to School Day 23 October 2013
Next Wednesday is Walk to School Day. We encourage everyone to walk to school this day where possible.
Cricket and Touch Rugby Clinics
For information regarding cricket and touch rugby clinics please see the sports noticeboard near the staff room or see Mrs Stanford.
Special thanks to Mrs Nicola Alderton for her kind donation of 50 new squeezy bottles for the Art room. Your generosity is much appreciated.
The 2014 “P&C Wishlist” is now being compiled, and we are seeking suggestions from all members of the community (parents, student, staff). If you have suggestions for items or programs you would like to see funded by the P&C in 2014, please let us know! Every suggestion is considered!
- Wmail your idea to the P&C Secretary at email@example.com
- Let your class teacher know – they can add it to the staffroom list
- Write it down and submit it to the P&C Box in the Library
All submissions (item + reason for consideration) should be received by the end of Week 3, Term 4 (1.11.13).
The P&C Executive will meet in Week 4 to decide the 2014 budget allocations.
As most of you would have seen, the tiles that were worked on tirelessly by our students, teachers and parent helpers are now proudly displayed on the wall in our undercover area.
A great big thank you goes out to all those that painted, glazed, fired, organised and cleaned up after such a large project. A special thank you goes to our artist in residence Melanie Sharpham, this is the third tile mural she has organised at our school. We would also like to thank Martin Klonowski from Ins-Tile Ceramics & Stone and Daniel Colgan from Colgan Industries for donating the labour and materials required to have the tiles put on the wall.
P&C Fundraising News
Family Car Rally/Treasure Hunt
Our main fundraiser for Term 4 is a great family activity so we are encouraging everyone to come out in force to support our final fundraiser for the year.
A family car rally/treasure hunt will be held on Sunday 10th November. The cost is $25 per car with great prizes on offer.
The rally will start from school at 9.30am and culminate in a BYO picnic lunch at a secret location at the end of the rally. All cars will be given instructions and clues on the day.
This is a family friendly event and we encourage you to invite your extended family and friends to come along and enjoy the day. Posters advertising the rally are on display at the school and notes will go home to all families with further details.
Kids Card Designs
A reminder that order forms and art paper went home with all children in the final week of Term 3 for greeting cards, weekly planners, diaries, calendars and address/Birthday books. Order forms and artwork need to be returned by Monday 21st October. If you have any queries regarding this please contact Dale Collins on 0417 050 649.
Last Term’s Fundraising Raised Over $12,000 for the School
Last term was a very busy one for the fundraising committee with over $12,000 raised for the school which is a fantastic effort.
Scitech Family Night
A BIG thank you to the parents from Year 4 who organised a great family night at Scitech. Many people worked hard to make the night an enjoyable evening for the school community and a successful fundraiser for the P&C. On behalf of all of those who attended we appreciate your efforts. The Scitech evening raised over $3000.
It was great to see so many children participate in the read-a-thon. All prizes and certificates have now been presented. Thank you to Casey Prue and Susan Henwood for assisting with the certificates. The read-a-thon raised over $2,200.
Second Hand Book Sale
We are still waiting on a final tally from the books stalls but we believe we will raise around $2000 from this fundraiser. A big thank you to Deb Kelly and Casey Prue for helping to make this a success. Thank you also to Julie Barrett for assisting with the book stall for the children.
Faction Athletics Carnival Cake Stall, Sausage Sizzle & School Lunch Orders
Thank you to all of the pre-primary and Year One parents who worked so hard on the day and leading up to the day. Special thanks to Andrea Howie, Claire McFerran, Alison Spicer and Tanya Steers for helping to coordinate these events and to all of the families who baked