Pre-Primary Busy Bee
Another week and another surprise for the children attending Kensington Primary School – this time in the Pre-Primary playground. A new Fort with Slide and railings around the raised platform and talking circle. A very special ‘thank you’ to the parents and staff who came out on a wet Saturday to complete this work. Thanks to Gareth Lindegger for his skills in planning and building, the finished product looks fantastic!
We would like to acknowledge Bunnings, East Victoria Park for their kind donation of materials which helped us to keep the price of the structure to a bare minimum. Bunnings have been terrific supporters of Kensington Primary School throughout the year.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data – Information for Parent/Carers
All Australian governments have agreed to implement a new national data collection on school students with disability. From 2015 this data collection will occur in every school year.
It is a requirement for us as a school to contribute to this collection so as to assist Governments and the Department of Education to make better policies and to understand the level of resources needed in schools to meet the needs of all of our students.
Further information about the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for School Students with a Disability and can be found here.
The term disability for the purposes of this data collection is quite varied. It includes individuals needing assistance including those of the following nature;
Medical e.g. diabetes, anaphylaxis, epilepsy etc.
Learning e.g. significant speech delay, dyslexia, ADHD
Physical e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy
Sensory e.g. significant hearing and/or vision impairment
The identifying data will be collected at the school and the Department of Education WA with no individual student identified at the national level of reporting data.
If you DO NOT want your child(ren) to be included please use this form and send the reply slip back to the school office by Friday 6 June.
Doctor Paul Swan – Mathematics in the Younger Years
On Tuesday evening last week Dr Paul Swan presented a maths evening for our Year One parents. This was a very ‘hands on’ session with a multitude of ideas discussed to help our young mathematicians get the best start possible.
This session made possible by a grant that Mrs M Noid was able to obtain on behalf of the school and the Year One parents – Thanks Melanie. Thank you to the parents who turned up and supported the school and their child(ren).
The Move to Year Seven
The Department of Education has a web site that answers questions in regards to the Year 7 students moving to high school in 2015. Information can be accessed by going to http://det.wa.edu.au/schoolsandyou/detcms/schoolsandyou/schools-and-you/pre-primary-and-year-7/pre-primary-and-year-7.en?oid=MultiPartArticle-id-12735707
This fortnight’s Foyer Display has been presented by our youngest students in KO2 and the letters H and I. Please take a moment to have a look.
I have recently spoken to a number of parents in regards to our older students using the instant messaging application called Kik (out of school hours). Mr Geoff Smith, School Council Chair, has provided the school with two URLs for parents to access to find out more about this application. As parents it’s worth taking the time to read these articles so that you can have an informed discussion with your child(ren) on cyber safety and potential bullying.
Children will soon be given a package of documents to allow parents the opportunity to vote for two new Parent Representatives onto the School Council. The package includes two voting slips, as each parent/carer of a child attending Kensington Primary School is eligible to cast a vote – two pages of candidate statements, we have 5 candidates who have nominated – and an envelope to return the voting slips to school.
The election will close at 3.30pm on Friday 6 June. This will allow us to count the votes and invite the successful candidates to our next Council Meeting on Wednesday 4 June.
Thank you to Tanya Steers, Kristie Young Krebs, Mark Thompson, Melanie Noid and Garry Wilson for their nominations.
Independent Public School Status
On Friday June 6 Mr Geoff Smith and I will be presenting Kensington Primary School’s case to a panel of Departmental officers to be included in the Independent Public School program for 2015. Mr Smith has invested a great deal of his personal time in ensuring our presentation is the best that we can make it and I wish to publicly thank him for this. Thanks to members of the School Council who have provided feedback and suggestions to help us along this journey. It is rather daunting that all the school community’s efforts over many years to become IPS will come down to a 30 minute presentation. We are confident that the school and its community are ready and have the capacity to see this program flourish here at KPS.
IPS for KPS
No matter what you are doing excellence means you are giving it the best you have. Excellence is what leads to success. It takes courage to practice excellence. When you practice excellence you can break new ground and try new things that have never been thought of before. Doing your best helps you find out who you really are.
Congratulations to the following award winners from our last assembly on 21 May.
Virtue Awards 21/5/14
Honour Certificates 21/5/14
|PP1||Jacob & Tom||PP2||Reuben & Mitchell|
|PP3||Emily & Zac|
- Monday 2 June – Public holiday (WA Day)
- Tuesday 3 June – P&C Meeting
- Wednesday 4 June – Assembly S2
- Friday 6 June – Interschool vs Vic Pk PS
- Wednesday 11 June – School Council Meeting
Kensington Runners are welcome on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:00 until 8:30am on the school oval. We have been getting up to 50 runners at these sessions!
Interschool Results Vs Millen
Netball: Kensington 13 defeated Millen 6.
Football: Kensington 11.5 (71) defeated Millen 4.1 (25)
Soccer: Kensington 0 lost to Millen 2.
Interschool Sport Vs South Perth PS
Football: Kensington (22) lost to South Perth (46)
Netball A: Kensington (17) defeated South Perth (10)
Netball B: Kensington (20) defeated South Perth (2)
Soccer: Kensington (4) defeated South Perth (3)
Well done to our teams for the spirit in which you played your games.
This term we have been playing Modcrosse in our PE lessons with the help of the development officers from Subiaco Lacrosse Club.
If you would like to play a Modcrosse on a regular basis contact
Jenny Cahill on email@example.com or http://www.subiacolacrosse.com Games are played at Rosalie Park, Shenton Park on a Saturday morning. Equipment will be supplied.
Walk to School Day
It rained all night but thankfully the weather cleared in the morning for our annual Walk to School Day. This day is just a reminder to children and their parents that the benefits of walking are many and that if possible walking to school should be the preferred method.
Students were greeted by our school leaders and offered an apple for their participation.
Thanks to Supa IGA Waterford for the kind donation of apples and to Julie Barrett for organising these.
Room 8 – REAL FOOD!
Room 8 had fun creating food models for design and technology. The food looked so realistic that passerby’s thought they were having a class party!!
At the end of last Term Room 10 and S1 joined forces to create a colourful ice castle. Whilst the students were proud of their magnificent castle it wasn’t all fun as they spent a great deal of time measuring their creation and then recording the time that it took to melt away. Lucky they didn’t build it this week because it might still be standing!
What a great way to do some mathematics!
Wood Work Classes
What a great surprise our Mums of students in S4 must have got when their child brought home a brand new, handmade spice rack. Helen from Bunnings, East Victoria Park, brought in all the materials and taught the children how to assemble, glue and nail a finished product. The decorating was left to each child’s imagination.
Helen has run workshops with Mrs Dellar’s PP3 and Mrs Lally’s Year 2/3 classes as well. Thank you Helen for this great support.
SCHOOL LUNCH ORDERS ARE COMING TO KENSINGTON
Launch date : Friday 13 June.
Plan is to have it every Friday thereafter.
See www.schoollunchonline.com.au for more information and to register for online ordering.
Order cut off is 8am on the day of delivery!
Any questions, please contact School Lunch Online directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
KPS P&C Grants Team
“The KPS P&C Grants Team is on the hunt for more parents willing to apply to their employers for grants to help our school. Last term, Natasha Tavani put her hand up to help and the result was $1000 from her employer Bankwest to fund the on-site Kindy nature play area.
Here’s what Natasha has to say about it: “When I read the newsletter article, I had no idea if I could get the grant or how to go about it. The grants team were so helpful and made it so easy for me to submit the grant. My daughter only started this year at Kensington in Pre-Primary. I can really see what a fantastic community we have joined and I was so happy to help secure the grant from Bankwest. If you have access to grants through your work, I strongly recommend you give it a go.”
If you think you can help, please contact the Grants Team via https://kensingtonps.wa.edu.au/contact-us/
p.s. We are still looking for a Telstra employee too. Telstra Group employees can apply for a grant of $1200 on behalf of a child, 18 years or under, who is part of their immediate family (child, sibling, step-child, adopted-child, foster-child, niece/nephew, grandchild, child of a de facto partner).”
Mothers Day Raffle
A huge congratulations to our winner of the Mothers Day Raffle Louise Hawtree and Phoebe from room 8. Our second prize went to Irena Ziramov from offsite Kindy, and third place to Christine from Ready Set Grow. Our 4th prize went to Melissa, and 5th to Susan.
We would also like to thank all the Year One families who generously donated gifts to go in our lovely hampers and also a huge thanks to Tanya Elson, Jo Kapica and Alison Walker for all their hard work in putting the prizes together and selling tickets in the under cover area.
We were very happy raising $1342 to go to help the P&C with fundraising.
Enrolments of Kindy and Pre Primary Students for 2015
Applications for enrolment of students entering Kindergarten, Pre-Primary or changing schools in the 2015 school year are to be completed by Friday 4 July 2014. Parents/persons responsible are encouraged to submit their application before the end of Term 2.
An ‘Application for Enrolment’ is required for all students entering Kindy and Pre–Primary, even if your child is currently enrolled at Kensington in Kindy.
REMINDER FOR YEAR 7 AND 8 ENROLMENTS FOR 2015
If you are wanting to enrol at Como Secondary College or apply to a Specialist Program of Golf, Hockey, EMITS or Music for year 7 or 8 in 2015, please complete and return an application form by 23/5/14.
Kensington Secondary School Open Day
Kensington Secondary School is a government stand-alone education support school. We educate students with mild, moderate and severe physical and/or intellectual disabilities from a wide area including north to Beechboro, west to Mosman Park, south to Oakford and east to Carmel. We are inviting parents, families, carers and other stakeholders to tour the school and view our swimming, horticulture, woodwork and independent living programs in action. For more information on the open day please click here.
Looking for something fun for your children to be involved in during the school holidays? Lifestreamers Kindy and OSH in Como has a Vacation Care Program for primary school aged children. Activities will include Sports Day, MasterChef, Amazing Race, Christmas in July, Music and Dance, Messy Art Attack and much more. Come along and join us!
We are registered for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.
For more information, contact Jen on 9313 1600 or check out the following link. www.lifestreamscc.com/kindyandosh/