It’s Done – Well Just About!
After two weekends, the slides are in by Team Mundy/Galvin. Dave Mundy, a spectacular leader, has worked on nearly every Team within the entire playground (as too has Graham Tritton).
The photos are of the last group on Saturday afternoon.
Team Kate is very pleased to announce that the painted keyboard outside the music room has been completed!
Kate, Julie, Sharon and Bronwyn did a great job with help from Amy, Jasmine, Skyla, Jade and Eva.
A massive thank you to Glenn Paris Martin for donating his time, expertise and effort for the entire day today in creating an alien space ship crash in Team Kapica’s area. Glenn is a very close childhood friend of Grant Kapica.
The alien space ship (aka – the large tree trunk) crashed to Earth last night and the aliens are now hiding in the concrete tunnels waiting to be rescued by the kind Kensington children.
Team Kapica, it’s looking marvellous…….What a treat for us all.. Thank you, thank you Glenn. We are so very lucky to have an artist of your calibre do this for our community.
To all the children – come down and search for the aliens.
To the adults – please check out Glenn’s website –www.parismartin.com
His blog – Glenn Paris Martin – I am a self taught artist from Perth, Western Australia, where at an early age, developed an interest in art, electronics, model making, and the curious inner workings of things. With formal qualifications in Electronic Engineering, I studied and worked in that field for 10 years before pursuing my passion along a more creative path.
While Collaborating with other artists and technicians I also continue to take on commissioned work that presents itself. So feel free to contact me regarding any project you have that might benefit from my services.
Please join us in celebrating the launch of our parent built, child focused, Natureplay Playground.
- Celebrated parenting expert Maggie Dent, and our
- Magnificent parent group who built the playground for our children.
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 5:30pm
(Gates open at 4:30pm with VIP parking in the staff carpark)
On the lawn near our new stage area
Kensington Primary School
A Movie Night featuring the film Epic will follow the ceremony, pre-movie activities (including food vans and entertainment) commence for ticket holders at 5:30pm.
Last minute tickets for the Movie and pre-movie activities will be available at the gate for $10 per person.
Next Whole School Assembly
Due to the Swimming Carnival being held next Wednesday 11 March our next whole school assembly will be conducted on Wednesday 18 March.
ANZAC Commemorative Service
Thank you to the parents who responded to our survey asking if they supported changing the school hours on Friday 24 April to accommodate a Dawn Service to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign.
58% of families completed the survey, with 63% of those supporting the idea. The School Board determined that this was enough parental support to back the plan and agree to send a request for a change of school hours to the Regional Education Office.
The Service is now being planned by a committee of staff. Generally we will be commencing school at 5.45am for a 6.00am Dawn Service. Students will then go to their classes while a ‘gunfire’ breakfast is prepared. Student will have their breakfast and then return to class up to 11.00am. Students will be released from school to commence the ANZAC long weekend early. Students who cannot be picked up due to working arrangements of their parents will be supervised until the normal release time of 3.00pm.
More information will be provided as we get closer to the event.
As most of you would be aware last year I had time off for a right knee arthroscopy. The time has now come for the left knee. I will be absent from school from Wednesday 11 March up until Friday 27 March (inclusive). In my absence Ms Lisa will be the Principal of Kensington Primary School.
The School Board has approved an early close for Kensington Primary School on Wednesday 1 April for parent interviews. Students will be released at 11.00am on this day so teachers can conduct interviews commencing at 11.30am. This year all interviews will be held in the Music Room and timed for 12 minute interviews and 3 minute changeovers. A bell will be rung to ensure timings are kept under control.
Sign-up sheets will be placed on class notice boards for your convenience in the next week.
Mathletics and Reading Eggs
At the end of last year we indicated that Mathletics and Reading Eggs would only be available for students in Years One to Four and Pre-primary to Three respectively. We are now able to offer the discounted price for these two programs to students across the school.
Mathletics is offered at $5.00 per student and Reading Eggs at $15.00. Please speak with the ladies in the front office if you are interested in signing up for either or both of these programs.
As part of the school’s Duty of Care to its students and staff all visitors to the school (other than at drop off and pick up times) are requested to sign in and out through the front office. This ensures that we know who is on school grounds and what their business is at all times and provides a register of names in case of an emergency.
Faction Captains and Vice Captains
Congratulations to the following students on being voted in as our sporting leaders;
Parmelia Captains: Kai and Jess Vice Captains: Michael and Esha
Endeavour Captains: Pia and James Vice Captains: Mia and Tom
Investigator Captains: Ryan and Emika Vice Captains: Toby and Bibi
Cygnet Captains: Tayla and Taylah Vice Captains: Mia and Charlotte
What do Kensington Kids do when they find 20 small coppers logs in the school grounds?
They do this ………
We may need them to stake the trees soon.
This year the Senior Block is doing 5 different clubs from 8.00am to 8.30am. One of the clubs is Numero Club, which is held on Thursdays in S4 (the demountable). Mr Pestana is putting a lot of effort into teaching us how to play the game, showing us how to put combinations together. He is also giving us challenges from the Tuesday edition of the newspaper for us to do.
All of us love it! Numero Club is when children play Numero using fractions, multiplication and lots more! The best individuals will be put into three teams and will represent Kensington PS at the Numero Interschool Competition. The top 4 teams will then go and compete nationwide. Hope we can win for Kensington!
By Pia D and Haeun P – Senior graduating students.
Thank you to our on-site Kindergarten children for this fantastic display of their work. Don’t forget to take a look in person.
Patience is quiet hope and expectation based on trust that, in the end, everything will be all right. Patience means waiting. It is enduring a delay or troublesome situation without complaining. It means having self-control because you can’t control the way someone else is acting or when things don’t go as you’d like. Patience is being calm and tolerant when difficult things happen.
Congratulations to the following award winners from our last assembly on 25 Feb 2015.
Virtue Awards 25/02/15
Honour Certificates 25/02/2015
- Saturday 7 March – P&C Movie Night and Opening of Natureplay Playground from 4.30pm
- Tuesday 10 March – P&C Meeting
- Wednesday 11 March – Faction Swimming Carnival 9-12.30pm
- Thursday 12 March – Presentation Assembly for swimming 9am
- Friday 13 March – National Ride to School Day
- Tuesday 17 March – Yrs 3-6 Parent info literacy session 7-8pm
- Wednesday 18 March – Assembly
- Wednesday 18 March – School Board Meeting
Faction Swimming Carnival
The Faction Swimming Carnival is next Wednesday 11th March at Aqualife Pool from 9.30am -12.00 noon. All Year 4 – 6 students will attend as well as some invited Year 2’s and 3’s. Children will wear their bathers to school and get changed back at school after the carnival.
Presentation of Champion and Runner Up medallions will be held on Thursday at an assembly commencing at 9.00am.
Next week we commence a 2 week block of circus skills. We will have 3 more sessions – one in each of the other terms. Circus notes are due back tomorrow.
As a school we have signed up to the National tennis Partnership. As part of the program we have received free tennis racquets, low pressure tennis balls, line markings and tennis nets. Tennis will be our focus in PE lessons after circus. As part of the program each child can receive a free tennis shirt by going to the hot shots web site. (hotshots.tennis.com.au/claim). For each child that signs up the school receives $2.00 to go towards more tennis equipment.
For more information contact Raema Stanford in the PE office.
Thank you to the Davis Family for their kind donation of a new tennis net for the school’s court. We appreciate this support for our school’s sporting program.
Parents – if you have some time this Friday we have some laminating and making resources for the classes.
Please see your child’s classroom teacher if you are interested in assisting – Library Friday 6th March 1.00pm to 3.00 pm.
If you are unable to help at this time we will be having other sessions at a later date.
Ms Lisa Williamson
Dear Kensington Families,
Please see the latest Money for Jam flyer listing our sponsors attached here. All of the businesses listed donate part proceeds to Kensington Primary School P&C.
I am aware we have many Kensington families and friends who own fantastic businesses and they may also like to promote their business through ‘Money For Jam’ and in return donate part proceeds of business generated to Kensington Primary School P&C.
To register your interest in becoming one of our sponsors please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You need to provide a description of your business, the business logo, website and contact details and what your offer is going to be.
You may also like to promote a special discount offer to the school community.
Please note: We reserve the right to refuse listings of businesses that we deem are not consistent with our ethos and school values.
I hope to hear from you very soon.
Many thanks and kindest regards,
Money for Jam Coordinator
Kensington Primary School P&C
Scholastic Book Club
I would like to thank everyone who has supported book club over the past years. As this will be my last year at Kensington I am very pleased that Susan Henwood has volunteered to be your new book club co-ordinator.
For those of you not aware, the school receives a commission for every book that is purchased from Scholastic and this results in thousands of dollars of free resources for the classrooms and library each year.
I would like to thank my wonderful helpers who have helped pack and distribute the orders each term, Melinda Byfield, Karen Mahar, Frances Mepham, Sharon Szczecinski and Meaghan Cunnington. These ladies have been a huge help and quite often at short notice, so thank you!
Thank you also to the parents and children who helped me deliver the catalogues and the books to each class when they saw me doing the deliveries around the school, it was fantastic!
Please continue to support book club!
Meet the Homework/Tutoring Teachers
We are fortunate to have three talented teachers supervising homework and tutoring students from 2.30pm to 5.30pm every afternoon Monday to Friday at the school. The class takes place in Room 8 (LOTE room). The children attending are given a healthy snack on arrival and then take part in a fun activity. They then complete any homework for the day and/or are given online and paper resources to improve their literacy and numeracy. If the children are tired, they are given an appropriate game to play on the computer. Parents may collect their children anytime at or before 5.30pm.
To find out more and to enrol on the program, please visit http://www.homeworksupervision.com.au.
One teacher is featured in this and subsequent newsletters.
|Ms Pamela Jansson (Monday and Tuesday class teacher)|
Having recently completed her Graduate Diploma in Primary Education at Edith Cowan University, Pam’s previous working career was in Nursing, Music Education and Music Performance.
“I have a passion for education and believe that children should be able to flourish, blossom and reach their full potential in a supportive, nurturing and caring environment. Each child is special with unique gifts and talents. I will endeavour to provide stimulating, fun and creative activities that cater for the individual.”
“I look forward to helping your child on their learning journey.”
Kensington Secondary School
Open Morning Friday March 6, 2015
31 George St Kensington
For more information please click here.
Australian Sports Camps
Australian Sports Camps have run camps for over 30 years in sports such as Football, Netball, Cricket, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Rugby Union, Rugby League and Tennis, and are dedicated to providing the best sports coaching for boys and girls of all standards. Specialist coaches or guest professional sports stars attend daily to run specific skills sessions. For more information please click here.
COMO SECONDARY COLLEGE
YEAR 6 STUDENTS
HOCKEY, GOLF, MUSIC, EMITS (enriched mathematics, IT and Science).
If you are interested in applying for any of the above specialist programs at Como Secondary College for year 7 in 2016, would you please submit your applications now. Application forms are available on our website http://www.como.wa.edu.au
Please click here for the link for more information about Drama Classes
Celebrating our Schools – Como Baptist Church
An invitation to the school community to a church service to recognise and thank our schools for the important role they play in the education and nurturing of our children.
Sunday 15th March 2015
Como Baptist Church
111 Robert Street
Ph: (08) 9450 5328
Como Baptist Church is committed to providing loving and practical support to our community