Kensie Dads and Kids Group
What a fantastic turn-out of fathers we had last Thursday evening when the Kensington Primary School Fathering Project was launched. With over 65 men in the room the feeling generated was extremely positive and welcoming. Representatives from The Fathering Project presented a talk entitled “The Powerful Role of Men in Young Lives”. I’m sure everyone in the room was able to take away a couple of ‘gems’ that may enhance their fathering roles.
With a commitment made to progressing and expanding it seems that the fathers of Kensington will become a strong and cohesive support group working towards improving the lives of children in this special community.
Thank you to Dave, Matt and Matt for taking up the challenge of getting the first meeting organised and ensuring things will continue to grow from here. Thanks to the Fathering Project’s presenters Steven Rushworth and Colin West.
The aims of The Fathering Project:
- To help fathers realise how important they are in a child’s life and give them advice on how to encourage their children.
- Encourage fathers to get involved early with their children – become pro-active.
- Provide handy hints and tips for busy fathers.
Some tips for busy fathers:
- E-mail the kids – especially if you are away.
- Make use of the time before school – do the school run. Travelling in the car is a good opportunity to talk.
- Prioritise your leave – take all of your allocated vacation time.
- Leave notes for your children.
- Keep your promises.
Naming rights are up for grabs – if you can think of something catchy let Dave know.
Thanks Dads for showing up in such numbers!
Ms Halim – Study Scholarship
On Wednesday parents and carers of students in Room 3 were informed that Ms Halim has been awarded a scholarship to study for her Masters of Early Childhood Education at Leeds University in the United Kingdom. Ms Halim will be leaving the school at the end of this term. This is a very exciting opportunity for Ms Halim and something that will enhance her already outstanding skill set as a classroom teacher and future school leader. Ms Halim has promised to return after completion of her study.
Ms Claire Graham has been selected to take up the teaching role in Room 3 for Semester Two. Currently employed at Freshwater Bay Primary School as an Arts specialist she is looking forward to working closely with Ms Halim over the coming weeks to make a smooth transition for this class. I’m sure Kensington Kids will give her a very warm welcome.
A reminder that our last Paul Swan parents’ mathematics evening will be held for our Year 4 to 6 parents on Thursday 11 June. We commence at 7.00pm and finish by 8.30pm. Sessions are held in the Music Room. This is a great opportunity to hear a nationally acclaimed maths teacher talk in simple terms about how we can make our children better maths students – whilst having fun.
Cost ~ $5.00.
Wheelchairs for Kids
Thank you to the families who supported the aluminium can drive this week. Hopefully we can grow this very worthy fundraiser and see some much needed funding going towards the Wheelchairs for Kids charity.
Our senior school children had a great day of friendly competition with Victoria Park last Friday. The students participated in Netball, AFL and Basketball.
Congratulations for the great way these games were played out.
This week we travel to East Victoria Park Primary School for some more fun.
Kindergarten and Pre-primary enrolments 2016
Applications for enrolment of students entering Kindergarten, Pre-primary or changing schools in the 2016 school year are to be completed by Friday 3 July, 2015 – last day of this term.
Parents/carers are encouraged to submit their applications before the end of the Term 2.
An ‘Application for Enrolment’ is required for all students entering Kindergarten and Pre-primary, even if your child is currently enrolled at Kensington in the Kindergarten program.
Room 10 have presented this fortnight’s Foyer Display. Their theme is from the science topic Flight. Last week Ms Lisa, Mr Pestana and I were invited to listen to, and watch some very exciting presentations from the children about what they had learnt in the topic. All parents can now view some of the projects in our foyer. Well done Room 10.
Creativity is expressing new ideas and inventions, new kinds of music, dance and art. It is a way to let the light of originality within you shine out for the benefit of others. Creativity connects us with beauty. Creativity is the power of imagination. It is seeing old things in new ways, doing things in a way that has not been done before.
Congratulations to the following award winners from our last assembly on 27 May.
Virtue Awards 27/5/15
|S1||Mary||S2||Matilda & Clara|
Honour Certificates 27/5/15
|S1||Taichi||S2||Shakirah & Jadsiya|
|S3||James & Farron||S4||Dejan|
|PP1||Ava & Eve||PP2||Niamh & Yves|
|PP3||Isabel & Noa|
- Thursday 4 June – Ear Health Screening
- Friday 5 June – Interschool Sport. KPS v EVP (away)
- Wednesday 10 June – Assembly
- Thursday 11 June – Paul Swan Yrs 4 – 6
- Thursday 11 June – S1, S2 Excursion to Curtin Uni
- Friday 12 June – Interschool Sport KPS v Lathlain (home)
- Thursday 18 June – VPASSA Winter Carnival
Walk to school Day
Well done to the 200 children and their parents who walked to school. Thanks to Aussie farmer Direct and the local IGA”s for supply the apples for the morning.
World Cup of Netball
On Friday the girls playing West Coast fever Cup were privileged to see the World Cup Trophy. We were one of 3 schools in WA to see the World Cup.
Interschool vs. Victoria Park.
On Friday we played Interschool against Victoria Park. We played Football (Eagle Cup), Netball (West Coast Fever Cup) and some friendly basketball games.
The results were as follows:-
Netball A defeated Victoria Park 17 to 14.
Netball B lost to Victoria Park 6 to 7.
Football lost to Victoria Park 3.3 (21) to 8.9 (57)
Basketball defeated Victoria Park 24 to 12.
Basketball defeated Victoria Park 46 to 4.
All games were played in a really good spirit.
On Friday we play East Victoria Park at East Victoria Park Primary School.
Next week we play Lathlain at home.
Circus equipment can still be purchased from Mrs Stanford’s Office. The prices are as follows:-
Cash sales only.
|Diablo – with CD||$30|
|Juggling Balls – 3||$15|
Chaplain Activities: Badge-Making and Spotting for Virtues
|Winners of Badge-Spotting Game at Raffle on 27 May:|
|1. Kyohka K, Rm 4, Yr 2||5. Leah T, Rm 10, Yr 3|
|2. Griffin M, Rm 7, Yr 3||6. Eli P-M, S1, Yr 4|
|3. Marc D, Rm 9, Yr 3||7. Rohan S, S1, Yr 4|
|4. Xanthe H, Rm 9, Yr 3||8. Zoe D, S4, Yr 5|
Many students played the game and they made the effort to spot many badges too. Those not picked at the Raffle are rewarded with VIPs according to the number of badges they spotted. The next Raffle will be on 24 Jun. Thank you for continuing to encourage your children to participate actively in both Virtues badge-making and spotting.
Virtues for Badge-Making
Please see the link for Virtues badges made by Yr 1 students. Many of their badges are already spotted in the playground. As they experience their badges being spotted by others, they will gradually learn the game of badge-spotting and join in the fun too.
Other year levels will take turns to make new badges on Wed during second break in the library. We will be working on badges for the virtues of Patience, Excellence and Creativity in addition to the many on Thankfulness already being spotted in the playground. The closing date for the next Raffle for Virtues Badge-spotting game is Monday 22 June. There is still lots of time to play the game by spotting the badges featured in this Newsletter and/or those in the playground.
Thank you for reading this section of the Newsletter with and to your children to get them started on the games.
A great afternoon was enjoyed on Fri 22 May when all the children participated in the P&C’s annual lapathon. Thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time to help or who came down to the school to cheer the kids on. And thanks, as always, the the teachers & Bruce for their support and help. A great effort by all and sponsorship money is now coming in. Be sure to return your sponsorship forms and money to the P&C box in reception by Friday 12 June.
Thanks to Aussie Farmers Direct, Como IGA and Waterford Supa IGA for all the yummy fruit donated to the kids for the Lapathon and Walk To school Day.
School Vege Garden
We need cardboard cartons (flattened) to lay in our new garden beds that are being dug on the weekend of 13/14 June. If you can help us with this material please drop off at the back of S1. Thanks.
Kensington Secondary School – Open Morning
Kensington Secondary School are holding an Open Morning on Friday June 5, 2015. 31 George Street Kensington. 9.30 – 11.00 am. To view their brochure for more information, please follow this link
After a very successful first get together of the Kensington Primary Dads on Thursday night, we have a couple more events planned.
Open to any interested Dad’s or Father figures (granddads, uncles) within the school community.
Inaugural Kensie Dads bowls afternoon is on June 13th from 3pm-6pmish at the Como Bowls Club, 99 Hensman St Como. $10/head payable to the club for bowls and green hire. We’ll see if we can fire up their barbie.
Come along and meet some of the dads your kids go to school with. They’re a bunch of great blokes! Please RSVP to Dave Mundy at email@example.com
Kensie Dads and Kids afternoon at the WAFL. Saturday 20th June 2.15pm Lathlain Park – Perth vs Swans. Plenty of space for kids to run. Boys and girls will enjoy it. Have a kick on the ground at quarter and half time. We’ll sit up on the grass at Lathlain, hopefully enjoy the sunshine and a bit of kick to kick and rough and tumble with the kids. Aim to meet at the entrance off McCartney Cres at 2pm.
If anyone was unable to attend the meeting the other night, but would like to add their details to the Dad’s contact list please contact Dave Mundy on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0433095416.
Free Skateboarding Clinic
City of South Perth & Skateboarding WA will once again be hosting a free skateboarding clinic at Manning Skate Park.
Free Skateboarding Clinic at Manning Skate Park, behind the George Burnett Leisure Centre in Karawara.
Skateboards, safety gear and helmets are all provided. These clinics are for all ages and all skill levels are welcome.
Clinic dates: Saturday 7th June 2015 – from 11:00am to 1:00pm
For more information, a registration form or to see a clinic video visit: www.skateboardingwa.com.au
2015 Perth Demons July Holiday Super Clinic
This year we will be running a 2 day event featuring both West Coast Eagles and Perth FC Players, Fun games, Skills, Club tours and much more. All participants will receive a show bag full of goodies to take home at the end of the program. Main Details are:
Date 6/7th of July
Player Appearances: WCE Day 1, Perth Day 2 Time (both days) 9am-2pm
Price: $150 Register here: https://goo.gl/sBcA6P
Please note that registrations will only be taken online, phone or cash will not be accepted.
Demons District Development Officer
West Australian Football Commission
Gate 6 Domain Stadium, Subiaco Road, Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 275, Subiaco WA 6904
D: 08 9287 5510 | T: 08 9381 5599
M: 0412 676 857 | F: 08 9381 7947
E: email@example.com | W: www.wafootball.com.au