The school holidays will commence on Monday 6 July. School will be dismissed at the normal time (3:00pm) on Friday 3 July. Classes for students recommence on Tuesday 21 July at 8.50am.
Please remember to remind your children about ‘stranger danger’ over the holiday period. An article from Snr Sgt Ashley Goy with some suggestions can be found later in this newsletter.
The staff of Kensington Primary wish all parents and their children a safe and happy break.
I have finally decided to bite the bullet and will be having a full knee replacement during these school holidays. As such I will be absent from school for up to 15 weeks.
Ms Lisa has been appointed the Principal of Kensington Primary School for my absence. Mrs Stanford will move from her physical education role to Deputy Principal. At present we are organising the back fill of Mrs Stanford’s position and reassigning the roles of our deputies.
Ms Halim will be leaving the school at the end of this term to commence her studies at Leeds University in England. Ms Halim has been a wonderful staff member for the last 2 and a half years and I know she will be missed by students, parents and the whole staff. Good luck with your studies Sistha and don’t forget to come back when you have your Masters.
Although only working with us for one term, Mrs Pamela Janssen is moving overseas to take up a position in an International School in Sweden. Mrs Janssen has worked very hard with our junior school students and has made some very good connections in the school.
On Tuesday afternoon staff, family and friends met to bid Mrs Lyn Brown a well-deserved retirement. Mrs Brown has been working with the Department of Education for 30 years and has been teaching at Kensington Primary School since 1995. Mrs Brown has fully immersed herself in her art and craft hobbies and her grand-daughters since leaving the school and is enjoying the time retirement has given her.
On Sunday evening Mrs Both’s husband, Theo passed away in hospital after a short illness. On behalf of the whole school community I would like to pass onto Lyn our deepest sympathy.
School Board – Call for Nominations
On Tuesday an email was sent to all families informing them of new Board elections and asking for nominations to be forwarded to the school.
On Friday 19 July our Year 6 students walked to Kent Street Senior High School to participate against 7 other primary schools in the annual Mining Challenge. This project sponsored by Curtin University’s School of Mines pits teams against each other in a range of mining related activities. Students are first exposed to mining by a visit from university lecturers and take this knowledge and their own skill sets into the friendly competition.
Kent Street Senior High has hosted this fantastic event for the last 3 years and their staff and especially their students do an excellent job mentoring the teams and keeping the day flowing smoothly.
Well done to Kensington Primary School on winning this event for 2015. A great team effort! Thank you to Curtin for the $1000 prize and the magnificent trophy.
Congratulations to Sean G on being awarded Boys Mine Manager for the day.
Last week the Year 6 students attended their camp at Point Peron. It was a pleasure to be able to share this experience with these children. Their behaviour, endeavour and exuberance made for an excellent week for staff attending, the camp school staff and each other.
Thank you to Mrs Millar, Mrs Glassborow, Mr Webb and Mr York for making this camp so much fun for the students. Also thanks to Ms Lisa and Mr Pestana for attending Thursday night’s outstanding camp concert.
Phillip Pendal History Award
Congratulations to Eliza H and Kayla K on being awarded Certificates of Merit at this year’s Phillip Pendal History Awards. The girls wrote very informative histories of their school – Kensington Primary.
A great effort girls.
On Sunday 14th June a group of parents from S1 and S2 met to help create the garden space at the back of Senior Block. This required some serious work taking out a huge area of lawn and preparing the ground for seeding. Thanks to Craig Grant for organising the sod cutter and showing the way.
Mrs Skinner was extremely proud of the students who turned up with their parents and worked so hard on a cold and wet day. The work went way beyond what she had hoped for and the garden project can now move into the next phase.
On Saturday 13 June around 20 Kensington Fathers and their children met at Lathlain Park to watch a game of footy and enjoy a kick on the oval with their kids. This was despite rain and cold conditions. This group is taking their parenting responsibilities to new levels and invites all interested fathers to join in their activities and engage positively with their children.
On Monday this week two students from Kensington Primary School represented us in the annual Speak Out Awards, hosted by the City of South Perth. Layla Gallagher (Grandparents – Blessing or Curse) and Emika Otobe (Teenagers and the Adolescent Brain) presented 4 minute speeches to an audience of parents, teachers and other contestants. The quality of all speeches was extremely high and both girls did a wonderful job.
This fortnight’s foyer display is proudly presented by our Year 2/3 class (Room 6). What you see is only part of what is presented for your enjoyment. Bring your smart phone with a QR reader, scan the unique code and read the dreamtime story from your phone.
These children are certainly moving ahead with their technology skills! Well done Room 6.
Scream for Your Team
On Friday 3 July (last day of Term 2) children are invited to come to school wearing their favourite team colours – netball, cricket, rugby, soccer, football, lacrosse, hockey – you name it, they are all welcome.
A gold coin donation from those participating will go to the Nepal Fund through our local Baha’i Community.
Enrolment for 2016
If your child is 4 or 5 years old by 30th June 2016, starting Year 7 or changing schools, you need to apply to enrol them in a public school for 2016.
All children from Pre-primary to Year 12 are guaranteed a place at their local public school.
To apply to enrol your child in our school for 2016 please visit the front office and complete an application form by Friday 24 July 2015.
Over this holiday break the Donovan sisters – Pia, Zoe and Ava – have the opportunity to dance with their dancing troupe performing at Hong Kong Disneyland, Avenue of Stars in TsimShaTsui, Hong Kong, Westfield London as well as on the “Rhapsody of the Seas” Greek Isle cruise. In addition, the girls will attend workshops at The Pineapple Dance Studios in London.
What a fantastic opportunity and experience to learn – good luck girls!
Stranger Alert – A Message from your Local Police
With recent unconfirmed reports of suspicious person/s approaching students either by vehicle’s or by other means, it is vitally important any incident is reported to Police at the earliest convenience on the Police 131444 number. Kensington Police are doing what they can to attend local schools either in a high visibility or covert nature to assist in either offender detection or community comfort.
The basics of stranger danger always remain the same and we request all students and parents are reminded of what to do should any approach be made, not only whilst travelling to and from school, but any travel in general.
- If approached by a person/s in a vehicle, DO NOT approach the vehicle and remain at a safe distance.
- DO NOT approach and accept gifts from any driver or passenger, not matter how tempting they may be.
- DO NOT approach the vehicle if asked for directions or general conversation.
- Politely back away and walk briskly to any adult nearby who may provide assistance and support.
- Note any vehicle description, registration number or distinctive features on the car or person. Write any number on the footpath.
- Contact Police on 131444 where Police attendance will be generated.
This is not intended to cause any concerns, but simply to remind students, parents and teaching staff we have certain individuals in the general community who may display this type of behaviour. As friendly as our Kensington community is, we still need to remain vigilant and protect our most valuable asset, the kids. Our aim is to be proactive in providing any school assistance or support along with any quality investigation.
Senior Sergeant 6502 | Officer in Charge | Kensington Police Station (08) 94747557 | Fax: (08) 94747550 |
During the holiday period school premises are more vulnerable than usual and can become targets to a small number of offenders. The upcoming holiday period is from July 5 to Tuesday 22 July.
If you live near the school or are just passing by, I would urge you to keep an eye out for us. Listen for unusual noises, look for suspicious vehicles parked at the school and notice if groups of children or teenagers are hanging around the school. Your involvement can really make a difference in preventing damage to our school. Please report any suspicious activity immediately to;
School Watch – 1800 177 777
Police – 131 444
Joyfulness is always there regardless of what is happening on the outside. You can invest this inner joy in anything you do. You can enjoy doing your chores or your homework, even a job that’s boring or unpleasant. If you look inside and find your joy, you can make it a joyful job. Joyfulness is the inner sense that can carry us through hard times, even when we are feeling very sad.
Congratulations to the following award winners from our last assembly on 24 June.
Virtue Awards 24/06/15
Honour Certificates 24/6/15
|9||Josie and Riley||10||Ashlyn|
|PP1||April and Tiah||PP2||Hector and Jack|
|PP3||Harry and Bella|
- Friday 3 July – Senior Sport
- Friday 3 July – Last day of Term 2
- Tuesday 21 July – First day of Term 3
Chaplain Activities: Badge-Making and Spotting for Virtues
|Winners of Badge-Spotting Game at Raffle on 22 Jun:|
|1. Kayla K, Rm 4, Yr 2||4. Leo K, Rm 4, Yr 2|
|2. Sadie T, Rm 10, Yr 3||5. Luka T-L, Rm 7, Yr 3|
|3. Sashana B, Rm 9, Yr 3||6. Tia C-G, S1, Yr 4|
Well done to all students for playing the final game of the term. Congratulations to the raffle winners. Those not picked at the Raffle are rewarded with VIPs according to the number of badges they spotted. Virtues badge-making and badge-spotting will start again next term. Some badges will be featured in the Newsletter again next term to get everyone started. Keep playing and your turn at being picked at the Raffle will arrive.
Educational Workshops by Centrecare
Kensington Primary School has invited Centrecare to conduct a series of Educational workshops for Year 6 students in Term 3 from Weeks 6 to 9. In order to run the program for students, the service provider needs certain information for funding purposes. A consent letter has been sent home some time ago. If you have not seen the letter, please check with the classroom teacher.
Many thanks to parents who have responded to the letter and indicated interest in attending the Complementary Parent Workshops on ‘Parenting Teenagers’ and ‘Personality and Communication’. We have more than the minimum number required to go ahead with them. Parents of children in other year levels are most welcome to attend. Necessary information is below. Please call Centrecare to register.
- Venue: CENTRECARE 456 Hay Street, Perth
City of Perth Parking (CPP) Fire Station Car Park
1 Murray Street – Approx. $2.00 – 8.00 -600PM – After (70c per half hour)
- Contact: 9325 6644
Please call to register
- Time:00pm, for 5.30pm start to 7.30pm
- Date 1: 25 Aug, Tue
Parenting a Teenager
Ø Interactive program designed to support parents in having a healthy and strong relationship with their teenagers
Ø Your profound impact on how your children adapt to being a TEENAGER
Ø The importance of looking after yourself to be the best role model
Ø Our history as a teenager – vast generational difference today between teenagers and their parents
Ø View on being a teenager – exercise “the ideal teen”
Ø Feeling Safe
Ø QUESTION and Answers
- Date 2: 8 Sep, Tue
Personality and Communication
Ø Communicating with teenager can sometimes feel as though nothing you say is having the right effect!
Ø Taking time to understand your child’s personality type can help you to talk/discuss in a manner that makes them feel comfortable /safe /knowledgeable
Ø Your personality impacts on the success of a conversation – ‘you the sender’
Ø Their personalities impact on the –‘receipt of the information
Ø You might have more success if you let your child lead the conversation and tell you how things are working for him/her
Ø A Fun Communication exercise
Ø QUESTION and Answers
Life Skills for Kids
For information on these workshops please follow this link
Last Thursday the Year 5 and 6’s participated in the Victoria Park Winter Carnival.
The rain held off and we had a great day of competition. Thanks to the parents who volunteered their time to help out with some of the teams. Nadine, Bronwyn and Marie coached, umpired and timed Netball; Ryan coached and umpired Minkey and Martine who coached Basketball. Thanks to Jack who coached and umpired Football.
The results of the competitions were:-
Basketball – 2nd, Soccer equal 1st, Football – 3rd, Minkey – 2nd and Netball – 1st.
In the overall Winter Carnival Shield we were equal 1st with East Victoria Park.
Well done to all the teams for displaying good sportsmanship and team spirit.
Our next Inter School carnival will be Cross Country in week 4 next term.
Our next session of circus skills will be early in Term 3. We will have our final session in Term 4. Pre Primary students will have 5 sessions of circus skills in Term 3.
Equipment is still available to be purchased from Mrs Stanford.
National Tennis Partnership.
Thanks to everyone who signed up for the free Tennis T shirt. We now have $145 to spend on new sports equipment because of your effort.
There will be a Running Club breakfast this Friday 3rd July for everyone who has been to running club this term. We will run at 8.00am, followed by breakfast at 8.15am in the Music Room.
Running club will re-commence the first Friday back next term.
We have some exciting new sponsors who have joined Money for Jam including: Cuddles Childcare Centre, Re-face painting contractors and P.S Legal. To view our latest Money for Jam directory please click on the attached link.
Money for Jam is a business directory that has been established to strengthen our community ties in a practical and mutually beneficial way. All of the businesses listed donate part proceeds of any profits generated by the KPS community back to the 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.
Please support these fantastic businesses.
Money for Jam Coordinator Kensington Primary School P&C
NATIONAL TREE DAY Friday 24th JULY
Let’s celebrate the first week back at school in Term 3 by getting busy in our beautiful playground on National Tree Day. The City of South Perth and Bunnings East Victoria Park have kindly agreed to donate over 300 trees and shrubs so we need you and the kids to come down and help us plant them.
We will also need helpers to do some light pruning, weed the couch growing under the obstacle course and fork over the mulch in areas where soft fall is required.
Bring your gardening gloves, spades, forks etc and we’ll meet by the undercover area after school.
If you have any questions see Alison Walker (K01 and Room 5) or email email@example.com.
Looking forward to seeing you all after school on Friday 24th July; that’s Friday of Week 1, Term 3.
With school holidays coming up we have put together a new flyer giving you a few ideas of where to take the kids this school holidays using their Entertainment Memberships. To view the flyer please click here
Wesley College – WES Talks
Wesley College, are excited to launch a new series called WES Talks – an initiative by Wesley’s Social and Emotional Learning Team to provide students and their families with expert advice around issues affecting our young people today.
Wesley College is proud to extend an invitation to the Kensington Primary School Community to attend all of the remaining WES Talks series. To obtain more information please click on the attached link.
Better Health Program
Term 3 is approaching, and registrations are open for the next Better Health Program running at the Leisurelife Centre in East Victoria Park.
Funded by the Department of Health, The Better Health Program is a FREE healthy lifestyle program delivering fun, interactive sessions supporting children aged 7-13 years and families to adopt healthy attitudes to food and nutrition, to encourage regular exercise, make informed food choices and learn essential health skills and knowledge.
Children and their families become fitter, healthier and happier as they have fun, meet new friends and learn new skills to establish and maintain healthier lifestyles.
We would like to support your current school programs by offering this fantastic program to local families. For more information please click on the following link.
The Rotary Club of Ascot is delighted to let you and your school community know that Bricktober – Perth has returned, even bigger and better than it was in our inaugural year.
We would love it if you could forward this information on to your school community so that people who are interested in Lego can become involved in a number of activities that are being run in the lead up to Bricktober – Perth 2015.
The activities that are available prior to the event include the following:
- Shoe Box – Make Your Own Creation – to be run during the July school holidays. There are a number of different age categories from 3 years up to adults
- Future Exhibitors Competition – for “master” Lego builders to get the opportunity to exhibit at the show
All details for each of these competitions can be found on the Bricktober website, or Facebook page.
Bricktober – Perth will be held over the weekend of 10 and 11 October 2015 at the Cannington Showgrounds on Albany Highway (just south of Carousel Shopping Centre), commencing at 9.00 am and finishing each day at 5.30 pm.
Tickets are available to be purchased on line so you can nominate the day and time you would like to attend. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Get in early and pick the time you prefer.
Individual tickets are $8.00 per person; with family tickets (for 4 persons) costing $25.00. (There is a small booking fee attached to all tickets sold). Children under the age of 2 will be admitted free.
To pre-purchase your ticket please go to www.bricktober.info/booking2015 and follow the prompts.
Activities at Bricktober – Perth include:
- A hall full of Lego models built by fans of Lego in Perth
- A “Brickpit” with thousands of Lego bricks that children can play in
- Animated Lego films on a big screen to be viewed
- Competitions that people can sign up for on the day.
- Food and refreshments available for purchase.
VICTORIA PARK CENTRE FOR THE ARTS – School Holiday Enrolments open now
The Victoria Park Centre for the Arts School Holiday Program enrolments are now open.
Any enquiries please contact us.
12 Kent street – East Victoria Park 6101 Ph. (08) 9470 5520
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Victoria Park Centre For The Arts
Opening Hours Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm www.vicparkarts.org.au
Demons District Holiday Clinic is next Monday and Tuesday right here at Lathlain Park
- Receive 2 days of coaching and activities (Lunch / Morning Tea provided thanks to Como IGA)
- West Coast Eagles and Perth FC Player appearances
- Showbag valued at $50 – Bag, hat, footy, playing cards, t shirt, sweatband
Demons District Development Officer
West Australian Football Commission
Gate 6 Domain Stadium, Subiaco Road, Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 275, Subiaco WA 6904
Como Secondary College
Want to host a friendly and enthusiastic young Japanese student?
Como Secondary College is hosting a group of 20 Japanese female high school students in Term 3 (from Aug 2 – Aug 13), and we would like to extend the opportunity to host a student to families in the local community.
Host families receive a generous payment and have the rewarding opportunity to learn about another culture and build life-long friendships. For more information please contact Gold Intercultural Learning (www.goldil.com.au) at email@example.com
PROGRAM MANAGER | GOLD INTERCULTURAL LEARNING
Tel: +61-8-9444 7687 | Fax: +61- 8-9481 1695 | Mob: +61-438-871-451
International Goju Karate Schools
Please click here to view the flyer for Karate class information.