SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY 24TH JULY!!!
Welcome back to Term 3
Mr Macauley continues to recover from his knee operation, so far so good but it’s a long road to full recovery. The school community send him our best wishes.
As a result of his absence the following changes have taken place in the Staffing profile:
Principal – Ms Lisa Williamson
Deputy Principals – Mr Terence Pestana and Mrs Raema Stanford
Mrs Pedley (Monday -Tuesday) and Mrs Van Aurich (Wednesday) will teach the PE program.
Welcome back to Mrs Carter (Room 10 Monday – Wednesday), Mrs Palmer will continue in Room 10 on Thurs – Fri.
Welcome to Miss Claire Graham (Room 3) we hope that you enjoy your teaching appointment to Kensington PS.
Welcome also to Mrs Megan Mehnert, she is providing support to various classes including providing enrichment maths opportunities for a range of classes
A number of student teachers have commenced their Teacher Internship for Term 3 in a range of classes across the school. I would like to thank the Staff who volunteered to have these students as well as Mrs Lesley Harris (Prac teacher coordinator) for supporting the development of this future generation of Educators.
- Doug Webb —S3
- Ashley Griffiths—S2
- Michelle Kwok – PP3
- Row-Yi Loo – PP2
- Abbey Da Ronch— PP1
- Gabrielle Bender — S1
On Monday 20 th July, the staff participated in the Curtin Education Community – “Digital Learning Conference”.
This was an exciting opportunity for staff to explore different ways to enhance teaching and learning outcomes for our students using a range of digital tools including robotics, ipads, mac books and QR codes.
The Term 3 is chock a block with a range of educational experiences both in and out of school. Please ensure that you use the online calendar to ensure that you are up to date with what’s happening.
With the support of the P and C, the Author in Residence program will be in Week 3. This year I have been able to secure the services of Indigenous author Josie Boyle (books Bubbay; a Christmas Adventure and Spotty Dotty Lady). All classes from Kindy to Year 6 will have the opportunity to participate in a session with her. I acknowledge and thank the P and C’s financial support of this biannual event.
On Tuesday 21ST July, the staff celebrated the retirement of Mrs Sue Vadala . Mrs Vadala has worked at KPS for about 17 years in a range of classes as an Education Assistant.
Mrs Vadala worked closely for many years with Mrs Harris in PP2, she described Mrs Vadala as:
“An amazing EA: she used her initiative, always had a lovely rapport with children, always knew what to say to the children & when to say it. A warm, caring, compassionate person, who was easy to talk to and a good listener. Sue was always calm, generous with her time and would help in any way she could. It was a privilege to work with Sue and she will be very sadly missed.”
On behalf of the Kensington School community we all wish Mrs Vadala a happy and relaxing retirement.
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 is available about the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for School Students with a Disability can be found at http://education.gov.au/nationally-consistent-collection-data-school-students-disability
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 download the use the form linked here and send the reply slip back to the school office by Wednesday 29 July.
- Friday 24 July – Circus
- Tuesday 28 July – P&C Meeting
- Wednesday 29 July – Assembly
- Wednesday 29 July – Choir Excursion to Penrhos
- Thursday 30 July – Australian Maths Camp
- Friday 31 July – Datiway Dreaming Music Incursion (am)
- Thursday 6 August – Numero Training Year 4
Kensington PS strives for successful students and I would like to acknowledge 3 students efforts in achieving this goal.
The Speech and Drama Teachers Association of WA along with the Australian Music Examinations Board presented the 19th annual Perth Speech and Drama Festival in June. Several Kensington Primary School students who attend Karen Goddard’s speech and drama classes performed in the festival. The performances were held at Collier Primary School, Wesley College and Perth College. The children performed monologues, duologues, storytelling, prose and poetry. Two year five boys Liam C and Lochlan B both received highly commended awards for their poetry performances at Perth College on Saturday the 13th of June.
As a result of the tireless work by Mrs Rhonda Skinner (S2)and Mrs Cate Handley-Smith (Kindy onsite) the school has been recognised as a Waste School. The Waste Wise Schools program targets schools in WA with educational strategies for reducing waste to landfill by implementing the 3Rs, reduce, reuse, recycle – while developing positive environmental values in students and the whole school community.
These schools model responsible environmental behaviours through hands-on learning experiences that are linked to the Australian Curriculum.
Waste Wise Schools is a program of the Waste Authority and offers resources and support for schools to plan, implement and maintain waste minimising projects such as recycling, composting and worm farming.
The garden area received a face lift over the holidays with the Bahai Camp children decorating the ugly, grey concrete sprinkler bunker with a mural featuring Indigenous bush foods. This is to compliment an application currently being completed by Mrs Skinner (S2) and Mrs Nicole Francois (parent) for funding that, if successful, will see a “Bush Tucker “patch as an interesting addition to current garden.
Thank you to all those from the Bahia community and students who assisted with the painting, it looks tremendous.
Running Club commences this Friday. All Runners welcome. We will concentrate on training for the Cross Country on the 7th August in the Tuesday and Friday sessions. Mondays will be Long and Triple Jump Training.
Monday: 8.00 – 8.30am – Jumping Training.
Tuesday: 8.00 – 8.30am – Running.
Friday: 8.00 – 8.30am – Running.
Kensington Faction Cross Country Carnival Program – 7th August 2015.
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Workshops by Centrecare Needing Your Speedy Response
Parents/Carers (especially those of Yr 6 students who have indicated interest) keen to attend Parent Workshops on ‘Parenting Teenagers’ and ‘Personality and Communication’. Please call Centrecare on 9325 6644 to register as soon as possible. Centrecare would like to confirm the minimum number 12 parents required to go ahead with the event.
Venue: CENTRECARE, 456 Hay Street, Perth
City of Perth Parking (CPP) Fire Station Car Park
1 Murray Street – Approx. $2 – 8 to 6pm – after (70cents per half hour)
Contact: 93566644 (Please call to register)
Time: 5pm for 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Date 1: 25 Aug, Tue
- Interactive program designed to support parents in having a healthy and strong relationship with their teenagers
- Your profound impact on how your children adapt to being a teenager
- The importance of looking after yourself to be the best role model
- Our history as a teenager – vast generational difference today between teenagers and their parents
- View on being a teenager – exercise ‘the ideal teen’
- Feeling safe
Date 2: 8 Sep, Tue
- Communicating with teenagers can sometimes feel as though nothing you say is having the right effect!
- 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
- Your personality impacts on the success of a conversation – ‘you the sender’
- Their personalities impact on the –‘receipt of the information’
- You might have more success if you let your child lead the conversation
- A fun communication exercise
Centrecare will be conducting a series of Educational Workshops for Yr 6 students 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 completed the consent form, please obtain one from the front office and do so soon. Thank you.
NATIONAL TREE DAY Friday 24th July
A reminder to bring your gardening gear and come down after school to do some planting on National Tree Day tomorrow.
The Woolworths Earn & Learn program will help our school earn valuable learning resources.
Starting on Wednesday 15th July, when anyone from our school community – staff, parents, friends – shop at Woolworths, they can collect stickers to place on sticker sheets they have been provided. They’ll get one sticker for every $10 they spend (*excluding liquor, cigarettes and gift cards).
Once they complete their sticker sheets they can place them in a collection box, at either our school or local Woolworths.
There are 2 collection boxes at the school – one outside of the staffroom and one outside of Room 8.
Constable Care News
As you may know, Constable Care Child Safety Foundation is an independent, not for profit charity and we rely on our fundraising initiatives to help continue our work teaching children and young people how to stay safe in an often challenging society.
This year we’re running an online raffle, tickets $30. The first prize is a fully catered corporate suite to see legendary KISS 40th Anniversary world tour. Raffle closes 8pm 1 August, 2015.
As well as our free theatre in education shows, one of the services we provide are Comfort Packs for kids in crisis. These are bags with toiletries, clothes, toys, etc for kids who are not able to return home for whatever reason. This is an ongoing program as sadly there’s always kids that need this support, and we reply on donations for this solely. Please click here for more information about the appeal.
Thank you for your support
City of South Perth
There are still places left in our Term 3 Multisport Program for 6 and 7 year olds.
The City of South Perth’s Multisports program is an inclusive initiative that provides children aged 6 and 7 years with access to a range of sports and other structured physical activity programs. Held indoors at the George Burnett Leisure Centre after school on Tuesday’s, the program runs for eight weeks, commencing in week two of every school term. The program costs $16.00 per child per term.
As a result of participating in a variety of sports, children develop skills to transition to a club based sport within the City of South Perth and have fun enjoying the different challenges.
If you child is interested in joining the program please contact our Facilities and Programs Officer Jess on 9474 0855 or email email@example.com
The Chevron City to Surf
The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is back for 2015! Register the whole class as a weekend activity and benefit from the 15% discount off registration fees! Awesome prizes are available for the largest school team, best school spirit and an additional 10 spot prizes. 100% of the registration fee goes directly to Activ to support people within Western Australia living with disability. For the first time in the history of the event you can fundraise for your own school. For more information about registering your school with the Schoolrun15 discount code check out our website www.chevroncitytosurf.com.au.
Nine News WA Police Excellence Awards
The Awards recognise the hard work all police officers contribute to our community. The officers nominated highlight that police work is both varied and challenging and greatly affects people from all walks of life.
Members of the community can nominate an individual officer or unit, squad, team of detectives or frontline officers. The nomination process is quick and easy – simply visit the WA Police website (www.police.wa.gov.au), fill in the online form and submit. Nominations close 5pm Sunday 4 October 2015.
On behalf of WA Police, Nine Perth and Awards sponsors, I would like to thank you in advance for supporting the Nine News WA Police Excellence Awards.
If you have any questions, or would like any further information, please contact Meggan via email Corporate.Communications.Branch@police.wa.gov.au or by phoning 9222 1225. Please click here to view the flyer.