The 2015 results and reports have been received by the school and families. Staff will now begin the task of analysing of the data to ascertain the positives in the results and review the areas that require further development. Planning from this data will form the basis of the School Development Day for staff, Term 4, 12th October 2015.
Parents and extended families are encouraged to visit the Art Exhibition running in Senior Block Art room this week. The exhibition features art from all year levels from Vista St Kindy to Year 6.
Some special art pieces have been identified as being eligible for the P and C annual art award. The voting for this will take place this week with the winner announced at the Graduation Assembly in Term 4.
Special thanks to staff and the children for submitting their work and to Mrs Millar and Mrs Daly for the innovative setup of the gallery space.
YEAR 6 CENTRECARE WORKSHOP
The Year 6 students have been undertaking workshops as part of the Health curriculum presented by Centrecare staff :
- Week 6, Thu, 27 Aug, 11.30am : Body Language
- Week 7, Thu, 3 Sep, 11.30am: Personality and Communication
- Week 8, Thu, 10 Sep, 11.30am: Being a Teenager
- Week 9: Thu, 17 Sep, 11.30am: Assertiveness vs Bullying
Parents have access to a complementary workshop on ‘‘Parenting Teenagers” , however Centrecare only received a very limited response from parents expressing an interest in attending.
An alternate day, 8th September and time, 6.30pm to 8.30pm has now been organised , please contact your child’s teacher should you wish to be involved in this free workshop
BOOK WEEK DRESS UP DAY
Last Friday the quadrangle was transformed into a magical land full of weird and wonderful characters as the school came together to celebrate the end of Book Week.
The P and C parents ran a second hand book stall on the day which also gave the children an opportunity to replenish their book shelves at home for the cost of a gold coin.
THE BALLARD OF POND LIFE McGURK
Special thanks to the P and C for supporting the recent incursion for Years 3-6 The Ballard of Pond life Mc Gurk. The production was a 1 man show presented by the Barking Gecko Theatre Company. The story examines the fragile nature of friendship in the schoolyard and how hard it can be to stay true to yourself and your friends.
Here are some comments from the children about the Show:
Alistair W : Don’t bully.
Aingeal T : Even the most different of people can be the best of friends.
Sammiw W: Bullying can affect everyone.
Curtis: Stick up for your friends.
Rory: Old friends can reunite even after a problem.
We practice honesty when we speak truthfully and treat others fairly. We possess integrity when we are honest with ourselves, holding to our own code of moral values.
Congratulations to the following award winners from our last assembly on 26 August.
Virtue Awards 26/8/15
Honour Certificates 26/8/15
|S1||Beau||S2||Maddy and Davin|
|S3||Pia and Emiko||S4||Zoe|
|PP1||Milena and Fin||PP2||Hamish and Grace|
|PP3||Jonty and Zara|
- Friday 4 Sept – Faction running events and team games
- Monday 7 Sept to Friday 11 Sept- School Photos
- Wednesday 9 Sept – Assembly
- Tuesday 15 Sept – Interschool throws, jumps, 400m
- Thursday 17 Sept – Interschool running events & team games
AUSTRALIAN MATHEMATICS COMPETITION
Students from Yr 3 -6 recently completed in the Australian Mathematics Competition. Teachers nominated students from their classes to undertake the testing. The school has been competing in this competition for the last couple of years. In the test, students are asked to solve 30 problems in 60 minutes. The earliest problems are very easy and the problems get progressively more difficult until the end, when they are challenging to the most gifted student.
We have the following outstanding results
Year 3 –
Matthew A – High Distinction,
Marc D – High Distinction,
William M – Distinction
Toby W – Credit
David E – Credit
Luka TL – Credit
Lochlan A – Credit
Jimmy M – Credit
Year 4 –
Rohan S – Distinction
Kiarn W – Distinction
Madeline G – Distinction
Billy W – Credit
Alistair W – Credit
Moreno – Credit
Charlie G – Credit
Jack A – Credit
Year 5 –
Luis CU – Distinction
Sean D – Distinction
Amberley L – Credit
Elizabeth C – Credit
Amos N – Credit
Year 6 –
Tom S – Distinction
Ryan K – Distinction
Tayla S – Distinction
Raiyah B – Credit
Toby C – Credit
Oliver S – Credit
Joskun A – Credit
Criteria for the awards are as follows
A High Distinction Certificate is awarded to a student who is in the top 2% of their year and region.
A Distinction Certificate is awarded to a student in the top 15% of their year and region.
A Credit Certificate is awarded to a student who is in the top 50% of their year and region.
VIRTUES BADGE-MAKING AND BADGE-SPOTTING GAME
Students have started making badges for the virtues of ‘Integrity’ and ‘Courage’ this term. This means that you can get started on the Badge-spotting game now.
The following are what some students wrote on their badges regarding their practice of Integrity – ‘Doing the right thing even when no one notices and when there is no reward’.
|Badges made on Integrity:|
|Name||Practiced Integrity by:|
|1. Issa T, Rm 1, Yr 1||I showed integrity when I vacuumed the floor with no one watching.|
|2. Olivia P, Rm 3, Yr 1||I swept up the flowers and the leaves.|
|3. Jack S, Rm 3, Yr 1||I helped mum and dad look after baby Riley.|
|4. Hinna T, Rm 7, Yr 3||I showed integrity when I do chores without a reward!|
So students, start completing those Badge-spotting Game sheets outside the staffroom and senior block. The closing date for Badge-spotting game is 21 Sep, Mon. All the best in getting picked at the raffle to win prizes on 23 Sep, Wed, the final Assembly for this term!
We have had a great start to our Faction Carnival week. Well done to all students who have competed in the Jumps, Throws and 400m events. There has been some fierce competition and some very close results. I have been impressed with the standard of the overall competition.
Thanks to the parents who have assisted with the events.
Huge thanks to Martine, Mel and Kim for their work on the track and keeping it marked.
Thanks to the DuCKs for helping prepare the jumping pit.
Progressive Scores up to the end of the jumps, throws and 400m events:
Thursday – Pre Primary, Year 1 and 2 games and the Tug of War.
Friday – running events for PP – Yr 6 and the team games for Year 3 to 6.
The program was emailed to all parents last Friday. The competitors list is on the Sport notice board outside the staffroom.
On Friday students are required to stay in their Faction Bay until 1.30pm. A toilet pass is required from the supervising teacher in the faction bay to leave for the senior block toilets. Pre Primary, Year 1 and 2 children will return to their classroom with their teacher at the end of the Flag races and come back to the oval at 2.00pm for the relays and presentations.
A cake stall, sausage sizzle (no upfront orders) and coffee van will be at the carnival for parents to make purchases. You may buy food for your children and items can be dropped to them in the faction bays. Please do not stay in the bay.
ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A HAT FOR SPORTS DAY
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES OR BAGS IN YOUR VEHICLES
Thanks for your assistance.
FACTION CARNIVAL SAUSAGE SIZZLE
The Sausage Sizzle is back by popular demand for students and family members at this year’s faction carnival, Friday 4th of September.
The year 6 families will be running the BBQ, please come and buy a hotdog for lunch, we will also be selling bottled water, juice boxes and icy poles!
While we are not taking upfront lunch orders, parents are welcome at any time to come and buy from us (students only during the lunch break).
If you have any questions please contact Natalie on 0439 943 785 or firstname.lastname@example.org
YEAR 6 PARENTS – SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday 4th November 2015, 6.30 -8.00 pm Cyber safety presentation by Paul Litherland – Surf Safe on line. Topics to be covered include:
- Social Networking Trends and Pitfalls
- Comprehensive advice and tools to protect from Online Predators
- Australian Crime Trends and how to minimise becoming a victim
- Cyber Bullying detection, prevention and response
- The Law and how it relates to us all
- Mobile Phone use and technology trends
P & C SECOND HAND BOOK STALL
Thanks to everyone who donated, helped and purchased books last Friday at the P&C second hand book stall, celebrating national book week. It was such a lovely day and over $750 was raised. Which considering most books were $1 each or less shows how busy we were! Thanks everyone and we hope you are enjoying your new reads.
The DuCKs (Dads united for the Children of Kensington) are the Kensington PS Dads and kids group. Through a combination of Dad’s social events and Dad & kid’s activities we aim to develop and encourage the ongoing and regular participation of Dads and Father figure’s within the school.
If you would like to receive information on activities organised by the DuCKs please email email@example.com
DuCKs BIKE RIDE BY THE RIVER – THIS SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER, 2:00 pm
Dads…a great afternoon in the fresh air…join other KPS kids and dads for a relaxed bike ride by the river followed by a sausage sizzle!
Guide maps will be provided showing proposed 10 km and 14 km loops which include ‘hidden’ playgrounds that the kids will love. Or simply enjoy the playgrounds of the South Perth foreshore and join us for the sausage sizzle at 4.00 pm.
Who? All KPS dads and kids are welcome (spread the word)
When? 2.00 pm on Saturday 5 September
Where? Playground by the river at northern end of Douglas Ave
What kit? Child(ren), bikes, helmets. Water and a snack for longer rides.
Food? Sausage sizzle near the start point from 4.00 pm.
Cost? Free – gold coin donation for the sausage sizzle.
Simply turn up on the day. Email justin – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you have any questions and to help us get enough snags for the sausage sizzle.
Dads must directly supervise their child(ren) throughout the ride – after all, it’s all about spending time with the kids! Look forward to seeing you there.
SUMMER UNIFORM ORDERS
Order forms for the summer uniform order will go out to children this week. The form can also be found on the school website. Forms with payment are due back no later than Friday 18th September. Please place completed forms in the P & C box in the office. We accept cash, cheque or credit card for payment of orders. The Uniform Ladies.
P & C FUNDRAISING
The cake stall at the Athletics Carnival this Friday is a fundraiser for the P&C, so please help by baking a sweet (or savoury) treat in your faction colours for us to sell on the day. All cakes will be priced from 50c – $2.
POP-UP BAR FUNDRAISING EVENT – FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
Secure your tickets now. Purchase online at http://www.trybooking.com/IUEA
Be sure to grab them quick – numbers are limited.
Don’t forget to keep collecting your Woolworth’s Earn and Learn stickers! There are boxes outside of the staffroom and Room 8. Each sheet must be completely filled with stickers before being placed in the box – you can either download them from the Woolworth’s website or you can pick one up from the front office.
LOST AND FOUND
Found in the Kiss & Wave on Monday 24 August – “Tree People” brand grey ladies scarf. Please come to the office if this is yours.
LIFESTREAMS CHRISTIAN CHURCH – BLAST HOLIDAY PROGRAM
VICTORIA PARK YOUTH SERVICES
Victoria Park Youth Services are hosting the 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching by Behavior Tonics. It is free to attend but registration is essential. Please click here to view the flyer.
For enquires or to register please contact Marie on 9361 4118 or email email@example.com
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