KPS Faction Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to all students who competed in the annual Faction Swimming Carnival. Students competed in both timed swimming events and fun relay activities.
Thank you to Martine, Official Starter, Ryan, Starter’s Assistant, Dale, Chief Judge, Meaghan, 25m Marshall, Frances, Chief Time Keeper, Nicole, Computer Assistant and an especially big thank you to all those hardy parents who stood in the sun all morning timing the events. We are so fortunate to have such fantastic parent support at KPS.
We also had a lovely crowd of parents, grandparents and family members who came along to cheer and support the children.
Thank you to Staff for supervision and coordination in the faction bays as well as Mr Griffiths , who was the overall Marshall and to Helen our efficient computer operator.
Finally , to Mrs Stanford for her tremendous organisation skills – thank you.
Special mention to the children who swam the 50 meters butterfly, what an amazing effort! Congratulations to Rohan, who has never swum 50 butterfly before but did so to bring extra points for Cygnet. Great team spirit Rohan.
Results are listed in the Sports Report.
The School Board has approved an early close for Kensington Primary School on Wednesday, 23 March for parent interviews. Students will be released at 12.00pm on this day so teachers can conduct interviews commencing at 12.30pm.
This year all interviews (K-Yr 6) will be held in the Senior Block. Interviews will be for 12 minutes with a 3 minute changeover. A bell will be rung to ensure timings are kept under control. A half hour break for staff will also be scheduled into the afternoon.
Sign-up sheets will be placed on class notice boards for your convenience this week. Some classes will need to have interviews before or after the scheduled day, please communicate with your child’s teacher as to a suitable time and day.
Supervision will be provided for students until 3.00 pm for those unable to make alternative arrangements for their children.
Faction Captains and Vice Captains
Congratulations to the following students on being voted in as our faction leaders;
Parmelia Captains: Elizabeth and Sean Vice Captains: Amelie and Ozzy
Endeavour Captains: Zoe D and Jack Vice Captains: Zoe L and Sammie
Investigator Captains: Evie and James Vice Captains: Aingeal and Luis
Cygnet Captains: Makayla and Joshua Vice Captains: Amberly and Fin
Thank you to our Japanese Specialist teacher Mrs Atsuko Yazawa for the lovely display in the foyer. The display highlights Hina Matsuri – Doll’s festival. Japanese families use this time to pray for the healthy growth and happiness of girls. Families with young daughters mark the day by setting up a display of dolls inside the house. They offer rice crackers and other food to the dolls.
ANZAC Commemorative Service
This year our ANZAC Commemorative Service will again be a Dawn Service as voted for by the parent survey 2015. The service will be held in the school’s amphitheatre (weather permitting) commencing at 6.10am on Friday 8 April (the last Friday of Term 1).
Our ANZAC Services have traditionally been child centred and we carry on this practice for 2016 with our senior students conducting the readings, tributes and items. We also welcome special guest Major Greg Mawkes MBE who will present the ANZAC address.
To enable class wreaths to be made, we would appreciate your support by sending in a flower and/or some greenery from your garden (or a friendly neighbour’s) with each child on Thursday 7 April.
Our school day is planned to be;
5.50 am Students arrive—PP/K option of sitting with parents
6.00am Move to amphitheatre
6.10 am Dawn Service
At the conclusion of the Service, students will return to their classrooms
7.30am BBQ breakfast
7.30- 8.30am Breakfast and play
8.30- 11.00 Students in class including crunch and sip
11.00am End of school day
Students not able to be collected at 11.00am will be supervised until 3.00pm.
Can you help us?
On Friday morning we will be cooking breakfast (to cook 500 sausages) for the children who have attended the Dawn Service. If you can spare an hour or so from around 5.30 am to help us ‘feed the troops’ it would be appreciated.
Please call Admin Office on 6436 8448.
Contributions and Charges Reminder
A reminder that ‘Contributions and Charges’ as well as the P&C levy can still be paid at the school’s front office. These funds provide student resources across the curriculum and are very much appreciated by the school and our students. It is also not too late to pay the “upfront charges” (for excursions/activities etc) for your children. Please contact the Office and they can assist you with setting up a payment plan or an EFTPOS payment.
IDP/GDP learning adjustments
Kensington PS has a Student Services team that works together with students, staff, parents, outside agencies and the wider community to support, liaise and assist with student development.
Principal: Lisa Williamson
Learning Support Coordinator: Terence Pestana
School Psychologist: Claire Watson
School Nurse: Doreen Sherry
School Chaplain: Meng Chan
The School Psychologist, Claire Watson, works 1 day per week on alternate days (Tuesday even weeks and Wednesday odd weeks) and her role is to provide specialist support including assessment, intervention and consultation. Claire works primarily with the school students, however she also provides support to staff, families, parents and works with associated community agencies. Claire will also be providing training in the Triple P Parenting program for families this year. Claire is unable to provide ongoing 1 on 1 counselling sessions for students, however other community resources are available should this be a need.
The School Chaplain, Meng Chan, works 2 days per week (Monday and Wednesday). Meng provides support to students in a one on one capacity as well as delivering whole school programs Rainbows and BUZ (build up zone) . Rainbows is a program focused on children who have experienced grief or loss in their lives. BUZ is a whole school program designed to give children skills to solve interpersonal problems and build resilience.
The School Nurse, Doreen Sherry, works intermittently at the school. Her focus is to screen the Kindergarten children to ensure they are meeting appropriate developmental milestones. These milestones are in the areas of hearing, vision, speech and language and weight. Any concerns that she has with individual children are communicated directly to parents usually via a phone call to discuss options for additional referrals or other management. Doreen works across many work sites so if you would like to be in contact with her, please leave a message at the front desk.
Mr Pestana, Learning Support Coordinator, works with all staff, parents and external agencies to ensure that students that require additional learning adjustments are supported by the school.
Teachers are currently developing Individual Documented Plans (IDP) or a Group Documented Plan (GDP) for students who have been identified as having additional leaning needs.
Should your child require an IDP/GDP, you will be notified by your child’s teacher. The plan will be discussed with you, before you will be asked to sign off on the document.
Staff have been asked to return these signed plans to Administration by April 6.
Please contact Mr Pestana for further information.
Flexibility is being open to the need for change. Many unexpected things happen to us. We cannot control the things that happen. When upsetting things happen, this can be a message that we need to do things differently or improve ourselves in some way. Being flexible means that instead of just getting upset, you see difficulties as a challenge. You are willing to make necessary changes.
Congratulations to the following award winners from our last assembly on 9 March.
Virtue Awards 9/3/16
Honour Certificates 9/3/16
|S1||Emily & Rohan||S2||Ciara|
|PP1||Charlie & Abby||PP3||Agnes & Ava|
- Saturday 19 March – P&C Movie Night “The Book of Life”
- Wednesday 23 March – Assembly
- Wednesday 23 March – Parent Interviews (Early Close – 12pm)
- Thursday 24 March – Harmony Day dress up
- Friday 24 March – Good Friday (Public Holiday) – No School
- Monday 28 March – Easter Monday (Public Holiday) – No School
- Tuesday 29 March – Easter Tuesday (DOEWA Public Servant Holiday) – No School
Music at Kensington
Kensington Primary participates in the Department of Education’s School of Instrumental Music Program.
For a number of years, we have offered group tuition on Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, and Baritone for selected students in Years 5 and 6. We are very excited to have Marcus Perrozzi (of Cirque Du Soleil fame) as our first Concert Percussion teacher. Elliot Pascoe and Anjelique Raison are our inaugural students to be selected. They are pictured here with our brand new Concert Xylophone and Snare Drum.
2017 Entry requirements
There will be a limited number of places in the instrumental music program at each school.
Students who apply are selected based on:
- results of an aptitude test
- interest in learning a musical instrument
- parent commitment and support
- musical ability demonstrated in school music activities
- physical suitability to play their selected musical instrument
To find out more about the selection process and the range of instruments offered at your child’s school, speak with your child’s music teacher or visit: W:sim.iinet.au
Millpointfresh Music and Munch afternoon
The Concert Band is busy rehearsing for their performance at the Millpointfresh Music and Munch afternoon on Sunday 20 March. Everyone is invited to come to the Meadowvale Shopping Centre on Sunday, 20 March. Our band will begin performing at 4.00pm There will be music, party food, discounts, and even lucky draw prizes.
Gary and Trudy from Mill Point Fresh are very generous supporters of Kensington Primary School. They sponsor the school by issuing vouchers to Honour Certificate recipients.
Faction Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to all our swimmers at the Faction Carnival. Our overall points score was much higher than last year which means we have more swimmers swimming and we are swimming faster. Well done Kensington!
Year 3 & Under Boys:
Champion- Nick Investigator 84 point
Runner Up- Liam Investigator 71 points
Year 3 & Under Girls:
Champion- Lucy Investigator 95 points
Runner Up- Harriet Investigator 84 points
Year 4 Boys:
Champion- Flynn Investigator 161 points
Runner up- Charlie Investigator 134 Points
Year 4 Girls:
Champion- Ava Endeavour 164 Points
Runner up- Charlotte Parmelia 154 points
Year 5 Boys:
Champion- Ben Investigator 165 Points
Runner up- Tai Investigator 146 points
Year 5 Girls:
Champion- Shakirah Parmelia 159 points
Runner up- Indie Endeavour 105 points
Year 6 Boys:
Champion- Luis Investigator 186 points
Runner up- Sean Parmelia 172 points
Year 6 Girls:
Champion- Zoe Endeavour 176 points
Runner up- Ella Cygnet 100 points
Congratulations to our Record breakers:-
- Liam: Year 3 and Under 50m Freestyle
- Elizabeth: Year 3 and Under 50m Breaststroke
- Flynn: Year 4 50m Freestyle
- Ava: Year 4 50m Breaststroke
- Ben: Year 5 50m Backstroke
- Tai: Year 5 50m Breaststroke and Freestyle
- Luis: Year 6 50m Backstroke
Champion Faction Points.
1st Investigator – 2771
2nd Parmelia – 1728
3rd Endeavour – 1576
4th Cygnet – 1240
Inter School Swimming Carnival.
The Inter School Swimming Team will be on the Sport notice board outside the Staff room on Monday morning. The Inter School carnival is for Year 4 to 6 swimmers and is on Friday 1 April at Aqualife. Permission notes will be given to the selected students next week.
Movie Under the Stars
Last minute tickets for the Movie and pre-movie activities will be available at the gate for $11 per person.
EFTPOS facilities available
Thank you to our movie night sponsors. Please click here to view details of the sponsors.
WASPS Junior Boys Hockey Years 5/6
WASPS Hockey Club is looking for boys in years 5 & 6 to play hockey this year. Ideally another 8 players will allow for 3 teams like previous seasons.
The season commences in Term 2.
No experience is necessary. The club’s junior coaching program is lead by former Australian international player Rob Hammond.
For more information or to register please contact :
WASP Hockey Junior 5/6 Boys Coordinator
Mob: 0414 708 796
Baha’i Day Camp is here!! – April Holidays
Please click here to view the Baha’i April Holiday Flyer for further information.
For more information on this event, please click here
Millen Primary School
60th Anniversary Fete. Saturday 2 April 2016 from 1-5pm. Please click here for further information.
ECU Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma
The ECU Freeway Bike Hike will be held on Sunday 3 April. This unique event gives all of Perth the opportunity to hit their pedals on the Freeway, with not a car in sight. There are different hikes to suit different skill, age and fitness levels, even a Trike Hike for under 12 year olds. The morning ride winds up at Elizabeth Quay and the best part is – proceeds assist the Asthma Foundation WA. For more information click here, and here to view their flyer. To register – https://register.freewaybikehike.com.au/ 15% discount code – Primary15