- Friday 1 April – VPASSA Interschool swimming (am)
- Tuesday 5 April – WIRRA
- Wednesday 6 April – Assembly
- Wednesday 6 April – Pizza in the Garden (PP-yr 2)
- Thursday 7 April – Pizza in the Garden (yr 3 – yr 6)
- Friday 8 April – Anzac Day Dawn Service (early close – 11-00am)
- Friday 8 April – Last day of Term 1
- Tuesday 26 April – First day of Term 2
Please note that Pizza in the Garden (above) are for Term 1 Honour award winners. Students will receive their Invitation on Monday.
A very busy term is coming to an end, and students and staff will be looking forward to their well-earned break. We take this opportunity to wish all our students and their parents/carers a very happy and safe end of term holiday. School finishes at 11.00am on Friday 8 April.
Hopefully we’ll see all our students back at school ready for another full term on Tuesday 26 April.
The format of the newsletter has been altered so that important dates and coming events is now first. We have had some confusion with the extra day holiday at Easter, so by moving the calendar hopefully this will now be easier for families to plan around school events.
ANZAC Commemorative Service
This year our ANZAC Commemorative Service will be a Dawn Service held in the school’s amphitheatre (weather permitting) commencing at 6.10 am 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.
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
Parents, can you please advise your child’s teacher if they will be attending the BBQ breakfast and if they have any specific dietary requirements. This will assist us with catering requirements.
Also, can you please advise your child’s teacher if your child will need supervision after 11.00 am.
- School closes at 11.00am. Students who are unable to be collected will be supervised up until 3.00pm. Please ensure these children have lunch and snacks.
- Only students attending the Service will be given a sausage sizzle for breakfast.
- The Little Banksia cafe will be open at 5.00am to sell coffee to the staff and parents with food (bacon & egg rolls, plain/ham and cheese croissants & muffins). These can all be purchased on the morning, however if parents would like to pre-order food they are more than welcome to do so by Wednesday 6 April. Please pop over to see the staff at the cafe.
Your School Needs You – Volunteer Now
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 very much appreciated.
Please call Admin Office on 6436 8448.
Thank you to staff and parents for the great response to our Parent Interviews last Wednesday. This was a chance to meet with the classroom teachers and get a general idea how things are going with your child in the class. If you still need a more in-depth interview, please arrange this through the classroom teacher at a mutually convenient time.
Please ensure when meeting with classroom teachers that an appointment has been made. The classroom is a very busy place before school and many staff find that impromptu meetings that involve more than a casual exchange of information impacts on their daily routines and preparation. This is also true of the period after school when lessons for the following day may need prepping. Staff are always willing to discuss issues and concerns but if given the right notice can do so in a more prepared and professional manner. Having regard for teachers’ private obligations before and after school is always appreciated.
If a situation arises where more than two meetings per term are needed to discuss a child’s progress or achievement then it is probably a good idea to include Mr Pestana in ongoing meetings to ensure all the schools resources are available to meet any needs that are identified.
Halogen Young Leaders
On Thursday 17 March the Yr 6 Leaders, Ella, Zoe W, Neve, Liam C, Lochlan and Amos, and I attended last the Halogen Foundation National Young Leaders Day. It was a very inspiring day with a range of interesting and varied speakers presenting to the children . This is an annual event , which was held in the Perth Convention Centre and about 1500 Yr 6 students from a range of Independent, Catholic and Government schools attended. The Halogen Foundation seeks to inspire young leaders and this year’s theme was, Master the little.
A range of speakers from varying backgrounds including former Young Australian of the Year Disana Levitzke Gray, Dylan Parker – inspiration of the marvellous movie “Paper Planes” ; multicultural advocate Taku Scrutton and motivational speaker Nathan “Dubsy” Want spoke to the children about their journey and the role of leadership in their lives.
The School leaders shared what they learnt with the school at last week’s assembly.
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.
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 Friday 3 April until Sunday 19 April.
If you live near the school or are just passing by, I ask that you keep an eye on the grounds for us. Listen for unusual noises; look for suspicious vehicles parked at the school and notice if groups of children or teenagers are congregating around the school. Your involvement can really make a difference in preventing damage to our school. I urge you to report any suspicious activity immediately to;
SCHOOL WATCH – 1800 177 777
POLICE – 131 444
The school came together on Thursday 24 March to celebrate the rich cultural diversity that is Kensington PS. Some children wore traditional costumes from around the world.
Thank you parents for assisting your children to participate in this event.
Flexibility means not always having to have your own way. You are open to the opinions and feelings of others. With flexibility you are willing to change your mind. If something doesn’t work, you try a new way. Flexibility means getting rid of bad habits and learning new ones. You look honestly at yourself and decide if you need to change the way you are acting.
Congratulations to the following award winners from our last assembly on 23 March.
Virtue Awards 23/3/16
Honour Certificates 23/3/16
|3||Noa & Hector||4||Harper|
|S1||Nate & Ruby||S2||–|
|S3||Ava & Rory||S4||Aingeal|
|PP1||Archer & Eloise||PP3||Jackson & Thomas|
P and C Movie Night
The school came together for a lovely event, the open air movie night “The Book of Life” .
Despite the threat of rain and a small shower late the day the night went ahead and was a real success.
Congratulation to Mel Tibbitts for her overall coordination, the DuCKs team for BBQ duties and the many, many helpers for selling fairy floss, popcorn, drinks and other treats. Thank you to Nicole and Ran Weinreb (Banyan Creative) for their continuing support of the school.
Kent St SHS
Kent St SHS Geoscience students have had the adventure of a lifetime as they participated in a field trip to Iceland and Norway to “understand the power of the Earth”.
For more information please click on the following link:
Interschool Swimming Carnival
Tomorrow 24 swimmers from Kensington Primary School will be competing in the VPASSA Swimming Carnival. We will compete against East Victoria Park, Victoria Park and Millen.
7.45am: Team breakfast. 8.50am: Leave for Aqualife. 9.30am – 12.30pm: Carnival.
This term in PE we have covered the following activities: Volleyball/Newcombe Ball, Tennis, Modcrosse and Circus skills. Next term we will focus on the Winter Sports.
Ice sculpture – Year 3 – Rooms 7,8 and 10
Last Tuesday the children from Rooms 7, 8 and 10 built a spectacular coloured ice sculpture. They commenced construction at 8.30am. The students predicted how long it would take for it to melt and how many blocks made up the sculpture. They measured height and recorded observations throughout the day. Some great observations were made as well as diagrams completed. The children enjoyed the learning activity and the oral discussions happening between them was wonderful to hear.
Gardening Club is for all those students who love digging in the dirt.
The morning club starts early where you’ll find little garden gnomes working away in the vegetable garden, located at the side of Senior Block. It’s easy to identify them. They’re our students who are fitted out with yellow vests. They were busily working away clearing and preparing some of the beds in preparation for new plantings. Parents too have been observed pulling carts full of mulch. The lady with the leopard themed gumboots is no other than Mrs Skinner; Senior Block teacher and gardener extraordinaire.
Thank you to Nicole Francois and Nick Churchill who rescued and donated an old wooden bench, which will now be used as a potting bench in the garden.
DuCKs – Dads and Kids fishing afternoon Saturday 2 April at 3pm
After much discussion and debate about the best place to fish, we have decided to hold the first fishing expedition at the Golden Ponds Function Centre/Fish farm in Baldivis, about 40 minutes down the freeway (355 Mundijong Road Baldivis )
Adults can fish for $10, kids for $5. Any fish caught are catch and release or if you’re keen to take them home, the cost is $15/kg. The dams are stocked with barramundi, perch and black bream. So, although it doesn’t guarantee a catch, it might improve our chances a little!
A few things to note:
- Hire fishing rods are $5.
- Bring chairs to sit on and any shade equipment like beach umbrella or small popup beach tent.
- If you are into lures bring those, there are barramundi, perch, and black bream in the dams.
- If using traditional fishing gear, bring some floats as they seem to be the popular choice.
Come down and throw a line in – the kids will absolutely love it. It would seem whether you’re a novice or an expert you’ll have a chance at catching something!
Aim to get down there by 2.30-3pm for a couple of hours fishing. We’ll have a BBQ afterwards, so if you’re coming let me know for catering, BBQ is $10- per family.
Dave Mundy 0433095416 firstname.lastname@example.org
City of South Perth – Pizza in the Park – Friday 1 April
The City of South Perth brings a great, free event to the Karawara greenways next Friday afternoon from 4-6pm. Here’s what’s happening:
- FREE PIZZA!
- Abmusic will be bringing some tunes and talking about their music – feel free to BYO musical instrument if you want to jam with them!
- Gowrie WA will host a children’s story time
- Totem tennis and totem soccer
- PLUS participate in a consultation about infrastructure upgrades in the greenways – including the playground – and you can help us choose a nickname for the park!
See details in the attached poster or contact me if you want to know more.
Youth and Children’s Officer
BLAST Vacation Care
Please click here to view the Holiday Program for BLAST Vacation Care
Kensington Secondary School
Kensington Secondary School are having on Open Morning on Friday 1 April. Please click here for more information and to view their flyer.
Marshalls Tennis Academy Tennis Coaching Term 2
at Kensington Primary Kensington Primary School form
See brochure downloads at: marshallstennis.com.au
WAMA – Multicultural Youth Talent Quest 2016
Filmbites Youth Film School
Australian Teachers of Media award-winning screen skills specialists for young people, Filmbites Youth Film School, are offering a range of workshops this April!
Book before 4 April for discounts and win tickets to Luna cinema too!
- Green Screen Jedi Training (SFX for Star Wars fans)
- Make your own computer game (with free software for gamers) and
- Make-A-Movie workshops (3 days of film-making fun for 8-12 yr olds)
Millen Primary School
60th Anniversary Fete. Saturday 2 April 2016 from 1-5pm. Please click here for further information.
Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon
The SWKT Series is coming to Perth on Sunday, 10 April 2016 – Perth – Langley Park, Terrace Rd, East Perth. Visit http://try.weetbix.com.au