- Wednesday 18 May – Assembly
- Wednesday 1 June – Assembly
- Friday 3 June – School Development Day (STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND)
- Monday 6 June – WA Day (STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND)
- Tuesday 7 June – P&C Fete meeting, 7.30pm in the staff room
- Tuesday 14 June – Yrs 4-6 Winter Sports Carnival
I have received notification from Bruce that his official retirement date will be Thursday, June 2, 2016. I know that you would like to join with the staff to offer him all the very best wishes for the future as he enters this next stage of life – the fun part!
Bruce is an extremely knowledgeable and professional leader who will be sorely missed. He worked tirelessly for the betterment of the school and to build an inclusive community. His sense of humour, community spirit and his scary ghost stories at the Yr 6 camp will be fondly remembered.
The school has been transitioning to the NBN – unfortunately we have been having some technical issues with the changeover, which has resulted in intermittent phone outages. Please bear with us while technical support works out the issue and addresses the problem.
A Day Made Better
Kensington PS has some extraordinary teachers and the parent community obviously has the same opinion!
Congratulations to the following staff who have been recognised and nominated by parents and students for the 2015 A Day Made Better award conducted by OfficeMax.
Ms Susan Millar Miss Sistha Halim
Miss Alicia Taylor Mrs Joanne Palmer
Miss Emily Hasson Mrs Wendy White
Good luck to all those nominees.
Kindy and Pre-Primary 2017
If your child is 4 or 5 years old by 30 June 2016, you can apply to enrol them in a public school for 2017.
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 2017, please visit the front office for an Application for Enrolment form. Applications close on Friday 22 July 2016.
All current Kensington Kindy kids will have an application for Pre-Primary 2017 sent home with them via the classroom. Please contact the front office should you have any queries.
Women’s Coach’s Award 2016
Well done to Miss Shannon May (Yr 2 Rm 5) for winning the 2016 Women’s Coach’s Award for the Perth Glory. Miss May is a talented midfielder with the W-League soccer team.
She continues to be an inspiration to the girls of Kensington PS, fostering their participation and love of sport at the school.
Como and Kent Street Information Sessions
Please click here for information on specialist programmes at Kent Street SHS.
Pre-Primary play area after school
Parents, could I please ask that you vacate the Pre-Primary play area by 3.30pm. Staff need to complete their preparations for the following school day and it can be disruptive having children in the area.
Natureplay Playground FINAL Build Weekend: 14 & 15 May
The school community is invited to participate in the final project of the Naturescape playground – the rope climbing area. This will involve transforming the sump area into a web of climbing nets.
The large timber poles will be secured in the ground on Saturday 14 May and then the nets erected on Sunday 15 May. The old adage of “many hands make light work” describes the amazing transformation of the outdoor area over the last 18 months.
For further information, please contact: Melanie Bozich : email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile : 0400 006 411
Foyer Display – Yr 4, Room 9
We have designed and made awesome and unique cereal boxes during Health and T&E. The boxes had to be original in name and design. We used catchy titles and described the healthy contents. We all learned that designing requires research and planning and is not just a pretty picture on a packet. Stop by and have a look at our colourful work!
Helpfulness is being of service to someone. When you are being helpful, you do useful things that make a difference. Helpfulness can be doing something that others cannot do for themselves, things they don’t have the time to do, or just little things that make life easier.
Congratulations to the following award winners from our last assembly on 4 May.
Virtue Awards 4/5/16
Honour Certificates 4/5/16
|S1||Josie & Nikola||S2||Alastair|
|S3||Jack & Jamie||S4||Hanna|
Congratulations to all of our Yr 3 and 5 students who tried their absolute best this week in the NAPLAN testing.
Thank you to the Yr 3 and 5 teachers who encouraged the children to remain calm and confident.
School Chaplain, Meng Chan, has started working with Yr 3 and Yr 6 students on developing a range social and emotional skills via the Build Up Zone or BUZ program. The BUZ program is based on significant identified theoretical frameworks and the scientific evidence in those frameworks. These include strengths base practice, positive psychology, positive emotions, emotional intelligence and restorative justice. Kensington PS students join over 10 000 other children throughout schools in WA who have undertaken the BUZ program.
The Yr 6 students will ultimately become BUZ Rangers, assisting younger students to solve problems in the playground.
For further information on the implementation of the BUZ program at Kensington PS, please click here.
Mrs Stanford will be returning from long service leave soon and is looking forward to getting back to Running Club. It will resume starting Week 5 – Tuesdays and Fridays 8:00 – 8:30am (first sessions back will be Tuesday 24 May and Friday 27 May). Everyone is welcome!
Playing Bump Hips
For some people, Bump Hips is a dance from the 80s. But in Term 1, students at Kensington Primary School had the opportunity to learn the ancient native American Ojibwe game better known as Lacrosse
Ben Mercer, from Lacrosse WA, recently took KPS students through the sport as part of the Lacrosse Development Program. With up to 10 people per team on the field, students learned to throw and scoop with soft sticks and balls in a safe and fun way. Thank you to Mrs Stanford for providing our students with a range of interesting sport options.
Did you know Australia hosted the Lacrosse World Championships in 2002?
For information on the history of Lacrosse, please click here.
A special thank you to Graham Tritton for his mini busy-bee in the bike shed. He altered the bike racks to allow easier access, emptied out all of the old pallets, returned the 2 stray shopping trolleys and finally tidied up the shed. Graham, you are a legend.
DUCKs – Dads United for the Children of Kensington
Great DUCKs Bike Ride – Saturday 28 May
The 2nd Great DUCKs Bike Ride around the river is coming up. We have a gentle 10 km loop, and a 15 km loop for the more ambitious, both visiting 2 lesser-known playgrounds that the kids will love.
With Elizabeth Quay now open, the ride will go over the new bridge and avoid all the busy road crossings in town. We’ll finish back at the South Perth foreshore with a sausage sizzle, and juice for the kids.
This was a great afternoon last year – the kids loved it, many proving to be fitter than their dads!
Those who aren’t keen on the loop rides can always stay on the South Perth foreshore (there’s at least 4 playgrounds…) and join us for the BBQ at 4.30.
When: 2 pm Saturday 28 May. Sausage sizzle from 4.30 pm.
Meeting Point: Playground on the foreshore at the northern end of Douglas Avenue.
What to bring: Bike, helmet, kids, comfortable clothing.
What you get: A fun bike ride, sausage sizzle and juice cartons for kids ($10 per family).
RSVP to Justin email@example.com so we get the catering right.
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Free Drop Off Day – Household Hazardous Waste
There are a number of hazardous items in your home which must not go in your waste or recycling bin. The City of Melville is having a free drop off day on Saturday 14 May 2016 – you don’t have to be a City of Melville resident in order to take advantage of this drop off day. Please click here for more details.
UWA Children’s Activity Program – Research Volunteers Required
The research team at the Neurocognitive Development Unit, at the University of Western Australia, are currently looking for children aged between 7 and 11 years old to participate in the Children’s Activity Program (RA/4/1/5926). Children have the opportunity to measure their sleep for 7 nights prior to attending a one day activity session on a Saturday, where they will participate in a range of computer tasks, word games and puzzles. Children invariably find the activities enjoyable and stimulating, whilst contributing to research. If your child is aged between 7 and 11 years and you would like use to send you an information pack, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to view the flyer.
St Martin’s Op Shop Bazaar
St Martin’s Op Shop is having a Bazaar on Saturday 14 May 2016.
Please click here to view the flyer.
Children enjoy fun first aid sessions – Royal Life Saving WA
During the recent school holidays, Royal Life Saving Society WA conducted a new first aid education program, designed for children under the age of 18.
Protective Behaviours Education Parent Workshop
The City of South Perth invites parents and carers to a free community safety workshop, presented by Protective Behaviours WA. This comprehensive training workshop has been designed to teach parents the content of the internationally acclaimed Protective Behaviours Child Safety Program in increase their children’s personal safety.
Protective Behaviours is a personal safety program teaching empowerment, communication, self-esteem, resilience, social skills and other life skills for children. Learn the skills to help your child identify unsafe situations and arm them with the tools to seek appropriate assistance or protect themselves.
Date: Tuesday 24 May 2016
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Cost: Free and includes refreshments. Bookings essential please phone the City of South Perth on 9474 0777 or email email@example.com
Location: South Perth Library Function Room, corner Sandgate St and South Terrace, South Perth