- Tuesday 31 May – P&C Meeting
- Wednesday 1 June – Assembly
- Thursday 2 June – Wacky dress day K-Yr 6 – gold coin donation for Southcare
- 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
- Wednesday 15 June – New uniform displayed at assembly
- Tuesday 21 June – Friday 24 June – Yr 6 Camp
I would like to acknowledge the power of the parents and the building of the magnificent climbing web!
The thank you list is very long – Mel Bosich, Nicole Francois, Graham Tritton, Matt Allen and Cockburn Cement and all of the dads and mums, who came on the weekend to rake, weed, spread the barrows of mulch, dig holes and many other jobs. I know that there were many sore bodies after Saturday and Sunday’s efforts. Please see the P and C section for a full report.
Kensington PS is blessed to have such dedicated and enthusiastic parent group. Kid safe WA are coming to sign off on the structure on June 2 and in the meanwhile students Yr 3 -6 are exploring the web.
Returning to Kensington PS in 2017
I would like to ask that families inform the school if their child/children will be returning to Kensington PS in 2017. Please click here for the Intention to return letter.
Please complete and return this letter to the Administration Office to staff or into the P and C box marked Attention: Principal.
The school is now funded using the Student Centred funding model. This means funds are allocated to the school on the basis of actual student numbers and special characteristics of those students.
For a short video on the Student Centred funding model please click here.
The sooner we are able to forecast and plan around the projected enrolment, the more accurately we can budget for the coming year in terms of staffing requirements, classrooms and class structures.
Applications for 2017
Applications for enrolment for students entering Kindergarten, Pre-primary or changing schools in the 2017 school year are to be completed by Friday 22 July, 2016 (end of Week 1 Term 3).
Relevant documentation that is required to assist with the registration process is:
Kindergarten enrolments require:
- Birth certificate and/or passport
- Immunisation records – must be the Medicare printout, as the baby book is not acceptable.
- Proof of address – in the form of a very recent gas/water/electricity bill or lease agreement.
Pre-primary enrolments require:
- Current Immunisation records – must be the Medicare printout, as the baby book is not acceptable.
- Proof of address – in the form of a very recent gas/water/electricity bill or lease agreement.
An ‘Application for Enrolment’ is required for all students entering Kindergarten and Pre-primary, even if your child is currently enrolled at Kensington in the Kindergarten program.
Save the date – New KPS School Uniform at Assembly 15 June 2016
A subcommittee with members from the P&C and the School Board have been working together to consider whether changes are needed to the KPS uniform. Issues such as:
- how the KPS uniform presents when compared with other primary schools,
- an overall assessment of the existing pieces of clothing available through the uniform shop,
- the number of suppliers required to source those items, and
- a consideration of what children are actually wearing to school each day.
The School Councillors have also been asked to provide their input on behalf of the students. The outcome of the review is a proposal to change the KPS polo shirt, and to streamline the number of uniform items overall.
The Board and the P&C will present the proposed uniform changes at the School Assembly on 15 June 2016. Also further details will be provided as to the proposed changes, and the implementation schedule.
After the Assembly, the new uniform pieces will be displayed for 7 days, at the undercover area, during which time the school community will have an opportunity to comment. The School Board will then vote on the changes at its next Board meeting.
Belinda Moharich School board chair
I need to inform the school community that the trees in the Quadrangle, some trees near the staff carpark and some shrubs at the front of the school (Banskia Ave) are going to be removed. This is part of the management of a white ant infestation that has been detected at the school.
Students in the Playground after School
Kensington Primary School is proud that it is an important part of the community. Parents have contributed to making the school grounds extremely inviting and I’m sure everyone is proud of the facilities the school has to offer.
I would ask that parents of students who remain after school to use these facilities ensure that adequate supervision is undertaken. Students who do not have a parent or carer present should leave the school grounds once they are released from class. Please ensure your child follows the same rules that the school enforces during the school day. This will be especially important when the climbing web is open for general use. Dangerous play cannot be tolerated even if a parent or carer is present.
The cold weather and outdoor exercise program has seen a rise in the number of children requiring to use their puffers. Parents, please ensure your child(ren) brings their puffer to school each day so they can be used if necessary. Please ensure an Asthma Action Plan has been completed in the Admin Office if your child has asthma.
What a clever group of artists we have in Room 3! Under the expert tuition of Miss Graham they have produced some amazing drawings of The Outback. They used a selection of warm and cool colours to represent some iconic images of inland Australia.
Respect is valuing ourselves and others. It is an attitude of honouring people and caring about their rights. Being respectful is reflected in the courtesy with which we treat one another, the way we speak and the way we treat other people’s belongings.
Congratulations to the following award winners from our last assembly on 18 May.
Virtue Awards 18/5/16
Honour Certificates 18/5/16
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Tennis Hot Shots T-Shirt and Tennis Racquet
A free T-shirt (all students) and tennis racquet (PP only) are available from ANZ Hot Shots. The attached form must be completed and returned to Mrs Stanford Friday 27 May (TOMORROW) to receive the offer. No late orders will be accepted. I apologise for the late notice due to my absence from Kensington.
Running Club is on Tuesday and Friday morning from 8.00am – 8.30am on the school oval.
New Runners are welcome – Kindergarten to Year 6.
Please see Mrs Stanford for more details.
Thank you to “Carpets and Floors at yours” for the kind donation of new assembly mats. Thank you Mrs Millar for coordinating this project.
The final section of the naturescape playground is COMPLETE!
Thank you to all the families who attended last weekend’s build. It was clear that everyone who attended and helped out have incredibly busy lives, however, they all felt that what we contribute to our children’s school is so very, very important too. Looking over the entire Naturescape playground that has taken us, as a community, over a year to build, there are hundreds of like minded families who can proudly say “we took the time to build this for our children”.
The climbing net area was designed by Nicole Francois as a transparent treehouse concept idea and was developed for the site specific circumstances of the sump area. The nets are of outstanding quality and were purchased from Kaebel Leisure and sourced from Germany.
We have visions of the children being brought outside to this area for schoolwork, to sit under the magnificent eucalypts in the dappled sunlight to sit, reflect and complete their work.
We must thank our wonderful parents – without them, the school grounds would still be sand and couch play areas.
Thank you to Melanie Bozich; coordinator, Nicole Francois; architect, Graham Tritton; the ‘machinery man’ and netting team leader, and Dave Mundy; the DuCKS leader and rally’er of his troop of “Dads” to the call of duty.
It was a three day event. Thank you to Glenn Galvin and his team from Oracle Surveys for measuring, surveying and pegging out the area pre-build. Glenn has been a vital member of the team over the year.
Grant and Jo Kapica were again Team Leaders. They built the recycled jarrah seating area which provides seating and play areas for students during school time and parents after school. Assisted by Doug Szczecinsk, (Grandad) Terry York, Ryan Cuzak and Mark Hill.
On the climbing net, Graham and Nicole were assisted greatly by Matt Andel who spent most of his time in the tree tops doing a lot of the hard tool work. He was ably assisted by Dave Mundy, Justin Nicholls, Guy Ryan, Matt Allen, Matt Tibbitts, Jason Parsons, Ben Greenway, Neil Minards, Shane Young, Peter Fisher, Simon Maher, Paul Bradley, Matt Schneider, Simon Docherty, Mark Thompson and Clint Holten. There was a lot of heavy machinery and heavy moving required and we sincerely thank these men. Matt Tibbitts and Graham spent another two week days last week to further improve the netting area.
Also thank you to Steve Jones for the loan of the dingo and storage of the poles; Ian Groves for the lifting of poles into place with a Hiab; Mark Aungier, Broadway Marine, for providing us with the jetty poles and finally Kelly Udall, Zerafa Holdings, for supply of the power poles.
To Robin Wells, Ha Cassie, Janine Andel, James and Marlena Burling, Taryn Jenkins, Rowena Mills, Mel Lindegger, Melanie Bozich, Sam Thompson and Jen Young, gardeners extrodinare. The gardens look healthier and are trimmed ready for new growth. We even added some olive trees to the gardens.
Thank you to our generous families who donated food, drinks and equipment for the day: Phil Zoiti (Broken Hill Hotel), the Allen family (Subcon – concrete), the Asaka family (Asaka Japanese Takeaway, 6/172 St Georges Tce, Perth), and to Julie Lord, Miss Lisa, Sharon Bryden, Mignon Smart and Simone Golestani for your delicious food that fed the hungry workers.
When you see any of these people………we ask you to, please,……..say ‘thank you’ to them for giving up their weekend to build this magnificent structure that our children will soon be playing upon.
And a massive thank you to the many, many families who contributed in the past naturescape builds – we applaud you all.
Grounds and Garden Committee
P & C Kensington Primary School
DUCKs – Dads United for the Children of Kensington
Great DUCKs Bike Ride – This Saturday 28 May 2.00 pm
Join us for the 2nd bike ride around the river. 10 km and 14 km loops, with some fun playground stops for the kids.
This year we’ll go over the new Elizabeth Quay bridge and avoid the busy road crossings in town, finishing back in South Perth with a sausage sizzle at 4.30 pm.
This was a great afternoon last year.
Those who aren’t keen on the loop rides can always stay in South Perth (there’s at least 4 playgrounds…) and join us for the BBQ at 4.30 pm.
When: 2 pm Saturday 28 May. Sausage sizzle at 4.30pm.
Meeting Point: Playground on the foreshore at the northern end of Douglas Avenue.
What to bring: Bike, helmet, kids, comfortable clothing, $10 & dad’s post-ride refreshment.
What you get: A fun bike ride, sausage sizzle and juice cartons for kids ($10 per family).
Just turn up on the day.
Any queries please email email@example.com or call Justin 0407383122
Young Engineers Club
I have been advised that a number of KPS families have registered an interest in being involved in the Young Engineers club.
The Club will start in Term 3 on Monday afternoons for further information on the program please click here. Places are still available should you wish to register your child.
Australian Sports Camps
Australian Sports Camps have run camps for over 30 years in sports such as Football, Netball, Cricket, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Rugby Union, Rugby League and Tennis, and are dedicated to providing the best sports coaching for boys and girls of all standards. Specialist coaches or guest professional sports stars attend daily to run specific skills sessions.
They are currently offering a 30% early booking discount which is available to all participants who book by Sunday 5 June 2016. After 5 June, siblings always receive a 20% discount and other discounts are available for groups depending on the number of participants. Further information can be found on their website https://australiansportscamps.com.au
Please click here to view the holiday programmes flyer.
Kaleidoscope afternoon activity sessions
KALEIDOSCOPE is an exciting afternoon activity session for
primary school aged children. It offers children a fun filled afternoon of supervised craft,
sport, cooking and creative activities.
For more information about KALEIDOSCOPE, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0450 750 979.