- Tuesday 14 June – Yrs 4-6 Winter Sports Carnival @ Kent St SHS, by invitation only
- Wednesday 15 June – New uniform displayed at assembly
- Tuesday 21 June to Friday 24 June – Yr 6 Camp
- Monday 27 June – Pizza in the Garden PP – Yr 2 (invitations to be sent home Wk 9)
- Wed 29 June – Pizza in the Garden Yr 3 – Yr 6 (invitations to be sent home Wk 9)
- Friday 1 July – P&C Lapathon on the oval @ 2pm
- Friday 1 July – Last day of Term 2
- Monday 18 July – Staff Development Day (STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND)
- Tuesday 19 July – First day of Term 3 for students
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Unfortunately I need to take urgent and unexpected leave for the remainder of this term.
In an attempt to maintain continuity, and cause as little disruption to the school as possible, the following arrangements have been made:
- Ms Millar will remain in her position as acting deputy principal,
- Miss Roso will continue in S3, year 4/5,
- Mrs Stanford will continue as acting deputy principal, and
- Mr Pestana will assume the role of acting principal of the school.
As you are well aware an appointment to the substantive position of Principal of Kensington Primary School will be announced for the commencement of term three.
School reports are being completed during this week. As per the instructions of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority we are now using the following letter grades and achievement descriptors for students in Pre-primary to Year 6;
A Excellent The student demonstrates excellent achievement of what is expected
of this year level.
B High The student demonstrates high achievement of what is expected of
this year level.
C Satisfactory The student demonstrates satisfactory achievement of what is
expected of this year level.
D Limited The student demonstrated limited achievement of what is expected
of this year level.
E Very low The student demonstrates very low achievement of what is expected
of this level.
We would expect that the vast majority of our students would be performing at the expected or satisfactory (C grade) level – typically within the normal curve.
Australian Curriculum achievement standards describe the expected achievement for students who have been taught the curriculum content for the full year of schooling. Therefore, in mid-year reports, teachers will be making a professional judgment regarding the level of achievement that the student is demonstrating relative to the achievement standard, taking into account the curriculum that has been taught and assessed to that point in time. Thus, students demonstrating excellent achievement at that point in time would be allocated an A grade or excellent achievement, students demonstrating satisfactory achievement would be allocated a C grade or satisfactory achievement. Grades may fluctuate over the period of the school year as more content and understanding are introduced throughout second semester.
Further information on school reporting in Western Australia can be accessed by going to School Curriculum and Standards Authority at http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/reporting
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 on1 June.
Virtue Awards 1/6/16
Honour Certificates 1/6/16
|PP1||Kyron||PP3||Christoforo & Lucian|
Inter School Results
Friday was a great day weather wise for our first Inter School match. We played against Victoria Park. The results were as follows. Well done to our teams.
Kensington 9. 11.65 defeated
Victoria Park 8. 5. 53
- Kensington 14 defeated Victoria Park 6
- Kensington 18 defeated Victoria Park 2
KPS Fete – Storage desperately needed! Can you help?
Some of the most popular stalls at the fete are for second hand goods – where the Op Shop fun comes to your own school door!
We are in desperate need of storage space to accommodate all the kind donations that are being made for these second hand stalls. So if you have any extra space at home or at your workplace that you are happy to be used from now until the fete (Saturday 29th October), please get in touch with your class rep or the fete committee! We would love to hear from you as any and all space would be greatly appreciated.
Possible Uniform Changes
The School Board through a subcommittee (including a Teacher, a parent representative and two parents from the P&C uniform shop) are looking at a possible change to our school uniform. The reasons for considering change are:
- Affordability and wearability, planning for our current and future students;
- Feedback from parents about the current uniform;
- Providing a quicker delivery for uniform supplies;
- Making best use of our uniform budget by consolidating range.
We have reviewed the available polo shirts and have 3 options to be considered:
- Stay with the current gold polo;
- A green polo with gold piping;
- A green polo with side gold panels.
The new polo options will be displayed at assembly on Wednesday 15 June. Photos are also available on the Kensington Primary School P&C Facebook page and these samples will be available to view outside the staffroom the week after assembly if you would like a closer look.
Other Possible Uniform Changes
We have also looked at updating other items in our uniform range which could include:
- Polar Fleece Zip Jacket (embroidered logo);
- Polar Fleece Vest (embroidered logo);
- Surf Hat (wide brim) to replace legionnaires, bucket hat & broadbrim;
- Micro fibre Sport Skirt with built in bike shorts;
- Micro fibre track pant;
- Micro fibre jersey lined zip jacket.
One of our key decision criteria when selecting these items was cost, so each of the items is comparable in price to what we have available today. Please also note that any changes to our uniform would be gradual (perhaps across 3 years) to enable children to make use of the uniforms they already have before having to purchase new uniforms. More details will be provided as we continue to look at these items.
Any decision to change will affect all of us, what do you think? Do you have any comments you would like to share with the Board before they make a decision?
- Would you like to update our uniform?
- Which polo would you prefer?
- Do you have any other comments you would like to share?
Feedback can be provided via the P&C Facebook page, you can drop any comments into the P&C box or use the email address under the Kensington Primary School Website/Uniforms.
The 2016 DuCKs Great Bike Ride was an outstanding success. Justin Nicholls was responsible for organising a fantastic afternoon. Somehow he even managed to make the weather perfect, with a little bit of a character building south westerly wind for the kids to push into! Lots of fun was had by both kids and dads with the choice of a 10km or 15km loop around the river. A couple of playground stops were made to break up the cycling. All of the kids (and dads) rode really well – both from a fitness point of view and a minimum of accidents! It was all capped off with a barbie and bit more running around on the foreshore.
Thanks to everyone who came along – we greatly appreciate your support of the DuCKs events and the KPS community as a whole.
Big thanks to Justin Nicholls for organising everything, Jason Parsons for the mega BBQ, Guy Ryan and Brendon Lewis for cooking the snaggers and multiple dads for supplying the wind block!
See you next term for a special Fathering Project/DuCKs WAFL match scheduled for the 27th August at Lathlain Park.
Hensman Street Kindy have a School Holiday Program. Please click here to view the flyer and get more information.
Paul Dillon Drug and Alcohol Workshop
Perth College is hosting Paul Dillon to run a Drug and Alcohol Education workshop on Monday 13 June 2016, commencing at 7.00 pm.
This event is open to the community – click here to view the flyer and to get information about booking.
Kensington Secondary School Prospective Parents Open Morning
Kensington Secondary School is having an Open Morning on 10 June 2016 for prospective parents. Please click here for more information.
City of South Perth Skateboarding Sessions
City of South Perth & Skateboarding WA will be hosting a free “all-ages” skateboarding clinic at Manning Skate Park on Saturday 18 June 2016.
For more information, a registration form or to see a clinic video visit: www.skateboardingwa.com.au.
You can also click here to view the flyer and registration forms.
The Australian Baha’i Community will be holding a Community Forum “Masculinity in today’s world” – Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 7.15pm. For more information and to view their flyer, please click here
Kent Street Senior High School
Kent Street Senior High School will be having their Annual Variety Show, with a theme of ‘superheroes’. It will be held on site in the Kent Street gym as follows:
The dress rehearsal/technical run will be during the day on Tuesday 30th August. The public performances are on Wednesday 31st August and Thursday 1st September. Each day there will be one performance (a matinee) at 11.30am and in the evenings again at 6.30pm. Each show will be slightly different but will showcase media films, short, heroic and comedy drama items, a variety of musical performances from soloists to rock bands and dance.
Update on the City of South Perth Parking Strategy – adoption by Council
Good day to you all,
Thank you once again for your contribution toward the development of the City of South Perth Parking Strategy.
The Parking Strategy was adopted by Council at its meeting held on 24 May 2016. It was developed with input from community, business and government stakeholders and will provide a long-term plan for the ongoing management and provision of parking within the City.
The Strategy outlines 22 recommendations for review and implementation over the next 15 years including;
- Identifying a comprehensive action plan to assist in the development of Management Plans for 14 Parking Control Areas (PCA) within the City (including the South Perth Train Precinct).
- The formation of a Parking Working Group to assist in the effective delivery of the Strategy and Parking Management Plans, and
- The adoption of a ‘demand management’ approach whereby parking facilities can be proactively managed and used more effectively.
The purpose of the new Parking Strategy is to work towards the development of a City-wide Integrated Transport Plan. Further stakeholder engagement will form a component of this process with dates to be confirmed.
A copy of the new City of South Perth Parking Strategy can be found at http://www.southperth.wa.gov.au/Documents/Our-City/Major-Projects/Parking-Strategy/Parking-Strategy.pdf
Should you require any additional information on the City of South Perth Parking Strategy then please contact the City on 9474 0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
David Cunningham Grants & Community Engagement Officer
National Science Week Competition
Please click here to view details of the Perth Science Festival Robo-Hero competition.
Uni Camp for Kids
Please click here for information and contact details for Uni Camp for Kids.