- Tuesday 9 August – Massed Choir Rehearsal Yr 5/6
- Wednesday 10 August – Assembly
- Wednesday 10 August – PP Worm Incursion
- Thursday 11 August – Interschool Cross Country
- Thursday 18 August – Circus PP
- Tuesday 23 August – P&C Meeting
Starting next week I hope to visit the classrooms to get to know some of the students and what they are learning about in class. I value student voice as a source of feedback on which we can act to improve learning and the learning environment. So I am looking forward to getting into the classrooms and meeting your children.
Faction Cross Country
What a lovely day Friday turned out to be for the cross country event. I wish to acknowledge and thank Mrs Raema Stanford for her hard work and great organisational skills. She did a fantastic job running this event. She didn’t do it single handed though, so I also wish to thank all the staff and parent helpers who supported the school and students through: running club, jobs on and before the big day and being encouraging spectators. I also wish to thank the faction captains and those students who also had jobs on the day. It was a great individual and team effort.
Congratulations to all those students who won ribbons and medallions; and to those who achieved their own personal best results. You only fail if you give up. So well done to all those who completed the course.
Thank you to those parents, students and Bunnings staff who participated in the tree planting outside the back of the music room. Thank you also to the City of South Perth and Bunnings for donating plants. A lot of effort, love and care went into this event too. I was also able to plant a tree near the staff car park, with the help of some keen gardeners; Rory, Jade and Indie from S1. A special thanks to Mel Bozich, head of our Grounds Committee, who organised this event.
Bicycles and Scooters
I big thank you to those students and parents who have been walking their scooters and bikes through the school on the way to and from classes. Due to the high amount of traffic (including cars) we request all people to walk their bikes and scooters while on school grounds.
Just a reminder that the playground equipment provided on the school site is designed for student use with direct supervision. As there will be no one to supervise students on the play equipment after 3pm the school cannot accept responsibility for students playing on this equipment. When parents have collected their children at the end of the school day they assume responsibility for supervising them while on the school grounds or while using the playground equipment. All students who remain on the school site after 3pm without their parents must wait in the designated area on the basketball courts to be collected by their parents. This ensures students without parent supervision can be supervised by the Administration team.
However, as you know, students should not use the playground equipment before school hours, regardless of parent supervision.
School Starting Time
As you can appreciate, making a good start to the day is important for the whole day. We encourage all students to arrive in time to set their work areas up and to settle into the daily routines; ready to work as soon as the siren goes. This ensures the whole class can make a good start too. I encourage everyone to make every attempt to be at school by 8:40am, but not before 8:30am.
Toys at School
Yesterday some girls brought boxes of Shopkins to school. Unfortunately one box appears to have gone missing. Please remind your children of our policy that they should not bring toys to school. If you do happen to notice any extra Shopkins coming home, please let the school know.
Curtin University – The Keys to Reading
All Yr 1, 2, 4 and 5 students should, by now, have received a package from Curtin University regarding a study that they are undertaking. Please note that this study is voluntary and you are not under any obligation to participate. However, if you would like to participate, please follow the instructions in the package or contact Samantha-Kay Christie – her contact details are shown on the bottom of the attached flyer.
Lisa Williamson on Leave
I would like to inform the school community that unfortunately due to an ongoing medical issue with a family member that requires extended treatment, I will be absent from school from Monday, August 8, Week 4 till the end of term.
As a result of my absence, Ms Millar will be released from her class to take up Deputy Principal duties. The school is organising relief.
I would like to acknowledge and thank Lisa for all her wonderful work as the Acting Principal for the past year. She has been so helpful and generous with her time during the handover process too. Thanks also to Terence Pestana for stepping into the breach as necessary and for all his support during this handover period.
Truthfulness means your words and actions are full of truth. Telling the truth means you don’t tell lies, even to protect yourself or anyone else. You don’t live a lie either. You show people who and what you are without exaggerating to impress them or trying to look like something you are not. When you are practising truthfulness, you don’t try to believe something you know isn’t true. You don’t lie to others, and you don’t lie to yourself.
Congratulations to the following award winners from our last assembly on 27 July.
Virtue Awards 27/7/16
Honour Certificates 27/7/16
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Faction Cross Country
Last Friday Kensington Runners competed in the Faction Cross Country. This year was a closely contested event amongst individuals and factions. The standard of running was high across all year groups. Well done Kensington!
Thanks to the Kensington staff and parents who helped to make the day a success.
Cross Country Medallion Winners 2016
The final Faction results were:-
1st Endeavour 785 2nd Investigator 777
3rd Parmelia 686 4th Cygnet 677
The Interschool Team (Runners from Year 3 to 6) will compete in the VPASSA Carnival next Thursday 11 August.
Faction Athletics Program
The program for Faction Athletics Week will be in the next newsletter.
Runners are welcome to join Running Club on Tuesday and Friday morning on the oval from 8.00 – 8.30am.
On Monday Mitch Brown and Eric Mackenzie from the West Coast Eagles presented our football team with the shield for winning our division of the Eagle Cup football competition. Congratulations to our team who went through the season undefeated. Thanks again to Ms Roso for coaching the team.
The presentation was filmed and it will on Eagle Vision. As yet we do not know the date possibly after the Olympics.
Mental Health Week 2016 School Poster Competition
Mental Health Week is from 8 to 15 October. The aim of the competition is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in schools. This year, student are to draw a poster which shows how they Act-Belong-Commit to keep mentally healthy.
Interested students are welcome to work on it in the library at second break on Wednesdays, when Meng is on duty. They can also do it at home or during free time in school, whichever is their preference.
Please DO NOT FOLD the posters, which have to be handed in to Meng by 17 August, Wednesday to meet the snail mail due date of 26 August, required by the organisers.
Details of the competition can be found in: http://mhw.waamh.org.au/get-involved/schools
P&C Book Fair
The library has had a makeover and, to celebrate, the P&C, together with Westbooks, is holding a Book Fair. Parents and students will be able to purchase books for themselves or donate a book to the the library. It will be held in Week 6 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 22, 23 and 24th of August in the library. Opening hours will be 8.30-9.30am and 2.30-3.30pm. 20% of total sales will be donated by Westbooks back to the library in books to help fill our new shelves!
We are are also looking for parent helpers to man the book fair. If you are interested in volunteering for an hour or two please contact Susan Henwood at email@example.com or 0414 915169
Thank you to Bunnings, East Victoria Park and City of South Perth for once again supporting our National Schools Tree Day this year. Numerous banksias, grevilleas, malleleucas and hakeas were planted near the music room and in the naturescape gardens to further beautify our gardens and provide future habitats for the carnaby cockatoos. Thanks to S1 for leading the planting team and Mr Griffiths and Mrs Skinner for your support.
Memorabilia Committee Tea-Towel Fundraiser
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Kensington Primary School, the Memorabilia Committee will be selling fabulous commemorative tea-towels with original artwork designed and drawn by Kensington students and staff.
Great for giving away as gifts or even just to dry dishes, the tea-towels will cost $12 each and will be delivered prior to the 2016 Kensington Fete. Students will complete their artwork over the next two weeks during class and the designs will then be printed on to high quality cotton tea-towels.
Check out the sample tea –towel hanging on the display board outside the staffroom and look out for your order form which will be sent home this week.
Any queries to the Memorabilia Committee: Sharon Szczecinski – 0415 252 990, Karen Mahar – 0412 422 345 or Mel Byfield – 0407 078 838.
Make sure you don’t miss out!
Kensington Secondary School – Propsective Parents Open Morning
Kensington Secondary School would like to extend an invitation to any potential parents to attend their open morning on Friday 5 August, 9.30 – 11.00am. Please click here for further information.
Mosaic – English Classes
A Conversational English class is held at Mosaic, 2 Lawler Street, South Perth on Thursday mornings from 10.30am – 12pm during school terms. Our class operates at an intermediate level, but anyone with a desire to improve their conversational English is invited. There is no cost for the classes. Unfortunately we do not have a creche facility. For details please contact Janet on 9368 1479. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRIPLE P – The Positive Parenting Program
Have you taken the opportunity to take part in a Triple P group? If not, please seriously consider attending our last group program for this year. It will be held on WEDNESDAY mornings, starting on October 12th, at the Leisurelife Recreation Centre in East Victoria Park.
This fantastic program is available free of charge to parents/carers of school aged children. A free crèche is available as part of the program.
For further information and to register for the course, please call Rhonda Wallman (Senior School Psychologist, South Metropolitan Education Region) on 0478 319 391.