- Thursday 15 June – Winter Carnival (Yrs 5-6 students by invitation, Kent Street SHS)
- Tuesday 20 June to Friday 23 June – Yr 6 camp
- Wednesday 21 June – Board Meeting
- Tuesday 27 June – WIRRA Excursion
- Tuesday 27 June – Pizza in the Park P-Yr 2 (invitations to be sent home)
- Wednesday 28 June – P&C Subway lunch (more information under “General Information” header)
- Thursday 29 June – Pizza in the Park Yr 3-Yr 6 (invitations to be sent home)
- Tuesday 27 June – Reports sent home
- Friday 30 June – Lapathon 2-3pm
- Friday 30 June – Last day of Term 2
- Monday 17 July – First day of Term 3
Who can believe it is almost the end of term and Semester Reports are due out soon!? The teachers and administration are currently working on finalising the student reports for this semester. Reports will be sent home on Tuesday 27th June. This will allow parents time to read the reports and email any queries or set up any meetings before the end of term. Please note, however, that meetings may not be able to be scheduled until the following term.
Additional Family Holidays
If you are leaving early for a family holiday, your reports will be held until your return. Please ensure you have sought approval from the principal if you wish to take an approved vacation. Unapproved vacations are noted as such in our records. Students should be achieving over 90% attendance in order to be considered for an approved vacation. It is a requirement by law that students attend school so it is important to seek approval and notify the school of any absences.
Disciplining Other People’s Children
I realise that parents are very protective of their children and feel very upset when their children are upset. If your child is experiencing difficulties with other children at the school, please see your child’s teacher. Only staff at this school have the right to approach children other than their own on school grounds, so only they can deal directly with other children and these issues. Please do not take matters into your own hands and approach other people’s children on the school site. You put yourself and the children in jeopardy when you do this as it can be perceived as intimidating and bullying. It can also be very embarrassing for your own child. As this cannot be tolerated I would need to take action if this were to occur. I am sorry to have had to mention this as I am sure 99% of parents would never even entertain the notion, but sometimes, in the heat of the moment, we do things that are ill considered.
I have been informed that teachers are noticing more late arrivals this term, perhaps because of the late sunrise. I find it harder getting up in the mornings too. However, the late arrivals are causing interruptions to the class lessons so it would be appreciated if everyone can make an extra effort to try to get to school on time. We supervise students in the undercover area between 8:15am and 8:30am and then the classrooms are opened at 8:30am to allow students to prepare for the day. This preparation time is very useful in getting their equipment ready, greeting their friends and settling down to be ready to start work at 8:50am. Students should not, however, arrive at school before 8:15am.
We really do appreciate your support with this.
Kindy and Pre-primary 2018
Just a reminder that being enrolled for Kindergarten at Kensington does not guarantee a place in Pre-primary at Kensington, unless your child lives in our local intake area. Application forms for Pre-primary in 2018 were sent home to all current Kindy kids; however, if you have misplaced yours, please collect another from the office, as acceptance into Pre-primary is not automatic – you must re-apply for enrolment into Pre-primary in 2018. Pre-primary applications must be supported by proof of address (most recent gas, water or electricity bill or lease agreement) and immunisation records (ACIR/Medicare summary sheet), especially if there have been any changes/updates since the child’s Kindy enrolment.
A reminder also that Kindy 2018 applications for enrolment close on Friday 21 July 2017. If your child turns four by 30 June 2017, please collect an Application for Enrolment from the front office. Kindy applications will need to be supported by the child’s birth certificate/passport, immunsation records (ACIR/Medicare summary sheet) and proof of address (most recent gas, water or electricity bill or lease agreement).
Please contact the front office (6436 8448) if you have any queries.
A Day Made Better Teaching Awards – Nominate a teacher
Let your child’s teacher know how much their genuine passion and commitment means to you and your child by nominating them for a teacher award. We often forget to tell people when they are doing a great job – here’s your chance to address this.
Here is the link to nominate a teacher: http://www.adaymadebetter.com.au/#nominate-teacher
NOMINATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 23 JUNE
WA Education Awards 2017 now open
Through the WA Education Awards, we thank our teachers, leaders and support staff for their role in making a difference in the lives of students in Western Australia. If you know a staff member that deserves recognition for their outstanding work, please consider nominating them for this award.
To be a part of applauding and celebrating the very best of the best at your school, go to: https://apps.det.wa.edu.au/waea/
Nominations close Friday 28 July 2017
Please note: Prior to submitting the nomination, you will need to confirm:
The 2016 Annual Report is now available on the School Website and the Department’s Schools Online website. Please find attached a copy of this document. It was developed by the school in consultation with the School Board, who approved the final report. This document will also be included in the information presented for the Department of Education Services’ (DES) review in August this year.
Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm that can come in moments of silent gratitude or prayer. It is a way of becoming very quiet and looking at things so you can understand them. It is facing your fears and then letting them go. It is trusting that things will be all right.
Congratulations to the following award winners from today’s assembly.
Virtue Awards 14/6/17
Honour Certificates 14/6/17
|P1||Anna & Stella||P2||Lexie|
|P3||Ruby||1||Kyron & Thomas|
Eagle Cup and West Coast Fever Cup
On the last two Fridays we have competed against East Victoria Park PS and Lathlain PS in AFL and netball. We won all of our matches. Well done to our Year 5 and 6 students on a fantastic effort in winning and also for displaying great sportsmanship. Thanks again to the parents and staff who assisted with the matches.
On Thursday 15th June, the Year 5/6 students will compete in the VPASSA Winter Carnival. We will be playing AFL, soccer, netball, minkey and basketball.
Faction Cross Country
The maps for the cross country will be displayed on the Sport notice board next week. The event is on Friday July 28.
SUBWAY LUNCH ORDER
The Year 6 sub-committee are conducting Subway lunch orders on Wednesday 28th June.
Lunch order forms will be sent home around the 20th June, and forms will be due back on 26th June, in time for delivery to your child’s class on the 28th June. We plan to offer a small variety of lunch options to choose from. Kindly note that individual requests cannot be processed due to the volume of orders. Thank you!
If you have any queries please email: email@example.com or phone: 0438 067 624
P&C Uniform Co-ordinator needed!
The P&C need a volunteer co-ordinator for the Uniform Shop for 2018. It would be great if someone was available to be shown how to do an order for the school in September/October. Jenny Brittain is happy to show someone this process, as well as providing information on file as to what is needed. The parents who currently volunteer are Marie Short, Gemma Spencer, Mel Byfield and Ana Broadbent. Having a number of parent volunteers makes it easier as everyone helps and shares what needs to be done. The benefit of the shop being run by volunteers is that our school community saves quite a bit of money on uniforms and some of the money raised goes back to supporting the school. If we didn’t have a uniform shop, it would mean more fundraising by parents to cover money raised by selling uniforms. The main commitment is being at the shop every Thursday morning of school term between 8.10am – 9am, ordering stock, unpacking stock, sending out parent orders (twice a year) and keeping weekly record of sales and stock.
Canning College ESL Program
Please click here for details of the ESL English-Flying Start program
Please click here to view the details of the Baha’i Day Camp for the July holidays.
Marshalls Tennis Academy Tennis Coaching Term 3
Click the link to download the Kensington Primary School form.
Brochures are available to download at marshallstennis.com.au
Please click here to view details of the Workshops Program for Term 3, 2017.
Kensington is a secondary education support school specifically established to provide educational opportunities for young people with disabilities. It is located on George Street in Kensington, central to the communities of Victoria Park, South Perth, Como, the Perth CBD and those suburbs and localities surrounding these areas.
Parent tours will be occurring on the 15th and 16th of June at 9.30am. A morning tea will follow each tour where parents can meet and ask further questions.
Leanne Salas has been appointed as the Year 6/7 transition teacher and will be the point of contact for Kensington Secondary School for this process. Please feel free to contact Leanne on 9367 3620 or email Leanne.Salas@education.wa.edu.au with any further queries or to book your attendance at one of the above tours.
Parent visits to Kensington Secondary School are an important part of this process and we will be providing parent tours so you can get a picture of our school and see the wonderful work that is being done here.
Positive Thinking Skills for Children
Are you looking to encourage positive thinking in your child? We offer a group program that assists children aged 8 to 9 years to identify their feelings and thoughts. More details are available by clicking here.
Triple P – The Positive Parenting program
This world renowned parenting program is again being offered to parents of school-aged children – if you have not taken the opportunity previously to find out about Positive Parenting, now is the time !
The program starts on Thursday 27TH of July at Leisurelife Recreation Centre in East Victoria Park. The program runs over 8 weeks in total, is free of charge and there is a free crèche available. Sessions run from 9.30 am – 11.30 am.
For further information and to register for the program, please contact Rhonda Wallman, Senior School Psychologist and Triple P Contact on 0478 319 391.
Wayjo – Jazz for Juniors
Jazz for Juniors introduces children aged 4-7 to jazz instruments, with fun tunes designed to get them moving. Please click here to view the flyer. The first shows in April sold out, so new dates on the Fridays in the school holidays are now available. Tickets are $12 each (adults and children) and are available here: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=JAZZFORJ17
Please click here for details of a FREE kids tennis session on Saturday, 24th June, 9-10am.
If you are looking for a fun, new, exciting and educational full-day activity for your kids this Winter school holidays, then why not join us for the very FIRST Funarium ever! Held from July 7-9 at the Claremont Showgrounds, kids aged 4-12 will experience a whole day of fun taking part in over 40 activities in 10 themed zones! Take a ride on a zip line, party in the silent disco, cook with My Kitchen Rules teams, play with furry, slimy and scaly critters, learn about cosmic science, play with retro game consoles, make animal masks and MUCH more! More info and tickets are available at www.thefunarium.com.au or www.facebook.com/thefunariumperth.
Darling Range Sports College
Please click here for details of Darling Range Sports College trials for Year 5 and 6 for 2018 enrolment and to view their sports brochure.
Please click here to view the flyer with details of BLAST Vacation Care.
July School Holiday Programs at George Burnett Leisure Centre
*The above community advertisements are for your information only and should not be taken as endorsement by Kensington Primary School.