- Art Exhibition continues this week in the Senior Block Art Room
- Wednesday 6 September – “Protective Behaviours” workshop, 6.30-8.30pm in the Music Room. Pre-registration essential at the City of South Perth website.
- Monday 11 September – Wednesday 13 September – Author in Residence, Dr Cameron Stelzer
- Tuesday 12 September – Interschool jumps, throws & 400m. 11.15am start at East Victoria Park PS (selected students)
- Thursday 14 September – Interschool running and team games 9.15am start at East Victoria Park PS (selected students)
- Thursday 14 September – 8.20-8.50am Uniform Shop
- Friday 15 September – Massed Choir evening concert, 5.30pm departure
- Monday 18 September – Pizza in the Park PP – Yr 2 (invitations will be sent home)
- Wednesday 20 September – Parent Information Session – OSH Club 6pm in the Music Room
- Thursday 21 September – Pizza in the Park Yr 3 – Yr 6 (invitations will be sent home)
- Friday 22 September – Last day for term 3
- Tuesday 10 October – FIRST DAY FOR STUDENTS FOR TERM 4
Protective Behaviours Workshop – TONIGHT!
A reminder of the parent workshop “Protective Behaviours” being held tonight (Wednesday 6 September) in the Music Room from 6.30-8.30pm.
Faction Athletics Carnival
It was a very successful day on 1 September for our carnival day. It was success as a result of the hard work, dedication and commitment from the school community. Mrs Stanford is to be commended for all of her efforts. Supporting Mrs Stanford are our teachers, educational assistants and office staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make it all happen.
The support of the parent community is also vital in ensuring the success of the carnival – the P&C, DUCKs and parents who watch, assist and support on the day. Thank you for your continuing support in making Kensington Primary a great school.
Our annual art exhibition is currently open to all in the Senior Block. Come and view the visual arts that our students are involved in.
The Year 3 & 5 students will be taking home their NAPLAN results on Friday. A reminder that it is a snapshot in time of their progress. Please contact your child’s teacher should you have any queries or concerns.
Australian Mathematics Competition
Recently, 75 students from Years 3-6 sat the Australian Mathematics Competition and Kensington received some very pleasing results.
The Year 3s received 1 prize, 2 high distinctions, 3 distinctions, and 7 credits. The Year 4s received 1 high distinction, 3 distinctions and 5 credits. The Year 5s received 1 high distinction, 3 distinctions and 8 credits and the Year 6s received 5 credits.
Congratulations to all winners and when the certificates arrive, we will present them at a whole school assembly.
Thanks to those people who have downloaded the new school app. For those who haven’t, please follow the instructions attached for downloading, allowing notifications and subscribing to particular classrooms. Once downloaded, if you click on the “school” button on the bottom menu and then select “School Term”, you will see the current term planner. Please note that there are regular amendments/alterations to the term planner so it’s a good idea to check it regularly. Also, individual calendar events are added to the “Calendar” section of the app. If you wish to add them to your own calendar, you can just click on the event (make sure you allow this in the settings option of your phone for Smartlink).
For absentee notices using the app, please be aware that all information on the app is sent via email. This means that you must have email set up on your mobile device in order to use the absentee function of the app.
Do you have a favourite teacher or support staff member?
Now is your chance to shine a spotlight on our incredible teachers and school staff members and tell the world what makes them shine. As part of the WA Education Awards, The People’s Pick is an opportunity for parents, students and our community to get involved and recognise the dedicated and talented staff in our school. Simply pick who you want to recognise; create a video, photo or testimonial showing what makes them incredible; and upload your message at education.wa.edu.au/awards or on Facebook.com/PublicEducationWA. Then share the message on your Facebook page and tell your family and friends to vote for it. If a message for one of our staff receives the highest number of votes, our school will win a $1000 Modern Teaching Aids voucher.
Share your message before 5.00pm on Friday 13 October 2017 and stay tuned. The People’s Pick will be announced on Friday 27 October on World Teachers’ Day and all staff recognised will be acknowledged at education.wa.edu.au/awards.
There are some very artistic students in Room 3, as you can see by their wonderful pictures of Geckos in the Australian Desert. Stop by and have a look!
Confidence is being certain and feeling assurance. Self-confidence means you trust yourself. You can do things without doubt holding you back. When you are confident in others, you rely on them and trust them. Confidence means that you don’t allow fear or doubt to keep you from doing what you really want to do.
Congratulations to the following award winners from today’s assembly.
Virtue Awards 6/9/17
Honour Certificates 6/9/17
|P1||Nickalos & Darcy||P2||Olive|
|S2||Savannah & Moreno||S3||Mahan|
Special awards from Mrs van Aurich to Emma, Anjelique and the whole Parmelia faction!
National Health and Physical Education Day is today! Take some time out to exercise. At assembly today, we did a whole school jump jam.
Faction Athletics Carnival
Thanks to competitors, staff and parents for your patience and assistance over Faction Carnival week.
We managed to hold all events in the allotted time slots. Special thanks to the faction captains and sports monitors who worked hard all week organising their Faction for the various events and assisting Mrs Stanford.
Congratulations to all competitors who did their best on the day. Well done to our medal winners listed below.
Congratulations to Investigator for being the Champion Faction and to Parmelia for showing outstanding organisation.
Best Organised Faction: Parmelia
Junior Games: Investigator
VPASSA Interschool Carnival
We will compete in the Interschool Carnival next week with the jumps, throws and 400m on Tuesday and the running and team games on Thursday at East Victoria Park PS. The list of competitors and events is on the Sport noticeboard. Permission notes were sent home yesterday. Please note team training sessions. Please click here to view the program.
Even though faction carnival is over, we are continuing to run. Our last session will be on Tuesday 19 September when we will have a run and breakfast. We will recommence in Term 4 Week 2 on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8.00 – 8.30am.
Please see the Sport noticeboard for information on tee ball, cricket, sailing and swimming lessons.
Year 3 Excursion to Whiteman Park
On Wednesday, August 16th 2017, the Year 3s from KPS went to Whiteman Park to learn about native plants and animals. We travelled there by bus. I was in Group 2 with Mrs Bennett and Mrs Carpenter.
I learnt that heat makes plants grow and there are some plants that pop. First the pod explodes and the seeds jump out. I learnt that when a kangaroo is a baby, he is the size of a jellybean. The last thing I learnt was that Stimson’s pythons are carnivores.
I liked when we went onto the train and had a nice ride. I also enjoyed playing “It” with my friends in the playground. But I really enjoyed patting Bart and Kate. Bart was a Stimson’s python and Kate was a bobtail.
I really loved our excursion and I would like to go back to Whiteman Park to play with some of my friends and to ride the train again. I’d like to thank Miss Pedley, Miss Roso, Mrs Carpenter and Mrs Bennett and also a few parent helpers for making this event happen.
By Thibault, Room 7
I learnt that heat from bushfires makes seed pods explode. I also learnt that Stimson’s pythons are non-venomous and like to eat mice and rats. I also learnt that a baby kangaroo is the size of a jellybean.
I liked playing in the playground. I liked going on the slide in the playground. I also liked learning about the life cycle of a kangaroo. I really liked going on the train ride around the park because I liked spotting all of the stations.
I would definitely go to Whiteman Park again to learn more about native plants and animals. I would play in the playground again. I would like to thank Miss Pedley, Miss Roso, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Carpenter for all of their organisation.
By Tahlia, Room 7
A special thank you to Mrs Daniels for putting up such a lovely display in the library for Book Week.
Cake stall containers
Please note that there are a number of containers left over from the cake stall. If you kindly donated cakes/goodies but have not yet collected your containers, please claim yours from the front office.
DUCKs Dads and Kids School Campout
We’ve brought the school camp forward a month this year to escape the craziness of end of year activities. So here’s a bit of advance notice for the 3rd Annual DUCKS camp out scheduled for Friday 27th October from 4.30pm on the KPS oval.
This was massively popular last year – 230 dads and kids turned up for a very enjoyable night out on the school oval. So please lock it into your schedule!!!
All fathers and father figures (granddads, uncles etc) are welcome. Come along and pitch a tent or swag with your kids. Spend a night enjoying some fun dad and kid’s activities. BBQ dinner and breakfast provided.
It should be great night for both dads and kids!
We will be aiming to wrap up by 8am Saturday morning so that kids can get off to weekend sport etc.
Hope we’ll see you there!
Further costs and booking details to follow in the next couple of weeks.
For now – lock it in for Friday 27th October from 4.30pm!!
If you have any queries, please let me know.
0433 095 416
St Martin’s House are having a bazaar on Saturday 16 September from 9am to 12 noon, featuring a huge backyard sale of many items, as well as 50% off items in the op-shop and bookshop. Please click here to view the flyer.
Creative Kids Art Club is now taking enrolments for the upcoming school holidays program, suitable for children from 4 to 12 years of age. Please click here for more details.
Mulberry Tree Kids Club, corner of Armstrong Road and Hares Street in Wilson, is having an open day on Wednesday 13 September from 3-6pm. Please click here for more information about the activities on offer.
Bahai Holiday Camp
Baha’i Day Camp is here during the upcoming school holidays! Please click here to view the flyer.
South Perth Junior Cricket Club
Following, please find information regarding our upcoming September & October School Holiday program offerings here at George Burnett Leisure Centre.
As some of you will know who attend our term programs, our sports court is unfortunately still closed due to the water damage it has sustained and is likely to be closed for the next few months. As a result, programs in the interim across the centre will be modified.
- 1 Day (3 hour) outdoor program for each age group listed (5-7y.o & 8-10y.o)
- Sports will include AFL, Athletics, Tabloid Sports
- Cost: $20 per child
- Click here to view the flyer.
North Pole Project
- 2 day art project for children aged 8-12 years where they will design and paint a park bollard to go on display in some of the City of South Perth’s parks and reserves.
- Bollards will be used to replace old bollards and brighten them up.
- There will be a maximum of 15 children (1 child per bollard).
- Cost: FREE
- Click here to view the flyer.
Completed enrolment forms sent back or dropped in to the Centre are the only way to secure a spot to ensure fairness.
We will look to add a different Xmas Art program in December where the younger kids can be included.
Please send all enrolments and or queries to email@example.com
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