Our students in rooms 11 and 12 recently had the Fire Brigade visit the school. They very much enjoyed the activities including operating some of the machinery on the truck and learning about what to do in a fire.
Good luck to our Athletics team which will be representing the school on Friday over at East Hamilton Hill Primary School.
On Monday sixteen students from Years 5 and 6 will represent the school at the annual Maths Numero Challenge competition which this year is being held at Beaconsfield Primary School. Good luck to the teams representing the school.
Yoga will commence next week with Years 2-6 scheduled in for Mondays and Pre Primary-Year One on Tuesdays. Thank you for the feedback regarding this program. I am looking forward to join in with classes as the term progresses. The cost is $20.00. Our thanks to the P&C for their support of this initiative with a subsidy of $6.00 per student.
Further work has been undertaken in the Sensory Garden with the inclusion of a giant glockenspiel. The pipes will be installed shortly. Thank you to Ben and Todd for the many hours spent on the weekend to get the framework in place!
Booklists will be sent home during the term. They range from $96.50-$141.85 if all the items are bought. In Years 3-6 we will trial an online Maths program and a separate note regarding the $26 cost will come home regarding this.
The Voluntary Contribution for 2020 will remain the same at $60 per child and $150 for three or more children from the same family. These funds go directly towards resources across the learning areas.
A sheet titled 2020 Voluntary Contributions and Charges PP-Year 6, endorsed by the School Board, will be made available with a copy placed on the website as well.
Friday is World Teachers’ Day. I would like to thank the staff here at White Gum Valley for their care of our students and their dedication to the profession!
Our Year Six parent group have planned a Cake and Book stall for Monday the 4th of November, raising money for Graduation and a gift for the school.
Planning is underway for 2020. If you will be leaving the District and/or your child changing schools could you, please let your class teacher or the office know?
The school recently received funding through a new Grants program with the State Government. Our school received a base of $26,000 for repairs and then another amount for projects identified by the Building Management Authority. White Gum Valley will have access to, in excess of $360,000 over two years for maintenance. We are currently seeking clarification to see what it has been earmarked for.
The Fremantle –Cockburn Network of schools met recently to look at the distribution of the six School Development Days [Pupil Free Days in 2020.]
The Network will again have a combined day on Friday 29th May before the long weekend. Our School Board has endorsed this date to match those of our local schools.
Congratulations to Ursula in Year 6 who has just returned from an Interstate Gymnastics competition where she placed 2nd overall in Level 9 for the Under13 age group. As a result of these efforts Ursula has now been selected to train at the AIS for a week with 17 other Under 13 youngsters from across Australia in the Team Future Advance Gymnastics camp. What an achievement!
Thank you to families who have been able to support the plastic free food wrap initiative on Thursdays. Each week I ask, more students are becoming involved in looking at other ways of wrapping food.
Currently with the assistance of our Sustainability Committee we have approached the Fremantle Council for a set of three bins to reflect the new rollout to residents within the City. We will use the bins as part of our ongoing work in this area.