WHITE GUM VALLEY PS Independent Public School   "Take Pride"

25 September 2019
Issue Fifteen
Upcoming Events
Principal's Message
School News
Community News
White Gum Valley Primary School
(08) 9435 6900
29 Hope Street
White Gum Valley, Western Australia, 6162

Upcoming Events

For Your Diary


Monday 23 - 27 September

Well Being Week - activities in classrooms

Wednesday 25 September

Poetry/Poster Competition entries due today

Thursday 26 September

Assembly - Year 5 Room 2

Friday 27 September

Inflatable Slides  (Yr 1 - 6)

Last Day of Term 3

Monday 14 Octo  ber

Term 4 commences


Term 1 - Monday 4 February to Friday 12 April

Term 2 - Tuesday 30 April to Friday 5 July

Term 3 - Tuesday 23 July to Friday 27 September

Term 4 - Monday 14 October to Thursday 19 December

PUPIL Free Dates:

Monday 29 April

Friday 31 May

Monday 22 July

Friday 20 December


8.50 Housekeeping
8.55am - 9.55am
9.55am - 10.55am
10.55am - RECESS
11.15am - 12.15pm
12.15pm - 1.15pm
1.15pm - LUNCH
2.00pm - 3.00pm


If you wish to pay for excursions or School Voluntary Contributions directly into our bank account, please use the following details:

BSB: 066 107

Account number: 0090 1498

Name: White Gum Valley Primary School

REF: Students SURNAME and name of excursion/incursion

           (ie. LAP for Lapathon)


Our canteen is open Wednesday and Friday.

Canteen phone number - 0436 808 948



Opening hours are:

Monday afternoon —  2:45—3:15pm

If you are unable to come in on Monday, you can place an order by completing an order form  and with the correct money or by cheque and hand in at the Front Office (Front Office is unable to give change).   Your order will be delivered to the Front Office the following Monday for you to collect.

Any outgrown uniforms are gladly accepted for our second hand rack.

For further information, please contact me on: 




To be part of the program contact our OSHC Coordinator: 

Mobile: 9433 3911


Email: southfremantle@horizonschildcare.com.au

Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate Available



Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Carers


The school term finishes on Friday with students returning on Monday the 14th of October, as there will not be a Pupil Free Day on that Monday.


Congratulations to our Wellness Committee of Mrs Kitson and Ms Edmonds who put together a great week of activities for students. This culminates on Friday with an inflatable slide for students in Years 1-6 and a short car track for Pre Primary students.

Students can come in FREE DRESS Day for Friday with your permission, as they have met their goal for the term, through their ROS Faction Points.


As mentioned previously we have been unable to secure Edu-Dance for Term Four. After some research we have been in contact with a company who run Yoga courses in schools. They can run a 30-minute program for each class for 6 weeks over the term. The cost for this program would be $26.  I am keen to obtain feedback regarding this proposal to replace Edu-Dance for Term Four.  We will send home an email to gauge interest before the end of term.


One of our former students, Tex has been acknowledged recently for his music. He is off on a youth scholarship to the October Nanga Festival and has been shortlisted from several hundred songs to be in the top 30 in the Youth section of the Australian Song Writing competition with his song, ‘Fire in Freo Prison.’  Well done, Tex!


A group of our students have just completed the ICAS competitions which this year were done online for the first time. Thank you to Ms Andrew for her assistance.


Students in Year Six recently enjoyed a wonderful camp at Dwellingup where they undertook a range of outdoor education activities and group tasks. We received feedback from the camp site and presenters that our students were the best group of students, to go through the camp site this year, which is great feedback!


Thank you to Mr Kaloczy who organised for the John Curtin College Brass band to perform for students last week. They played pieces and answered questions that our students had.


Thank you to Ms Edmonds for organising the St Johns courses for all classes recently. They were very informative and practical in talking about first aid situations.


Staff from Fremantle College visited the school recently to run a football clinic and also to talk about the Specialist AFL Football program that the College offers to our senior students.


Students in our Pre Primary visited Booyeembara Park and undertook some Yoga with Mr Taylor one of our parents. They very much enjoyed the session.


We had a wonderful day recently to run our Athletics carnival. Thanks go out to the staff for putting together the day and also to the parents who were able to attend and support the students. Challenger was successful in both the Overall shield and the Loop Relay shield even though the scores were close. Our Interschool Athletics is scheduled for week two, Friday the 25th of October.  It will commence at 9:30am with the Jumps/Throws at East Hamilton Hill PS. Students from Years 3-6 will be selected to represent the school.


Many of our staff have been involved with a range of professional development recently including: Play Based learning, NAPLAN data and the use of IPads in classrooms.


Our Sustainability group met this week to look at some activities to promote during Term Four including work around the new Fremantle Council recycling bins initiative.


The School Board met recently to review our 2020 Voluntary Contributions and Charges for PP to Year 6.

The Voluntary Contribution will remain at $60 per child and $150 for three or more children from the same family. Booklists will range between $96.50-$141.85. [Campion is our provider but families are welcome to shop at other distributors.]

Charges for 2020 will include: Online Learning costs for Maths [Years 3-6 of $26.00, this is a new addition and a note will come home at the start of 2020. Excursions - $100 [Seat belted buses.], Incursions - $40, Swimming classes -  $45, Interschool Sport -  $20-$40 and Camp for Year 6 - $400 (before fundraising). These estimates are the maximum that may be expected. This year we were well within the 2019 estimate for possible Charges.


Activities being planned for Term Four include: Kindergarten and Pre Primary as well as Year Six Transition activities, Parent Help Afternoon Tea, P&C Camp Out, Interschool Athletics, Outdoor Classroom day, Swimming Classes for PP-Year 3, Book Prize/Music assembly and the Year Six Graduation along with Assemblies run by Rooms 5-7.


During the Term Three Break there will be some gates locked around the school for security purposes. Gates onto the oval from Wood and Watkins streets will be left open. 


Please report any suspicious behaviour to School Watch on: 1800177777 or police on 131444.


On behalf of the staff we would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Break with your family.


School will commence on Monday the 14th of October for all students and staff.


Glenn Rondoni


School News

Year 6 Camp



Athletics Faction Carnival

The Athletics Faction Carnival was held on Friday, 13 September 2019.

Athletics Faction Carnival Results

   1st                    2nd                    3rd

Challenger           Success          Parmelia 

  1290                    1225                  1082


        Dave Kent Loop Relay Shield

          Challenger      Success      Parmelia

            75                 70                  45



Italian News                                                 

Term 4 is traditionally the time we celebrate Italian Week. This year we are recognising how ALL languages and cultures bring richness, colour and new ways of seeing the world to our lives- whether it be the ancient Noongar language, the languages of our grandparents, of Tolkien’s Middle Earth or Dothraki from Game of Thrones, or even text talk!                                                                                                         

This year’s competition will be ‘Languages all around me’ and is open to all White Gum Valley School students. The aim is to reflect the widespread presence of different languages in our lives- be it on shop signs, street and suburb names, food labels, on number plates and so on.                                                                

Students may present their discoveries as a poster, a PowerPoint, an oral presentation or in any other format they prefer. There will be prizes awarded in each year group and the entries will be displayed for everyone to enjoy.

The date for Languages Week and the deadline for competition entries will be posted in next term’s calendar but, in the meantime, take some time out these holidays to spot the different languages which surround you in your everyday lives.

Buone Vacanze! (Happy Holidays!)                                                                                                                             

Signora Hawke


Strategic Plan Feedback reminder

We recently circulated our draft Strategic Plan to the school community. We look forward to receiving your feedback by Thursday 3rd October 2019.

You can provide feedback via:

Email to: wgvprimaryschoolpandc@gmail.com

In Person to: P&C mailbox in the school administration office

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to working together for a successful 2020 and beyond.


Danielle Loizou-Lake

P&C President 


Uniform Shop News

Opening hours are:

Monday afternoon —  2:45—3:15pm

If you are unable to come in on Monday, you can place an order by completing an order form  and with the correct money or by cheque and hand in at the Front Office (Front Office is unable to give change).   Your order will be delivered to the Front Office the following Monday for you to collect.

Any outgrown uniforms are gladly accepted for our second hand rack.

For further information, please contact me on: sarahjanebell18@gmail.com

Sarah - Uniform Shop Co-Ordinator

Community News

When outdoors or swimming remember to reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours.

Junior Holiday Clinics @ Fremantle Tennis Club

Week 1 Tuesday 1st- Thursday 3rd / Week 2 Monday 7th- Thursday 10th October 9.00am-12.00pm  (all ages welcome and levels of play welcome)


Term 4 WGV Before School Tennis Program 

Tuesday 22nd October from 8.00-8.45 am @ White Gum Valley Primary School

To enrol please contact Brendan on 0401565051 or fremantletopspintennis@gmail.com






WHITE GUM VALLEY PS Independent Public School   "Take Pride"
WGV PS Canteen Menu Winter 2019.pdf
2019 Uniform Order Form.pdf
Before and After School Care and Vacation Care.pdf