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.