Congratulations to our Athletics team who won the Interschool Athletics trophy recently. This was a great achievement.
Congratulations also to our Numero Maths teams who represented the school. These students from Years 5 and 6 displayed great number combinations skills. Thank you to the staff who assisted with training and to the parents who came along to support.
We have completed two weeks of the Yoga program. Our thanks to the P&C for helping subsidise this activity. It is still possible to participate in the last 4 lessons. Please forward the money to your child’s classroom teacher.
Outdoor Classroom Day was celebrated on Thursday with many of our groups undertaking activities outside their classroom. Schools across Australia and many other countries were involved with this initiative.
Thank you to those families who were able to support the Year 6 Book and Cake Stall. Funds raised will go towards Graduation and a gift to the school.
There is a P&C Grounds Group Busy Bee on Saturday, 16th November between 10:00am-12:00pm. Families are welcome to come in to assist with a tidy up around the school to support the work of our gardener. The Sensory garden is to be reticulated shortly thanks to the expertise of Aaron and the metal pipes for the Glockenspiel will also be installed by Ben and Todd.
A letter will be coming home shortly regarding Swimming lessons for PP-Year 3 students. Costs this year for the ten lessons will be $48.00 as we move towards using seat belt buses. The cost this year has been reduced with the donation of $250.00, from Simone McGurk who is our local member for Fremantle, who supports schools each year across the electorate with programs/initiatives they are running. We thank Mrs McGurk for her support of schools through the Fremantle area.
Over the next month the school has organised a series of Transition mornings for students moving from Pre Primary to Year One and students moving up from Kindergarten to Pre Primary. Transition days have also been set up for our senior students moving on to their secondary schools.
Well done to Room Seven for their wonderful assembly on Thursday. Our Year one group spoke with such confidence!
Thank you to families who have been able to support the plastic free food wrap initiative on Thursdays. Each week more students are becoming involved in looking at other ways of wrapping food.
The School Board has endorsed the Pupil Free Days for 2020.
There will be two at the commencement of the year before the students return for the new year [Thursday 30th and Friday 31st January] and one at the end of the year after the students’ finish for the year [Friday, 18th December] which is a Department requirement.
The other three will be: The first day of Term Two [Tuesday, 28th April as Monday is ANZAC Day.] Friday before the long weekend in June [Friday, 29th May] and the first day of Term Four [Monday, 12th October]. In 2020 there won’t be a Pupil Free Day at the start of Term Three.
The State Government recently announced a new Student Mobile Phones in Schools policy to take effect from Term One 2020. The policy requires all public schools both primary and secondary, to implement a ban on the use of mobile phones for all students from the time they arrive at school until the end of the school day. This extends to the use of smart watches as well. Our school has phone use policy endorsed by the Board that meets these minimum standards and also requires students to hand their electronic devices and phones/watches to their teacher on arrival to school for safe keeping.