FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I would like to thank all school community members for their support and input throughout this semester. Wellard Primary School is a great place to work and a great place to learn. This is because we have a highly professional and committed staff and a parent body who are very positive about the school and the education of their children. We have encountered many challenges this term with a shortage of relief teachers and a high level of absenteeism of staff and students as a result of ongoing illness. Let’s hope everything settles down in Term 3.
STAFFING CHANGES TERM 3
Firstly, I would like to acknowledge and thank Mrs Michelle McNeill and Mrs Julia Maclay for their contribution to Wellard PS this term, both of which will be finishing up with us this term in their current roles. We really appreciate your input over the last term and wish you well on your travels. Ms Laura Ninnes will be replacing Mrs McNeill while Miss Sarah Toh will be taking on a role in the early childhood area. Welcome Ms Ninnes and Miss Toh.
On behalf of the Wellard School Community, I would like to thank and wish Mrs Taylor Markham all the best as she moves to Settlers Primary School at the beginning of next term. I am pleased to announce that Miss Jess Forth will be replacing Mrs Markham. Welcome Miss Forth!!
KISS AND DRIVE
I do want to thank everyone for their patience and tolerance during drop off and pickup times, particularly when we have builders’ work vehicles parked on the road. However, it is most important we all play a part in keeping the traffic flowing through our Kiss and Drive before and after school. It would be greatly appreciated if parents/carers can do the following:
- Talk to your children about entering and exiting your vehicle as quickly and safely as possible.
- Have your children exit your vehicle on the kerb side of your vehicle and not the roadside.
- Ask your children to move promptly from their classroom after school to the Kiss and Drive area.
- Parents/carers should not be getting out of their vehicle. It this is necessary, please find a park inside the carpark area.
STUDENT REPORTS AND CONNECT
It is most important that EVERY PARENT (Pre-primary – Yr 6) has used Connect so they are able to access a copy of their child’s report. Please note that reports (Pre-primary – Yr 6) were sent home yesterday via Connect. Paper copies are provided to all Kindergarten students as their reporting format is very different to the rest of the school. Do not hesitate to contact the office if you experience difficulties accessing Connect. Parents are encouraged to meet with teachers if they have any concerns about the progress of their child.
ARTWORK ON DISPLAY
Thanks to Mrs Protzman, some of our Year 5 students have their printmaking artwork on display in The Kwinana Library over the next month. Please pop in and have a look if you are in the area. Well done Year 5 students and Mrs Protzman!!
UNIFORM CONCEPTS (NELLGREY)
Our school uniforms are available to purchase online using the Uniform Concepts website: www.nellgray.com.au or you can visit their Jandakot Store in person to make purchases. As of next term, Uniform Concepts are no longer delivering orders directly to Wellard PS. They are located at 26 Solomon Road, Jandakot. We have a full range of size samples available to view and try on at school, please enquire at reception.
It is most important that your child reports to the office to receive a Late Note if they arrive after the 8.50am siren (8.35am for Kindergarten and Pre-primary students). This is because we have an SMS system that communicates with those parents whose children are absent. If your child is late and the Attendance Register has already been marked in their class, there is a chance you may receive an SMS saying that your child is absent. Teachers do their very best to monitor the attendance of students but we don’t always get it right particularly with relief teachers and when students head off to specialist teachers (Art, Music, PE or Bounce Back) at the beginning of the day. Getting a Late Note will ensure parents will not receive a SMS from the school.
KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS FOR 2024
Wellard PS is now taking enrolments for Kindergarten for 2024. Enrolments will close on Friday 21st July (Week 1 Term 3). It is most important that you enrol your Kindergarten child for next year as soon as possible. Please speak with neighbours etc. who you know need to enrol their child. To be eligible for enrolment, students need to be born between 1st July 2019 and 30th June 2020. When enrolling your child, you will need to come into the office and provide the following:
- Copy of your child’s Birth Certificate
- Up to date Immunisation Records
- Proof of Address that you reside in our local intake area – preferably a utility bill in your name that is no older than three months.
Please note that students who live within our local intake area will be prioritised for enrolment. Our local intake area can be found within “Schools Online” on the Department of Education’s website.
PLEASE NOTE: We only have 120 places for Kindergarten students in 2024 – we have already distributed 109 enrolment packages, leaving 11 left. Once we will fill the 120 places, we will not be able to receive any more enrolments, so it is very important enrolments are completed as soon as possible.
Payment of Voluntary Contributions is now due. Funds raised through these contributions are used to purchase resources etc. to complement the educational programs we run throughout the school. Thank you to those families who have already paid their contributions. As a school we are always conscious of the costs we seek from parents in relation to educational activities.
Kindergarten – Year 6 - $60 per child per year.
Our preferred way of payment is by using our Qkr App, please see attached PDF for details.
School contributions can also be paid at the office or by direct deposit
Account Name: Wellard Primary School
(Please use the student’s surname as reference)
BSB: 066 040 Account Number 19901412
INTERM SWIMMING LESSONS (PP – YR 6)
I must congratulate all students who have been participating in swimming lessons. Although the weather has been quite cool, students are still keen to participate. Thank you to parents/carers for labelling all items and for having students well organised.
FREE DRESS DAY
This Friday 30th June, all students and staff are invited to come to school in their PJ’s (no donation required)
LAST DAY OF TERM
This Friday 30th June is the last day of term. Students return on Monday 17th July. Thanks everyone and have a relaxing break to those lucky enough to have one.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION UPDATE
The Year 6 students and selected Year 5 students got to represent Wellard Primary School in Netball, AFL, Soccer and Hockey at the KSSA Interschool Winter Sports Lightning Carnival last Friday, June 23. All teams played well, with all students giving their personal best, in somewhat trying weather conditions throughout several matches against other schools in the Kwinana district. Every participating team won at least two matches on the day.
A big thank you goes out to all staff, students, parents and community members who supported this event; with special thanks going to Mr Lincoln Matrozis, Mrs Alanna Matrozis and Mrs Angela Whisson, who gave up their time to help organise and run competing teams on the day.
The list of teams and their overall results are as follows:
Netball A – second in group and third overall
Hockey – second in group and third overall
Netball B - second in group and fourth overall
Soccer – third in group and fifth overall
AFL - third in group and fifth overall
David McIntyre and Matthew Paparone.
Physical Education Specialists
WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY TERM 3
As part of Wellard Primary School’s commitment to reducing our waste to landfill, we are holding waste-free lunch days every Wednesday starting at the beginning of Term 3.
For more information, please see your child’s classroom connect page.