Newsletter 10 Term 3, Week 2, 27 July 2021

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Welcome back everyone to a very cold and wet Term 3!!  We have much ahead of us including athletics carnivals, music events, Book Fair, Open Night and NAIDOC Week. You can keep yourself informed through the newsletter or the calendar that appears on our website. Open Night will be occurring on Tuesday 21st September (Week 10) from 4 – 6pm. This is a great opportunity for parents and carers to come into the school so that your child can share their wonderful learning. I encourage all parents to keep in touch with your child’s teacher particularly if you have any concerns about their learning. NAIDOC Week will also be happening in the last week of term so we have much to look forward to.

TRAFFIC WARDEN

You may have noticed Mr Matrozis and myself overseeing the traffic warden role before and after school. Unfortunately, our current Traffic Warden is in quarantine after returning from a holiday in Queensland. Mr Matrozis and I are very much looking forward to her return next week. Thank you to all parents and guardians for your cooperation during this time.

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P&C MEETING 1.45pm 4TH AUGUST

Reminder to parents that we have a P&C Meeting in the Staff Room on Wednesday 4th August commencing at 1.45pm. These meetings are finished within an hour so that parents can pick up students after school. Come along, have a coffee and find out what is happening in our school.

 

The P&C Association has added their own page to this newsletter to keep everyone informed about their activities. Please read it carefully and contact the P&C as detailed on the last page of this newsletter.

CONFIRMATION OF PRE-PRIMARY ENROLMENTS FOR 2022

Last term, all Kindergarten parents received a form to complete in regards to enrolling their child for Pre-primary for 2022. It is most important these forms are completed and submitted by Friday 24th September. Please contact the office if you have any queries.

CONFIRMATION OF KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS FOR 2022

Thank you to those parents who submitted their child’s Kindergarten Application for Enrolment for 2022. We’ve had a number of parents who have taken

enrolment forms and are yet to return them. It is most important these are submitted as soon as possible so that we can begin our planning for next year. When enrolment is confirmed we will also ask parents for their preference of days. This will all be explained in the correspondence.  Please note that we will not be confirming the exact days that Kindergarten children will be attending until early Term 4. This is because we would like to organise for parents and their child/ren to visit the Kindergarten before we make any decision about grouping students. The school is very aware that parents need to attend to childcare arrangements in planning for 2022.

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Parents and guardians are reminded that we have a School Development Day on Monday 16th August (Week 5). Students DO NOT come to school this day as staff will be involved in professional learning.

NEXT ASSEMBLIES

Our next assembly will be conducted by Mrs Campbell’s Pre-primary class (EC5) on Friday 30th July (Week 2) commencing at 8.50am in the Assembly Area. Miss Cahill’s Year 3 class will conduct their assembly on Friday 6th August (Week 3).

P&C FREE DRESS DAY FUNDRAISER (THURSDAY 29th JULY)

The P&C is beginning their fundraising in Term 3 with a Free Dress Day on Thursday 29th July (Week 2). All students are encouraged to wear free dress to school for a gold coin donation that will go towards our sustainability garden.

CHAMPIONS SOCCER CARNIVAL

On Friday 30th July we have a number of students who will be representing Wellard Primary School at the Champions Soccer Carnival which will be held at Beale Park in Spearwood. I would like to wish them all the best and thank Mr Paparone and Mr McIntyre for spending a great deal of their own time in preparing students for this carnival. Good luck!!

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS MUSIC SOCIETY

Under the guidance of Ms Amanda Makanza and Miss Ash Alden, our school choir has been preparing itself for their performance at the Crown Theatre on the evening of Tuesday 10th August. Parents and guardians who are interested in attending can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster (search for Schools Make Music) at $30 per ticket. I would like to acknowledge and thank Miss Makanza and Miss Ash Alden for preparing our school choir for this event.

INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY EVENT

Selected students from Years 3 – 6 will be participating in the Interschool Cross Country Oval at Thomas Oval, Medina on Friday 6th August. Mr Paparone has already sent home letters to those students who are participating. I wish them all the best and have no doubt they will represent Wellard PS with the highest level of pride and sportsmanship. A big thank you to Mr Paparone and Mr McIntyre for organising! Good luck everyone.

VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

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

DOGS NOT PERMITTED ON SCHOOL GROUNDS

Parents and guardians are reminded not to bring their dog onto school grounds (includes car park) at any time. Whilst your dog might be very friendly and affectionate, circumstances may occur where children are placed in a position of discomfort and/or danger due to the presence of your pet.

USING EMAIL

A reminder to all parents, that corresponding with staff using email is a very effective strategy in communicating with the school.  All staff have email

addresses making it easier to explain absences, request an interview or clarify questions about homework etc.  Please seek the email address of your child’s teacher through the front office.

STRANGER DANGER

As it is the beginning of the term, I urge you all to talk to your child or children about walking safely to and from school. Following are some suggestions to help your child/children stay safe.  Please ask your child to:

 

•        Always travel in company

•        Walk on the right hand side of the road so you face oncoming traffic

•        Wherever possible, leave space between yourself and the roadway

•        Stay in areas that are well lit

•        Stay in view – avoid going into areas that are hidden from view (such as parkland bush or behind shopping centres) and plan trips to avoid such locations

•        Be alert – earphones and headphones can reduce your awareness considerably

•        If you have a mobile phone, have it turned on and ready to dial an emergency number

•        If a passing car stops nearby never get too close

•        Do not hesitate to run from a situation in which you feel at risk

•        Provide this advice to brothers and sisters, especially if younger

•     Report suspicious behaviour to parents, school and the police, noting number plates of cars and/or clothing or distinguishing features of individuals.

Remember to call 131 444 or the local station to report an incident to police or 1800 333 000 to reach crime stoppers. Only call 000 in case of an emergency.

TERM PLANNER

Please refer to our school website (https://wellardps.wa.edu.au) for the Term Planner and noticeboard. I find Google Chrome works better that Internet Explorer when accessing the site. By clicking on the “CALENDAR” you will be able to access the planner and then click on the event (in most events) for more information.

Kind regards

 

Geoff Miller

Principal

Email: geoff.miller@education.wa.edu.au

ARTS

A huge thank you to all the families who donated scrap materials and wool etc for Art. It is much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Mrs Rochelle Protzman

Visual Arts Teacher

 

 

 

 

Term 2 Week 10 Assembly

EC5

Konstance

 

Room 12

Zoe

Matthew

 

Leilani

EC6

Flynn

 

Room 15

Jaxon

Kaylan

 

Aiza

Room 1

Tai

 

Room 16

Parlok

Shayaan

 

Brax

Room 3

Sebastian

 

Room 17

Abirami

Moana

 

Luke

Room 6

Kailis

 

Room 20

Isabella

Bonnie

 

Enzo

Room 7

Rianna

 

Phys Ed

Parlokjot

Kyle

 

Ian

Room 10

Tom

 

Art

Coopah

Zoey

 

Phillip

Room 11

Isabella

 

Noongar

Marie

Mark

 

Ayeisha

 

 

 

Music

Om

 

 

 

Lana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Dress Day

Join the fun on Thursday 29th July bring a gold coin donation for Free Dress Thursday. Funds raised go towards the Sustainability Garden Project.

 

 

Upcycled Uniforms

2nd hand uniforms are now available for purchase from the front office. Uniform shop open Tuesday’s 2.30pm-4pm CASH ONLY.

 

Containers for Change

Our goal is to have 21 recycling families by the end of 2021!  Join the team, teach your kids about the environment & support the P&C to raise funds for our Sustainability Garden.

All you need to do is:

  1. Collect eligible bottles at home
  2. Deliver to a collection point like Exchange Depot WA - Containers for Change in Kwinana
  3. Quote scheme ID: C10407164 to donate to Wellard P&C

 

 

 

 

 

 

For all enquiries about P&C News please contact:

wellardpandc@gmail.com

or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wellardpandc/

Canteen Volunteers URGENTLY required.

It’s essential to keep the canteen operating that we have a fantastic crew of volunteers to support Linda, Canteen Coordinator.

If you have 2-3 hrs you could give 1x a term we would love to hear from you. (see contact details below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Hour Vower

Do you have 2 hours you could give to help make our school great?

We need YOU!

Pick up a vow form at the office and join the merry crew of helpers donating their time and expertise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in joining the committee?

We would love to see new members at our next meeting Wednesday August 4th 1.45pm Staff Room.