Newsletter 12, Term 3, Week 4, 9 August 2022

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Last Friday, I met with 17 parents who are interested in re-establishing the P&C. The meeting was very positive with lots of ideas being suggested to attract more members. The purpose and function of the P&C was outlined and we also talked about the most effective ways in communicating with the school community. The P&C meets twice a term with it’s main aim being to raise funds to improve/increase the facilities for students at Wellard PS. The Sustainability Garden is the main project along with keeping the canteen open. The more parents we have, the greater capacity the P&C will have in raising funds and improving the school for all students. We have decided to conduct our Annual General Meeting in the Staff Room on Monday 22nd August (Week 6) commencing at 1.45pm and concluding by 2.40pm in time for pick up. So instead of sitting inside your car waiting to pick up your child, please come into the Staff Room, have a coffee and find out about the P&C. Thank you to everyone who attended last Friday, your input was greatly appreciated and it gives me great confidence about the future of our P&C. Please do not hesitate to contact me via phone or email if you have any questions.

MORE FREE RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS (RATs)

Families will soon be able to access a further 20 free Rapid Antigen Tests per student. Information will be coming home in the near future on how these RATs are to be distributed once we have received them. Please note we are not permitted to send the RATs home with primary school aged children. Do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any queries.

CONFIRMATION OF PRE-PRIMARY ENROLMENTS FOR 2023

Last term, all Kindergarten parents received a form to complete in regards to enrolling their child for Pre-primary for 2023.

It is most important these forms are completed and submitted by Friday 23rd September. Please contact the office if you have any queries.

CONFIRMATION OF KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS FOR 2023

Thank you to those parents who submitted their child’s Kindergarten Application for Enrolment for 2023. 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. At this point in time, we only have 12 positions available for 2023. When an 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 2023.

SCIENCE WEEK

We are very fortunate to have appointed Mrs Kylea Singleton as our Science Specialist teacher at Wellard PS. Mrs Singleton will be organising a range of activities for Science Week which will be occurring in Week 5. (16th – 19th August). Please see the end of this newsletter for more info.

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Parents and guardians are reminded that we have a School Development Day on Monday 15th 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 Mr Simmon’s Year 5 class (Rm 18) on Friday 12th August (Week 4) commencing at 8.50am in the Assembly Area. EC 5 & 7 will conduct their assembly on Friday 19th August (Week 6).


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

BSB: 066 040    Account Number 19901412

(Please use the student’s surname as reference)

 

Kind regards

 

Geoff Miller

Principal

INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

Well done to all our students who participated in the Interschool Cross Country. Wellard Primary displayed great sportsmanship and excellent behaviour throughout the day. We were rewarded with some great results finishing 4th overall out of 9 schools. This is the best placing Wellard has received in its 5 year history!

We also had 3 students finish in the top 3 with all receiving a medal for their efforts.

Mackenzie - Year 3 (Bronze Medal)

Joyce          - Year 4 (Bronze Medal)

Ruby           - Year 5 (Silver Medal)

Thank you, to all the families that came and supported our students.

 

Kind Regards

Matthew Paparone

Health & Physical Education Specialist

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NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK – WEEK 5 - 16TH TO 19TH AUGUST 2022

National Science Week is Australia’s national annual celebration of all things Science and Technology. This year at Wellard Primary School we are going to celebrate in a number of different ways that will showcase student’s scientific knowledge, interest, and investigative skills.

SCIENCE FAIR

To kick Science Week off at Wellard PS we are going to be holding our very first annual Science Fair for students in Years 1 to 6. Students are invited to independently design a project based on a science topic that is of interest to them. Students can work alone, in pairs, or in a group. I have put some ideas on your child’s class CONNECT page under the ‘Library’ tab, along with the guidelines that students must follow when designing and completing their project. The Science Fair is not compulsory but I would love for as many students as possible to participate. This is an activity that is to be completed at home. Parents/family are encouraged to help, but the majority of the work must be completed by the child. Submissions in the Science Fair must be given to me in the science room no later than Friday 12th August 2022. Entries will be displayed in the library during Science Week – 16th – 19th August 2022.

Colouring Competition

There will be a colouring competition for students in Kindy to Year 2. These will be sent home with students next week and will need to be returned by Friday 12th August for judging. Entries will be displayed on the windows of the library during Science Week. Prize winners will be announced on Tuesday 16th August 2022.

Science Scavenger Hunt

The Science Scavenger Hunt will keep students in Years 1 to 6 engaged as they solve clues and search the school for answers. Students that wish to participate in the Scavenger Hunt will need to get a clue sheet from the science room and complete it during their recess and/or lunch breaks. Entries are to be submitted by Thursday 18th August 2022. All correct entries will be placed in a draw. Winners will be announced on Friday 19th August 2022.

Please feel free to come and visit me in the science room if you have any questions.

 

Kind Regards

 

Mrs Kylea Singleton

Science Specialist

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MERIT AWARDS

Term 2 Week 10  Pink Assembly

EC4

 Alex

Room 8

 Lachie

Room 23

 Stelle

 

 Samar

 

 Zoe

 

 Noah

EC6

 William

Room 10

 Ruby

Room 25

 Vaishnavi

 

 Reid

 

 Isabella

 

 Jax

EC8

 Harshan

Room 12

 Macayla

Phys Ed

 Ryder

 

 Lauryn

 

 Ryder

 

 Ollie

Room 2

 Teana

Room 15

 Tyler

Art

 Brielle

 

 Isla

 

 Rachael

 

 Jamie

Room 4

 Blake

Room 16

 Ashiatu

Noongar

 Jade

 

 Alex

 

 Tiyanna

 

 Savannah

Room 5

 Akira

Room 18

 Shreya

Music

 Isabella

 

 Natalie

 

 Penleigh

 

 Jessica

 

 

 

 

Science

 Harpreet

 

 

 

 

 

 Pax

Term 3 Week 3  Blue Assembly

EC5

 Reid

Room 7

  Marlie

Room 20

Te Rehu

 

 Azaria

 

  Ruqiah

 

Diego

BOB

 Hunter

BOB

  Chris

 

Gurasees

EC7

 Luka

Room 9

 Vritti

Room 22

 Reef

 

 Ruhika

 

 Nikko

 

 Symphony

BOB

 Isla

BOB

 Hannah

BOB

 Blake

Room 1

 Aarvi

Room 13

 Kabir

Room 24

 Jason

 

 Imarni

 

 Allyssa

 

 Taranveer

BOB

  Aerith

BOB

 Karanveer

BOB

 Mhel

Room 3

  Sujot

Room 14

 Meher

Phys Ed

 Tayne

 

  Te Rau

 

 Umar

 

 Grantley

BOB

  Lena

BOB

 Ishaan

Science

 Ruby

Room 6

  Adithi

Room 17

 Jade-Aroha

 

 Cash

 

  Sheridyn

 

 Zac

Music

 Yue

BOB

  Natania

BOB

Joyce-Anna

 

 Ayva

 

 

Room 19

 Isabella

Noongar

  Ayva

 

 

 

 Sean

 

 Ethan

 

 

BOB

 Bonnie

 

 Jessica