Newsletter 13, Term 3, Week 6, 23 August 2021



A big thank you to the 30 parents who attended our AGM yesterday afternoon in the Staff Room. It is our biggest gathering since our first P&C Meeting in 2018. I am very pleased to announce that we now have a P&C Executive and so we can now proceed to undertake fundraising activities, ensure the canteen remains open and have the opportunity to expend P&C Funds. Congratulations to the following people who filled the positions on our P&C:


President: Mrs Kelly Mattravers

Vice President: Mrs Ashleigh Patterson

Secretary: Mrs Teegan Kirk

Treasurer: Mr Tony John

Executive Members: Mrs Sarah Hamilton, Mrs Sarah Peterson, Miss Mell Allegretta and Mrs Alix Andriani


Fundraising Committee: Mrs Tamara Hutt, Mrs Alix Andriani, Mrs Sarah Peterson, Miss Mell Allegretta, Mrs Navjot Kasturi and Miss Nafeesa Fredericks.

The next meeting for our P&C will be held on Monday 12th September at 1.40pm – 2.40pm in the Staff Room.

In closing, I would also like to thank and acknowledge Mrs Bessie Leslie (P&C President) and Mrs Kirsten Patheyjohns (Vice President) for their efforts in trying to maintain the P&C over the last couple of years.


Families are now able to access a further 20 free Rapid Antigen Tests per student. These tests can be picked up from the office between 8am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday. A Connect notice was sent home on Thursday of last week with more information. 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.


On Tuesday 20th September (Week 10), Wellard PS will be conducting an Open Night where parents are able to visit their child’s classroom and where they can be shown the wonderful work they have been doing throughout the year.

Classrooms will be open between 4.00 – 6.00pm. Please note there will not be sufficient time for you to organise a meeting with your child’s teacher during Open Night. This is to be arranged for another time. We do hope that parents (particularly Dads) take up this opportunity to visit Wellard PS.

BOOK WEEK (WEEK 6: 22nd – 26th August)

For Book Week, the staff have recorded a special performance which will be shared with students throughout next week. A big thank you to Miss Alden and Mr Simmons for organising this performance and to all staff who participated. We will then be having our Book Week Parade on Thursday 25th August commencing at 8.50am in the quadrangle area. Throughout the week we will have daily book readings over the PA and a bunch of activities happening in each class. Thank you to Mrs Gibson and Miss Alden for overseeing Book Week!


Mrs Jane Rogers, our school librarian, has organised for our Book Fair to be conducted between Tuesday 30th August – Monday 5th September (Weeks 7 & 8). Students and parents will be given time before and after school to purchase books and other book related items. A portion of the overall expenditure is returned to the library to purchase more books. Thank you to Mrs Rogers for again coordinating our Book Fair.


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.


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 3 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.


I would just like to congratulate Mrs Singleton on the organisation of Science Week. It was great to see so many students and families engage in science activities throughout the week and have their work on display in the library. Thanks Mrs Singleton!!


Our next assembly will be conducted by Miss Salvia’s Year 3 class (Rm 5) on Friday 26th August (Week 6) commencing at 8.50am in the Assembly Area. Miss Clay’s Year 1 class (Rm 22) will conduct their assembly on Friday 2nd September (Week 7).


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


Parents are asked to write their child’s name on all uniform items, particularly zip up jackets. Having their name on it ensures they are promptly returned to the child concerned.  I also suggest students leave their hat at school to prevent them from leaving them at home. They can still take them home every few weeks for a wash.


I would like to remind all school community members that the Disabled Parking Bays are only for those vehicles that have ACROD stickers. Please, DO NOT park in these bays at any time unless your vehicle is stickered accordingly.

Kind regards

Geoff Miller



This term, students have been training hard in preparation for the various carnival days that will be happening later in Term 3 and Term 4. On the 15th of September, all students who have been selected through trials, will be competing in the jumps and throws day. On this day, the events included are: long jump, triple jump, shot put, javelin, vortex throw, 200m and the 400m. In order for students to have been selected for these events, they must have finished inside the top four for their house and gender during trials held throughout Term 3. The 400 metre event is open to all students (Year 1 – 6) who would like to participate. The following day, on the 16th of September, will be the 800 metres. Just like the 400m, the 800m will be open to all students from (Year 4 – 6).

The Kindy/PP carnival will also be held on the morning of the 16th of September. All students in Kindy and Pre Primary will be involved in races and games. Our main house carnival will be conducted on the 12th of October. All students will be involved in at least one race, 6 tabloid games and at least one team game. The carnival will be an all day event, so if you are free that day, come along and support our students in our 5th athletics carnival since opening in 2018.

Kind Regards

Phys Ed Specialist Teachers

Matt Paperone and David McIntryre



In Week 7, our library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair and we would love to see you there!

You and your child will have the opportunity to explore a huge range of affordable books featuring characters and subjects that kids love and want to read about. From newly released books and bestsellers to award-winning titles and classics.

This is also a great way for you to learn about, and discuss your child's interests and every book sold benefits our school by earning reward points to purchase new resources to add our library and classrooms.

Scholastic Book Fairs help us show students the wonder of reading. After all, when kids choose their own books, they will be more excited to read, and they will naturally read more!

Kind Regards

Mrs Jane Rogers


Dates:   September 1st – September 5th

Time:     8.15 am – 3.45pm

Place:    Library


Term 3 Week 4 Pink Assembly



Room 8


Room 23
















Room 10


Room 25
















Room 12


Phys Ed
















Room 15










Room 2








Room 16










Room 4








Room 18










Room 5






























Term 3 Week 5  Blue Assembly



Room 9


Room 22










Room 13


Room 24








Room 1


Room 14


Phys Ed








Room 3


Room 17










Room 6


Room 19










Room 7


Room 20



 Te Rau