Newsletter 13 Term 3 Week 8


Yesterday we sent home Individual Student Reports to the parents of Year 3 & 5 students who sat NAPLAN earlier this year. Please check your child’s bag for a large white envelope if you have not received your child’s report. These reports have been released well in advance to what was expected. In fact, the school has received no whole school data about the performance of our students other than what appears on these student reports. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have any queries in regards to the report. A pamphlet was inserted in the envelope providing you with some information on how to read the report. I will provide the school community with a report in a future newsletter once we have received the data.


As we get closer to the warmer months we still have quite a few students (and staff) who are suffering from a range of illnesses. I ask that if your child is coughing and spluttering please keep them home until they have fully recovered. Sending children to school when they are sick can result in students and staff coming down with the same illness. Your cooperation with this is greatly appreciated.


Mrs Horsten, our Canteen Supervisor, is in desperate need of volunteers in the canteen on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  You might have a couple of hours available in the morning or the afternoon, any contribution will be greatly appreciated. Please see Mrs Horsten if you are available.


Our next assembly will be conducted by Mrs Hart’s class (Rm 15, Yr 3) on Friday 10th September (Week 8) commencing at 8.50am in the Assembly Area. Mrs Neidig’s Year 3 class (Rm 14) class will conduct their assembly on Monday 20th September at the beginning of NAIDOC Week. Miss Griffin’s class (Yr 2, Rm 6) will hold their assembly on the last day of term, Friday 24th September.


Our next P&C Meeting will be conducted on Wednesday 8th September (tomorrow evening) between 6.30 – 7.30pm in the Staff Room. Come along and have a coffee.


On Tuesday 21st September (Week 10), Wellard PS will be conducting an Open Night where parents are able to visit their child’s classroom and participate in a learning journey guided by their child. 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.


The school library conducted a Book Fair between Tuesday 23rd August and Monday 6th September. Students were able to purchase books and many other items before and after school. This event is the major fund raising activity for the school library where funds raised will be used to purchase new books. I am pleased to announce the school community purchased just over $5368.40 worth of books resulting in a commission of $1610.52. Parents purchased and donated books to the library to the value of $300.  These funds will be used to purchase more books for our library. Congratulations Mrs Rogers in organising Book Week and the Book Fair. We are very fortunate to have such a passionate librarian who goes above and beyond what is required. Thank you Mrs Rogers.

Thank you to the parents and carers (and staff) who made our Book Week Parade such a fabulous success. It was so pleasing to see so many students go to the effort of coming to school as their favourite book character. Thanks everyone!


At the 2021 election, the McGowan Government made a commitment to boost science resources at public primary schools. I am pleased to announce that Wellard Primary School will receive a $25000 science equipment grant and science laboratory conversion. We have not been informed of a date for this project to commence but I will keep the community up to date as information becomes available.


Hopefully during the school holidays, we will have a range of playground equipment installed throughout our various grassed areas, excluding the quadrangle area. This is to cater for our increased enrolments and to try and spread the play area of students over a greater area. This equipment is designed so that students can balance on, swing on or jump over. We have also purchased two heavy duty ping pong tables that students will be able to use at recess and lunch time. A range of bench areas where students can eat their lunch or just have a chat will also be installed. We are still waiting commencement confirmation about the installation of air conditioning in the Assembly Area and the Kiss and Drive Shelter.


This year our carnival will be conducted over the following days:

  • Kindergarten and Pre-primary Carnival: Monday 13th September 8.50am – 10.40am.
  • Year 1 – 6 Jumps and Throws: Tuesday 14th September
  • Year 1 – 6 Carnival: Thursday 16th September

A note will be going home in the next couple of days with more information about the days.

Kindy and Pre-primary carnival will be held on Monday 13th September on the school oval from 8.50am to 10.40am. Parents are invited to watch the carnival and Pre-primary parents can join their children for recess afterwards.


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


Mr Matrozis will be on LSL as of Monday 13th September for the rest of this term.


The last day of term is Friday 24th September with students returning on Monday 11th October. There is no School Development Day on the first day of Term Four.

Kind regards

Geoff Miller




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Interested in joining the committee?

We are hoping to include more working parents by alternating between afternoon and evening meetings. We would love to see new members at our next meeting Wednesday Sept 8th 6.15pm Staff Room.


Containers for Change

Home Collection

May thanks to all the families who have already started making a change and donating to the P&C.


Our goal is to have 21 recycling families by the end of 2021!  Join the change makers, 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






Seeking a new Superhero Secretary (Our current secretary has had to resign due to health reasons.)

The individual would be the secretary for the remainder of 2021, ideally with interest in taking on the role in the new year. Please contact us to find out more about the role.

Sausage Sizzle

The P&C will be running a sausage sizzle and drink stall at the Athletics Carnival Thursday 16th Sept

Accepting cash and Eftpos sales from spectators on the day.

Please order through QuickCliq for your kids ASAP orders now open.

Sausage Sizzle Volunteers If you are able to help out on the day please contact the P&C page. (We will ensure you are able to get to see your kids races.)


Canteen Volunteers

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

Many thanks to the volunteer who have given their time so generously so far this term:  Kaliah Peel, Katie Anderson, Bessie Leslie, Tzega Geleta, Sarah Hamilton Alix Andriani, Tonia Hayward & Tsega Geleta

Upcycled Uniforms

Opening Times

Uniform shop open Tuesday’s 2.30pm-4pm Front office CASH ONLY.


Uniform Donations can be dropped at reception. All proceeds go to the P&C Fundraising Account, this year focused on the Sustainability please contact: