Newsletter 15, Term 3, Week 10, 20 September 2022

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

As we come to the end of Term 3, I would like to say a big thank you to all members of the school community for your support and perseverance over this time. Once again, we experienced ongoing challenges in regards to Covid-19 that made life a little more complicated from time to time. Hopefully with the warmer weather almost upon us, there will be a decline in general illness across the school providing us all with a more positive outlook as we move towards the end of the year.

I would like to acknowledge two staff who will be leaving us at the end of this term. To Mrs Nicole Beaman (MCS who is taking up a position at Jurien Bay DHS) and to Mrs Janelle Campbell (Pre-primary teacher who is going on Parental Leave) I would like to thank and wish them all the best and hope all goes well with their future endeavours. Mrs Deanne Tabone will be replacing Mrs Beaman and Miss Jess Foster will be replacing Mrs Campbell.

It is hard to believe that we will be commencing Term 4 in a couple of weeks, this being the final term for our Year 6 students at Wellard Primary School.  I would like to wish all of these students all the best and hope they continue to work hard throughout the term. 

OPEN NIGHT

This evening, 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 choir will be performing at 5.45pm whilst the P&C have organised a sausage sizzle and a bake sale outside the Assembly Area. Looking forward to seeing you there.

HOUSE JUMPS AND THROWS AND K/PP CARNIVAL

Congratulations to all students on the level of sportsmanship they displayed throughout the days and

the way they conducted themselves particularly with the average weather. Well done Mr Paparone and Mr McIntyre on the organisation of the days. I would also like to thank and acknowledge the efforts of Kindergarten and Pre-primary staff for preparing their students for their carnival last Friday. A reminder that we will be conducting out Yr 1 – 6 House Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 12th October (Week 1, Term 4).

PHOTOGRAPHS OF STUDENTS

In recent weeks we have had events where it has provided the opportunity for parents to take photographs of their own children. We have a number of parents who have requested their child’s photograph not be used by the school on Facebook, Instagram etc. for a range of reasons. I request that when taking photographs of your own child, please do not post them on social media if the identity of other students can be determined.

SCHOOL PHOTOS (KAPTURE)

Parents are reminded that our school photos will be conducted between Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st October Week 2, Term 4). Parents are encouraged to order online, however, an envelope with payment can be brought in on the day. Please refer to a Connect notice sent home yesterday in regards to the schedule of class photos etc.

MORE FREE RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS (RATs)

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 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.

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

END OF TERM DATES

The last day of term is Friday 23rd September with students returning on Monday 10th October. There is no School Development Day on the first day of Term Four.

Have a great break everyone!

Geoff Miller

Principal

P&C NEWS 

Your P&C have worked really hard in the last 2 weeks, in preparation for open night.

We will be serving a sausage sizzle, with halal and vegetarian options available. As well as a healthy cake stall, 2nd hand uniforms for sale. And, let us not forget our raffle, tickets will be available to purchase at open night.

If you can spare some time on Tuesday to assist us in selling raffle tickets or serving food, we would be very grateful. It's a huge job on a night like this, and the more help we have the better, and this also means our amazing P&C members will be able to see their own children's class room.

Dates for your diary:

Term 4's P&C general meeting will be held in

Week 3 and 7 in the staff room, commencing at 1.45pm we would love to see you.

Every dollar we raise will be going towards our sustainable garden.

Many Thanks

Kelly

P&C President

Wellard Primary School Community | Facebook 

BULLYING ZERO INCURSION

Students in Year 5 and 6 have been learning about Cyber Safety and how to be responsible digital citizens.

On Monday the 29th of August, Megan from Bullying Zero delivered 3 sessions to our students. Year 5 students were given the ‘Understanding Bullying’ presentation. During this session the students defined the term bullying, gave examples and non-examples of bullying as well as learning a range of effective strategies to deal with these situations. In the ‘New Beginnings’ presentation Year 6 students talked about transitioning from primary school to high school and the common fears that come with that change. Finally, the Year 5 and 6 students joined for ‘SafetyNet’ a session focussed on age restrictions for social media apps and games, online activity, digital footprint and respectful online behaviour.

 

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BOB AWARDS Week 8

 

 

BOB Certificate for:

 

GETTING ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS 

Is being a good team member, playing positively with your classmates, taking turns and sharing, and looking out for others

 

EC4

Evie

Room 10

Klein

EC6

Sukhmani

Room 12

Tori

EC8

Savanna

Room 15

Rachael

Room 2

Arzoyi

Room 16

Teodor

Room 4

Aria

Room 18

Marie

Room 5

Indi

Room 23

Ryder

Room 8

Lachie

Room 25

Zara

MERIT AWARDS

Term 3 Week 8 Pink Assembly

EC4

 Reggie

Room 8

 Sofia

Room 23

 Kai

 

 Misa

 

 Esther

 

 Taisha

EC6

 Storm

Room 10

 Savannah

Room 25

 Mitchell

 

 Georgia

 

 Amrita

 

 Riya

EC8

 Savanna

Room 12

 Devanj

Phys Ed

 Miere Rosa

 

 

 

 Anika

 

 Breiden

Room 2

 Carla

Room 15

 Jude

Art

 Lana

 

 Naksh

 

 Kylie

 

 Matilda

Room 4

 Skyla

Room 16

 Ayaan

Noongar

 Ayaan

 

 Adeshveer

 

 Mia

 

 Adeshveer

Room 5

 Thomas

Room 18

 Ruby

Music

 Sela

 

 Cash

 

 Promise-Jayde

 

 Indi

 

 

 

 

Science

 Amrita

 

 

 

 

 

 Jack

 

 

 

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Positive Partnerships will be running a FREE 2-day workshop for parents/carers on 19th and 20th October at The Cruising Yacht Club of WA, Rockingham. This workshop is for parents, carers, grandparents, and kinship carers who support a school aged child on the autism spectrum (or still considering/undergoing assessment).

 

These are fully funded by the Australian government, and includes morning tea and lunch on both days.

 

Would you please share this with your families, and any other contacts that may be interested? I have attached a pdf flyer with more information about the workshop, and a jpg that can be added into newsletters or social media posts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Families can register via our website www.positivepartnerships.com.au or they can get in touch with me and I can assist.

We sincerely appreciate your help and support!

 

Warm regards,

Gee

 

Gee van der Watt           Workshop Delivery Leader

T 0425 637 829               M 0425 637 829



www.positivepartnerships.com.au