Newsletter 19, Term 4, Week 8, 29 November 2022

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

At the end of each year we have a number of teaching and non-teaching staff who move on to different roles or positions throughout the system.  I would like to thank and acknowledge the following staff for their contribution to the education of students at Wellard Primary School over recent years.

  • Miss Olivia Neesham (Contract Finished)
  • Mrs Emily Cobbett (Parental Leave)
  • Miss Jemma Wright (Parental Leave)
  • Miss Anna Clay (Contract Finished)
  • Miss Denielle Borcich (Moving to another School)
  • Miss Sheridan Evans (Moving to another School)
  • Miss Brooke Salvia (Contract Finished)
  • Miss Bella Vinten (Moving to another School)
  • Miss Melinda Bryson (Contract Finished)
  • Mr Brenton Simmons (Remote Leave – returning 2024)
  • Miss Laura Heuer (Moving to another School)
  • Miss Amanda Makanza (Parental Leave)
  • Mr Dylan Collard (Resigning)
  • Katrina Holberton (Moving to another School)
  • Kim McCallum (Contract Finished)
  • Nicole Beaman (Moved to another School)

It is not uncommon for a school to have a staff move on in the 5th and 6th year after opening. I do encourage staff to seek out experiences in other schools working in a different context and with a different principal. I would sincerely like to thank each of these staff members for their contribution to our school. They have displayed high levels of professionalism and dedication to improving the educational outcomes of all students. On behalf of the school community I would like to wish them all the best for the future. In the next newsletter I will be announcing the new staff commencing at Wellard PS in 2023.

BOOKLISTS 2023

Booklists for 2023 were distributed on Thursday 10th November. Parents wanting to pick up their Booklist items from school (Wednesday 25th January 12.30pm – 1.15pm) need to return their order to Wellard PS by Thursday 15th December. Please see the information sent home for more details about the ordering process.

Booklists can also be found on our website and in the library section of Connect.

IF YOU ARE LEAVING

We are currently planning for 2023 and would like for parents to contact us if they are leaving. This is also the case if you are going on holidays and not returning for the first day of the school year. This can be done by contacting the front office.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (OPEN MEETING)

Every year the School Board conducts an Open Meeting whereby members of the school community have the opportunity to attend and gain some understanding of the functions of the Board. Our next School Board Meeting will occur on Wednesday 7th December (Week 9) commencing at 7pm in the Staff Room. The School Board consists of Sarah Hamilton (Board Chair), Emma Castle (Parent Rep), Pippa Braig (Parent Rep), Angela Whisson (Parent Rep), Navjot Kasturi (Parent Rep), Jacob Solomon (Community Rep), Laura Heuer (Teacher), Sarah Le Provost (Teacher), Rebecca Lanzel (Deputy Principal) and Geoff Miller (Principal).  If you are interested in attending this meeting, contact the office so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Please see any of the above members if you have any issues you would like discussed.

CLASS AWARD ASSEMBLY & YEAR 6 GRADUATION

A reminder that our Class Award Assemblies will be conducted on Tuesday 13th December commencing at 8.50am. The PP – Yr 2 assembly will commence at 8.50am whilst the Yr 3 – 6 assembly commences at 9.50am. Our Year 6 Graduation Ceremony will occur at 8.50am on Wednesday 15th December in the Assembly Area. 

CLASS PARTIES

We have decided to conduct our end of year class parties on different days so that we can better manage such events in the context of a large school. PP – Year 2 will conduct their parties on Tuesday 13th December whilst Year 3 – 5 classes will conduct their parties on Wednesday 14th December. Parents are asked to provide healthy food options where possible.

STUDENT REPORTS

Student reports will be available on Connect on Monday 12th December (Pre-primary to Year 6). Kindergarten students will receive a printed report.  Parents are most welcome to organise a teacher interview in the last week of term.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Parents are reminded that students finish the school year on Thursday 15th December.

CLASS STRUCTURES 2023

The school is still working on class structures for next year due to the ongoing number of enrolments we are receiving. Class lists will be placed on the office windows as of Monday 30th January. Please note the office does not open for the school year until Wednesday 25th January.

Regards

Geoff Miller

Principal

E-mail: geoff.miller@education.wa.edu.au

 

P&C NEWS

2022 – What have we been doing. 

This year your P&C with the help of our whole school community, have raised over $22,000. 

This is such a huge achievement, thank you to everyone. 

 

Where has the money gone to? 

  • $20,000 To the sustainable garden project – commencing very soon (This money was raised from 2021-2022) 
  • $1400 in Event equipment, to enable the P&C to run more efficient events. 
  • $7000 invested in new equipment for our canteen, a new oven is on its way. 
  • Monies left, will be allocated to new projects for 2023, and affiliations associated with the P&C. 

Your new P&C was established quite late in the year, but what a fantastic team we have, new members are always welcome, our meetings will be: 

Mondays – Week 3 and 7 of each term for 2023 at 1.40pm in the staff room.  

Kind regards

Mrs Kelly Mattravers

P&C President

MERIT AWARDS

Term 4 Week 6 Pink Assembly

EC4

  Ethan

Room 10

  Ayeisha

Room 25

  Mavleen

EC6

  Ray

 

  Klein

 

  Malakai

 

  Te Waima

 

  Paige

Phys Ed

  Caleb

EC8

  Siferow

 

  Niko

 

   Mackenzie

 

  Aaronbir

Room 12

  Thomas

Art

  Cooper

Room 2

  George

 

  Phillip

 

  Isabella

 

  Kenjie

Room 15

  Ronav

Noongar

  Ayush

Room 4

  Talon

 

  Marken

 

  Tori

 

  Elissa

Room 16

  Loriella

Music

   Axl

Room 5

  Maaria-Lie

 

  Te aroha

 

   Klein

 

  Amreen

Room 18

  Zanri

Science

   Diesel

Room 8

  Cohen

 

  Harrison

 

   Ekamjot

 

  Elliot

Room 23

  Sebastian

 

 

 

 

 

  Kheri