Newsletter 4, Term 1, Week 8
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
It has been brought to my attention that some parents/carers may not have an understanding of the role of the Parents & Citizens (P&C) Association at Wellard PS. Firstly, most public schools have a P&C that consists of a group of parents/carers and the Principal who meet at least twice a term. Any parent/carer can be a member of the P&C simply by attending a meeting and paying $1. The main object of the Association is to raise funds so that we can improve the provision of resources, facilities and amenities for all students. Members do not have to attend every meeting and may just volunteer to help out with fundraising activities. Joining the P&C is a great way to meet other parents/carers and to find out what is happening throughout the school. Our next meeting will be held on Monday 8th May (Week 3) commencing at 1.45pm in our staff room. It was great to see several new faces at our meeting yesterday afternoon.
Today was Harmony Day at Wellard PS. Harmony Day is a celebration of the cultural diversity that exists across our nation. It is an opportunity where we acknowledge and appreciate the cultures of all who call Australia home. Held every year on the 21st March, the day coincides with the United Nations “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”. This day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity, and foster a sense of belonging for everyone.
It was great to see so many students come dressed to school in their traditional cultural attire or in orange. At Wellard Primary School, we created a Community Wall where students were able to bring in something from home to pin to the wall. They then participated in a range of rotational activities involving dance, craft activities, storytelling and Noongar games. A big thank you to Mrs Glenda Tucker for organising our Harmony Day events,
EASTER HAT PARADE
Covid has prevented us in conducting an Easter Hat parade in recent years. Consequently, we are going to hold our Easter Hat Parade on Thursday 6th April at 8.55am in the quadrangle area of the school. The Easter hats are to be made at home unless something different has been organised by your child’s teacher.
The next assembly will be conducted by Miss Scheer’s Yr 6 class (Rm 10) on Friday 24th March commencing at 8.50am in the Assembly Area. Rooms 1 (Miss Griffin, Yr 2) and 24 (Mrs Neidig, Yr 2) will conduct their assembly the following Friday 31st March.
Thank you to everyone who visited our Book Fair over the last week. Mrs Rogers informed me that we had turned over $6000 in sales resulting in the school receiving a substantial commission. Special thanks to Mrs Rogers in doing such a wonderful job in organising the Book Fair.
(THE NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – LITERACY & NUMERACY)
NAPLAN has gone very smoothly this year with minimal interruption thanks to the organisation of Mr Matrozis and classroom teachers. Catch up tests will be conducted until Monday of next week to catch up those students who were absent for some tests.
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)
ANZAC CEREMONY (PP – Yr 6)
Our ANZAC Ceremony will be conducted on Monday 24th April (Week 1 Term 2)) commencing at 2.15 – 2.45pm in the quadrangle area. Parents and community members are welcome to attend.
LAST DAY OF TERM
Thursday 6th April is the last day of term due to Friday 7th April being a Public Holiday for Good Friday.
FUN AT LUNCHTIME
Wellard Primary School now has a range of dress ups and additional toys and games available for more play opportunities during lunch time. The junior primary students at Wellard have been having a fabulous time dressing up, building with blocks, racing trains, tipping over dominoes and ten pin bowling.
Many of the dress ups were donated by our Year 1 families or collected by teachers at Wellard Primary School. Thank you to everyone who donated or collected these items.
Watching the students play at lunch time and seeing how happy they are is wonderful. I especially love watching them getting into a character and making up stories with their peers. What a fun way to improve their narrative writing capabilities!
Please see a couple of snapshots of the students in action included in this newsletter.
A big thank you Grill'd Rockingham, for their amazing donation of $300 to our school.
Money raised from kindness day $695.45, thank you to everyone that donated.
Our Wellard Primary School Markets are back on the 6th April, save the date, have dinner and shop at the wonderful local stalls.
Easter Raffle will be happening very soon so watch out for information regarding this.
Next term we are re launching our wonderful canteen, watch this space for a sparkling brand new name and additional features.
We have been working super hard as a P&C and community, investing in $11,000 of new canteen equipment which will hopefully be all installed by next term.
We say a fond farewell to Ashley this term as she moved on to new adventures, Ashley has been a valued member of our P&C and will be greatly missed.