Newsletter 6, Term 2, Week 2, 11 May 2021

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

You may have noticed that in every newsletter this year we have reminded parents about the payment of Voluntary Contributions. Parents and carers are asked to pay $60 per child per year to assist the school in supporting children and meeting their educational, social and emotional needs. Currently only 346 students (48% - $20760) have paid their Voluntary Contributions out of a total enrolment of 713 students. If every student was to have their Voluntary Contributions paid, we would receive $42780. I acknowledge that some families are not in a financial situation to pay these contributions and accept that this payment may not be made. However, if you have the capacity to pay, I ask you to do so as soon as possible so that we can better resource our school in providing for your children. Please see below the details in assisting you to pay the Voluntary Contributions.

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.

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

 

 

 

ROAD SAFETY – BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS.

Recently I have received a number of concerns from parents about the way some children are not following the road rules when riding and walking to school.

Predominantly these concerns have been about our older students who are placing themselves in danger by not looking both ways when crossing a road. I ask that all parents take the time (as we have done) to remind their child about road safety associated with going to and from school. Also, we have a number of students who continually ride their bike or scooter to school without wearing a helmet. This places your child in extreme danger if they are involved in an accident. In accordance with the law, all students should be wearing a helmet. Your cooperation with this issue is greatly appreciated.

CANTEEN

Parents are advised that credit is not available when ordering recess or lunch through the canteen. Only orders that are paid for by cash or through Quickcliq will be accepted. Mrs Horsten is extremely busy in the canteen and does not have the time in following up with parents who owe money to the canteen. The P&C thank you for your cooperation in regards to this matter.

KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS FOR 2022

Wellard PS is now taking enrolments for Kindergarten for 2022. Enrolments will close on Friday 26th July (Week 1 Term 3). It is most important that you enrol your Kindergarten child for next year as soon as possible. Please speak with neighbours etc. who you know need to enrol their child. To be eligible for enrolment, students need to be born between 1st July 2017 and 30th June 2018. When enrolling your child, you will need to come into the office and provide the following:

  • Copy of your child’s Birth Certificate
  • Up to date Immunisation History Statement Record
  • Proof of Address that you reside in our local intake area – preferably a utility bill in your name that is no older than three months.

Please note that students who live within our local intake area will be prioritised for enrolment. Our local intake area can be found within “Schools Online” on the Department of Education’s website.

HOUSE CROSS COUNTRY EVENTS

Our House Cross Country Events will be conducted on Thursday 20th May on the school oval. More information will be sent home via Connect later this week. Let’s hope the weather is favourable!

SWIMMING LESSONS (PP – Yr 6)

Students in all public primary schools have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons for two weeks of the school year. These lessons are very valuable and provide students with the opportunity to become competent swimmers over time. I strongly recommend that all students participate so they have increased confidence around water and are able to help themselves (and others) if they get into difficulty. It is well known that children who do not learn to swim as a child do not take the time to learn as an adult. Having your children learn to swim as a child is doing them a favour for later in life.

Students from Wellard (PP – Yr 6) will be participating in swimming lessons in Weeks 6 - 9 of this term. Lessons are not available to Kindergarten students as they only attend 2 or 3 days a week and they are too young to organise themselves. Lessons will take place at the Kwinana Requatic Centre. Students will travel to and from the pool by bus. Please note that we have engaged the services of a bus company that provides seatbelts for the safety of students and staff which does increase the costs slightly. The cost will be $55 per child which includes the cost of the bus as well as pool entry. The lessons are provided at no cost to parents. Information was sent out to parents last week.

NAPLAN (THE NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – LITERACY & NUMERACY)

All students in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 across Australia in both public and private schools will participate in the NAPLAN tests beginning today.  Parents are asked to contact the school to inform us if your child is absent so that we can make arrangements for your child to be tested at another time during this week.  Please see your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY

We have a School Development Day on Friday 4th June (Week 7) where students do not attend school. Staff will be engaged in professional learning and planning for the rest of this year. The following Monday, 7th June is a Public Holiday for WA Day.

BEST WISHES

Currently there are many countries across the world experiencing tragedy and hardship in relation to COVID-19. Not all countries are in such a fortunate position as Australia where we can live a relatively normal life. No doubt, we have many members of our school community who have family and friends overseas that have been impacted upon by this pandemic. I would like to take this opportunity to convey our best wishes and that we are thinking of you in this very difficult time. We all hope we can return to some form of normality in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Geoff Miller

Principal

 

WELLARD WALKERS ‘N’ WHEELERS IN TERM 2!   

We are continuing to encourage students and their families to consider walking, riding, scooting and catching public transport to school in support of the Your Move Schools program.  

We are also aiming to decrease the levels of congestion before and after school.

Even just choosing one morning, afternoon or day, per week is a small behavioural change that delivers huge benefits, including: 

  • Reduced congestion, travel times and parking problems around schools; 
  • Reduced carbon dioxide emissions around the school; 
  • Improved safety for everyone at drop off and pick up times; 
  • Lifelong improved health and emotional well-being due to instilling positive exercise habits at a young age; 
  • Improved concentration and academic performance; 
  • More sustainable and cost-effective transport outcomes, such as reducing the need for investment in parking that may only be utilised for a short period each day, and reduced road infrastructure maintenance costs.  

Everyone can get involved in Your Move!

The Your Move Team

 

Term 2, Week 3, Assembly

EC4

  Carla

 

Room 13

  Daria

  Marc

   

  Amia

EC7

  Penelope

 

Room 14

  Davi

  Jack

 

  Hayley

EC8

  Chevy-Jay

 

Room 18

  Dirk

  Connor

 

  Timmy

Room 2

  Jordan

 

Room 19

  Rashon

  Seerat

 

  Mehar

Room 4

  Mavleen

 

Room 21

  Jaiyeshan

  Miere-Rose

 

  Tiffany

Room 5

  Sheridyn

 

Music

  Lachlan

  Akira

 

  Dakota

Room 8

  Charlotte

 

Phys Ed

  Lennix

  Ryle

 

  Aiden

Room 9

  Mackenzie

 

Art

  Mikayla

  Karneet

 

  Isatu

 

 

 

Noongar

  Ruqiah

 

 

 

 

  Malakye

 

BOB AWARDS Term 2, Week 4

 

 

 

 

BOB Certificate for:

 

positively using the Bounce Back strategies when faced with a challenge. It is great to see you using optimistic thinking!!

Room 1

Lilah

Room 12

 Faaiz

Room 2

Nirvik

Room 13

 Ava

Room 3

Fatima

Room 14

Elliana

Room 4

Stella

Room 15

Marken

Room 5

Rafael

Room 16

Ashiatu

Room 6

Kabir

Room 17

Zachary

Room 7

Ethan

Room 18

Jessica

Room 8

Maaria-lie

Room 19

Dakota

Room 9

Shrikrish

Room 20

Om

Room 10

Ayush

Room 21

Aylah

Room 11

Isabella