Newsletter 8, Term 2, Week 6


This week, 27th May to 3rd June we celebrate National Reconciliation Week. Its theme – “Be a voice for Generations”, sets us the challenge to continue making ever important strides towards a culturally responsive and reconciled society. What a fitting reminder to each of us to ask questions, explore, learn, share, build and continue the important journey of reconciliation, now and through our children, for generations to come.  This is essential to becoming an equitable community where truth-telling is embedded in how we work, teach and live. National Reconciliation Week is a time for all of us to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Students will be participating in a range of activities this week organised by their classroom teacher.


The Bertram Medical Centre has requested that parents do not park in their carpark when dropping off or picking up students. Any parents doing this may have their vehicle towed away. The carparks in the Bertram Medical Centre are for their patients only.


Wellard PS is now taking enrolments for Kindergarten for 2024. Enrolments will close on Friday 21st 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 2019 and 30th June 2020. 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 Records
  • 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.

PLEASE NOTE: We only have 120 places for Kindergarten students in 2024 – we have already distributed 104 enrolment packages, leaving 16 left. Once we will fill the 120 places, we will not be able to receive any more enrolments, so it is very important enrolments are completed as soon as possible.


Students are able to come to school dressed in “What they would like to be when they grow up!” on Thursday of this week. This is a fund raiser for the P&C so they do ask for a gold coin donation from students.


Our next Blue Assembly will be conducted by Rooms 3 & 4 (Year 1) at 8.50am in the undercover area on Friday 9th June.  This is the last assembly for the term.


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


We have a School Development Day this Friday 2nd June (Week 6) where students do not attend school. Staff will be engaged in professional learning and planning for the rest of this year. The following Monday, 5th June is a Public Holiday for WA Day.


Kind regards


Geoff Miller



The Cross Country Carnival was completed on Wednesday, 24th of May. All events went well, due to the wonderful support of parents and staff, and the excellent behaviour of the students themselves. In a close finish, only 81 points separated Doornat House in first and Karak House in fourth. There were a lot of great performances across the individual events, but we were most pleased to see every student give their personal best for both themselves and their Houses. Well done to all students who participated in the events. We would like to thank all Wellard Primary School staff and all parents for their support. It is all the support that makes it a special event. A full list of results for the individual events are listed below.

Kind regards,

Matt Paparone & David McIntyre

Physical Education Specialists

Year 1                                   

Girls Champion – Harper       

Girls Runner up – Cara

Girls Third Place - Ziva

Boys Champion – Basti

Boys Runner up – Abraham

Boys Third Place - Van

Year 2

Girls Champion – Lena

Girls Runner up – Layton

Girls Third Place - Sela

Boys Champion – Cooper

Boys Runner up – Shreay

Boys Third Place - Harpreet                                 

Year 3

Girls Champion – Marian

Girls Runner up – Sofia

Girls Third Place - Naysha

Boys Champion – Nirvik

Boys Runner up – Dylan

Boys Third Place - Kai

Year 4

Girls Champion – Meher

Girls Runner up –Mackenzie P

Girls Third Place – Gabriella

Boys Champion – Malachi

Boys Runner up – Kenil

Boys Third Place - Thomas                                   

Year 5

Girls Champion – Joyce

Girls Runner up – Eden

Girls Third Place - Aylah

Boys Champion – Leon

Boys Runner up – Jaiyeshan

Boys Third Place - Caleb

Year 6

Girls Champion – Ruby

Girls Runner up – Isabella

Girls Third Place – Erin

Boys Champion – Carlton     

Boys Runner up – Jasper

Boys Third Place - Joshua