The Fathering Project launched last week with a large turnout of fathers keen to learn more about the program and get involved. There were even Dad’s of children who are yet to enrol at school, which demonstrates the community nature of the program. Steve McQuillan has put together a motley crew of Champion Dadio’s (not my words) who will get together to plan the first event.
OVAL REDEVELOPMENT – Stage 2
Thanks to Dads Gavin, Travis and the team of helpers who worked so hard at the Busy Bee on 2nd June 2017. They removed a fence and leveled the ground in preparation for the concrete pad to be laid. Thank you to the businesses who provided equipment free of charge:
Tim Davies Landscaping and Travis Lithgo for the excavator
Gavin Barac for the bobcat and
Deep Green Landscaping for the fencing.
We have some really wonderful and generous parents in our school community.
NEW LOCAL INTAKE SCHOOL
The State made an announcement about a new local intake school to be built on Kitchener Park for the start of 2020. Included in this newsletter is information received yesterday with further information to follow.
A Community Forum will be held on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 in the school library starting at 7.00pm. The idea behind the forum is to discuss issues related to the after-hours use of the school grounds and to seek feedback and ideas on strategies to minimise disruptive behaviour and vandalism. If you would like to attend the Forum please RSVP no later than Friday, 23 June 2017 by email to Vicki Roberts or by calling the School on 9242 3677.
AFTER SCHOOL SPORT
All students attending an after school organised sport activity run by a coach eg: hockey or netball, still need to be supervised by a parent or an adult. If you are unable to attend please arrange for another parent who is on site, to be the stand guardian to that child. It is important that the coach is aware of this, especially if there is an accident or injury.
All siblings not involved in the activity need to be actively supervised by an adult during the training session on the school site. If the training is before school siblings need to be sitting with their parent while the coaching is on or move to the undercover area, not be playing another sport when other students start arriving at school before 8:30am.
PARENT CONTACT INFORMATION
We will be sending student reports via email this semester, therefore it is important for us to have the correct email addresses for parents on our school database. If you have recently changed your email address, please contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org
By clicking a link in the email, your child’s report will download as a PDF file, which it is recommended that you save or print. If you have not received an email with the link by the end of Wednesday, 28 June please email the above address. The link remains valid for four weeks.
There have been several cases of headlice reported recently. Please check your child/ren for lice and eggs and only return to school after they have been treated. More information is available on the Healthy WA website.
The Year 5 and 6 students went to a Constable Care play last week. The message of Constable Care was how to deal with the emotion of anger. Anger can be shown by being physical or by hurting someone mentally by saying unkind things. If you are angry you can calm yourself down by taking a deep breath until your angry emotions are gone. You can also squeeze a stress ball or count to ten. In the play Nadia was able to show the very angry Zac how to deal with his anger.
By Rafe Y and Peter K Year 5 Room 39
Batteries will be collected from our school library bin during the week commencing Monday, 12 June 2017.
Suitable batteries include household dry cell batteries including AA, AAA (single use or rechargeable), C, D, button batteries, 9V and 6V.
HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE 2018
Mount Lawley SHS
Teachers from Mount Lawley Senior High School visited our school during first term to distribute enrolment forms to interested students in Year 6 classes. Enrolment forms for Year 7 2018 can be downloaded from Mt Lawley SHS website. Application for Admission Forms are due by the end of Term 2.
Teachers from Churchlands SHS will present an information session and distribute enrolment forms to students in Year 6 who wish to attend Churchlands Senior High School in 2018 on Friday, 23 June 2017.
Academic Extension Program testing for Churchlands SHS will take place on Saturday, 2 September with the closing date for applications being Tuesday, 8 August. This testing is for current Year 6 students to enter Churchlands SHS in 2018 who reside in the Churchlands SHS local intake area. The application form can be downloaded from our website or by contacting Churchlands SHS on 9441 1700.
NEW LOCAL INTAKE SECONDARY SCHOOL
The State Government has announced its decision to build a new local intake secondary school, Inner City College (planning name), on Kitchener Park in Subiaco.
The inner city has been identified as the best location for a new school as it is at the heart of the population growth in this area.
The new school will have world class facilities for students from Years 7 to 12 and be built for 2000 students to ease student enrolment pressures at several schools in the inner and western suburbs. Inner City College will also have a Gifted and Talented academic program.
The announcement means the local intake areas for Churchlands Senior High School, Mount Lawley Senior High School and Shenton College have been amended to create a local intake area for the new Inner City College. These will be released shortly and will come into effect from the start of 2020 when Inner City College opens with its first cohort of Year 7 students.
I would like to reassure you that if your child is enrolled at their local secondary school in 2019, they will be able to complete their schooling there. They will not have to change schools.
Additionally, if you currently live within a school’s local intake area and your local intake area changes to Inner City College you will have the choice to enrol your children at your current local intake school or Inner City College.
For selected Year 3 to 6 students at City Beach Oval on Wednesday, 21 June 2017.
The first race for the carnival commences at 12.15pm and finishes at 2.10pm followed by a 15 minute presentation to winners.
The races will be run in the following order:
12.15 Year 3 Boys (1km)
12.25 Year 3 Girls (1km)
12.35 Year 4 Boys (1.5kms)
12.50 Year 4 Girls (1.5kms)
1.05 Year 5 Boys (1.5kms)
1.20 Year 5 Girls (1.5kms)
1.35 Year 6 Boys (2kms)
1.55 Year 6 Girls (2kms)
Followed by presentations.
2.40 Students will return to school on buses.
Important Dates for Term 2
Friday, 16 June
Assembly – Year 5 Room 39 GREEN
Wednesday, 21 June
Interschool Cross Country for Year 3 to 6 selected students
Thursday, 29 June
Winter Carnival Year 6
Friday, 30 June
Assembly – Year 3 Room 26 GREEN
Friday, 30 June
Last Day of Term 2
Monday, 17 July
Students return to school for the commencement of Term 3
From the P&C
City of Vincent
To uncover and preserve Vincent’s important history, the City celebrates the annual Local History Awards which play an important role in recording the various aspects of life in Vincent. The Awards are open to anyone (including non-residents) who wishes to enter, and share their history of life in the City.
We still have some Entertainment Book available. Place your order HERE. Books can be collected from the school office.
We have been successful in receiving an Environmental Grant from the City of Vincent. Thanks to Amanda Derbyshire for all her hard work in preparing our application. The funding will provide ten raised garden beds for the Pre-primary classrooms. The garden beds will increase the green space in the school and provide an area for the vitally important play-based learning in nature for the children.
The next Busy Bee will be held at end of Week 10 (Friday, 30 June after school 3.00 – 5:30pm and Saturday, 1 July from 7.00 – 9.00am or 9.00 -11.00am) to remove remaining fencing on the oval ready for the high ball fences to be installed during the school holidays. If you can spare a little bit of time please sign up HERE