Curtin Primary School Newsletter

Week 1 Term 2 2019

Principal - Merryn O'DeaOUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE
Deputy Principal - Maryanne HayesJuniors - 0476 846 570
Board ChairSeniors - 0472 820 865
P&C President - Megan Moore - megankm4@gmail.comBefore school - 0472 820 865
If your child is absent please notify the school via email - - or via the Skoolbag appBookings - 02 6147 3318

Welcome Back to Term 2

Today we had K-6 school photos. It was great to see all the students in full school uniform and with beautiful smiles on their faces.

Preschool photos are on the 14 May for the Yellow Possums and Red Wombats, and the 16 May for the Blue Emus.

As most of you would be aware, KidsMatter has now been replaced by BeYou. BeYou is a national initiative for educators, aimed at promoting and protecting positive mental health in children and young people. Their vision is for an education system in which every learning community is positive, inclusive and resilient, and where every child, young person, staff member, and family can achieve their best possible mental health. If you would like further information you can access the website

At Curtin our whole school social/emotional program Friendly Schools Plus provides classroom lessons to develop the children’s social skills, create supportive environments and assist in reducing bullying in school communities. Lessons include stories, discussions and role play.

PBL – Positive Behaviours for Learning is also a whole school initiative which sits alongside both of these programs. It aims to improve the learning and well-being of all students in all school settings by creating a safe and supportive school climate. All staff are responsible for teaching the behaviour expectations, providing consistent positive feedback to students, and delivering consistent corrective feedback and consequences when expectations are not followed. One of these consequences is the reflection room at lunchtimes.

Overarching all of this is our student support and well-being team who work collaboratively with staff, students, and parents to ensure our school is a safe and supportive environment for learning for all members.

Some staffing news to share. Our ICT release will now be taken by Ms Amanda McGirr on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Ms Elizabeth Holdsworth on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please welcome them to our school.

Maryanne Hayes


Events may be viewed and added to your personal calendar on the Skoolbag app

School Disco3 May
Year 2 Cricket Clinics2, 9, 16, 23 May
Year 1 Cricket Clinics6, 13, 20 May
Year 4 Orienteering7, 14, 21, 28 May
School photos - North and South preschools14 May
School photos - South preschool16 May
NAPLAN14-17 May
Kindy Culminating Event & Grandparents Day13 May

Notes to be returned

Notes may be downloaded from links found below

Date Due
Voluntary contributionsasap
Year 5 Camp payment balance6 May
Year 5 Camp permission note10 May
Year 3 excursion National Museum of Australia10 May

School Disco this Friday - drop off and pick up

All students must be signed in and signed out of the disco.

The change-over period between disco's will be managed by having the Senior students assemble in the Senior Courtyard after being signed in by parents / guardians. The Junior students will await their parents / guardians in their Junior Courtyard and be signed out there. Please see the below map.



The canteen is open from 8.45am until 1.45pm. If you have any canteen queries, Lizzy can be contacted on 6142 2581 during these hours.

2019 Canteen Menu



Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is located opposite the canteen and is open from 8.30am until 9.30am each Wednesday. 

2019 Curtin Primary School Uniform order form