Aspire to achieve together

Issue 2

Term 1 

Thursday 5 March, 2020

Principal's Message

Hi everyone and welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter.

Firstly, on behalf of our School Board and community, I would like to congratulate two of our parents on being appointed to our School Board. This year we will welcome Leah Mizen and Michelle Wells and they will be invited to attend our first meeting on 19 March, 2020. Congratulations Leah and Michelle.

I would like to give a shout out to our hard working P&C. What an amazing bunch of people. You need to be a part of this group…come along to meetings and support our school and students. Meetings are usually held twice per term and occur in the afternoon prior to the end of the school day to enable parents to then pick up students. Like our School Board, the P&C is a very important group to our school. Not only do they support our students with fund raising for vital, additional funds, but it is plays an important role in providing community feedback to our School Board and Administration team. Please support this very important team. Even a small amount of time helps your students. The next meeting will be held at school at 1 pm on Thursday 26 March, 2020. They have some really exciting and beneficial initiatives in the pipeline, so come along and find out more.

Using a similar platform to that recently used to facilitate our Board elections, families will soon receive a link to a survey of our community in relation to Interm Swimming. These are lessons offered by the Department of Education; and students participate within a school term – hence the name. The School Board is keen to gauge the level of interest within our community in participating in this program as it has both strong positives and some drawbacks. I urge you to consider the information provided as background material in the survey and send your response into the school before the closing date in order for our School Board and Administration to make an informed decision on participation.

Car parking in the morning and afternoon remains an issue and will continue to do so. There is no short term solution to the congestion but we can move a long way to alleviating the concerns if everyone remains calm, considerate and courteous at these busy times. There can be nothing so pressing that you would need to rush or disobey the rules and guidelines therefore putting children in danger. Remember this if you feel yourself getting frustrated or you disobey signage. It concerns me on every occasion that I receive a complaint from parents or the community. What I am actually receiving is a commentary on the poor behaviour of adults within our community. Let us not put our children’s safety at risk.

Please remember that speed limits around the school are 40km and walking pace within the school car parks.

Well done to everyone participating in the Walk and Roll to School on Wednesdays initiative. This is proving to be a huge success. Keep up the great work.


See you at the gate. Noel Morgan, Principal.




Honesty  /  Effort  /  Attitude  /  Respect  /  Teamwork 

 Congratulations to all the students who were awarded certificates at the recent assemblies for displaying the H.E.A.R.T attributes.

News From The Classrooms

Kindy Possums

This term during Numeracy, the Kindergarten Possums have been exploring 2D shapes. We have been learning to sort by shape and find shapes in our environment. This week we went on a shape hunt around the playground, using the iPads to take photos of the shapes that we found. Since then, we have been finding shapes everywhere we look! What shapes can you find in your home and back yard?

Miss Rose


Kindy Numbats

Kindy Numbats have been learning how to draw a picture of themselves remembering to add in lots of features. We think they have done an amazing job for term 1! 

Ms Murrie

Year 5/6 A

This term in Years 5/6 we have been studying Australia’s Connections with Asia. The Year 5/6 students recently gave an assembly presentation discussing some of the information we have discovered. We were very lucky that three of our students also chose to share a personal narrative they had written about their experiences in migrating to Australia – thank you Mischa, Aaron and Vinudi!

 The students are also immersed in a Biology project where they are creating their own animal! We have seen some interesting developments so far, and can’t wait to see what the end results look like!

Miss Kewley 


Book Club

Our school is participating in Scholastic Book Club this year. Up to twice a term, during the school year, we will send home a Club catalogue with a different selection of books offered for all ages.

It is easy to order. The Book Club LOOP platform for parents allows you to pay by credit card. Your child’s order is submitted directly to school safe and sound and the books will be delivered to class. You can place your child’s order at or using the LOOP app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. We will be accepting payment by Book Club LOOP only, but will let you know if this changes in the future.

Information from the School Nurse


 Welcome to the new school year from the Child and Adolescent Community Health Nurses.

I will be visiting the school regularly throughout the year.

My name is Emily Turner and I am available to discuss any health concerns you may have about your child. I can be contacted on 9391 2235, or through the school. I am also available on email:


Is your Child attending Kindergarten?

The National Health & Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) recommends that children attending Kindy have the following booster immunisations:

·         Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough) and Poliomyelitis  (one vaccine).

·         All medically at risk children – Pneumovax 23

·         And any other WA scheduled or catch up vaccinations.

Your child can have these immunisations from 4 years of age.

To book an appointment please phone 6151 1308

Central Immunisation Clinic: 16 Rheola Street West Perth 6005, by appointment or walk-in.  Phone 9321 1312

Please provide the school with an updated copy of your child’s immunisation record, once 4 year old vaccinations are completed. This can be obtained through MyGov or from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. Phone 1800 653 809 or

If a measles case occurs in a school, the Principal has the right to exclude non-immunised children from school for 14 days, or longer.


Head lice outbreaks occur frequently in primary schools during the school year.

The Department of Health recommends the following method of treatment:

10 day Hair Conditioner treatment

If you do use “over the counter” Head Lice treatments, they must be applied and then repeated as per the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Parents’ can assist in the prevention and control of head lice by checking their children’s hair frequently using the hair conditioner method and treating appropriately when necessary.

Friday is a good day to check hair as treatment can be commenced over the weekend, if needed, and no school time is then lost.

For more information please see and search head lice.

[Fact sheet available on website]

Please contact your School Health Nurse if you require further advice on head lice management.


Please advise the school if your child has a medical condition that may require treatment during school hours.  

A health care plan will need to be completed / updated by your GP and provided to school.

Thank you.

Emily Turner     Registered Nurse- Community Health