Rawlinson Primary School News

No. 9 – 14th May 2020



Dear Parents

What have we learnt from the last few months?  For me, as I watch all of our terrific students come to school, it has been the overwhelming picture of ‘resilience’ and I would like to explain what I mean.

To overcome adversities, children draw from three sources of resilience features labelled: I HAVE, I AM, I CAN.

What they draw from each of the three sources may be described as follows: I HAVE

* People around me I trust and who love me, no matter what.

* People who set limits for me so I know when to stop before there is danger or trouble.

* People who show me how to do things right by the way they do things. (Model)

* People who want me to learn to do things on my own

* People who help me when I am sick, in danger or need to learn


* A person people can like and love

* Glad to do nice things for others and show my concern

* Respectful of myself and others

* Willing to be responsible for what I do

* Sure things will be all right


* Talk to others about things that frighten me or bother me

* Find ways to solve problems that I face

* Control myself when I feel like doing something not right or dangerous

* Figure out when it is a good time to talk to someone or to take action

* Find someone to help me when I need it

A resilient child does not need all of these features to be resilient, but one is not enough.  A child may be loved (I HAVE), but if he or she has no inner strength (I AM) or social, interpersonal skills (I CAN), there can be no resilience.  A child may have a great deal of self-esteem (I AM), but if he or she does not know how to communicate with others or solve problems (I CAN), and has no one to help him or her (I HAVE), the child is not resilient.  A child may be very verbal and speak well (I CAN), but if he or she has no empathy (I AM) or does not learn from role models (I HAVE), there is no resilience.  Resilience results from a combination of these features.

Role Models are Parents, other adults, older siblings and peers who act in ways which show the child desired and acceptable behaviour, both within the family and toward outsiders.  These people demonstrate how to do things, such as dress or ask for information, and encourage the child to imitate them.

Mums and Dads you are doing a great job of this.

Adults, especially parents, who encourage a child to do things on their own and to seek help as needed, help the child to be independent.  They praise the child when he or she shows initiative and independence, and help the child, perhaps through practice or conversation, to do things by themselves.

I have watched the parents and students of Rawlinson Primary School working really hard to be patient, caring role models who are struggling with their overwhelming desire to protect and the knowledge that, for their children to be the best, they need to let go.

Parents, what we have learnt must be maintained.  We, as a team, need to continue to be the best role models that we can be and together, support your children to develop resilience by allowing them to learn to do things on their own.

We have been tested and we should be proud of ourselves and our children.

Darryl Dedman



Wednesday 20th May

6.00pm : School Council Meeting

7.30pm : P & C Meeting 



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Dear Parents

Students at school have been engaging with an online platform called Seesaw, in essence a virtual classroom.  This platform allows students to engage in activities that the teacher has created that align with learning areas that are being taught in class.  Seesaw has a wide range of multimedia tools that encourage students to be more creative and engaged in their learning process.  These activities are supplementary to the other wonderful learning conducted in their classrooms.

Often as a parent it is difficult to understand or grasp what your son/daughter does throughout the day and we know you’d love to see a snap shot of what they’re learning.  Seesaw can transport parents to their child’s virtual classroom, allowing parents to monitor some of their progress in the learning areas displayed.  You will only be able to see your child’s work and any other team work they’ve been part of.

This week you would’ve received information outlining how they can be part of their child’s Seesaw class.  If you need further clarification or assistance please speak to your child’s classroom teacher.

Mr Yhap

Administration Support


Congratulations to the following students who were awarded certificates on Monday.

Vincent Pham : Pre Primary

Masa Hajdin : Year One

Brayden Chantapongpiwat : Year One

Phoeniix Fairclough : Year Two

Melody Cobb : Year Two

Jasmine Duma : Year Three

Jayden Hapke : Year Three

Jacob Kelly : Year Three

Christeila Sevilla : Year Three

Analeigh Bin Bakar : Year Four

Chrisheila Sevilla : Year Four

Gemma Ballucci : Year Five

Dakotah Keath : Year Five

Shin Yati : Year Five

Edward Guo : Year Six

Charli Jasas : Year Six

Kanav Patel : Year Six

James Festo : Year Six


Keeping children healthy


Influenza, or the ‘flu’ is caused by an influenza virus. It is spread through the air when someone coughs, sneezes or talks. It is also spread by touching something that has the virus on it and then touching your nose, eyes or mouth. Common symptoms include sore throat, cough, fever, headache, chills, tiredness and muscle aches.

People with the flu should rest and drink plenty of fluid. Use paracetamol in recommended doses if necessary - but do not give children any medication containing aspirin.

Be sure to keep your child home from school while he or she is sick. If you require school work for your child contact the school to prepare some for you to collect.

The best way to prevent flu from spreading is by washing your hands regularly and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

Flu vaccines are available prior to winter starting. For more information, contact your GP or local Immunisation Clinic.

Why should I consider having my child vaccinated against the flu?

The National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia's peak body for health advice, recommends annual vaccination for anyone six months of age or older who wants to reduce their chances of becoming ill with the flu. Annual flu vaccination is strongly recommended for anyone six months of age or older with a medical condition that places them at higher risk of severe illness from flu. Children and adults with heart, lung or kidney disease or a weakened immune system, are eligible for free flu vaccine through the National Immunisation Program. Children without underlying medical conditions who become infected with flu can also develop serious illnesses. Flu can cause high fever and pneumonia, and make existing medical conditions worse. Flu can also cause convulsions and diarrhoea in children. Influenza viruses are always changing. Each year scientists try to match the strains of influenza viruses in the vaccine to those most likely to cause flu illnesses that year. It takes up to two weeks for protection to develop after vaccination against flu and protection lasts about a year. The seasonal flu vaccine is available on prescription or via GP and immunisation clinics and is provided free for certain groups. Flu vaccines are available prior to winter starting. For more information visit healthywa.wa.gov.au/immunisation or contact your GP or Immunisation Clinic.



Yes we are back after several weeks away!

We are open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (until further notice)

Online orders for recess, lunch and after sales will be in place until the end of week 5.

You can use cash to buy recess and ice cream if you need.

We hope that things will get back to normal soon and we will go back to our 5 day a week service.

Until then, please be patience and we look forward to looking after the Students of Rawlinson’s hungry tummies.

Jodie and Lisa

Canteen Managers




Year 6 students in their new "Leaver's Shirts."

Rawlinson Primary School

To provide a safe supportive environment where all are encouraged to reach their potential.  Diversity is celebrated with acceptance, tolerance, active listening and understanding. We strive to build resilience, cooperation, confidence and self-worth so as to ensure Learning for Life.

Darryl Dedman