From the Principal

From The Principal – Fortnightly updates

Three weeks left to go and there is a lot going on. Teachers are winding up their report writing and Ms Thomson and I are busy proof reading them. It is always a pleasure to read so many positive comments about so many students. I hope that the reports provide you with the information that you require to know how your child is going and what they might be able to work on to improve.


School finishes for term two on Friday the 5th July 2019 and the students return on Tuesday the 23rd July 2019.  Monday 22 July will be a school development day and students are not required to attend on this day.

EduTech Conference

Last week I attended the international Edutech Conference in Sydney. It was full of interesting local and international speakers. Sir Ken Robinson spoke strongly about the need for creativity to be nurtured in schools. Professor Pasi Salsburgh spoke strongly about the need for more play time in schools – based on the successes of Finland. There were several talks regarding AI and Virtual Reality and the impact upon schools and learning. There were was also discussions around ‘playlist; education and ‘microcredendtialling’. There are possibly some big changes coming to education and it was a great conference to keep abreast of what is happening.

Sad News

Sadly we lost one of our parent community this past week.  Mr Neville Branson, father to Katherine Branson in the kindergarten, passed away.   The school passes on our condolences and will send flowers. Marifel is being supported by the Philippine community and their church, Katherine will be away for a while as the family come to terms with their loss. Getting Katherine to school from Glen Iris may require some assistance, mainly on a Wednesday, and I have offered the school community’s assistance. This is kindly being coordinated by Mrs Lauren Kreuger, can you please contact Lauren on 0431 192 462  if this is an area that you might be able to assist with.

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Positive Behaviours

Week 9:     I model good behaviour without direct supervision.

Week 10:   When things go wrong I talk about it truthfully.

SEDA Netball clinic and the West Coast Fever

On Tuesday the 11th of June all sport classes in years 1-6 got to participate in a special SEDA Netball clinic. Unfortunately the weather did not agree with us so we were inside for the day. Each class got to go through many Netball specific drills and small games. These included quick thinking games, agility courses, mini-matches, endurance games and more. Two classes were also lucky enough to here from two current West Coast Fever players and their journey about getting to play for the West Australian team. The students gave some very insightful and detailed questions to the players. All students enjoyed themselves greatly. Miss Holsgrove














If your children are unable to attend school please message 0408 954 597.  Please include your child’s name and reason for absence.


Leeming Primary School has registered for this year’s Earn & Learn rewards program with Woolworths.  We have a box located in the front office and there is a box at Woolworths Bullcreek, please tell your family and friends to get on board and support us, by collecting the stickers and dropping them into the Leeming PS collection boxes.


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From the School Health Nurse

 School staff have a key role in preventing the transmission of diseases in child care and the school environment. While it is often difficult to prevent the transmission of common respiratory (colds/flu) infections that occur, every effort should be made to minimise the spread of infection by encouraging:

  • staff and children attending school or childcare to stay at home in the early stages of illness as they are likely to be more infectious and transmit the virus/bacteria to others, via coughing, sneezing and, contaminating surfaces that they touch.
  • staff working in schools or childcare organisations, including the children, should remain absent until they are symptom free if they have a cold or influenza.
  • parents to seek medical advice if their child has ongoing symptoms of illness.

The following links provide further information and are from the Healthy WA website.

Flu- influenza . Healthy WA

Common- cold  Healthy WA


Upper respiratory tract infections or colds are everywhere, especially in winter, so it is almost impossible to stop children from catching them. Here are some points which may help reduce the incidence.

  • Teach your child to cover his/her nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and to wash hands straight afterwards. (Sneeze into elbow if unable to wash hands).
  • Hands should be washed after blowing noses and before eating.
  • Use tissues once and then throw them in the bin. (Avoid using handkerchiefs.)
  • Keep your child home from school if he/she has a cold/cough/fever/pain.
  • Make sure that children eat a balanced diet of plenty of healthy foods.
  • Keep children away from smoke – it irritates their eyes and nasal passages, making it more likely that they will catch a cold. 

What to do if your child gets a cold

No treatment will cure a cold or make it go away more quickly, but you can help your child feel more comfortable:

  • Rest: This need not be in bed.
  • Provide extra drinks: If your child doesn’t want to drink very much, try giving lots of small sips of water, or ice blocks to suck for older children.

Germs are spread easily within the classroom to staff and other students. Keep your child home if they cannot ;

  • Cover his/her nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
  • Wipe his/ her nose independently
  • Wash hands without help


Washing hands is the easiest way to protect ourselves from contagious diseases, like colds, influenza and gastroenteritis. Hands should be washed before and after eating or preparing food, after going to the toilet and after nose blowing/sneezing.

When teaching your child to wash their hands:

  • Use clean water and soap, making sure they cover their hands and wrists.
  • Use a brush to clean under nails if they’re dirty too
  • Dry their hands with something clean (like a paper towel)

Alcohol based sanitizers can be useful when soap and water is not available. Use half a teaspoon of the product and encourage your child to rub their hands together until they’re dry. If you can see dirt on their hands, it is better to use soap and water.