From The Principal

NAPLAN

This year we were part of the trial of online NAPLAN. The Year 3’s and 5’s undertook the test using computers rather than pen and paper. I am pleased to report that  the process went smoothly with very few hiccups. It will be great to get student results back a little earlier this year to help with directing learning.              

UNIFORMS

 After acquiring our IPS status, the School Board made the big decision to update the school’s uniform and include the updated logo. This is always a big call as the roll out of a new uniform rarely leaves everyone happy with the process. We are trying to do this in such a way, as to minimise the inconvenience to existing or new parents.

At the moment we are selling the new and old uniforms, but at some time we need to have a clear date as to when the new uniform will be expected to be worn by all students. We are trying to give families as much lead in time as we can to prepare and as such have set the date as the start of school 2020.  At that time we will expect that all students will be wearing the new uniform and it will be a minimum requirement for representing the school at events, excursions and in photos.

Over the next 18 months we will be selling the new uniform to give families time to prepare for that date. This term the uniform shop will be selling off the last of the old stock cheaply. Parents who choose to take advantage of this option, need to remember that  they will have to purchase new uniforms within the next 18 months.

The School Board has also made a decision that the uniform for Kindergarten students, as of next year, will be the same red school shirt as the rest of the school.

A big thank you to the P&C for their assistance and flexibility in this matter.

Also just a brief reminder that the colour for shorts is navy blue.

Thanking You

 Clive

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Didjeribone In School Activity – Friday 25th May – Please Return Permission/Payment Slips

This is a whole school activity for students from Kindy (Group B) to Year 6

Performance in Education will be presenting Tjupurru at school on Friday 25 May.  Adrian Fabila Tjupurrula is an internationally renowned didgeridoo player, and a proud descendant of the Djabera Djabera people of the West Australian Kimberlies.  The Didjeribone show is an experience which fuses a cultural journey with the latest technology inventions to empower the audience to create and appreciate traditional and modern music. Tjupurru captivates students with his extraordinary ability to deliver a show which combines humour, storytelling, education and amazing musicality.

Students need to return their permission/payment by Thursday 24th May if you wish them to attend. 

Click here to view the permission note.

Colour Fun Run – Are you Ready??

Our Run4Fun colour explosion event is only one week away. We are looking for all students to participate in this fun afternoon as a reward for fundraising and all their effort this semester. This school event sends the message to students about having fun while getting involved and being active.

Our fundraising goal is $8000 and we are a long way off our target. Please encourage your kids to get out and ask for support. All fundraising money must be returned to the school office no later than Friday 8th June 2018 for prizes to be ordered.

All measures have been taken to ensure that this event is safe for the students.  There will be various obstacles and colour powder stations throughout the course.  The course will be separated into two areas. The Kindy and Pre Primary students will be on the inside of the school oval with a shorter course. Year’s 1 – 6 will be on the outer rim. Should your child not wish to participate in the School Run4Fun colour event please contact event organiser Alanna Birkbeck to OPT OUT as soon as possible and no later than May 30th.

Please click here for more information.

New School Telephone Number

Please note that Leeming Primary School has had a new phone system installed and the school phone number has changed to 08 9266 6700. There will be a diversion in place for 12 months from the old number however we encourage you to enter this new phone number into your phones (where applicable).

The MSGU number to advise of student absences remains the same 0408 954 597.

The Lamington Man

On Friday the Year 2 students in Rooms 6 and 7 made lamington men based on the book ‘The Lamington Man’. We compared and contrasted the story of “The Lamington Man” to “The Gingerbread Man”. The students had fun making, pressing out their own lamington man, dipping him in chocolate sauce and rolling him in coconut. The best part was eating him!

Year 2 Art Antics

The Year 2 students from Room 7 have been studying the elements of design. They looked at “Value” in a plant/still life. These works of art can be viewed in Cluster 4 Art Room

Lost Property

 

We have a new lost property box in the assembly undercover area which is already filling up!

Please clearly label ALL personal items including uniforms, lunch boxes and drink bottles so that they can be returned to the student as soon as possible. 

Relationships Australia – Parenting Courses

Please see below for parenting courses being held in the metro area by Relationships Australia to the end of Semester 1.

WEST LEEDERVILLE:

  • Mums Raising Boys (up to 12 years)          Thursday, 31 May              10am – 12.30pm   $30  more…                                                
  • Understanding Stepfamilies w/end            Fri/Sat/Sun 8 9 10 June     6.30 – 9pm/1 – 5 .30pm/10am – 1pm   $75/$120  more…
  • Rock & Water                                             Saturday, 9 June                8.30am – 12.30pm   $70 pair more…
  • Parenting After Separation                         Tuesday, 19 June              6.30 – 9pm   $30  more…
  • Successful Single Parenting                        Monday, 25 June              6.30 – 9pm   $30  more…
  • Dads Raising Teenage Girls                         Monday, 25 June             6.30 – 9pm   $30  more…

 MIDLAND:

  • Survival Kit for Separating Dads                 Tuesday, 26 June             6.30 – 9pm   $30  more…