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.