From the Principal

School Holidays

 I hope that you had a good break and that you have come back recharged for Term 2. Being only 9 weeks it will fly along and we are looking forward to a great term. Welcome to the new students and families joining us.

Holiday Work

Over the holidays we:

  • Had the ‘mounds’ removed from around the trees in the ECE area to reduce trip hazards  for students and staff.
  • Have negotiated with Mulberry Tree for the installation of playground equipment outside Cluster 4. This generous gift provides another piece of quality playground equipment within the school.

New Staff

Welcome to Mr Rykiel D’Mello to the staff. He will be working Monday and Tuesdays with Rm 1/2

Mrs Summers has changed to 3 days a week and Mrs Bradley will be working on the front desk, Thursdays and Fridays this term.

Story Dogs

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully joined into a partnership with Story Dogs. They will be bringing a specially trained dog into the school to work with around 6 of our Junior Primary students. Our special dog will work with the students and listen to them read. We are excited with this new initiative (Thanks Mrs Williams). If you see the dog while you are visiting the school please remember that the dog is ‘working’ just like the guide dogs and should only be patted if the owner allows. Keep an eye out for photos soon!


Online NAPLAN will be undertaken in Weeks 3 and 4. While we are doing some preparation for it, it should be seen as a normal day for the students and we are trying not to stress them too much.

Thanking You


Art Room Antics

Ms Jackson-Betham and our Year 1 students from ECC have been busy creating beautiful masterpieces in art.

Feel free to pop into the office to have a look.

Earth Day Expo Excursion – Rooms 3 and 12

On Friday, 6 April 2018, at 8.50 am, students from Room 3 and 12 hopped on a bus that took them to the Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) at Wilson.  They were super excited! Together with nearly 400 students from nine other primary schools, they participated in the Earth Day Expo, an initiative organised by the City of Canning and the CREEC to raise awareness about sustainability and what we can do to take care of our environment.

First, all the students met for the Welcome to Country ceremony. Next, we had the Captain Clean Up Show.  It was hilarious and some students were invited to the front to demonstrate how to clean the toilet. 

After that, each class of students participated in five rotational activities throughout the day. The activities were mostly hands-on and really fun. For example, we learnt about the problems littering can cause and how we can reduce litter, how native animals survive in their Australian habitats, how to prevent weeds and pests from damaging our native plants and wetlands and how to monitor and help threatened native animals. We also learnt about how the Nyoongar people connect with the river and their surroundings and tried some activities that they used to do in their daily lives such as weaving, fishing, making jewellery out of leaves etc.       

The day finished with a ‘celebration and sharing session’.  Our students were tired but mostly we have become more aware about how everyone can do their part to take care of our environment.   


Scholastic Book Club

Book club Issue # 3 catalogues have arrived.     Your child will soon be bringing home the latest catalogue.

Our school receives 20% of sales as reward dollars….so consider placing an order.

Cash and cheque orders can be left at the front office in the letter box labelled “Book Club”.

 If paying by CASH:

Correct money must be enclosed in a labelled envelope. No change can be given.

Ensure you correctly fill out the order form with your child’s name, room number and a contact phone number.

If paying by CHEQUE:

Please make cheques payable to “Scholastic Australia” and attach this to your order form.

 If paying ONLINE:

 LOOP orders are accepted online.  See catalogue for details. 

Spare catalogues are available from the front office wall display and the library.

All orders for Issue # 3 are due by 3pm, on  Tuesday 15th May 2018.

Please forward any queries to Michelle Redman

0412 217 792


Year 6 Graduating Students

Please see attached note from our Graduation Committee who will be working hard to make your child’s final year as memorable as possible. Graduation shirts are well underway and the order form can be accessed below.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Angels on 0447 799 096 or email

Graduation Letter to Parents

Leavers Shirt Order Form


NOTE: This is an artist impression only with a couple of errors. The final design will have a reduced banksia on the back which won’t go over the sleeve and there will be a red panel on the right side of front shirt, similar to the one at the back, as in original design.

Fundraiser – Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – 4th March


Can you cook a sausage? YES!
Do you have a large esky / icebox? YES!
Can you help LEEMING PRIMARY SCHOOL raise funds for new exciting school wide projects in 2018? YES!
If the answer is YES to ANY or ALL of the above – WE NEED YOU!

To kick off the 2018 school year, LEEMING PRIMARY SCHOOL will be coordinating a Bunning’s Sausage Sizzle, bringing our school community together to raise funds for an extensive range of new exciting school wide projects … but more on these later!!

WHEN SUNDAY 4th March 2018 (Labour Day Long Weekend) – 7am to 5pm
WHERE Bunning’s O’Connor Superstore
Cnr of South Street & Yarrick Street, O’Connor

Please see this note for more information on how you can volunteer or help.