From the Principal

Happy Chinese New Year!

2018 is the year of the dog. I hope that it is a happy and prosperous year for everyone.

School Chess Club

Each Friday the school chess club meets in the library and it is going gangbusters! Each week we have had around 50 students and there are a lot of younger students having fun and learning the game. It is hard to help them all, so if you have any interest in Chess and a free lunch time, please come along and give Mr Lewis and myself a hand. Thanks.

School Board Nominations

A ballot will be held to fill a position of Parent Representative on the School Board. We are happy that there are interested candidates and it will be a positive process for the parent group to select their representative. Please keep an eye out for your election pack. The ballot box will be in the front office.

The ballot will be open for a period of (2) school weeks from 12/03/18 until 4:00pm 23/03/18.

Parking

I realise that it can be difficult to park/drop off students at busy times. For the safety of the students I would ask parents NOT to park on the concrete spaces near the gates. It can block the footpath and increase the danger for the students.

We have been negotiating with the City of Melville to have the curbing fixed in our driveway entrance. You will notice these works at the front of the school have commenced.

Thanking you

Clive

 

Lost Property

These glasses have been found and handed into the office. If they belong to you please collect from the front office as soon as possible.

Please label all clothing,especially hats/jackets and other personal items so that they can be easily returned to your child if misplaced. There are a number of students who have recently lost hats (including ones that have been named). It would be appreciated if you can check your student’s hat for names and return to the office if they have inadvertently picked up another student’s hat.

 

 

School Sports Teacher

This year we welcome back Miss Rebecca Sharrock who will be the sport teacher for Leeming Primary School. She will be working with all classes from Years 1 – 6 either on a Thursday or Friday throughout the year. Miss Sharrock works in Room 9 from Monday to Wednesday as a Year 3 teacher.

P&C Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser Raises over $1100

A huge thank-you to everyone who helped at the Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings O’Connor on Sunday 4th March. It was a very hot day and nearly 400 sausages were sold. There were plenty of laughs. A huge thank-you to Colleen Russell for coordinating this really successful fundraiser.

    

From the Health Nurse

Communicable Diseases and Immunisations

We have been notified of current cases of chicken pox  (Click here for an information brochure) in WA Primary Schools. This is a timely reminder to ensure your child’s immunisations are up to date.

Maintaining a high level of immunisation within our community is very important to control the spread of communicable diseases and to keep everyone well, especially those who are most at risk such as; babies, pregnant mothers, the elderly and those who are unwell or immunocompromised.

Your child can have their 4 year old / Kindy age immunisations from 3 ½ years of age. 

If your child has missed any of their vaccinations or is old enough to receive their next booster vaccines please visit your Doctor or Immunisation clinic to enhance their protection from communicable diseases such as chicken pox.

If your child becomes unwell please consult your doctor.

School Health Nurse

Parents/Guardians Year 6 Students

A Health Information letter, Scoliosis and Colour Blindness Pamphlet has been distributed to Year 6 students. Please see below information and look out for the brochures as now is the time to follow up on this important information.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It can be detected by a simple examination of the back.

The normal spine has three curves – one in the neck, on in the upper back and one in the lower back. These curves can be seen from the side, but when you look from behind the spine should appear straight. If the spine has a sideways curve, this is scoliosis.

An information leaflet about Scoliosis has been distributed to all year 6 students. Please read through the information provided and check your child for scoliosis as described in the leaflet. 

If you have any concerns, please contact your General Practitioner.

Colour blindness

Colour blindness means that a person cannot distinguish some colours or see the colours differently to other people. Very few people who are colour blind are ‘blind’ to all colours. Commonly, the colours seen differently are greens, yellows, oranges and reds.

An information leaflet on colour blindness has been distributed to all year 6 students.

For more information and see the Colour Blind Awareness and Support Group on http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~doverton/

If you have any concerns, colour vision testing can be performed by some General Practitioners, Eye specialists or Optometrists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perth Goju Karate

Perth Goju Karate teaches karate classes in your local area.

A special offer for the school’s students – 4 WEEKS FREE beginners karate lessons!

Classes are held after school and are a great way for children of all ages to learn self-defense in a fun and safe environment.

We also teach classes for teens and adults in the local area at night and they are fantastic for fitness, well being and self-defence.

Classes continue over the school holidays (with a short break over the Christmas period) which makes it perfect for the kids who are looking to try something on the holidays.

Karate has many benefits which include confidence, respect, discipline and fitness.

Call now to take advantage of this 4 week trial.

Sensei Johnny Moran – 0402 830 402

Choirs 4 Kids

Choirs4kids is community singing groups for children from ages 3-13. They have two age groups: Singing Joeys (age 3-6) and Singing Roos (age 6-13).
Joeys learn the basics of singing and songs based on a theme whilst finding their voices and boosting confidence. Roos learn modern and some older songs, work together on harmonies and general singing skills to boost volume and quality of their voice. We also work a lot on confidence and self-belief, creating a safe environment for these young people to find their voice or extend it. 

Classes are in Melville on Tuesdays and South Perth on Wednesdays.  Payments are pro rata for the term and you can find out more info and current term prices at choirs4kids.com.au

Contact Sue for more info in 0414 205 919 or visit the website. 

Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan

Learn Taekwondo, Self Defence, Martial Arts from World Taekwondo Champion, Carmela Hartnett 8th Dan Black Belt. 

Improves focus, fitness, confidence, self discipline and social interaction in a fun environment. Ages 6 +

Leeming Senior High School, (Performing Arts Room) Cnr Farrington & Findlay Rds

Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm

 Stricker Indoor Sports Centre  55 Farrington Road Leeming

 Saturday 4:30pm-5:30pm

 Phone 9256 4359 or 0434 165 298 to find out about our Super Special Beginner Trial.