From The Principal – Fortnightly update
I hope that everyone has had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Term 2 is going to be a busy but positive one. This term we welcome Mr Kellow to Rm 1/2, he will be working with Mrs Thomas and is here Monday’s and Tuesday’s. Mrs Gordon will be working on Wednesday’s undertaking Level 3 teacher roles.
It has been great to see the use of mindfulness across the school. Students are getting an opportunity to train their brains and have skills in case they require them at some stage. It is also great to hear students using ‘mindful’ language talking to each other.
Walk to School Day
Term 2 – Walk Safely to School Day (17th May 2019)
Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all primary school children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.
WSTSD promotes the important message that active kids are healthy kids. The event encourages parents, carers and their children to build regular walking to and from school into their daily routine. Children need a minimum of 60 minutes exercise per day. Encouraging less driving and more walking aims to decrease dangerous vehicle congestion around schools and reduce carbon emissions from idling cars. Lastly, it is just a nice way to be part of your community. Visit www.walk.com.au/WSTSD to accesses a huge range of resources for your school.
In week 3 we will be holding NAPLAN online again. This is an annual test for the year 3’s and 5’s. It provides some useful information for the school and the Department. The school prepares the students sensibly and provides the students with some test practice so that they are familiar with the process. We don’t however wish for the testing to cause stress to the students and we are not making it more important than it is. If your child is showing an anxiety regarding the upcoming tests please reassure them and practice of the skills learn’t in mindfulness may help.
This year we have been able to release Mrs Uden for a few hours. During this time, she will be providing whole school leadership of Digital Technology. The Roe network is driving an initiative to ensure that schools are heading in the right direction and that schools are using technology in the best ways to enhance teaching and learning. Mrs Uden will be representing the school at these meetings and following up with planning where we head forward.
This term we have engaged the services of Winthrop to run some training with staff to up-skill their understanding of digital technologies.
Edutech International Conference and Expo
In June, I will be attending a two day Conference held in Sydney. This is an opportunity to hear international leaders in education speak about where we are at and where we are heading with the usage of technology in education.
School Development Day
This term we have moved the School Development Day to Tuesday 4th June, this connects onto the long weekend. Students will attend school on Wednesday June 5.
On the School Development Day, we will be working with Banksia Park PS. We have guest speakers organised and will be off site in the afternoon. Much of the day will be allocated to reflecting upon how well the school is progressing the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework.
WA Education Awards 2019
Each year the Department of Education runs awards across of variety of categories. Last year two schools in our network won awards. Brookman PS won primary school of the year and Lynwood SHS won Secondary School of the year. It is an honour for staff to be nominated. If you feel that you would like to nominate any of our teachers or education assistants, please take some time and visit: education.wa.edu.au/awards
Undercover area fan
With funding provided through the P&C, the school has installed a very large, high quality fan in the undercover area. This will enable it to be more pleasant for the students on hot days (which will return). It will make our graduations and assembly better. We are very grateful to the P&C for the fundraising that they do and that they assist us in improving our school.
Week 3: I am on time, organised and ready to learn.
Week 4: I follow instructions of staff.
Glory Girls Cup
At the end of last term we had eleven of our senior girls compete in the annual Glory Girls Cup at Hossack Reserve. They played a total of five games, with their best game being a 3 nil win over the Parkwood B side. It was a long day for the girls, who played some great soccer. The girls competed well and finished 5th overall. At the next assembly Thursday 09/05/19 the girls with be presented with their certificates.
Thank you, 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