From The Principal – Fortnightly updates
Term 3 has been as busy as ever and we are just about to start swimming lessons. There are lots of things going on at school.
We are negotiating the dates around the Science Lab upgrade, it is looking like it will be close to the next school holidays.
We have a range of student teachers from Murdoch and Curtin Universities at school to assist with the next generation of teachers coming through.
We have incursions and excursions planned to make school as interesting and challenging as it can be.
Swimming lessons start next week. Lessons and transport to and from the pool will take up a lot of time over the next 2 weeks. Thank you for assisting us with this program as it is something that we value highly.
Royal Life Saving believes that the rapid increase in drowning in young adults aged 15-24 year old’s is undeniably linked to a fall in the swimming and water safety skills of children in Australia over the past 10 years.
In 2011-12 there was an increase of 25% in drowning in 15-24 year old’s, with 86% of these drowning deaths being males, with many drowning whilst swimming, boating or fishing with friends in the nation’s rivers, dams and at beaches.
Lock Down Drill (Code Purple – or continuous siren)
Last week, as part of emergency planning, we undertook a lockdown drill. It went very smoothly and showed that we have good processes in place to ensure the safety of the students in an event that requires the students to be contained. A couple of area’s were highlighted for improvement and one of those is to ensure that the volunteers in the canteen know what to do!
There is an initiative happening at the moment to try and create some safer / more supportive places in schools. As students will sometimes use toilets as a place to go when they are upset, transforming these areas into more supportive areas makes sense.
I would like to start with the senior girl’s toilets and see how we go from there. I would like to repaint the doors with supportive messages and brighter colours. It would also be good to have the kid’s helpline number.
I am hoping that there is a/some artistic parent or community member who could assist us with this project. If this sounds like a project that interests you, can please make contact with me.
As part of our on going review of processes, we will be asking students who have worked with our school chaplain, to undertake a short survey.
Week 7: I initiate and respond to greetings.
Week 8: I am responsible for my actions even when I make mistakes.
Book Week – My secret power is reading
A fantastic book week dress-up, thank you to all the parents, children and staff that made this so much fun
Glory Boys 2019
In Friday of week 2 we had 14 of our senior boys attend the annual Eastern Regional Championships (Glory Boys Cup) at Hossack reserve. The boys played four games in total, winning two and losing two. It was a great day out there with the boys putting in immense effort and coming in 3rd place in their division. Only missing out on the State Championships by goal difference.
There were some great goals and some great misses on the day. All the boys enjoyed the day and they also got to see some amazing talent and skills out there on the pitch from some great teams. The boys will receive their certificates at the next school assembly.
State Cross-Country 2019
On Friday the 9th of August we sent 12 of our best runners to the annual Primary School Cross-Country Championship at UWA Sports Park. We had a great day weather wise with the sun out for us. Each student who competed in their race was up against students from a range of schools from the country and metro. Each year group was racing a huge number of competitors ranging from 251 to 418.
Our students who competed showed great pace and strength in the races to achieve their personal bests. They all had a great day out there supporting one another at the finish line and running their own races. Our two best runners for the day were Lucas and Tanatswa from the Year 5 Boys division who placed 58th and 86th.
Our student places and photos are below:
Girls Year 4 & Under:
Boys Year 4 & Under
Boys Year 5
Girls Year 6
Boys Year 6
Room 10 just received this certificate for their great results in the Word Mania practice round.
We are currently sitting top of the Year 4 WA schools and 9th on the National Leader board for Round 1!
Although the scores change everyday.
Massed Choir Festival
The Leeming Primary School Choir will be performing in the Massed Choir Festival at the Perth Concert Hall on the 18 th of September.
Today they joined with 7 other schools for a combined, cluster rehearsal at Churchlands Senior High School. They will attend another another cluster rehearsal on Monday of Week 9 prior to the concert.
Mrs Sutton is so proud of the commitment each student has shown by attending before school rehearsals every Friday.
Their behaviour and singing at today’s rehearsal was outstanding and they are all wonderful ambassadors for Leeming Primary School.