Week 10 finds us getting ready for the holiday! I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable break and we are looking forward to seeing everyone back for an exciting Term 4 and run to the end of the year.
The school choir did an outstanding job representing the school. Mrs Sutton took the choir to sing on the weekend to the Perth Concert Hall and the students sang with several other schools. Congratulations to the Choir for their outstanding effort and to Mrs Sutton for her extra time and effort that she puts in.
This week we are running our two days of Athletics Carnivals. These days are highly enjoyed by the students and it looks like we have been blessed with the weather. Please follow instructions around seating and not removing students to help us out. Thanks
School Development Day
Next term we have a development day to start things off. We have a full day planned, including a speaker coming from central office to train the staff around Connect and One Drive. Students start Tuesday Oct 12
Over these holidays we are upgrading the junior playground. This project has been funded 50/50 with the P&C and we are very grateful to have such a well organised and run committee. We are also very thankful to the wider community for their generosity in supporting fundraising events.
We will see some exciting new play equipment installed and this will enable the junior students to keep fit, challenge themselves and develop new skills. This project has been overseen by Mrs Kidd who has done a fantastic job of getting a great product at a good price.
The school has a committee looking at building a new school garden for the students to interact with and help grow and maintain. This new garden will be situated between the tennis courts and the old undercover areas. The plan is to develop some new garden beds with each cluster taking responsibility and maintaining a bed. We will also develop the grounds and plant some fruit trees etc. It is an exciting initiative If you wish to assist (working bee coming up!) please contact Lauren Kreuger.
OSHC Provider Expression of Interest (EOI)
Schools are expected to run an open market expression of interest (EOI) process when an onsite OSHC service has been delivered by the same provider for a period greater than 5 consecutive years. As this is the case with the current OSHC provider, Leeming Primary School is now seeking expressions of interest from licensed providers to deliver an Out of School Hour Care (OSHC) service from the school site, commencing January 2022. EOI’s close 4pm Friday 22 October 2021. Additional EOI information can be found here
In general, the school has been very lucky to have low levels of vandalism and we appreciate the community’s assistance in reporting any problems. Over the holidays please use School Watch if you have any concerns 1800 177 777 (free call).
Recently, we have had a few incidents that we are looking at. One line of inquiry would be to install a few security cameras as a deterrent and to assist the police, post events. To be able to get to a point of getting quotes the school needs to be able to state the community’s position on the issue. Please keep an eye out for a survey sent by the school. Thanking You
I have been training hard and keeping fit. Unfortunately, due to Covid19 the Australian Master’s Games have been postponed until 2022! I am quite disappointed, but these things happen. I have leave booked for week 1 on next term to participate. Boxing WA is going to hold a competition during this time slot now, so I am going to compete in that. I will let you know how it went, when I am back on deck in Week 2. During this week the very capable Ms Thomson will be in charge.
Does your child know how they would respond if faced with a moral dilemma? Thinking through difficult decisions now can help calibrate your child’s moral compass and provide guidance for real-life situations. Use these scenarios as a basis for engaging in conversation about making decisions between right and wrong.
We hope you enjoy the conversations these conundrums will generate as a family!
From LPS Ethical Understandings Committee
2.0 Lea has been offered something she really wants. Unfortunately, it’s terribly unfair to a lot of other people and she knows it. Should she allow herself to benefit from an unfair situation?
Week 1: I have a go and do my best at everything.
Week 2: I respond quickly to signals and instructions.
FROM THE CLASSROOM
On Saturday the 18th of September, 32 students from the Leeming Primary School Choir performed at the Perth Concert Hall as part of the WA Massed Choir Festival. These children performed with 500 other students in Concert Number 4 in a series of 9 evening concerts which saw over 5000 students from Government schools perform at the magnificent Perth Concert Hall.
On Saturday night almost 2000 family and friends made up the audience and were wowed by the amazing singing by the students in the Massed Choir.
I was incredibly proud of every one of our choir members who performed so well and were wonderful ambassadors for Leeming Primary School.
The choir meets every Wednesday morning from 8.15am until 8.50am and is made up of students in Years 4 to 6.
Congratulations to the Leeming Primary School Choir, you made the whole school proud of you on Saturday night.
As part of our Sustainability and School Garden Revitalisation programs, we have acquired 3 new bins to promote and encourage the collection of eligible recyclable containers within our school community.
Our aim is to develop student awareness of the importance of recycling to protect our environment by limiting unnecessary waste. In addition to this, the monies raised will be utilised in relocating and establishing a more vibrant school garden for the benefit of the students and wider school community.
The mint green bins will be placed in easily accessible areas each day for families to drop their recyclables These locations are:
- Cluster 1 Room 2 (at the end of the front school footpath)
- Cluster 3 Room 12 (cul-de-sac school entrance)
- School Undercover Area
If you do not wish to bring the containers to school and prefer to take them to your local collection centre, but would still like to donate, we have a school ID scheme number that you can utilise:
Scheme ID is: C10492761
Please CLICK HERE for information outlining which containers are eligible for collection.
We would greatly appreciate your support in this initiative.
Term 3 2021 Support Our Schools Program (SOS) update for Gilbert’s Fresh Markets, Willetton.
As of 9/09/2021, the Gilbert’s Fresh, Willetton SOS Program has 26 schools and 1,711 customers signed up. Plus, Gilbert’s has donated $27,031.00 to local schools since the program commenced in May 2018. Here are the current details:
Leeming PS – 68 supporters, has received $1,080.00 in the SOS Program, + an extra $100 bonus since joining in May 2018. Current total $165.00
This week saw Sesei Heald and Mrs Sutton work in collaboration with the Leeming Lions Club, the Mens Shed and Bunnings in a project to make a set of 15 Taiko Drums.
In Term 4, Leeming Primary School will be running an after school Taiko drumming project open to all students. Taiko drums are incredibly expensive which is why our school worked in collaboration with community organisations to make our own set of drums.
In preparation for teaching the students in the Taiko Club, Sensei Heald and Mrs Sutton have been spending hours at weekend Taiko drumming workshops throughout this year learning drumming techniques.
Thank you to all the volunteers who came on the day to help in the making of the drums. I think you will agree that our Taiko drums look spectacular.
We are very excited about the first Taiko Drumming Club session starting next term at Leeming Primary School. As Taiko drumming is a Japanese art form, our club will be a combined project between our Japanese teacher, Sensei Heald and Mrs Sutton our Music Specialist.