Message from the Executive Administration Team

Dear parents and caregivers

COVID-19: Last week, my message to you was about the relaxation of restrictions and today we enter a new lockdown. How quickly things can change in this pandemic. As we enter the four-day lockdown period today, we are thankful that schools have been allowed to stay open and students can finish the learning programs as planned. As the community emails have stated, we are open for learning for all students this week. We respect that some families may choose to keep their children home; the Premier has indicated you have that choice this week. We ask that you keep us informed of your child’s reason for absence through the SMS attendance system.

School Leadership: I have been asked by the Director of Education, North Metropolitan Region to continue as Principal in Term 3. I have accepted the position and look forward to continuing to lead Wembley Primary School next term. Congratulations to Donna Snow who has had her tenure as Collegiate Principal extended.

I wanted to thank you all for your support and encouragement in my first term as principal. I feel very privileged to lead this school and am solely focused on ensuring that as a school we provide our kids with the opportunities that they deserve, so that every child has the chance to shine and grow. That effort is a collaborative one, involving every member of staff and every parent and carer. Thank you for continuing to support us as we embed the Wembley CARES values and work towards our vision, ‘To foster a culture of curiosity and innovation, empowering our students to be caring, courageous members of our community.’ I look forward to another great term at Wembley.

Interschool Cross Country: Last Wednesday, our driven and motivated cross country team competed against nine other schools in the City Beach PS Invitational Cross Country event. Our team made us very proud on the day, showing incredible grit, resilience and talent in their respective races. I am very proud to announce that Wembley PS came 1st for the tenth year in a row – what an achievement!

Extra special congratulations must go to those who placed on the podium:

Leo V – 2nd, Year 3 Boys

Mitchell P –  2nd, Year 5 Boys

Sansa T –  1st, Year 5 Girls

Uma Carr – 3rd, Year 6 Girls

Thank you to our physical education specialist teachers Mr Jon Bowman and Mrs Kathy Watson for the work that went into preparing our team for the event, with many early morning running training sessions and organisation. Thanks also to our parent helpers for the training, faction event and interschool event – we couldn’t do it without you.

Teaching and Learning

Mathematics: Lighthouse Maths is a program that develops the capability of primary teachers as leaders in inquiry maths approaches, with a focus on the use of problem solving and reasoning techniques to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of maths through challenging tasks. Through workshops, coaching and networking sessions with peers; it aims to empower primary educators with a tool kit to enhance their teaching practice and improve student engagement and achievement in maths.

Room 5 with Miss Ryan and Room 25 with Miss McClean have been lucky enough to be involved in this program so far this year. Year 2 students are captured in these photos participating in the process. These teachers will be sharing their practice with more staff in the months to come. Next term Lighthouse Maths will be facilitating some parent workshops after school to share how parents can help their students at home with maths. Stay tuned for dates!

NAIDOC Week: This week across the school, the spotlight is on the 2021 theme, ‘Heal Country!’.

Across the school, students are being immersed in First Nations cultures and histories. The theme calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect and maintain all aspects of First Nations cultures and heritage. Thank you to Mrs Jordan for the wonderful organisation of quality literature in the NAIDOC display in the School Library.

We would love our families to join us in extending these conversations into next week, the official commencement of NAIDOC Week is this Sunday. Think about the following:

  • Who are the traditional owners of Country where our school and homes are located?
  • What does it mean to care for Country, what does it mean to be a caretaker?
  • Why do we need to care for Country?
  • How can you care for Country?
  • How are we connected to Country?

Country is always spelled with a capital C, as the meaning of Country is more than just ownership or connection to land.



Student Representative Council: Over the past few weeks, led by Senior Teacher Hannah Cox, our Year 6 prefects and Head Boy and Head Girl have been coordinating the process for our very first Student Representative Council (SRC). The SRC will represent the student body and give a voice to all students in relation to matters that affect them including policy development, new initiatives and health and wellbeing.

Students self-nominated and then once the top three candidates from each class were decided by their peers and teachers, students in Years 3-6 gave a short speech to the Year 6 leaders. Today, the final few are presenting including our Head Girl, Juliet via WebEx! Well done to these students for having the courage and commitment to put themselves forward as a student representative. We look forward to seeing who will be part of the first SRC.


Thank you to Ms Cox who has worked with our student leaders to develop this model and oversee the process. Student agency through authentic leadership opportunities is a key focus area for the school in our current business plan and the SRC will allow us to hear the voices of a greater cross-section of the student population for positive and collaborative change.


Community Engagement

The Fathering Project: Recently, one of the dads in the community approached the school about launching The Fathering Project at Wembley PS. The Fathering Project is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve child development outcomes by inspiring and equipping fathers and father-figures to effectively engage with their kids. Founded in 2013 by Professor Bruce Robinson in Western Australia, the program is now running in hundreds of schools across Australia

The Fathering Project supports the needs of dads and father-figures to engage with their children through Dads Groups. The Dads Groups meet as dads only to enable fathers and father-figures to connect and also through organised dads and kids events.

We would like you to ‘save the date’ for Tuesday 27 July at 7pm which will be the launch event at a location to be confirmed. Should there be sufficient interest for the launch we can then move forward with setting up the Wembley chapter. Early next term, an RSVP link will be distributed and we encourage fathers and father-figures to come along and find out what it’s all about. Thank you to Ehsan Karaji for initiating this community engagement project.

On behalf of all staff, I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday break. I know it is much needed after this extra-long term. Tomorrow, parents and carers will receive the Semester 1 report which will be a great way to reflect on the progress and achievements of our students. Let’s hope these restrictions lift so we can all enjoy a little more freedom on the holidays.

Collaborate, Connect, Communicate.

Yours in learning

Executive Admin Team

Tamara, Alan, Rachel and Melinda

Interschool Cross Country

Congratulations to –

Leo V – 2nd, Year 3 Boys

Mitchell P –  2nd, Year 5 Boys

Sansa T –  1st, Year 5 Girls

Uma Carr – 3rd, Year 6 Girls

ICAS Assessment – Years 4, 5 and 6

We are pleased to offer Wembley Primary School students in Years 4, 5 and 6 the opportunity to participate in the online ICAS Assessments in English and Mathematics this year. ICAS is designed to target and challenge students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English and Mathematics.

If you take up the opportunity for your child to sit these assessments please note the details below:

  • Please register your child to participate via the parent page link:
  • Your school access code is: RDI748
  • Payment and registration must be completed by Sunday 1 August 2021
  • ICAS English will be sat in class during (16 August to 20 August 2021)
  • ICAS Mathematics in class during (August 30 to Friday 3 Sept 2021)
  • The cost is $17.05 per assessment and this cost is paid directly to UNSW Global through the parent payment portal link.

If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Harris, Deputy Principal – or at the school on 9253 9400. Please be aware that there are no extensions to registration/payment which must be made by Sunday August 1 2021.

Canteen – Volunteers Urgently Needed

VOLUNTEERS are REQUIRED and still allowed in the canteen as per the WA Canteen Association guidelines. Masks are required.

We still need one person each day THIS Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Please, please, PLEASE help us get through this week!


Delicious, fresh sushi available to pre-order NOW.

All orders MUST be placed by 1pm on WEDNESDAY via Quickcliq or cash sales at the canteen.

All varieties are dairy, gluten and sesame free-with GF Teriyaki Chicken as an option to order.

Teriyaki Chicken (please choose GF if required)



5 pieces for $6


Winding down into the holidays, we replaced our prep day this week with a full kitchen scrub down.

Along with Covid interruptions, our menu will be restricted so please understand if your first choice or favourite flavour Juice Bomb isn’t available. Notices of restrictions are on Quickcliq and we will advise those who place orders at the canteen counter.

We do have Mexican Tortillas and Chicken Nuggets with Hand Cut Wedges coming so watch the Quickcliq welcome message and the P&C Facebook page.


It has been decided that the canteen will move from Quickcliq to QKR ordering next term.

Each student should already have a profile set up as the school already uses this platform.

More information will follow, including refunding your balance on Quickcliq.

THANKS Everyone!

It has been a big term and I’d like to personally thank everyone for supporting the canteen and helping us grow and improve.

Students, parents, carers, staff, suppliers and our P&C committee, canteen sub-comittee and our brilliant canteen convenor – thanks!

Extra special thanks to our fabulous volunteers. For all the hours or minutes you were able to spare, we appreciated every moment that you gave us. You all know, we really couldn’t operate without you. We have a very supportive community.

We’re looking forward to a bigger and better second Semester!

See you all next term with some changes and new menu items.

Happy holiday!


Canteen Manager

Loose Parts – Call for Donations

We need your help as our Loose Parts play stocks have become rather depleted! Over the holidays, if you are clearing out the kitchen cupboards or garage and have loose parts items and materials that you would like to donate, please save them for this play area.

Loose Parts are materials that can be moved, carried, redesigned, lined up and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of instructions that can be used alone or combined with other materials. Students use pots and pans, kitchen utensils, material, tubing, crates, buckets, crates and timber to play shops, create cubbies and do digs in the sandpit.

When we return, the items can be dropped off before school to the Loose Parts storage area opposite the Junior Playground and new climbing frame. Please make sure the items are safe to be used by children.

Homeless Connect Perth Donations

Dear Wembley Community

Thank you so much for the generous donations that have already come in.

We will continue the collection of NEW socks, blankets, beanies and toiletries (soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and brushes, deodorant and brushes/combs) until Week 2 of Term 3.

Please place your donation in the tubs outside the library.

Thank you for your kindness.

Mrs Jordan and Miss Smith

Crazy Hair Day Correction

It was accidentally reported the incorrect amount of money raised at the Crazy Hair Day. We raised almost $1,000, not almost $1,600. Thank you again to everyone who took part and helped raise funds for the Year 6 camp.

Tiffany Fox

P&C President

School Mobile Dental Van

The Dental Mobile will be closed from Monday 05/07/2021 until Wednesday 14/07/2021 inclusive.

It will re-open on Thursday 15/07/2021.

We are currently located at Nedlands Primary School, access via View Way, Nedlands.

Emergency cover during our closure is Beaconsfield Dental Therapy centre.  Phone : 9335 8758

Subiaco Mobile I Dental Health Services

North Metropolitan Health Service
Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services

T: 0417 180 553
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Our Vision: Excellence in health care for our community.

Book Week P&C Costume Sale

The P&C are having a costume sale in the undercover area on Friday 6 August.  Perhaps over the coming holidays is a good chance to set aside pre-loved costumes that your children no longer need or want.  The costumes can be dropped off in boxes provided in the undercover area on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 August.