Message from the Executive Administration Team

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Last week’s events confirmed our strong school culture, underpinned by shared values and celebrated through community engagement at WPS. Many thanks to the wonderful parents and grandparents who attended the Book Week Parade, P&C Colour Run and assisted their children to create amazing ‘Curious Creatures’ costumes, seek sponsorship for the Lap-a-thon and show gratitude to their teachers on World Teachers’ Day.

Engagement and Relationships

World Teachers’ Day was a wonderful recognition for our dedicated staff and indeed all teachers who have worked tirelessly throughout this challenging year to ensure continuity of curriculum while maintaining high levels of engagement through additional curricular experiences and aligned whole school pedagogies and activities. A huge thank you to the P&C executive and class representatives who organised the most amazing morning tea for staff on Friday and to Mark Dillon at Mooba for the mammoth effort in coordinating coffee for all our staff.

#thankteachers #brightfuture

Teaching and Learning

In Term 4 we traditionally present data on the progress toward achieving the targets outlined in the school Business Plan to staff and the School Board.

Due to NAPLAN assessments not being conducted in 2020, the academic targets reportable are significantly reduced. However, last week’s presentation to the Board highlighted some significant gains in performance Target 4: Achieve above the national mean in Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) assessments in priority learning areas.


• Students in Years 2- 6 sit the online PAT test in Mathematics and Reading

• Students in Years 3-6 sit the online PAT test in Science

• Testing schedule is once a year in Term 2

• Students can sit different tests according to ability to ensure progress can be measured accurately

• Not all Australian schools use ACER PAT assessments to measure student progress

Learning Environment:

We pride ourselves on maintaining a safe learning environment. I remind parents who use the Kiss and Drive on Simper St and Alexander St to stay with their vehicles, move forward when space becomes available and refrain from making U turns after exiting the Kiss and Drive on Simper St.

School hats – caps are not permitted to be worn in the playground between the beginning of September and end of May. Please ensure your child has a broad-brimmed hat for school that is clearly labelled with their name.

Dates for the Diary:

9 – 13 November    Year 6 Surfing, Rooms 17 & 18

16 – 20 November  Year 6 Surfing, Rooms 14 & 15

19 November          Senior Choir Massed Choir Sing Festival excursion, 10:30 -1:30pm

20 November          Junior Music Talent Quest (Year 3 and 4) 1:30pm in under covered area

23 Nov – 4 Dec       Year 1-3 Swimming Lessons

24 November          Year 1 2021 Parent Information and School Tour 9:15 -10:15am

26 November          Year 5 Astronomy Night camp 6:30pm to 8:30am

27 November         Senior Music Talent Quest (Years 5 and 6) 1:30pm in under-cover area

Collaborate, Connect, Communicate. 

Yours in learning,

Executive Admin Team

Donna, Alan, Milani, Tamara

Book Parade

Halloween Recess is TOMORROW – Wednesday 4 October

To ensure we move through the lines quickly and everyone gets served, we will have two tables set up one for years 1-3 and another for years 3-6.

Sausage Mummies                                                                                  $2

Cobweb Pizza Margarita                                                                         $1

Cheesy Vegemite Bones                                                                          $1

Brains and Meatball Cups –spaghetti in tomato sauce with meatballs   $2

Ghastly Ghost Cookies                                                                            $1

Green Eyeball Jelly Cups                                                                         50c

Sweet Spiced Pumpkin Muffins                                                              $1

Grave Diggers Chocolate Custard                                                          $2.50

If there are any parents free between 10.15am and 11.15am to help serve recess, please call the canteen on 9253 9424 or email Genna at This will be a fun one!

Any help is always appreciated.

Volunteer Roster

We are desperately short of volunteer positions THIS Thursday and Friday, 5th and 6th November.

Please add your name to our signup link if you can spare a couple of hours.

See you in the kitchen,

Julie & Genna

School Photos

Notes have been handed out to students.  Emails have been sent to parents who have provided email addresses.

Parents, please register with the codes to view and order online.  If you still need a code, please contact me direct via email.

Free delivery to the school ends on the 12 November.  Delivery will be approximately the 20 November.

Sibling photos:  Emails have been sent out to those families.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thanks again,

Grant Taylor

0487 304 616

Cyber Safety – Beacon App

Safety and wellbeing is the absolute priority for WPS and schools across Western Australia.  On 14 September, Channel 7s Flashpoint explored the challenges of cyber safety for both parents and teachers. Minister Ellery was interviewed and gave her opinion on a cyber safety app called Beacon which has been developed locally by the Telethon Kids Institute. You can watch the program to find out more. 

You can download the Beacon App through your phone’s app store.

The Great Coastal Clean Up

Support one of our students, Poppy, to help clean up our local beaches. Poppy is holding a coastal clean-up day on Sunday 15 November, from 3:30-5:00pm from Floreat Kiosk to Clancy’s City Beach.  We are welcoming anyone willing to have a fun time with friends and family, while taking a small step to a sustainable future for the environment.  As a great way to thank all participants there will be a free sausage sizzle held after the clean-up of which the produce has been kindly donated by Wembley IGA. The clean-up will start at 3:30pm and end at 5:00pm. Please bring along a reusable bag, gloves and hand sanitiser. We hope to see you there! Stay green Wembley!

Use the link to secure free tickets for your friends, family and you. Ticketing closes Friday 13 November