Message from the Executive Administration Team
Dear parents and caregivers
I hope everyone managed to take advantage of the fleeting sunshine over the weekend, it was a welcome change wasn’t it? I’m sure you will be aware of the disappearance of 4 year old Cleo Smith recently. As mum to a 4 year old daughter, it is quite close to home for me. I know it can be an unsettling time for parents. You will also have received a Stranger Danger alert by direct email today. It’s important we remain alert but we maintain a sense of calm and routine for our children with the right safeguards in place. As a school we are keeping the focus on protective behaviours in developmentally appropriate ways according to year level. On the school website, there is a ‘Protective Behaviours for Parents’ Handbook’ which outlines the language used in the Protective Behaviours curriculum and tips for parents. You can find the resource under the Information tab under Parent Resources, or click here.
Year 6 Camp: What an adventure our Year 6s had at the end of last week at Forest Edge Recreation Camp in Waroona. By all accounts, our students embraced the challenges presented through abseiling, kayaking, climbing, raft building and more. It was a time for our graduating students to connect and grow away from home. Thank you so much to our teachers and EAs who put so much preparation and planning into the camp, plus time away from their families to ensure these kids had an amazing time. To Mr Alan Ramsey, Mrs Leigh McCarthy, Mr John Porteous, Ms Hannah Cox, Mrs Renae Small, Mrs Kirby Harper, Mrs Tess Thuang, Mrs Geraldine Pratley, Miss Laura Smith, Mrs Kate Gibson, Miss Kate Goyder and Mr Jon Bowman, thank you. I know our students are very grateful to have had the opportunity.
World Teacher’s Day: This Friday 29 October is a day where we acknowledge the wonderful work our teachers do, day in and day out to help your children grow and learn at school. Being a teacher is a very special occupation which really does consume you and our teachers spend countless hours outside of the school day on lesson planning, collaborating with colleagues, analysing student achievement data, marking student work, setting up classrooms as inviting learning environments, working with external health professionals, developing individual plans, writing reports, choosing resources, uploading to Seesaw, meeting with parents and the list goes on. We can’t also forget teaching their students each day and doing playground duty. Teachers do it because they love to see their students have those lightbulb moments, to see them develop socially and emotionally and to develop a love of learning. I am sure you will join me in helping our teachers know how appreciated they are this Friday. It might be a little note, card or drawing by your child or even a simple flower from the garden. We will be hosting a morning tea in honour of our teachers, thank you to class reps and the P&C for supporting us in spoiling our teachers.
The Fathering Project: Don’t forget that this Friday, the first Fathering Project event involving kids, dads and father figures is happening. The Paper Planes & Pizza event is being held at the school from 4:30-6:30pm. You will need to register and pay via the Qkr app (P & C Fundraising Events) by Thursday 28 October to take part. We hope the community will get behind the first event. Thank you to The Dads of Grantham St (DOGS) and the P&C for supporting this great community-building initiative.
Connect, Collaborate, Communicate
Yours in learning
Tamara, Alan, Rachel and Kerry
Morning Running Club
Running Club will commence this week, on Friday morning 29 October at 7.45am on the oval.
It will take place once per week for the remainder of Term 4. Friday mornings on odd weeks, and Wednesday mornings on even weeks. That is, this week is odd (Week 3).
It will be run by Mr Bowman and Mrs Watson and is open to all students from Years PP to 6. In the case of bad weather it will be cancelled.
Physical Education Specialist
Celebrating Student Success
Congratulations to Agatha in Room 3, Year 2 who was awarded 1st place in the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers in the lower primary category for her story, ‘Sophie’s Secret Mystery’. We are so proud of your achievement Agatha! Agatha’s story is available for reading at Subiaco Library.
MS Readathon Award
Wembley Primary School’s outstanding achievement in the MS Readathon was celebrated last Tuesday at our first face-to-face assembly for the year. Shelly Thompson from the team at MS Readathon presented us with a plaque, and the whole school was treated to a sausage sizzle and icypole to celebrate being named as the top fundraising school in Australia!
Students also had a meet and greet with former Wildcats player Damian Martin who is an ambassador for MSWA. Our top five fundraisers were also lucky enough to have a photo shoot with him.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated or donated, as every little bit helps to raise awareness of the challenges that people face when living with a neurological condition.
We are so proud of you Wembley Primary School!
Madame Ibbotson and Mrs Jordan
Halloween recess pre-orders close tomorrow.
We’re baking delicious, spooky cupcakes and teaming them up with a carton of Browne’s milk and a special edition Ghastly Ghostly Sippah Straw for recess this Friday 29 October.
$5.00 each and orders need to be placed by noon tomorrow, Wednesday 27 October.
Orders are open now via Quickcliq or at the canteen counter.
To avoid congestion, children who order will be issued a ticket to collect their treats from the undercover area at recess on Friday.
Alternative milk is available for those who can’t tolerate dairy products. Please write this in the ‘Health Warning’ section when placing your order on Quickcliq.
We will still serve our normal recess, though on a much smaller scale.
Something new this term, we have been inviting year groups to sign up each week. It’s a great opportunity to grab a bunch of friends, new or old, and catch up while also helping out in the canteen and seeing your kids at play.
Year 2 parents started strong with a full roster in Week 2. This week, being Week 3, we are encouraging Year 3 parents. In weeks 4, 5 and 6, we encourage those year groups to join us before Year 1 parents in Week 7.
But of course, anyone is welcome at any time, so if you are able to help out please click here
Community News – Bike Month
The Town of Cambridge is celebrating Bike Month during our ‘Bring Your Bike’ Day on Saturday 30 October 2021, between 10am and 3pm at 1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat, at the Administration Centre.
Bring your old bike and donate it to a local charity.
Bring your old sporting equipment and clothes and swap it out for something different or just take what you like!
Bring your bike and let the BikeDr help you with basic maintenance and setup.
Bring your decorated bike from 12pm and embrace the spirit of Halloween, win a $50 voucher and spot prizes.
Let the Bike Smart team teach you more about bike safety and how to use shared paths.
More information available on the Town’s website below, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.