Message from the Executive Administration Team
Dear Parents and Caregivers
I hope you enjoyed a well-earned long weekend and the opportunity to visit the classrooms
at drop off this morning.
It was wonderful to so many families join us on the school oval on Friday evening for the
P&C’s Welcome Picnic. Many thanks to the small committee of volunteers who worked to
ensure the event was a great success. We look forward to many more opportunities for the
community to come together post Phase 4 COVID restrictions.
Relationships and Engagement:
The Year 4-6 Faction Swimming Carnival is on next Wednesday 10 March at HBF Stadium in the outside pool. We look forward to parents and grandparents coming to spectate and assist. Please ensure your children have appropriate sun smart attire; a brimmed hat, rashie/shirt, sunscreen and food and water bottles.
Edu-Dance – the Term 1 Edu-Dance program has been a great success. It has given students an opportunity to shine outside the classroom and get to know their new class friends in a social setting.
In order to engage parents, we are holding four concerts on Wednesday 24 March and Tuesday 30 March.
One parent is invited to attend, however, seating will not be available inside the under-cover area. Times will be advertised in the next newsletter.
Parent/Teacher interviews are on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March. You will be invited to book a 10 minute interview time with your teacher via SOBS in the coming weeks. A reminder that the school will be closed at 12pm on Wednesday 31 March. Students need to be collected at 12 noon sharp.
This week is Mrs Milani Grace’s last week before heading off on maternity leave. Mrs Rachel Cusack will act in the Deputy Principal position, Monday – Thursday for the remainder of the school year. Mrs Cusack’s portfolio includes curriculum, attendance and data. Her email address is email@example.com
School Board: The annual open meeting is tonight at 5.45pm in the school library, followed by a regular Board meeting. We welcome staff representatives Ms Naomi Bell and Ms Hannah Cox (second term) to the Board in 2021.
Oval: The extensive, $20,000 school oval restoration program undertaken over the January holidays has been very successful. As a result, and as previously communicated, the oval will remain open until 6pm on Tuesdays and Fridays for students to engage in play.
Oval care is our collective responsibility. It is the only space we have for our 850 students to run, play sports and engage in PE. Therefore, it is imperative that we continue to carefully manage the heavy traffic to reduce wear and tear and compacting. Students accessing the oval must be supervised and remain off the sandy areas. Bikes and scooters are not to be taken onto the oval. As this is a play and exercise area for our students, there are no dogs allowed on the oval at any time. Please use the dogs ‘parking lot’ adjacent to the oval if you walk your dog to school.
Playgrounds: Students and families who wish to remain on the school site to play at the end of the school day until 3.40pm are reminded that students must be supervised and cannot access classroom or school sports equipment.
School Security: If you see children, teenagers or adults engaging in anti-social and/or disrespectful behaviour on the school grounds after hours please call Education Security on 9264 4771 or Police 131413
Collaborate, Connect, Communicate.
Yours in learning
Executive Admin Team
Donna, Alan, Tamara, Milani and Rachel
SMS Attendance System
We have a new SMS system for attendance. If your child is away for any reason please SMS 0447 932 933 by 9:30am with the following details:
Reason for absence:
An automated SMS will go out to Parent/Guardian contact #1 at 10am each day if your child has been marked as absent by the classroom teacher and no reason has been provided.
Harmony Day Writing Competition
Monday 15 March to Friday 19 March 2021 is Harmony Week. Wembley PS is celebrating Harmony Week with some special activities. On Wednesday 17 March the students and teachers wear orange (Harmony Week colour) or their National costumes. On this day the canteen will serve orange food at recess and Mexican food for lunch.
There is a writing competition for the students to do at home, with a $25 Dymock’s Book voucher as a prize for the winning students from each group, PP to Year 2, Year 3 to 4 and Year 5 to 6.
The students can write a poem, story or persuasive text on the theme ‘Belonging’. Entries are due on the morning of Thursday 11 March. Students please place your entries in your year level box in the library.
Wembley Primary School P&C Association
We had an overwhelming response to the P&C’s Welcome Picnic! Thank you to everyone who braved Friday’s heat and the lure of the long weekend to spend a fun afternoon relaxing on the oval. It was lovely to see so many new families, and to renew our focus on Wembley’s friendly community. Special thanks to our year 6 helpers, parent volunteers and organizers Victoria Martelli, Sally Coomes, and their team for making it such a lovely event to kick off 2021.
The P&C AGM will be tomorrow night Wednesday 2 March commencing at 7.30pm and will be held in the school library. A final reminder that everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! The P&C is a parent-run group which focuses on building a strong school community, promoting good communication between parents and the school, and – importantly – fundraising for projects that benefit all of Wembley’s students.
All you need is a gold coin joining fee and enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome. The meeting should be finished by 8.30pm.
“Design an Olive Oil Label” challenge
Wow! Wembley students sure are a talented bunch! We have received close to 50 entries for our fundraising olive oil label challenge. A representative from Alexandra Bridge Olives has whittled them down to a shortlist, and we hope to make an announcement on the chosen labels soon. Thank you to everyone for their colorful designs!
The Uniform Shop would like to advise that you will be able to order your uniform items through Flexischools for the remainder of the term. There will not be any deliveries on Friday 12 March, so if you need uniform items please order this week. Normal deliveries will resume on Friday 19 March.
We have put in an order for sizes 8 through to 12 in shorts, however there is a delay due to COVID. Please remember we have limited stock of the larger size uniforms so please only order one item of sizes 8 and above.
We still have plenty of bathers to sell for your water-crazy kids. Please remember to order one size bigger, as they are a smaller fit.
Nat Ramsay and Suse Havlin
Uniform Shop Coordinators
The Burgers are Better at Hungry Lion
Our burgers patties are homemade, right here in our canteen kitchen.
We make our crumbs and combine them with fresh herbs from our garden to crumb chicken thighs which are baked in a hot oven until crunchy on the outside and deliciously juicy and tender.
Pure beef mince is combined with finely chopped vegetables and herbs for our beef patties.
All burgers are served in a wholemeal bun, with tomato sauce and loaded with lettuce, tomato and carrot to achieve a ‘green light’ rating in our healthy eating program.
If you child doesn’t like salad, please ask them to remove it as we must serve three vegetables in our burgers to achieve this rating.
Chicken burgers are available on Wednesday and Fridays and Beef Burgers are available on Wednesdays for only $5.50 or $5.90 with cheese.
Smoothie Pops have launched!
We’ve trialed and tested our new smoothie pops out on some lucky students over the past week. They have been voted the BEST icy treat by the entire tasting panel.
Pure fresh seasonal fruit and Greek yoghurt-that’s all! So healthy, they could pass as breakfast on the go.
They are a great way of getting fruit and yoghurt into kids who otherwise object to eating fresh fruit and yoghurt. Trust me-I know from experience!
Only $1.50 and available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.
Remember we still have our Sugar Free Choc-Pops available daily.
***We have an empty roster tomorrow!***
There is a fabulous sense of community involvement when volunteering for a shift in the canteen kitchen.
We can’t run our canteen without parent support and ask that families sign up once or twice a year for a short shift. It’s fun, informative and you can see exactly what we are serving to our WPS kids.
Please sign up here if you are able to help out at any time -our timetable is up for the whole of this year which makes it easier to plan ahead.
YMCC Hockey – Come and Try Day
Wembley Primary School students in Years 1 to 4 wishing to try hockey have been invited to a Come & Try Hockey Day at Shenton Turf. This is for school based hockey teams that play in the YMCC organised competition at Perry Lakes.
Date: Friday 5 March
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Address: Shenton Turf, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park (in Shenton College).
This opportunity is only for a few schools and Wembley, Kapinara and Floreat Primary Schools have been asked to come and join West Leederville. Hopefully Jamie Dwyer will be there to show the kids some tricks before splitting off into some groups.
If you would like to go, or for more information, please contact me, or failing that just turn up!!