Message from the Executive Administration Team

Dear parents and caregivers

School Dress Code: At our most recent School Board meeting, the Student Dress Code Policy was scheduled for review. All policies are reviewed regularly to ensure they are representative of the school context and community and align to Department of Education policies and procedures. The School Board has agreed to an amendment to this policy review schedule and moved the review to Term 1, 2022. This change has been made to allow for a transitional period for the new online uniform shop and due to ongoing stock issues caused by the pandemic.

It is due to these ongoing stock issues, that the School Board supports an extension to the plan to ‘retire’ the old school logo and uniform items until the end of 2022. Originally, the end of 2021 had been set as a timeframe for these uniform items to be refreshed. However, in light of the outlined issues, please retain old uniforms and continue to wear these should you not have new logo items to wear. I encourage families to do their best to send students to school in their uniform as it creates that sense of ‘team’ and belonging which helps build school pride in students. If a school uniform item can’t be sourced, please do your best to send children in the school colours. You can access the current school dress code here.

COVID-19: Last week a link to a survey was sent to families to assist with school planning for possible home learning, should the need ever arise. The deadline is tomorrow and we would appreciate as many parents as possible completing this.

As home learning would be optimal when there is access to the internet and the use of an internet connected device, we would appreciate you completing this 2 question survey as the information provided will guide our planning, teaching and learning. Through our School Continuity Plan (SCP) we want to ensure all students can access academic work if classes on site are not possible or a viable option for families.

You can access the link here – Connected Home Learning Survey. Please only complete the survey once per family.

Kiss and Drive: As mentioned last week, a working-group is putting the final touches to some parent education resources to make clear the expectations for using the Kiss and Drive areas at peak times. Until these are released, can I please remind the community of the following:

  • There is no drop-off or pick-up on the west side of Simper St between 8am-9am and 2:30-4pm. We have seen many near misses recently with children crossing the road, even with parents watching. It’s a no stopping zone at this time to ensure child safety.
  • Please stay in your car when using Kiss and Drive and ask your child to keep their bag with them in the car rather than putting it the boot. By exiting the car or taking the extra time to load the boot, this unnecessarily creates queues and often obstructs driveways and intersections.

Admin staff endeavour to be on duty before and after school in Kiss and Drive areas but due to before school meetings and operational matters, this isn’t always possible. Therefore, we must stress how important it is to keep safety paramount and follow the Kiss and Drive guidelines. I thank you for your support with this.


Teaching and Learning

Geography and Inquiry: Room 21 have been learning about the geography of Africa recently as part of their Inquiry and HASS learning. Using the augmented reality sandbox in the STEAM room, the Year 4s recreated the topographical features of the continent, including Lake Victoria. The augmented reality sandbox was purchased through donations from the P&C when the new STEAM room was opened in 2018. The augmented reality sandbox is a 3D interactive educational tool that allows students to experience and understand mapping and topography, water flow and natural hazards. It uses motion sensors and specialised computer software to track how students move the sand with their hands in different modes. Teachers can incorporate the use of the sandbox into their teaching and learning programs to enhance programs and make abstract concepts quite real!


Community Engagement

Tuning into Kids: The first small group workshop series for parents of 5-8 year-olds begins this Thursday with one more spot available. The cost is $150 and is paid directly to Tracy. Please email Tracy ASAP if you would like to join the first workshop series: The workshop series will start Thursday 12 August at 7pm and run at the same time every Thursday for the following four weeks.

Please also email Tracy if you would like to register for the upcoming 9-12 year-old ‘Pre-teens’ workshop series which already has several registered. This is likely to run early in Term 4.

Staff Retirement: Mr Gary Scott, Year 3 teacher at Wembley PS, has made the decision to retire this term after almost 30 years of service to the school. We will be celebrating the career of Mr Scott with students, staff, parents and caregivers and Mr Scott’s invited guests at a special community assembly on the last day of Term 3. Please save the date for Friday 24 September at 1:50pm. Mr Scott has been a dedicated and valued member of staff for so many years and has made such an impact on the lives of thousands of students in his time at Wembley PS, and while we will be so sad to say goodbye, we know he will enjoy this next stage of his life in retirement. Please join us in the undercover area to send Gary off in style.

Collaborate, Connect, Communicate.

Yours in learning

Executive Admin Team

Tamara, Alan, Rachel and Melinda

Faction Athletics Carnival – Parent Helpers

Parents, we are still in need of a few helpers on the day of our athletics carnival. It takes place on Thursday 19 August at the State Athletics Stadium in Perry Lakes. The events kick off at 9.30am with the championship events first (long jump, throwing, sprints and middle distance) followed by team games with the relays last, at approximately 1.30pm.

If you are able to assist on the day, please contact Em Roberts: / 0432 245 404.

Also, a reminder the carnival is now on Qkr. Don’t forget to complete permission and payment at your earliest convenience. If you are having issues with Qkr please contact the office.

Senior Athleticss Carnival Excursion Parent Letter – 2021

Jonathon Bowman

Physical Education Specialist

School Dental Mobile

Will be arriving at Subiaco  Primary School on Saturday 28 August 2021.

Subiaco Mobile I Dental Health Services

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

Nedlands Primary (access via View Way), Nedlands 6009

T: 0417 180 553

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Our Vision: Excellence in health care for our community.

Library – Book Week Parade – Change of Date – Now Monday 23 August

Term 3 is an exciting term as we all look forward to our annual Book Week parade in Week 6!  Time to start planning some creative costumes.

Due to a clash with an interschool sporting event involving a large number of students the date has been moved.

Put it in your diary and start creating!

Book Week Parade

Week 6

Monday 23 August  



Jill Jordan


Picture Plates 2021 – Last chance to order

Your child’s unique artwork preserved on a plate capturing memories and milestones

Super simple and loads of fun!

  • Your child’s unique artwork will be moulded and printed onto a durable 25cm melamine plate. Strong enough to use every day and are BPA free and dishwasher safe.
  • Kindy and Pre-Primary drawings are done under teacher supervision while in class. Our teachers work one-on-one with our little ones to get their best work.
  • Students in Years 1-6 who wish to create a plate, will be able to do so at home. Completed drawings are returned to the school office.
  • All instructions will be delivered with your template once orders have been finalised.
  • The amazing completed plates will be delivered to your child’s class in early October (subject to change due to Covid-19).
  • Personalised Picture Plates make gorgeous gifts; get a head start on your gift lists:  Father’s Day, Christmas, Birthdays, Bon Voyage, I love you,    Thank you gifts.
  • They even make the BEST camping plates!

Order through the very convenient, super easy online payment system Qkr!

All orders with payments must be made by 3pm Friday 13 August 2021

Picture Plates are $32 each

If you are ordering for multiple children in the family, it is important that each child is entered individually.

If an order is submitted with three plates for one child, you will receive three of the same drawing for that child.

You are under NO obligation to participate in this Pre-Primary and Kindy P&C Fundraiser, though the quality is so good and the memories so great that you won’t want to miss out on these gorgeous plates!

A sample plate will be available to view at the Kindy pick up gate.

Attention Year 6 Students!

Create a Picture Plate to remember all of your WPS friends

Draw a centre piece with Wembley Primary School 2021 and have all of your friends write their names on your plate in the brightest colours.

Place an order by 3pm Friday 13 August and you can work on your pictures next week

Order through Qkr!

All queries to Georgie Ruloff:  email:, please use “Picture Plates” in the subject line.

Father’s Day Stall 2021

The annual Wembley Primary School P&C Father’s Day stall is happening on Tuesday 31 August. This is a great opportunity for your children to bring along a little money and purchase something special for their dad, granddad or father-figure.

However this wonderful event cannot take place without the assistance of volunteers to sell the items to the kids! So, if you can spare a couple of hours to help out at the 2021 Father’s Day Stall and assist with selling gifts to some very excited little people, then please add your name to the roster below.

We are using to organise our upcoming Father’s Day stall.

Here’s how it works in three easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Victoria Martelli

Fundraising Convenor


We know you’ve heard it all before. But sadly we just can’t operate at our current prices and with our current range of healthy, home made food without volunteer assistance in our canteen.   Please volunteer here

This weeks spots that need to be filled are as follows:

TOMORROW, Wednesday: 10.45-1.30

Thursday 11 August:  9am-11.15am

Friday 12 August: 9am-11.15am

We also need half an hour each day from 8.45-9.15am to put our printed stickers onto lunch bags. A simple and clean job if you have a little gap to fill after drop off.

We make a great cup of tea (but pretty bad coffee so MYO from our Nespresso machine!) and serve delicious muffins hot out of the oven for our volunteers.


We always have simple jobs to do like wrapping forks in napkins, spiking lunch paper and weighing up a cake mix or cookie dough.

It’s cold out there!

If you are early to school to collect your child, take shelter from the wind and rain. Bring a friend and pop into the canteen to help with the spare five, ten or twenty minutes that you have available.

It’s a great way of helping out if you can’t commit to a shift and we truly appreciate it.


It’s high time we put pizza back in our snack boxes and this is the week that we have time to make our dough.

Mini pies will be replaced by a large slice of delicious warm cheesy pizza!

Each box contains a freshly baked raspberry and chocolate muffin, a raspberry juice bomb OR Yogo chocolate thickshake, a sneaky treat and your choice of Bacon and Bocconcini OR Margarita and Mozzarella


Get your orders in before we reach our limit.


We will be open this Friday after school and every Friday as usual for hot chocolate, cool drinks and frozen treats.

$10 COOKIE BAGS will also be available and will include Afghans and Anzacs and whatever else we manage to bake fresh on Thursday.

Online sales will be open when we get our stocks up so watch out for them on Quickcliq. If ordered online, these bags will be delivered in class baskets for your child to bring home so please remind them that they have been ordered.


Our French recess was a great success!

Thank you to our kids and our parent community for being so supportive.

HUGE thanks to our team of happy volunteers and students who helped out on the day, the quiet few who came in the day before to plod through the prep and a huge round of applause to Madam Ibbotson for doing all the ground work and set-up.

There have been many kids who have passed by, given thanks and shown appreciation. You make us smile and make it all worthwhile -thanks kids!


Canteen Manager

French Cuisine Recess

Our annual French themed recess was once again fantastique! The students loved every tasty bite of their French cuisine and were so patient despite the long queues weaving around the school! A massive MERCI to Genna, Nicole, all the parent helpers, Year 6 helpers and school staff who all worked so hard to make the recess a success.

Lauren Ibbotson

French Teacher

Triton Water Polo Club – Flippa Ball