Message from the Executive Administration Team
Dear parents and caregivers
Thank you so much to the community for the appreciation shown to our teachers for World Teacher’s Day. It was quite overwhelming for our teachers with the amazing morning tea, flowers, cards and drawings that they received. The array of sweet treats, cakes, slices, cheeses, dips, sandwiches and sushi was so appreciated. Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed. Our teachers certainly felt very loved by the community.
Level 3 Classroom Teacher Status: Congratulations to Year 6 teacher Hannah Cox who after months of preparation and work was awarded Level 3 Classroom Teacher status on Friday. This is a rigorous assessment process for applicants, involving multiple stages to demonstrate their highly accomplished teacher status through portfolio and presentation. The primary role of the Level 3 Classroom Teacher is of an instructional nature, modelling high standards of teaching in the classroom and continually improving professional teaching practice. Hannah is very deserving of this recognition for excellence in teaching and I am sure you will join me in congratulating her on this achievement. We currently have nine Level 3 Classroom Teachers on staff and will continue to support teachers to achieve this status. I extend my thanks and congratulations to Leigh McCarthy and Christine Power who coached a group of 11 teachers from across the Churchlands’ Network through this process, with an amazing 10 out of 11 achieving Level 3 status. Often, teachers need to attempt the process multiple times in order to be successful so this is highly impressive. Thank you for your leadership Leigh and Christine.
Student Arrival Times: Increasingly there are students being dropped off or arriving at school far earlier than when the school gates officially open at 8:20am. Staff and the leadership team are planning and preparing for the school day before this time and are often in meetings. To ensure duty of care and adequate supervision, can I please request that students are dropped at school no earlier than 8:20am, preferably from 8:30am. At 8:30am, students are free to move to their classrooms to get ready for the school day or utilise the play area opposite the admin block. Between 8:20am and 8:30am, students must wait outside the undercover area until they are dismissed by a staff member. Of course, if your child has before school reading, choir, soccer or tennis then they can arrive at the relevant time as these are supervised activities. I thank you for your support with this.
The Fathering Project: Congratulations to The Dads of Grantham St (DOGS) for a highly successful first event! Last Friday, we had about 200 dads and kids attend the Paper Planes and Pizza event at the school on a beautiful spring evening. By all accounts, everyone had a fantastic time. I’m sure this will be the first of many events, enabling our kids to make strong connections with their fathers and father-figures and creating a sense of community for the dads of Wembley. Thank you to the organising committee and the P&C for helping get the group on its way.
Connect, Collaborate, Communicate
Yours in learning
Tamara, Alan, Rachel and Kerry
Enrolment Planning 2022
To assist with enrolment planning for 2022, please advise the office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, if your child will not be returning to Wembley PS in 2022, including the name of the school your child will be transferring to. This request does not include our current Year 6 students moving into high school.
2022 Class Placement Requests for Consideration
Towards the end of this term, staff will begin establishing classes for 2022.
As part of the process, students are asked to complete socio-grams to include the names of four friends, and four peers they work well with. Staff endeavour to ensure at least one of each is placed in a class with them.
In line with the Class Placement Policy, parents are invited to email the principal, Tamara.Doig@education.wa.edu.au with class placement requests based on educational reasons only. All parent submissions, received by Monday 22 November, will be given consideration but will not automatically be accommodated.
Please note, specific teacher requests will not be considered.
Morning Running Club
Running Club has commenced 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.
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
Dental screening for students in Years 3, 4, and 6 will take place on Monday 15 November between 9.00am and 10.30am.
This service is only for students enrolled with the School Dental Service.
Kids Carnival and Christmas Markets – P&C Association
The Wembley Kids Carnival and Christmas Markets is happening on Saturday 20 November between 11am and 4pm in support of the Wembley Primary School P&C.
What to expect:
Food and drink vans
And more …
ADMISSION IS FREE and includes access to bouncy castles and animal farm.
Located within the Wembley Primary School grounds.
This is the perfect event to get in some early Christmas shopping and other end-of-year gifts, whilst supporting local small businesses and the P&C.
Hope to see you there!
P&C General Meeting – Tuesday 9 November
The final P&C general meeting for the year will be held on Tuesday 9 November at 7.30pm in the school library.
Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about what the P&C is doing for our school community. Up for discussion will be the proposed canteen refurbishment and renovation, as well as the results from the P&C canteen and volunteering survey. You can also find out more about our upcoming community events and fundraisers, including the 2021 Fete! Families are welcome to join the P&C at any stage and payment of the $1 membership fee gives you voting rights. P&C meetings are held once per term for one hour.
This meeting is also a good chance to get to know your committee members and see if the P&C is something you may like to be a part of next year without the risk of being asked to sign up to anything! The P&C cannot exist without the support of parents. If you are interested in finding out more about the P&C committee or sub-committees, email Tiffany on email@example.com
One BIG Day
Last Friday we hit a record high five hundred and nine orders!!
It was crazy busy but all ran very smoothly with a ton of help from our volunteers.
Thanks for being so supportive of our canteen WPS community. You and your children make it all worthwhile and give us the drive to dream up some more fun for our kids.
Calling in the Experts
Hidden within our school community is some super talent.
Last week, we called upon Florina and Lauren to help us pipe over 600 cookies and cupcakes.
Thanks so much ladies! Your skills were loved and appreciated by all, as were the hours you spent in the kitchen with us.
Say hi if you see them, or need cupcakes 😉
We’ve been doing things a little differently over the past two weeks and the Year 2 and 3 parents have really stepped up.
Much gratitude to ALL of those who have managed to fit in a bit of time to help us out.
Our very own P&C president, Tiffany Fox also jumped in on that busy Friday. Considering all of the hours she does behind the scenes, it felt pretty special that she made it in to serve Halloween recess and take on a busy packing shift. Thanks Tiffany!
YEAR 4 parents, this is your week to shine!
If you are able to help out, please sign up using the link below. Its a great way to chat with old friends from the Kindy and Pre-primary years and meet some new ones.
All other year groups are welcome to sign up as always.
It’s not all food prep, we have plenty of jobs for those not keen or confident with food.
Delicious treats, great conversation and FUN are all guaranteed.
Added BONUS-sign up on Thursday to see your child’s smooth moves in the Humphrey’s Dance class! A true parents delight!
If you are able to help out please click here