Message from the Executive Administration Team

Dear Parents and Caregivers


Transition planning for 2021 is well underway. Next week a number of events will be held to assist parents to gain greater insights in to the organisation and curriculum access for Year 1 and Kindergarten.

  • On Tuesday, 24 November, the Executive Admin Team will host the parents of the 2021 Year 1s for an information session and walk through, starting in the under-cover area at 9am.
  • The 2021 Kindy orientation sessions will be held on Wednesday, 25 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Last night was the final P&C meeting for 2020. Under very testing circumstances, the hardworking executive and sub-committees have done an outstanding job. Highlights include the new look canteen and menu, lap-a-thon, extended iPad and Laptop lease, the Year 3-6 athletics carnival at the Athletics Stadium and the completion of three wonderful new playgrounds. I would like to thank all volunteers sincerely for their tireless efforts.

Teaching and Learning

Planning is underway for the highly anticipated Year 5 Astronomy night and overnight camp on the 26 November. Students will set up their tents on the quadrangle and in the under-cover area. We ask that all students and families leave the school grounds promptly after the final siren on this day to ensure equipment is secure and remains intact!

Changes to the Health and PE curriculum for 2021

In 2021, it is mandated for all public schools to now offer an Interm swimming program for students in Pre-primary. Therefore, students from PP to Year 3 will complete their two weeks (10 sessions) of swimming in Term 4, 2021.

In addition, WPS has added Edu-Dance to the PP physical education program. Both of these programs have been included in the 2021 Contributions and Charges schedule.


Congratulations to Ms Renae Small. Renae’s leadership in data analysis, data responsive planning and Visible Thinking pedagogy was recognised when she was awarded Senior Teacher status last week!

Student Leadership: The student change agents responsible for the new faction names, invite all community members to save the date: Thursday 10 December at 9:15am.

A ceremony will be held on the school oval to retire the old factions and introduce the new: Jackson, Stanley, Farmer, Winton. We anticipate some very special guests will be joining us!

Collaborate, Connect, Communicate. 

Yours in learning

Executive Admin Team

Donna, Alan, Milani, Tamara

Hungry Lion Canteen – Temporary closure

Due to operational reasons, the canteen will be closed in weeks 7 and 8, November 23 to December 4. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Hungry Lion will be open in week 9, so keep an eye out for our final Sushi Day of the year!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped in the canteen this year. We are only able to keep the canteen open and offering healthy, home-made, good value food with the support of the parents who are so generous with their time and help in the kitchen. We couldn’t do it without you!

Want to see what it is all about? Sign up here:

Tiffany Fox

P&C President


Containers For Change Scheme

Our new blue bins have arrived and we are well under way to making our school even greener!

All cans and drink containers from our canteen menu will now be deposited into these bins, collected each Friday by a parent volunteer and taken to RETURN-IT, the Shenton Park Recycle Depot.

Our canteen will receive the funds which will fund a new eco friendly packaging and compostable waste system, making our canteen almost fully sustainable.

We encourage all of our WPS community to help us by recycling your own home containers at the very easy and fun to use Return-It Depot. Of course, you can keep your change or better still, you could donate to our school by using our Containers For Change Scheme ID C10352284

Your donation will help us meet our sustainability goals.

Our new bins are located in three points around our school:

-at the top of the stairs by the basketball court

-outside the undercover area by the quadrangle

-in the Pre-Primary playground

All juice bomb cans, flavoured milk containers and juice containers can be placed in the bins along with pop-top bottles if children bring them from home. Please remind your child to remove lids and add them to the bins separately.

Generous thanks to our Eco-warrior families, Archie and his Mum Lesley for kick starting our WPS Collection and to Emily and her Dad, Adam for making this change happen within our school.

Volunteer Roster

Our Volunteer Roster for the collection is a perfect way for all families to help out, including those wanting to help but can’t, due to work commitments or for those with young children.

An online sign up link has been attached to our FRIDAY Canteen roster. The containers will be in bags and can be collected from the undercover area anytime after 2:30pm and taken to the depot over the weekend. They will be labelled with our  Containers For Change Scheme ID C10352284.

Please sign up here if you can find an hour to help us do our part in making the world a better place

Canteen Hours

Please note, as mentioned above, our Canteen will be CLOSED for two weeks from next Monday (week 7&8) This decision wasn’t made lightly and I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

We will re-open with a limited menu in Week 9 before closing in week ten for the final scrub down before the summer holidays.

Canteen Manager

Poem by Joel in Year 4

Year 1 Mystery Readers

Our Year 1 Classes are thoroughly enjoying visits from our mystery readers.  It’s lovely to see the intrigue and anticipation on the students  faces each week.

The community involvement and range of literature the students have been exposed to supports our literacy program in a wonderful way.

Churchlands Senior High School Orientation Day

Current year 6 students enrolling at CSHS for year 7 in 2021.  Please note Wembley Primary School will not be organising transport, parents are to make own arrangements.  Please read below for details.

Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal

Hi Wembley Families  

Many children and their families have been badly affected this year and will miss out on gifts this Christmas morning. 

We’re hoping to help and are hosting a Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal to collect donations of toys and booksIf you’d like to join in, please donate new toys and/or new books for children aged 0-12. We ask that these gifts are not wrapped in wrapping paper. 

I think this will bring joy to many children like us and their families, especially the ones badly affected by COVID-19. 

Here are some gift ideas: 



There is a collection box outside the Library for your donations. 

Many Thanks! 

Jess  Year 5 

The Great Coastal Clean Up

On Sunday 15 November, approximately 100 Wembley community members headed out to Floreat and City Beaches to play their part in keeping our local beaches clean and healthy. They collected rubbish from the beach, dunes, shrubbery and even in the car parks. All of this rubbish would have otherwise ended up in our oceans causing damage to our marine life. Well done! They ended the day with a free sausage sizzle which was generously donated by Wembley Supa IGA. Thank you to Poppy from Year 4 for taking action to make a real change to our local community and thank you for all those who supported her cleaning up the beach, organising rubbish collection from the local council and cooking the delicious sausage sizzle. As a community we can do great things as a team.

In total, they collected about 8 full large bin bags of rubbish! They found  everything from cigarette butts, to car mats and even an animal skull!

Rotary Pioneer Challenge for the School Holidays

The Rotary Club of Matilda Bay writes to ask if the children at your school and their parents could join the “Pioneer Challenge” during these holidays hunting for, and learning about, the State’s Pioneers in family teams along Route 120.

Members of the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay have created an adventure game that is played in our Western Australian backyard with the aim of discovering the pioneers of our State. It is a hybrid of a clue finding treasure hunt and a car rally that encourages people to explore our regional country towns along The Great Southern Highway (Route 120).

It’s fun for all the family and is also in aid of the renovation of the King Edward Memorial Hospital Rose Garden for the bereaved families of still-born children. The cost per vehicle is $60 towards the Rose Garden.

We hope your staff and children/parents of your primary school will support this project during the school holidays.

Click on the links below for further information:

which describe this innovative and exciting treasure hunt/fun event for the forthcoming school holidays.

If you have any queries, please contact:

Chris at

Kind regards

Christine Stewart

Member of Pioneer Challenge team

Rotary Club of Matilda Bay

PO Box 144, Subiaco WA 6904

0416 058 137

Academic Task Force – January Holidays High School Head Start Program

January’s Head Start Program for Year 6-7 with Academic Task Force – The Head Start Program is designed to help students going into year 7 in 2021, gain confidence and transition successfully into their high school studies.  We offer 2-day courses in NAPLAN Preparation, GATE and Scholarship Exam Preparation, English, Maths, Learning Skills and Essay Writing during the Summer break (14 Jan – 28 Jan 2021) at Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS. Learn more.

Enrol online today at or call 9314 9500 or email

Early bird discount: Enrol with full payment by 14 December to receive a 10% discount.

Academic Task Force is a leading tuition and exam preparation provider that has been helping students to achieve success at school for more than 30 years.


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