Message from the Executive Administration Team
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Our Public School Review validation visit is tomorrow Wednesday, 24 March.
The school’s self-assessment processes and the tools we use to validate our school’s improvement plan will undergo the rigor of external validation in the six domains of school accountability; teacher quality, student progress and achievement, learning environment, relationships and partnerships, leadership and use of resources. A public report will become available shortly afterwards and will be made available on the school website.
Teaching and Learning
Welcome to Wembley to Mrs Simone Brown. Simone will teach Year 3, Room 2 for the duration of Mr Gary Scott’s extended medical leave. On behalf of the whole community we wish Gary a full and speedy recovery.
On Thursday, 25 March the Year 3 students will participate in an online practice NAPLAN assessment. The aim is to test the platform and the school’s bandwidth before National testing begins in May.
Last week, Mrs Webber and a team of four of our Year 6 students had the wonderful opportunity to participate and represent WPS at the Synergy Solar Car Challenge jointly sponsored by Synergy and the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia. The tournament is a fun, hands-on initiative, where students get the chance to utilise their knowledge of solar energy, engineering and apply their problem-solving skills to build their own solar-powered cars to race against neighbouring schools. In preparation for the tournament, the students had to trial various wheel combinations, test the angle of tilt of the solar panel to generate the most electricity and investigate gear ratios to give the car its fastest speed over 20m. Forty teams participated in this year’s challenge held on Tuesday at St Mark’s Anglican School in Hillarys. Unfortunately, on the day of the event one of our team members was unable to participate due to illness. A last-minute replacement was organised to make up the team of four students. The tournament consists of knockout rounds and although the team tried their best, they were eliminated in their first round. Well done to Angus P (Room 17), Juliet K (Room 15), Erica N (Room 15), Jesse P (Room 14) and Lucy K (Room 18).
School Board Parent Representative Nominations:
Nominations for three (3) parent representatives on the School Board close on Friday, 26 March at 4pm. Please submit your nomination to the principal for consideration by email: email@example.com.
A big thank you to the P&C K/PP Subcommittee and teachers involved in the Busy Bee on Sunday. It was well attended and the yard looks great!
The Year 4-6 Interschool Swimming Carnival is on Monday, 29 March at HBF stadium. We look forward to seeing you there to support Team Wembley!
Parent–Teacher Interviews are being held on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 next week, with some also being held on Thursday for Kindy B,D and F.
Students attend until 12 noon on Wednesday. To enable teachers to commence interviews promptly, please collect students on time.
Collaborate, Connect, Communicate.
Yours in learning
Executive Admin Team
Donna, Alan, Tamara and Rachel
Student Absence Requests for Early Holiday Leave
Any vacation outside of official school holidays including early departure for vacations during the school term requires permission from the Principal Ms Donna Snow. Such requests must be in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and also to the class teacher.
If you are collecting your child during school hours, please see below for the correct procedure for parents signing out students:
- Before the day, parent emails teacher and office advising details of absence and the time they would like to collect their child from school.
- Parent comes to the office to sign out and meet their child.
- PA announcements are the last resort (as this disrupts entire school) and only used if the student does not attend the office at the time of collection.
Parent-Teacher Interview Closure
The canteen will be closed for lunch orders on Wednesday 31 March due to the school closing at noon for parent-teacher interviews. We will remain open for a fabulous recess but there is good news!
We will pack special Easter Picnic Boxes in place of our regular menu options for those that would still like a lunch order.
Similar to the recent swimming carnival boxes, they will contain either a ham and cheese roll OR a cheese and tomato roll, fresh fruit salad, a freshly baked muffin and a sneaky treat.
Pre orders will be available via Quickcliq until 8.15am on Tuesday 30 March or cash sales at the canteen counter until 9am.
$8 each and drinks can be added when you place your order.
Children can collect them from their class baskets in the undercover area before departing for the day.
Parents are also welcome to order themselves a picnic box via their child’s profile on Quickcliq.
Last day of term, Thursday, 1 April, we will not run our full menu.
Instead we will have sushi on offer or fresh sandwiches. Drinks and Ice creams will remain available.
The menu will be on Quickcliq on Wednesday afternoon.
Five piece Sushi Packs cost $6 and will be available in the following flavours:
Teriyaki Chicken -Gluten Free
All are gluten and dairy free, otherwise.
Pre orders will be available via Quickcliq until 8.15am on WEDNESDAY 31 March or cash sales at the canteen counter until 9am.
Each week our roster has spaces to fill. This week we urgently need help on Wednesday and Thursday.
To operate our canteen and keep costs as low as we possibly can, we need three parent volunteers daily.
Please sign up here if you are able to offer your help.
Happy Easter everyone!
Enjoy your holidays.
Wembley Limited-Edition Olive Oil now on sale!
Looking for the perfect Easter gift for the person in your life who isn’t a fan of chocolate? The P&C has you covered. WPS’ own gourmet olive oil, produced by our friends at Alexandra Bridge Olives, is now on sale via the P&C Fundraising and Events tab on Qkr!
The award winning extra virgin olive oil is available in 250mL bottles for $12 and 500ml bottles for $20. The labels were designed by the very talented Alexia (yr 6), Aurora (yr 1), Grace (yr 3), Raphael (yr 2), Lily (yr 5) and Hiba (yr 6).
Ordering will be open until 5pm, March 31 and the bottles can be collected from the undercover area from 3pm-3.20pm on Thursday, 1 April. Any questions, email email@example.com
Grab your bottles now and enjoy an EVOO Easter!
Churchlands Senior High School Tour Friday 26 March 2021
The tour is taking place next Friday, 26 March at 9.15am in the CSHS Concert Hall
The new Principal, Dr James Kent will address parents followed by a tour of the school.
Our two Term 1 tours are usually very well attended and assist parents in making an informed decision about secondary schooling.
School Dental Mobile
Please be advised the Dental Mobile will be closed during the school holidays, except for 2 days only which will be the 12th and 13th April, 2021.
Emergency cover for the closure is Beaconsfield Dental Therapy Centre, contact phone 9335 8758.
The Mobile will re-open on the Monday 19th April for Term 2, at Nedlands Primary School.
Should an emergency arise after clinic hours or during a public holiday please contact the emergency service on 1800 098 818.
Wishing you all a relaxing break.
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
W: www.nmhs.health.wa.gov.au | www.dental.wa.gov.au
Our Vision: Excellence in health care for our community.
Mark Lee Pro Football Training School Holiday Program
As well as Mark Lee Football Coaching at WPS on Thursday mornings, I also have a coaching company ‘Pro Football Training’ which run many programs for schools and clubs.
We would be delighted if your child can join us at the April School Holiday Clinics!
Our clinics are suitable for all children from the age of 5 to 13, with children being placed into age appropriate training groups.
Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 April
- Lords Sport & Recreation Centre, Subiaco – 9.00am to 11.00am (Indoors)
- Wesley College, South Perth – 9.00am to 11.00am (Outdoors)
- Cost: $149 (8 hours)
Tuesday 13,Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 April
- Lords Sport & Recreation Centre, Subiaco – 9.00am to 11.00am (Indoors)
- Carine Open Space, Carine – 9.00am to 11.00am (Outdoors)
- St Johns Wood Playing Fields, Mt Claremont – 2.00pm to 4.00pm (Outdoors)
- Cost: $149 (8 hours)
To Register please reply with the following information:
Child’s Full Name:
Date of Birth:
Any Existing Medical Conditions:
Get in touch quick to avoid disappointment as we have limited spaces available for each clinic!
Mark & The PFT Team
Community News – UWA Fencing Club
The University of Western Australia Fencing Club invites juniors of all ages to try the sport of fencing.
Fencing is an exciting, safe, modern, and fast paced sport practiced world-wide by people of all ages and genders.
UWA Fencing Club provides a safe and inclusive environment and welcomes all members of the community including wheelchair participants, whatever your age, fitness or ability.
We train at UWA Claremont gymnasium (International Martial Arts Centre) on Goldsworthy Road after Princess Road in Claremont.
New classes begin on Saturday 24 April 9am to 10am, and Tuesday 27 April from 5pm to 6pm. The first session is free for beginners to have a go.
Please contact Ben by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (ph: 0413 426 595) to confirm attendance or for any further questions.
UWA Fencing Club
Ph: 0413 426 595
Are you looking for a physical sport where you can run, throw, catch & score? Does your son or daughter want to play the fastest sport on two feet? If so, then lacrosse is THE sport for YOU! We promise high scoring, up and down, fast paced action.
Matt Ogelsby – Warwick who played at Duke University and professionally in the USA is one of the ModCrosse coaches at Wembley Lacrosse Club. Matt’s kids, Jet (Year 2) & Charley Joy (Pre-Primary), are in the program along with many of their City Beach Primary friends and are looking to recruit more teammates from our area to join in the fun. The goal of the Wembley coaching staff is to share their love of the sport, put the “fun” in learning the FUNdamantals of the game and reinforce the importance of life skills like showing (RAE) Respect (manners), having a positive Attitude and giving 100% Effort in all life’s pursuits.
We invite you to join us for Wembley Lacrosse Club’s upcoming 2021 Winter Season. If you are unsure about making the commitment before you register there is a Come n Try Day on Sunday, March 21st from 1-3pm. You can also come to the first practice and give it a go on Thursday, April 22nd at 4.45pm. If you chose the latter, please email email@example.com so we know you are coming and can plan accordingly.
WEMBLEY LACROSSE CLUB
Celebrating 75+ years “Come and be part of the action”
PLAYERS: Boys & Girls
Years 1-4 play ModCrosse (mixed gender) = lacrosse w/ no equipment, just sticks.
Years 5 & above (separate genders) – Girls (no equipment), Boys (helmet, gloves & pads)
Free stick and ball for any new players that register!!
LOCATION: McLean Park, Floreat
STARTS Thursday, April 22nd
TRAINING: Thursdays 4:45-6pm
GAMES: Saturdays 9-10am
If you would like to participate, please spread the word and REGISTER HERE
We hope to see you on the lax field this winter…
If you have any further questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. Club Contact: Amanda Plummer 0404 835 699