Message from the Executive Administration Team
Dear Parents and Caregivers
In a flash, Term 1 is all but over! I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the students and staff for their resilience. The way they handled the start to the year, with Week 1 spent in lockdown bringing enormous uncertainty, and to bounce back and fully engage in high quality teaching and learning, whilst upholding the values that our school culture is built upon, is a credit to them all. Thank you to the parents who have so strongly supported us and trusted that we have their child’s safety, health, wellbeing and educational outcomes at the centre of all our decisions; particularly with the Phase 4 COVID guidelines still in effect.
Teacher Parent Interviews
We trust that the parent/ teacher interviews over the next few days will give you an opportunity to gain an insight into the progress your child is making in literacy, numeracy and social and emotional learning. Please be reminded that the interviews are only ten minutes, and for scheduling purposes it is essential we don’t run over time.
If concerns are raised, we encourage you to make a follow-up meeting for a more in–depth discussion.
Public School Review
Last Wednesday we had the opportunity to share our school self-assessment and improvement planning with the Department’s Public School Review Director and a Level 6 peer principal.
The review looked at all elements of the School Accountability and Improvement Framework, the background, evidence, our judgement on how we are going, and future improvement plans. Members of the School Board, P&C, students and staff met with the reviewers to share key elements of our school improvement journey. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and the future directions we had already determined and shared during this process were verified. The public report will be ready for sharing early Term 2.
I would like to acknowledge the incredible work of Tamara Doig, the senior leadership team and the school’s executive committee in the lead up to the review to ensure that all voices were represented in the evidence that was presented, to tell the story of the WPS improvement journey.
We have had wonderful audiences attend our Edu Dance concerts over the past week. It has been lovely to see the smiling faces and fancy dance moves! The dancing, music, costumes and high levels of energy has been a great way to end the term.
Every student matters, every moment counts.
At Wembley Primary School, we want your child to achieve their very best. At present, 44% of our students are at ‘moderate educational risk’ because of voluntary, in-term vacations. With the current COVID-19 guidelines calling for children to stay home when they are sick, it is even more imperative we ensure our children are attending school when they are able.
The School’s attendance target is 95%, WA’s attendance target is 90%. What is your child’s attendance rate?
Research from the Western Australian Telethon Kids Institute shows that every day at school counts towards a student’s learning. Children who attend more generally, do better at school and in life (refer to Figure 1 below).
Four nominations were received for the three parent representative vacancies. An election will be held. An email will be sent tomorrow with the link to a voting form. Please keep an eye out for it and vote before 5 pm on Thursday, 1 April.
Wishing you all a very happy Easter and school holiday. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing well rested students back on Monday, 19 April.
Collaborate, Connect, Communicate.
Yours in learning
Executive Admin Team
Donna, Alan, Tamara and Rachel
Yesterday Wembley PS competed in 2021 Interschool Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium. A team of 39 students from Years 4, 5 and 6 represented Wembley PS in Freestyle, Breaststroke and Backstroke events as well as relays. Congratulations to all the students who performed very well winning several events, with Sansa T from Year 5 being awarded Champion Girl. Carine PS were awarded Champion School.
Thank you to Jayne Malone and Emily Roberts for their help with training the team throughout the Term.
Year 5 Boys
Year 5 Girls
Year 6 Girls
Due to delays in the transition to Perm-A-Pleat the uniform shop will stay open until further notice. Please continue to order through Flexischools. Please note the uniform shop is still out of stock of shorts sizes 8 to 12, mesh polos size 8 and cotton polos size 10. Wet weather jackets will be coming back into stock at the beginning of Term 2.
Nat Ramsay & Suse Havlin
Uniform Shop Coordinators
Canteen – Sushi Day Thursday 1 April 2021
Last call for Sushi Orders for lunch this Thursday.
5-piece packs $6
Gluten Free Teriyaki Chicken
Pre – Orders close at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday on Quickcliq or cash sales at the canteen counter.
Due to food satety standards, we can’t pack frozen treats in class lunch baskets.
Parents, can you please remind your children to bring their lunch bag with their order back to the canteen to collect their iced treats.
Wishing everyone a happy Easter break!
See you all next term.
The Canteen Staff
Year 6 Student Leadership Workshop
On Friday, 26 March, the Year 6 Student Leaders had a leadership workshop with Miss Cox and Mrs. Klein. It took place in Rooms 14 and 15 and we discussed good and bad leadership qualities we see in the world. We then were asked to choose a chocolate that best represents a good leader. Some ideas were Marvelous Creation because all the different toppings represented what is going on in the world. Caramel because it’s sweet, M&Ms because there all different colours and the crust on the outside is our differences but, on the inside, we are all the same. We moved to the junior playground to relive our younger primary school memories and to discuss in groups where we would stand in the Wembley Culture Tree. We did a “Stop, Start, Keep” for our roles, responsibilities and the legacies we want to leave. Our final task for the day was to brainstorm what we wanted to achieve throughout the year and write our Student Leader Vision. This taught us what leadership is and that no matter how big or small your role is you can still be a good leader.
By Juliet K (Head Girl) and Christos F (Stanley Captain)
Wembley Art Series Olive Oil – Easter ordering closing tomorrow!
Time is running out to order your bottle of Wembley’s exclusive art series olive oil in time for Easter! The award-winning extra virgin olive oil will make a great gift for the non-chocolate loving person in your life and features labels designed by Wembley Primary School students.
Order your bottles now through the P&C’s fundraising tab on Qkr!. Orders close tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5pm, and the bottles will be available for pickup from 3pm on Thursday. If you are going away for the long weekend and would like to arrange an early pickup, please email Tiffany on firstname.lastname@example.org
Anzac Day Service
The school ANZAC service will be held in week 1 of Term 2 on Friday 23 April at 9am on the school basketball court. We are looking forward to holding the event after the ANZAC service was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020.
Each year, we invite families to bring in flowers on the day of the service between 7:30-8:15am to create wreaths and flower posies for students to lay at the base of the flag pole. The drop off point will be the staffroom on the junior verandah. A reminder will also be posted on the blogs and newsletter early next term.
We are also seeking parent volunteers to help between 7:30am-9am on Friday 23 April to create the wreaths and posies, accept donations and clear up the area afterwards. If you are able to help, please email email@example.com.
Leukaemia Foundation Worlds Greatest Shave
If you would like to support Team Webbo in raising money for the Worlds Greatest Shave please either scan the code on the picture below
or click on link for Team Webbo
The team girls are Monet D, Isabella R, Poppy L, Sloan K, Emilie J, Georgia L-M, the girls have already raised $2,069 and aiming to reach $3,000 – can you help them?
Churchlands Senior High School Musical – Mamma Mia
Tickets are available at https://www.trybooking.com/BQBGW
Mark Lee Football Coaching (Soccer) Term 2, 2021
Mark Lee Football Coaching is delighted to be back in Term 2 at Wembley P.S
- Thursday 6 May to Thursday 11 June
- 6 week program
- Children from Kindy to Year 6 can attend. Children will be placed with their own age group.
- $119 per child
Simply email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 0430 788 703
Mark Lee Football Coaching
0430 788 703
Twitter – @MarkLeeFC
Floreat Park Tennis Academy
Easter Holiday Tennis Clinics:
Red Ball Clinic, 4-7 years, 9-10.30am
Orange Ball Clinic, 8-10 years, 9-12noon
Green Ball Clinic 10-12 years, 9-12noon
Junior Clinic, 12-15 years, 9-12 noon
Term 2 Tennis Program at Wembley PS
If your child would like to attend a coaching program on school mornings in Term 2, please contact Andy Mackechnie for details of the program.
For enrolling and more details please contact:
0403 531 045