Message from the Executive Administration Team
Dear parents and caregivers
It’s been another eventful week at Wembley, hasn’t it? The Pre-primary / Year 1 Athletics Carnival was a great success, held in wonderful weather. Thank you to our community for turning out in such great numbers to support our students having a go at team games and competing in some of their very first running races. I was so impressed with the resilience our youngest students displayed. We loved having our Kindy students included too. Thank you to Mr Bowman, Mrs Watson, all our K/PP/Year 1 staff and our parent volunteers who helped on the day, with special mention to Amy and Anna for helping out in the tent with the placegetters. There was a brilliant community atmosphere all morning. Best of luck to the students participating in the upcoming Years 3 to 6 Interschool Athletics events and to all students performing in the Massed Choir Festival at the Perth Concert Hall on Thursday night.
Thank you so much for all the kind words and messages of congratulations last week following my appointment as principal. It was wonderful to feel the level of support from the community. As I said in my email, it really is a privilege to lead a school like Wembley. I look forward to continuing to partner with you in your child’s journey at the school.
Inquiry Learning Showcase: Our next community event is this Friday afternoon! In case you had missed that this was on, we do include all community events on the term overviews which get published on class blogs every term, school calendar and there was a ‘Save the Date’ in my section of the Term 3, Week 1 newsletter. It’s a busy term so I understand it can be difficult to stay abreast of all school events. There is some work going on in the background at a senior leadership level and through a School Board sub-committee to find workable solutions to communicating with the community.
We hope to make the showcase afternoon a very relaxed community event with the opportunity to spend an extended amount of time in the classroom and on school grounds with your child. There will be a selection of art on display in the undercover area, music performances on the big screen and make sure you head upstairs to the Science Lab to see the exhibition of science photography submitted for our recent Science Week competition. The Year 6s will also be fundraising for graduation with a cake stall and sausage sizzle. Hopefully the weather will be fine for families to enjoy a picnic on the oval.
You are also welcome to take a look at work produced by our two classrooms participating in the Creative Schools program this year. The ‘Casting Light’ exhibition is being presented in Room 15 and there will also be a secret door under the stairwell opposite the music room featuring some of their work. These Year 6s have been collaborating with artist Anne Gee as part of the Creative Schools program and have developed very imaginative multimedia stories of migration as part of their learning in History, English and Health. I won’t say any more so I don’t spoil the surprise!
Our Year 4s in Room 22 have also been working with an artist, Jodie Davidson, as part of the Creative Schools program. There will be a gallery of ‘humanimals’ on display on the grassed area parallel to Grantham St, close to the junior playground climbing frame. The Year 4s have been working very hard on their creations, showing great imagination, collaboration and persistence to develop these ‘humanimals’. This Creative Schools project has given students the opportunity to actively apply their biological science and design technologies knowledge and skills in a hands on approach by creating with a range of natural and found materials. We can’t wait to see their handiwork. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a look at these ‘humanimals’ in their ‘natural habitats’.
We hope you can join us. Don’t forget to book your spot using the link to the Student Online Booking System sent by email on Monday. Please ensure your children are supervised at all times after 3:10pm as there will be no teachers on duty. Students will not be able to be on school grounds without a parent or caregiver while the showcase is on and we ask that younger siblings are supervised around classroom displays and exhibitions as so much work has gone into these. Thank you for your support.
Teaching and Learning
R U OK? Day: Last Thursday, we had a great response to R U OK? Day with a sea of yellow amongst the students and staff to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and emotional wellbeing. Students in Room 25, Year 5 created conversation starters so they could explore ways they could ask R U OK? with their peers. I love the way these students approached this task and thought carefully about how would they talk to someone. Knowing how to start that conversation is often the hardest part, so well done to these students for talking it through and making a plan, and to Miss McClean for guiding the students in their thinking.
Year 3 Scitech Incursion: Our Year 3 students enjoyed a great day last week when Scitech visited the school. These students engaged in a range of activities to stimulate their curiosity and thinking in STEAM, collaborating and having lots of fun in the process.
WPS Cookbook: This year is the school’s 85th anniversary and the P&C are gathering recipes for inclusion in a special cook-book to commemorate the occasion. I have submitted one of my favourite recipes and we would love for as many members of the community as possible to submit a recipe. It will make a lovely keepsake for many years to come. If you go to www.PublishedAuthors.com.au then click on ’Submit Your Recipe Here’. Choose Wembley Primary School from the dropdown menu and away you go. The closing date is this Friday night.
Jersey St Pedestrian Crossing: Last week I included the survey link below in response to a community member making a proposal to the School Board to consider endorsing the Jersey St pedestrian and warden controlled crossing being moved from its current position near Ruislip St further up the road to the middle of the block, closer to Rutter Park or closer to the Kindy entrance.
Thank you to those people who have completed the survey. We have had 35 responses to the survey but in order to better understand the needs of the community, further responses are required on how many families use this crossing, where they originate from and whether there is support for the option of relocating the crossing. The Town of Cambridge require this step to be completed before any further consideration is given to the proposal. Please complete the survey here. This survey will be open until the end of Term 3.
Collaborate, Connect, Communicate.
Yours in learning
Executive Admin Team
Tamara, Alan, Rachel and Hannah
Important Dates and Information
TERM 3 – LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS – Friday 24 September 2021
TERM 4 – FIRST DAY FOR STUDENTS – Wednesday 13 October 2021
SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAYS – STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND SCHOOL ON THESE DAYS – Monday 11 October and Tuesday 12 October 2021
CANTEEN REOPENS – Wednesday 13 October 2021
SCHOOL OFFICE REOPENS TERM 4 – Monday 11 October 2021
SCHOOL GROUNDS SECURITY – Department of Education Security – 9264 4771 or 24 hour contact 9264 4632
The Fathering Project
Exciting news! For six weeks now, Wembley fathers and father-figures have been furiously planning for the launch of their first event. Although they are keeping the activity a secret…..for now, it is a call out for all fathers and father-figures to come along with their kids for an evening filled with fun and frivolity.
DATE: Friday 29 October 2021 (Week 3 Term 4)
Lock it in your diaries and stay tuned, there’s more to come!
Please go to this link to join the group and online portal where all activities will be posted: https://thefatheringproject.org/dads-group/wembley-primary-school/.
Australian Mathematics Competition Results (AMC)
Earlier this term, over 100 students participated in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). These results are normally released in early September, however, results will be later this year due to postal delays and stay-at-home restrictions in the ACT and across Australia. As soon as results are received, these will be communicated to the students who took part. Thank you for your patience.
Year 6 Cake Stall and Sausage Sizzle
Because of the notorious COVID-19, a cake stall has not been possible for over two years…..until now!
The lovely students of Year 6 have decided to host a cake stall and sausage sizzle on Friday 17 September from 3:30pm to 5:30pm to be exact.
A sausage sizzle, cake stall and showcase night all packed into one! All year levels are welcome, and prices may vary for the cake stall. From only $4 you can get yourself a hotdog. Cash only please! All the money that you spend on these delicious cakes and hotdogs will be added to the very worthy cause of the Year 6 camp and other graduation events. Please help the Year 6s and come over and have some fun at the cake stall and sausage sizzle.
See you at the showcase!
The Year 6 team
Along with the Year 6 cake stall and sausage sizzle this Friday, we will once again have our beverage and frozen treats station.
This time, we have teamed up with the fun folk and WPS family at Gelatino Gourmet Artisan Gelato.
We will have their fabulous gluten free gelato being scooped to order.
Prices range from $1 – $4.
Some preserves will be available but with all of the Y6 home baked deliciousness, we will save our cookie bags until next Friday.
Thursday 23 September is Sushi Day.
Five-piece packs of Teriyaki chicken, tuna or vegetarian sushi for $6.
Pre-orders open via Quickcliq this week and orders MUST be placed before noon on Wednesday 22 September. Cash orders are available at the canteen.
All are dairy free, tuna and vegetarian are gluten free and there is a gluten free Teriyaki option available.
Canteen Clean Up Day
Next Monday 20 September will be our end of term kitchen clean down.
We would love and appreciate any help we can get from 1pm – 3pm.
Our time is desperately short so we need eight people to tackle small sections of the kitchen.
Please email us at Wemblypscanteen@gmail.com
Just one more week until holidays! Please help us make it to home base and join us in the kitchen for some volunteer fun.
We have two shifts to fill every day and with your help, we can deliver delicious lunches to our children and bake and make more cookies and preserves for families to take home for the holidays.
To sign up to the roster click here.
Mark Lee Before School Soccer – Term 4
Mark and his team of coaches are delighted to be back in Term 4 on Thursday morning’s from 7.30am – 8.30am
Day: Thursday 21 October to 25 November (6 weeks)
Time: 7.30am – 8.30am
Cost: $119 per child
The program is open to all ages and children will be placed in age appropriate groups.
Special tournament announced for Year 5 & 6s – children in Year 5 and Year 6 are invited to attend our 4v4 Tournament which will take place each Thursday morning. Children can make up their own teams or we will simply organise each week.
Each week will be a different theme (Champions League, World Cup, EPL etc) and children will simply play 4v4 games for the whole session.
To register your child, simply call/text or email Mark on the details below:-
0430 788 703