Message from the Executive Administration Team
Dear parents and caregivers
Wanjoo (Welcome) back to the entire school community as we usher in a new term. I genuinely hope the holiday break provided the opportunity for your family to slow down and recharge after a very busy and disrupted term.
As you may know, the WA Government announced that many restrictions will be lifted from Friday 29 April. Due to the late announcement today, the school has not been provided with new operating guidelines and protocols as yet. There are a range of implications for the school settings to be communicated, including the new requirements around asymptomatic household contacts and testing to attend school. The mask mandate will lift on Friday for students and staff. It will become optional for students and staff to wear these rather than a requirement. Once these guidelines have been received, these will be communicated to the community.
I would like to thank the whole community for their support during Term 1. There were many rapid changes during the course of the school term and the community remained patient, caring and understanding throughout. There will continue to be challenges this term, particularly in regards to staffing. As was the case last term, your child may have a different teacher for periods of time due to positive case isolation requirements. Thank you for your continued patience in this regard.
With COVID transmission still high and the flu season approaching, we ask that you keep your child home if they display any symptoms at all. This will help keep our classrooms as safe as possible during the winter months.
A welcome to the following new staff members who have joined Wembley in Term 2.
- Mrs Stacey Hunter, Deputy Principal (Student Services and Year 5/6 Leader)
- Mr Jordan Tait (Room 1, Year 3) has been appointed until Term 4, 2022
- Ms Casey Posthumus (Room 5, Year 2) has been appointed to replace Ms Sarah Ryan who has commenced maternity leave to welcome her first baby.
- Mrs Nives Love (Room 20, Year 4) replaces Ms Marissa Gell as she has also gone on maternity leave to welcome her second child.
Engagement and Relationships
Attendance: We have an SMS system for attendance. If your child is away for any reason please SMS 0447 932 933 by 9:30am with the following details:
Brief reason for absence:
An automated SMS will go out to Parent/Guardian contact #1 at 10am each day if your child has been marked as absent by the classroom teacher and no reason has been provided.
Please continue to use the following link to notify the school of positive COVID-19 cases, students or household members: https://tinyurl.com/COVIDPositiveWPS
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, home learning is not required. The focus should be on rest and recovery so your child can return to school once isolation has ended at full strength. For household contacts who are not unwell, teachers begin to assign tasks on Seesaw from the second school day after isolation begins.
ANZAC Day: Yesterday, our Head Girl Eliza and Head Boy Charlie, represented the school with pride at the Town of Cambridge 2022 Anzac Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony at the West Leederville Memorial Gardens and Cenotaph. Eliza and Charlie laid a wreath and paid their respects on behalf of the school community. Thank you to Eliza and Charlie and their parents for taking the time to mark this important occasion early on a public holiday.
On the last day of Term 1, we held our own special COVID safe ANZAC service to honour servicemen and servicewomen, both past and present. We have them to thank for our wonderful way of life here in WA. I thank Charlie and Eliza, our mini Petite Chorale of Year 6 singers, Year 6 poem readers and former WPS Head Boy Ethan Turnbull who played The Last Post in person. Big thanks to Mrs Humphreys (formerly Miss Goyder) who organised the musical elements of the service, which was streamed to classrooms live, with just the Year 6 students in attendance.
Let’s have a wonderful term together as a community – ‘Collaborate, Connect, Communicate and Care’.
Yours in learning
The Senior Leadership Team
Tamara, Milani, Rachel, Stacey and Natalie
Canteen – Volunteers, we need you!
Our canteen roster is empty this week and we would love your help as we move into our winter menu.
Our roster is up for this term and until the end of the year. If you’re a forward planner, you can lock in an shift early.
We’re hoping for a full roster over the next two weeks especially, so we can put some extra time into creating a Mother’s Day treat.
Please sign up here for a fun filled two hour shift!
Sign up to our Volunteer Roster for a fun filled two hour shift – please sign up here
Cross Country Training
Cross Country training will start Week 2 of this term. It will run Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings starting at 7.45am.
Please meet at the gate of the oval. The first session will be Wednesday 4 May. Training is open to PP to Yr 6 students.
Choir members are encouraged to attend choir on their respective morning and come to cross country training on the other mornings.
If it is raining, training will not take place.
Physical Education Specialist
Mother’s Day Stall Volunteers – Tuesday 3 May
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
The P&C Association’s annual Mother’s Day Stall will be held next Tuesday 3 May in the undercover area from 8.30am until 3.30pm.
This is a truly beautiful and fun event for parents and kids alike.
Volunteers are needed over the course of the day to assist with selling gifts to the kids.
We’re using SignUp.com to organize the registrations.
Here’s how it works:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and you can be signed up manually.
COOKBOOKS ARE BACK!!!
Last year the P&C Fundraising Sub-Committee started organising a school cookbook to be published, featuring YOUR family/favourite recipes! We had lots of recipes submitted but not as many as we wanted, plus due to time restraints, we were unable to have the cookbook published in time for the Christmas Carnival.
We are now re-launching the cookbooks with recipe submissions open again, and with plenty of time to have the books printed for Term 4 and the Wembley Family Fun Day!
We would love for more families from within the school to submit a recipe for consideration in this cookbook. Please note that we will be editing the recipes and deleting any double ups, so please feel free to submit more than one.
The submission process is SUPER simple – just head to www.PublishedAuthors.com.au, click on the ‘Submit Your Receipt Here’ button, then choose ‘Wembley Primary School’ from the drop down menu. Complete the form, fill in your recipe details and submit. That’s it!
We cannot wait to see all the amazing recipes that come through. This will be a keepsake of not only the school but also your child’s time there, for many years to come.
Pre-orders for the cookbook will be available via Qkr! in Term 4.
If you are a local business and would also like to purchase advertising space in the cookbook, please contact Victoria Martelli at email@example.com to enquire.
Recipe submissions are open until 5pm Friday 1 July.