Message from Administration
Dear parents and caregivers
We are almost at the end of a busy but also such a productive term in so many ways. Last week’s Inquiry Showcase was a real celebration of the learning happening in our classrooms and I hope you enjoyed spending time with your children as they shared their learning journey with you.
As I toured the classrooms, I was incredibly proud of our students and teachers. Inquiry learning is all about making connections and going further, past just learning content knowledge. The culture of thinking we are trying to build in our school was so evident as I listened to our students tell me about their learning. I could also see the Visible Thinking routines being used from Kindy right through to Year 6. For many years, Wembley has embedded Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Visible Thinking Routines into our programs. You might have seen routines such as ‘See, Think, Wonder’, ‘Tug of War’, ‘Compass Points’ and ‘Claim, Support, Question’ in your child’s classroom. These routines help our students to dig a little deeper with their thinking and critically evaluate topics and issues.
We also hope you enjoyed the pop up Art exhibition showcasing our visual arts program in the Undercover Area. The quality was just outstanding and I thank our art teachers Mrs Robyn Barratt and Mrs Jemima Heley for their contribution to the showcase.
Thank you for supporting your child on Friday, I know they were so excited to host you in their classrooms. I also wish to sincerely thank our Year 6 parents, Genna and the canteen staff and P&C for running the very popular sausage sizzle, canteen stall and cake stall throughout the afternoon. An extra special thanks to Dani and James Clyne, Cassie Singam and all the parents who organised the set up and helped pack down.
Keen2STEAM Churchlands Network Event
Yesterday, we hosted the second annual Keen2STEAM interschool event at Wembley PS. We had Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 teams of students from both Churchlands PS and Woodlands PS join us to engage in lots of exciting activities and challenges, all with an ocean conservation theme.
Dr Bruce Webber from CSIRO and Shark Biologist Amanda Elizabeth presented talks and judged the final pitches from our senior students. There was some incredible design thinking happening and ‘Shark Tank’ style pitches to the judging panel. Our students should feel very proud of themselves!
I also wish to thank Ms Leila Sugden, Mrs Sue Webber, Mrs Rochelle Stacey and Mr Jordan Tait who worked very hard on organising, coordinating, and hosting the event.
I am very pleased to confirm that we won Champion School for the Keen2STEAM event and also won the Year 3/4 division! Congratulations to all competing schools and every student who took part.
Congratulations to all our Public Speaking finalists! We were so amazed at the standard once again. Thank you to our staff and parents/carers for their support. Giving our students a voice about the topics they are passionate about is so important. What a lifelong skill these students are developing.
|Louie W & Livia (Tie)
|Patrick N & Elena H (Tie)
|Penny D & Drea P (Tie)
Year 1-3 Finalists
Year 4-6 Finalists
I wish our families a wonderful holiday break when we finish school on Friday afternoon. See further along in this newsletter for information on Friday afternoon’s Colour Run event. It’s going to be such a fun way to welcome in the holidays.
‘Collaborate, Connect, Communicate and Care’.
Yours in learning
The Senior Leadership Team
Tamara, Milani, Rachel, Stacey and Natalie
Public Holiday – Thursday 22 September
Students do not attend school on Thursday 22 September, as this is a public holiday as a national day of mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Students must attend school on Friday 23 September 2023. This is the final day of Term 3.
Thursday 22 September – students do not attend school as this is a public holiday
Friday 23 September – students must attend school – final day of Term 3, 2022
Monday 10 October – school development day – students do not attend school
Tuesday 11 October – school development day – students do not attend school
Wednesday 12 October – first day for students of Term 4, 2022
Thursday 15 December – last day of Term 4, 2022
Interschool Athletics – tomorrow Wednesday 21 September
Interschool Athletics Day 2 is tomorrow.
Please remember the times are a rough guide.
Day 2 – will be held at McLean Oval in Floreat on Wednesday September 21. Also see below for an approximate guide of times for events on the day. Spectators are welcome. There will be a coffee van present.
Parents, if you are able to assist please email Mr Bowman; email@example.com.
8.50am Bus departs WPS
9.00-9.15am Schools arrive and warm up
9.15-9.25am Welcome / introduction
9.30-9.45am Years 1 and 2 Sprint Races
9.45-10.00am Int/Snr Corner Spy
10.00-10.15am Years 3 and 4 Sprint Races
10.15-10.25am Years 1/2 Beanbag Relay
10.30-10.45am Years 5 and 6 Sprint Races
11.00-12.10pm Team Games
12.10-1.00pm Year Relays
1.00-1.45pm Pack up and Presentations
2.15pm Bus arrives back at WPS
The Senior Choir will be performing at the Perth Concert Hall with a live band tonight. Here is a photo from Monday’s day rehearsal. “Chookas” (good luck) to our wonderful Senior Choir! Mrs Humphreys is so proud of the hard work they’ve done, despite losing 12 weeks of rehearsals at the start of the year! Keep up the hard work but don’t forget – “A good choir is a thinking ahead choir!” We still have rehearsals in Term 4 for the All Stars Concert! Be there or be square!
Stage one of our kitchen upgrade will take place during the upcoming holidays. This means there are changes to our menu this Friday to allow us to prepare the kitchen for the tradies’ arrival.
Friday Lunch Boxes 23/9/22
A little different to our normal Friday boxes this week, these boxes are similar to our sports carnival boxes.
Ham & cheese roll OR vegetarian cheese & tomato roll
Freshly baked muffin
Drink of choice
Pre-orders only and orders close at noon on THURSDAY.
This is our ONLY lunch option available to all students this Friday.
No hot food will be available and no orders can be taken on Friday so please remember to pre-order.
Please pay attention to the notes on Quickcliq to assist with ordering.
We will have a reduced recess menu available this Friday.
The canteen staff wish you all a happy and safe holiday!
Canteen – Volunteers
Volunteering in the canteen is always great fun, and your kids love seeing you. If you are able to volunteer in our canteen please sign up here
Colour Run – Friday 23 September
The WPS Colour Run will be held this Friday on the school oval. Year PP-2 will run from 1.40pm-2.15pm with Year 3-6 running from 2.20pm-3.00pm.
Please make sure you pack a white t-shirt for your child to change into for the run plus a change of clothes and towel for after the event.
The coloured powder that is thrown as the kids complete each lap is only cornstarch and food grade colouring. Nothing harmful at all. The colour will only be thrown from shoulder height down and each child will receive a colourful wig & sunglasses to wear as well.
Fundraising is of course voluntary but the P&C would love for those willing and able to, to ask their family and friends to sponsor them. This is not a ‘per lap’ sponsorship – just a total donation amount. The best thing is, as it’s pay a safe online platform, your child’s link can be sent to family and friends anywhere in the world!
This is going to be a super fun and colourful way to end Term 3, so please get behind this event and support your kids by cheering them on from the sidelines.
We do also need assistance with set up and pack down, plus throwing the colours, on the day. If you can help for just an hour, please register via the Sign-Up roster here
We know that Term 3 has been massive in terms of events and fundraising, especially when it’s a fete year, but please remember the fete is only every four years and all the fundraising the P&C do is to assist your kids whilst attending WPS. The iPad leases, sun shades for the playgrounds and playground upgrades have all occurred through the P&C fundraising efforts. Now we get to look forward to amazing canteen renovations which will see the canteen into the future.
The Fundraising Sub-committee and the P&C thank you for your continued support.
Here’s to a fab last day of term on Friday.
Win a $10,000 JB Hi-Fi shopping spree.
Did you know the highest individual fundraiser in the Colour Run from our school will go into a national draw to win a JB HiFi shopping spree worth $10k.
Quick! Time is running out!
Colour Run is this Friday on the school oval from 1.40pm.
Soccer with Mark Lee Football Coaching Before School Term 4
Mark and his team of coaches are back in Term 4 and would love to welcome your child!
- Thursday 20th October to Thursday 24th November
- 7.30am-8.30am on school oval
- $119 for 6 weeks
Children are grouped according to their age.
Simply email/text or call Mark to register your child
0430 788 703
Young Engineers Club – Term 4 After School Program
Young Engineers Club (YEC) – Young Engineers is an after-school club for students interested in hands-on STEM. We offer unique STEM programs where children have fun while learning critical skills for the digital age. We explore STEM concepts by building & coding motorised Lego models.
YEC @ Wembley Primary (STEM room)
- Thursdays (3:30pm – 4:45pm) – PP – Year 2
- Thursdays (3:30pm – 4:45pm) –Year 3-6
Registration >> https://perth-south.young-engineers.com.au/registration/
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0406 542 912
Floreat Park Tennis Club – Before School Program at WPS Term 4
Please click on the below link for information about the holidays clinics during these coming September/October holidays.
Please click on the below link for information about the Term 4 before school coaching program