Message from Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers

2023 has been a year full of surprises and many changes. Our commitment to continuous improvement has helped us to remain focused on the things that are important. We have reviewed many of our programs and we have worked hard to embed our CARES values (courtesy, courage, accountability, respect, empathy, equity and service) in everything that we do.

I want to thank you all for all the support and patience shown throughout the year. We have had successes and challenges, yet despite all, we continued the work that had to be done. Together we’ve learned much and shared many experiences.

We finished the school year on a high with our brilliant All Stars Concert. The students performed magnificently and the number of families in attendance was fantastic. A huge thank you to our esteemed music specialist, Mrs Kate Humphreys and the staff who volunteered to assist on the night for going above and beyond.

We are farewelling some of our staff who are retiring or whose tenure has finished or who are moving to new locations and positions. Best wishes to Ms Lee Masters, Mrs Louise Jankowski, Ms Milly Oreb, Mrs Narelle Clarke, Mr Jeff Cornez, and Ms Olivia Egan. Wembley Primary School has been extremely lucky to have had such outstanding professionals as part of our team and for the ones moving to new locations they will undoubtedly be a great asset.  We also wish Mrs Jennifer O’Malley safe travels on her around the world trip and look forward to her return in 2025.

We are also very fortunate to be welcoming some new staff to join our team in 2024. Mrs Michelle Dempster will be joining our Year 5 and 6 team. She is a highly regarded educator and brings a wealth of experience to Wembley Primary School. We will also be welcoming Ms Tulley Breman and Ms Casandra Knights who will join our dynamic team of Special Needs Education Assistants.

Our School Board has been a source of inspiration and a voice of reason. A huge thank you to our Chair, Mr Tama Leaver, along with our Board Members: Scott Crawley, Jeff Gidman, Chatarina Brady, Kellie Pearcey, Vimalan Sivasubramaniam, Rachel Clay, Sara Touhy, Lissette Salazar Rodriguez, Leila Sugden and Naomi Bell; and contributors (non-voting): Milani Grace, Natalie Mueller, Jemma Bryan, and Lee Masters.

Our small but dynamic P&C executive’s contribution has been sensational. This group has sourced donations from businesses, roped in partners and friends to help out when needed, taken risks, found new supporters, and given so much of their personal time so that our students have a supportive learning environment where all students can thrive and be inspired. Thank you to our P&C President, Danielle Clyne, Vice President, Susan Havlin, Treasurer, Abhishek Baxi, and Secretary, Lauren Barendrecht.

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the members of staff at Wembley Primary School. The administrative, support and teaching staff all work together to create an environment that is safe and nurturing for the students in our care. It is by no means without its challenges and often thankless, but the love and dedication that goes into every day is remarkable. I wish them all a well-deserved rest during which to do things that feed the soul and bring restoration to the mind and body.

On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a terrific New Year. Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to welcoming everyone back at the beginning of 2024.

Kind regards


Julie Woodhouse


Congratulations to our 2024 Leaders

Head Girl:  Amelia      Head Boy:  Chris

Prefects: Lars, Evelia, Flynn, Indy,  Jeremy, Amy, Raffe, Livia

Stanley Captains: Clare, Lucy, Sophie, Aleah

Farmer Captains: Reuben, Sam, Mia, Scarlett

Jackson Captains: Jasper, Josh, Archie, Grace

Winton Captains: Leo, Dylan, Luca, Eliana

Art Captains: Mia, Olivia, Alex, Hannah

Music Captains:  Olivia and Curtis

Eco Warriors: Amelia and Vivek

Digital Captains: Kiaan, Leonardo, Phoebe, James, Aarya, Jamyang, (Bahni – absent)

Library Captains: Jasmin, Isla, Parker, Leelou

Cares Captains: Kinley, Emily, Tess

Important Dates and Information

CLASS ALLOCATIONS – Students 2024 classrooms will be emailed to parents on Wednesday 13 December.

2024 PP – Year 6 Transition Thursday, 14 December –  8:50am sharp.

ALL students are to go to the meeting zones to meet their teachers and line up with their school bag behind the chair indicating their room number. (If students arrive at school before 8:30am, they must wait in the playground outside the undercover with their school bag. They are not permitted to enter their 2023 classroom)

 Transition Meeting Zones:

Pre-primary (current Kindy Students) – back verandah of Pre-primary block

Years 1 to 3 – quadrangle

Years 4 to 6 –  basketball court


STUDENT REPORTS – Will be emailed to parents on Wednesday 13 December.  All parents are reminded that their child’s school report link is only available for one month. It is imperative that you save/print a copy for your own use at other times.  


TERM 1, 2024 FIRST DAY FOR STUDENTS – Wednesday 31 January 2024.


THE SCHOOL OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED – from Thursday 14 December 2023 and will reopen on Wednesday 24 January 2024 (please note Friday 26 January is a public holiday).


COMPASS – make sure you have downloaded the App.  Please ensure you have a parent login as all communications will be sent by Compass. If you have not got a parent login, please contact the office this week.


SCHOOL GROUNDS SECURITY – Department of Education Security – 1800 177 777

Students Term 1, 2024 – Wednesday 31 January 2024

Students return to school on Wednesday 31 January 2024.

If your child will still be away on holidays and not returning on the first day, please email the office at:, advising date of return and the reason for absence.

Please note this attendance will also need to be logged via the Compass App.

Dates to Remember 2024

TERM 1 Wednesday 31 January 2024 to Thursday 28 March 2024 (9 weeks)
TERM 2 Tuesday 16 April 2024 to Friday 28 June 2024 (11 weeks)
TERM 3 Monday 15 July 2024 to Friday 20 September 2024 (10 weeks)
TERM 4 Tuesday 8 October 2024 to Thursday 12 December 2024 (10 weeks)

TERM 1 Monday 29 January 2024
TERM 1 Tuesday 30 January 2024
TERM 2 Monday 15 April 2024
TERM 3 Friday 16 August 2024
TERM 4 Monday 7 October 2024

AUSTRALIA DAY Friday 26 January 2024
LABOUR DAY Monday 4 March 2024
GOOD FRIDAY Friday 29 March 2024
EASTER MONDAY Monday 1 April 2024
ANZAC DAY Thursday 25 April 2024
KING’S BIRTHDAY Monday 23 September 2024

Library News

I can’t believe it’s now Week 10.  End of another fabulous year.  I reflect on the many parents I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.  Whether you’ve sought additional reading materials for your enthusiastic young reader or those facing reading challenges, it has been my pleasure to assist you.  If any parents would like to come in this week to borrow some books for the holidays, I will be here – so swing by. I would rather see the books going into homes rather than gathering dust on the shelves for the next six weeks!

Wishing you all a  joyful and restful holiday season!

Jill Jordan – Library

Looking for a good laugh in the New Year? Don’t miss out on the hilarious production at the Octagon Theatre, UWA, running from January 4th to 7th. It’s a fantastic, family-friendly experience that promises to bring joy and laughter to all.

School Dental Van

The school dental van will be closed over the school holidays from Friday 22 December and will re-open on Monday 29 January at 8am.

Emergency only treatment is available at the Mt Henry Dental Therapy Centre (43 Mt Henry Road, Salter Point. Ph: 9313 0555).

Between the hours of 8:15am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas break and best wishes for the new year.


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Dental Health Services

Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services

Subiaco Primary School

271 Bagot Road
Subiaco WA 6008

PH:0417 180 553

PP3 Literature

As part of their Literature Based Unit this term PP3 focused on the book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!. This week they were lucky enough to have the author, Carmen Agra Deedy, visit them via Zoom from Georgia, USA. Carmen was asked questions about the storyline, setting and characters.  Carmen told PP3 she had written 17 books in total and had worked with 15 different illustrators. Carmen read her most recent book, Wombat said come in, which was a lovely treat for the PP3 students.

Debbie Darbyshire

Teacher Pre-primary 3

Year 5 Astronomy Night

Humphreys Dance

This Term the Year 4’s have been participating in weekly Humphreys Dance lessons. They have had lots of fun learning multiple dances including the Slosh, Muffin Dance and Progressive Drive. Parents were invited to attend the last lesson in week 8 and even had the chance to dance with the students!

Parents Parking

This is  friendly reminder regarding parking on the surrounding streets of our school.  We understand that at drop-off and pick-up times the parking on streets is very limited, but we ask that you are respectful to our neighbouring residents by not parking across their driveways.  Although you may be parking there for only a few minutes, you are restricting residents from entering or leaving their own driveways, and sometimes having to wait for parents to return to their cars.

Thank you.

Sock and Jocks Charity Drive – Thank You

A big thank you to the Wembley Primary School community for the generous contribution to the Socks and Jocks charity drive.

A volunteer from Dandelions WA came to pick up the donations and was very grateful for them. Volunteers will be busy packing a little over 10,000 backpacks of essential school items for disadvaged children across WA so they can have a good start to next school year.

Your donations are very much appreciated.

Thanks again,

Mrs Martino and Room 1 Year 3 Students

Churchlands Senior High School Academic Extension Program

Redhage Basketball – After School Program Term 1, 2024

Floreat Park Tennis Club

Tennis 2024 Term 1 Before School Program at WPS

Junior Coaching Term 1  Program at Floreat Park Tennis Club

Mark Lee Football Coaching – Before School Program Term 1, 2024

Term 1 Before School Soccer is Back on Thursday’s 7.30-8.30am with Mark Lee Football Coaching.

Mark Lee and his coaching team are delighted to be back and would love your child to attend.

Mark is a former professional footballer and Perth Glory player. His coaching team include former and current professional players who all have a passion for developing children.

Children are placed in their own age groups and the positive, fun and exciting sessions are a great way for your child to start their school day!

Mark and his team can take your child to class after the session also if you wish.

Dates:     Thursday 15 February to Thursday 21 March

Time:      7.30am-8.30am on school oval

Cost:       $119 per child for 6 weeks

To register your child phone/text or email Mark on the details below:-

Mark Lee

0430 788 703

E2 Young Engineers –  After School Program Term 1

E2 Young Engineers School Holiday Camp

Perth Running Club – Before School Program Term 1, 2024

Chess For Life  –  Term 1, 2024   

School Chess Club Starts: Friday Lunchtime, Week 2, Term 1, 2024, Yrs 2-6

Would your child like to learn how to play chess and make new friends at school? Does your child have an interest in critical thinking and problem solving?

Chess for Life has been operating primary school chess clubs, tuition and tournaments for over 25 years. Some clubs include; Subiaco PS, Wembley PS, Wesley College and many more.

It is known that chess:

  • Builds confidence and new friendships
  • Develops Logic, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.
  • Increases Concentration & Memory.
  • Develops Problem Solving Skills.
  • Improves Reading Skills.
  • Teaches Planning and Foresight.
  • Engages the mind OFF of screens.
  • Connects You with new friends in other year groups .

New students in Years 2-6 are most welcome to come along in Week 2 and learn the wonderful game of chess.  More information will be in Term 1 Newsletter.

The fee for Term 1 is $155 per student.

Thanks for your support

Leo South