WPS Indigenous Design
Just in time for NAIDOC Week, the Year 6 leavers’ shirts arrived featuring our commissioned indigenous design, co-designed by First Nations artist and school leader Rosie Paine and the 2021 Student Representative Council (SRC). This unique design represents our school and aims to connects us to the rich culture and history of the Country on which we learn and live. The SRC explored local indigenous history and worked with Rosie to identify the top phrases which represents Wembley Primary School’s culture. These were Meeting Place, Community, Diversity, Harmony, Knowledge and Growth. Rosie used these and interweaved the rich local indigenous culture together to create this striking design. The culturally significant waterways around the school are included; Galup (Lake Monger) and Njookenbooro (Herdsman Lake) and the maali (black swan) which is a significant bird in nearby lakes. Black swans signal the changes in the Noongar seasons based on their behaviour. You can read more about this story informed by student voice here on the school website. Thank you to parents Anna Teh and Teresa Walsh for assisting us with the sizing and to Mrs Leigh McCarthy for her work liaising with the shirt company to bring the design to life. What a proud day in our path towards reconciliation in our community. The Year 6s are now wearing their shirts with pride.
On the last day of Term 2, the school held our Ukraine fundraiser, with the Wembley community turning out in blue and yellow to raise funds for UNICEF Australia’s Ukraine appeal. Thank you to Mr John Porteous and the Year 6s for coordinating the collection and promoting the day. The S in CARES stands for Service so it was fantastic to end the term on this note. Thanks to your support we raised over $1,000 to support people in need affected by the war in Ukraine. Thank you must also go to Genna and everyone in the canteen for making the day extra special with the blue and yellow themed recess on the day.
School Grounds Master Plan – Architect Support Required
A School Board sub-committee, chaired by School Board member Jeff Gidman, has been developing a School Grounds Master Plan over the past 18 months. It has reached the point where we need the input of an architect to assist with the next step.
If you have the relevant expertise and would be interested in supporting the school in this project, please contact the principal, Tamara Doig: email@example.com.
Students in Years 4 – 6 are invited to participate in the online ICAS assessments in English, Science and Mathematics this year.
The assessments will be completed during school time on the following dates:
- ICAS English 15 August to 19 August 2022)
- ICAS Science (22 August – 26 August 2022)
- ICAS Mathematics (August 29 to Friday 2 Sept 2022)
Parents have until Monday 1 August 2022 to register and make payment. Each test is $19.25.
If you would like to register your child to participate
Your parent page link is: https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps
Your school access code is: FXR941
Any queries please email: Milani.firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist with school planning for 2023, if your child is leaving Wembley Primary School at the end of 2022, can you please send an email to email@example.com, advising of the following details:
- Destination school
- Date of last day at Wembley
This does not include current Year 6 students moving to high school.
The MS Readathon is on again this August! Sign up, join our Wembley Primary School team and help raise money for those living with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.
Once signed up students ask family and friends to sponsor their participation and then in August they read as many books as possible. Last year Wembley Primary School was the top fundraising school in Australia raising just over $14,500! Can we reach this year’s goal of $15,000?
Visit MS Readathon to sign up and be sure to sure join our Wembley Primary School team. If you have any questions please see Mrs Jordan or Madame Ibbotson
Senior Faction Athletics Carnival 11 August
Our Senior Faction Athletics Carnival is fast approaching, taking place at the State Athletics Stadium on Thursday 11 August.
We require parent helpers to assist with the running of events.
If you are able to assist, even for an hour or so, please contact Roula Felekis via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistance is mainly required between 9.15am – 12.15pm.
Parent helpers can be allocated to their child’s group, so parents can watch their child participate throughout the morning.
Below is the schedule of events.
Term 3 is set to be a fun term in the canteen with Father’s Day approaching, our annual French recess spectacular, Book Week cookies, new menu items and stage one of our kitchen refurbishment.
Two new green-light drink options, both full of wholesome nutrition.
*Bannister Downs Mango Smoothies, packed with real Australian mango pulp and deliciously creamy, pure WA milk from Northcliffe. They’ve been a hit in Week 1.
*Emma and Toms good for you Karma-Rama pure fruit smoothies-they’re seriously delicious!
Watch out for our new winter menu items on our menu.
Handmade Provisions-Granola, cookies and preserves
We have our full range back in stock. Find them under our Special Promotions tab.
Orange & Whiskey Marmalade, Raspberry Jam, Spicy Sweet Tomato Relish, Chilli Jam, Gluten Free Maple Nut Granola, Chocolate Chip, Anzacs & Afghan Cookies
Make weekend mornings and school days easy, with a jar of our home baked Gluten Free Maple Nut Granola, 1 kg Brownes sensational Greek Honey Yoghurt and our delicious raspberry compote.
Available to order now on Quickcliq and can they be collected at the canteen counter before or after school.
Volunteers and Gift a Shift
As always, we need company in the kitchen. We may even sing to you whilst making a cup of tea or coffee.
Your kids love seeing you serve in the canteen, we appreciate your help on simple tasks and it’s fun –seriously good fun!
Alternatively, a Gift a Shift donation of $100 allows us to roster on one of our casuals if you can’t make it in.
You can donate via our WP School QKR payment system or a cash or EFTPOS payment at the canteen counter.
If you are keen to come for a blast of fun, please sign up here
Father’s Day and Special Males Day
The 2022 Father’s & Special Male’s Day Stall will be held on Tuesday 30 August in the Undercover area.
This is a wonderful chance for your child to purchase something of their choice for the dad or significant male in their life.
Please make sure to send along some money with them on the day. Prices will range from $2-$10.
We also need some volunteers to help make this day possible. It’s a wonderful event and the kids love seeing their parents help out.
If you’d like to assist, we are using SignUp to organise our upcoming Father’s Day stall roster.
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp: https://signup.com/go/AsXnzjY
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 on SignUp.
Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Many thanks for your ongoing support with these fundraising events.
P&C Fundraising Sub-Committee