Message from Administration

Dear parents and caregivers

It has been another wonderful fortnight at Wembley. A huge thank you to the staff and parents for your support in helping our students adjust to their new classrooms. It can be a very unsettling time for some as they transition and get to know their new teachers, education assistants, classmates and routines. We can see that most of our students have successfully transitioned and settled into their new routines. Taylor our wellbeing dog has proven invaluable in his role to help students deal with these transitions. Nat and Taylor have been busy visiting each classroom to introduce Taylor to the students and go through some key information and guidelines.  


Our parent information sessions have been held last week and this week. These provide an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s classroom teacher/s and provides information on classroom and year level routines and expectations. Thank you for your support in attending, it is a really important step in partnering with you for the year ahead 

Last week our 2024 student leaders were presented with their badges at an assembly. Student leadership forms an integral part of our school community. Our student leaders serve as positive role models to their peers and helps to create a vibrant and cohesive school community. Wembley Primary school values student voice and a strategy we have in place to capture this is through not only our named student leaders but also through our Student Representative Council (SRC). This group of students act as advocates for their peers ensuring that student perspectives are considered. Our SRC comprises of a student voted peer from every classroom from years 3-6.  

Last year, our SRC looked at our school creed and wanted it to better reflect the students at Wembley. After brainstorming in small groups what it meant to be an amazing Wembley student in the classroom, playground and community, they wrote down some key words they wanted in our new school creed. The students then reflected on our school CARES values and reviewed the habits of learning. Collaboratively they wrote different versions and narrowed it down to 4 with the staff having the final vote.  This process highlights the importance we place on student voice and the power our students can have to create positive change. Our new school creed is below: 

We are Wembley,
Our vision is united. We stand together.
Empowered by learning and the support of one another.
We are curious and excited by possibilities.
We are courteous and courageous, accountable and respectful.
Opportunities for all, with empathy and service.
We are Wembley and we are proud. 



School Board Parent Representatives: At the end of March, the terms of three (4) current School Board parent representatives are expiring; Sara Tuohy, Rachel Clay,Chatarina Brady and Scott Crawley. 

These parent representatives have all been exceptional contributors to our school community and have the option to re-nominate for their positions. However, all vacancies are advertised to give the parent community the opportunity to consider nominating. You can see our current School Board Members on the school website. 

The WPS School Board is an unincorporated Board. Board members participate in school governance by supporting the principal and school staff to implement the strategic directions outlined in the Department’s 2020-24 strategic directions ‘Building on Strength’ and the WPS Business Plan 2023-25 to achieve year-on-year school improvement. The day-to-day operations, including staff hiring, is outside the remit of the School Board. Some of the responsibilities of the Board are listed below. 


  • Endorsing and reviewing the Business Plan and noting the school budget         
  • Annually approving charges and contributions to the community
  • Positively promoting the school in the community
  • Evaluating the school’s performance in achieving strategic directions and priorities
  • Input into policy development
  • Communicating with the broader community the functions of the Board 


 The Board is seeking parents with diverse skill sets and life experiences. In particular, the Board is keen to improve the cultural diversity to reflect the multicultural profile of our community. Ensuring diversity on boards contributes to effective school governance, and leads to better informed decision-making, new ideas, opinions, solutions and stronger connections with the school community. 

The School Board meets twice per term (Tuesday evenings at 5:45pm in week 3 and 8 of each term) in the School Library. Each representative will be committing to a term of 3 years if successful (Term 1 2024 – Term 1 2027).  An election will be held if more than 3 nominations are received.


Nomination: Please consider nominating using the online form here 

You can contact the principal, Milani Grace at the school (08) 9253 9400 or by email  for further information. The Board Chair for 2023 was Professor Tama Leaver and he can also be contacted in relation to the nomination process – should you have any questions.  

Nominations close on Friday 8 March at 4pm. 



Yours in learning,  

Milani, Natalie, Jemma and Lisa.  



Parent Teacher Interviews

Annually the school closes for a half day from 12 – 3:10pm to conduct parent teacher interviews.

This half day school closure will be on Wednesday 24 April (Term 2 Week 2).

This half day school closure applies to ALL students.

Due to a number of different factors some classrooms will conduct their interviews in Term 1.

Term 1 interviews are as follows:

Week 6 – Kindy A & C:

Tuesday 5 March 3:30 – 6pm, and Wednesday 6 March 12:00 – 3:30pm

Week 7  – Room 4:

Monday 11 March 1:00 – 3:30pm, and Tuesday 12 March 3:30 – 6pm

Week 7 – Kindy B & D:

Wednesday 13 March 12 – 3:30pm, and  Thursday 14 March 3:30 – 6pm

Week 8 – PPs, Rm 19, Rm 20, Rm 26:

Tuesday 19 March 3:30 – 6pm, and  Wednesday 20 March 12 – 3:30pm

Week 8 – Year 1 and Rm 7:

Tuesday 19 March 3:30 – 6pm, and Wednesday 20 March 1:00 – 3:30pm

Term 2 interviews are as follows:

All other classes will conduct their parent teacher interviews in Term 2 on Tuesday 23 April from 3:30 – 6:00pm or on Wednesday 24 April during our half day school closure.

Where to find:

All interview times and days are now published on the Compass school calendar.

How to book:

Bookings are completed through Compass. All bookings will open at 3:30pm on Tuesday 27 February and close the day prior to interviews.

A reminder will be sent to parents.

Term Dates 2024

Volunteer Work Health and Safety Induction

Due to new regulations, all volunteers onsite must complete a health and safety induction.  This only needs  to be completed once every 12 months. You are welcome to scan the QR code in the office when you sign in or you can scan the below code to complete induction prior to arrival.

P&C Association – Welcome Picnic

Bring a picnic rug and get to know other Wembley families.

When:  Friday 8 March

Where:  School Oval

Time:  3.10pm

There will be a sausage sizzle, cake stall, canteen drinks and ice creams.

Grantham Street Underpass

Reminder to all families under all circumstances to please use the Grantham Street underpass when needing to cross the road.

Members of the community have contacted the school expressing their concerns of students’ safety due to parents and students crossing the road rather than using the underpass.

P&C Annual General Meeting Tuesday 27 February at 7:30pm –

In the school library and on ZOOM 

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting next Tuesday. It’s a great opportunity to hear what your P&C has planned for 2024. We would love to see you in person, but if ZOOM makes it easier to join us then you have that option as well.  You don’t need to be a paid P&C member to attend.

All are welcome, and there is no pressure to commit to anything! Come along to listen to discussions, bring forth any ideas and voice an opinion on motions on the agenda. Please email if you have any questions.

Location: WPS Library, or by zoom:

Meeting ID: 879 4618 9482

Passcode: 591256

Stop & Think in Yellow & Pink – Friday 1 March

On Friday 1 March, Wembley Primary will be raising money to support Neuroblastoma research.  Everyone is encouraged to dress in yellow or pink, and bring along a gold coin donation.

Churchlands Senior High School Tour – Friday 23 February 2024

Community News

Come and Try Before School Hockey Clinic – YMCC Hockey Club

Come along to the school oval and meet your local hockey club.

Next Tuesday 27 February, the  YMCC Hockey Club will be running a hockey clinic on the oval at 7.45am before school for all students in Years 1-6. There will be second one on Tuesday 5 March.

If you have never tried hockey before please come along and learn what it is all about. Some of the Wembley PS students are in teams that play in the YMCC Hockey competition at Perry Lakes, Floreat every Saturday morning from May until August. No games in holidays.

If you already play hockey come along too to have some fun learning some new skills with our coaches from YMCC Premier squads.

If you don’t have a stick don’t worry we are bringing plenty along.

For more information please see website or email:

Wembley Junior Football Club