Message from Administration

Dear WPS families,

We are edging closer to end of year celebrations and events, with our Senior Talent Quest on this Friday afternoon. Our senior students will perform after lunch from 1:40pm and we welcome spectators. It is a very popular event and will likely be standing room only as we try to fit in as many students as possible. Thank you to Mrs Humphreys for supporting our students with yet another opportunity for creative expression through The Arts.

2023 Book Lists: Yesterday parents and caregivers will have received an email with the 2023 book lists. The book list orders are currently paused. We will communicate with the community when these will re-open. We anticipate orders will be open again by the beginning of next week. If you have already ordered, your order will be processed as no changes are likely to be made to classroom items. Thank you for your understanding.

Year 1 Transition: Our Pre-primary students have commenced their transition activities as they prepare to move up to the ‘big school’ for Year 1 next year. Yesterday they spent some time with our Year 1 teachers in classrooms and they will do so again next Monday. We also invite our current Pre-primary parents and caregivers to join us on Monday 28 November at 9am for an information session and short tour of the learning environment. There is no need to RSVP, please meet in the School Library that morning.

Year 5 Astronomy Night: Last Thursday night saw our Year 5 students pitch their tents, ready for their first overnight school experience. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t on our side for telescopes on the oval but our speaker from the Gravity Discovery Centre had an excellent, interactive presentation for our Year 5s.

They were also treated to brownies and ice cream by Genna for Ruben’s birthday for the movie at the end of the night – lucky kids! Genna and her team also catered breakfast which went down a treat! We appreciate the support of the P&C and canteen. A massive thanks to the Year 5 team for all the pre-organisation which meant the night was so successful. An extra special thank you must go to Mr Harrod, Ms Stacey, Mrs Turner, Mrs Small, Mrs Hunter and Mrs Mueller for staying overnight and then working all day the following day – a huge effort and commitment which is highly appreciated! Thanks also to Mrs Thaung and Mrs Harper for being there for the evening to help supervise and be part of the fun. The Year 5s had a great time and what special memories they made.

Outdoor Classroom Day: Classes across the school took learning outside for the official Outdoor Classroom Day on Thursday 3 November. There are so many benefits to learning in nature and it was wonderful to see our teachers and students embrace the opportunity. Below are some photos of our PP students outside on the oval collecting data for maths and our Kindy students engaging in a range of activities outdoors throughout the day.


Learning Environment


Student Arrival Times: Increasingly there are students being dropped off or arriving at school far earlier than when the school gates officially open at 8:20am. Staff and the leadership team are planning and preparing for the school day before this time and are often in meetings.

To ensure duty of care and adequate supervision, students should be dropped at school or arrive independently no earlier than 8:20am, preferably from 8:30am. At 8:30am, students are free to move to their classrooms to get ready for the school day or utilise the play area opposite the admin block. Playgrounds are not open as there are no teachers on duty at this time. Between 8:20am and 8:30am, students must wait outside the undercover area until they are dismissed by a staff member.

Of course, if your child has before school reading, choir, soccer or tennis then they can arrive at the relevant time as these are supervised activities. Before school care is available through YMCA for parents who have early work commitments. Student safety is our utmost concern and I thank you for your support with this.

Disability Awareness Week: Last term, a group of Year 6 boys approached me with an idea to raise awareness of all the different disabilities students and staff in our school may have to face in their lives. As Xavier, Thomas and Aryan explained; they could be physical disabilities but often they are hidden and others might not understand what it feels like to live with different conditions.

Their proposal is to hold a Disability Awareness Week close to the date of International Day of People with Disability on 3 December. So stay tuned for a week of awareness raising for conditions such as Autism, ADHD, Hypermobility and others that affect the way people have to live their life. We will be having a ‘Wear it Purple’ Day (no fundraising), posters raising awareness, a feature on picture books in the Library and PA announcements from Xavier, Thomas, Aryan and others about different conditions. I am so proud of these boys for their empathy and service to their community, showing the CARES values in this positive action.

Yours in learning

Tamara, Milani, Stacey and Natalie

Celebrating Success – ICAS and AMC

Congratulations to all students who participated in the highly challenging AMC (Australian Mathematics Competition) and ICAS assessments in English, Mathematics and Science last term. All students who participated should feel proud of themselves for their efforts.


The students below achieved exceptional results in this challenge, being awarded either a Distinction (Top 10% of students in Australia) or a High Distinction (Top 1% of students in Australia). Congratulations to the following students on their achievement.

I also congratulate Patrick N in Year 5 (Science) and Amelia M in Year 4 (English) for being awarded a Principal’s Award.


The students below achieved exceptional results in this mathematics challenge, being awarded either a Distinction (Top 20% of students in WA) or a High Distinction (Top 3% of students in WA). We also have two students who have won a prestigious prize award. Congratulations to the following students on their achievement.

Book Club Alert – Issue 8

We regret to advise that due to the flooding on the East Coast, the catalogues for Issue 8 have not arrived.  This is such a shame as I know a lot of families rely on Issue 8 to purchase Christmas Gifts.  Whilst you are still able to shop online and browse the digital catalogue, Scholastic cannot guarantee delivery of any items before the close of term. These floods seem relentless, and our hearts go out to everyone effected.

Thank you to all the families who have supported Book Club this year and thereby supporting your school.  By purchasing through Book Club, we earn thousands of dollars of reward points which convert to hundreds of fabulous books for our amazing library.



Old School Uniform Donations

We are still collecting old school uniforms to send to kids in South Africa.  A box has been placed opposite the library (near the recycling area) for families to place any old uniforms in.  Please ensure there are no holes, some stains are okay.

We are also collecting old stationery that you no longer require, please place them in the same box.

Warm regards,

Nat Ramsay

Uniform Coordinator


We’re on the slippery slope into our school holidays already!

The kids are loving our new slushies so much on these warmer days, that we had to get a second machine in to keep up! After school treats on Fridays are hugely popular. To be able to remain open after school, we need some parent help. It’s just a 30-45 minute shift and its by far a FUN shift.

Please sign up or drop in during the week to let us know if you can help out.

Fun Day

Production has started for our canteen stall at our Wembley Family Fun Day.

We will have quality homemade provisions to enjoy now or to gift and fill up Christmas hampers.

There will even be something to garnish your favourite summer spritz.

Recipe development is underway to create a perfect ham glaze and we will have our relishes to adorn your table and compliment your family’s fabulous turkey and baked ham.

Be sure to come and see us!

Can you HELP?!

We know there is an abundance of call out for volunteers at this time of the year and understand everyone’s time is tight.

Please, if you can spare an hour to help out selling our fine products at the WFFD on Saturday 26 November, please sign up here for just an hour-long shift.

We also still desperately need help in the canteen serving our kids, daily. We have many shifts to fill, and you will be elevated to Rockstar status the moment your kids see you behind the counter. And did we mention how much fun it is?!

Please sign up here , or please consider  Gifting a Shift via QKR!   By doing this, we can employ a casual staff member to cover a shift.

Thanks WPS Community!


Canteen Manager

Cake Stall

The Cake Stall for the WFFD (on Saturday 26 November) would love you to start thinking about what you can bake for it.  The Cake Stall was always a huge hit on previous fete days, and we don’t want to run out of baked goods.  We have heaps of packaging supplies and will also do up your labels!

Please join the Wembley Cake Stall Facebook page at

Or email or or

P&C News: Wembley P&C Family Fun Day – SAVE THE DATE – 26 November, 3pm-8pm

The Wembley Family Fun Day (formerly the Wembley Fete)

Will be coming to life on Saturday 26 November across the school oval, the Community Centre car park and Rutter Park.

There will be market stalls, live entertainment, food trucks, sausage sizzle, amusement rides, animal farm, pony rides plus a dunking machine!

This is the biggest school fundraiser and community event only held once every four years, so don’t miss it!

HUGE thanks to our wonderful sponsors of the Wembley Family Fun Day.

Carols by Candlelight

Also, on the same night, from 7pm-8pm, the Wembley Carols by Candlelight featuring the Wembley Community Orchestra and Choir, as well as local legends Libby Hammer and Ali Boycott, will take place on the school oval to close off the event.

We Need Your Wine!!!

Our wine wall for the WFFD is looking pretty bare at the moment. Could you please spare a bottle of wine (any variety and any value)?

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

Online seminar series, to book please visit

Julie Fazari

Community Health

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Herdsman Lake – 2022 Wildlife Show

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