Message from Principal
Dear Parents and Carers
It’s amazing to see that the end of the 2023 school year is coming to a close. I want to thank you all for all the support and patience shown throughout the year. We have had successes and some challenges, yet despite all, we continued the work that had to be done. Together we’ve learned much and shared many experiences.
Special thanks to all of you who have contributed in ways small, large and unimaginable! So many of you have supported our work in countless ways and contributed to the P&C to provide additional resources to do what we dream and know is good for children. Thanks for getting your children to school on time each day, for kind notes of encouragement that mean so much, for sending your kids with healthy lunches obviously packed with love, for making sure homework gets done… and handed in. Thank you for providing rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for your children and knowing that education is about joy, wonder and fostering curiosity, along with the development of social skills so needed to succeed. For these, and a million other things, the Staff at Wembley Primary School are truly grateful.
To those of you who are leaving us for new places and adventures, we wish you all the best. Congratulations to our very capable Year 6 students who are venturing onto a new stage in their academic career.
To quote Dr Seuss ‘Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory’. We hope that the students and families farewelling our school look back fondly on the many moments that turned into memories at Wembley Primary School. As I leave at the end of the Term, I have many moments that will be fond memories of my time at Wembley Primary School.
I know there has been much chatter about who will be the Principal at the beginning of next year. I am delighted to let you know that Ms Milani Grace will be stepping into the Principal’s position for Term 1, 2024. This decision has been made in the best interest of the school.
Throughout Term 1, if Ms Donna Snow is not returning, a selection process will be facilitated by the Regional Office. Ms Grace knows the school, has built positive relationships with the school community and will do a fabulous job.
2023 has been a fantastic year. Our commitment to continuous improvement has helped us to remain focused on the things that are important. We have reviewed many of our programs including mathematics and have worked hard to embed our CARES values (courtesy, courage, accountability, respect, empathy, equity and service) in everything that we do.
Students Absent at Start of School 31 January 2024
The first day of school for students will be Wednesday 31 January, 2024.
If your child will still be away on holidays at the commencement of school, please email the school on: email@example.com, notifying the reason for absence and the date your child will be returning to school.
If your child will be a Kindergarten B or D Student in 2024, their first day of school will be Thursday 1 February, 2024.
Student 2024 Personal Items Lists
The Student 2024 Personal Items Lists have been uploaded onto our website. The lists were also sent to parents via Compass.
Please note orders placed on or before Friday 15 December 2023, will be dispatched no later than 19 January 2024 and will be delivered to your home at a maximum cost of $5.
Canteen News – Closed in Week 10
Please be advised the canteen will NOT BE OPEN in Week 10.
However, Sushi will be the only available item to order for lunch on Wednesday of Week 10. The canteen will not be open for any other lunch orders or recess on that day.
Children’s Crossing on Jersey Street
The Traffic Warden who works at the Children’s Crossing on Jersey Street, near Ruislip Street is unable to work this week.
Unfortunately there is no relief staff available to cover the position.
Please advise your children to be vigilant whilst crossing without a warden present.
Wembley PS P&C Association – P&C Voluntary Contributions 2024
Every year, on the Wembley PS Items List, parents and caregivers are asked to make a voluntary contribution to the P&C.
Please click on link below for full explanation of the P&C Voluntary Contributions for 2024.
Wembley Primary School P&C Association (Inc.)
Wembley PS P&C Association – Canteen
The Hungry Lion Canteen is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for students from Pre-primary to Year 6. For more information please click on the link below.
Wembley Primary School P&C Association (Inc.)
Socks and Jocks Charity Drive Reminder
Remember THIS THURSDAY is the Dandelions Charity drive collection day for new SOCKS & JOCKS for WA kids.
What – Only New Socks and Jocks in children’s sizes.
When – Drop off your new socks and jocks on Thursday 30 November BEFORE SCHOOL in the Undercover Area.
Thank you for your support and kind acts of service to WA kids!
We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.
Mrs Martino and Room 1 Year 3 Students
We have a small lost property box kept in the office, item range from house keys, car keys, purses, watches, hair clips, crystals, reading glasses, keyrings, bracelets.
There is one antique ring which actually looks like it has real diamonds, which was found several months ago in Pre-primary sand pit.
2025 Penrhos College Scholarships Open Now
Penrhos College offers a range of scholarships that celebrate students for their academic and/or extra-curricular strengths.
Whether students possess academic prowess, musical or creative talent, or are facing financial barriers, a range of scholarships to study at Penrhos College in 2025 are now available, including a NEW Red Dragon Impact Scholarship that offers an incredible 95% remission of tuition.
For more information and to apply, go to:
penrhos.wa.edu/au, or contact our Enrolments Office via firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 9368 9668.
Applications close on Friday, 26 January 2024
P & C Association News
WPS Fundraising Committee