Message from Administration

Dear parents and caregivers

What an incredible event on Saturday for our Wembley PS P&C Family Fun Day and Carols by Candelight! The community effort in staging this once every four years event can’t be underestimated. It revealed what a wonderfully supportive, dedicated and giving community we have at Wembley.

Leading up to and on the day of the event, so many parents and caregivers worked on sourcing donations and items for hampers, cultivating plants for the plant sale, collecting books, creating gift packs, planning the sausage sizzle, baking for the cake stall, money collecting…the list goes on. When you stop to consider the time, effort and generosity of our community, it is just astounding. Thank you to every parent and caregiver who gave their time and energy to support our P&C and therefore our school, ultimately for the direct benefit of your children.

Overseeing this whole event has been the P&C Fundraising sub-committee of Victoria Martelli, Therri Tay, Bec Guy, Susan Havlin, Honor Borg and Bailey Stewart in conjunction with the P&C President Danielle Clyne and Executive Committee of Abhishek Baxi, Delvene Mercer, Ashe Seaton, Lauren Barendrecht, Jake Delaney, Nat Ramsay and Lauren Riley.

Getting closer to the day, Victoria Martelli worked tirelessly coordinating this event, working almost a full-time role as a volunteer and countless hours liaising with stallholders, the council, school and class reps and P&C members to ensure the day was successful. Thank you Victoria for your work on making the day so successful. Bec Guy also made an enormous contribution by organising the highly professional musical entertainment for the day and the Carols by Candelight. It was such a terrific way to end the night and I thank Bec for all her work in adding this special element to the Family Fun Day.

Our staff also worked away in the background to bring attention to sustainability through the Eco Warriors stall. Kate McWilliams, Jessica Stacey and Leila Sugden worked with students on bee baths, bee hotels and beeswax wraps for the stall and gave their time on a weekend to staff the stall. Thank you also to Emma Jackson, Kelsey Edmondson, Laura Smith, Simone Brown and Toni Whitaker who also helped out on the day at the stall.

Let’s not forget the dunking tank too! Mr Bowman, Mr Tait, Ms Sugden, Mrs McCarthy and myself all had a thorough dunking on the day. Our students were quite enthusiastic about taking their turn to dunk us and we hopefully raised a few funds along the way! All great fun!

The P&C will update us soon on the final fundraising figure and we will share this with community before the end of term. Thanks again to everyone for showing your support.

Student Leadership:

This afternoon, our new student leaders for 2023 were announced at a special assembly. Our outgoing Year 6 student leaders welcomed in our new leaders in front of our Year 3-6 students, parents and staff. We look forward to welcoming our new student leaders into the role next year. We have no doubt they have all the qualities needed to succeed and be great role models for our younger students in their final year of primary school.

Mike Harrod Retirement Assembly:

This Friday afternoon at 2:40pm, we will be holding a special assembly for Year 5 teacher Mr Mike Harrod, who is retiring from teaching after 15 years at Wembley PS and a total of 34 years with the Department of Education. Our Year 3-6 students will be at the assembly as will current and past staff and Mr Harrod’s family and friends. We would love for the community to join us at 2:40pm in the undercover area for the event, particularly if you or your child has been taught by Mr Harrod over the years.

Mr Harrod has had an enormous impact on our school community in his time at Wembley. A calm, considered and knowledgeable educator, Mr Harrod has an incredible rapport with students, staff and parents/caregivers. We will miss his wonderful sense of humour and quick wit. It would be wonderful for parents and caregivers to come and show their appreciation as we officially farewell Mike into retirement. Our students will be singing and I will be thanking Mr Harrod on behalf of the Director-General for his lengthy service to public education.

Teaching and Learning

Artist Spotlight:

Year 5 students in Room 24 have created some wonderfully imaginative mixed-media creations this term. What an interesting and diverse range of sculptures they created to fit the ‘Art of the Strange’ theme!

Junior and Senior Talent Quests:

Over the past two Fridays, starting with our senior students and followed by our junior students last week, some very talented and courageous students took to the stage to entertain their peers, staff and the community.

For those families with younger students or not familiar with the talent quest model, students can nominate to perform a short musical item in front of an audience. This year, we had singers, pianists, guitarists, drummers and more. Students can opt to perform solo or with friends. It is an opportunity for creative expression but also the chance to gain experience in front of a crowd. What energy and talent we have in our school! Thank you to Mrs Kate Humphreys for supporting our students to harness this talent and share it with the world. There is so much organisation that goes into these events and we are so grateful for our staff and parents for supporting the talent quests. I also thank our adjudicators Mrs Mary-anne Goyder and Mrs Patricia Hawkes.

A huge thank you to parent Bec Guy, who works with many of our students and assists Mrs Humphreys to stage the event. Thank you for supporting our budding musicians.

Community Engagement

Business Plan:

Thank you to the School Board and parent focus group participants who have worked with the school leadership team this term to provide input and feedback on the school’s new Business Plan. After months of reflection and collaboration, the plan is nearing the final stages of being in draft form.

The new Business Plan sets out the school’s strategic directions for the next three years and will focus on; excellence in teaching and learning, a positive school culture, ensuring all students are supported to achieve success and a connected community.

Early in Term 1, 2023 we will launch the new Business Plan to the community and share these improvement strategies and targets which will drive professional learning for staff, resourcing, recruitment and partnerships with the community.

Connect, Collaborate, Communicate, Care

Yours in learning

Tamara, Milani, Stacey and Natalie

The Wembley Family Fun Day is over…and now it’s time to say THANK YOU!!!!

To everyone who came along to the Wembley Family Fun Day on Saturday, thank you for being part of our school tradition and supporting this event. It was a fantastic day with record crowds and perfect weather.

Big thanks to all the parents who volunteered to run stalls, take payments and assist over the course of the day. To the P&C Executive, thank you for making sure that the event was following all protocols from day one and had all the resources needed to be a success. Shout out to the social media sub-committee for pumping out the posts on the P&C and WPS Fete Facebook pages, especially over the last two weeks. Huge thanks to Abhishek Baxi & Delvene Mercer for spending the entire day in a school room on Saturday, checking the takings and counting money – not to mention all the paperwork and accounting expertise they have both offered over the year.

Massive thanks to my WFFD Sub-Committee team who tirelessly worked to make the event possible and better than anyone could have imagined.

Theresia (Therry) Tay, Bailey Stewart, Honor Borg, Bronwen Dawson and Krista Song – this event would not have been possible without your ongoing support & commitment.  From obtaining sponsors & donations of items for the silent auction, to wrapping 209 bottles of wine, to walking the streets of Wembley to get fliers delivered, not to mention attending numerous meetings and of course assisting over the entire day – THANK YOU!

Finally, to the absolutely amazing Rebecca Guy – WOW! What an amazing line up of entertainment you brought together for not only the duration of the WFFD but also for the Carols by Candlelight. There is no one else I would have wanted running that part of the event and you did it with grace and elegance. You are a powerhouse when it comes to the music industry and I cannot thank you enough for taking that all on board single-handedly. Bravo!

No one ever sees what truly goes on behind the scenes of an event but we all know first hand that an event of this size does not just ‘happen’. It is months of planning, organising and committing your time to an event. It is countless hours spent away from your own family, to make an event come to life. It is giving up enjoying the event itself to make sure that everything runs smoothly. And that’s exactly what every single member of our sub-committee did.

So, from the bottom of my heart to everyone involved with the WFFD 2022 – THANK YOU!

Victoria Martelli

WFFD Sub-Committee Convenor

Cookbooks, Tea Towels & Olive Oil now available on Qkr!

The school cookbook ‘Dine with Wembley’ is finally available and now available to purchase on Qkr!

Cookbooks are $30 each or 2 for $50.

Purchase yours today and enjoy an array of delicious recipes from the students, families and staff of Wembley Primary School for years to come.

The Wembley tea towels and WFFD olive oil are also now on Qkr! too.

Tea towels are $15 each, 250ml oil is $15 and 500ml oil is $25.

Grab one of each and make a fantastic gift for someone.

Colour Run prizes are on the way!

P&C Association – Thank You

Wow! What an amazing day we all had on Saturday!

The Wembley Family Fun Day was held on Saturday afternoon on the school oval and Rutter Park. It was all go, go, go for all the volunteers and stall holders in the lead up to what was a fantastic, fun-filled day!

The weather played nice, the crowds were constant and the Carols by Candlelight amassed a huge gathering

The WFFD committee worked extremely hard to make the Family Fun Day just that! There was something for everyone. A big thanks to the WFFD Sub-Committee: Victoria, Susan, Therry, Bailey, Honor, Krista and Bronwyn, for all your hard work.

Secondly, I’d like to thank the wonderful Rebecca Guy who organised the entertainment. The line-up of local talent was fantastic!

I would also like to extend a massive thank you to all the parent volunteers. Your commitment to getting things ready for the WWFD was amazing. Wembley Primary School is very lucky to have such a willing and involved parent group. In particular, I’d to thank this year’s Class Reps – your behind the scenes planning and organising throughout the year meant the WFFD was a great success. Thank you all very much!


Danielle Clyne


The P&C Association

AMC Awards Night

On Monday 21 November we had 2 students, Thomas D (Year 6) and Raphael S (Year 3) attend the Western Australian Awards night with the CEO of the Australian Maths Trust to celebrate in their remarkable achievement of the Prize Award for achieving in the top 0.03% in a recent Mathematics competition. A huge achievement for both of the boys and a very proud moment for their families and Wembley Primary School.

Basketball Champions Cup – Year 6

On Wednesday 23 November some of our Year 6 students represented Wembley at the Champions Cup basketball competition at Bendat Basketball Centre in Perry Lakes.

Despite missing out on a spot at a slam series during the year we were lucky enough to be offered a wildcard spot for both our girls and boys team at the Champions Cup which is an amalgamation of all slam series winning schools for the year. Consisting of teams from all over Western Australia, including Geraldton, Margaret River, Busselton and Kalgoorlie, the standard was extremely high. Our boys team competed very well, missing out on the quarter finals by percentage, finishing with 2 wins, 1 draw & 1 loss. Our girls team went through their group undefeated then won their quarter and semi final to book a spot in the grand final. They beat West Leeming in the gf to be crowned state school champions, the first time Wembley have won the competition. A big thanks goes to Mark Liddelow who coached the girls team on the day and also a big thank you to Calvin and Michelle Chew and Carmel Cahill who coached the boys team.

The girls team consisted of Sansa T, Luella P, Libby T, Tess P, Jemima L, Lottie B, Emily S, Aaliyah B and Lucy W.

The boys team consisted of Ben T, Jake C, Zephyr T, Jamie C, Erik D, Max C, Mitchell P, Lenny A, Noah T and Daniel H.


Just a reminder that all borrowing has ceased for the year.  Could all students please return any books they have out by the end of this week – Week 8, to enable us to stocktake.  If any parents want to borrow books for the holidays – please come and see us in the Library in Week 10.

Picture Plates

Picture Plates will be delivered to classrooms by Wednesday 14 December.

If people will be away can they please email me at to arrange collection.

Thank you

Georgie Ruloff


As we head into our final three weeks of school for the year, we realise that we have only TEN canteen days left! There will be class parties in the final week and celebrations all round!

This is the time that we taper our menu down in preparation for the holidays. Please understand that your first menu choice may not always be available.

Christmas Stall

As with last year, we will set up a small stall outside the undercover are, by room one, filled with our range of homemade pickles, preserves, lavosh, granola and cheese. If you missed our stand at the Wembley Family Fun Day or if you have eaten intended gifts and want to top up come along from 3pm.

Our Relax Packs contain Brownes Vintage Cheddar, Pickled Blueberries, Pink Peppercorn & Maple Lavosh with Spiced Roasted Nuts. These make the perfect little $25 gift.

Breakfast has never been easier or more delicious with our Breakfast Pack containing our decadent gluten free Maple Nut Granola 1 kg Brownes Greek Honey Yoghurt and a jar of summer sweet Strawberry Coulis. Another perfect gift for only $20.

Our provisions will also be loaded onto Quickcliq for the kids to bring home or parents to collect afterschool.


The biggest hit of the term! So popular that we’ve had to get a second machine installed.

We have had requests to load it onto Quickcliq for online ordering. Unfortunately, we can’t and feel the need to explain why.

We would run a risk of our tanks running out before all orders are filled and this also wouldn’t allow for any counter sales. When the days are scorching hot, we top up the tanks three times over so that no one misses out. We’d hate to have a pre-paid order that couldn’t be filled; therefore we can only accept orders over the counter. Thanks for understanding!


Ten days to go! Let’s fill these shifts.

Year six parents, this is a great opportunity to see your kids at Wembley Primary School before they move onto bigger things! Come on in and pour them a slushie!

Of course, all year groups are encouraged to come in. It really is a fun day and you’ll be keen to come back!

Please sign up here ,for a short shift with a little work-perk of seeing your darlings enjoy recess and lunch with their friends!

Thanks WPS Community!


Canteen Manager