29th April 2019
Welcome back to Term Two! We hope you have enjoyed the break! We are looking forward to more fun and learning this term!
Please read through our Programme Information for Term Two and note down important dates in your calendar.
We are thinking of you and wishing you all the very best for the coming school holiday break. Thank you for your much appreciated support of staff, children and other families throughout the term. Every kind word, every generous offer, every time you have withheld judgement and given others the benefit of the doubt, every smile, every prayer prayed … it all helps to build our community up and keep it strong.
We pray that this Easter will be a wonderful opportunity for us all to reconnect with our loved ones, to reassess and re-prioritise our lives. And may our Lord of Easter Promise, continue to guide us all in the way of love, hope, justice, peace and reconciliation in our daily lives. May the way we choose to live be GOOD NEWS to all we meet.
All the very best and see you in two weeks!
Our school bushland is enjoyed by our students and of great aesthetic value to our school environment. Mrs Cogger enjoys taking the students to the ‘bush classroom’ each term for various activities.
Unfortunately many years ago we found out that the trees had ‘dieback disease’. Since then we have embarked on an injection program every few years. In 2013 the Dieback Working Group came to the school and supervised the students with the injection program and provided all the materials and phosphate. Here is a photo of Alyssa and Bayley from Year 6 2013.
The next time the the trees were due to be treated was in 2016 and we had the help of Conservation Volunteers WA. Here is a photo of the team.
The trees in our bushland are due to be treated again. This is high priority if we have any chance of saving the most vulnerable species like the Banksias. As well as other species like Sheoak, Macrozamia, grass trees etc. Our bushland is also home to a family of Southern Boobook Owls, a Southern Brown Bandicoot, a Bobtail Goanna and other native species.
We have a BUSY BEE planned for Saturday 4th May commencing at 8am. Mrs Cogger would like to invite you to help ‘save our bushland’ by assisting with the injection program on Saturday morning. Chris (father of Kadyn Year 6 and Kiara Year 3) has kindly offered to hire the gear from Murdoch University and instruct us on how to inject the trees with phosphate. All we need now is a team of committed parents to assist us on the day. BYO drill, rubber gloves and goggles if you have any.
If you have would like to volunteer your time please register via this link
If yo ave any questions about the dieback injector program please contact Mrs Cogger or Mr Munro.
Once our trees have been treated we will be able to commence our replanting program with the grant funds recently received from Woolworths Junior Landcare.
In anticipation of a productive BUSY BEE…
WHAT: WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN NIGHT
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 3rd APRIL, 4-6PM
This is a wonderful time for you and your family to:
- POP IN AND TAKE A SPIN AROUND THE ROOM, HOSTED BY YOUR CHILD!
- VIEW SOME WORK SAMPLES!
- JOIN IN A COUPLE OF PRACTICAL ‘HANDS ON’ LEARNING TASKS!
Please note that this is not time to bail up the teacher to talk about an individual student’s progress. This discussion is better left to a private Two-Way meeting time.
Please be sure to thank your teacher and to keep an eye on younger siblings.
Thanks for your ongoing support of your child’s learning – your presence and encouragement of your child at a night such as this goes a long way to keeping motivation high.
As a Waterwise School, we encourage all our families to participate in Seek a Leak Week. This activity can be done at home.
As part of our Seek a Leak Week Waterwise schools are encouraged to take the time to spot a leak with some activity plans.
Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Did you know that a leaking toilet can result in nearly 3 buckets of wasted water a day!
Here is a link to the Waterwise website with details on how to run your own Seek a Leak at home.