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…
This term we investigated an integrated Humanities and Social Science unit called ‘Places and Spaces’.
Throughout the term the students learnt about the services in our community and considered sustainable practices. They worked together with Year 1B to design and construct a model building that belongs to our community. The students had great fun designing and using their creative flair to bring their designs to life!
The Year 1 and 2 classes celebrated learning about this unit by having a ‘Community Expo’. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who shared their skills and knowledge with the children. The students had such fun learning all about the many different services in our community.
We have been super busy in Year One Blue!
It’s hard to believe that our first term is coming to an end!
Year One is full of so many new and exciting learning opportunities. We are learning to have a go at writing on our own, read tricky words, count in lots of different ways, visit specialist teachers, work as a team as well as remembering to be a kind and caring friend to everyone. We know that we are all unique and will grow in many different ways this year!
We have spent time learning about the places and spaces around our community as well as the people and services that help to keep our community ticking. We worked with our friends from One Gold to create a Community Mural celebrating our knowledge.
Our Community Expo was a huge success! Thank you to our mums and dads who volunteered their time to come and share their occupations with us! We had a fabulous time! There may be a future hair dresser, teacher or police officer amongst us!
Lots of our activities encourage us to make our own choices and celebrate our own ideas and creativity. We have created so many lovely pieces of work from our family portraits to our pictures of extra special family members to paintings of what we would like to be when we grown up to help in our community! We love art!
We have enjoyed our Easter discussions focusing on the significance of Lent and the concept of New Life. We created amazing butterflies with string, black paint and water colours as well as some beautiful symbols of the Cross using natural and collage materials.
A huge thank you to all our families who celebrated our learning during our Open Night! We were very excited all day to show off some of our activities!
Despite having had a huge term…we can always make time for a tea party with our friends!
We wish all our families a safe and restful holiday!
See you in term two!
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.