An Independent Public School Community Newsletter Issue 14 th Wednesday, 12 November School Details 21 Ambrose Street, Innaloo, WA 6018 Phone: 08 9244 5422 Fax: 08 9446 6195 Email: [email protected] Web: www.yulumaps.wa.edu.au Absentee Text: 0418 949 529 School Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Start 8:44am Recess 11:00-11:20am Lunch 12:20-1:00pm Finish 3:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday Yuluma Dental Clinic Operated on Yuluma Primary School site, Monday – Friday Uniform Shop Phone: 08 9446 8990 Tuesday 8:30am – 9:00am Thursday 2:45pm – 3:15pm Wednesday Finish 2:30pm Coming Events TERM 4 November 14 – Kindy 2015 Info Session 20 – Year 5 Assembly 21 – Family night and disco 24 – Year 5 National Trust Excursion 26 – Volunteer Thank you Morning Tea 28 – Kindy 2015 Orientation Day Term Dates Term 4 2014 Mon 13th Oct – Thurs 18th Dec Canteen Days School Development Days for Term 4 Students do not attend school Fri 19th December From the Principal Greetings All, Our newsletter this week marks a significant point in time. This week we start the election of a new school board of staff and parents that will guide the strategic direction of the school over the next three years. Nominations are now called for each of 5 parent positions and 3 staff positions on the board. Parents and Staff are invited to nominate themselves or another person (with their consent) by completing and forwarding the slip on the back page to the office. Parent nominees must be the parent or guardian of an enrolled student at Yuluma PS. All staff are eligible to nominate. Electronic or paper nominations will be accepted by the front office till 4pm on 18th November. (Cut off on the last page of this newsletter) Elections for the positions will be held from the 19 – 24 November and the new board announced on 26th November. The Board meets twice each term in weeks 2 and 8. The board will, with the school, promote strong values, academic goals and overall strategic direction and will encourage for example, respect for self, others and property; the promotion of honesty and integrity; and ethical and moral mores such as commitment, transparency and fairness. I encourage you to consider this opportunity. Nominations close 18th November. Voting 19- 24th November 9am Board Announced 26th November. Surveys Recently, surveys of staff, students and parents were launched from the Federal Government’s website allowing all three stakeholders an opportunity to comment specifically on their own school. Student feedback was sought from years 5 to 7. Feedback from the surveys will help improve the goals and the running of the school. The surveys will be available this term only at Parents http://www.schoolsurvey.edu.au/s/YzU7Gj3L. For specific current student issues please contact your child’s teacher. Congratulations to Mrs Hadfield and all students in the Performance Extension Program (PEP) group for their fine display at Westcoast Songfest at the Joondalup Arena last Thursday. PEP is also singing at K Mart Innaloo today (Wednesday 12/11/14) with the launch of the Christmas Tree. Finally, students from yr 3-7 were fortunate to catch the Western Australian Youth Orchestra’s String Quartet in their performance of 5 pieces in our under cover area on Tuesday. Thank you WAYO. Our Remembrance Day assembly was held at 11.00am yesterday with student leaders Eve Coen and Alyssa Whalen conducting proceedings and the reading of ‘In Flanders Fields’. Next year and Anzac day particularly, will be a significant continuation of the centenary of memories beginning in Albany a week ago. Kim Pitts-Hill Principal From the Deputy Principal Thank you morning tea On the 26th November staff will recognise the efforts of the ever growing group of parents and community members who give up their time to support our school and students. We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of so many adults who give up their time on a regular basis for many varied, but important, tasks. Whether it's changing a reading book, helping a maths group, filling a bowl at breakfast club or giving up time to help with fundraising we would like show our appreciation to those members of our community that generously give up their time to make our school a great place. Invitations for this morning tea will go home over the next week. Kindy Information Session On Friday morning we welcome our 2015 Kindy parents to the school for the Parent Information Session. In this important session we will overview the Kindy organisation for 2015. Care Award At the beginning of the term I had the pleasure of talking to each class about the term's Care Award and the high standard we have set relating to behaviour and attendance. It is very rewarding to see so many students working towards these standards. Those students that earn 9 Care Stamps this term and have less than 3 instances of unexplained absence and/or lateness will receive an invitation to Events Cinemas Innaloo to see a surprise movie on December 12. Edudance 2015 Edudance will run over term 1 2015 starting week 1. The cost will be $25 per child and can be paid at the beginning of 2015. Year 3 and Pre-primary Zoo Excursion - By Urvi Patel On Friday 24 October the Pre-primary and Year 3 class went to the Perth Zoo. I took my camera with me. We saw the African Savannah with the African Painted Dog, Cheetah, Fennec Fox, Grant's Zebra, Hamadryas Baboon, Lion, Radiated Tortoise, Rothchild Giraffe, Slender Tailed Meerkat, Southern White Rhinoceros, Spotted Hyena, Ring-Tailed Lemur and Black and White Ruffled Lemur. After that we went to the Asian Rain Forest where we saw the Asian Elephant, Small Clawed Otter, Komodo Dragon, Nepalese Red Panda, Sumatran Orangutan, Sumatran Tiger, Sun Bear, White Cheeked Gibbon, Reticulated Python, Good Fellows Python and Javan Gibbon. We went to the Australian bushwalk and saw Dingoes, Emu, Koala, Numbat, Quokkas, Red-kangaroo, Red-legged Pademelon, Short Beaked Echidna, Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat, Tammar Wallaby, Tasmanian Devil, and Western Grey Kangaroo. It was a really great day at the zoo. Thank you to the teachers and parents for coming along with us. ABC Act-Belong-Commit String Quartet We had a fabulous visit from the Youth Orchestra String Quartet yesterday. We were entertained with some familiar pieces of music and given messages about being mentally and physically healthy. The Act, Commit, Belong program sponsors many programs in our community encouraging young people to make healthy lifestyle choices and keep fit both physically and mentally. Sandra Barnes Deputy Principal Library News Our library is looking very smart and colourful with 3 new couches. One partly purchased with funds from the visiting Japanese students and Saint Hilda's Library kindly donated the brown one for our use. Students have enjoyed reading library books in this relaxed environment and are taking very good care of them! Something that may be of interest to avid readers of Jackie French books is the Family Open Day to be held at the Literature Centre in Fremantle on Sunday 23rd November from 10 am to 3 pm. Ms French will be holding two sessions on the day and guarantees to find the "magic book" to hook your child. See their website www.thelitcentre.org.au for more details. Please note there are just 3 weeks of library book borrowing left! The school library will be closed for borrowing from Friday 28th November and all library books will need to be returned week 8. HAPPY READING Jenni Alderton Librarian Pre-Primary News Our pre-primary’s have been learning about festivals and last Friday was Diwali which is an Indian Festival. Music News WESTCOAST SONGFEST Last week our amazing PEP (Performance Extension Program) kids took part in the Westcoast Songfest. They represented our school with pride and we received many compliments on their singing, their drumming and their behaviour. There is a Westcoast Songfest Facebook page with some photos that you may like to peruse. Thanks to parents, families and staff for the support required to participate in these events. This is what the Music Program is all about – opportunities to perform! KMART CHRISTMAS CAROLS Our PEP Choir sang at the launch of the Kmart Wishing Tree at Innaloo Shopping Centre this morning. It was great to see so many supportive faces in the audience. The CHRISTMAS CONCERT will be held in Week 9, on the evening of th Tuesday 9 December. We are planning for every student in the school to take part, but we need to know that they have permission to do so. A permission note with all the details will be sent home soon, which we would appreciate being returned as soon as possible. STAY TUNED FOR MORE EXCITING NEWS AS THE YEAR PROGRESSES! Cheryl Hadfield Music Specialist Year 1 Assembly Year 4 Duyfken Excursion The Year 4 History programme of Exploration and Discovery had their learning experience enriched by visiting one of the rarest ships in the world - a faithful replica of the first European ship to reach Australia, the Duyfken. The tour provided a unique history and cultural lesson while exploring the floating museum of the Duyfken, 1606 Replica. The excursion provided opportunities to find out and experience the primitive conditions on board and how people lived in the olden days. The Duyfken is a story of the Dutch spice traders and their maritime explorations which led to the mapping of the western coast of Australia. To go on board a replica of the vessel that made the first European contact with Australia and Aboriginal peoples was a fabulous learning opportunity and here are some of the Year 4 student comments about the excursion. ‘Going on the lower deck was scary because we had to hold on to a rope and go down these tiny steps.’ (Michael) ‘Under the main deck, there was a large cargo room, where Elly told us about spices and how one nutmeg was worth the same value as a horse in the 1600s.’ (Jennifer) ‘On the bottom deck there were lots of valuable spices and there were some spices which worked like medicine, in those times.’ (Heather) ‘Margo took us down to the Captain’s cabin and told us the rules and consequences if a crew member went down there.’ (Gabrielle) ‘I had a fascinating journey on the Duyfken and I wish I could have another interesting excursion like this one.’ (Kaining) Thanks to Ms Poole, Mrs Moldrich and Whittle sensei for a great excursion. Year 5 Assembly - Thursday 20th November, 2014. Synopsis: Entrapment As young children they dream that they have 'All the time in the world' to find their way, to create, to be whomever they choose to be. The children work hard but the wicked forest bats entrap all their creativity. Find out if the children can imagine again and if happiness returns to the forest. Running / Fitness Club Running club is still going strong, on Fridays, with a great turn out of students and parents. Tania Maslin OSH Club – (Outside of School Hours Care) Hello Families, Last week at OSHClub was Halloween week. We spent the week making monsters and witches and all kinds of spooky things. On Halloween we had an awesome party where we all dressed up in costumes and had a lot of fun. The week before we had animal week. We made animals and homes for them. We talked about where they and how they survive. We learned about animals which lived long ago and even discussed legendary animals. And we talked about Australian animals. Next week we will be learning about the beach and what you would find there. We will also discuss ways to stay safe at the beach and in the water. OSHC program phone: 0401567594 Coordinator: Christina TSE Assistants: Kiralee GIRVAN OSHClub Head Office: 08 9261 3200 All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is Free!! Please create an account online at www.oshclub.com.au all bookings and cancellations can also be managed via your online account. For on the day bookings please contact the Coordinator direct at the program. Reliability means that others can depend on you to keep your commitments. Reliability is doing something that you have agreed to do without forgetting or having to be reminded. When people are unreliable, others can’t trust them to keep their promises. It is important to keep your word. School Development Days 2015 January 29th and 30th April 20th October 12th December 18th P&C News Family Disco (please see attached flyer) We are asking all students to bring in a donation of Christmas food/item for the hampers we will raffle on the night. Donations can be left in the front office. We will also need parent volunteers to help on the stalls on the night. Pleases place your name on the sign up sheet in the front office. Lapathon A big thank you to all families that have returned their Lapathon sponsorship money. We have raised $1659 so far. Congratulations to the year 6/7 class that won the class prize for the most money raised. The Individual prizes will be drawn at Thursday’s assembly. Canteen The canteen is in need of parent volunteers. Your children would love to see you helping for a couple of hours and they will also love the free icecream they receive for you helping out. If you can spare 2 hours please see Sally in the canteen and sign up on the volunteer sheet. Your time is greatly appreciated. Bunnings Sausage Sizzle We had another great sausage sizzle and raised a record $1980. A big thanks to all the parent volunteers and a special thanks to Tania and Raelene from the office for volunteering also. Little Feasts ‘Little Feast meals can be ordered via email at [email protected]. There are now 5 different delicious varieties in 3 different sizes – a handy, healthy option delivered frozen for your convenience! The benefit to our P&C has th increased with 10% of all purchases (net of GST) donated back to the school. Delivery is Thursday 27 November (Week 7) so get your orders in before these dates. For more information visit www.facebook.com/littlefeast.’ Artists of the Month Ruby and Eve Aussies of the Month Mark and Tarquin I wish to nominate ___________________________ (print name) for a PARENT / STAFF (select) position on the Yuluma Primary School Board. Nomination accepted _________________________ (signature of nominee) Nominated by _______________________________( Name of nominator). Office Use - Date/Time received ___________________________________ int.
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