Friday, 24 February 2017 08:00

Issue 2 Head of Primary

  • Parents and Friends Welcome Picnic                                                         BACK
  • House Coordinators
  • Canberra Tour Parent Information Session
  • SEQTA and International Baccalaureate Information Session

Parents and Friends Welcome Picnic
Thank you to all our families for attending the Parents and Friends Welcome Picnic last Wednesday night. With over 1000 people enjoying great food and entertainment, this was a wonderful initiative of the P&F and a credit to the organising committee. We have a wonderful sense of community at our school and the children all seemed to have a great time! Thank you to the many wonderful entertainers.

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House Coordinators
Congratulations to our new House Coordinators in the Primary School. This is a new initiative to promote House Spirit and encourage fundraising and service learning. The Primary House Coordinators will be working in conjunction with the Secondary Heads of House to organise some exciting whole school activities.

Our new Primary House Leaders are:

 CHARTER smallCharter: Shannon Emmans  HALE small Hale: Lauren Downing
 RAMSDEN smallRamsden: Kirsty Robertson  SCOTT smallScott: Darcy Vidler

Canberra Tour Parent Information Session
Friday 3 March at 2.20pm, in the School Chapel
We look forward to the Year 6 Encounter Experience, a tour to Canberra in May. Staff and students will leave on Sunday May 14 and return Thursday May 18. A Parent Information Session for the Canberra Tour will take place on Friday 3 March at 2.20pm, in the School Chapel. Students will meet their parents in the Chapel and attend together. I look forward to seeing you there!

SEQTA and International Baccalaureate Information Session
Tuesday 7 March at 1.30 to 3.00pm, in the School Chapel
We will be holding an Information Session for Primary parents in the School Chapel on Tuesday 7 March at 1.30 to 3.00pm. The session will provide an overview of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and what the benefits of this programme are for our students.

To align with current practice in the Secondary School, the Primary School will be using the SEQTA online reporting system. This will enable us to adopt the practice of continuous reporting on units of inquiry as well as providing you with a concise summary of your child’s achievement each semester. Further information on the changes to reporting will be explained at the Information Session. We look forward to seeing you and continuing to work in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for your child.

Healthy Eating
This week our youngest students have been leading the way with their healthy lunchboxes. It has been wonderful to see the Little Wollies including sandwiches, wraps, vegetables and fruit in their lunchboxes. We are continuing to encourage students to have fruit and vegetables for morning tea and minimise the amount of packaged and processed food.

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We are working closely with the School Café to promote healthy eating and this week we invited our Class Representatives to provide us with ideas around healthy food that they would like to see available for sale in the Café. There were lots of creative ideas including Vietnamese rolls, frozen bananas on sticks and fruit smoothies. You will hopefully be seeing some of these foods appearing on the Café menu in the coming weeks.

Healthy Lunchbox Tip
This week, instead of including a sweet treat in your child’s lunchbox, please click on this link for some notes and jokes you may like to include. (WA Canteen Association).
Notes and Jokes


Mr Wayne Revitt
Head of Primary

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