Newsletter 06 June 2023

Dear Parents and Carers

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW are the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.
Last Thursday, 27 May the whole school joined the Western Australian NRW Virtual Breakfast broadcasted live from Boola Bardip WA Museum.
To conclude our program of events, on Friday morning Room 12 read to the school, Sorry Day by Coral Vass and Dub Leffler.

About the story:
In a time long ago and not so long ago children were taken from their parents, their sorrow echoing across the land.
Sorry Day follows Maggie and her mother, who watch the Prime Minister give his apology to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the Australian Government.
In the crowd Maggie loses touch of her mother’s hand and is lost. At the same time, some 60 years earlier, we see a group of young Aboriginal children play hide and seek by the creek on the fateful day they are taken from their families.
As the Prime Minister’s speech unfolds Maggie is reunited with her mother. But the faces and memories of the Stolen Generation are all around them.
Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when Australia acknowledged the sorrows of past.

It is a very moving story that illustrates a very important part of our history. I congratulate Mr Thurston and the students of Room 12 for telling us this story today.

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend

Kind regards
Kim Knowles

Congratulations to our amazing Merit Award winners for this week:

Rm 1Nina
Rm 1Raesa
Rm 2Georgia
Rm 3Sara
Rm 4Lottie
Rm 5Yaqub
Rm 6Zane
Rm 7Hanna
Rm 8Zane
Rm 9Celeste
Rm 10Cooper
Rm 11Ariah
Rm 12Jing
Rm 12Rosie
PE AwardLucy

Our Commendation Medallion winners for this week are:

PBS Medallion AwardKavithma 
PBS Medallion AwardCeleste
PBS Medallion AwardNichika 

I continue to be impressed by the amazing citizens our children are becoming. These three young ladies are a credit, not on to their families, but also to their school. Congratulations girls, on your achievements and for the example you set to others.

P&C News

I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the P&C and the school community for the very generous donations made to the school this term. We have received $13 138 for seating in the junior courtyard and $24 689 for tiered staging. We have ordered the same seating for the junior courtyard that we have in the senior courtyard. We hope that these will arrive in August. The staging is similar to below – we have made the order but have not received any information as to when it will be here.

I am delighted to report that the new up-to-date and revamped P&C webpage on the school’s website is now live

It looks fantastic and has everything needed for the school community to learn more about what the P&C is and what it does, how to become members and the details of events happening this year, including the once a month second hand uniform shop. 

Lost Property

I took this photo first thing this morning – these are all the lost school uniforms, lunch boxes and water bottles with no names on them. Please label your children’s clothing. I ask you to work with us to ensure that your children look after their belongings.

Year 6 Fundraiser

Year 6 students will be holding a Cake Stall on Wednesday 14 June at 3pm to raise money for Graduation.
Please support the students by buying some yummy baked goodies out the front of the school at pickup time.