Welcome back to term 4. Everyone seemed to hit the ground running and get straight into 2 weeks of swimming lessons. Thank you to all parents and carers for the extra work involved in making sure students had dry towels and bathers each day. (and also for dealing with tired kiddies every afternoon!) Great Job.
Well done to all staff on the Book Week team for putting together a fantastic array of activities for students (and staff) this week. We began the week with a magical ‘book character’ parade and continued with ‘special guest readers’ visiting each room, as well as a number of other fun activities for students to take part in throughout the week. Here are a couple of pictures from the parade:
World Teacher Day
On Friday we celebrated World Teachers Day and recognised the valuable contributions our teachers make each and every day at East Victoria Park Primary School. Teachers were treated to a nice morning tea, a delicious cake and a little present to say thanks. Our students also put together a nice tribute to thank the teachers at this morning’s assembly.
Not Returning 2021?
Believe it or not, planning is already underway for 2021. It is important that families let the school know if they will not be returning to East Victoria Park Primary in 2021. This needs to be done in writing and can be handed in to the front office or emailed via the school email address at EastVictoriaPark.PS@education.wa.edu.au
Room 5 Assembly
Congratulations to Miss Coulter-Nile and all of the students from Room 5 for putting on a fantastic “Healthy Hero” themed assembly this morning. Room 5 showed off their ‘healthy’ cooking talents as well as treated us to a great rendition of the story, “I will never not eat a tomato.” The students did a great job at inspiring everyone to adopt healthy habits. Thanks for a brilliant assembly room 5!
Merit Award Recipients
Congratulations to our outstanding Merit Award Winners for this week. They are:
|ECE 1||Eloise||Room 7||Mustafa|
|ECE 4||Joh-anne||Room 8||Shaelese|
|Room 1||Michael||Room 9||Hana|
|Room 2||George||Room 10||Shahzain|
|Room 3||Samuel||Room 11||Saxsen|
|Room 5||Fraser||Room 12||Sophie|
|Room 6||Aaliyah||Room 16||Samson|
Congratulations to these superstars demonstrating our core values of care, organise, respect and engage!
Commendation Medallion Recipients
Well done to the following students who received a Commendation Medallion at today’s assembly:
Have a great week ahead.
Tony Matheson – Principal
Town of Victoria Park Arts Grant Review and Update
In March this year a successful application was made to the Town of Victoria Park to host a Twilight Arts Festival. The initial expenditure of the $5,000 grant enabled artist and past student, Seantelle Walsh to visit the school to conduct workshops with a large majority of the school and Education Support Centre students. This activity provided an opportunity for students to learn more about Noongar culture, language and the significance of local flora and fauna whilst creating some fantastic drawings which were incorporated into the mural design. After many hours of grinding, sanding and painting by Clare Bukauskas, her father and Jesvin Karimi, the sea container was ready for Seantelle to paint. The final result revealed a bright and cheerful design which is now a true highlight of the playground area and a reminder of the local Noongar culture and connection to country. It was also fantastic to see the re-worked school logo then utilised in school NAIDOC week celebrations.
The remainder of the council funding was to be spent on the Twilight Multicultural Arts Festival, however, COVID-19 emerged and the event had to be postponed. We are fortunate that the Town of Victoria Park have allowed for the remaining funds to be repurposed into another mural work at the school. After such a great response from the container work, Seantelle Walsh has again been commissioned to brighten up another blank wall in our school grounds. She will be returning to the school on the week of November 16 to commence a mural on the brick wall opposite the library. This artwork continues to celebrate Noongar culture, titled ‘Kiep Nyitting’ (Water Dreaming) it features the Wagyl serpent trailing across a vibrant rainbow background.
I am sincerely looking forward to seeing this magnificent artwork take shape, and would again like to thank the many parents and staff members who have been supportive of this project.
P&C Fundraising committee