Welcome to our newsletter – week 4

Principal’s messages – Welcome to our week 4 newsletter

What a Wonderful School Community! 

I just wanted to start by saying a massive THANK YOU to all families for their understanding and support of the school during the last few months. It is wonderful to see all of our students back at school with BIG smiles on their faces this week. Thanks to everyone for doing a great job at drop-off and pick-up times – this has been running super-smoothly. Keep up the amazing efforts. We will continue the staggered arrival times for next week and the early pick up time for Kindy through to Room 6 students and their siblings.

Student Leaders

After a huge delay due to COVID-19, we are very happy to finally present the badges to the new Student Leaders. Congratulations to the following students who won their leadership positions:

Left: Student Councillors –Angel, Angus, Amal and Rohan.
Right: Faction Captains – STIRLING: Amina and Ciaran

Left: SWAN: Kaelyn and James 
Middle: CURTIN: Tanya and Anes 
Right: FORREST: Honey and Elsie

Left: ICT/Technology Captains– Sophie and Jasmine
Middle: Music Captains – Haya and Angel
Right: Sustainability Captains –  Aleezah and Laura

Pupil Free Day – Friday 29 May

Just a reminder to all Parents and Carers that Friday 29th May is a PUPIL FREE DAY. We hope you enjoy the opportunity for an extra-long weekend. Students do not attend on this day and return to school on Tuesday 2nd June.

Sea Container Artwork

Even though the Twilight Multicultural Fair was postponed, Noongar artist Seantelle Walsh managed to complete her amazing transformation of our sea container (artwork below). Thanks goes to Seantelle and also to Clare B and her Dad for their hard work in preparing the Sea Container before it could be painted – it wasn’t an easy job but it looks AMAZING!!!

School Board Update

We welcome Lauren Garvey to the role of Board Chair for 2020. I know she will do an amazing job and bring her positive influence to the school and the School Board. 

I would also like to thank Jesvin Karimi for her outstanding leadership of the Board as she steps down from the role. We are hoping to make a special presentation to Jesvin when restrictions are lifted and school assemblies are allowed to resume.

The school was treated to an online performance from the Yr 6’s of our School Band at today’s ‘Virtual Assembly’. They sounded amazing as they performed “Ragtime Dance” by Gerald Sebesky.

As from next week the Yr 5 Instrumental students will be joining the band and we eagerly await their next performance. Thank you to Mrs Motherwell for her outstanding work with the band.

Reporting to Parents – Semester 1

Student reports will be emailed to parents later this term, however, they may look a bit different from previous years. Due to the huge disruption to the learning program caused by COVID-19 the Education Department has requested that schools do not add student grades (A, B, C, D, etc) in Semester 1. Students will still receive a comment for English, Maths and General. As reports are emailed to families please let the office know if you have recently changed your email address.

Have a great week ahead.

Tony Matheson – Principal