Newsletter February 17th 2023

Dear Parents and Carers

We were treated to a fun and engaging item from Room 2, Year 1. They told the gathered assembly of parents and students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Thank you to Mrs Cutri for all the work that went into the students learning their lines and a big thank you to the parents for the wonderful and imaginative costumes.

It was wonderful to see so many families attend the Welcome BBQ. We were blessed with great weather and the meetings were both informative and a chance to get to know your child/children teacher/s a little better.

We welcome 2 new staff this year:

Mrs Abbey Kalphas in Room 3, Year 2 and Miss Grace Allan in Room 9, Year 5/6.

Congratulations to this weeks merit award winners.

ECE3Matilda M
RM 1Curtis
RM 2Alfie
RM 3Maggie
RM 4Sameeha
RM 5Indie
RM 6Cooper C
RM 7Toby G
RM 8Eliza
RM 9Samah
RM 10Lucy
RM 11Angus
RM 12Evee
PE AwardJustin E
PBS Medallion AwardHanna M

It is with much pleasure and pride that we announce the 2023 Student Leadership Team. Congratulations to all who nominated.

Student CouncillorsSandalu
Faction Captains (Curtin)Zakari
Faction Captains (Forrest)Lucy
Faction Captains (Stirling)Evelyn
Faction Captains (Swan)Ella
Alice F
MusicAlice BK
Cultural AmbassadorAlicia

School Board Parent Representatives

The council or board of a public school works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for students. It plays an important role in contributing to good school governance so that school resources are used efficiently, and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students.

Being a member of a council or board is an important and rewarding role that contributes greatly to the success of a school. Members include the principal, parents, students (who are 15 years, or will reach that age during the year), staff, and others from the wider community who can lend their skills and expertise to the school. Parents (or where relevant, students) and community members must form the majority.

We are seeking two new parents for the school board. We meet once per term for approximately 2 hours. If you would like to nominate, can you please email me your interest at If you would like to find out more, please either send me an email or call me at school on 6228 0700.

Nominations close Wednesday 1 March 2023.

Fear-Less Triple P (Positive Parenting Program): Helping your child learn to manage their anxiety.

We are offering a free seminar for parents, presented by our School Psychologist, Serena Whisson and one of her colleagues. The event is on Tuesday 28 February evening and will be held in our Library, from 7 – 9pm. The attachment contains further information and registration details. This workshop is capped at 50 and will fill up fast as it will also be offered to other schools in the region, from early next week.


To register, click here or search for this session by location at

Faction T-Shirts

I’ve had several queries about when students should wear their faction T-shirts. We recommend that students wear them on the days they have Physical Education (sport) with Mrs Walker.


We continue to have issues with parents parking in the Pick-up Set-Down bays, especially in the mornings. Please observe the parking signs on Beatty Avenue. The safety of all students is of the utmost priority for us all.

Have a great weekend

Kind regards

Kim Knowles

Creative Schools

Our school has been accepted into the Creative Schools program for 2023. This is our second year in the program after Mr Clarke’s Year 5s undertook the program last year. The funding through the Department of Education provides our school with access to two creative practitioners who will work with two of our classes.  The program runs for 16 weeks in Term 2 and 3 where the creative practitioner and classroom teacher will co-design and co-deliver a creative learning project. Room 4 (Mrs Shaw/Mrs Crossland Year 2/3) and Room 7 (Mr Jones Year 4) will be the classes participating this year. We look forward to seeing and hearing about this creative learning journey from these two classes.   

Creative Schools is a learning program developed by FORM. They use creative teaching and learning strategies to cultivate student agency and engage students in deep learning of the Western Australian curriculum, the General Capabilities and the Five Habits of Learning: being imaginative, inquisitive, collaborative, persistent and self-disciplined. 

For more information you can follow the link to their website. 

Miss Hannah Cox

Deputy Principal

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