Deputies News – Week 3 Term 3

East Hamersley Deputy News

The Community Health Nurses have been checking our Kindy students for hearing, sight and general health, a copy of the assessment will be sent to parents/carers if the nurse has any concerns.

The majority of parents have accessed their child’s Semester 1 (Terms 1 & 2) Student Achievement Report on Connect. If you require assistance in accessing Connect, please contact the office on 9462 9580. Documented Plans with goals for Semester 2 have come home with your child. Contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

The WCLDC classes will join in the annual East Hamersley Primary School Sports Carnival on Friday 27th August. Please note that this date is subject to change, depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time, and the weather.  Please check with your class teacher closer to the date regarding parents attending and maybe having to abide by the social distancing agreements arranged by the Dept of Education.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

Our Pre-primary and Year 1 classes have started their Edu-Dance lessons and are enjoying the energetic sessions. Lessons will continue each Monday this term.

The majority of parents have accessed their child’s Semester 1 (Terms 1 & 2) Student Achievement Report on Connect. If you require assistance in accessing Connect, please contact the office on 9407 3050. Documented Plans with goals for Semester 2 have come home with your child. Contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

The LDC classes at Padbury will join in the Padbury Primary School Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 15th September. Please note that this date is subject to change, depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time, and the weather. Kindy A and Pre-primary classes will be participating in the carnival until recess time and our Year One classes will be participating in the carnival until lunchtime. A decision will be made closer to the time regarding parents attending, and we will inform you of this.

Parking on MacDonald Avenue can become very congested and this can cause safety concerns for our students. With this in mind, please ensure that you do not do U-turns after drop off and pick up, and please park on the school side of the road whenever possible. We appreciate the continued co-operation of all parents.

Next Thursday 12th August is a School Development Day for staff. Students do not attend school on this day.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Deputies News – Week 10 Term 2

Padbury Deputy News

Reports

Teachers are finalising student Semester One Reports.  Reporting documents will be sent home in the final week of term via Connect. Parents, you will receive your child’s goals (English, Maths, Social Skills) with ratings for Semester 1, as well as teacher comments. Goals that have not been achieved this semester will continue for Semester 2, along with new goals being set by the teacher. Pre-primary students will receive a grade for Science. Year 1 students will receive grades for Science, HASS, Technologies, Physical Education and Visual Arts.

Incursions

On Friday 18th June we had our NAIDOC incursion for classes at the Padbury campus. Students learned about the Noongar language and culture through songs. NAIDOC week is in the upcoming school holidays, 4-11 July 2021. This week is held to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To find out more about NAIDOC week you can go to https://www.naidoc.org.au/about/naidoc-week.

Information regarding our Edu-Dance program for Term 3 has been sent home. Pre-primary and Year 1 students are invited to participate in the program. Permission slips and payments are due by Thursday 1st July.  We have had huge success in the past with Edu-Dance and students thoroughly enjoy the dance lessons. The first session is on Monday 26th July, and lessons continue each week of next term.

School Development Days

The focus for our last School Development Day was Maths and Technologies. A school focus is increasing the capacity of staff to use STEM resources to develop students’ language and problem solving skills. Teachers are excited to apply this learning to the classroom. Please note that our next School Development Day is Thursday 12th August 2021. Students from the WCLDC do not attend school on this day.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Disco Memo from Poseidon P&C

We have had to move the disco from 11th of June to Friday 2nd of July. We are getting professional hosts in to run games and have prizes, this company wasn’t available for the 11th.

Check out boptillyoudrop who we have locked in to try out a new disco style.

Poseidon P&C

From the Deputies’ Desk

East Hamersley Deputy News

We’ve had a couple of wonderful events occur this term that our children have enjoyed being a part of. On the 3rd of May the Westoz wildlife conservation team came to East Hamersley to talk to the children about the importance of looking after our native flora and fauna. All LDC students were able to interact with several Australian animals, including having a pat or cuddle of a koala. I know that our children really enjoyed the visit and were extremely well behaved and respectful around the animals.

Today, 26th May, East Hamersley Primary held their annual Cross-Country event. The Year 1 LDC class participated with enthusiasm in this event and had some wonderful results. Lachlan Jeffries came 1st, Maxwell Burrell 2nd and Evander Singh 4th in their age group. Amazing running and terrific sportsmanship was shown by all our Year 1s.

The well-deserved Year 1 honour certificate recipients at the Friday 28th May assembly were Michael McCallum, Lachlan Jeffries, and Mason McNeill-Mathis.

Just a reminder that our next school development day is Tuesday 8th June and the children do not attend school that day.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

We thank families for your patience while we have had construction works around the school. The new footpaths have now been installed. The bathrooms in “A” block are nearly at completion. I would like to acknowledge the Pre-primary and Year 1 students who have demonstrated wonderful responsibility in moving around the school while the works have taken place.

As the winter season is fast approaching we are already seeing unwell students at school. Please ensure that you keep your child at home if they are not well. Parents will be phoned to collect children who are sick. This ensures that the health of other children and staff in the class is not compromised. As students are now wearing jumpers/jackets to school, please ensure these are labelled with your child’s name.

The Mother’s Day stall and raffle were highly successful. Thank you to families for your generosity and support. The P&C raised over $1200 in total.

Classroom teachers have relief staff in from time to time to teach the class. This enables the class teacher to complete tasks such as assessments. The relief teachers follow the class programs and routines to ensure consistency for the students.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

From the Deputies’ Desk

Padbury Deputy News

I would like to thank all parents and caregivers for following the COVID-19 protocols lately of mask wearing, quick drop-offs and pick-ups, and not congregating before or after school. We remind parents that if your child is unwell, please keep them home until they are better.

A huge thank you to families who sent lovely donations in for the Mother’s Day Stall, and for purchasing Mother’s Day raffle tickets. The raffle will be drawn this Friday 7th May.  We will update you with the funds that are raised for the P&C.

We have a few incursions planned for this term which include the Farmyard on Wheels (Pre-primary), Bees (Year 1), Recycling (Pre-primary) and NAIDOC performance (Kindy, Pre-primary, Year 1). Parents will receive information about these closer to the dates. School photos are next week (week 4). Don’t forget to order online through Kapture if you are wanting to purchase photos.

We currently have some works at the Padbury site which include the installation of new pathways around the school, and the installation of new toilets/bathrooms in our Pre-primary/Year 1 block. We thank parents and students in advance for your patience while these works are taking place over the next month. We endeavour to keep the disruption to classes to a minimum.

We occasionally need to contact a parent or carer during the school day. Please ensure that the school office has your current daytime contact number, and that you are contactable on this number during school hours. It is important that we can contact you on this number if something urgent arises.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus