Padbury Dental Therapy Clinic – Easter Holiday closure

We will be closed for all the school holidays and reopening after Anzac day on Tuesday 26th April.

For any dental emergencies please phone Ocean Reef on 9307 4775 except on Thursday 14th April phone Tapping on 9404 7902.

Have a wonderful holiday.

Thank you

Dental Team J’

Padbury DTC I Dental Health Services

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Classroom News – Kindy – Term 1 Week 9

East Hamersley Campus Kindy News

Kiya everyone!

At East Hamersley Kindy we have been learning to greet our friends appropriately. Did you know we can also say hello in Noongar – “Kiya.” Each morning we do an acknowledgement of country as part of our mat session. We have also been learning all about colours. When we learnt about yellow, black and red we used our fine motor skills to collage an Aboriginal flag. We think they look awesome.


Mrs McInnes

Class Teacher

Poseidon Campus – Kindy A

Kindy A has made a great start to the year! We have been very busy learning how to keep Humpty Dumpty safe when he falls off a wall – we used eggs (with mixed results).






We have also become experts in making jelly.

“It tastes strange.” Daniel

“I don’t like it.” Raymond

“I like it. Tastes yummy.” Cillian

“It’s yummy. It tastes purple.” Riley

“I love it!” Ethan


We have also been learning about clothing- labelling items and talking about what they are like. Mrs Dyer has been helping us.


Mrs Williams

Class Teacher



Poseidon Campus – Kindy B

It has been a very busy first term for Kindy B. We have been learning to be boss of our bodies through ‘whole body listening’ during mat and activity times and how to navigate through our group rotations. We have having been learning new vocabulary through our themes of people and clothing and using Colourful Semantics and semantic icons to scaffold and support our expressive language to create longer sentences.

We have been creating story maps to help us retell nursery rhymes, e.g., Humpty Dumpty and Incy Wincy Spider. We have been changing the characters in the nursery rhymes by using the names of our friends in class and conducted an experiment to see how we could save Humpty Dumpty from breaking.









For cooking we have been making jelly, this has tied in with our ‘colour of the week.  After making jelly as a class, we sequenced pictures of the procedure and expressively retold the procedure to our teachers.



We have been loving walking to the school library to discover and borrow new story books as well as enjoy listening to our teachers read us a story.


Mrs Livingston and Mrs Gastelaars

Class Teacher and Education Assistant



Quinns Beach Campus – Kindy A and B

In Kindy we have been learning all about CLOTHES!  We sorted into groups – things that are clothes or NOT clothes, to develop our understanding of the clothes category. We also labelled the names of different clothes and talked about which part of our body we wear them on. We practised talking about some of the colours we have learnt in Kindy too, to describe the colours of the clothes.

Kindy A














Kindy B














Quinns Beach Kindy Team – Mrs Porter and Mrs de Visser

Class Teachers



Parent Information – School Photo Day is coming!


The WCLDC students will be having their annual School Photos on Week 3 of Term 2 by Kapture Photography. Providing we are in a Covid 19 safe environment to do so – this may change at short notice at your campus or class.

Tuesday 10 May – ALL East Hamersley classes and sibling photos (must be pre-ordered)

Tuesday 10 May – Padbury KGA

Wednesday 11 May – Poseidon KGA, PP and Yr. 1 classes

Wednesday 11 May – Quinns Beach KGA, PP and Yr. 1 classes

Thursday 12 May – Padbury KGB, PP & Yr. 1 classes

Thursday 12 May – ALL Kindy B classes and sibling photos (must be pre-ordered)

Individual Student order envelopes will be sent home the beginning of Term 2. Parents and carers please order your photos online using your child’s individual Order ID number and bring the completed students individual order envelope to school on photo day to give to the photographer.

Please note the Admin Office at each campus has NO cash/change on site, so ensure you include the correct money to send to Kapture Photography – envelopes will NOT be opened by the WCLDC. 

Sibling photos must be pre-ordered before your photo day. The photographer will only gather siblings with pre-paid orders.

Separated parents will need to indicate on your online order which parent or grandparent will be receiving the photos. Duplicate orders for one student are fine, let your class teacher know if two orders have been placed.

Please see the Parent Information flyer attached or your class teacher for more details.

School Photos flyer

Class News – Term 1 Week 6 – Pre-primary classes

East Hamersley Campus PPA

Kaya and Wanjoo! Hello and welcome to a new school year!  Pre-primary A make up one half of the Pre-primary family at the East Hamersley LDC. The PPA children have started their first year of full-time school amazingly. From week 2 the children have shown excellent independence and confidence skills.

Over the past 5 weeks I have been blown away with how the Pre-primaries have supported each other and included each other, and especially how the children who attended Kindy at the LDC looked after the new LDC students. It warms my heart to see such kindness in such little people. We have enjoyed playing with our other Pre-primary friends in PPB at recess and lunch time on the nature playground and on Friday afternoons. The adults have witnessed some wonderful social language and pragmatic skills!






As part of the oral language program and Literature Based Unit, we have started learning about Australian animals and being brave through our story ‘The Koala Who Could’. The children have enjoyed pointing out some of the native birds in our school grounds. As well as encouraging each other to have a go and be brave, just like Kevin the Koala in the story.



We have also started engaging in our chemical science topic of ‘Objects are made of materials that have observable properties’. Recently we dressed up as scientists and explored our school environment looking for natural and not-natural materials. We decided to call not-natural materials ‘man-made’ materials.

Finally, our visit to the Library has quickly become a fun and exciting weekly highlight.

After such a fantastic start to Term 1, I can’t wait to see what the children of PPA achieve throughout the year!

 Miss Kate Brennan, Mrs Pauline Acott, Miss Elin Wee and the PPA Koolangka (children)

Classroom Teachers and Speech Pathologist

East Hamersley Campus PPB

Pre-primary at our East Hamersley campus has settled into their brand-new purpose-built classroom. I am so pleased how well the children have settled into their new environment considering all the workmen and noise. The students have established strong routines and are ready for learning each day. The students are establishing friendships and are “greeting” each other in the mornings.

Compy, our classroom monitoring lizard has been teaching us about “Whole Body Listening”. The students enjoy singing our “Whole Body Listening” song each morning. We are learning to acknowledge our country and children are enjoying learning “Wanjoo” which means “welcome”.


We have been reading “The Koala Who Could”. We are learning about Australian Animals and trying new things at school. We made our own Koala ears and learnt what the word “clunk” means.


As part of our writing program the students are building their core strength and fine motor skills which are essential to becoming confident writers.

We are looking forward to a positive and productive year with our Pre-primary class.

Mrs Nash, Miss Bates, Miss Wee and Mrs Carbonne.

Pre-primary East Hamersley team – Class Teachers, Speech Pathologist and Education Assistant.

Padbury Campus – PPA

We have had a great start to the year. We are learning to work, to play together, to share and take turns. We created a class painting of our friend Compy, who helps teach us about whole body listening and how to monitor our comprehension. In science we have been exploring with our senses to look at, feel and sort many items by the kind of materials they are made of.






We are learning to build words, to spell, read and write short words. We are becoming more confident in counting, sorting by size or colour or category and we are starting to make patterns.






Our pop-up clothes shop has been very popular. We have fun and we can roleplay as shop keepers or customers. We are learning to roleplay with money and to match the right Australian dollar notes to the items we want to buy.






We are currently online learning from home, but hopefully we’ll be back at school in person soon. Keep up the good work everyone.

Miss Nguyen, Mrs Giltrow, Mrs Stopher and Mrs Hopper.

Class Teachers, Speech Pathologist and Education Assistant

Padbury Campus – PPB

Hello everyone

PPB at Padbury have been working hard and having lots of fun. In Science we have been exploring our senses and had an exciting touch walk where we stepped onto a prickly mat, into ice, flour and even gooey jelly. It was tricky waiting our turn, but we all managed and even took our shoes and socks off and put them back on J. We have been learning more sounds and letters and loved our turtles. We even had some cool weather so we could eat outside. We are working on making up stories about some of our creations, for example “Dab the tiger was eaten by a crocodile.”






Mrs Rogers

Class Teacher

Poseidon Campus – PPA

We have had a busy and wonderful beginning to Term One and all the students have settled in wonderfully to PPA! The children have been working hard on learning about elements of a narrative with a focus on the stories “Where is the Green Sheep” and “Willbee the Bumble Bee.” We have been learning about characters and where the setting takes place.


Every day the children have been practising blending syllables in words e.g., what word am I saying: el/e/phant = elephant; and compound words: book – shelf = bookshelf.  We have also been listening to the first sounds in words.



In Maths, our focus has been on recognising collections at a glance and continuing and creating patterns through several hands-on activities. Importantly we have been developing our counting skills by making sure we touch each item once; counting orally in the correct order and knowing that the last number counted tells us how many. The class love playing the counting circle game where we take it in turns going around the circle to count in order and see how high we can get. The highest number we have reached so far is 49!


Our focus in Social Skills has been greetings and manners. The kids are remembering to smile; look at the person they are greeting; say ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’; and say the person’s name. We have been playing games to encourage our use of manners and remember to use ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’


This Term in Science we have been exploring our five senses – sight, taste, touch, hearing and smelling. We have been loving dressing up as scientists and exploring and investigating our senses when completing experiments. We have also been doing lots of sorting of objects and using our senses to describe how it feels e.g., soft, hard, and flexible or bendy.






Wednesdays with Mrs Young are also very busy! We have been creating lots of beautiful and colourful pieces of artwork. In Health we have been learning about germs and personal hygiene. We are practising our movements for pre-writing skills in handwriting in fun ways. Finally, we love going to the Library to discover and borrow new books to take home.

We are all looking forward to a happy enriching and fun remainder of the term.

Mrs McDonell

Class Teacher


Poseidon Campus – PPB

We have had a busy start to the year! The children in PPB have been engaging in lots of different activities through the week, settling into the new routine of full-time school and making new friends.

So far, we have been focussing on classroom rules and learning all about ‘Whole Body Listening’ to promote active listening. The children can tell you how they listen with their eyes, ears, mouths, hands, legs and brain! We are learning to move safely around the classroom and playground by being the ‘boss’ of our bodies. The children are learning to be kind and polite to each other by learning how to greet their friends and adults using good manners, and by learning how to join into play with others.

In our Narrative lessons, we have been learning about characters and settings, so that we can become great story tellers. This term we have learnt about bees, using our narrative ‘Willbee the bumblebee.’ We have taken walks around the school gardens and are also reading non-fiction texts about insects to extend our learning.

In Science we have been learning about our five senses, and in one of our lessons we explored the school using our fabulous ‘listening ears’! Our focus is now moving to materials that are used in the world around us and how we can describe them.






In Maths our focus has been on recognising small collections of objects at a glance, without counting them, and counting objects to 10 in different ways. We are making patterns and learning about patterns in the world around us.

Wednesdays with Mrs Mayberry are also very busy! The children focus on Measurement and Geometry in Maths, and at the library, enjoy choosing a book each week. Sport takes place on a Wednesday and this lesson focuses on developing the students’ fundamental movement skills through different games and activities.

Already halfway through term one, we are all looking forward to a wonderful remainder of the term!

Mrs Foster

Class Teacher

Quinns Beach Campus – PPA

Pre-primary students at Quinns Beach have been busy learning to use their senses when exploring their world. We have been investigating the properties of materials and enjoyed an incursion with the amazing scientist from Science Alive.

Our knowledge of sentence construction is developing in a fun way using colourful semantics. We have been learning about the different actions that characters perform as part of sentence building activities.

Both classes would like to thank Mrs Johnston for helping us make a successful start to the year and wish her well in her next adventure.

Mrs Walters

Class Teacher


Class News – Term 1 Week 3 – Year 1

Padbury Campus – Year 1A

This term the students in Year 1A are studying Biological Sciences and learning all about living things. We started by dressing up as scientists in lab coats and safety goggles. We thought about all the different things that scientists do.

We made some predictions about the living things that we might find at school. Then we went on a School Safari. We used our iPads to take photos of livings things near the basketball court and playground. We saw weeds, grass, trees, flowers, ants, birds and people! We even found some mosaics showing pictures of living things.

Exploring our school grounds with a School Safari was a hands-on way to learn about living things in our local area. We used technology safely and took turns sharing the iPads with our friends.


Mrs Valentino

Class Teacher


Padbury Campus – Year 1B

We have begun our year by practising new year one routines, like lining up and showing whole-body listening manners during lessons. We have also been learning about scientists. We have discussed what scientists do, the protective clothing they wear and the tools they use. We dressed as scientists and used magnifying glasses and had a good look at things inside our room. Over the next few weeks, we will be growing plants and discussing the needs of living things. We are being scientists!



Ms Bartlett

Class Teacher




Poseidon Campus – Year 1A

Year 1A have had a fabulous start to our school year. The students have been learning the routines, expectations and structure of Year 1 as well as getting to know each other and their teachers. Mrs Young, Mrs Dyer, Mrs Priestley, Mrs King, and I are very excited for our year of learning.

In Science, the Year One’s and Compy have been learning about how to be scientists. They have discovered all the special clothes (coats and safety glasses) that scientists wear and the special equipment (magnifying glasses and tweezers) they use. They know that scientists love finding answers about our world, and how things work. As a class we decided to become scientists and look for clues, ask and answer questions and make predictions. We used our magnifying glasses and went searching for clues. We found many living and non-living objects like rocks, sticks, bugs, and trees.










In literacy, we have been focussing on our letter-sound link, through reading and writing. The students were introduced to aliens – that have been teaching us how to make sentences orally and in writing. Sentence structure has been a big focus in the last few weeks, and we will continue to focus on building sentences throughout the year.



We have been working hard in Year 1 and have such a busy term ahead.

Mrs Rowlett

Class Teacher

Poseidon Campus – Year 1B

Hi Everyone,

Here in Year 1B at Poseidon we say, “Welcome to 2022”.

We’ve had a busy start to the year and especially love doing Science to learn all about the living things around us.

Another favourite time of the week is when we change our books at the library.

We have been showing Mrs Vawser and Mrs Mayberry what we already know and are ready to learn amazing new skills in reading and writing and speaking and listening and counting and measuring and…. PHEW!!

Stay tuned for another newsletter to see what we’ve been up to.

Mrs Vawser and Mrs Mayberry

Class Teachers

Quinns Beach Campus – Year 1A and 1B

It has been a busy start to Year 1. We enjoyed getting to know our new classmates and learning classroom routines. We read the booklet Compy Learns about How to Be a Scientist booklet in our science lesson. We dressed up as Scientists in lab coats and goggles. We used scientific words and vocabulary to look for clues to find living things in the garden.

We can’t wait to learn more exciting things in our science unit this term.






Mrs O’Callaghan and Mrs Liebold

Class Teachers

Quinns Beach Campus – Year 1B

Happy Term One!

We have had a wonderful start to the year.  Our classroom is starting to look fantastic with all the wonderful work that we have already completed.  Our book focus for this term is “Jeremy”.  Jeremy links to our science curriculum – Living Things.  We will be doing some fantastic science learning outside and growing a small garden.

In maths we will be focusing on number.  We will be playing many different games to help our number knowledge grow.

Mrs Cronje our speech pathologist will be introducing some aliens to us.  “Alien Talk” is an engaging approach to teaching sentence structure.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns over the year.  I will endeavour to post our learning journey on Seesaw so you do not miss out!











Ms Dorotich

Class Teacher