Glendale Primary School Vision
Our school vision A learning community giving VOICE to all with VOICE standing for valuing, openness, inclusion, collaborate and engage. The value this fortnight is including, which to our community means providing equality of opportunities to all. To support this value at home parents could speak to their children about embracing diversity and making it safe for all people to speak up.
Good-bye and Best Wishes
We would like to wish Mrs Naomi Noble all the best in her future endeavours as she leaves Glendale Primary school. Mrs Noble resigned from her position on Wednesday 7 August. We welcome back Mrs Nicole O’Halloran who is taking over Mrs. Noble’s teaching component every second Monday in Kindy 1.
We have been busy since our last newsletter! Our students have been involved in many engaging whole school activities.
Crazy Hair Day in support of Camp Quality
Last Monday we had crazy hair day to support the incursion by Camp Quality. The puppet show by Camp Quality sensitively addressed the issue of cancer in a child friendly way. The students all came with crazy hair and gave a gold coin donation in support of Camp Quality. We had some very creative hair designs from donuts to Octopus. Thank you to all the students and parents who supported this worthy cause.
Sustainability and Science Week
Worm Farm Incursion
The Pre-Primary students enjoyed learning all about worms on Monday and now have their own worm farm on the verandah. The students will be keeping their recess and lunch food scraps to feed the worms. Fun Fact- Did you know that worms can consume their own body weight equivalent in food every 2-3 days?
On Thursday 15 August students from years 4 and 5 attended the Science Fair at Warwick Senior High School. The students engaged in many hands on activities as they rotated through various activities. It was a fun and engaging day for all involved.
Did you know that incorrectly sorted waste costs four times as much to recycle? The City of Stirling visited Glendale Primary School to educate the students in the 3 bin system and recycling program. The older students in our school learnt some simple rules to help sort waste for recycling.
Teachers Getting Involved
During Science Week the teachers got involved by participating in a quiz at recess and making bees wax wraps. Beeswax wraps are reusable, washable; and sustainable alternative to glad wrap.
Mrs Timmers and some of our older students are auditing the school before we launch into the program. This is an enormous job as they are required to count every light switch, computer, light, air conditioner, heater, drink fountain, toilet and any other electric or gas appliance in the school. We have already input all our utility bills into the program to give a base line to track our progress. When the audit is finished classrooms will be thinking of ways to reduce electricity and gas use. The program will be ready for home use in early term 4.
Today the students at Glendale PS celebrated Book Week. They dressed up and shared their favourite books with others.
Room 3 Assembly
Mr Johnson’s year 1 class will run the assembly next Wednesday. We invite all the parents to the staff room for morning tea after the assembly.
Act for Kids
Act for Kids are running a protective behaviours program for students in the early years. The program aligns with the WA curriculum. The program focuses on learning to be safe with Emmy and friends. It assists young children to identify when they don’t feel safe and know safe adults they can ask for help.
Busy Bee – Junior Playground (Kindy – Year 1) – A Message from the Early Learning Committee
We are seeking Expressions of Interest to those who can assist in rejuvenating our Junior Playground. Anyone from Mums, Dads, Grandparents, extended family or community members, who feel they have a set of skills or interest are welcomed. We have a range of ideas from painting to building. We can work with you in providing materials; additionally, we welcome donations of building materials and paints etc. It really does depend on the skill set we have in the community and the time people have to offer, which may start at only a few hours. All offers and efforts are acknowledged and appreciated.
Please email Shona Gilfillan (leader of the Early Learning Committee) with any questions, queries or interests, all assistance is appreciated. Additionally, you can talk to Jenny Graham, our Acting Principal, or Michelle Rouhliadeff, our Manager of Corporate Services, who can also aid in further information.
Collecting Students During School Hours
A reminder that if you need to pick up your child during school hours please come to the office first to sign them out and collect the official leave pass. The yellow slip given to you by the office must be handed to the teacher before collecting your child. If your child is sick and already in the office area, we will pass the yellow slip onto the teacher.
Congratulations to Chanel Keenan from Pre Primary for winning the “Name Our Canteen” competition. Chanel’s suggestion was “Glendale Snack Shack” and the new banner looks amazing!