From The Acting Principal – 26 July 2019

NAIDOC

Today was our NAIDOC day of celebration. Thank you to Kristen Nelson, Naomi Garlett and Mel Ewers who were on the NAIDOC committee. Congratulations to our poster and colouring in winners who were Cash L (Room 9), Brylei G (Room 9), Isla C (Room 14), Maya L (Room 3) and Joshua L (Kindy 1). We have framed their entries and they will be displayed in the office. The students were presented with a certificate and $5 canteen voucher.

Colour Run

The students had a great time participating in the colour run. We raised an amazing $3,428.13. It was wonderful seeing all the parents cheering the students and getting involved squirting colour. Thank you to Mr Marsden for organising the event and everyone for fundraising for the senior playground. Have a look at the photos I took of the day showing everyone having fun.

Message U

This term we turned on Message U that informs parents if their child is absent from school. If your child is absent a message is sent to the primary number stored on our system at 10am.  We apologise many of you received these messages on Tuesday but as it was the first day we turned it on we had a few technical issues. We have rectified this and it shouldn’t happen again.

Camp Quality Incursion and Crazy Hair Day

Camp Quality will be performing an incursion at our school on Monday 19 August. The aim is to educate the school community about cancer in an age appropriate way. If you do not want your child to attend you can opt out by returning the note, which will be sent home on Monday, to the office. There is no cost for this incursion. Instead we will have a crazy hair day, on this day, for a gold coin donation which will be given to Camp Quality.

Edu Dance

Edu Dance starts on Monday afternoon for two classes and Friday for the rest of the school. If your child is participating, please make sure you call the office if you have not paid. This is not a compulsory activity therefore if we have not received payment your child will not participate.

WA Government Schools Music Society Concert Thursday 1 August

Thursday is our big night at the Crown. We are having a dress rehearsal on Tuesday 30 July at 2.15pm in the new undercover area for the whole school. Parents are welcome to come and watch the item. I wish the performers good luck for Thursday night.

Cross Country

Our cross country event is on Tuesday 6 (Kindy to Year 2) and Wednesday 7 (Year 3 to 6) August. The event starts in the undercover area at 8.50am. Parents are welcome to watch their children run in the race. More detailed information will be sent home next week.

Science Week

Mrs. Timmers is organising exciting events across the week including a worm farm incursion for the junior students and a waste management information session for our senior students. Science week is between 19 and 23 August.

School Photo Day is Coming

Our school photo days are coming between the 19 and 23 August. Next week every student will receive a Kapture Photography order envelope to bring home. The recommended method of ordering your photos is online through Kapture’s website as your payment is secure and can be easily verified at any time. If you pay online, there is no need to return the order envelope to school.

Alternatively, you can pay by cash and return the provided envelope to the school on the photography day. Please note the photographers cannot open sealed envelopes and cannot provide change.

SIBLING ORDERS CAN ONLY BE PLACED ONLINE:  Late requests cannot be granted.

You have the option to order a sibling photo package online, however please note sibling orders will close in most instances @midday sharp at least one business day before the first photo date. We suggest you place your online sibling order as soon as you receive your order envelope with your order instructions as places are limited.  Log on to kapture.com.au for your sibling photo order cut-off date and time.

Late payment envelopes cannot be accepted by the school office or by Kapture. You can place an order online for class or individual photographs at any time for the remainder of the current school year however a $15 fee will apply if you order more than 10 days after photography.

If your child is in a sports or special group photo, you can use the same school code on your order envelope to view and order these photos on Kapture’s website, around the time that school photos are ready to be delivered. Please note; Class group, individual and sibling portraits are not available to view online.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Next Friday, 2 August 2019 all schools across Australia will submit data to provide all Australian schools, education authorities and the community with a clear picture of the number of students receiving educational adjustments because of disability in school, and the levels of adjustment they are provided to enable them to participate in education on the same basis of other students. When student information is provided to the Department for the purposes of the NCCD that information will not explicitly identify any student. The Department will use this information from the NCCD for the purposes of preparing reports for the Education Council and the Australian Education Senior Officials Committee. Information will also be used for policy development undertaken by the Department relating to school education and funding, including informing funding calculations relating to the student with disability funding.

Playground Grant

Our fantastic MCS, Mrs R, has secured a grant for $12,500 for play equipment. This will go towards our Senior Playground fund which is steadily growing!

TAGS – Visual Arts

This term we are pleased to announce that we will be running our TAGs program as previously run in 2018. This year our focus is on visual arts and we have engaged a local artist to run a five week program. The first group to participate will be selected students from years 4 to 6. Students have already completed an art task and this will be used, along with teacher input, in deciding suitable students for the program. If your child is successful in gaining a place, then an information sheet will be sent home with them shortly.