From The Principal – 12 June 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

It is lovely to have the community back on the school site before and after school each day and to have the school resume as a place to meet and chat for the community.  With the further lifting of government imposed restrictions, parents are reminded that they may be onsite, but not in the classrooms at this stage. 

Kindy and Pre-Primary Children Drop Off and Pick Up

The system of staff collecting the kindergarten and pre-primary children from the gates is no longer operating.  The past four weeks has showed everyone just how independent children at that age can be as the teachers reported less tears when saying goodbye to parents.  However, it is still essential for parents and carers of children in kindy and pre-primary to do the drop off and pick up from outside of the classroom.  This is a long held school rule to meet the duty of care by the school.

Year 6 Leaders Met with Premier Mark McGowan

On Wednesday 3 June all of the Glendale PS Year 6 student leaders got to join me to participate in on face to face meeting with the Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan online via Zoom.  It was a privilege to be invited to participate and a rare opportunity for the children to join with student leaders from a range of public and private schools to ask question or share any concerns and ideas they may have about running the government.  I wish to thank the local member for Balcatta, David Michael MLA, for inviting our school.

Gates Locked During School Time

The school gates are all being locked from 8:55 am each morning and unlocked before 3 pm each afternoon.  The gate to the school office will be open all day.  All visitors to the school during school time must come through the reception and sign in. 

Lock Down Drill during Week 8, Thursday 18 June

On Thursday, the whole school will practice an emergency ‘code yellow’ lock down drill.  The point of this is to test the system in place and ensure that staff and students know what to do in an emergency.  As a school we have two types of lock down.  The first one is a ‘code yellow’ which is a low key event with all buildings being locked and children remaining at the desks and working.   The second type of lock down is a ‘code red’ which would require all buildings to be locked and children to move away from windows and doors and be out of sight and quiet. 

Each year the staff and students practice either a fire or lock down drill.  Your child may want to talk about this after the event. 

Jump Rope For Heart

Congratulations to the families that are involved in supporting the Jump Rope For Heart fundraising by the Year 6 leaders of the school, who have been supported by Mr Marsden, the PE Teacher.  I am very proud to say that so far there is $1,860 been raised and the school is well on its way in the next two weeks to meeting the $2,000 target that was set.  The record for this school for fundraising for this event was set last year at $1,900. 

As a celebration of Jump Rope For Heart the children will have a chance to showcase their skipping skills at a Jump Off, on Friday 26 June, Week 9.  Staff will take a video of this event to share on SeeSaw, so keep an eye out for it towards the end of term.

P&C Meeting

The P&C will be meeting in the library on Monday 15 June at 7pm for all interested members of the community who want to join us.  This will be the first meeting of the new committee and we look forward to a fantastic year.

Merit Certificates and Aussie of the Month

At the in-class presentations on Wednesday 10 June, the following children received a merit certificate for the great work they are doing;

Charlie L Rose D Charlie S Hohaia K
James E Leah C Paige E Tyler S
Jack H Kurt R Liam C Zoe P
Soleil P Summer S Sammy C Sophie L
Lochlan T Ruby B Selena S Jade R
Joshua W Leteisha H Stephan L Harry D
Nash B Daijah O Rebecca G Isobel F
Owen H Mason J Mollie R  

Aussie of the Month went to Jessica D from Year 1, Room 6, for displaying the VOICE values of the school by always seeking to help others without being asked, being an amazing active listener and striving to do her best in all learning areas.




Helen Fiebig