School Newsletter

On Friday 14 October, COVID-19 mandatory isolation requirements were removed. This change was agreed to at National Cabinet.

All of us have an important role to play in supporting a healthy community by following the advice outlined on

Please contact the front office if you have any queries about COVID-19 safe measures in our school. Thank you for your continued support of the school community in keeping our school COVID-19 safe.

Swimming lessons for our Year 4-6’s finish this week and our Pre-primary to Year 3s start next week. Please remember to put names on all of your children’s clothing. 


Amazing events happening in Term 4!

The P&C are organising some fantastic Term 4 activities for the students to enjoy while raising funds for the school.

Remember Movie Night getting cancelled in March? Well, it’s almost here again – Fri 4th Nov. There’s also the long-awaited Colour Run in week 7 & Disco in week 9.

As always, we need YOUR HELP to make it work – here are some ways you can help:



Wk 4: Movie Night

(Fri 4 Nov)

-    Lots of jobs before, during or after, including:

-    Put up posters around Ballajura in advance

-    Help set up the screen on the afternoon (2pm)

-    Sell food or glow toys on the night

-    Help pack up at the end

-    LOTS MORE!  Please contact us.

-    Come along and enjoy the FREE movie (Sing) and bring family, friends & neighbours (& buy dinner!) Halal sausages & vegan noodles available.

Wk 7: Colour Run

(Fri 25 Nov)

-    Lots of jobs before, during or after, including:

-    Making obstacle course items

-    Helping on the day with water pistols

-    Helping to pack up

-    Help your child get sponsors for the run

Wk 9: Disco

(Fri 9 Dec)

-    Lots of jobs before, during or after, including:

-    Selling tickets before school

-    Patrolling (and dancing if you want!) on the night

-    Packing / cleaning up at the end

-    Buy a ticket (usually $5) for your child to attend

Details of each event will also be provided closer to the dates.

Please call Ameenah ASAP on 0403 597 703 or email to discuss how you can help

Thanks in advance for your help!    The P&C*


Containers for Change

 Let your containers make a difference for the environment AND our school!

Know anyone who is looking for a good cause to donate their 10c “Containers for Change” proceeds to?

 The school P&C’s code is C10297573 – proceeds from this and other P&C fundraising efforts support school activities and provide essential services like the canteen.

 Share this code with family, friends, or anyone you think might want to donate.


Learning a second language helps children develop critical thinking and problem- solving skills – Dept of Edu. WA

Selamat datang kembali!  Welcome back!

We have had a great start to the term. During each lesson, students are role – playing teacher during communication time and previous language learnt is being reviewed.

Year 3 students are learning to name the colours through shared reading of big book “Balon-balon Saya” and working on activities in their portfolio.

Year 4s have begun learning how to describe the weather and are completing activities in their portfolio.

Year 5s have read ‘Guru Kami Pak Budi’ recalling names of various types of transport and will be continuing with “Toilet Talk” in Indonesia and completing activities in their portfolios.

Year 6s have started with the game ‘No snakes, No Ladders’ reviewing vocabulary explaining what they like /don’t like to do and will be completing activities on ‘Life in Indonesia Blogs’ in their portfolios.

Selamat belajar! Happy learning!


Ibu Francis




This month we have entered the season of Kambarang which represents the colour yellows as it symbolises the return of hot weather….yay for the warmth!  It is lovely to see the colourful wildflowers on our walks and also the Koolbardies (magpies) calling to protect their young. Listen for their calls and stay safe by not walking too close to those trees.

I am so thrilled to be welcomed by the South Ballajura Primary Campus and community as the new Principal of the Education Support Centre. It is such a beautiful, kind school with many smiling faces about. I look forward to meeting families in the near future and celebrating student achievements.

I would like to acknowledge the work of Ms Peta Austin who was the Acting Principal in term three.   We wish her well at her next school.

Melinda Manship

ESC Principal 


Primary School Staffing

We have had a number of changes in staffing for this Term:

  • Mrs Jodie Marshall is on leave and Mr Donegan is full time Deputy
  • Mrs Shana Leeson (Kindy) is on leave and Mrs Natasha Adams is teaching both Kindy Classes.
  • Mrs Grace Mountford is teaching Mr Donegan’s Science classes and providing the Pre-primary and Kindy teachers with their DOTT.
  • Mrs Betty Vlahov is working 4 days this term and Mrs Ashlee Gibbons is in the office on Tuesday’s.
  • Mrs Anne-Marie Merrington is working 4 days this term and Mrs Lina Edwards is the teacher in the Year 4s on Fridays.

Primary School Staff Professional Learning

As we are continuing on our school improvement journey our staff have been participating in professional learning aligned to our Strategic Plan. Our School Development Day included final preparation for our School Review return visit, investigating our NAPLAN data and beginning our strategic planning for 2023.

Our staff will continue to participate in professional learning aligned to our Strategic Plan aimed at improving student outcomes.

Primary School Enrolments 2023

We are starting to plan our school structure for 2023. If you know of anyone who is planning to enrol at SBPS who hasn’t done so yet, please encourage them to make contact with us as soon as possible. This is particularly important for Kindy students as it will determine whether we run one or two Kindy classes.

 Primary Public School Review

We have our one year return visit for the PSR scheduled for Term Four. The date for our review has been changed and it will now be on Tuesday 15th November. We are working as a staff to prepare for the return visit and are well underway.

Michael Kovalevs

Primary Principal

Our annual photos are taking place on the 17& 19 August 2022.

Your child/children’s teacher will let you know which day their class is having the photos taken. Please ensure on the day that they are wearing clean green and charcoal t-shirts/polo’s, Zina charcoal skirts / charcoal shorts or charcoal pants. (See attached pictures). Please do not send your child/children to school in their faction shirts on this day.

'Under Pressure'

Explore just how much pressure we’re really under as we use nothing but the ocean of air around us – and a little bit of science – to turn your world inside out and upside down.

Monday the 15th August
If you wish for your child to participate, forms were sent home, please complete and enclose the correct change in a sealed envelope and give to your child’s classroom teacher. All money should be received no later than Wednesday the 10th of August.

In the event you have not received the form - a link has been attached.

Sometimes in life you have a decision to make whether its admitting that you are wrong or telling the truth. Whatever it is choose the right choice. The difficult roads can lead to the sweetest places. This quote means that choosing to do the right and good choice even if it’s difficult.

South Ballajura can become a safe school if all the students aim to do the following:
• Play games that are less rough
• Show kindness to others
• Include others even if they are not as good as they are
• Be resilient when you don’t win
• Share only positive things about other people and the same will happen to you.


From Ashley


A reminder that all students need to be wearing full school uniform.  As the weather has become cooler, we have noticed a number of students wearing black or coloured logo/branded style jumpers and jackets. 

These do not comply with our school uniform expectations, we ask parents' support to ensure that they are sending their children to school in the correct attire. 

If you would like more information about the requirements of our uniform or where you can purchase them, please visit our website School Uniform Requirements.

Learning a new language fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of other people and customs that are different to their own - Dept. of Edu.

We are organised for the new term, the classroom has been rearranged, so students can sit next to a different person, to encourage 'getting along'. Lessons begin with students communicating with one another through teacher prepared conversations.
Year 3 students are learning to say the name of our school in Indonesian and discussing similarities and differences between school in Indonesia and Australia.
Year 4s are continuing to learn to tell the time on the hour and half hour. Year 5s are writing about their daily routine and Year 6s are writing and drawing about their ideal Saturday.

Happy Learning! Selamat belajar!

Ibu Francis

National Lasagna Day - Friday 29 July

This Friday is National Lasagna Day! Yum!

To celebrate, anyone who orders a Lasagna (or any of the hot pasta meals) for lunch will go into the draw to win a prize.  (*Lunch orders placed for Friday July 29th only*)


Bree and Kath


Canteen Menu

Stage Door School

Stage Door School, located at 17 Coolgardie Terrace (off Lords St, next HBF Stadium) has now restarted its popular acting classes for young people.

Check out the web site, if you are interested.

Inexpensive classes are on Mondays and are in groups for 8 yrs – 12 yrs, 13yrs – 17yrs. A few private singing classes also available, for all ages. 

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