Newsletter 11 - 2 July 2020
We would like to thank all members of the South Ballajura community for your support and cooperation though what has been a very unusual third term. With the state moving to phase 5 of the COVID plan for recovery during the school holidays, school life will largely return to normal. We will however continue with the higher levels of cleaning around the school and be reinforcing good personal hygiene for all students and visitors to our school. This will include the need to continue good physical distancing. During term 3, we will re commence assemblies and other activities such as our faction athletics carnival, breakfast club, lunchtime clubs and Open Night.
Given the great confidence and resilience that students have developed over the past term through them coming into school independently, we ask that parents allow their children to continue this journey in term 3 and continue to drop student at the gate if possible. We also ask that parents do not drop into classrooms to meet with teachers but make an appointment so that the teacher is prepared and is able to discuss any issues appropriately. Please remember that the time before class is time where staff are preparing for the day to ensure your child has the best day school
Pizza with the Principal
Pizza with the Principal on Tuesday was a real buzz for the group of students, chosen by their teachers to share lunch with Mr Press and Mrs Lennox. It was great to see over 40 students enjoying a few slices of pizza and laughs with the Principals!
We are always looking for ways to recognise the wonderful students at our school and to reward them in enjoyable ways. A big thank you to Mr Donegan and Bronwyn and Kylie in the canteen for their assistance in making this a great event!
On Tuesday we also congratulated a large number of students who received Merit Awards. Congratulations to everyone!
You Can Do It - Faction Awards
Today we celebrated the fabulous efforts of our students in the playground with our You Can Do It Faction Rewards. It was a beautiful sunny day to have a sausage sizzle for the students of karijini, who gained the most You Can Do It reward tokens for showing the attributes of Getting Along, Persistence, Resilience, Confidence and Organisation. We are working with our students to develop these attributes through both class and playground activities. Congratulations to all the Wyperfeld students for your efforts.
With reports going home this week, semester one has drawn to a close. We would like to wish all families a restful, relaxing break and look forward to working closely with you all in semester two.
Campus Collection Competition
There has been an amazing effort put together by the whole school in this Campus Collection Competition which has been the first one of this kind. This term the whole campus has collected 45,263 items which includes both bread tags and bottle caps.
Among the mainstream campus the class with the highest number of items is TA19 with 7,735 items (297.5 items/student) and the class with the highest number of items per student is TA8 with 7,127 items (375.1 items/student). Congratulation to TA8 who has won this competition for this term.
Among the ESC the class with the highest number of items per student is EI2 with 6770 items (846.2 items/student).
Thank you everyone for the collective effort. Together we are making a difference to our environment. Enjoy your break and remember to continue to collect bread tags and bottle caps for the next term competition.
Primary School and ESC Kindy Enrolments
The enrolments for 2021 are underway and all families within our Primary School local catchment area and students with Special Needs are encouraged to apply to enrol their children in either school by 24 July 2020.
Please find a Primary Kindy Application or an Application to Enrol in Education Support Form attached below. Alternatively please come to the front office Monday to Friday, between 8am and 3:30pm and we can give you a hard copy.
When returning the application ,you will be asked to present:
- Your child’s Birth Certificate (original or certified copy) or birth extract or equivalent identity documents;
- A copy of your child’s Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement printed in the last two months(no Older than two months)
- Proof of your child’s usual place of residence: for example, utilities account, lease agreement, ownership of the property, driver’s licence, statutory declaration;
- Copies of any Family Court or other court orders (If applicable);
- and Visa details (If applicable).
We are looking forward to meet all new students in 2021!
Time to Celebrate
Our Chaplain’s Recognition breakfast was fantastic as usual with very special recognitions. Great to have three of our supportive community and parent Board members able to attend along with staff on Wednesday morning. The weather was crisp, but the room was full of genuine warmth.
As usual we were spoilt with Chaplain Avram’s coffee brew and a wonderful breakfast buffet organized by Mrs Lee-anne Green and Mrs Bev Field.
This was the perfect opportunity to acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication of our ESC team. There has been so much support of families during these uncertain COVID-19 times and each other, as evidence by the number of Board Award nominations.
Our volunteer early bird (Wednesday, 7.30am) staff Communication Partners were also recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty in creating ALD visual boards to assist non-verbal students to comprehend and “discuss” storybooks.
Our Board Chair, Mrs Debbie Schotte, was delighted to present an award to Mrs Renee Locke for being an inspiring co-Jump Jam co-ordinator. Board member and Autism Alliance CEO, Mrs Heather Ioppolo, generously donated the prizes and presented Mrs Bev Field with her certificate for being an amazing School Officer.
Last but not least, Miss Montanna, was congratulated on her upcoming 21st birthday.
CAMPers group has focused on games this term. We now have several “Masters of Dominoes” in the Centre. Well done guys. Much PODDing has been done along the way and much fun had!!
ESC Barbecue at the Bike Track
Special Children's Christmas Party
A note with a ticket request slip attached was recently sent home to parents with information re the Special Children’s Christmas Party being held at the Perth Convention Centre in November.
As the tickets are not guaranteed due to number limits the earlier we can get our request for tickets in the better the chance we have of receiving our requested allocation.
Please remember that 1 ticket is required for each child attending and no siblings are allowed to attend.
PEBBLES for Parents
PEBBLES FOR PARENTS
Need assistance with toileting issues for your child?
PEBBLES Team from Therapy Focus provides specialist advice and support for bladder and bowel health issues, incontinence and toileting challenges.
Come and learn more about it and how you can get help at no cost until
30 June 2021
Information session is being held for parents
at South Ballajura ESC – Life Skills Room on
Tuesday 21 July - 9.00am
RSVP by SMS to 0401319792
Morning Tea provided
Meet the Board
Hi my name is Heather Ioppolo and I am director of Autism Alliance which provides a service for children with autism and their families. I have been associated with SBESC for 16 years. I have two adult children and in my spare time I enjoy gardening.
This being the last week of this term, the students will be having some fun recalling topics learnt through games and singing after finishing any unfinished work in their portfolios.
Year 3 students will play bingo with numbers and colours and sings songs learnt on numbers, colours, days of the week and months of the year.
Year 4 students will play animal bingo and learn to sing “Burung Kakak Tua”.
Year 5 students will continue writing their review on a restaurant/ café or fast food outlet and learn to sing “Potong Bebek Angsa”
Year 6s will play “Sport” Bingo and “Congklak”
Wishing everyone Happy Holidays! Selamat Hari Libur!
South Ballajura Inclusive Playgroup will return to Wednesday Mornings 9am-10.30am in Term Three. All families are welcome. For more information, contact Dee Clayden on firstname.lastname@example.org .