Newsletter 15 -10 September 2020
It was great to see so many people in our community coming out on Friday to support the students in their athletics carnival. We all had an early start, but a special mention goes to Ms Hamid for all her efforts in the lead up to the carnival and all the hard work that she does here at South Ballajura, especially for these events. We would like to congratulate all the students who participated in an event, or cheered from their faction bays, it was such a vibrant atmosphere. It was also great to see the teachers in the spirt of the carnival and cheering their students on. Thank you to the P&C for providing food and refreshments for our community and a special thank you to Bronwyn and Cathy for once again looking after all our student’s lunches.
A huge congratulation to Timothy who was the winner of a $300 gift voucher for a new bike, kindly donated by Rita Saffioti our local member of parliament. It was great that Rita Saffioti was able to attend the event to personally present this award to Timothy.
With only a few weeks left before the mad rush to our school holidays, we have a lot of exciting events coming up. Tonight we open our doors for our 2020 school open night! Students will have a chance to share their work with their family and then enjoy a nice Sausage sizzle and cupcake with all the money raised going towards the year 6 graduation. We look forward to seeing you all tonight, however; please be mindful of 1.5 m physical distancing and abiding to the classroom limits. Each classroom will have a sign indicating how many adults can be in the room at one time. K-2 rooms will be open from 3:30pm-4:30pm and year 3-6 rooms will be open from 4:00pm-5:00pm.
On Friday the 18th we will see a select group of students participating in the interschool athletics carnival, competing against students from our surrounding primary schools. This is a huge honour and we wish them all the best. As South Ballajura primary school will be hosting this event, we would also like to remind members of the community to please abide by the 1.5 m physical distancing rule and stay in the designated bays.
Other events coming up before the end of term are; TA 28 and TA 16's assembly on Tuesday the 15th, Pizza with the Principal on the 22nd of September on the 24th of September there will be a huge surprise to celebrate our winning faction with a “mystery” faction reward…. you will have to wait and see!
So with loads to look forward to and only a couple of weeks left of school, we must not lose focus- let’s keep working hard, respecting each other and achieving our best.
Congratulations to Mrs Natasha Angelevski and her support team for the great range of opportunities to participate in and learn from on our first ever, fantastic campus Friendship Friday. Thank you to everyone who supported the day by: wearing odd socks; encouraging students to write acrostic poem entries and adding their “hands” to the impressive posters; joining with buddy classes for some great fun activities. TA16 and TA14 excelled at the ‘Friendship Mix’ production and sales. As a bonus, money raised will go towards the 2021 graduation.
Congratulations to the Acrostic Poem competition winners who received their certificates and canteen vouchers at assembly. Enjoy reading them.
Yr 1 TA 1 Shaune
Yr 2 TA 12 Tayton
Yr 3 - TA 10 Aqilah
Yr 4 – TA17 Irum
Yr5 - TA 15 Narjis
National EA Appreciation Week
Last week was a great opportunity to acknowledge the important role of our extraordinary EAs, whose hard work and dedication make a difference to students, teachers and our school community. Our EAs are vital members of our school team. Their skills and roles and many and varied and their impact of students’ learning is amazing. Hopefully they received extra “Thankyous” and enjoyed the treats & surprise gift bags.
We would like to remind parents of the importance of supervising their children’s online activity.
The Office of the eSaftey commission recommends the following Five tips to help limit your child’s exposure to harmful content online:
- Engage in your child’s online activities – ask what apps, sites and games they’re using and make sure they’re age-appropriate.
- Use parental controls on devices to help limit what your child is exposed to.
- Let them know not everything they see online is real or true. Help them understand that people are making these to get more ‘likes’ because they get paid money for the ‘likes’ they get.
- Help them report and block upsetting content they see on social media sites or apps.
- Let them know they can come to you about anything upsetting they see online, and contact Kids Helpline or Headspace.
Please note that children under 13 years of age should not sign up to social media applications (including Facebook, Tiktoc and Instagram). This is part of these applications‘ conditions of use.
Congratulations to Ethan Rose, year 6 for being awarded the Ballajura Community College Colin Bell Scholarship for 2021. To achieve this he demonstrated high academic skills, community involvement, a sound interview and consistent school work. Well done Ethan, we are very proud of you!
Also congratulated are Aalyah, year 3 for winning first place and Sara Year 2 for being highly commended in the Swan Environmental Art project: Clean Energy: Let’s Reduce our Impact. Again many congratulations girls!
A special thank you to Shawn at Officeworks Malaga for their generous stationary donation, this is a great support for all our learning programs.
Faction Carnival Results
Athletics Medal Winners
Year 4 Girls
Runner Up – Ava Hasler
Champion- Jenniquah Shadforth Cox
Year 4 Boys
Runner up- Justine Segundo and Aiden Kean
Champion – Alwyn Anderson
Year 5 Girls
Runner up – Joanna Nguyen
Champion – Whitney Quach
Year 5 Boys
Runner Up- Jonathon Oyoo
Champion – Kanato Etheridge
Year 6 girls
Runner up – Alessa Genelza
Champion – Eyerus Zegeye
Year 6 Boys
Runner up – Levi Foote
Champion – Sajjad Bearmon
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.
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!
Families Who Are Leaving in 2021
Planning is well underway for the 2021 school year. If you are leaving the Primary or ESC school (NOT Year 6 students), please complete the slip below or phone the Primary School office on 9207 0100 or the ESC on 9207 0150 and let us know. This will assist us in organising staff and classes for 2021. Please note that the Department of Education requires a nominated date in term one of return for students returning after 1 February 2021 in order for the school to be able to access funding.
Learning a language strengthens the area of the brain which is responsible for memory, speech and sensory perception – Dept. of Education WA
The students are working well and achieving further understanding of the systems of the Indonesian language.
Year 3 students are creating a book about ‘A friend’ in which they will be writing some details about their friend. They will also meet an Indonesian girl named Fenty and learn all about her through a video.
Year 4 students have looked at our school plan and named some of the buildings around the school. They will continue with learning to describe things they do at school.
Year 5 students have started learning about various types of transport in Australia and Indonesia from ‘Ketawa Term 3.’ They will be able to communicate saying how they come to school.
Year 6 students are working on activities learning to name various things children like to do and communicating things they like doing.
Selamat belajar! Happy learning!