Newsletter 19 - 19 November 2020
What a busy fortnight it has been at South Ballajura!
On Tuesday 10 November, the Campus celebrated NAIDOC week with a wonderful assembly hosted by the Year 1’s in TA1 and TA2. The theme was inclusivity, with all the colours of the crayon box helping to make our world the wonderful, colourful place it is! At the assembly we were treated to a wonderful Smoking Ceremony and Welcome performed by Len Yarren from the Wadjak Community Centre and a talk about thinking big and working hard from Lewis Jetta from the West Coast Eagles and his father Peter. Finally we were treated to a wonderful cultural performance by Ash Penfold, Jayden Boundry, Dylan Stack and Antoine Ware-Garlett . This was a wonderful way for us to recognise NAIDOC and celebrate indigenous culture.
Please remain vigilant as borders open up. Outbreaks have already started in Adelaide, the other safe city & state. We want South Ballajura campus to remain open, so it is up to our whole community to maintain frequent, thorough hand washing & 1.5 m social distancing both at school & when family members are out & about at shops, events, social gatherings or sports & clubs. The Department of Education has in its Focus 2021 plan for schools to be ready to pivot from face to face teaching to distance learning mode, so we need to be aware that the risk is real and long term.Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe.
2021 School Prefects
This year we had an overwhelming response of Year 5 students applying to be our 2021 prefects. We were extremely proud at the way the students delivered their speeches and the dedication and care they showed towards other students at South Ballajura.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the following students as our 2021 school prefects.
- Bryson S
- Trey O
- Verity H
- Mahlee M
- Tyler C
Congratulations everyone and we look forward to our Faction captain speeches on Friday 27 November.
On Tuesday 17 November, the Year 6 students continued their work with the City of Swan. We are looking at ideas to improve our local parks and bring our community together. If you have any suggests please let us know.
As we are moving toward the end of the year, we have a few reminders:
- Booklist's are due Friday 4 December 2020.
- Year 6 Camp, forms and payment are due this Friday 20 November 2020.
- Primary School Kindy orientation packs not picked up from orientation are available to be collected from the school office.
SBESC have a School Development Day on
Monday 30 November
This week we received the fantastic news that our Jump Jam team placed first overall in the Jump Jam Challenge Year 4-6 competition! We congratulate them for this amazing achievement! This year the competition was virtual so schools across the state filmed their dances for the West Australian Jump Jam Online Championships. The South Ballajura Jump Jammers have been training for this competition since Week 9 of Term 2. The girls are to be commended on their commitment and dedication to the twice weekly training sessions. Their persistence certainly paid off! The girls all have enjoyed this experience and had fun learning the routines and staying active at the same time.
South Ballajura has entered this competition for a number of years and this is our first ever FIRST PLACE! The team also was awarded with the following awards;
- Merit Award in Costumes
- Excellence Award in Creativity
- Excellence Award in Presentation
- Excellence in Technical Execution and
- Excellence in Film & Sound.
Our school community is very proud of their accomplishments.
We extend an enormous thank you to Miss Lina Hamid who has worked very hard to prepare the team for the competition, giving up her own time to train the girls and spending countless hours preparing for the competition. She is passionate about Jump Jam and this is reflected in the results the team received. Thank you must also go to Jo Blake, one of our past parents who assisted Miss Hamid with the training. Finally, thanks to the parents of our Jump Jammers who got them to training sessions each week.
We look forward to receiving our trophy soon and perhaps even getting a sneak peak at their performance at one of our assemblies.
International Day of People with Disability
In Week 8 on Tuesday (2/12/20) South Ballajura Campus will be celebrating the International Day for Persons with Disability. This is a day we reflect and aim to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. On the day we will have a fantastic Clubs Assembly and some special activities for ESC students and their buddy classes. This year's theme is "Not all Disabilities are Visible".
This week our assembly was performed by the Year 2's from TA 12 and TA13. They sang a very current and relevant song about Covid-19 or as they referred to it, "Corona virus". They sang beautifully with actions included and provided us with some very important messages about staying safe during this worldwide pandemic. Thank you Year 2's, Mrs Doyle, Mrs MacLeevernan, Miss Davis and Miss Stone for your entertaining performance. You were superstars on the microphone too!
Learning a language enables children to analyse information and solve problems better.
The school year is quickly coming to an end and the students are getting tired and restless but we have to persevere.
Year 3 students are learning to tell the time on the hour and will continue with daily routines.
Year 4 students are continuing to learn about Indonesian Endangered animals and will be making masks and describing the animals.
Year 5s are working on activities from Language Learning Space, challenge: GUNADHARMA's GAME.
Year6s will begin activities from Language Learning Space challenge: KERIPIK SUKUN.
Happy Learning! Selamat Belajar!
WAESPAA Gala Night
Great to have 29 SBESC staff joining other WA Education Support schools in the Grand Ballroom at Crown on Friday Night. Everyone’s awesome team work and contributions to continue learning during a COVID-19 year was celebrated in style.
Some special staff recognitions for each school were also made. Congratulations to our deserving certificate recipients – Mrs Lee-anne Green, Mrs Phun Tial, Mrs Jane Green, Mrs Letty Salerno, Mrs Marianne Rowe and Ms Sam Tsakalos. Also a huge thank you to Mrs Jenny Quigley for creating our SBESC ‘PERR’ video to show.
If your child receives onsite therapy at school and they are going to be absent on their therapy day, please remember to contact their therapist to let them know that your child will not be at school on that day. Thank you
NAIDOC Week in TA17
In TA17 for NAIDOC week celebrations students looked at the dreaming story “The Rainbow Serpent”. We made puppets of all the animals in the story and made our own dreaming story told by the students. We also had the opportunity to try some Bush Bread Damper which the students enjoyed.
A huge thank you to Jason at Malaga Cycles
A huge thank you to Jason at Malaga Cycles for his generosity, support and hard work with the maintenance of the bicycles for our students.
Kids Saturday Christmas Club
The Saturday Christmas club will be held at our Kingsley community Centre; the address is:-
11a Moolanda Boulevard Kingsley.
For bookings please contact: 1800 968 754
Free RAZZAMATAZZ show
Did you get your family invitation?
Perth 2020 Live Show and Video Streaming Events
- hosted by the Lions Clubs District 201W1 (Inc. in WA)
RAZZAMATAZZ is a variety show full of hilarious physical comedy acts, and cutting-edge illusions and magic by world renowned magician, Michael Boyd. The show is 60 minutes and suitable for all ages and fun for the whole family.
SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2020 @ 11.00am
HBF Stadium – 100 Stephenson Ave, Mount Claremont, WA
Unlimited Access from Friday 11th December – Sunday 13th December 2020
*Watch with unlimited access any time during the above three-day period.
Via internet connection and a device with a screen such as a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Your invitation that was sent home last week will give you more information and explain ‘How to Book’ your tickets.
Packed with Goodness
This Wednesday 18th November before the pick-up time, 10 parents have attended the Packed with Goodness presentation, learning tips about nutritious food and how to pack a lunch box that is delicious and healthy. Nicole, the presenter is working for Cancer Council WA, organising presentations in schools to educate and help parents to make healthy food attractive to kids.
- Would you like to avoid long queues?
- Do you want your child to be in full uniform on the first day of school in 2021?
- Instead of waiting for Uniform Shop Days in late January, why not get in early and visit the Ballajura Community College Uniform Shop?
- Please remember to bring water with you if the weather is hot.
- Please be aware that due to social distancing for COVID-19 the queues may be longer than anticipated.
Uniform Shop Opening Hours Term 4, 2020
Wednesday 8.15am to 11.45am
Thursday 1.30pm to 4.45pm
Wednesday January 27 - 9.00am to 4.30pm
Thursday January 28 - 9.00am to 4.30pm
Normal hours will resume commencing Term 1, 2021:
Wednesday February 3 - 8.15am – 11.30am
Thursday February 4 – 1.30pm – 4.45pm
Payment methods available - cash, EFTPOS, VISA/Mastercard or cheque.
The Uniform Shop is located in the building next to the Main Administration Office facing Illawarra Crescent South. Parking is available in the main carpark adjacent to the Ballajura Memorial Peace Park.
VacSwim swimming lessons
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.
VacSwim in January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Not only are they a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
Your children can start as young as five years old.
Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim