Newsletter 21 - 17 December 2020
We would like to thank everyone involved in Year 6 Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday. This was a fabulous event with the students, parents and staff being able farewell our Year 6 students in style. We would like to thank the P&C and other award donors for their generosity in enabling us to recognise the achievements of our students.
We would like to thank everyone in the school community for your support in 2020. It has certainly been a busy year for all of us at South Ballajura; a year like no other. We have adapted, adjusted to and accepted the challenges of a world-wide pandemic which has meant a very different year for us all.
Through it all it has been important not to look at this as a deficit but importantly it showed how great we are at making things work and that it is about how we approach challenges that will determine the outcome
As a group we are proud of the way the school community has faced challenges and overcome them to enjoy a fulfilling year.
We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the dedication and expertise everyone who has worked so hard to ensure the students have been provided with the best opportunities possible to thrive through the year and participate in the high quality experiences which have been made available to them.
We wish everyone well for the festive season and look forward to working together with you for the education of the students at South Ballajura in 2021.
ALL Students return on
Monday 1st February 2021
At the end of this year, we have a number of staff who will be leaving our campus. Mr Buckner, Pak B, will be moving on from South Ballajura next year.
We all join together in wishing Mr Buckner all the best in his future endeavours.
Whilst we are also saddened to farewell three terrific part time ESC teachers, we do wish them all the best for their new adventures.
Ms M Sherrard, has taught all year levels over the past 4 years, including Kindy this year, so will be missed by staff & students across the school. She will be a classroom teacher at Castlereagh School working with students with complex High Needs.
Mrs N Angelevski returned to SBESC after an epic 10 year break with her 5 children. She embraced the Community Access Co-ordinator role and did an amazing job given the unusual COVID -19 circumstances & restrictions. Next year she will be assisting with her husband`s business & co-ordinating a 5 children household!
Mrs D Clayden, has been co-ordinating the successful Campus Inclusive Playgroup as a volunteer, as well as being a dedicated relief & contract teacher for Ed Support. ESC are particularly appreciative of her wonderfully creative Monday art sessions. As a lifelong learner, she will be a PhD student whilst lecturing at ECU.
SBES are delighted to welcome three experienced teachers to the SBESC team. Ms R Earl will be an additional Year 1/2 class teacher in TA3. Mrs N Clark will be the new Kindy teacher, and & Ms A Keppel will be staying at South Ballajura, taking Art for both schools, as well as Community Access on Fridays.
PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL
YEAR 6 GRADUATION CEREMONY
The Campus farewelled the Year 6 class of 2020 in ceremonial splendour. The students are excited to begin high school next year. Twenty- six students got a special mention in honour of their outstanding efforts across a variety of learning area. The students also got to enjoy some fabulous cupcakes before leaving the school for fun and games at Latitude and a wonderful Lunch at AQWA, Hillary’s.
We wish all the graduands a great start in Year 7 and hope to follow their positive progress in coming years.
Congratulations Class of 2020.
This Wednesday two of our Year 6 students got some extra special awards from the community.
Ethan R was awarded a high school scholarship that sees most of his educational expenses paid for at the BALLAJURA Community College.
Blaine H was also the Lucky recipient of the Rotary Community Youth Award in recognition of his efforts to engage with all students and staff in a caring and supportive manner.
Congratulations Ethan and Blaine.
Our Year 6 students attended the much anticipated Kerem Adventure Camp in Week 8. It has been a fabulous experience to finish Term 4 and their time at South Ballajura. Integrated sessions provided all participants with truly amazing opportunities and memorable moments. Every day was full of activities ranging from High Rope Climbing, Laser Tag, disc golf and colour war. The last day students enjoyed a great session at the ‘Outback Splash’. Students and staff were also well fed by the Camp Keram dining crew. Would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for preparing the students and the following staff for their time and dedication at the camp – Mrs Merrington, Mrs Underwood, Mr Donegan and Mr Vitulano.
PRE-ORDERED COLLECTION SERVICE
Orders that were left with the school office prior to the cut off on 4/12/20 will be available for collection on:
Wednesday 27th January 2021
2pm to 3.30pm
School collection day
- Eftpos and cash facilities available for payment on the day.
- Paid Orders will be left at school if not collected on school collection day.
- Unpaid Orders will be returned to either our Malaga OR Willetton Retail Service Centre.
If you choose the home delivery option, your order will be dispatched 15th January 2021. The $8.00 fee found at the end of your list only applies to Home Delivery orders which were placed on or before the cut-off date of Friday 4th December 2020.
Orders can still be placed past the cut-off date but a late fee of up to $17.50 will be charged.
Please Order Online at www.campion.com.au using "2PJ6" as your code or "While You Wait" collection service.
Orders can still be placed online after your school's cut-off date, however these are considered late orders and may incur additional charges. Delivery of these orders cannot be guaranteed prior to the commencement of the school year.
'While You Wait' collection service
(Malaga or Willetton) Please note long delays can be experienced in the two weeks prior to the commencement of the school year and availability of all stock lines cannot be guaranteed at this time. All back ordered items will be posted and a delivery fee will apply.
2021 SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAYS
- Thursday 28 January 2021
- Friday 29 January 2021
- Friday 4 June 2021
- Monday 19 July 2021
- Monday 11 October 2021
- Friday 17 December 2021
EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE
- Thursday 28 January 2021
- Friday 29 January 2021
- Friday 23 April 2021
- Friday 4 June 2021
- Monday 11 October 2021
- Friday 17 December 2021
PUPIL FREE - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON THESE DAYS
SWAN ENVIRONMENTAL ART PROJECT
This year a number of our students participated in the Swan Environmental Art Project.
Aaliyah was a winner and her artwork will be on display on the corner of Great Eastern Highway and Keane Street in Midland for the next 6 months along with the work of students from other schools. In addition Sarah received a Highly Commended award.
NOONGAR ARTWORK CANVASSES FOR TEACHING BLOCKS
Over this term, one of our mums, Bianca, has been undertaking some art works with the students. The staff chose elements of the local environment, we investigated and researched the correct Noongar names and then Bianca came in and designed and painted the canvasses. The canvasses will represent each of our teaching blocks.
Thank you everyone for all your support and understanding during the year. It has been challenging but we survived.
Here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Selamat Hari Natal dan Tahun Baru!
Happy Holidays! Stay Safe. See you all in the new year.
ESC CHRISTMAS CONCERT
What a special day! Our amazing group of Centre performers were outstanding at our end of year Xmas Concert. All students showcased their talents today and shone like superstars. All the rehearsals throughout the year came together in the most spectacular Christmas concert we have ever done.
A huge thankyou to all the staff and parents that came in especially for today’s concert and a bigger thankyou to the staff that have dedicated their time and efforts for today. From the ESC Campus we wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Bring on 2021.
It was an unforgettable Tuesday morning when we celebrated the Year 6 Graduation Ceremony! Congratulations to the graduating classes and the students who received awards for your many efforts and achievements. The students continued to celebrate the day with their staff at a fun session at ‘Latitude’ and a great lunch at AQWA. Money was raised during the year for the graduation and it was worth it. Year 6 students were supported throughout the year by our dedicated staff, thank you. A special appreciation is extended to Ms Ngatia for the meticulous planning and organisation to make this day very special.
The ESC had their transition morning on Tuesday 8th December. It was a warm welcome for all of the new students for next year, as well as two new teachers, Ms R Earl and Ms N Clark. All of the students attended their 2021 classes, so that they could start to get to know the staff they will be working with, as well as complete some fun activities with their peers they will be sharing their learning journey with in the new year.
It was great to see some new faces in our classes, and meet and greet some new families joining our South Ballajura ESC community.
ESC WATER FUN DAY
The ESC Community Access Program for 2020 came to very soggy end. The students and staff indulged in water play activities Friday 4 December. A very common comment from the students during all the class sessions was, “Mrs Harney, this is fun!!”, and their smiles and squeals of laughter certainly demonstrated that.
SPECIAL CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY PRESENTS
Sadly, the Special Children’s Christmas Party was unable to be held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions but the sponsors were still very generous and donated the gifts for the children, distributed from school on Thursday 10 December.
We would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to the following businesses.
- OSH Club – Samantha Wallace – Suite 2, Level 1, 1183 Toorak Road, Camberwell North Vic, 3124
- J. MacCormick Property Group – Malcom MacCormick- Ground Floor 200 Adelaide Tce, Perth, WA 6000
- Australian Civil Haulage-Laurie Cassisi-Unit20/28 Belmont Ave, Belmont, WA 6104
- Monford – Brianna Criddle- 7 Coulsen Way, Canning Vale, WA 6155
- Cape Bouvard Investments – Ralph Sarich – Locked Bag 21, Cloister Square, WA 6850
- Domino’s Pizza – Justin Munro – 333 Eighty Road Baldivis, WA 6171
- Headset’Era – Mai Nguyen- 11 Mulligan Drive, Greenwood, WA 6024
- Pacific Hoists – Neil Houston – 8 Monash Gate, Jandakot, WA 6164
- Raw Hire – Lisa Clarke – 8 Carney Road, Welshpool, WA 6106
It would be wonderful if parents could contact some of these businesses to say a huge thank you from your child.
The SBESC Board is delighted to acknowledge Mrs Jenny Quigley.
She goes the extra mile to upskill staff and being a lifelong learner and mentor get the best outcomes for all students. Designing and coordinating Playskills, CAMPers, CPIers, Lego Therapy/Robotics, Signing Club, videos, digital records and the list goes on! She makes a BIG difference.
At the final Board meeting the Board approved the 2021 School Development Days, are attached below to assist your family’s forward planning.
We also looked at the data in Draft 2020 Annual Report, and discussed resulting priorities for the next 3-year Business Plan.
The Board is a cohesive team and it is wonderful that all members will be continuing for 2021. Special thanks to Debbie Schotte, our new 2020 Board chair.
DISTANCE LEARNING READINESS
The Education Department has advised that all schools should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak and resulting school closure, for a period of time.
To ensure that we can maintain contact with you should this situation arise, please ensure that your phone and email address contact details are current.
You can email changes/updates to the SBESC general email: email@example.com
Campus Collection Competition
The two winning classes for Term 4 are EI 2 and TA 7.
Congratulations to the winning classes and a big thank you to all staff, parents and students who have contributed to this cause. Even a little amount of recycling material would make a difference to our environment.
Please continue to collect bottle caps smaller than 5 cm and bread tags, and bring them to school in 2021. Have a safe and enjoyable break everyone and a Happy New Year!