Newsletter 5 - 1 April 2021
On Tuesday our very excited Year 6 students boarded the bus for Camp Kerem. Over the past two days they have been involved in water games, bush walks and rock climbing. The treasure hunt allowed them to develop their team building skills, during the high ropes course the students displayed persistence and grit as they confronted their fears. The “Glow in the dark” sports night was also popular. The staff at camp are very impressed with the way the students have embraced the camp experience and opportunities and have bonded together as a group. Tomorrow they are off to Outback Splash for some water slide fun and will arrive back from camp, no doubt a little tired on Thursday afternoon. Here is a sneak preview of the camp action.
Our wonderful campus P&C held their first family games afternoon. It was great to see parents and children having fun together!
The P&C provided some information for parents about its role at the school.
Our year 6 students had a sausage sizzle to raise funds for graduation and everyone played with the "big games" on offer.
Thank you to everyone involved.
Word of the Week Production Team.
An awesome thankyou to Jordan and Jason for being the Word of the Week producers and deliverers. They are an amazing team and do a great job.
Quote “ I like to help Jordan to make WOW quicker. Jordan is my boss.” Jason
Quote “I like to show Jason what to do.” Jordan
Each of the Lunchtime performance clubs held an Easter Raffle this term. Drumming, Jump Jam and Signing Clubs used the raffle to promote attendance and commitment to the clubs during Term 1. The raffle winners were very excited about their prizes.
Prize winners for the Clubs were:
Drumming - Brianna, Jordan, Quinn and Stanley
Jump Jam – Zoe, Raphael, Quinn
Signing – Havish, Ashley, Christina
Playskills has started with a bang this year! TA5 and TA8 have enjoyed playing team games, partner games and the privilege of being the first integrated group to use the new playground at the bike track. Much laughter and fun has been had whilst new friendships have been forged.
Quotes of the Week
“You will be my friend FOREVER!” Huda to Adam when leaving Playskills.
“I love Playskills because we play with different friends and we are all different" Sonomi
Congratulations: The winning classes this term are :
TA2 with 27.3kg of plastic bottle caps
TA3 with 20kg of plastic bottle caps
It has been fantastic to visit all classes this Wednesday and collect the bottle caps and bread tags with the help of Ruby Middleton from TA 16. Between the two campuses we have collected a total of 89.55 Kg. Congratulations to TA3, the winning class for ESC with 20 Kg and to TA 2 the winning class for the mainstream campus with 27.3 Kg, with special thanks to Jacob L for contributing such a huge amout of bottle caps towards TA2's final count. Please continue to collect the items during the school holiday and bring them to school in term 2.
Whiteman Park Camp
TERM 1 2nd and 3rd HOSPITAL VISITS
The ESC Community Access Program continued with second and third visits from the Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital. So many “doctors in the house” from TA11, TA5, TA3 and EI2. Drs Elijah and Havish worked together ensuring that their hearts were still beating. The hospital playsets and floor puzzles were a very popular attraction with these teams of “doctors”. Communication was very high on the agenda with noted use of numerous PODD books and chit chat amongst all the students. Dr Axl was most vocal about his patients. Dr Kelvin stated that the toys were his favourite part of the incursion, while Dr Luan believed the best part was when the bandages came off.
Community Access Co-ordinator
Mrs Natalie Harney
Woodbridge Park Parent Picnic
Wow!! What a fantastic turnout of parents and carers to the ESC Parent Picnic at Woodbridge Park on Friday 26 March. The park had new equipment to explore since our last visit and the trees have grown to provide a wonderfully big shady seated area. It was a lovely day to celebrate the end of Term 1 Community Access for 2021.
Term 2 starts with the ESC sharing a reptile incursion from Perth Reptile Company with their Primary Integration classes in Week 3.
The ESC Community Access Program will be focused at Whiteman Park for 6 weeks during the coming term. The students will be investigating the newly revamped Environmental and Transport History Whiteman Park Educational Programs.
I have no words to express the amazing CPIers Volunteer Group. This fantastic group of ladies come in at 7.30am on Wednesday to upskill, produce and perfect their Communication Partner skills. You would not find a more dedicated group and they are the reason that South Ballajura ESC has become a true communication based school. Thankyou ladies.
Mrs Jen Quigley, Facilitator.
Chaplain’s Staff Appreciation Afternoon Tea
This Tuesday ESC staff enjoyed a well-deserved Afternoon Tea. I trust they will all be enjoying a well-deserved break, too.
Meet The Board
Hello my name is Maria, this is my first year as a school board member and I am looking forward learning all the ins and out of how a school board works. I am a dedicated mum to 4, one son in the ESC and 3 other children in both primary and high school.
I am Cuban by birth but have called Perth home for the last 19 years. I am qualified EA and I am also trained to work with Assistance Dogs and have volunteered at both Camboon and Noranda Primary Schools.
I worked in a family bakery for 10 years and some of my hobbies are dancing, sewing, DIY projects, the ocean and pottering in the garden. I am also a sports lover and diving officiator.
EPi Pen Training
Congratulation to the 31 staff members who completed both the Epi Pen on-line training and practical training last Tuesday.
Updating Student Information
If you change your contact phone numbers, address or any other information regarding your child/ren can you please inform Admin as in an emergency if we do not have the correct information we may be unable to contact you, Thank you.
Triple P Parenting
This week our term 1 STEM project- “Mission Impossible Jack” came to an end. We celebrated the solutions the students made with a special gallery walk to exhibit the creations. It was wonderful to see parents and students viewing this work. Through our STEM tasks we are aiming to build students skills in working as a team, problem solving, being creative and critical thinkers, all important skills they need for the future. Stay tuned for our term 2 challenge!
We need your help! Over the holidays please collect any recyclable materials that could be used for our term 2 STEM projects. All items brought in must be less than the size of a shoebox. We will have our big yellow bins outside the Deputies office at the start of next term
Year 3 and 5 students will sit online NAPLAN tests next term. Parents of these children should have received a flyer with further information. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to see your class teacher.
Next term we will again begin to use Class Dojo to communicate with our parents and share your child’s learning. Teachers will be able to join parents who have given consent through the online permission form, to their classes. If you are still to complete this form, please do it before term 2 starts so you can stay informed about what is happening in class and around the school. There is QR code in this newsletter if you need to complete the form.
THIRD PARTY/ONLINE PERMISSIONS- URGENT
If you have not completed the online permission form please do so by the start of term 2. Unfortunately, students who do not have online permissions will not have access to technology in term 2. Please click on the link or use the QR code to complete the form for each child you have at the school. Thanks to those parents who have already done this.
Please click here to complete your child’s permission form.
You can scan this QR code to go directly to the form.
Families with more than one child will click on the emailed link or scan the QR code for each child and complete details for each student individually.
Remember, if you have any issues or questions about the form, please see one of the Deputies or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to EI2 and TA5 for the wonderful front office wall display which has brightened up the main office wall for the past few weeks. Look out for a bright new display next term when you come into the front office.
Monday 19 April 2021
Friday 2 July 2021
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Friday 24 September 2021
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Thursday 16 December
Staff Development Days:-
- Friday 4 June 2021
- Monday 19 July 2021
- Monday 11 October 2021