Newsletter 18 - 18 November 2021
While we only have a month of school left for 2021, and many people may be planning summer holidays and festive celebrations, at school, we continue to ensure teaching and learning is paramount, each and every day. As such, regular and punctual school attendance, positive student behaviour and student engagement in classes, are all part of ending the school year on a positive note.
Please ensure children arrive at school prior to 8.50am each morning. With the siren sounding at 8.50am, learning begins in classrooms from that time. Students arriving after 8.50am miss that opportunity to feel included and settled for the start of the school day.
At last week’s assembly and again at this week’s assembly; all deputy principals and Mrs Lennox and I spoke about the need to ensure we respect ourselves and each other, that is, demonstrating ‘Mutual Respect’. I have also had an additional conversation with the Year 5 and 6 primary school students, challenging them to be in control of their own behaviour, ensuring they are setting an example for the younger students, by being positive role models. I hope we can all try and remember to be respectful and have a positive final month of primary school for 2021.
2022 Prefects and Faction Captains
Congratulations to our 2022 Student leaders who were announced and presented with their badges at this Tuesday’s Assembly. The new student leaders will shadow the current Prefect and Faction Captains for the next few weeks, learning their roles and responsibilities in preparation for the new school year.
I would also like to acknowledge all the students who nominated in the process and were unsuccessful. Nominating yourself and ‘putting yourself out there’ can be a huge step for some people. Thank you for nominating and I encourage you to continue to be vulnerable and put your hand up!
Thanks to Mr Sutton-Smith and the Year 5s for their amusing poem about Aliens at last week’s assembly. As I said at the assembly, I have been called lots of things in my life, but never an Alien!
We all appreciated you humour kids.
Thank you to our Year 2s from Mrs Doyle and Mrs MacLeevernan’s class who have been learning about Connections to People and places in Geography. I loved their song, “We Are a Family”, it certain made us all think and reflect of belonging to our own families.
Education Support Centre Public School Review
Our Education Support Centre competed their first Public School Review last Tuesday. I know the preparation and work Mrs Lennox and her team have put into the school review process, and I wish to congratulate them on the successful school review. They can now ‘relax’ for three years until their next review, while taking on board recommendations and appreciating the reviewers’ commendations.
Mrs James – Long Service leave
I would like to take the is opportunity to thank Mrs James for her commitment and hard work throughout 2021, as readies herself for some long service leave for the remainder of the school year. Don’t panic! She will be back in 2022, but in the mean time we all wish her the best for a relaxing 10-week holiday!
Our Year 4 / 5 students in TA19 will have familiar face supporting them to the end of the year, with Mrs Bartoli teaching the students.
Many thanks to Rita Saffioti MLA for West Swan
Who recently visited South Ballajura Campus to present the winning students with their Bike Vouchers. The vouchers were part of a fundraiser for the P & C, from term 3. The ESC also were presented with a voucher to purchase a new trike for their bike track.
Our huge thanks to our “Santa” Minister, Ms Rita Saffioti, who visited to present Xavier (TA 5) with a framed copy of his winning Christmas card entry and a gift voucher. A very surprised and delighted Xavier was beaming with his proud mum there to congratulate him last Friday.
Congratulations to everyone enjoyed their 'Pizza with the Principal's' reward at lunchtime on Tuesday.
This week you will receive the 2022 BOOKLISTS.
For Home Delivery or Pre Paid School Collection Service
Please Order Online at www.campion.com.au
using "6YT7" as your code by Friday 3rd December 2021
OR if you wish to pay on the day of the School Collection
Return this list to the School prior to the above Return Date.
Home Delivery orders can be placed online past the "Return Date" but it may incur at late fee.
You can purchase the materials online through Campion for delivery to home or school in 2022. Online orders close 3 December 2022 . You may also wish to purchase from the Campion shop in Malaga or from another supplier .
School Collection - Tuesday 25 January 2022 - 2pm to 3.30pm
Please advise us if your child/ren in Kindy to Year 5 are leaving at the end of the 2021 school year, by advising the school office in writing as soon as possible.
This is vital for 2022 school planning.
In Term Swimming for Pre-primary & Year 1
Swimming lessons for these Pre-primary and Year 1 end tomorrow.
PP1, PP2, TA01, TA02
End of Year ESC Parent Picnic
26 November 2021
We are excited to have the Parent Picnic and Colour Fun Run happening on the same day!
To make it easy for everyone attend, the Parent Picnic has been changed from Pia’s Playground Whiteman Park, as previously advertised in the ESC Snippets of the SBPS Newsletter, to the ESC Bike Track. Come and explore the new play equipment with your child/children.
EI1 Grandparents Morning Tea
Great gathering for our kindy families- thank you for support throughout the year.
I just had to check out the great sound rising from Block 2 last week. Well done drummers! Mrs Lennox
P&C Thank you
Chatterbox Time with Miss Capelli
Thinking aloud and narrating what you or your child is doing is a helpful way of supporting language development. An example of this is “I see a big truck. It is yellow and green. I wonder where the truck is going?”.
This strategy helps children hear short simple sentences. You can include more information to help teach new concepts e.g. colours, size, shape, feel or “wh” words such as who, what, when, where and why
The following P&C Events have been planned for Term 4.
- P&C Colour Run Friday 26 November 2021
- P&C Movie Night Friday 10 December 2021
We look forward to these exciting P&C events.
P&C Colour Run Friday 26 November 2021
LET’S GET EXCITED!!!
Our first ever Colour Fun Run - Friday 26th November, 1.30pm-2.30pm.
Parents and Spectators welcome.
PARTICIPATION is $5 per child or collect sponsors to help us reach our fundraising goal.
Ask family, friends, neighbours and co-workers to sponsor your child.
Every $5 collected earns a ticket in the Colour Prize Draw.
WHAT TO WEAR: Hat, runners, glasses/goggles, a shirt you don’t mind being coloured.
Tip: a white shirt works best, that’s what a colour run is all about after all!!!
WIN A $300 VOUCHER FROM MALAGA CYCLES
Do you think you will be our schools’ highest fundraiser???
Thanks to the generous donation from Rita Saffioti MLA, the student who raises the most money will receive this amazing prize.
Get ready for a blast of colour, fun and togetherness.
Thank you in advance for your support and sponsorship.
P&C Fundraising Team
P&C Movie Night Friday 10 December 2021
Buy a Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Malaga on Saturday 20 November to Support our Year 5's fundraising for Camp next year!
Head down to Bunnings Malaga on Saturday 20 November and buy a sausage sizzle and drink to support our Year 5 students raising money for camp next year.
Have your say - Ballajura Intergenerational Playspace
If you love your Ballajura community, the City of Swan wants to hear from you.
The City is seeking to understand your desire for an Intergenerational Playspace at the Oxleigh Drive Public Open Space, corner Illawarra Crescent South and Cassowary Drive in Ballajura. An intergenerational playspace is a place that may bring together younger and older generations.
The City currently does not have a confirmed budget for these works, but should it be deemed a priority by you, we plan to seek grant funding. We will also seek to understand your preferred design and some concepts are included in this article.
Once the City has concluded this consultation period, staff will review all received feedback, revise the design as required and communicate this information to the community before submitting the report findings to council for further direction.
While the in-person consultation sessions are now closed, you can still give feedback online until November 24. To have your say, visit www.swan.wa.gov.au/haveyoursay and search for this project under Community Consultations.
Greta Jasiak Coordinator Corporate Communications
Marketing and Public Relations