Newsletter 3 - 10 March 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
Wow! How time flies when we're having fun! This term has flown by and I can't believe we are well and truely past the half way mark of Term 1. All the students have been working hard since the beginning of the year and it has been pleasing to see wonderful things happen around our campus admist the trying COVID times we are facing. As a campus we have successfully run our first online assembly last week and staff and students have displayed confidence and persistant using technology to get the job done. Well done to all!
I am very excited to announce that Mrs. Lennox, our principal, is expected to return from leave by the end of the week and we are looking forward to working together for the remainder of the year whilst I'll will be returning to my Deputy Principal position here on Campus. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff and parents for their support the last six weeks whilst acting as principal. We have all worked seamlessly as a Campus team to achieve the best for all our students, because "Together Everyone Achieves More"
Congratulations to TA9 who hosted our very first online assembly. They sang a song that had a wonderful message about being a rock star and being the best you can be. WE think you are all rock stars!
Thank you TA 9 for also presenting a report in regards to your Indonesian classes and all of the councillors that helped us to deliver the merit certificates.
Merit award recipients on the 4 March 2022
Congratulations to the following award winners. Keep pushing yourselves to succeed in all you do.
TA1: Maddison and Hamza
TA 2: Ava and Summer
TA 5: Kiden
TA 7: Jude and Daniel
TA 8: Sonomi
TA 9: Kelly
TA10: Neveah and Lani
TA12: Desmond and Shyuab
TA13: Mackenzie and Henry
TA15: Shontai and Yella
TA18: Uriel and Proud
TA19: Syrus and Nada
On Friday 4 March, South Ballajura Campus held their first online assembly. Congratulations to our worthy recipients Zain TA11 and Kiden TA5.
Community Access Hospital Visit
The ESC Community Access Program has started with visits from the Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital. So many “doctors in the house” from TA11. Patient Zain had his temperature taken to ensure all is well. Patient Vansh needed wheelchair support. Drs Gerald and Karrarali worked together ensuring that their hearts and Ms Phun’s were still beating correctly. The hospital playsets and floor puzzles were a very popular attraction with the teams of “doctors”.
Community Access Co-ordinator
Mrs Natalie Harney
Australian Animals in TA17
In TA17 we have been learning about Australian animals and how they feature as characters in Australian stories. Last week, we read the story "Little Wallaby's Big Adventure" and then constructed our own Mother and Little Wallaby characters.
Using our artwork characters and some Australian animal puppets, we all sat under the shade of a big tree, retold the story and discussed the different habitats in which these animals live.
"Jump high, wobbly!" - Raphael
"Back in mum's pouch. I like my wallaby art" - Quinn
"It's fun to play out the story" - Adam
Tree of Success -TA5
With the unusual start to the year in TA5, we decided to focus on what we have achieved, and what we can achieve. We constructed a “Tree of Success” as a classroom display and students wrote on the leaves things that they have achieved because they worked hard. We plan to add more leaves to the tree during the year to reflect our ongoing achievements.
Chatterbox with Miss Capelli
Its is helpful to focus us on teaching and using “core words” when helping younger students develop their language. Examples of core words include doing words,
describing words and location words.
Over the next few weeks, it may be helpful to focus less on labelling objects with our early communicators and more on using words like “want”, “go”, “see”, “put”, “more”, “different”, “up”, “down”, “in”, “out”.
This week we have been discussing the term “ Persistence”. Persistence is when we are working on a task until it is finished, no matter how hard it is or how long it takes.
Please discuss this with your child. How do you deal with a task when it is too hard? Share your stories with your child. Ask them how they deal with a task when it’s too hard.
Keep trying and never give up!
From Mr Donegan and the “You Can Do It” Crew.
Masks & Pick ups
Thank you to all families who continue to wear masks on the school site. If you need to pick your child up early from school, we kindly request that you come to the office to sign them out. We will then arrange for the student to be bought to the office. This is to limit the amount of visitors moving around our school site.
Whilst we realise that parking around the school can be troublesome at pick up and drop off time we do request that all parents support each other by showing courtesy and not double parking or parking on neighbouring properties. There is additional parking at the back of the school.
Your P&C needs you!
NO P&C = NO CANTEEN
The P&C AGM was held via Microsoft Teams video call on Thursday 17th Feb. We voted on the four office-bearer and three executive-committee member positions.
We now have the following roles filled:
PRESIDENT = ??? .
VICE PRESIDENT = Kerryn Mills
SECRETARY = Alice Huynh
TREASURER = Danielle Wroblewski
EXECUTIVE MEMBERS =
- Annette Hopkinson
- Ameenah Adam-Parker (who is also our Fundraising Co-ordinator – thanks Ameenah!)
We also have a couple of other general members.
To be allowed to run a P&C we MUST have the President role and one more Executive member role filled.
**Without a P&C the canteen will have to close**
Please consider nominating for one of these positions or joining as a member. We would love to have many people involved!
Please contact us on email firstname.lastname@example.org or via the P&C Facebook page or call Alice on 0414 722 895 for more information.
We will schedule in another meeting to vote people in at a time that suits.
If you have a child or grandchild at the school or are connected to the school community in some other way, we'd love to have you involved! Please get in touch!
From the 2022 P&C committee members.
South Ballajura Primary School
In these uncertain and unpredictable times, it is essential that the school is able to contact you and keep you updated with important or urgent messages. We will contact you through a number of mediums, including Class Dojo, school website, school app or the school messaging service. We ask that you connect with our communication platforms as soon as possible so you don't miss out on important information. Thanks for your cooperation with this matter. If you need assistance with any of these, please call the school or send an email.
Class teachers will be sending requests to join their Class Dojo, please take the time to get this app and stay connected with your child's teacher. The website also has a link to get you connected to Class Dojo.
South Ballajura Education Support Centre
At South Ballajura Education Support Centre we will be communitating through two main platforms, which will be email and Seesaw for those classes that have it set up.
We are currently in the process of setting up a sms notification system and will introduce this system to all parents once finalised.