Newsletter #4 - North Beach Primary School

North Beach Primary School
In this Issue…..
Swimming Carnival Results
School Board News
Sport News
French News
Reminders …..
Interschool Swimming
Carnival Tuesday
31st March
Yesterday was our House Swimming Carnival and
students from Years 3 to 6 travelled to the Claremont
Pool to compete for their respective faction house. The
competition was again held in great spirit, with an
emphasis on participation and fun, while still
encouraging keen competition. The weather was kind
to us and the children had a wonderful day, especially
when they were competing in either novelty or
championship events. The Interschool Swimming Carnival, against West Leederville and
Marmion PS is scheduled for the last
week of term, on Tuesday March 31st
and should be a very keenly contested
The results of the overall carnival and
individual champions are listed below.
Overall result: 1st Waterman with
640pts, 2nd Hamersley with 557pts
and 3rd Lennard with 533pts
Congratulations to WATERMAN.
Age Champions
Runner up
Year 3 Boy
Mack Pearce
Finn Tessler
Year 3 Girl
Zali Bubb
Mia Pellizzon
Year 4 Boy
Sebastian Pellizzon
Joshua Fletcher
Year 4 Girl
Katrina Ailakis
Amelia Evelegh
Year 5 Boy
Kai Marchetto
Tal Arbel & Aidan Gardner
Year 5 Girl
Mikaela Innocent
Femke Negus
Year 6 Boy
Bill Corderoy
Joshua Blundell-Williams
Year 6 Girl
Alexis Elliott
Olivia De Longis
Congratulations to these students and every student who participated and displayed
terrific sportsmanship.
Disco, Wednesday,
1st April.
Free Dress Day
Thursday, 2nd April
School Holidays
Start Friday 3 April and
students return
Tuesday, 21 April.
Issue 4
20th March 2015
The North Beach School Board met for the first time for 2015 this week. Our first order
of business was to thank our departing members and to welcome the new members to
the Board. A huge thank you to Brett Hazelden and Shelley Curry for their contribution
and a warm welcome to Charlotte Ellery, Julie Dunmore and Lincoln Barrett who are our
new members. The Board plays a vital role in helping to set the direction of the school,
reviewing school performance and endorsing the school’s finances. It is an important
part of the school’s accountability and self review processes. I thank all Board members
for being so generous with their time and expertise
Intraschool Cricket
On Friday March 6th Years Five and Six completed in an Intraschool Cricket Carnival over at Charles Riley Oval. We were
put into ten teams of eight players and then played two other teams. We would like to thank the parents and coaches
from the WACA on behalf of North Beach Primary School.
Ryan Gault and Lexie Elliott
Both of our Pre Primary classes, as well as all Year Two and Three classes
were lucky enough to be involved in Modcrosse (modified Lacrosse)
sessions on Tuesday. Modified sticks and balls are used in Modcrosse and
the children pass and catch the ball until they get close enough to score a
Miss Young's Year Two class are seen here with Seamus from the WA
Lacrosse Association.
Interested students can play during the winter season with the Wanneroo
Lacrosse Club.
Girls Footy
Most of our Year Four to Six students were involved in some fun footy
activities on Tuesday afternoon with three players from the Freo Dockers.
The main purpose of the visit was to encourage as many Year Four to Six
girls as possible to sign up for next term's Friday afternoon GIRLS ONLY
footy comp!
Tendai Mzungu, Lachie Weller and Michael Apeness had to battle with
quite a few West Coast Eagles supporters, but they did end up winning
the respect of all of the kids who were involved. Leave your Term Two
Friday afternoons free girls. You never know, you may be able to meet
some Eagles players next time!
On Tuesday Room 8 went to Gymbus. First we had to take our shoes
off. Then we got in our groups. Craig set the timer so we could go
upstairs or downstairs.
By Lily
Yesterday I went on the Gymbus. First of all I went upstairs and Craig
told us what you had to do. You had to climb on the monkey bars,
roll down on a soft mat and we went in the tunnels. I felt very happy.
It was the best day of my life.
By Aston
On Tuesday we went to the Gymbus! Before we could go on we had
to take our shoes off. Then we found out our groups and climbed up
to the level we are on and if you are on the bottom level you just
walk on the Gymbus. When the music starts to play, we can start to
By Wayve
The North Coast Raiders Hockey Club will be conducting clinics with our Year 1-3 students over the next two weeks.
Hockey is a great game that can be played from any age. We have some senior students who have been representatives
of regional teams and who knows, they could go on to one day playing for Australia in the Olympic Games!
If you are interested in joining up with The Raiders, go onto their website to find out more details.
Every Wednesday at lunchtime from 12.30pm until 1.00pm four
tennis nets together with balls and racquets are put up by our Sports
Group and helpers. Students play for 15 minutes then swap around
to allow for a new set of tennis players. The school has junior
racquets plus smaller sized racquets for Years 1 and 2. There are no
more than four players per court and this activity is supervised by Mr
Hughes who is a qualified tennis coach. The interest level seems very
high at the moment so let's hope this continues.
Happy “tennissing!” Monsieur Hughes
Over the last two weeks we have been “buzzing” our way through
the board game, “Bonnes Vacances.” Years Three to Six were
divided into groups of four: bleu, (blue) orange, vert (green) and
violet (purple). Individual questions were asked and if answered
correctly, points gained for their team.
The students found this activity fun and enjoyable. It also showed
me how much the children knew from the French text of words,
phrases, sentences and also their translation skill and
pronunciation of French text. Looking forward to the next two
weeks where we will be covering Joyeuses Paques (Happy Easter).
Merci beaucoup.
Instituteur de francais M. Hughes
To commemorate the Centenary of the Gallipoli landings, we will be conducting a special Anzac Day Assembly on
Friday 24th April. As always, special guests and each class lay wreaths of flowers as a sign of
respect. We are asking for any parent volunteers, who would kindly give up their time on
Thursday 23rd April from 1pm-3pm to help arrange wreaths for our ceremony. If you are
interested could you please notify the ladies at reception. Please bring along a pair of
gardening gloves and secateurs. If you have any flowers or green shrubbery could you
please bring it in on Thursday 23rd April. Thank you once again for supporting this very
special occasion.
We are creating an ANZAC Display for the front office and would love you to bring a black and white photo of
anyone in your family who has or is serving in the Military. Please drop them to the front
office with your name on the back and we will return them safely. We are also going to
display handmade poppies, so over the holidays if you would like to get creative and make
some poppies we look forward to adding them to our collection. If you need inspiration,
check out this website.
FREE DRESS DAY—Thursday 2nd April
Please bring a gold coin donation to raise money for communities in Vanuatu
that have been badly affected by Cyclone Pam. Come dressed all in one colour!
Eg: all blue, all red, all green.
SCHOOL DISCO—Wednesday 1st April
The School Disco will be held on Wednesday 1st April. It will be held at the church across the road
from the school. The theme is Black and White. The cost will be $7 for juniors (PP to Year 3) and
$9 for seniors (Year 4 to Year 6). The times for the Junior Disco will be 5.00pm—6.15 pm and the
Senior Disco is 6.30pm—8.15pm. Drinks and food will be available to buy.
School Holiday Fun on the Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is running two events for the kids these April school holidays, Camp Cooking for Kids and Dr Dolittle Goes
Bush. These hands-on events are a great way to get your kids amongst nature and away from the X-Box and PlayStation. Experienced guides will
keep the kids occupied while parents or grandparents can sit back and enjoy just being in the outdoors. Both events include a short walk on the
Bibbulmun Track.
Make sure you book in early, as these events sell out fast!
All booking can be made online at or call
(08) 9481 0551.
Camp Cooking for Kids
When: Tuesday 14 April 2015 – session a) 9:30am to 12:30pm or session b) 12.30pm to 3.30pmSchool Holiday Fun! Enjoy a 4km return walk to a
typical Bibbulmun Track campsite where kids learn to make things like damper and pizza and get to eat their creations. The kids will love this
hands-on camp cooking experience! 1 hour. from Perth. Choose from two sessions. Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years.
Session A:
Session B:
Includes ingredients for cooking and experienced guides. Just bring refreshments, snacks for kids and lunch for adults. Max two kids per adult.
Dr Dolittle Goes Bush
When: Saturday 18 April 2015 at 3:30pm to 6:00pm. A 2 km return stroll on the Bibbulmun Track for children (5-12yrs) to a typical campsite to
see and learn about our native animals from the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Watch their
faces light up as they interact and learn about our native animals.
Interested in fun school holiday activities that encourage creativity, discovery and exploration? Nearer to Nature is running a range of fun, hands on,
nature based activities from Trigg beach, Star Swamp and Yanchep National
Discover some interesting facts about the marine world, meet some feathered
friends and find out about their habits, explore an adventure cave, or learn how
best to camouflage to survive in the bush!
Check out the N2N calendar on to find out what is
happening when and where! Bookings essential call:
20th March 3.45-5.00pm
North Beach Tennis Club
North Beach 6020
[email protected]
$5.00 per child
Kay-Leigh 0451 169 837 or Rob
0424 618 590
Please help spread the word for a great
community event happening this Sunday
March 22nd at City Beach.
The Sunshine Beach run is a unique fun run on
the sand of City Beach – 1, 3 or 5km.
Raising much needed funds for sids and kids.
Easy to register on
It would be a great event for kids and families
to get involved with.
Piano Teaching
Ellen O’Brien
0451 110 869
For tuition for beginners and intermediate players of all ages.
7-10 April
Charles Riley Reserve , North Beach
Cost $55 per player for 4 days
For more information contact ITF:
0413 303 652
[email protected]
75 North Beach Road, NORTH BEACH WA 6020 Ph: 9447 1249 Fax: 9447 0072
[email protected]