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ROSSMOYNE REFLECTIONS
NEWSLETTER NO. 3
Thursday 2nd April
Virtue of the Month for April – Tolerance
Social Skills - Controlling anger - Ignoring distractions
Next Newsletter Friday April 24
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
Term concludes on Thursday with the
ensuing Easter and school holiday break
and resumes Monday 20th April—please
note the change to Monday and not
Tuesday as initially planned.
The term has been full of exciting activity
with lots of good learning happening
across the school. I have had the
opportunity walk in to every classroom
during the term and observed the
tremendous amount of excellent learning
on display. A key feature of positive
learning environments is the display of
student work so that it can be shared with
each other, with other classes and, of
course, with parents when they visit the
room. It provides the perfect opportunity
for feedback and reflection also critical to
successful learning.
year 5 and 6 students to end the term.
In addition two students attended a
special leadership forum at Willetton
Senior High hosted by local member of
parliament Dr Nahan and the Premier Mr
The P & C Association conducted two
social events for parents—a New
Parents Sundowner to welcome new
families to the school and a bowling night
with Shelley P & C to get the two
communities together. As well the P & C
has met twice for the term and committed
spending to support our iPad program,
new reading resources and our school
technology program. This is a significant
investment that will directly benefit
students across the school for which we
are extremely grateful. Significant
planning for the 50th anniversary of the
school has been completed and from
next term onwards work will begin in
earnest to make this a highly successful
and memorable event.
Barnett.
A survey will be coming home today
seeking information about the viability of
school holiday programs provided by our
after school care provider OSH Club.
Please consider and return if you have
any interest in this program. Whilst we
are sending home hard copies an
electronic one will also be on the
newsletter page of our website.
Year six students were engaged in
leadership selection and training and 10
students were selected to attend the
annual Grip Student Leadership
Conference and the Perth Convention
Centre.
Zoe and Andrea at the Leadership Conference
Key highlights for the term included the
following:
Assemblies conducted by rooms 20, 21
[in conjunction with LOTE], and 23 with
room 10 on the date of publication of this
newsletter. They all had significant
messages, provided good entertainment
and celebrated excellent learning; and
having previewed aspects of room 10’s
assembly I have no doubt it will be
equally so.
Harmony Day was a wonderful
celebration of the diversity of
backgrounds in our school. The
photographic displays representing
individual and collective harmony were
outstanding and of course the family
picnic lunch was a real buzz. I have never
had so many offers of lovely food in my
life!!
Sport featured, too, with a focus on
swimming. Firstly trials followed by the
faction then interschool carnivals all of
which were conducted in great spirit. In
addition we had in-term swimming for the
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Jacob and Cassie with Dr Nahan and The Premier
There have been a number of
educational excursions and in school
activities throughout the term all of which
Year 5 students from room 23 on a CREEC excursion
enhance
student learning. The year 6 students
participated in challenging learning
games requiring critical thinking and
problem solving with Dr Andy Kirker.
Mrs Oliver [music] has purchased some
material to make vests for our school
orchestra and band to wear when
performing. Next term she will be seeking
parents who may be able to assist by
using the pattern she has available to
sew these vests. If you can assist her
please make contact with her to let her
know you can help. These will be a
valuable addition to our performance
uniform.
Thank you to staff, parents and students
for a productive and energetic term one. I
hope everyone has a relaxing and
refreshing holiday break and look forward
to our resumption on Monday 20th April.
Geoff Anderson
SCHOOLWATCH: 1800 177 777
[email protected]
WHAT’S ON IN SPORT TERM 1
What’s On In Sport?
Congratulations to all of the competitors who swam for their faction. It was a very exciting carnival this year
with only 9 points between the 1st placed faction and the 4th placed faction.
The results were: GOLD 143
GREEN 142
RED 135
BLUE 134
The following students were our champion swimmers:
Year 3/4
Boys
Girls
Champion
Miles Renkema
Georgie Cleaver
Runner Up
Archie Taylor
Maya Mariott / Ashlee Williams
Year 5
Boys
Girls
Champion
Eu Jin Looi
Phoebe Lewis
Runner Up
Campbell Simpson
Neve Hughes
Year 6
Boys
Girls
Champion
Louis Taylor
Tian En Hoong
Runner Up
Jacob Feist
Cassie Dodd
INTERSCHOOL RESULTS
BOYS
GIRLS
Junior Champion
Matt Lofler
Kate Wallington
Runner Up
Patrick Madlener
Georgie Cleaver
Year 5 Champion
Oliver Janes
Brianna Walsh
Runner Up
Johannes Nel
Phoebe Lewis
Year 6 Champion
Kale Paton
Catherine Kershaw
Runner Up
Sam Lofler
Tian Hoong
SCHOOL PONTS
Championship
Handicap
Rossmoyne
198
198.0
Shelley
42.5
96.5
Bullcreek
158
244.0
Oberthur
198
233.0
Banksia Park
208.5
INELIGIBLE due to winning outright
Thanks to everyone who helped.
RIVER RANGERS
River Rangers
The River Rangers have participated in another interesting term’s worth of activities
including planting around the Year 6 lunch area, learning about bush tucker and a
trip to Rottnest Island.
Please note: There will be no River Rangers meeting on Wednesday 22nd April
(week 1, term 2) as the teachers use this time to plan activities for the term 2.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
The Willetton DTC will be closed from Friday 3/4/15- Wednesday 8/4/15 and Friday 10/4/15-Friday 17/4/15 inclusive.
In case of an emergency ONLY during this time, contact the following clinics;
7/4/15 & 8/4/15 Bannister Creek DTC 8am- 4pm Ph: 9451 1761
9/4/15 Willetton DTC is OPEN 8am- 4pm Ph: 9457 4624
10/4/15 South Thornlie DTC 8am- 4pm Ph: 9459 4270
13/4/15-16/4/15 Riverton DTC 8am -4pm Ph:9457 5262
17/4/15 Campbell DTC 8:15am-4:30pm Ph: 9455 6322 Outside working hours you may contact 9325 3452 or your local private dentist.
Dental forms have been sent out to new students for 2015. Please complete and return to the office as soon as possible.
COMMUNITY NOTICES
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
OSH Club run an after school care program at Rossmoyne before and after school. Visit their website to find further information and register.
https://www.oshclub.com.au/oshclub.html
COURTSIDE MULTISPORTS is running a junior indoor competition in the winter and would love you to join! Indoor cricket is a great way to
keep active. Friday nights starting 24th April Games runb for an hour from 4:30—7:30 pm. $10.00 registration, $40.00 per team per week.
Under 11’s and under 15’s with in2CRICKET for 5 - 8 year olds. Contact: [email protected] or 0409 109 776
SOUTH PERTH YACHT CLUB SAILING ACADEMY - Offer April School Holidays Learn to Sail Courses. Tuesday 7th April to Friday 10th
April 2015. (9:00am - 1:00pm). Monday 13th April to Thursday 16th April 2015. (9:00am - 1:00pm) After School Sailing - Commencing
Wednesday 22nd April 2015, 10 weeks (4:00 - 5:30 pm). Contact www.sopyc.com.au or 9364 5844.
THANK YOU
I would like to say huge thank you to my many supporters who provided donations to the SIDS and Kids Foundation by sponsoring my Sunshine Beach Run. It was gruelling work but very satisfying to have the support which enabled us to collectively contribute $2228.50 to the
cause. If anyone happens to have forgotten and would still like to donate my fundraising page is open until mid May so use the link below to
donate. Thank you again for your help. https://sunshinebeachrun2015.everydayhero.com/au/Geoff
Geoff Anderson
ROOM 8
Ovya Christopher
Lucy
ROOM 9
Briony
Ryan
Liam
ROOM 13
Zainab
Christine
Maya
Jace
Kiara
Joshua
Ella
Lucy
Emily
Kade
Zara
Kelly
Ben
ROOM 16
Aretha
Luna
Matthew
ROOM 18
Chloe Isabella
Christopher
ROOM 20
Erin
Cameron
ROOM 15
ROOM 17
Saad
ROOM 10
ROOM 19
Jack
Ewan
Kiera
ROOM 21
Josh
Jasmin
Chanida
Cassie
Jenna Nethuli
ROOM 22
Eva
Aylah
Joshua
Sidney
Sachi
Ebony
Althea
ROOM 23
Dylan
Shikha
Tharun
ROOM 24
Andrea
Mia
Marcus
Kaylee
Caleb
Zoe
Aanika
LOTE
All students in Room 21
All students in Room 16
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Charlotte
Lili
ROOM 26
Markos Sofia
Zachary Acasia
ROOM 25
Monica
Isabel
Luke
HOUNOUR CERTIFICATES
LAST ASSEMBLY
LOTE - ROOM 21 and LOTE Assembly (about Chinese New Year)
The Chinese New Year Assembly was incredibly mind-blowing and stupendous. Teachers and students from non-Chinese backgrounds gained some understanding about Chinese New Year from the assembly. For example, when the character ‘fu’ (meaning
‘Good Fortune’) is displayed upside down on a main door, it represents that good fortune has arrived. The assistants of the God of
Wealth handed out the red packets. The gifts inside the red packets do not associate with the number ‘4’ as its pronunciation is associated with the word ‘death’. So many Chinese believe ‘4’ is an unlucky number. The background used for the assembly was art work
from various classes to help celebrate the Year of the Goat. The whole assembly really represented the atmosphere of the Chinese
New Year, and Room 21 took pride in its contribution! I felt proud to be one of the speakers. By Tammy
My favourite experience of our assembly was to perform the lion dance in front of such a big crowd. Hannah and I worked extremely
well together. Hannah was very energetic. We had to know when to go slow or fast by listening to the music – it was intense. I loved
the cheering around me. It was exciting and was a once in a life time opportunity for me. I loved this activity. By Vuyi
I was very excited to be one of the God of Wealth helpers. I was wearing very pretty traditional clothing. I also learnt a lot about the
Chinese New Year when Jasmine spoke. Ashlee and I handed out red packets to all the teachers for them to give to their students. I
love Vuyi’s and Hannah’s lion dance and the God of Wealth’s costume. I would love to have this experience again! By Georgie
My favourite parts of the assembly were that our class sang a song in Chinese and to see the God of Wealth give out the red packets
I also loved the Lion Dance by Vuyi and Hannah. By Alylah
I felt very happy that I was chosen to speak at our assembly. I loved watching the video of the firecrackers and learnt that fire crackers are usually burned at midnight on New Year’s Eve to welcome the new year. I know everyone learnt some new things about the
Chinese New Year. It was an excellent show! It was a very exciting day! By Jasmin
The following are the results achieved by our students in the 2015 Year of Goat Art Competition organised by the
Rossmoyne and Lynwood Chinese Language Hub:
Excellent Awards: Kaylee (Rm 24), Yi Quan (Rm 23), Jasmine (Year 6, Rm 23) and Yaminah ( Rm 26)
5th Place: Tharushi (Room 24) and Markos (Room 26)
2nd Place: Chloe (Room 10)
1st Place: Vevina (Room 24)
All the entries are being displayed at the Riverton Shopping Centre during these two weeks. They will then be displayed at the
Southlands Shopping Centre for the following two weeks.
The Confucius Institute is organising an Easter Chinese Language and Cultural Camp for boys and girls aged 6
to 12.
The activities will be held from 13th to 17th April 2015. For more information, please visit http://
www.confuciusinstitute.uwa.edu.au/easter-chinese-language-cultural-camp-欢迎参加假期趣味中国语言文化
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