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ROSSMOYNE REFLECTIONS
NEWSLETTER NO. 10
Friday 17th October 2014
Virtue of the Month for October– Self-discipline
Social Skills - Create routines for yourself; Speak and act calmly when upset
Next newsletter - Friday 14th November
Congratulations to Louisa and Louis Lok on achieving distinctions in the recent ICAS mathematics competition.
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
Welcome back form what I hope was
a refreshing and rejuvenating break
form the normal school routine. I do
hope families had an opportunity to
do some fun family things over the
break.
As we enter term four we officially
welcome Mrs Sabrina Blankley to the
position of registrar for this term
whilst Mrs Macgregor is on long
service leave. The position for 2015
and beyond has been advertised on
the Jobs WA website and we hope to
conclude this selection process by
the middle of November.
A significant focus for us this term will
be the transition to becoming an
Independent Public School. This wont
see much obvious change to the
school as IPS does not mean
wholesale changes in any way. What
it does mean is that we have a little
more control of our own destiny
particularly with respect to staffing
and long term planning. The transition
to a school board is one of those
aspects and I will be addressing this
at a combined P & C and School
Council meeting on Monday 27th
October.
At the same time as we transition to
IPS we are planning for 2015 . Class
structures along with class lists will be
a focus but unlikely to be completed
with any certainty until the beginning
of next year due to the ongoing
unpredictability of enrolments. Our
www.rossmoyneps.wa.edu.au
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processes for class placements can
be found in the School Information
Booklet on our website. Parents are
able to provide any relevant
information for consideration by
putting that to me in writing before
Friday 31st October. I reiterate that
requesting to have or not have
particular teachers is not a
consideration and such requests will
be respectfully returned.
Next Monday Personal Items Lists
[Booklists] for 2015 will be sent home
along with information about
contributions and charges for next
year. Please note the return dates for
pick-up, delivery and online ordering.
By ordering early you can avoid the
last minute rush that often can be
stressful with a few days before
school starts. Contributions and
charges are not payable until after
invoices are issued in February 2015.
Can I also stress the urgency of 2015
year 5 students ordering their
MacBooks before October 31st to
ensure delivery before the end o the
year.
This term we have a guest teacher
from China assisting Mrs Foo. Ms
XianPing Yang will be in the school
on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and
we welcome her and than the
Confucius Institute for their
assistance in the provision of this
support. Ms Yang is a highly qualified
teacher in China and will I am sure
SCHOOLWATCH: 1800 177 777
enhance our program.
I will be taking a short period of leave
between November17th and
November 27th this term and in my
absence Mr Wilson and Mrs Ashby
will be your contacts.
For your information the term dates
for 2015 for students are as follows:
Semester 1
Term 1 Monday February 2nd –
Thursday April 2nd
Term 2 Tuesday April 21st – Friday
July 3rd
Semester 2
Term 3 Tuesday July 21st – Friday
September 25th
Term 4 Tuesday October 13th –
Thursday December 17th
Can I take this opportunity to remind
parents that I am not able to
authorise absences from school for
holidays outside the holiday period
and make a special request to ask
that all students return to school on
time at the commencement of 2015.
The start of the school year is critical
to student learning and if you are
planning to be away over the holidays
please ensure that you plan so that
students return to school on Monday
February 2nd. Your cooperation in
this matter will be appreciated.
Geoff Anderson
Principal
[email protected]
WHAT’S ON IN SPORT TERM 4?
Interschool Athletics Carnival [Term 3 Week 10]
Outright Shield
Meritorious Shield
Team Games Shield
1st Rossmoyne
1st Oberthur
1st Rossmoyne
2nd Oberthur
2nd Bullcreek
2nd Oberthur
3rd Banskia Park
3rd Rossmoyne
3rd Banksia Park
4th Riverton
4th Banskia Park
4th Shelley
5th Bullcreek
5th Riverton
5th Bull Creek
6th Shelley
6th Shelley
6th Riverton
7th Parkwood
7th Parkwood
7th Parkwood
Junior Girl Runner Up Champion - Georgia Cleaver (Ross)
Year 4 Girl Runner Up Champion - Phoebe Lewis (Ross)
Year 4 Boy Runner Up Champion - Cooper Rich (Ross)
Year 5 Girl Runner Up Champions - Alira Malan and Isabelle Weir (Both Ross)
Year 6 Boy Runner Up Champion - Keanu Haddow (Ross)
Year 7 Boy Champion - Jonathon Cheng (Ross)
Triathlon. Triathlon WA will hold a clinic for the Year 6 & 7 classes during their physical education lessons on Tuesday 21st Oct. The
students will participate in a running and cycling event.
Inter School Cricket. On Friday afternoons some Year 6 & 7 students will be selected to train for the boys and girls I/S cricket teams.
The T 20 cricket carnival will be held at Riverton Primary school on Friday 21st November.
Champion Schools Basketball Tournament. Following the success of our basketball teams in the Willetton Association Cup, our boys
and mixed gender basketball teams have been invited to compete in the Champion Schools Basketball Tournament at the WA
Basketball Centre on Wednesday 26th November. Training will commence shortly.
Honour Certificates
ROOM 8
Jannah
ROOM 9
Gracie
ROOM 11
Toran
Eu Jin
Maya
Chey
Briony
Keith
James
Amelia
Joshua
Mia
ROOM 20
Jie Xian
Ngarongo
Gui
Minson
Tyler
ROOM 23
Khyan
Martina
Sam
Joshua
ROOM 26
ROOM 25
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ROOM 17
ROOM 22
ROOM 24
Jood
Maylee
Ethan
Melody
Sandith
ROOM 19
Ella
Aidan
ROOM 14
Riley
ROOM 21
Trishul
Althea
ROOM 16
ROOM 18
Anya
Israel
ROOM 13
ROOM 15
Tommy
ROOM 10
Alex
Kane
Hayley
Fiona
Rianna
Gracie
Saskia
Tom
Atreya
Robin
Sophie
Ruichen
1:1 laptop Program Years 5 & 6
At Rossmoyne Primary School we are always exploring innovative, well researched teaching and learning strategies to assist our
students to achieve better results and provide them with skills for future success.
The current generation of students have been described as ‘digital natives’ because they are surrounded by and use technology in
their everyday lives. Students in a 1:1 laptop environment will be learning the precise skills that will be essential for success in
21st century careers. No matter which field students eventually want to pursue, digital literacy will be the 'entry ticket' that will
unlock opportunities for career and personal success.
In addition to improving literacy and numeracy skills an overall summary of findings shows;
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Laptop students spend more time engaging in collaborative work
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Laptop students participate in more inquiry based instruction
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Laptop students write more and of a higher quality
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Laptops increase access to information and improve research and analytical skills
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Laptop students better direct their own learning
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Laptop students have greater reliance on active learning strategies
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Laptop students readily engage in problem solving and critical thinking
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Laptop students show deeper and more flexible uses of technology
Laptop students spend more time doing homework on computers
All of these findings are consistent with our school ‘Teaching and Learning Model’ (refer to the school’s website) and our emphasis
on cooperative learning and explicit teaching of higher order thinking skills.
Reminder: Parents of Year 4 students need to order their child’s MacBook by Friday 31st October, 2014 to ensure they receive it by
the end of the school year. MacBooks can be ordered via the following website: https://portal.winaust.com.au/a/
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Geoff Anderson
Principal
Greg Wilson
Deputy Principal
Lyn Kovacic
IT Coordinator
LOTE
The following students have won prizes in various categories in the State Chinese Writing Competition 2014.
5th Place: Pavi Gullapalli – Year 4/ 5 (Non Chinese Speaking Background category)
1st Place: Sree Somangili – Year 6/7 (Non Chinese Speaking Background category)
Excellence Award: James Pilkington - Year 4/5 (Non Chinese Speaking Background category
2nd Place: Lucy Shao – Year 3 (Chinese Speaking Background Level 1 category)
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COMMUNITY NEWS
Rossmoyne Swimming Club focuses on fun, fitness and confidence. We are located at Lynwood Senior High School 25m outdoor pool and
have fully qualified swimming teachers. Training is available 3 days per week 4.30-6.00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more
information about our summer season, please visit our website.
www.rossmoyneswimming.myclub.org.au
The Riverton Aquanauts Swimming Club Committee upcoming free club night event on the 24 October 2014. The Club has just reformed
and we would love to encourage swimmers of all ages and levels to come along and participate in a fun night of swimming. Swimmers can
compete in any of the events below:
25m Butterfly, 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle
REMINDER about events at the community garden being developed on Glenmoy Avenue, Willetton adjacent to the school kitchen
garden at Rostrata Primary School.
Coming up ....
Come and try day ALL welcome – just call in to look around
Saturday 25 October, 12pm — 4pm
Glenmoy Avenue Willetton (parking at Rostrata Ave shops)
Spring in the garden workshops (gold coin donation - new and experienced gardeners welcome to come to one or all three )
Workshop info doc attached to this message
- Friday 17, 24, 31 October from 9am-10.30am
repeated on
- Saturday 18, 25 Octoer, 1 November from 2pm-3.30pm
Learn more about soil preparation, composting, organic pest control, worm farms and wicking beds!
More details please phone Noni Walker on 0408 918 050 or email [email protected]
You can also find out more from Willetton Community Garden on Facebook
h ps://www.facebook.com/Wille onCommunityGarden
Johnny Moran Karate teaches karate classes to children and adults in the local area.A special offer for the school’s students - 4 WEEKS
FREE beginners karate lessons!Classes are held in the area after school and are a great way for children of all ages to learn self-defense
in a fun and safe environment and for adults to get fit. Karate has many benefits which include confidence, respect, discipline and
fitness.Call now to take advantage of this 4 week trial 0402 830 402.
BIRD NESTING BOXES
These bird nesting boxes were constructed by
the River Rangers and now can be observed in
the trees on the south western corner of the
school thanks to Mr Critchley and Mr Wilson.
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