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Bindoon Bulle
19 Learners Way BINDOON WA 6502
Telephone: 08 9576 1097 Facsimile: 08 9576 1229
Email: [email protected]
30th Oct 2014
Newsletter 19
In this Issue:
School Board
School Fees
Internet Use
at Home
For Sale—
Pin up boards
Dental Van
P & C News
Art in the
Upcoming Events:
Bindoon Primary School
Board Nomination
Y3/4 7th Nov
School Disco
13th Nov
Intergenerational Day
14th Nov
Day 17th Nov
I, ___________________________________________(FULL NAME) wish to nominate for the Bindoon Primary School
Board. Please add a few sentences about yourself, including what you believe you can contribute to the School Board:
Dear Parents/Carers
Hairy Tale Rock
Everyone is looking forward to the stage production of Hairy Tale Rock at the Bindoon Town
Hall both this afternoon and this evening. You will be highly entertained by the lively
performances by students! Students and school staff have put in many hours in preparation
for this special event. There are still a few seats available for this evening’s performance
which begins at 6:30pm.
Important Message: Parent Nominations for School Board by Friday 7 November.
Nominations are now called for four parent representatives to be on the Bindoon Primary
School Board as part of the transition to becoming an Independent Public School. The School
Board will consist of four parent representatives and three staff representatives (including the
principal). Once the parent and staff representatives have been appointed, the Board will
nominate two further community representatives. This means there will be nine Board
members altogether.
If more than four parents nominate for the school Board, elections will be conducted. In the
first year, half the school Board will be nominated for one year and half for two years. This will
allow for continuity. The two parent representatives who receive the most votes will be
offered the two year appointment, or the two year term will be decided by consensus if a vote
is not necessary.
Nominations close on Friday 7 November. Parents can self-nominate, or be nominated by
others. If you nominate another person please ensure you have their permission to do so. If
you wish to nominate please complete the form which can be found elsewhere in this
newsletter and return to the front office or email to [email protected]
Please add a few sentences saying what you could contribute as a member of the School
Board. What you say will be published in the next newsletter if a vote is required.
Once the Board is established, the full Terms of Reference will be established. This is an
opportunity for parents to influence the general direction of Bindoon Primary School. There
will be an induction process for Board members and one hour Board meetings twice each
If you wish to have more information please call in to see me, or telephone 9576 1097.
School Council
Bindoon Primary School wishes to acknowledge the contributions by the parent
representatives on the Bindoon Primary School Council over the last two years. These
parents are Gordon Houston (School Council Chair), Gretchen Brocklehurst, Donelle Martin
and Renee Cover. The school also sends it’s sincere thanks to Councillor Sandra Clarke who
has attended School Council meetings over the last two years and been very supportive of the
Students of the Week:
Term 4 Week 1
Students of the Week:
Term 4 Week 2
School Community Survey
A school community survey of parents, students and staff will be undertaken from Monday 3 November until Friday 21
November. The purpose of the survey is to find out community perceptions of the school, and to find out where the school
is doing well and where the school needs to improve. It is preferable that you complete the survey on-line at or you can complete a paper version. The survey will be open on-line from
Monday 3 November. An email with the survey link attached will be sent to those who have provided an email address to
the school. Please find attached a copy of the survey with this newsletter.
All public schools in Western Australia are mandated to complete this school community survey before the completion of
2014. The School Board will analyse the survey results and make necessary adjustments to the school’s directions. The
results will be seen on the My Schools web site next year. We encourage all parents to complete the survey and thank
you in anticipation.
Leadership Camp – 24 and 25 October
Many thanks to the School Chaplain, Doug McGhee, teachers Debra Whitely and Taryn Fletcher for supervising the
Leadership Camp for our student leaders—Student Councillors, Choir Captains, Faction Captains and Vice Captains.
The twenty one students enjoyed a variety of team building activities at school and at the camp-over at Wannamal.
School Fees
A reminder to parents/carers that school fees are now overdue. So far, the school has received 37% of expected fees .
The school is reliant on these important funds to help cover the costs of educating your children.
Internet Use at Home
It has been reported to the school that some students are engaging in inappropriate internet use with social media at
home. The school wishes to remind parents to be vigilant about how their children use the internet. Please ensure your
children are using the internet in a safe way.
Pin up and White Boards
Bindoon Primary School has a number of used white boards and pin up boards for sale. Please come to the front office if
you wish to view the items; or make an offer if you are interested in purchasing one of these items.
School Development Day
A reminder that students are not to attend school on Monday 17 November as it is a School Development Day. School
staff will be analysing student academic achievement data and beginning to plan for 2015 and beyond.
Safety Using Playground Equipment After School
A reminder to parents whose children use playground equipment after school hours, that you are responsible for the
safety of your children and need to supervise them while on the playground equipment.
DENTAL VAN: The dental van is currently at Bindoon Primary School. If your child has
been issued with an enrolment form, could you please tick either yes or no, complete the
form and medical history if yes, sign and return to the School Office as soon as
P & C
Many thanks to those who volunteered their time at this years’ Bindoon Show. Your valuable contribution, once again
helped make our day the success it was.
On that note we are pleased to announce that the profit for the day was $1414.49.
Congratulations to Lisa Symington who won our raffle prize of 2 x canvas camp chairs, proudly donated by Betta Canvas.
Family Portrait Photos are to take place on Sunday 23rd November in the school staff room. For $20 you will receive a
10x13” family portrait. For bookings please call Jo Kavanagh on 0427760359 by Wednesday 12th November.
Saturday evening the 29th November, on the school oval, we will be screening ‘The Polar Express’ starring Tom Hanks.
Hamburgers, drinks, popcorn & ice creams will be available to purchase on the night.
The P and C extends its thanks to Wendy Day for remaining on as our Uniform Officer for another year. Parents in the
year 5/6 class are reminded to please return the forms regarding preferences for the school Leavers shirts ASAP.
Thanks to all the parents and children who use our canteen services and those who volunteer their time to assist us. If
you would like to volunteer or just have a chat about our current menu or options please contact Trish on Tuesdays and
We have some new menu options this term. Taco Salad and Noodle Salad are available each Tuesday and Friday. We
also have a new range of ice creams coming in which are all listed in the Amber category of the traffic light system. Our
“Nothing But Lemonade” Nudies are being discontinued so we will only have Tropical and Apple and Blackcurrant
available until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Our next P and C meeting will be held on the 18th November 1.30pm at the school staff room. We encourage all parents
and caregivers to attend.
Kind regards
Jenny Kuhn
Our Teen Triple P Workshops will run between 1:00 and 3:00 on Wednesday
5/11, 26/11 and 10/12. If you still haven’t registered but would like to attend
please phone the school to let us know you will be coming and then show up
for the first workshop on Wednesday.
School Banking is available every Tuesday (until the end of
November) at recess in the undercover area. Enclosed in the newsletter is Pigg’s
Savings Surprises sheet to encourage students to save. No matter how much or
little you bank you receive a stamp and when you reach piggy’s face you collect
your surprise.
The Library is still in
desperate need of clean
2LTR Plastic Milk
Please bring in your
clean empty bottles to
the office.