Kardinya Primary School Care Pride Trust Respect Community Newsletter Ochiltree Way, Kardinya 6163 Tel: 08 9337 7544 Fax: 08 9314 7970 Email: [email protected] Website: www.kardinyaps.wa.edu.au Wednesday 5 November 2014 Issue No 17 Coming Events NOV Assembly Y1/2 D2 Ms Crawford & Mrs Palumbo 6 NOV First Aid Focus Incursion 10 14 NOV Assembly Junior Choir 20 NOV Assembly Guitar 27 DEC Assembly Band 4 DEC Year 6&7 Graduation @ Morris Buzzacott Hall 15 DEC Excursion Years 4-7 17 DEC Last day of Term Four 18 Election for Year 6 Leadership Position 2015 Each year the school conducts elections for Student Council representatives and Faction captains. The students self-nominate for these roles. Each student who nominates for Student Council is required to present a short speech based on sustained good behaviour, leadership, initiative, sound organizational ability, caring for others and public speaking. While the Faction Captains also need to demonstrate a positive attitude and an interest in physical education and sport as well as the above mentioned leadership qualities. Current Year Four and Year Five students cast their votes along with the staff to determine who will fill these positions for 2015. Each staff vote is counted as one vote, the same as the students. There may be a perception that the voting system is 'screened' but this is not the case. All students have a fair and equal chance and this democratic process has proved to be very successful over many years at Kardinya Primary School. The students are very perceptive and choose wisely. Class Lists for 2015 Our leadership team and teachers will shortly be engaged in the process of forming class lists for 2015. The compilation of class groupings is a process involving many considerations. We deliberate on factors such as academic abilities, individual student needs, gender balance, social considerations, student relationships, friendship networks and previous class placements/teachers. Forming class lists is a difficult task for all concerned as occasionally regardless of the care taken someone may be disappointed. Parents are encouraged to have positive conversations with children in the lead up to 2015. Parents of students not returning to KPS for 2015 Please email [email protected] to notify the school if your child/children will not be attending KPS in 2015. Students in Year Four/Five have already provided their 2015 enrolment information to the school. If emailing is difficult please send written confirmation of 2015 enrolment information to the School Office by Friday 7 November 2014. 2015 JAN School Office opens We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year. Information is being sent to you via notes, calendars, Facebook and this newsletter. The school uses a variety of communication channels to inform parents of upcoming events and important dates. Please read your newsletters and note key dates. If we have to change a date or an event we will notify you as soon as possible. 27 JAN 30 Class lists on noticeboard outside Library @ 12pm Dogs at School While we understand and support families who wish to walk with dogs to school, we are not able to allow dogs around classrooms, walkways and school buildings, even if on a leash. Families are asked to secure dogs in the shade, clear of walkways and access points. Please put yourself in the shoes of a person who is uncomfortable around dogs and ensure they can use paths or walkways without concern. Space for Enrolments in 2015 Although Kindergarten and Pre-Primary enrolments have been coming in, we still have spaces for more children. Please let friends and neighbours know that Kardinya PS is a great school. Planning for next year is well underway and we still have spaces in all years, but staffing and resourcing for 2015 will need to be finalized soon. Speeding in School Zones Just a reminder to our School Community that when dropping off and picking up children before and after School, that the speed limit is 40 kilometres per hour within school zones at these times. Staff Parking Zone Parents are asked not to use the Staff Car Park situated in front of the School Administration office for safety reasons. Ample parking for parents can be found in the parking area clearly signposted and accessible from Ochiltree Way near the Harry Field Reserve. Your cooperation is requested to ensure ongoing student safety. Andrew Malcolm - Principal Page 2 Issue No 17 Interschool Athletics SCHOOL SPORT WA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Congratulations to all the students who represented Kardinya Primary School in last week's carnival at Bateman Primary School. The previous weeks had been busy with before school and lunchtime training. All competitors did their best with some students excelling and running, jumping or throwing personal bests. On Monday students from Year Six and Seven travelled to Lakeside Recreation Centre to participate in games against schools from around the Perth metropolitan area. Below are the results. 1st WINTHROP 2nd ARDROSS 3rd KARDINYA 4th MELVILLE 5th RICHMOND 6th MT PLEASANT The girls team used the day as a learning curve to develop their skills and understanding of what it takes to be a good basketball team and player. They had a most enjoyable day, winning half their games and finishing 5th out of eight teams. The boys team played a terrific, high standard of basketball throughout the day. Finishing undefeated in the qualifying rounds they fronted up to an older team from CBC Fremantle in the final. In a closely fought contest CBC edged out Kardinya 33 to 25. It was the closest any team had come to the winners so it was an achievement to be proud of. Thank you to Gia Burd who coached the boys and to Brad Karafil for scoring. These students below gave super efforts and won medallions YEAR 4 GIRLS Runner Up - Aimee W YEAR 5 GIRLS Runner Up - Na-Talia D Third Place - Isabella P YEAR 7 GIRLS Runner Up - Tanisha D OUR KARDINYA INTERSCHOOL TEAM Phil Green Phys– Ed Teacher Issue No 17 Page 3 KARDINYA PRIMARY SCHOOL P & C ASSOCIATION INC. MEASUREMENT IN B1 On Monday Mrs Swan visited Miss Smith’s Year Four/Five class to see them working on ‘Indirect Comparison’. The focus question was: “A farmer has two paddocks on his farm. If you were a hungry cow, which would you prefer?” Students were asked to compare the two shapes. They needed to choose their own equipment to solve the problem. They all discussed how they did this which allowed them to hear other people’s ideas. As an extension students were asked to use a formula to work out the area of the two paddocks. Don't forget the “Kids Card Designs” order form. Reminder payment is due back at school this Friday 7 November. Next P&C Meeting is Wednesday 19 Nov 7:30pm in the staff room. ALL WELCOME Mrs Mel Edgar P&C President Hi Everyone All parents or caregivers should by now have received a order form for next years Graduation Shirts, if not please enquire at the front office or in the Uniform Shop on Tuesday morning. These forms need to be completed and returned by 11 November (this Tuesday—no late orders) so we can get the orders started. If your child is not returning to Kardinya Primary School next year please still complete the 'not returning section’ and hand into the school. It will make my job easier if I don’t have to chase up outstanding forms. This is a once only order and no further orders are done later on next year. Charity Food Drive: Due to the overwhelming support last year the School Council have decided to again hold a charity food drive for those in need this Christmas – It would be great if you could please donate one or two non-perishable food item(s) in the collection box in the front office. Collection will run until 17 December. Ms Crawford's class Year 1/2 D1 are looking for some corks and shoeboxes with lids. If you have any that you would like to donate please bring to D1. Also for all our fashion conscious tiny little ladies in Pre-primary and Kindy, after much wheeling and dealing I have managed to order size 2 school dresses and now have these in stock. Mrs Joy Abbott Uniform Shop Co-ordinator Uniform Shop Hours: Tuesday 8.30 - 9.30am The school canteen is open Monday—Friday Mrs Leanne Rampellini Canteen Manager Ph: 9331 7067 Thanks THANK YOU A big thank you to the Carpenter and Hurley families on the donation of books to the school. They are much appreciated. Sandra Ah Siu Library Officer School Banking day is Friday @ 8.30am - 9.00am, Wet Area B Block Ms Jo McKenzie School Banking Coordinator Issue No 17 Page 4 OSHClub News Before School/After School Care MUSIC COUNT US IN- National Initiative. On Thursday 30 October at exactly 9:30am, Kardinya Primary School's Band, Instrumental Music Students and Miss Zappia led the students, staff and parents in Australia's biggest school Music initiative. K.P.S along with 2,100 schools and more than 500,000 students, sang the 2014 Music Count Us In song "Paint You a Song" ,created by Australian music students. All the students sang the same song, at the same time, on the same date to celebrate Australian Music, foster inspiration and create a sense of community. It was pleasing to see everyone singing along together, even the parents! Ms Jess Zappia Music Teacher Program Update Sadly, this will be my last week as coordinator at Kardinya OSHClub. My partner and I have decided to move back to Victoria, where I will be teaching grade 3/4 and where we are both closer to family. I want to sincerely thank all the parents, children and Kardinya Primary staff for your support throughout the year and for making my time here so wonderful! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you all and will miss everyone dearly. However, I am really happy to announce that Michelle Sng will be the new coordinator and I hope you will all welcome her as warmly as you have me! Thanks again and all the best! Bec Next Week’s Activities Monday Before Care Activities Food dye and crayon painting Tuesday Leaf animals Wednesday Thursday Friday Handprint butterfly Flower biscuits Butterfly wand Pinecone After Birdhouse Aquarium Ladybird bird Care construction jars biscuits feeder Activities Animal habitats Parent Information OSHC program phone: 0478 044 383 Coordinator: Rebecca Raff Assistant: Julie Bolton Hope OSHClub Head Office: 03 8564 9000 All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is Free!! Please create an account online at www.oshclub.com.au all bookings and cancellations can also be managed via your online account. For on the day bookings please contact the Coordinator direct at the program. Tahlia S Year Seven A4 has been asked to tryout for the Perth Heat Women's Under 15 Baseball Team. Well done Tahlia.
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