E -NEWSLETTER A Western Australian Independent Public School

A Western Australian Independent Public School
Baloo Crescent, WANNANUP 6210
Enquiries 9534 2411 or Email [email protected]
OUR PURPOSE ► Falcon Primary School facilitates personal learning and promotes values
that enable our students to learn to live successfully in a changing society.
Dear Parents, Carers and Students
You are reminded that tomorrow Friday 14 November is a
School Development day and as such students are not
required to attend.
For your information the following days are scheduled as
School Development days in 2015 and are endorsed by the
School Board. Please mark these into your diaries to assist
with future planning.
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Term 4
Thursday 29 January
Friday 30 January
Monday 20 April
Monday 20 July
Monday 12 September
Friday 18 December
I am pleased to confirm that Tools for Schools is identified
as the preferred supplier for student personal items in
Timeline for ordering and receiving personal items:
 Lists distributed to students Monday 17 November
 Lists returned to school by Friday 28 November
Teachers’ are currently engaged in report writing for the
end of the school year.
Reports will be provided for every student in years
Kindergarten to Year 7 and distributed on Wednesday
17 December.
Parents leaving the school on early holidays are asked to
please provide a self addressed/stamped envelope so
that their child’s report can be forwarded to them.
Reports not collected or sent will remain at the school
until 2015.
There have been numerous enquiries from parents
about class placements in 2015 and in some cases
emails and letters requesting particular teachers for
their children.
Students commencing their Kindergarten year at Falcon
will be the only group who will be informed of their
placement this year. All other classes, once confirmed,
will be displayed at the school from 11.00am Friday 30
January 2015.
Please remember the school will make every effort to
place students in classes based on their learning needs.
There is no need for parents to request a placement as
teachers are not confirmed in classes for next year until
late January. Thank you.
Parents may complete and return their child’s list without
any payment. Payment can be made on collection of items
from their store.
Alternatively, online orders and payment can be made.
New families can order directly from Tools for Schools by
visiting their store.
Our Year 6 and Year 7 students are attending separate
camps this year during the week commencing Monday
24 November. The Year 6 students are going to Bickley
Camp School and Year 7 students are going to Forest
Edge in Waroona.
Thank you to staff and parent volunteers who are giving
up their personal time to attend camp with the children.
Tummy Rumble (Canteen) - Message from Gerry
Please write recess orders on the white bags provided in the lunch
packs as canteen is short on staff and this enables us to process
orders efficiently.
Help….Help… Help… Volunteers are needed preferably Wednesday and
Thursday. Please contact Gerry direct on 9534 2934. Morning tea and lunch
is supplied for volunteers.
Thank You
Lest We Forget
Mrs Green’s Room 5.3 students have created a display Honouring
Remembrance Day – 11 November. Please call by and read their
beautiful poems.
Dates to Remember:
Thursday 13 November
Friday 14 November
Thursday 20 November
Friday 21 November
Mon 24 Nov – Fri 28 Nov
Mon 24 Nov – Thur 27 Nov -
FREE DRESS – Colour Day! – Gold Coin Donation
School Disco “Costume Party” $5 Entry
Interschool Cricket and Lawn Bowls
Parent Assembly Room 3.2
Year 7 Camp at Forest Edge
Year 6 Camp Bickley Outdoor Rec Centre
Congratulations to Tamsyn Hill in Kindy Seahorses for being the K-2
winner of the Australia wide NAIDOC Week colouring in competition. Tamsyn was presented
with the Prime Minister’s Medal by the Executive Director of NAIDOC Initiatives, Dylan
Williams and Councillor Don Pember at a special assembly held at Falcon Primary School on
Tuesday, 11 November. Well done Tamsyn!
Celebrating Cultures
To acknowledge and celebrate all the wonderful cultures that make up our school Mrs Hyde has put together a
beautiful “Dolls Of The World” Display in the library along with our new map of the world.
You are welcome to visit the library and have a look. Mrs Hyde is also keen to know which nationality the dolls
represent so if you can help her out that would be great.
If you have any items to contribute towards a Christmas Around The World Display please see Mrs Hyde.
Thank You.
Student Representative Council News
Thank you to everyone who participated in Free Dress Colour Day! The Student
Representative Council will present all all money raised as a gift to the school on behalf of
all students for 2014.
PP Dolphins
Room 3.2
Golden Broom
Room 3.2
Enviro Saver
Room 2.3
Garden Gnome
Room 2.1
Punctuality Award
Room 1.4
Honour Certificates
Congratulations to the following students on receiving an honour
certificate at the parent assembly on Friday 7 November, 2014.
PP Rainbow Fish
Haidie Burniston
Savannah Hubbard
PP Dolphins
Morris Singleton
Ciara Purton
PP Starfish
Jayke Cooper
Hunter Grace
Hayley Barron
Taj Bryan
Saphyre Tinania
Bronwen Jones
Luca Dayman
Tahlia Hill
Shiloh Pantall
Leia Singh
Zayd Fredericks
Joshua Beaton
Aries Haitana
Brodie Tonkin
Zeus Haitana
Madison Upton
Megan Melbourne
Layla Pinfold
Quinn Didsbury
Blade Cooper-Lawrence
Ava Stubbs
Ethan Harvey
Cullum Toumoua
Reece Downey
Pou Wara
Finley Sutton
Cooper Thomson
Junior DuPlessis
Edan Lennox
Lucy O’Halloran
Paige Sanders
Neva Thorp
Principal’s Award
Recipients of the Principal’s Award at the Parent Assembly on
Friday 7 November, 2014.
Paris Rerekura (YEAR PP)
Isabelle Pol (YEAR 2)
Hudson Atkinson Tanner (YEAR 3)
Emily Coughlan (YEAR 4)
Kirwan Brandt (YEAR 7)
To be held Thursday, 14 November.
Entry fee will be $5.
Kindy to Year 3
Years 4 to Year 7 -
4.30 to 5.30pm
6.00 to 7.30pm
Tickets are now available at $10 each. The family
who sells the most tickets will receive five free
lunch orders per child.
For further enquiries
pleasecontact Megan 0404 028 686.
Next P&C Meeting will be held Wednesday, 10
December at 9.00am in the Conference Room – All
Parents – Please make sure your contact details are up-to-date particularly if you
have moved recently or updated your email address and phone numbers.
Thank you
Block 1 Teddy Bears Picnic
Block 1 students and teachers wore their pyjamas to school on Wednesday for their annual
Teddy Bears Picnic. Teddy bears were lucky enough to be allowed to sleep over in Block 1
but unfortunately were very naughty and made a great big mess of the classrooms. Teddy’s
were paced on red dots for time out to reflect on their behaviour!
Thank You
Crow Alert
A very special Thank You to Bouvard Recreation
Centre and also Marcell Brewer who have
donated $315 worth of free products for the P&C
Thermo raffle!
Crows have been getting into open school
bags and stealing lunches so please make
sure student lunches are sealed in a lunch
box and school bags are kept zipped closed.
Thank you.
Calendars are available for
purchase from Administration
for $5.00. Proceeds will go
towards the continuation of the
chaplain service.
This week in Japanese, students
their hand at Japanese flower arrangement or ikebana.
Ikebana is based on simple design with only a few
branches and flowers used. Students had a real flair for
it and we now have some wonderful arrangements
around our school. Thank you to all the families who
contributed the beautiful flowers and leaves.
Well done to Navana, Lok and Ezra on their beautiful
Halls Head Bowling & Recreation Club
The Halls Head Bowling and Recreation Club is more than just an excellent venue to play bowls (including juniors). It
is also the perfect spot for fund raising events, conferences and an evening out on Friday after a hard week with full
bar facilities, entertainment and catering provided by Paul Wynne of Platinum Service Catering (bookings essential
and family friendly).
For more information please phone 9581 1726, email on [email protected] or please come down
and we would be pleased to show you around YOUR local club at 3 Sticks Boulevard, Erskine.
Focus Virtue
The focus virtue for weeks 5and 6 is Excellence. EXCELLENCE is doing your
best. Doing your best helps you find out what talents you have and ensures jobs
are not left half done.
Faction Points
Flame Red
Spinaway Blue
Mercedes Green
Crusader Gold
School Banking
The Commonwealth school banking program continues to be great success with positive outcomes
for the children participating. This year children at Falcon Primary School have deposited a combined
savings of $5900, depositing a total of 748 times. Banking will continue until the last week of school
on the regular THURSDAY. If your child would like to participate, depositing as little as 5c per week
into their own Commonwealth Bank account during school hours, with the reward of prizes after
making only 10 deposits, please don't hesitate to contact Tracy Lamerichs on 0412 611 238.