30 August 2019 | Issue 3 | Term 3
From the Principal’s Desk
Dear Parents/Care Givers
Our Public School Review will take place in Week 8 of Term 4 by the Dept of Education. Staff, School Board and now parents are informed of this important date. The Review process examines all aspects of our operation – teaching and learning, fiscal planning and implementation, policies, student non-academic development, relationships and other criteria. We look forward to the Review as we are confident in our abilities and standards of excellence with our students at Caladenia.
Our official enrolment is currently 906 students. The enrolment holds some challenges for us, both physically in terms of space and in placement of future buildings.
The Board has approved the building of a Multi-Purpose Room so that we can operate Club Activities for students of all ages during recess and lunch times. It also has the capacity to be used as a Pre-Kindy Centre, computer lab and generally for meetings and parent activities.
Along with recent purchases by the school of
Starting on 9 September, all Years 2-6 students will be doing in-house testing in Maths and English. This is a vital part of our assessment scheduling of the year to plot the progress of our students from year to year. We will be stressing the importance of this Test (somewhat more important than the NAPLAN Tests) to the students as it provides staff with an indication of how much growth has occurred during the year. Thank you.
The Book Parade last Friday was a great success and enjoyed by staff and students alike. Thank you to Ms Wall, Ms Roberts and the English Team for a memorable day.
A big thanks too, to Ms Crofts (Library Officer) and Mrs Asplin for operating a highly successful Book Week and raising much needed funds for new books. Well done.
Our Senior Choir will be performing at the Concert Hall on 21 September 2019. The Choir had a practice this week at Churchlands SHS and were fantastic. We are keen to see their performance at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday night 21 September. Good luck, Seniors.
Thought of the Day: –
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. – Budda
Have a wonderful weekend.
We would like to thank all the families that have paid their Voluntary Contributions. These funds are vital to the school is used to supplement school expenditure in the curriculum learning areas. Some of these items include but not limited to sporting and musical equipment, classroom resource materials, exercise books, craft items (for Kindy and Pre-primary) and Library Books.
Below shows a table indicated the percentage of Voluntary Contributions that we have received to date.
Kindy – 88%
If you haven’t already paid your voluntary contributions, we encourage you to do so.
Book Poster Competition
Congratulations to the following winners. These students won a voucher to spend at the Book Fair.
Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Senior Assembly on Thursday, 22 August 2019.
Honour Certificates – Senior Assembly
Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Junior Assembly on Friday, 30 August 2019.
This term, Year 3 students have been learning food, days of the week, and a sentence structure (Subject Object Verb) to retell the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ in Japanese language.
The students are familiar with the story itself. However, listening, speaking, reading and writing in Japanese give them robust challenges. The students are responding very well, and many of them have been producing excellent oral presentations.
They also created their own ‘Zig Zag Book of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ (shown above in the pictures). The Zig Zag book imitates the oldest form of Japanese picture comics Chōjū-giga (鳥獣戯画 Animal Caricatures), a famous set of four picture scrolls, dated back in 12th century.
Learning themes and contents in Term 3
Well done to all students who have been working diligently with enthusiasm.
School Board, P&C and Community News
School Board News
Getting to Know our School Board Members
This week John Elson (Deputy Chair) has outlined his reasons for joining the School Board.
Introducing John Elson
“Life is about choices and being accountable, as such when the opportunity presented itself I chose to be a parent representative on the school board – something that I am very proud of. The School Board works respectfully in collaboration with the school’s leadership team, P & C and the school community as a whole to ensure that our children can be the best that they can be. During my time on the School Board my understanding and admiration for all the staff at Caladenia that teach and support our children continues to propagate – I know that both my children have benefitted from this caring and loving environment.
If you have considered getting involved in the School Board, P & C or just simply supporting school activities but have not yet taken the courageous leap, I would encourage you to do so as it is a very rewarding experience.” – John Elson.
Book Club Issue 6
Closes Friday, 6 September. Please place orders in the P&C box in the front office.
Next Friday the P&C will be selling Subway cookies at the gates. Keep an eye out…..
Just in time for Winter, Caladenia P&C are selling fresh Subway Original Choc Chip Cookies at the school gates for