• 2019 – Issue 4 September 13


    13 September 2019    |    Issue 4   |    Term 3


    Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb

    From the Principal’s Desk

    Upcoming Events

    Fri 2 Nov Junior Assembly Rms 1 & 5
    Interschool Carnival
    Wed 7 Nov Year 3 Dental Screening
    MAC – Numero at Wattle Grove Primary School
    Thu 8 Nov Senior Assembly Room 23
    Tue 13 Nov Junior Choir Brightwater Care Group 10.30am
    Wed 14 Nov Parent Thank You Morning Tea
    Fri 16 Nov Junior Assembly Room 7
    Mon 19- 30 Nov Swimming Lessons

    Important Information

    Text Absences
    0417 984 196

    Caladenia App

    Uniform Shop
    30 Kembla Way Willetton  
    9270 4669

    School Banking
    Friday 8.10am – 8.30am

    Helping Hands
    0448 025 638

    Excelsior Dental Therapy
    9256 4170

    Dear Parents/Care Givers

    Our School

    Parent Open Night was well attended by parents this week. Thank you to all the families that attended to see how and what the students are doing during class each day. The students “walked parents through” their learning journeys with such clarity of detail and information. Thanks to all the teachers for the preparation of their classrooms for Open Night – I visited several during the evening and was impressed with the standard and level of work being done in classrooms. Thank you to the P&C (more particularly the Watts Family) for the steady supply of Sausage Sizzles on the night. They were delicious, thank you.

    2020 Update

    Each year, we make application for classrooms to manage our growing enrolment throughout the school. We have been approved for a new classroom and the School Board is placing an additional new facility to accommodate extra space for activities for students, computer lab space and a place where community meetings and education sessions can take place. It will be 100% used for in-house student usage and for much needed storage. I thank the School Board for its deliberations on the scope and need for the project. It will a very much needed facility for teaching/learning. 

    In-House Testing

    In-house Testing has been completed this week and we will be using the progress information from 2018-2019 to assess our priorities and Targets for 2020. Thank you to all students for taking the Tests seriously and trying their very best for them. Thank you to the teachers for carrying them out and for marking/recording. Well done, Team – very impressive, thank you.


    What a wonderful day – everyone tried their hardest to raise as much as they could for the school and have some fun doing it along the way. Thanks to the Deputy Principals for their organization/assistance and the P&C for the support of this annual event for our school. Great effort, students.

    Parking and Traffic Flow

    We have received some complaints from parents regarding traffic flow and parking. The complaints are specifically about the length of stay in the Kiss n Drive bays (before School ends each afternoon) – I am awaiting a response from the Mayor about this issue and what the Rangers do about them.

    Additionally, several parents are complaining that vehicles are beginning to drive in a clockwise direction around the school, causing severe blockages and danger to students as they have to cross the road to get to the school or into the cars. This is a potential for a child being severely injured s some cars are not proceeding slowly around the school. The reason for anticlockwise movement around the school is that the cars are on the school side of the roads and therefore smaller danger of accidents to children.

    Furthermore, some drivers are still parking on verges and footpaths – this is a very dangerous practice as little children walk and ride on footpaths and verges where it is “safer”.

    Please do not get too upset and please do not break the law – it would be terrible to lose one of our children to unsafe practices of a few people who are not thinking clearly about safety of children.

    It is an ongoing issue around schools and it could be alleviated if students were able to ride to school or walk with you instead of over 600 car-trips each morning. It is a very healthy option to walk or ride to school and students can get great enjoyment from doing so. If you can, get your child to walk or ride with someone else for safety.

    Thank you for your cooperation and for being calm and collected when you need to wait a little longer for a parking spot or drop-off bay.   


    Thought of the Day:- Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. – Confucius

    Have a joyful weekend

    Kind regards,

    Ted Nastasi

    School  News

    Interschool Cross Country

    On Friday the 2nd of August, 48 of Caladenia’s most talented cross country runners in years 3-6 spent the day at Homestead park in Thornlie to compete against 4 other schools. The course was a lot drier than previous years and the weather was great making for ideal conditions.

    All students ran their hearts out and it was terrific to see their hard work in PE lessons and a couple of extra morning training sessions pay off. There were some fantastic individual performances but the race of the day was in the boy’s Y6 race where the top four runners had a blanket finish across the line with Stephen and Jordan receiving podium places.

    In the end we were very happy to finish third overall and have two age groups finish in first place. Well done to all, good luck for athletics coming up and a big thank you to the parents who volunteered to help with being course marshals.

    Athletics Carnival

    Ready, Set, Go! Students prepare for the Athletics Carnival

    Students in years 1-6 have been taking part in faction athletics training since the end of term 2 and are well versed in their various events for the Athletics Carnival!

    The 2019 Caladenia Athletics Carnival will take place on Friday the 18th of October (term 4 week 1) for all students PP-Y6 and we would love to see as many parents as possible come down to support! Please keep a look out for a letter with more information. The program for both days will be available on the school app closer to the time. However generally the days will progress as follows:

    Jumps and Throws Tuesday 15th

    Session 1
    Y5-6 Jumps and Throws
    Session 2
    Y3-4 Jumps and Throws

    Y4-6 Long Distance Events
    Session 3
    Y1-2 Jumps and Throws

    Main Carnival Friday 18th

    Beginning of Day
    Faction Parade
    Rotation 1
    Y1-6 Middle Distance Running Races
    Rotation 2
    Y3-6 Team Games

    Y1-2 Track Events
    Rotation 3
    Y3-6 Track Events

    Y1-2 Team Games
    Rotation 4
    Y1-6 Relays
    End of Day

    If any parents are able to help with set up in the morning, please let Mr. Hunt know. Many hands make light work! We look forward to see you on the big day.


    Honour Certificates – Senior Assembly

    Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Senior Assembly on Thursday, 5 September 2019.

    Zeroun Nicholas Keerat Lucas Deng Clarissa Claire Trish
    Ellie Wan Yuna Zane Mina Clarance Mehtaab Anastasia
    Emmy Angela Madison Bodie Brody Kourosh Renee Benedict
    Piper Lucius Kemitha Kai Oliver Rimple Albie Alex
    Japanese Room 37 Phys Ed Room 14            

    Honour Certificates – Junior Assembly

    Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Junior Assembly on Friday, 13 September 2019.

    Kailee Dave Vernica Charlie Reyansh Nileesha Sara Affaan
    Muhammad Tasneem Charlotte Yongwen Zineb Alyssa Zoe Ryan
    Jeremy Brody Nandhan Brandon Hasnain Alyssa Joseph Duo Duo
    Jineth Amanda Ridham Sashwin Sukayna Mischa Aubrey Logan
    Jackson Shahil Ojasvi Jack Melody Charita Phys Ed Room 16 Art Room 10


    Class  News

    Year 1 Room 16

    This term in Room 16, we have been busy authors and illustrators. The students were required to write their own narrative. They included sizzling sentence starters, setting, character description, complication, resolution and conclusion. After the writing process, students then went to the computer room to type up their narratives. We had some extra help to finish from our friends in Year 6. Our narratives were printed out and turned into a book, where we did illustrations to go with our stories. We shared the narratives with our parents during our open classroom evening.

    Year 2 Room 25

    To celebrate Science Week, each student brought in or discussed a cool Science Investigation that they completed. We had many interesting experiments including Mentos in a Coke bottle, lava lamps, mining for gems and more. Here is what some of our students think of Science:

    “I love Science because it is so fascinating!” – Ranvitha

    “It is so great when we get to mix things.” – Sifat

    “Science is really cool when we get to mix colours.”  – Swarsinh

    “Science is great because I love doing experiments and seeing what happens!”  -Cruz

    “I love learning new things and going outside to investigate.” – Princess

    School  Board & Community News

    School Board News

    Getting to Know our School Board Members. This week Andrea Harris (Teacher Representative) has outlined her reasons for joining the School Board.

    Carole Veneris
    School Board Chair

    Introducing Andrea Harris

    “A school board member focuses on what is best for the students in a school, so having this is mind, I welcomed the opportunity to continue to help the students, staff and parents continue to further develop Caladenia Primary School into the beautiful school that is has become.

     This is my first year on the Caladenia Primary School Board. Professionally, I am one of the Year 4 teachers in the school as well as the Curriculum team leader for Mathematics, and I appreciate the trust my community has put in me to look after the best interests of our children and contribute to our community and school. Personally, I believe in the importance of a well-run school that delivers the best educational experiences, and to equip children to take advantage of the opportunities that Caladenia Primary School offers them.”  Andrea Harris

    P&C News

    Purchase tickets to the Perth Royal Show through Caladenia Primary School P&C Assoc Inc, and you will save 25% on your tickets! Plus, we receive a portion of the proceeds towards our fundraising.

    To order tickets, simply go online to: www.perthroyalshow.com.au/fundraiser and enter your unique online code: Royalshow20239 to receive the offer! 


    Caladenia P&C are selling fresh Subway Original Choc Chip Cookies at the school gates for
    $1 each
    Friday Afternoons
    6, 13 and 20 September 2019

    (Today and weeks 8 and 9)



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