• Newsletter Issue 2 Term 2


    22 May 2020|    Issue 2   |    Term 2


    Life is a long lesson in humility – James M. Barrie

    School of the Year

    Upcoming Events

    Mon 1 June  Western Australia Day – PUBLIC HOLIDAY

    Important Information

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    30 Kembla Way Willetton  
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    9256 4170

    From the Principal

    Dear Parents and Carers

    Thank you for your kind words of support through these tough times for us all. The staff at Caladenia are very grateful for your cooperation and common sense attitude to our tight but necessary restrictions.

    As of this week, we have entered into another phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 97% (over 880 students) of our students back at school and safely engaging with each other, we still ask that they maintain the necessary personal cleaning regimens – washing hands frequently and sanitizing very often. Our full time day cleaners are doing an amazing job in keeping our environment sanitized – playgrounds, equipment, door handles, toilets and surfaces are cleaned several times a day.

    We all believe that the students walking/riding to school with friends or families is making a big impact on safety in the streets close to school. The lone entry onto the school site is also proving to be a good and happy student process – students are settling into their routines very well, so thank you for talking with your children about the change to normal routines.

    Please remember that this COVID-19 is not over – it is still in our communities and we must be vigilant with our children and ourselves that we do not practice unsafe routines of social distancing and personal cleanliness. It is up to us to be super aware that a next wave may be worse than the first because it has all the hallmarks of raising itself from community interactions rather than from overseas and that potentially is a high risk/harder to manage spread of COVID-19. A very big THANK YOU.

    Multi-Purpose Room

    The new multi-purpose room is nearly ready for the building of it to commence – it will be at the end of the school buildings on Bushy Gardens side of the school and entry to it is restricted while the build is occurring. There may some slight disruption to the Kiss n Drive bays but we will keep that to a minimum.

    Other Changes

    We are also in the planning stages for many more additions to our school’s play areas and landscaping. All of these are designed to cater for increased growth in our student numbers.

    We will be starting new Clubs in the school for students to get involved in, such as a Lego Club, Chess Club and others we will be discussing with students.

    We hope to commence a pre-entry program for new families to Kindergarten and Pre-Primary later in the year in our new building. More on this exciting venture later.

    We are gearing up for a better end to the year than the beginning. 

    THOUGHT:        “Love the life you live. Lead the life you love.” – Bob Marley 

    Kind regards,

    Ted Nastasi

    School  News

    Kindy Enrolments

    Kindy enrolments for next year will be accepted through appointment only. If you have a child/ren born between 1 July 2016 and 1 June 2017, please call the office on 9456 1144 to book in your appointment. Please note you will need all original documentation stipulated on pages 4 & 5 of our application form. This can be downloaded from our website.


    Photos of sports, music programs and the Graduation from 2019 are now available on line. Please see the form attached to the newsletter to access the code and photos.

    Class  News

    Year 1 Room 16

    Last week in Year 1, we looked at the story ‘Edward the Emu’. In Room 16, we researched information about emus and wrote a report including all the information we had discovered. We discovered that emus are good at swimming, and they have very strong, powerful legs that they use to kick predators with. We also learnt that Emus have wings, but they can’t fly.  They lay large eggs and when their babies are born, they camouflage into the surroundings.

    We also investigated 2D shapes in Mathematics and we used these shapes to create a detailed Zoo map. We used the shapes to represent the different animal enclosures and labelled them. We really enjoyed these activities, that were all based on Edward the Emu.

    Year 6 Room 8

    The Year 6’s have enjoyed researching “Behind the Scenes” of Wildlife Tourism. Students have become more aware of how some animals are mistreated and are forced to live a cruel life in captivity. After conducting research, students are now busy responding to this information by writing a persuasive piece highlighting their own opinion as to whether animals should be used to support tourism in the world or whether it should be banned.

    As part of our HASS Curriculum, the Year 6’s have each created a “Show bag” representing an Indigenous Culture from around the World. Students have researched important information that they have made into a Factual booklet and have filled their Show bags with a variety of interesting creations like puzzle books, souvenirs, artefacts, stories and poems. Mr Johnson and Mrs Wingfield are looking forward to the students presenting their Show bags to the class. Keep up the fantastic work, Room 8!





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