• 2020 – 14 August 2020 Issue 2


    14 August 2020  |    Issue 2   |    Term 3


    Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes them meaningful. – Anon 

    School of the Year 2019/2020

    Upcoming Events

    Thur 20 Aug Kindy Farm Incursion
    Fri 21 Aug Kindy Farm Incursion
    Tue 1 Sept Year 3 Perth Hills Discovery Centre Excursion
    Wed 2 to Fri 4 Sept Father’s Day Stalls
    Thur 3 Sept Year 5 Scitech Excursion

    Important Information

    School Number

    6258 9350

    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

    Thank you to the many parents who are doing the right thing in social distancing by allowing their children into the school on their own and leaving on their own. It helps us tremendously to not have to worry so much about the safety of children and staff open to infection from visitors (parents or others) dropping off/picking up students. A reminder to others who are entering the site regularly that we are trying to protect our students and staff from possible spread of the Virus by doing everything we can. Please do not bring your children onto the site or enter the site if you can arrange it differently (wait outside the perimeters). We are not being paranoid – we are simply trying what we can to stay healthy. Thank you for your cooperation for the sake of your children and our staff.


    Our Multi-Purpose Room has been completed and we are waiting to have some small items fixed before we commence using it. It looks terrific and is very comfortable inside. The new walkways between the transportable classrooms will commence during the next holiday period so as to not disadvantage operation of the school.

    New Bag Racks are now ready for use – we are labelling them (by room) so all students know exactly where to place their bags. These will help bags from being attacked by crows and prevent them from being overheated in summer or wet during winter.

    Bikes and Scooters

    Parents have made complaints to us that students are riding their bikes and scooters haphazardly after school, with near misses. Please instruct your children that riding these are a privilege and have rules attached to them (helmets, road rules, footpath protocols, etc.). Staff are instructing them in school but a concerted effort is required to make it safe for motorists and pedestrians to share the road without incidents. Thank you. 

    Teaching and Learning

    Caladenia works with staff and students to provide a quality education both in teaching and learning strategies. We use Explicit Instruction and Kagan strategies (Caladenia-style) to enrich our teaching and learning methodologies. We strategize our Whole School Improvement Plan each year with the inclusion of our main strategies explained within our Quality Teaching and Learning Policy, Handbook (reviewed every year with amendments to make them more efficient). Our Targets for achievement are clearly outlined within our Business Plan 2021-2023 (in draft mode currently) – the 2018-2020 version is located in our website. The School Board and school staff (teachers and Exec) are all involved in the drafting of the Targets and strategies each year. We are scrutinised carefully (rightly so) and staff interrogate our achievements/data closely each year and set the next year’s priorities accordingly. In this way, students and parents are provided with the best practices we have to offer (researched thoroughly and for greatest effect in student improvement). We are proud of our achievements and our standards remain high through constant review and amendment in what and how we do things. Thank you to our staff for the wonderfully brilliant input and decision-making which goes with being the best school in WA (School of the Year).

    Student Executive

    Our Student Executive work very hard each year to make life a little better for our student body at Caladenia. This year has been exceptional once again for the growth and development of these leaders – they have organised and operated a full whole school Student Council (Years 1-6 student reps) and, together, have come up with some brilliant ideas for Caladenia (including the recent Animal Shelter Fund, where the student body raised over $1000 to donate to the Fund. We are proud of them as a Team and as individuals for the great work they do for our school and our community in which we live. It has not been the first initiative of community spirit our students have been involved with and we sit proudly in our community as supporters of needy organisations. Thank you, Student Exec and whole school student body. We are very proud of you.


    THOUGHT:        “Enjoy the little things.”

    Keep well.

    Kind regards,

    Ted Nastasi

    School  News

    Mr Caldera 

    Mr Caldera is participating in a 24-hour event where he will be playing different games to raise money for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. He will be staying up all night and playing all day to raise money for children who need as much help as possible.

    If you would like to help Mr Caldera raise funds to help the children at Perth Children’s Hospital, any amount donated will be greatly appreciated.

    Class  News

    Year 3 Room 14

    Here is a photo of the some of the books in our class library that we enjoy reading. We enjoy reading these books whilst we are at school. They are fabulous to read and very interesting. Some of the books are funny to read while others we can learn facts from. Room 14 would like to say thank you to the P&C for organising the books for us to read. 

    P&C  and  Community News


    Don’t forget your Cookie Dough


    Each tub is 1kg and can make approximately 40 cookies.
    All ten delicious cookie doughs are Australian made and owned and produced in a nut-free factory. There’s sure to be one to satisfy any cookie lover!
    Simply scoop the dough from the tub and bake for 14-16 minutes for irresistible cookies.
    The tubs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks or in the freezer until you are ready to bake. The cookie dough can be refrozen.
    CASH FUNDRAISING.  Students can complete the back page of the order form booklet and return with the monies to the P&C box in the office.
    Order form booklets and monies need to be returned or finalised by this MONDAY, 17 AUGUST 2020.
    Orders will be delivered on 4 September

    The canteen is now operating with online orders only. You can download the APP or alternatively see the detailed guide on how to set up your own Flexischools account can be found at the following website:


    Entertainment Book

    To order a Digital Entertainment Book membership please visit: 2020/2021 Membership

    VacSwim Swimming Lessons

    VacSwim swimming lessons

    Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays. October is a great time to get your children ready for summer and January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Your children can start as young as five years old.

    Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim



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