• Newsletter – 18 October 2018

    newsletter-header

    18 October 2018   |    Issue 1  |    Term 4

    Affirmation

    “Experience is the teacher of all things.” – Julius Caesar

     

    From the Principal’s Desk

    Upcoming Events

    Fri 19 October Junior Assembly Rooms 4 & 6 Colour Run
    Wed 24 October Room 19 Robotics at Wattle Grove Primary School 
    Thur 25 October Senior Assembly Room 19
    Fri 26 October STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY – STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND
    Tues 30 October Interschool Jumps and throws
    Thur 1 November 9.30am Whole School Assembly – Celebration Day
    Fri 2 November Junior Assembly Rooms 1 & 5 Interschool Carnival
    Wed 7 November Year 3 Dental Screening                   
    Room 19 Numero at Wattle Grove Primary School
    Thur 8 November Senior Assembly Room 23
     

    Important Information

    Text Absences
    0417 984 196

    Caladenia App
    http://ischoolapps.com.au/caladeniaps/

    Uniform Shop 
    30 Kembla Way, Willetton 6155
    9270 4669

    School Banking
    Friday 8.10am – 8.30am

    Helping Hands
    0448 025 638

    Excelsior Dental Therapy
    9256 4170

    Dear Parents and Care Givers,

    Welcome Back

    I hope you had a pleasant and restful holiday period with your children. I am glad that we everyone back at school safe and sound. This is a particularly busy term – we have Swimming for two weeks, Interschool Athletics, Colour Run operated by the P&C, Graduation, Kindy Awards, School Presentation Assembly, Music Performances, Christmas Songs in the Under-cover. Please be a little more patient with us as we have much to do for the year and preparing for next year’s set-up requirements.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Car Parking Around the School

    It seems that while there are school personnel manning the parking areas (including Kiss and Drive), people are abiding by the general rules and there is some semblance of order. However, we must all remember to follow the rules and the school’s unique issues/problem areas. Please do not park on sidewalks or grassed areas- they are dangerous areas as student feel comfortable about riding and walking on these areas, knowing that traffic should not be on them.

    School Development Day

    A reminder that this day is on FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER. There will be NO school for students on this day.

    Our School

    I know that your children love coming to Caladenia every day. This is for several reasons that we work very hard on each and every school day of the year. The reasons Caladenia is different from other schools and unique to Caladenia are

    • We love our students as if they are our own. Children know and understand this and give it back to others.
    • Our behaviour management plan is borne out in an environment of love, respect and dignity of the human being – we do not yell at each other at any time in the school nor do we argue with one another and the principle we use is “building strong and lasting relationships”
    • Our uniqueness is that as we grow and get more students coming in from other schools, our students still maintain that same respectfulness, dignity and happiness
    • Caladenia has an extremely fine balance between striving for academic excellence and building relationships (having fun with a purpose).
    • We are very structured as a school with processes and protocols which match all aspects of what the community expect from us as well as students, staff and the Dept of Education.

    We, as educators, do our very best to ensure that our motto “be the best that you can be” applies to everyone in everything we do. We are proud of our school and we want our philosophies and practices to also reflect our uniqueness in excellence in teaching and learning.

    Show the world it’s beautiful.

    Ted Nastasi
    Principal

    School  News

    Honour Certificates – Senior Assembly

    Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Senior Assembly on Thursday, 6 September 2018.

    Nate

    Archer

    Harmony

    Isabella

    Riley

    Ailiya

    Urwa

    Vanessa

    Clarance

    Ean

    Ella

    Annie

    Iris

    Shwetha

    Georgia

    Bodie

    Jayda

    Kaitlyn

    Luke

    Riley

    Sienna

    Koby

    Miley

    Ria

    Manamrit

    Christian

    Seth

    Abby

    Queshaan

    Lucas

    Sunishka

    Jesse

    Abbas

    Jayden

    Shirui

    Samin

    Hunter

    John

    Japanese Room 32

    Music

    Room 33

    Art

    Room 35

    Phys Ed

    Room 17

     

    Honour Certificates – Junior Assembly

    Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Junior Assembly on Friday, 14 September 2018.

    Aarav

    Linlin

    Oliver

    Lily

    Nakul

    Lavender

    Enzo

    Aleena

    Nicholas

    Lucy

    Daniel

    Tyreece

    Logan

    Jed

    Melody

    Anaira

    Lylah

    Taylor

    Ethan

    Ellie

    Mahavir

    Minhas

    Sophia

    Thanvi

    Lucas

    Laila

    Inakshi

    Sasha

    Raamis

    Music Room 21

    Phys Ed Room 31

     

    Honour Certificates – Senior Assembly

    Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Senior Assembly on Thursday, 20 September 2018.

    Kayla

    Zainab

    Vivian

    Amber

    Ekraj

    Moumitha

    Dragana

    Deva

    Mina

    Grace

    Jorja

    Lucas

    Riley

    Poojani

    Elizabeth

    Sarim

    Kaitlyn

    Misha

    Hamenpreet

    Daria

    Warith

    Akeia

    Adriano

    Chevanthei

    Wasiq

    Kloves

    Sonia

    Sienna

    Maddok

    Jasmine

    Takayah

    Japanese Room 26

    Music Room 17

    Phys Ed Room 23

     

     

    Class News

    LOTE – Japanese

    Year 4 students have been working on family member vocabulary.  One of the strategies to retain and retrieve new set of vocabulary is mnemonics with sound cues and imagery.  This is a highly efficient way to approach foreign language.  Can you remember these words?

    Year 5/6 Room 26

    Room has been had a work this year. With a Term 3 focus on Space for Year 5 and Natural Disasters for Year 6, the research bug attacked and a diorama throw down occurred. The year 5’s not only included colours and sizing of planets, but sought to light up the night sky too. The Year 6’s fought back with working volcano’s, and battery powered attempts to burry cars in an avalanche. We departed out space journey with dedicated reporters attending Scitech in Week 9. Room 26 currently has Yogi “Not Your Average” Bear visiting. Apart from cheering Gold faction on in the Sports Carnival, his expertise in teaching us how to use Excel is different to say the least! We’re all wondering what the remainder of the term will bring next?

    Year 3 Scitech Incursion

    On Friday the 7th September, the Year3 students took part in a Scitech incursion. They visited the planetarium where they went on a journey exploring the solar system. They then experimented and built a shelter using different materials to try to keep the wild weather away. Lots of fun was had by all!

    I learnt that the the Southern Cross always points to the South – Ada

    I learnt that there is a constellation that looks like a scorpion – Jason

    I learnt that whatever direction the Sun goes during the day is where some planets will be during the night – Kushi

    I learnt that Earth can fit 3 of the planet Mars in it – Samuel

    I learnt that you can see some of the planets at night by looking up at the sky with your eyes – Dragana

    ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Nominee – Mrs Deb Skelton

    Our very talented Music Teacher, Mrs Deb Skelton has been nominated for the 2018 ARIA award for Music Teacher of the Year. The winner will be chosen by a public vote and we can all vote for Mrs Skelton once per day on as many devices as you have. To vote:   www.ariamusicteacheraward.com.au. Voting closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018.

     

     

     

     

    Ready, Set , Go!

    Students prepared for the Athletics Carnival through their physical education lessons, afternoon athletics practice and with a bit of help from the experts. Recently a level 3 athletics coach came to the school as part of the LAPS program (Little Athletics in Primary Schools) and took the students through their paces and passed on some helpful tips about sprinting, javelin throwing and long jump.  Students who took part in the program received a certificate.

     

     

    P&C and Community News

    P&C News

    The P&C have been very active during 2018. The latest support offered and implemented for the school is the installation of a $19,000.00 reverse cycle air-conditioning system for the Undercover Area for these really hot days and freezing winter days. Our students can now sit in comfort while attending Assemblies and other events. This is a tremendous achievement for the benefit of the whole school. The Colour Run is on Friday at 1.30pm at the school. We are expecting a lot of fun, fitness and fundraising from this inaugural event for Caladenia. Your P&C is always thinking of new ways to build the community and raise essential funds for school needs that cannot be met through the school budget.

    Well done to all the parents that help and contribute to these events in their own special way.

    Thank you

    Ukelele and Guitar Lessons.

    Mr Rivett has a few spaces available for guitar or ukulele. If you have a child/ren with an interest please contact Mr Dave Rivett on 0408 929 186.

     Text Absences

    0417 984 196

    School Banking

    Fri 8.10am—8.30am

    Helping Hands

    0448 025 638

    Excelsior Dental Therapy

    9256 4170

    Caladenia App

    http://ischoolapps.com.au/caladeniaps

    Uniform Shop

    9270 4669

    30 Kembla Way, Willetton 6155

     

     

    Translate »