10 August 2018 | Issue 2 | Term 3
From the Principal’s Desk
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
Book Fair and Parade
Thank you for the marvellous interest shown in the Book Fair by our students this year. I am sure that they are enjoying the books immensely. Books are the core of our learning at primary school and the more children read, the greater their ability to write and interpret and use their imagination – this is vital in a world of instant gratification where books are de-valued in front of movies, documentaries and games. We have a responsibility to show students that reading is the key that opens all doors to learning and growing. Thank you for making this a reality for your children. The Book Parade was a great spectacle with students and teachers getting into the spirit of showing off their favourite books. Thank you to the English Committee and all staff for the excellent presentation of the Parade.
School Development Day
Monday 13 August is a non-school day students. It is a day where staff develop their skills/understandings in teaching and learning throughout the school.
Disney Quiz Night
24 August. Don’t miss it – it is shaping as a fantastic night for parents, staff and students. Remember that children cannot attend the Quiz Night unattended – it is for families.
Testing for 2019 is on 14 and 15 August for 2018 Year 4 students. Please remember this for next Tuesday and Wednesday.
The School Board is the only group in the school that is charged with the responsibility for making policies and reviewing school operations. With that in mind, it is necessary to understand how decision-making operates. Whether a decision on a policy was made one, two or more years ago means that decision is valid until the Policy is reviewed. Every year the Board reviews Policies if there is an overwhelming need to amend.
The decision to modify the student dress code was made after wide consultation through Survey, suggestion box, voting boxes while the uniforms were displayed and advertised for months in the front foyer of the school – this was the end of 2015 for the 2016 school year implementation. The School Board, in their forward visionary way, stated clearly that the old uniforms would have a two year time period to be phased out – 2018 was the first year of implementing the full new uniform. This provides new parents with an understanding of how decision-making is valued and cherished at Caladenia as an open and transparent process.
Thank you for your understanding of democratic processes. Be Great
Honour Certificates – Junior Assembly
Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Junior Assembly on Friday, 27 June 2018.
Once again the Book Fair was a huge success and we sincerely thank all families for their generosity and support of such a wonderful event. The grand total of sales was $7972.00 As you may know the school will receive commission from sales in the form of Scholastic Rewards Points. The points will be used to purchase new resources for classes and the Library. Thank you again and look forward to seeing you next year.
Aileen Crofts -Library Officer
Book Fair Poster Competition
We would like to congratulate all of the winners in this year’s Book Fair Poster Competition. The standard this year was the highest we have ever seen at school. We also had the largest number of entries this year.
Each of the winners receive a $10 voucher for this year’s Book Fair. We would like to thank everyone for making this year the best ever and hope that you take the time to look at the winning posters that will be displayed in the undercover area during the Book Fair Parade.
Winners are: Rashita, Pei Shan, Tharundee, Gurniyauesh, Smrithi, Dihian, Nathan, Clarissa, Josephine, Mae- Lynn, Grace, Emmy, Audrine, Aarnav, Krina, Bella, Arsany, Ria, Joshua, Charli, Ahdie, Predrag, Leen, Sonia and Ray
Book Week Parade
On Friday 3rd August Caladenia Primary School had its annual Book Parade. This year was one of the best Book Parades we have seen! There were scary wolves, ferocious pirates, creative Dr Suess characters and we even found multiple Where’s Wally characters, let’s not forget the Canadian version, Waldo! Special thanks to Jessie from Toy Story, who took us on a treasure finding mission to find toys for Andy’s toy box. We would like to thank all parents, teachers and students for being involved in this celebration of reading and books. Below are the winners from each class. Well done to all!
The Winners are as follows:
Senudi, Kiara, Cassie, Alaal, Aiden, Heyan, Hussan, Henri, Rachel, Ethan, Kaleeya, Maddison, Levi, Noah, Shuban, Yara, Sophie, Laila, Lucas, Isaia, Olivia, Zaahid, Samuel, Ethan, Giana, Aaliyah, Lincoln, Yi Xuan, Jacob, Diya, Piper, Zanique, Grace and Isabella.
Vac Swim 2018
With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is essential. You can now enrol your children in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.
VacSwim is for all children- from beginners to more advanced swimmers and young people doing their bronze Medallion. Your children can start as young as five years old.Enrol your children in VacSwim now at:
Year 5 Room 34
This term we’ve been exploring procedure texts. We’ve compared and contrasted digital, print and video procedures to identify what language features are the same and different.
This is what Year 5 knows about procedure writing.
A procedure can be helpful for building something and baking. If you watch a video tutorial, look at digital and print, they are all procedures.- Emily
You use imperative verbs- Jesse
You must be specific- Ridha
Use a good, catchy aim- Lucius
It needs pictures and very specific words to teach the reader- Joe
Procedures can be digital, video or paper texts. Make the steps clear.- Her-Shiuan
You can include your personal opinion in the aim.- Javy
Include detailed pictures or photographs to make it clear.- Armaan
Procedures can help anyone, anytime, anywhere. Even great grandparents use them! Every day you may use procedures when you don’t know it!- Miley
They usually have aims or pictures. The aim tells you what they6 are aiming for, like “This is how to make a delicious scrumptious banana milkshake.” The pictures show the result. – Akeia
Imperative verbs are very important for procedures. They are called bossy verbs.- Kanishkka
Use present tense and clear language. – Yuwei
Examples of procedures: recipes, manuals and cookbooks. – Chloe
A procedure is a guide. It can be used to make things and fix stuff. – Max
I’ve learnt that procedures are in many manuals such as Lego. Procedures need a title, ingredients, steps and an aim. You use imperative verbs at the beginning of sentences and pictures because we are visual learners and mostly learn from pictures. You can find procedures anywhere such as in books, on websites and in videos. Procedure writing has a structure.- Charlotte
What’s been happening in Visual Arts 2018 – Junior
Year 1 – The wonderful Students in year 1 have been busy exploring mixed media and collage techniques, along with observational drawing and colour mixing. They have developed some beautiful realistic studies of birds and have experimented with colour mixing, to create different textured backgrounds. Students have learnt to mix secondary colours and different shades of single colours. As part of Naidoc week 2018, students explored dot painting, to create some wonderful outcomes.
Year 2 -Students in year 2 have been very productive with their underwater sea life theme, producing some outstanding work. Students have explored line, shape and pattern to create detailed realistic copies of various sea life. They have used several different mark making methods, along with a variety of different medias, including collage, watercolours, acrylic, wax and clay. They are currently building a textured pinch pot fish in clay, exploring 3D shape and form. Keep an eye out for the finished fish.
Year 3 – Students in year 3 have been exploring animal patterns and the use of various lines, to create fine detail within their work. Shading has been a focus skill area for the year group where students have explored layering, to gradually make colours darker. Each class has really applied this skill well, creating some wonderful outcomes of high quality as a result. Students have produced some exceptional animal eye studies, along with some colourful mono repetition prints. Keep up the awesome work year 3.
Australian Mathematics Competition
On Thursday 9th August, 173 students took part in the Australian Mathematics Competition. It was pleasing to see so many eager mathematicians from years 3 to 6. The results will be announced in October and all participants will receive a certificate with their individual results. Congratulations to all our students who took part. Thank you to Mrs Asplin for supervising the students and Mrs Harris who not only organised the event but also supervised.
School Banking is open for all students from Kindy to year 6. This is a great way to start children learning about money and how to save. If you would like further information, please see details below where you can visit Catharine.
Location: Jacaranda Block
Time: 8.00 – 8.30am
Disney Pixar Family Quiz Night
Where: Assembly Area, Caladenia Primary School
When: Friday, 24th August 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $5 per person or; $40 table x 8
(Further information sent home via students)
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