• Newsletter – 10 August 2018


    10 August 2018    |    Issue 2    |    Term 3


    “What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.” – Emil Brunner

    From the Principal’s Desk

    Upcoming Events

     Mon 13 Aug

    School Development Day- Students do not attend

    Tue 14 Aug-Fri 17 Aug
    Science Week
    Thu 16 Aug
    Year 1 Scitech Excursion
    Fri 17  August

    Science Week Fair

    Junior Assembly Room 20

    Mon 20 August

    Massed Choir Rehearsal 1

    Kindy Information Session 11-1pm

    Thur 23 August
    Senior Assembly Rms 34 and 26
    Fri 24 August

    Kindy Information Session 11am-1pm

    Disney Quiz Night

    Mon 27- Wed 29 August
    School Photos
    Thu 30 August
    Father’s Day Stall
    Fri 31 August

    Junior Assembly Yr 2 Rm 15

    MAC – Australian History Challenge

    Father’s Day Stall


    Important Information

    Text Absences
    0417 984 196

    Caladenia App

    Uniform Shop
    Unit 3/9 Yampi 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,

    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.

    PEAC Testing

    Testing for 2019 is on 14 and 15 August for 2018 Year 4 students. Please remember this for next Tuesday and Wednesday.

    School Board

    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

     Kind regards,

    Ted Nastasi


    School  News

    Honour Certificates – Junior Assembly

    Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Junior Assembly on Friday, 27 June 2018.

    Abuzar Flynn Lucas Ryan Ryan I Nimar Summer Shrutika
    Rijuta Stephen Leah Adarsh Hamish Lincoln Aayan Alfie
    Sarah Joshua Yi Xuen Anshrah Elena Chloe Addison Lachlan
    Hamza Leen Denver Caitlin Jarrod Yihan Tai-Xiang Japanese Rm 14
    Rm 34
    Phys Ed
    Rm 33

    Book Fair

    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

    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

    Day: Friday              

    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)                                                

    Entertainment Books

    There is still time to purchase the 2018/2019 Entertainment Book. Please see the following details.

    Caladenia Primary School P&C Assoc Inc is raising funds. Here’s how you can help….

    We are raising as much as we can to support our cause and we need your help!

    Order your NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership now.

    You’ll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do and help our fundraising at the same time.

    Order yours today: http://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/871h16

    Caladenia Primary School P&C Assoc Inc
    Elena Hylands








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