• Newsletter – 25 May 2018

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    25 May 2018    |    Issue 2    |    Term 2

    Affirmation

    Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life. – Anne Hathaway

    From the Principal’s Desk

    Upcoming Events

    Fri 1 Jun
    Jnr Assembly Room 28
    Mon 4 Jun
    WA Day PUBLIC HOLIDAY
    Thu 7 Jun
    Snr Assembly Room 36 & 14
    Fri 8 Jun
    Lap-a- thon and Winter Carnival
    Fri 15 Jun
     
    Tue 19 Jun
    Parent/Teacher Night 4.30pm Concert 5-6.30 Classes open
    Thu 21 Jun
    Senior Assembly Room 24 and 33
    Fri 22 Jun
    DISCO
    Thu 28 Jun
    Girls Football Carnival
    Fri 29 Jun
    Jnr Assembly Room 30 and 16
    Favourite Colour Dress Day
    Last Day of Term 2
     

    Important Information

    Text Absences
    0417 984 196

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

    Uniform Shop Hours
    Tuesday 8.30am – 9.00am
    Thursday 8.30am – 9.00am

    School Banking
    Friday 8.10am – 8.30am

    Helping Hands
    0448 025 638

    Excelsior Dental Therapy
    9256 4170

    Dear Parents/Guardians

    We have so much going on in our wonderful school these days – from after-school private music lessons to instrumental lessons during school for Years 1 and 2, sporting activities after school, Art activities outside of our school, arranging for students from Japan to visit our great school, students running most events in  the school, a whole school Student Council operating effective and meaningful meetings, teachers spending countless hours in professional learning to improve student learning, to mention a few, make it a busy place on any given day.

    NAPLAN

    Much is said about NAPLAN each year and by people who have opinions on its success or otherwise. It is something that the Government controls along with the National Curriculum through ACARA. It is not an issue for us at Caladenia as we treat all information/data on the progress of students with careful scrutiny and due diligence in terms of how we use the data and what it says for us so that we can better prepare our students for increased success in the learning across the school in all year levels – we never simply concentrate on Years 3 and 5 but how this information is used across all year levels. NAPLAN has been wrapped up for 2018 and that is the end of it – we do not dwell on its effect but we do learn where our differences are across English and Maths.Thank you for your support in NAPLAN – I am sure you, like us, do not place undue emphasis on it – it is simply a tool for improvement for us.

    Senior Students

    As a well-developed partnership between parents and school, it is vital that we are giving the same messages to our children. As students grow older in primary schools there is a tendency to “mature too quickly” and forget that these are just kids (11 year olds when they leave our school). We want them to have a full and enviable upbringing that exudes the best of children’s play as well as develop into strong minded good citizens, capable of making good decisions about themselves into the future – they need to be resilient but unwavering in their righteousness for doing good.

    Our work with our students reflects what you keep telling us about what your expectations are for your children and what you expect of the school. We know we make promises about growing good kids and nothing is truer – our students are self-regulating in good behaviours, manners and outlook with one another – this happens at sporting and social functions as well as in the playground. We are growing good kids – we do have high expectations for them – we do love them as our own and will do all it takes to ensure their safe and comfortable development in an environment of high academic successes.

    Parking

    What a difference. Thank you to the P&C members who are giving their time and efforts to help our children be safe in the mornings and afternoons. Traffic issues look like they are improving – keep to the one way rule around the school – it works. Thank you all.

    Staff

    Our Curriculum Teams work hard each year to allow you into our teaching world at various times – one such event is coming up next Tuesday evening, run by the Maths Team. Thank you to the teachers involved in preparing to showcase their teaching of Mathematics for you. Don’t miss it. More on this later. Additionally, I need to point out to you that we are fortunate to have such good teachers following such sound common practices and strategies. It is obvious from our successes just how far we have come over a short journey in becoming a highly respected and sought-after school. Real estate agents, parents and other schools are taking notice of our quiet and unassuming approach to excellence and quality in terms of academics but also as a school with a real “heart and soul” in  the way our students are treated, nurtured and loved as individual and important, each and every one of them. I am blessed with such a great team to work with – from our teachers, support staff and first class Executive team. Thank you all for the total commitment to our wonderful school.

    Thank you for the support and assistance you, as parents, give us at Caladenia.

    We are fortunate in trusting us with your children’s futures.

     

     

     

     

    Ted Nastasi
    Principal

    School  News

    Honour Certificates – Junior Assembly

    Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Junior Assembly on Friday, 11 May 2018.

    Muhammad

    Amanda

    Simeon

    Orianna

    Karam

    Raya

    Elijah

    Nuoya

    Jody

    Ethaniel

    Aurica

    Alexander

    Yu Han

    Sally

    Varshaa

    Tewharerangi

    Levi

    Swar

    Emily

    Wei

    Adhvik

    Eniko

    Ijaaz

    Keerat

    Yonal

    Claire

    Hayley

    Clarissa

    Music

    Room 27

    Art

    Room 15

     

    Honour Certificates – Senior Assembly

    Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Senior Assembly on Thursday, 24 May 2018.

    Stanley

    Evie

    Emmy

    Mahesh

    Carol

    Akshayan

    Isabella

    Lishaanth

    Joshua

    Angus

    Alex

    Imogen

    Tyler B

    Tyler W

    Kade

    Benjamin

    Katelyn

    Brody

    Ayshah

    Yuwei

    Michael

    Lilly

    Jacob

    Charlie

    Roozal

    Wei

    Ayusha

    Anabelle

    Elana

    Japanese

    Room 25

    Phys Ed

    Room 32

    Art

    Room 9

     

    Class  News

    Pre Primary Room 1

    This week in Pre-Primary Room One we had a visit from the Oz Wildlife Farm. We were able to learn more about Australian Animals and interact with them. During the incursion we were able to meet a very sleepy koala called Keira, two friendly snakes named Hero and Rosie and a hungry joey who was named Luna. Here are some of the things we enjoyed about the visit. 

    “I loved holding the snake around my neck” Grace

    “I liked the Koala because it is lazy and it sleeps all day” Brody

    “I liked when the kangaroo ate the food” Farida

    “I liked when I got the surprise Koala gift” Muhammad

    We had an amazing time learning new facts about the animals!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Year 5 Room 22

    Photo 1 -We were making 3D structures using small coloured 3D cubes. We were allowed to use a maximum of 16 cubes to make our structure and then required to calculate the volume. (Yi Xuen)

    Photo 2 – We designed posters of a country of our choice and decorated it with researched facts about their government system and compared it to Australia’s Government system.(Kai, Ayden and Koby)

    Photo 3 – We created posters advertising poppies for SALE. Mrs Curtis had asked us to use Persuasive language to sell our poppies and we coloured in and put the posters together. (Diana)

    Phone 4 – We came up with individual sets of goals for the Term 2 and wrote them on a brightly coloured poster. (Claire & Sienna)

    Photo 5 – We conducted interviews with our grandparents and parents over the holidays. We had to ask specific questions to them about their life and they asked us the same questions in return. Then we got to create a poster of our grandparents and our life. (Warith & Jasleen)

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    Caladenia Primary School P&C Assoc Inc
    Elena Hylands
    0416071975
    ejhylands@hotmail.com

     

     
     

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