• Newsletter – 27 July 2018

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    27 July 2018    |    Issue 1    |    Term 3

    Affirmation

    A loving heart is the truest wisdom. – Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870)

    From the Principal’s Desk

    Upcoming Events

     Thur 2 August
    Book Fair
    Fri 3 Aug
    Book Parade
    Mon 6 Wed 8 August
    Book Fair
    Thur 9 August

    Senior Assembly Rms 9 & 22 Australian Maths Competition Years 3 – 6

    Fri 10 August
    Cross Country Carnival
    Mon 13 August
    School Development Day STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND
    Tue 14 to Fri 17 August
    Science Week
    Thu 16 August
    Year 1 Scitech Excursion
    Fri 17 August

    Science Week Fair                       

    Junior Assembly Room 28

     

    Important Information

    Text Absences
    0417 984 196

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

    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,

    NAIDOC Assembly

    The NAIDOC Assembly was a stirring and an unforgettable celebration of our Indigenous Cultural/historic past. The week was celebrated through classroom Aboriginal Studies according to the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework. Students have been learning about the rich and historic cultural aspects of Aboriginal life through the centuries in Australia. The Assembly hosted a wonderful performance/display of Aboriginal music and the arts. Thank you to our wonderful Music and Visual Arts Depts in the school – the standard was brilliant and moving. 

    Book Fair and Parade

    From the 2-8 August is our annual Book Fair. We encourage all of our students to read many books as this is the pathway to better literacy and understanding of written texts. Reading is under-rated these days but it is the vital link between educational success and surviving the real world of employment and future prospects. It is the building blocks for the future for all people and yet we practice it very little and we insist on it even less – except at Caladenia. We value reading at all times and we encourage our students to read every day and lots of it every day.

    The Parade is on the 3 August and is a wonderful dress-up celebration of the best of books that students like. Teachers too, dress up and “play along” with the Parade – if you have never seen the spectacle, come along and be wowed by it.    

    School Development Day

    13 August is the school’s day to make improvements to our operations – students DO NOT attend school on that day. Our Support Staff attend a Network Professional Learning EXPO on that day and teachers will develop their capacity to understand and apply relationship building to students and each other. These days are precious to staff in that they provide opportunities to better themselves in dealing with an ever-changing world of education.

    School Photos

    This occurs from the 27-29 August and all students are reminded to wear their very best uniform for these historical prints of their days at Caladenia.

    Disney Quiz Night

    Watch out for this event. It is the first of its kind at Caladenia and we welcome families to form their table and enjoy a night of eats, fun questions for adults and children and be involved in the most fun you have had in a while. Don’t miss it.

    PEAC Testing

    Testing for 2019 is on 14 and 15 August for 2018 Year 4 students. Please place this in your diary.

    School Board

    We are looking for members of the Board for 2019. Give this some thought as it is a real way of being involved in the development of the school’s future directions. You do not need to have experience in leading school communities as the Principal and existing members support your development in the role in every way. We need people who are community-minded, do not represent any personal or group mentality, can cooperate with each other and be positive role models for the community and, especially students and staff of the school. The current members are eligible to re-apply for their positions as well as any new members who believe they have the time and positive attitude to continue to develop the school along its current strong academic and caring philosophy.

    The School Board is the key to linking the community with the school and in so doing continue to create and maintain a well-balanced community which values strong traditions and norms of a caring and progressive educational organisation in its local community.

     

    Manager of Corporate Services (MCS)

    Caladenia MCS, Ms Donna Eley, has won a position at Head Office of the Dept of Education, training new and existing MCS’ to enhance their skills of the new system coming on line in 2019 for all schools. This is a very onerous position and we congratulate Donna for achieving this status. I am sure we all know how much of a key role Donna plays in the development of our school and I am very proud of her. The position is for Term 3 and we are hoping she will be back with us in Term 4. Meanwhile, Mrs Anne Driscoll has been elevated to the MCS position at Caladenia. We wish her the very best in the position as she learns from the experience. We will be giving her every support in carrying out the task of financially managing the operation of the school with the Principal.

    Be kind to one another.

    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, 29 June 2018.

    James

    Ria

    Heyan

    Yina

    Hussain

    Howard

    Brandon

    Ebony

    Rachel

    Gavin

    Maryam

    Isaac

    Moges

    Jun Soo

    Berinja

    Rayden

    Cruz

    Thenu

    Mischa

    Gurniyayesh

    Sienna

    Henry

    Sierra

    Dihain

    Marcus

    Musa

    Imandiv

    Elizabeth

    Darshil Lucas

    Art Room 28

    Honour Certificates – Junior Assembly

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

    Brody

    Farida

    Jennifer

    Debbie

    Raquya

    Jeremy

    Alyssa

    Ali

    Ryan

    Lucas

    Vanshdeep

    Kenzi

    Pei Shan

    Dylan

    Chloe

    Shahil

    Lucas

    Samuel

    Nasheta

    Olivia

    Miahna-Anne

    Adeleine

    Yelini

    Nicholas

    James

    Lola

    Selina

    Zeroun

    Nancy

    Aleena

    Phys Ed Yr 2 Rm 15

    Art Yr 1 Rm 30
     

    Year 6 Girls Football

    At the end of last term, the Caladenia Girl’s AFL team participated in the annual carnival held at Canning Vale Primary School.  The competition was split into two pools due to the large number of schools participating. 

    24 girls from Caladenia took part on the day.  As you will see from the pictures coming up, our girls were ferocious in their tackling on the day, fought hard every game and ended up winning the shield. 

    The results were:

    Game 1 Caladenia 32 – Bletchley Park Team 2   7

    Game 2 Caladenia 51 – Piara Waters 19

    Game 3 Caladenia 32 – Riverton 14

    Semi Final Caladenia 39 – Excelsior 13

    Grand Final Caladenia 24 – Bletchley Park Team 1 19

    The girls would like to extend a thank you to Beau, Jackson, Lucas and Kaydn for training them and coaching them on the day. We also thank Mrs Martin and Mrs Curtis for taking some amazing photographs of the day.

    Physical Education

    Hockeyroos inspire students

    Caladenia students were fortunate enough to have a visit from three members of the female Hockeyroos team on Wednesday the 13th of June. Jane Claxton, Kaitlyn Nobbs and Krissy Bates spoke to students before intermediate sport (Y3 and Y4 group sport) and then took groups through some skills and drills. They then stuck around and hosted our afterschool Hockey club for the afternoon with the students benefitting from using the proper equipment. Students were thrilled to see a silver medal from the recent commonwealth games in the gold Coast and there are plenty of stickers to go round to reward students for their great work. If you would like your child to join a hockey club please visit –hockeywa.org.au/Play-hockey

    Cross Country Success for Caladenia

    The 2018 Cross Country Carnival took place on Wednesday the 20th of June, much to the delight of all students in years 1-6. Under some threatening skies the morning kicked off with the Year 6s ferociously running their 1.2km course which has been practiced weekly during term 2. Year 5s completed the same course after which the year 4s did their 1km course during some light rain which did not deter the competitors or the cheering spectators. Many of the older students stayed on to support the remaining students in years 1-3 with the year 2 boys completing their run with plenty of time before recess. Thank you to the support of parents who came to watch the event and to everyone who helped to organise it. After lunch the results were announced as below during the medal presentations:

    Place

    Year 3

    Year 4

    Year 5

    Year 6

    1st

    Grace

    Logan

    Elysha

    Lewis

    Jasmine

    Jordan

    Maddison

    Beau

    2nd

    Natasha

    Donald

    Sharni

    Tyler

    Dasha

    Stephen

    Georgia

    Kaydn

    3rd

    Vivian

    Zane

    Ella

    Xander

    Chloe

    Koby

    Alicia

    Caleb

    4th

    Amber

    Clarence

    Yutong

    Kanye

    Diana

    Daniel

    Jasmine

    Lucas

    5th

    Emmy

    Davis

    Giana

    Alex

    Michelle

    Jesse

    Brianna

    Jackson

    6th

    Kailyn

    Akshayan

    Makayla

    Luke

    Seryna

    Michael

    Zanique

    Patrick

    7th

    Tala

    Ekraj

    Iniyaa

    Abiyie

    Piper

    Lucius

    Emma

    Hans

    Students finishing in places 1-7 in years 3-6 are invited to the interschool cross country squad with 7th place as the reserve.

    Place

    Year 1

    Year 2

     1st

    Sifat

    Austin

    Lola

    Adam

    2nd

    Princess

    Thisath

    Yelini

    Ethan

    3rd

    Varshaa

    Tyreece

    Paige

    Charles

     

     Class News

    Pre Primary Room 5

    This term we are reading different Fairytales. We are learning about the elements of a Fairytale and the beginning of narrative writing. We have discussed characters, setting, problem and solution. Over the term we hope to develop a good understanding of the elements of Fairytales and have a go and creating our own mini stories. To introduce the topic this week, we all had a go at drawing our own castles using a blank piece of paper and a lot of confidence!

     

    Year 3 Room 29

    During  NAIDOC week students in Year 3, room 29, worked to develop an understanding of Australia’s indigenous culture by exploring Aboriginal Art, Language and  Dreamtime stories. In Art classes they expressed their artistic flair by creating dot paintings of the Swan River based on the art of Aboriginal artist Charmaine Cole. To achieve success they worked in collaboration with students form year 2 and year 6. I’m sure you will agree that it is amazing what can be achieved when children work together!

    In class, students learnt about the rich story telling heritage of Aboriginal people and studied many well know Dreamtime stories. They then used their vivid imaginations to write their own Dreamtime stories which resulted in some exceptional tales being created with titles  ranging from, “How The Swan Got Its Colour” to  “How the Lyre Bird Became a Mimic. ” To give their work an ‘authentic feel’ they  enriched their tales by including  aboriginal words for weather, colour and number. Students thoroughly enjoyed exploring  indigenous  culture and  look forward to furthering their knowledge and understanding in the future.

     

     

     

     

    P & C and Community Notices

     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: 8.15am

    Canteen News

    Please see the new canteen menu attached with this issue as prices have now changed. Also, when ordering Specials off the menu, please check to make sure you are ordering from the day they are allocated.

    Online Ordering

    Forest Crescent are now accepting online ordering from Caladenia Primary School. A detailed guide on how to set up your own Flexischools account can be found at the following website:

    https://www.flexischools.com.au/ForParents/HowItWorks.aspx

    Disney 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

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

     
     

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