Affirmation ∼ : “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
Public School Review
The Department of Education WA has carried out a Review of our school last Wednesday 10 May 2023. The Deputy Director General of Education WA, stated in her letter to the Report, “the performance of your school…has been confirmed as exceptional. “Further, “a culture of teaching excellence, professional responsibility and accountability is evident. Your exemplary and innovative leadership provides a clear vision and direction for the future maximizing student achievement in a supportive and values-oriented environment.”
Please refer to the website for the full Report on the Public School Review – it makes for great reading about our wonderful school’s achievements. We thank the School Board, P&C and all stakeholders in the school community for working with us to produce the best school we can for our children.
School of Excellence
Caladenia was recently inducted into the Centre for Excellence. One of only five schools in the State, this is an enormous honour bestowed on our school by the Dept of Education WA.
WA Day Holiday
Monday 5 June is a public holiday. WA Day takes place on the first Monday in June each year. It’s a day to celebrate all Western Australians, recognising our Aboriginal history, early European settlers and the many from all over the world who have made, and continue to make, Western Australia their home.
· Thanks to the P&C for the upcoming DISCO Night on 9 June. Please refer to the posters and information about the Night – we are all looking forward to it. It should be great fun. Please all come along to this great event.
· The Director General of Education WA (Lisa Rodgers) attended the school last Tuesday 30 May to discuss our unique Student Leadership and Staff Leadership structures in the school. Our Student Executive operate Year Level Captains (who in turn, operate Class Reps to the Whole School Student Council) and the staff Teams that have totally reformed the way we make decisions across the school and lead planning for the directions for the school.
Lisa enjoyed her time with the students and staff learning about how we do things at Caladenia, and stated, “It was lovely to spend some time with you all and to hear about your leadership model, and shared commitment to providing an environment that enables staff and students to thrive.”
· The school had a week-long training in First Aid by St John’s to classes across the school.
· Their Care (Out of School Care) has many places available for before and after school care on a regular basis. Please contact Their Care for enrolment.
· We have a defibrillator registered to St John and Emergency 000 on the front wall of the school outside the Admin Office.
Have a great long weekend, everyone. See you Tuesday.
THOUGHT: “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom” – Thomas Jefferson
We are now taking bookings for Kindy 2024. If you have a child born between 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, you can enrol now. Please call us on 6258 9350 to make an appointment. Applications close Friday 21 July 2023.
Walk to School Day
Friday the 19th May was National Walk to School day. It was wonderful to see so many families taking advantage of the fine Autumn weather. The carpark had spaces available for parents that really need to use them and there was no traffic congestion on Boardman Road or Bushy Gardens which allowed traffic to flow safely. We hope that families can make this choice as much as possible to keep our children safe and are roads free.
P&C Day WA
On Friday 19 May, we celebrated P&C Day WA. Our staff and students created a display to show our appreciation to all the parents that assist the P&C. The display was on view to all parents throughout the day. We also celebrated the work that our P&C do, by sharing a small gift of our appreciation.
The students and staff are very thankful to the wonderful work that our P&C do for our school. Each classroom shared their thoughts and thanks through a ‘Thank You’ card from each student in each class.
We hope you all had the opportunity to see some of the lovely comments that the students shared. Below are some photos of the display in case you weren’t able to visit on Friday 19th May.
Once again, we all truly appreciate everything that the P&C do for our School.
National Simultaneous Storytime
Wednesday 24th May was National Simultaneous Story Day. For this event, children in classrooms all around Australia read the same book, at the same time, on the same day, to illustrate the importance of reading aloud. Over two million children participated! This year’s fun tale was “The Speedy Sloth’ by Rebecca Yong and Heath McKenzie, a joyful example of winning when you don’t! Spike the sloth trained hard for a race and came in last, even slower than the snail. Much to the children’s surprise, Spike was completely delighted with her performance, because she did her best and was the fastest ever sloth. It’s not always about winning outright. We should be happy if we work hard and achieve a personal best, even if we do come last! Children enjoyed completing a variety of sloth-related activities.
Pre – Primary Room 4 – Miss Catherall and Ms Sunkar
This week in Pre-Primary, room 4 attended the Constable Care incursion, Fun Scary. We enjoyed seeing Constable Care and watching the puppet show.
Year 3 Room 14- Mrs Suttie
In Room 14, we have been learning about the past and present in HASS. We have discussed how some things change and others stay the same. We looked at how areas of Perth City have changed since the first pictures were taken, and found that there are a lot more buildings and roads now than there was 120 years ago. We also found out that some of the buildings, such as St Mary’s Cathedral are still there today. This week we discussed how technology is always changing and got to see some older technology (we made Mrs Suttie feel very old!).
School Board,P&C News and Community News
Just a reminder that Book Club is no longer taking cash payments and all orders need to be submitted online.
FRIDAY 9TH JUNE 2023
***Super All Star Disco***
Please see the School Stream App for further information and parent consent form or pop into the office to speak to one of our office ladies.
Items Lost and Found
We have several special items that have been found and kept for safe keeping in the office such as children’s glasses, jewellery and a small purse. If you have lost clothing items during the year, please check in the lost property box.
If any of these items could be yours, please see the office.