School of the Year 2019/2020
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realise that you control your own destiny.”
- Albert Ellis
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
Our school continues to experience parking and safe driving issues around the school. no matter how many bays or set-down areas we have, we can never supply enough on site. This then makes our job of educating for safety harder – we have no authority outside of our site and there lies the problem.
The City of Gosnells and the Police Dept are now working on suggestions put to them by the school’s administration to alleviate the issues/problems. We will be given changes in the near future (hopefully).
Meanwhile, a big thank you to Ms Wall (teacher) for championing the Your Move Campaign for walking or riding to school. Ms Wall is doing a fantastic job.
Mr Paul Litherland will be at Caladenia all day Thursday 25 March 2021, talking with the students during the day, teachers after school and to a parent session at 6.30pm that night.
He is a renowned educator (former policeman dealing with cyber –safety) on the topics of cyber Bullying, cyber safety and parental awareness/resolution skills.
Don’t miss this – it is the one single session that will assist you and teachers understand more fully the dangers and what to do about them for children.
Thank you to the P&C who have some new faces stepping up to help the school in 2021. I congratulate Ms Chelsea Walker on being voted President of the P&C for 2021. I look forward in working with Chelsea over the course of the year. Thanks to all who attended the P&C meeting and offered themselves for positions on the P&C.
We have installed covered walkways, the Acacia Room addition, newly refurbished basketball/tennis courts and bag racks for the transportable buildings – and one new transportable classroom. These will make life much nicer for our students with shade in summer and cover for rain in winter and they are seal-proof walkways.
The Acacia Rom will be used for student Clubs (alongside other uses for the school) – these Clubs are being researched as we speak for student wishes.
Please remember that children should be at school by 8.15am in the mornings – teachers will let students in to class at that time to get ready for the day and for the teacher to hear children read and prepare for the lessons. Children will not play on playgrounds before or after school.
Road Safety with the Police will be at school from the 10 to 12 March for our children.
Keep well and joyful all the days of your life.
“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” – Harry F. Banks
Mon 1 March
Labour Day Public Holiday
Board Meeting 6.30pm
Tue 9 Mar - Thur 11 March
RAC Road safety Incursion
Tue 16 Mar - Thu 18 Mar
Fri 19 March
- National Ride to School Day
- RAC – Road Safety Incursion
- Interschool Summer Carnival
Important Numbers and Information
School Phone Number
0417 984 196
0448 025 638
Excelsior Dental Therapy
30 Kembla, Willetton 6155
Mon-Fri 9am -5pm
Thur 9am – 6pm
Sat 9am – 1pm
Year 1 Room 10 – Mrs Fernandes
Year One Room 10 have had a fantastic start to the year. The children have been learning the routines of the classroom and getting to know their new friends.
In English this term, we are reading many books written by the amazing author, Eric Carle. So far we have read ‘From Head to Toe’ and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We discussed the stories and completed many activities based on the two books. We cannot wait to read more books by Eric Carle!
In Science, we are learning all about our bodies. The children drew a picture of themselves and labelled their body parts. Soon, we will be learning about our five senses.
Check out some of our awesome work in English and Science!
Year 5 Room 39 – Mr Elliott
This week in Room 39, we have been learning all about probability. As a class, we have been expressing the chance of events occurring in fractions and percentages. We have also been using hands-on materials to demonstrate different scenarios where probability takes place. This learning has enhanced their understanding of how chance affects their everyday life.
Your Move is a free program helping students get active by increasing walking, scooting and riding to school. Travel behaviour change experts work with Your Move Champions to tackle traffic issues and help provide practical ways to teach & develop sustainability at our school.
Last year, when we completed a Hands Up survey of the students travelling to school, these were our results. This term, we will have another Hands Up survey - can you help us to increase the number of students actively riding, scootering or walking to school?
Perhaps, you could park on the other side of the oval and students walk across?
Perhaps, students could be dropped off at Bracadale Way Reserve or Coulthard Crescent Reserve and walk the rest of the way?
National Ride to School day is March 19th
- Nicolle Wall, Your Move School Champion
P&C are busy organising this year’s Annual Easter Raffle. We would appreciate it if families could donate an Easter Egg, tasty treat or other fun activities or items so we can put together Easter Baskets for the raffle. We are hoping to get enough donations so we can raffle off at least 20 prizes of assorted size. Blue tubs for donations will be available near the front office. Donations can be left in the tubs by no later than Monday, 29 March 2021.
Don’t miss out on your chance to WIN!!!
Each child has been given a set of 10 empty raffle ticket. Each ticket is $1.
If you would like extra tickets, these will be available from the office.
To be in the running to win an amazing prize, please complete as many raffle tickets as you would like with the Student’s name and room number and send them back in an envelope with your money clearly labelled “Easter Raffle” to the P&C Money Collection Box located in the front office by no later than Friday, 26 March 2021.
Winners will be drawn on Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Thank you for your support. Caladenia P&C
We are back! Starting Thursday 4th March.
New school year, new room, new day. Join us Thursdays from 8am to the siren in the Multi-Purpose Room 40 (next to MAC room).
New to banking? – just go online at:
https://www.commbank.com.au/banking/school-banking.html to open an account, then bring in your deposit book and we will do the rest.
Interested in helping out?
We are looking for volunteers to help process deposits, please contact either Caris or Stacey.
Lunch orders can be ordered online only via the Flexischools app. When placing your order, please ensure your childs name and the correct block are added.
The allocated blocks are below:
- Eucalyptus – Rooms 8, 9, 11, 21, 26 and 27
- Jacaranda – Rooms 10, 12, 30, 36 and 41
- Sheoak – Rooms 20, 22, 23, 24 and 25
- Melaleuca – Rooms 14, 15, 16, 17 and 31
- Marri – Rooms 19, 28, 29, 32, and 38
- Undercover Area – Rooms 33, 34, 35, 37 and 39
Community Health Nurses
Community nurses work collaboratively with schools to enable comprehensive health services to children and youth.
Primary schools are visited regularly throughout the year, with the aim of promoting healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of the work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program.
Community Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral.
The services provided are free and confidential.
- Health and development assessments and surveillance (e.g. vision, hearing, growth)
- parenting information and advice
- Referral to other health services (e.g. Child Development Service, GP)
If you have a concern about your child’s health or development, please make contact on 92588053.