I’m starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit.
- Richelle E. Goodrich
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
Welcome back to school everyone.
We are going to try to have the best year by being positive and calm and safe. We have a beautiful school with lovely people in it. The staff are keen and ready for a great year – our students are eager and looking forward to a wonderful, happy and busy year.
Thank you to the outgoing P&C team. Chelsea Walker and her team has performed some amazing events last year and raised some seriously magical funds for our children. These funds have been used to source Clubs equipment, new playground (starting soon) and have more to give during 2022. We wish Chelsea and other office bearers the very best as they try other things for a while.
Michelle Morley is taking on the Presidency and with a keen group of Executive members should light up our community this year. We wish them the very best in these uncertain times.
Once again, we start the year with issues and problems with COVID. We must stay positive as this too will pass. We are trying to keep our children and our staff safe by employing various difficult measures that are aimed at minimizing the spread of the disease as much as possible. You will have received news of restrictions and wishes of the school staff and community recently. I thank all parents for their commitment to safety of our staff and children in staying off campus and dropping children at the gates. Trust us, we will look after the children very well. Remember that staff cannot meet with you in any capacity at all – not even at the door of the classroom – all communications at the moment are through phone or email only with staff.
We ask that if you are entering the Office area that you wear a mask and one family only at a time in the office. Thank you.
Please respect the safety of staff by not entering the site if you do not need to. Every contact is a potential infection and some of our staff members are medically at risk if infected. There have been several schools closed recently – we just don’t want to be one of them as it would then disadvantage many parents who work.
Please do not send food or other goodies to school for distribution to other students – in these COVID times, this is not a healthy practice. Thank you for your understanding.
We welcome new staff to the school in 2022.
Angela O’Malley – Kindy
Siobhan Ellis – Kindy
Joanne Samaha – Kindy support
Adrienne Gardiner – Yr 2
Emily Hayes – Yr 2
Vijayta Sharma – Yr 3
Andrea Smith – Yr 3
Rachel Hanich – Yr 6
Chloe Rowe – Yr 2/PP support/tandem (Chloe was our Head Girl at Caladenia several years ago
Shakira Hartley – support teacher
We wish these teachers a rewarding time at Caladenia. They are enjoying the beauty that is our school and our students.
Traffic and Parking
We met with the Dept of Education and City of Gosnells parking people during the school holidays. We have arranged for some measures to be adopted and put in place in the near future. we hope that these will alleviate some of the pressures on our school’s streetscape.
I want to be very clear with all parents that we do everything we physically/financially are able to do to solve issues but the school is not allowed to direct traffic on the roads, nor put in extra bays as we have no rights to do so – we can’t add anything to the site unless the State Government allows it and pays for it. So, we are at the mercy of the City and the Dept to get things done.
Please be patient in the mornings and do not break the law in driving down the wrong side of the street and parking on peoples’ driveways, on footpaths and grassed areas where it is possible to run over children in the rush.
Our school-operated Your Move program is working but certainly not enough to make a vast difference in traffic flows around the school. we are trying and a big thanks to Ms Wall (our Champion – teacher for the Program).
We have had a new Early Childhood classroom delivered during the holidays and it replaced two others (shifted to the oval side) and a new one also on the oval boundary.
Before the end of 2021, the Dept visited the school and agreed that the toilets were clean and tidy and operating as they should and in line with COVID and what numbers other schools have on their sites. However, we did convince them to place us on the waiting list for new ones when funds become available from the State Government.
Due to many COVID factors affecting our operation, we cannot support some of the 2021 activities until cleared to do so by WA Health advice.
It is difficult to locate the owners of uniforms without names on them and it is amazing just how many are handed in each day and placed in the Lost Property Tubs.
Please place name tags on the pieces of uniforms so they are easy to locate.
These Tubs will be place outside the Sheoak Block Verandah each Friday for parents to locate their child’s lost property.
“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” – Harry F. Banks
Friday 18 February
Pyjama Day – Telethon Event
(Gold coin donation)
Monday 21 February
Pyjama Day – Telethon Event
Kindy Rooms 1, 2 and 3
(Gold coin donation)
Friday 25 February
P&C Icy Poles on sale at the gates at 2.30pm
Thursday 3 March
Pre Primary to Year 2 RAC Incursion
Friday 4 March
Pre Primary to Year 2 RAC Incursion
P&C Icy poles on sale at the gates at 2.30pm
Monday 7 March
Labour Day Public Holiday
At Caladenia we love showcasing our students sporting achievements and events as well as any other interests that they would like to share with our Caladenia Community.If you have something your child would like to share please email along with photos to the following email : Justine.firstname.lastname@example.org
School Phone Number
0417 984 196
0448 025 638
Excelsior Dental Therapy
30 Kembla Way, Willetton 6155
School starts at 8.30am
School finishes 2.30pm
Monday to Friday
8.00am – 4.00pm
School – $60 per student
P&C – $10 per student
Payments can be made at the front office or via direct deposit
Have you ridden or scootered to school this week? Have you noticed anything different in the bike rack enclosure? If you answered – new scooter racks – you’d be correct!
The school received money as part of the Connecting Schools Grant 2021 and earlier this term, the racks were finally installed!
Don’t forget to send in your completed Parent Survey so that we can see how families are getting to school and any suggestions you might have.
Mrs Nicolle Wall
Your Move Champion
Year 4 Room 29 – Mr Chandler
We have hit the ground running in Team 29 this year. We started the year getting to know our new teammates and becoming familiar with classroom routines and expectations.
We shared some information about ourselves using Mathematics. Rather than telling the information, students came up with calculations to have others work it out for themselves. Some of the calculations were very complex!
We explored our multiple intelligences, looking at different learning styles and how students acquire information. We surveyed ourselves and displayed those results on a graph.
We are looking forward to a big year ahead!
Year 1 Room 8 – Mrs Evans
We have had a fantastic start to Year One!
We went outside to chase bubbles and then wrote about it in a recount. Our clever students knew that the colours on the bubbles were made by the sun’s rays!
We have also been learning about numbers up to 20 and have produced some beautiful work for display.
We love Year One!
School Health Nurses
Welcome to the new school year.
My name is Robyn Brown and I represent the Canning School Team, comprised of five Community Health Nurses. School Health Nurses work in schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of our work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program.
Additionally, we can be contacted at any time throughout primary school if you have concerns about your child’s health, development or wellbeing.
School Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral. They also work in partnership with schools to support teachers in health-related curriculum and can assist in the development of health care plans for students with complex and chronic health needs. The services provided are free and confidential.
Please contact me on 92588053 or email@example.com
Issue 1 closes on Wednesday 16th February. Orders can be left in the P&C box in the front office or completed online. Please see the catalogue for instructions.