School of the Year 2019/2020
“Develop an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.”
- Brian Tracy
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
We hope that as new families have had time to settle into the routine of Caladenia life, that you are enjoying the school as much as we do. Please be assured that we are here for you and are available if you need assistance in any way.
Behaviour Management Policy
The school has discussed with staff, community members (School Board) and children, the development of a new Behaviour Management Policy which better reflects our Caladenia culture and environment. It is written with the express intent that behaviours are learned and can be changed with the efforts of family and school working together. The new Policy reflects the values we subscribe to – respect and integrity for every person. With this in mind, the Policy develops a new regime where parent and teacher develop a special bond of cooperation and collaboration to provide every student with the very best we can offer while we develop their social/emotional and academic skills/understandings to be the best citizens they can be.
We thank you for your assistance in making this new Policy effective and in the very best interests of your children.
If this is the only session you attend all year, it will be worth the effort – Paul Litherland is one of the most renowned and respected cyber safety expert in Western Australia and is very impactful.
Mr Paul Litherland will be at Caladenia all day Thursday 25 March 2021, talking with the children during the day, teachers after school and to a parent session 6.30pm-8.00pm 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.
The P&C and School Board for the first time are meeting to discuss how we can best serve you, our parents/carers. It is a meeting we are looking forward to so that we can develop strategies for combined events and building a profile of cooperative venturing.
We thank both groups for this plan which is designed to assist your children to have the best we can offer.
We are in the planning stages for a new Year 2 and 3 playground – we are excited about providing this facility for our children with ancillary spin-off games and activities. It has taken us a lot of time in raising budgets for this to occur and we thank the P&C for coming on board to assist in the payment of the facility.
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.
Our children have had RAC Road Safety sessions this week so watch out parents – they are full-bottles on what good safety habits are on the roads. The Pre-Primary students will be doing the sessions next Friday.
I met with the Police at school last week and we talked at length about several strategies the school had come up with to alleviate the issues arising from drop-off and pick-up every day for 20 minutes in the morning and around 30 minutes each afternoon. They agreed that they were extremely good suggestions and so we are following these up with the City of Gosnells and the agencies to get some changes made.
We thank the Mayor of Gosnells, Cr David Goode, for visiting the school situation after receiving our concerned letter to him. He is looking at the suggestions/issues seriously.
Meanwhile, the Police agree that
- Cars travel anti-clockwise around the school site as this forces children to be dropped/picked up on the school side (no crossing of roads)
- Parents must keep seatbelts on children until they are dropped off (Police noticed that some were unfastening their belts before drop-off)
- Children and parents MUST wear safety helmets riding to school on all modes of self-transport.
- Don’t park in the Kiss n Drive bays – drop off and go. Thank you
- Please be extra careful driving around schools – a few extra minutes are nothing compared to what may result from a moment of impatience
It is National Ride to School Day on 19 March and we are expecting that all students will try to ride their scooters, bikes or skateboards on the day….
Remember – helmets are a MUST while riding anything. Thank you, everyone.
Thank you to all those families who are taking time out to walk or ride to school with your children or who are parking in streets further away from the school and walking the short distance to the school site. Well done.
“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” – Dalai Lama
Mon 15 March
Harmony Day Assembly
Tue 16 March - Thurs 18 March
Thur 18 March
Berri Icy Pole Sales 2.30pm at the gates $1
Fri 19 March
National Ride to school day
RAC – Road Safety Incursion
Interschool Summer Carnival
Fri 26 March
Berri Icy Pole sales 2.30pm at the gates $1 each
We would like to inform parents that due to the covid -19 restrictions assemblies have been limited. On the occasion that we do hold an assembly, parents and carers are asked to be seated outside the undercover area (under the pergola) and with a 2m2 social distance.
On the long weekend, Year 4 students Matthew and Cruz competed in the Under 10 State Championships for Teeball. Along with their team mates, they competed at the highest level, even fighting back from 8-1 down to win their first game, and ultimately won a bronze medal, coming in 3rd out of 15 strong clubs in the A-grade division. Well done boys on an awesome achievement.
* If you would like to share an achievement your child has participated in, please email the details along with a photo to Justine.Arnold@education.wa.edu.au
Year 2 Room 16 – Miss Hamill
On Wednesday 10th March, we participated in the RAC Little Legends Incursion that was presented by Jacob. We had an interactive presentation to reinforce the ‘Stop, Look, Listen and Think’ message when crossing a road safely. We looked at how we have to remember to ‘Stop, Look, Listen and Think’ when our ball might go onto the road. One thing that we all need to do is cross at our cross walk at the front of the school instead of the corners around the school.
We talked about wearing a helmet when riding our bikes, scooters or skates to school as this keeps us safe. Jacob reminded us to wear our seatbelts when travelling in a car until it has fully stopped and we learnt a new fact: children under 12 years of age must sit in the back of the car at all times.
Year 6 Room 11 – Mr Caldera
On the 9th of March, Caladenia was lucky enough to have RAC come out and teach us all about road safety. This is especially important with ‘National Ride to School Day’ happening on March 19th. In Room 11, we focused particularly on ‘risky behaviours’, and how we can reduce negative consequences occurring to us by staying safe and listening to instructions. After that wonderful class visit, Room 11 recommends that everyone wears safety gear where possible, and that you focus on the road, instead of your mobile, even if you’re a pedestrian
This week, classes across the school began their RAC incursion. Parents, please ask your child what they have learnt from this session about Road Safety and being safe when travelling around our community. Don’t forget that next Friday 19th March is National Ride to School day – we hope that you’ll be able to join in.
Mrs 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!!! Raffle tickets are to be placed in 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
Where: Jacaranda Block
When: Thursdays 8am -8.30am
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.
We are looking for volunteers to help process deposits, please contact either Caris or Stacey or alternatively, you can leave your details at the front office.
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
2021 P&C Committee
We would like to welcome our 2021 P&C Committee members. We look forward to a wonderful year ahead.
President – Chelsea Walker
Vice President – Aimi Richards
Treasurer – Gavri Nabar
Secretary – Natasha Lammas
Board Representative – Lourdes Tsekos
Banking Coordinators – Stacey Walker and Caris Morris
Book Club Coordinator – Kelly Baynes
Issue 2 of book club was issued to classes last week. Please place your orders in the orange P&C box no later than Wednesday, 17 March. No late orders can be processed.