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Dear Parents/Care Givers,
COVID at Caladenia has been a very time-consuming, complex and disturbing process and actuality. We have had over 109 Positive cases since starting the tracing on 2 March 2022. We have traced over 410 close contacts. This adds up to processing/tracing over 500 cases since 2 March 2022! This is a massive task for anyone but to do this in a school environment has been nothing but exhausting and overwhelming for our staff. We have had staff preparing WebEx virtual classes and support packages on CONNECT each week and are still in the process of doing next term, as this pandemic continues.
Additionally, we have had shortages in relief staff which we have had no control over at all – this has meant that as staff became ill from COVID (or other), we have had to shut down support classes and staff to handle the classroom shortages. Effectively, it has meant that the Administration of the school has been actively pursuing cases for the whole day each and every day – we are looking forward to holidays as the Dept of Education/Health WA have stated that we do not do contact tracing during the holidays – a timely break from COVID. Thank you to the P&C who very kindly supplied some “goodies” for the Administration team last week – it was a wonderful gesture of support. Thank you, Michelle and your wonderful team.
Thank you too, to the many parents who wrote us such wonderful emails of support during the flood of COVID cases. It is reassuring to hear some positive messages of support during this awful time. We will be provided Guidelines for Term 2 in the next few days from the Dept. of Education – these should give us some clear instructions on activities and movements around the school. We do know that Masks must still always be worn on site as distancing is impossible with such large numbers of staff, students and parents.
Thank you to the following parents and staff who are on the Board for 2022:
These members do not represent any group or individuals on the Board and, as such, are free to speak their own mind. I wish them a joyful and rewarding time on the School Board and look forward to working with them over the course of 2022.
We are looking towards following other schools in their processing of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), where students can bring their own device to work at home and school during the day. We will be communicating to you later in the year about this new initiative which has the advantages of
The P&C are actively pursuing Easter and Mothers’ Day events for the school and you are aware of the ordering and processing they are currently doing. We want and need your help to purchase goods from the P&C to support your school. All funds go to your children directly to fund resources, playgrounds, equipment and all the things that the school needs for teaching and learning across the whole school.
A big thank you to the P&C for their wonderful communication, support and care they give the school staff and children.
We have been working on Remote Learning processes and activities fpr students on leave for COVID. You will understand that this work and its marking and follow up is time consuming and a lot of extra work for our staff, so we limit these packages to COVID cases only. Thank you.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
Thursday 7 April
Last day of Term 1
Monday 25 April
ANZAC Day Public Holiday
Thursday 26 April
First day of Term 2
Carter in Year 3 competed at the WA Little Athletics State Championships.
He performed amazingly and came 2nd place in the Under 9 boys Shotput and 3rd place in Discus. Carter is in the top 3 in the state. Congratulations on your achievement Carter.
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
HARMONY WEEK – MONDAY 21 – SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2022
Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It is about celebrating our differences, embracing new cultures, making sure that everybody is both included in society and celebrated for their uniqueness. During our weekly music lessons, all students from Years One to Six have been talking about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone, as well as learning songs from our own and other countries. We have all become very good at greeting each other in languages other than English! Even though we will not able to come together for our Harmony Day assembly this year, it is lovely knowing that we have been learning the same songs and have learnt to say “Hello” in each other’s languages. As our song says: “There are oh, so, many friendly ways…Every language has a word or phrase”. How many different ways of saying “Hello” do you know?
Year 1’s learning the Harmony song with Mrs Rivett
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
Year 1 Room 32 – Miss Tai
In Year 1, Room 32 students attended an incursion on road safety delivered by Splendid Stephanie from RAC. We are able to identify safe and unsafe road situations. In the session, we participated in engaging and informative activities which included physical movement to help us learn the ‘stop, look, listen and think’ system. Then, we modelled the correct technique to cross the road safely using a large road map. An important fact we would like to share is that you should not be crossing the road without a responsible adult holding your hand. We are now road safety experts! So, next time you have to cross the road follow the four steps: STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK!
Room 32 students practising their new road safety skills
Year 5 Room 28 – Ms Avery
Room 28 has been learning about the impacts of the Australian Gold Rush and its effects on colonial settlements and the environment in HASS this term. To help us understand more about life as a digger on the goldfields, we have been starting our lessons panning for gold in our teams. The rules of the game have changed each week and this has proven quite controversial as some teams have found much more gold than others. This has helped us to better understand the hardships of colonial life, as well as empathise with some of the inequalities faced by different cultural groups in colonial Australia. We’ve also been interested in finding out more about the environmental damage caused by early gold mining, and the impact of water contamination on human health. We’re looking forward to our final gold weigh in to find out which team of diggers has mined the most gold!
Willetton Basketball Stadium School Holiday Camp
Monday 11th April – Thursday 14th April
9 years and under [ eg minimum 6 yrs]
[ 9.00am – 3.30pm daily]
Tuesday 19th April – Friday 22nd April
9 years and over
[9.00am – 3.30pm daily
Please visit www.willettontigers.com.au and go to the
Junior Holiday Camp tab for link to book your child
Uniform Concepts Holiday Hours
The uniform shop will be closed from Monday 31st of April to Monday 18th April. They will reopen on Tuesday 19th at 9am.
Uniform Concepts will also be closed on the ANZAC Day Public Holiday, Monday the 25th of April.