Every moment is a fresh beginning
- T.s. Eliot
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
COVID at Caladenia has been a very time-consuming, complex and disturbing process and actuality. We now have had over 130 Positive cases since starting the tracing on 2 March 2022. We have traced over 480 close contacts. This adds up to processing/tracing over 600 cases since 2 March 2022.
We are reminding everyone that COVID has not disappeared since last Friday – it is (as was evident in the cases for today and yesterday as the number went well over the 10,000 mark).
People are still concerned about the threat of COVID and so we should all be aware of the risk to others – if people are still wearing masks it is because they need to, so please be understanding of them.
Please avoid close contact, touching or hugging as this may not be acceptable to some people. We are continuing to inform parents and teachers of Positive Cases in the school so parents/staff can make decisions.
We will be relaxing restrictions on meetings, events and assemblies but as yet have still to make hard and fast decisions with our staff about where we may want to head with these activities.
While we understand the need to holiday as a family, we ask that you do not take children out of school to have long holidays. Several weeks out of school affects the learning program for those students in a negative manner by restricting the capacity to understand and apply because of lost concepts. Please DO NOT take children out of school for extended holidays overseas or elsewhere.
Thank you for your patience and better driving habits around the school lately. It appears that most people are trying to be patient and caring of others when dropping off and picking up children. It is far easier for all drivers if we remember some basic habits
Thank you, everyone. We can have a very safe and trouble-free parking and traffic flow if we are patient and follow these things.
The P&C need your help – the children need your help. Please support your school through giving a few hours of your time occasionally during the year. Ask your President or Executive of the P&C how you can help.
A big thank you to the P&C – we are so grateful for the few who are giving their time freely for the benefit of the children.
We are still working on getting the new playground in place for Semester Two of this year. The children can’t wait.
Keep well, everyone.
THOUGHT: “Remember what peace there may be in silence” (Desiderata)
Tuesday 10 May to Friday 20 May
Friday 20 May
Walk to School Day
WA Day Public Holiday
Friday 17 June
Interschool Winter Carnival
Tuesday 21 June
School Cross Country
Thisath in Year 5 participated in The World’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation this year along with his brother Tharul. Congratulations to both boys for bringing awareness and raising funds for this disease.
Senudi (Year 3) & Yonal (MAC) performed brilliantly at the State Junior Rapid Play Chess Championship 2022 organized by Chess Association of Western Australia during April school holidays.
Senudi emerged Under 12 Girls Rapid Play Chess Champion of Western Australia for the 2nd consecutive year. In addition, Senudi became Under 10 (Open) Rapid Play Chess Champion of Western Australia.
Further, as per December 2021 ranking published by Australian Chess Federation, Senudi, at the age of 7, ranked 20th among Australia’s top female players (including adults). This was an extraordinary performance by Senudi.
Yonal emerged 1st Runner up – Under 12 at the Junior Rapid Play Chess Championship with another fabulous performance.
Congratulations Senudi & Yonal!
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 email address below:
On Friday 20th May, cross your fingers for a sunny morning as we are holding a Walk to School day. Families are encouraged to leave the car at home and walk, ride or scoot to school.
We hope to see lots of students out and about getting some fresh air on the way to school. Remember that children under 10 should still be supervised by an adult.
Kindy Room 2 – Miss Ellis
What a fantastic start to Term 2 we’ve had in Kindy. It’s been lovely to see how enthusiastic the children are to be back at school and ready to learn.
This week we have been learning all about the letter ‘Ii’. It’s been so much fun finding words beginning with I. We’ve been recognising the letter I in our names and in our friends names. Our favourite activity has been our ‘Ii’ craft, we enjoyed picking out our favourite colours for our ice cream and making the lower case ‘i’ into an insect. We have also been learning about numbers up to 10.
We are having a wonderful time in Kindy!
Pre Primary Room 7 – Mrs Dalbock
The students in Room 7 were very busy last term before Easter. We did a great job with our guided drawing of a bunny and had fun making and decorating a special Easter basket, ready for the Easter bunny’s visit.
Year 3 Room 35 – Miss Atkinson
This Term in HASS we are learning about Continuity and Change. We used Jeannie Baker’s picture book “Window” to find out how some things continue to stay the same over time and some things change.
Once we had viewed and discussed this book we made our own windows. We imagined looking out a window and observing things that stay the same and things that change.
Year 6 Room 42 – Miss Hanich
Throughout this term, we have been reading and responding to the novel Hatchet, written by Gary Paulsen. We have completed many activities based on our novel, including home projects with a class presentation, comprehension activities, responses to the text and writing our own epilogue. We are all now desperate to read the rest of the books in the Hatchet series.
We found that the book flowed really nicely and it had good character development. It was really fun making the projects like the rafts, PowerPoints, models and writing our own things. Altogether we really enjoyed the book Hatchet and the activities we did along with it! – Ridhita, Nathan C, Noushika and Max.
Hatchet is about a boy named Brian who is in the Canadian Wilderness due to a plane crash. He only has a hatchet and natural resources to survive. We rate this 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was very interesting however, some words were very repetitive which made it lose 0.5 points. – Laila, Aditi, Henry and Jaron
As a group, we liked how the sentences were short and sharp and how the problems were being resolved properly. We also liked how he kept surviving until he got rescued. There was also lots of drama. – Sienna, Edward, Tatum and Anjanaa.
Hatchet was a good book and all the activities were fun. The book was interesting and was a very nice read. The ending left us in suspense which I liked a lot. – Claire, Noah and Nicolas N.
Our favourite part of the book was when Brian encountered the moose because it was the most dramatic part. We also liked it because it set him back to the start. – Asees, Nicholas Y and Julea.
When Brian survived the plane crash it was very surprising and shocking. We also liked the way the author added problems to his life and he survived them. Although the book was good, the ending was too sudden and didn’t match the quality of the book. – Mesk and Nathan Y.
Mother’s Day Stall
Thank you to the P&C for providing our school with a wonderful range of gifts for our Mum’s, Grandmother’s, Step- Mum’s and Carer’s.
Congratulations to the winners who won the Mother’s Day Raffle
Namreet – Kindy
Charley – Year 1
Nileesha – Year 3
Akaal – Year 3
Lola – Year 6
Minhas – Year 6
We wish all our Mums a happy and relaxing day on Sunday.
School Phone Number
0417 984 196
0448 025 638
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30 Kembla Way, Willetton 6155
School starts at 8.30am
School finishes 2.30pm
Monday to Friday
8.00am – 4.00pm