Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.
- Hazrat Inayat Khan
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
Walk to School Day
Today we invited all students to walk or ride to school for a healthier life-style choice for all of us. A huge thanks to Ms Wall for continuing as Champion of Caladenia’s “Your Move” Program and organizing these events. I hope everyone enjoyed their walk to school and could feel the difference in energy levels – keep trying this as a regular thing…it is really good for your health.
In continuing to alert parents and carers about COVID, we were hoping to reduce the close contacts and thus children and adults getting COVID – that has not been the case, but we will continue to produce the summaries of infections. We are not telling you what to do, but simply asking you to be sensitive to people around you, as they may be immuno-compromised. It is due to this that I am unable to carry out contact with people as I have several morbidities that may claim me if I contract COVID. We will get over this pandemic and on to a healthier outlook on life and normal things we take for granted – we can all get some perspective in our lives to what really matters. I thank you for your ongoing support and great confidence in what we are trying to achieve at Caladenia for your children. The staff, too, are a very committed and supportive team who go out of their way (even in personal health issues) to protect and normalize children’s lives through all of this. Thank you, staff…you are truly inspirational in the way you maintain calm and your dignity throughout. So please keep avoiding close contact, touching or hugging.
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.
Cross Country Carnival
22 June at Caladenia – we are looking forward to the event. We have some wonderful long distance runners in the school and it is exciting to see these students perform on the day – be there to cheer on your children.
I thought we had a big problem in parking and traffic flow until I went for a drive around some schools recently and found that most schools have traffic issues before and after school.
Again, thank you for observing the rules as there has been far less anger and frustration recently. Still, please
Drive anticlockwise around the school and this way children remain on the school side of the road and are not in danger of being hurt crossing the road
Do not park in the Kiss n Drive bays
Do not stay long in the parking bays
Use all the bays right around the school, and
Let children walk across the oval or to school from home or ride to school
The P&C Day was celebrated for our P&C in the staff room today. They enjoyed a wonderful morning tea that the staff had put on for them to say a huge “thank you” for the continued efforts they make for our children at Caladenia. Thank you, Michelle, and your team for making Caladenia a great place to be.
NAPLAN has been a huge task this year with students missing some Testing due to COVID – the Dept has extended the testing until the 27 May so that students with COVID may have time to do “catch-ups”. Thank you Mr McIlwraith for the tremendous effort in organizing and implementing the Testing strategy – it is a monumental job each year – thanks, Mr Mc.
Ms Susan Askwith is leaving us today from our front office staff. We wish her well in her new role in a high school office. Good luck, Susan.
We have the Pre-Start Meeting for the new playground next Thursday. Exciting for the students.
Clubs restart in Term 3 – students look forward to these activities during recess and lunch.
Assemblies will recommence soon, albeit in a different format – more on this later.
Keep well, everyone. Thank you all for your continued support for our wonderful school.
THOUGHT: “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald
WA Day Public Holiday
Friday 17 June
Interschool Winter Carnival
Wednesday 22 June
School Cross Country
Monday 27 June
Year 3 Tonal Tigers
The wonderful year 3’s have been exploring Grey scale and symmetry in Visual Art this term, to create some wonderful pencil shaded tigers. Students made use of dusters to help smudge each layer to build up the darkest areas and small cut erasers to use as a drawing tool, to create all the delicate fine detail with. They turned out fantastic. Well done Year 3.
Year 4 Flora Animal
Year 4 have been working hard on their Mark making skills this semester, using Fine liner pens. They have created some outstanding animal portraits combined with native flora, which were inspired by a Melbourne Illustrator; Nathan Ferlazzo. Students explored observational skills, along with mark making techniques to create these very detailed image. I am super impressed with their use of texture for each animal. Well done to all our year 4 students.
Year 6 Surrealisim stories
Year 6 have been looking at the work of a Dutch illustrator called Redmer Hoekstra, who creates surreal images. He combines two or more objects together, to tell a story. Year 6 students had a go at combining several objects to tell a story about themselves. They used fine liners and mark making techniques to create a quirky pen illustration.
Mac Class Collage Dogs
Mac Class have been exploring collage to create some wonderful dog portraits this semester, inspired by Laura Yager an Australian collage Artist. Students created their own painted papers, with a focus on constrasting colours and texture transfer. They used observational skills to record the initial dog protrait and then carefully selected colour combinations for each layer within the face. Well done to everyone, they look awesome.
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:
Applications are now open for our Kindy places for 2023.
Please call the office on 6258 9350 to book your appointment.
Applications close Friday 22 July 2022
This morning, it was wonderful to see so many students and their families braving the weather and walking, riding or scootering to school to reduce the number of cars in the area. The cloud cover kept the temperature slightly warmer and most students arrived before it started to drizzle at 8:30am. A big shout out to our Student Executives who assisted with handing out stickers.
As the weather gets cooler and more rain starts to fall, how will you actively try to get to school?
Year 2 Room 24 – Miss Gardiner
This term in Technologies Room 24 have been learning about different forces such as push and pull. Students were given the task of designing and creating a robot out of recycled materials that was able to move using a push or pull force. After the students had completed their robots, they reflected on what went well and what improvements they would make if they did the activity again. The students put in a lot of hard work and created some spectacular robots that they should be very proud of!
Year 5 Room 15 – Mrs Santini
Last term, Year 5, Room 15 learnt about light and how light plays an important role in the way many buildings are designed. We discussed efficiency and features that make a house energy efficient. Students then researched, designed and used recycled materials to build an energy efficient house. They had lots of fun constructing and the finished houses looked amazing!
Tomorrow is Election day and our P&C Committee
have organised a delicious BBQ for voters to enjoy.
All proceeds go will go directly to help the students
at Caladenia. So whilst your voting, don’t forget to
pick up a yummy hot dog or two.
We have a large amount of lost property outside the Sheoak block wet area. There is clothing, drink bottles, shoes and lunch boxes. Please feel free to check if your child is missing any of these items. Labelling your child’s belongings is a great way to identify them when they go missing.
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