"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
On Tuesday this week we had an emergency with no water available at school from about 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Unfortunately, the toilets become clogged very quickly with over 940 students on site and unsanitary situation occurs in no time. I thank all of you for your understanding in this matter in picking up your children so quickly and with little fuss over the matter. We apologize that these sometimes happen – schools are never dull places. There is something happening every day, hopefully not this extreme, though. Thanks.
We are continuing to inform parents of COVID tracing and hope that this is assisting families. We ask that you be sensitive to people around you, as they may be immuno-compromised. I thank you for your ongoing support and great confidence in what we are trying to achieve at Caladenia for your children.
Interschool Winter Carnival
This Friday’s Winter Carnival has been cancelled until further notice due to inclement weather projected for Friday – this has been a whole Network decision and has not been made by our school alone. We will inform everyone when the replacement Carnival will be, if at all. Thank you.
It is not until drastic things happen that the true nature of people surface, mist times in really great ways. I want to thank Chelsea Walker and Ashley Broadhurst for being on hand when the student was struck by a car while crossing Boardman Rd. both ladies supported and calmed the girl the whole time until the Ambulance arrived. It not only helped the girl through a traumatic time but also helped calm the people who had gathered around. We are fortunate to have such wonderful parents (first aid approved also) to assist in these critical situations.
Furthermore, Chelsea put forward one of the best, lucid and supportive comments to media that made the whole staff of Caladenia proud. The balanced and accurate reflection of the incident was amazingly positive – thank you, Chelsea for your support – you are a true friend of the school. The P&C put together a beautiful hamper (with the hugest Teddy) for Meishu that will help her recover – this was fantastic, and thanks to Michele and your Team.
We have learned from this awful incident and have put in place some positive steps to avoid a similar occurrence. Thank you to the huge number of parents who offered support for the family and the school – it is heart-warming.
The School Board is thanking the staff at Caladenia by holding a catered service of morning tea for the whole staff. It is a lovely show of appreciation from the Board and we thank them for this vote of support for them. Thank you, Board Members.
Keep well, everyone. Thank you all for your continued support for our wonderful school.
“It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going, that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald
We would like to give a huge shout out of our thanks and appreciation to Api and Matilda from Greg’s Chemist Southern River for attending Caladenia and administer all our staff with this year’s flu vaccination.
Thank you Api and Matilda.
Wednesday 22 June
School Cross Country
Monday 27 June
Friday 1 July
Last Day of Term 2
Tuesday 19 July
Term 3 Commences
National Simultaneous Storytime 2022
Wednesday May 25th was National Simultaneous Story Day. It is an event whereby children all around Australia are read the same book, at the same time, on the same day, to illustrate the importance and value of literacy. Over two million children participated! The chosen book must be written by an Australian author and illustrator. This year’s heart-warming tale was ‘Family Tree’, a celebration of family, community, and the seasons of life to cherish and to share. Children at Caladenia were read the tale and then worked on fun activities related to the story. Some made their own family trees. Ask your children about the story and maybe take the chance to talk about your own experiences of family and growing up.
Congratulations to Nicholas in Room 42 for passing his Grade 7 Piano exam with honours. This is a very impressive result from a very talented young man.
Well done Nicholas. ?
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
On 15th May, CAWA held its second Zonal Tournament for the year. The first face to face, across the board for the year. 40 children took part over 22 primary schools. Caladenia had four children participate, Sebastian, Jineth , Samantha and Kevin. After 5 rounds (7 round tournament), we were top of the table with Oberthur PS hot on our tail. We stayed in that position until the last round, where three of our children drew difficult opponents and we only received one point for the round. We still managed to pull off a huge second place (to Oberthur PS by 1 point), up 3 places from last year. The trophy has been placed in the library and the finish automatically qualifies the school for the finals in August. Special mention goes to Sebastian who placed 5th for the tournament and received a merit trophy. The tournament was also the first time competing for Kevin, a jubilant effort. The children compete in the Southern Zonal on Sunday 12th June in hope to bring home first this time. We wish them all good luck.
Results of the June 12 Tournament
With the whole team back in action, including Yonal and Senudi this time, on Sunday 12th June the Caladenia Chess team competed in the Southern Zonal Tournament. Again, the team placed an impressive 2nd, this time to Nedlands Primary School. Special mentions to Yonal for placing 2nd individually and Senudi who placed as the top girl for the tournament. Next tournament 31st July.
Pre Primary Room 43 – Mrs Harper
This term our class is exploring ‘Where food comes from?’. Today we learnt about where milk comes from. We discovered milk comes from dairy cows. We labelled a dairy cow, made a craft cow, and sequenced four pictures to demonstrate the process from cow to milk. We are super proud of our work!
I wonder what food we will be learning more about next week?
Year 3 Room 21 – Mrs Wall
Over the past two weeks, Room 21 have been learning about multiplication and division. Using hands on materials, students work in teams to answer division facts by thinking about related multiplication facts.
Did you know that we can turn facts around? 4 x 7 = 28 so 7 x 4 = 28
Using our knowledge about multiplication has helped us to learn simple division facts. Just like addition and subtraction go together, so do multiplication and division.
If I can do 4 x 7 = 28 then I can do 28 ÷ 4 = 7
We have also been learning about close facts or familiar facts that we know. Don’t know your 4x tables? – don’t worry, we know that 5 x 7 = 35
Learning Maths is fun in Room 21
Year 2 Room 22 – Miss Zakarias
In Room 22 this term, we read a fabulous book called ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ written by Drew Daywalt. Students then selected a crayon, convincing them of all the reasons why they should not quit. Each student came up with very persuasive arguments using some great vocabulary. They all did an amazing job presenting their work in the form of a letter.
Year 4 Room 20 – Mrs Harris
The students in Room 20 Year 4 have been learning about Famous Explorers. These amazing projects are on display for all to see! Mrs Harris is extremely proud of Room 20’s hard workers.
We are Fundraising for our school
Due to shipping delays, orders will now be delivered week 1 of Term 3.
21 July 2022
Just a reminder to please check the lost property box for any missing items. It is overflowing with jackets, water bottles, lunch boxes and hats.
It is located outside the Sheoak block wet area.
Willetton Basketball Stadium – School Holiday Camp
Monday 4th July – Friday 8th July
9 years and under [ eg minimum 6 yrs.]
[ 9.00am – 3.30pm daily]
Monday 11th July – Friday 15th July
9 years and over
[ 9.00am – 3.30pm daily]
Please visit www.willettonbasketball.com.au and go
To the Programs menu, then Holiday Camp
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