Impossible is for the unwilling
- John Keats
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
We wish to thank the many wonderful parents who have sent notes of encouragement and support to the school on how it is handling the pandemic. Your support means a great deal to us as we try to navigate our way through this in the best way we can. Thank you, everyone.
We are “not out of the woods” yet but the future is looking better with each passing day. It is still worrying for many people with immune-compromised issues and we are trying to be as sensitive to these people as possible. Thank you to the many parents who are still wearing masks while coming to school – everyone appreciates it very much.
Interschool Winter Carnival
The Winter Carnival has been rescheduled to Friday 22 July (first week back from holidays). The students are looking forward to it.
Please drive around the school when dropping off or picking up children as it keeps students on the left side (school side) where they do not have to cross the roads at busy times. This anticlockwise directional driving also stops clogging coming into Bushy Gardens from Boardman Road.
Also, NEVER drive up the wrong side of the road as students and cars exit onto the roads. A few minutes is not a long time to wait for the safety of our children.
Please be patient – every school suffers the same fate mornings and afternoons – 950 students entering the same gates within 20 minutes is near impossible anywhere at any time. Thank you for your support in this vital matter of safety.
We are a great school and we can be better yet if we truly listen to one another.
Keep well, everyone. Thank you all for your continued support of our Caladenia community.
Happy holidays to staff and families of Caladenia. Please come back safely.
I wish you a joyous and restful holiday with your loving families.
THOUGHT: “If it matters to you, you’ll find a way.” – Charlie Gilkey
Tuesday 19 July
Term 3 Commences
Thursday 21 July
Cookie Dough Delivery
Monday 22 July to 29 July
Yonal won the 3rd place in the Leo’s Li’l Speech Masters Online Speech Contest organized by the Gavel Club of Amanora in India. Yonal competed in the Age Group 11 – 13 category along with hundreds of other contestants from multiple countries.
The contest was conducted in 3 stages. In the first stage the contestants submitted a 2-minute recorded speech on any topic and 20 best contestants were selected for the Semi-finals. On 25th June in the semi-finals, Yonal delivered a 4-minute prepared speech on one of the 3 topics nominated by the organisers to be among the 10 finalists. In the Grand finale, held on 26th June, all the finalists delivered a 2-minute prepared speech on the same topic. The contestants were given only a day to prepare for the final speech as the topic was announced at the conclusion of the Semi-finals. Yonal’s eloquent speech secured him the 3rd place in this international speech contest. Congratulations Yonal on your fantastic achievement.
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 week one of Term 3
Friday 22 July 2022
On Wednesday 22 June, students in Years 1-6 participated in the annual Caladenia PS Cross Country. Fortunately, the rain held off for much of the event, allowing students to shine on the day. There were some extremely tight finishes to races. We appreciated the large number of parents coming along on the day to support students. Thanks go to Mr Garrett and Mrs Holmes for their organisation on the day. Congratulations to each of the students who were awarded medals, and a big well done to Green Faction who were awarded the Caladenia Perpetual Trophy for 2022.
Naidoc Week 2022
The Six Seasons
This year for Naidoc week our wonderful Students in Years 2 & 3 worked on a collaborative Six season project, combining Visual Art with Music. Students in year 2, focused on the animals for each of the six seasons across both learning areas and made a mixture of drawings and prints. Year 3 students, focused on the season colours and flora for each season. As a result, students created these wonderful large scale Mural’s, show casing them in the Naidoc assembly that was held this week. They sang the beautiful lyrics they have been learning in Music lessons with Mrs Skeleton, Mrs Rivett and Mr Frost. Students performed the Noongar Six Season Song, tiltled “Bibbulmun Bonar”.
Year 6 Room 37 – Mrs Weissflog
Design Technologies in Year 6 this term has included using Strawbees to create 3D shapes. The assessment for this included writing instructions for others to follow to create a 3D shape. Some students realised that the details in instructions become crucial when someone else is following them.
Students were also challenged to create a 3D structure that stood at least one-metre-high, free standing.
The Girls were awesome The Boys were OK Partnerships succeeded-on a lean
And individuals achieved in their own way
In the end we came to realise that a sturdy base was the key to success and that working together and listening to each other was also the way to success. We learnt to try, fail, and retry. We learnt that everyone succeeds in their own way and everyone has different strengths to offer in these situations. We also learnt that having fun is important in our learning and we certainly had fun with these activities!
Year 2 Room 16 – Miss Hayes
This term in Science, the Year Twos have been focusing on Chemical Sciences. Over the past week all Year Two classes became scientists and conducted the Magic Balloon experiment. In this experiment, we were investigating what happens when we mix vinegar with baking soda. We discovered that when they are mixed together, it causes a chemical reaction and it produces a gas called carbon dioxide. The reaction produces enough carbon dioxide to blow up a balloon! We had a great time conducting this experiment, so we have attached the equipment and experiment steps below so you can give it a go for yourself. We hope you have as much fun as we did!
· ½ cup of vinegar
· 1 tablespoon of baking soda
· 1 clear bottle
· 1 balloon
1 funnel (to put the baking soda inside the balloon)
1. Pour the vinegar into the bottle
2. Use the funnel to put the baking soda inside the balloon
3. Carefully place the balloon over the opening of the bottle (check that it is secure)
4. Lift the balloon upright to pour the baking soda into the bottle
5. Watch the magic happen
We are Fundraising for our school
Delivery expected Thursday
21 July 2022
Wishing all our Caladenia families a very safe and happy holiday. See you in Term 3
School Phone Number
0417 984 196
0448 025 638
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School starts at 8.30am
School finishes 2.30pm
Monday to Friday
8.00am – 4.00pm