Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
We wish to thank the P&C for the wonderful donation of $30,000.00 towards our fabulous Year 2 and 3 playground and outdoor musical instruments. The school paid for the playground out of its own funds and was a large commitment from our tiny available resources – that is why the P&C donations are so very important to us in the school trying to support children with the best resources and equipment we can muster.
The P&C is a supportive group of parents but unfortunately, lately, that support of volunteers has “dried up” and it is becoming increasingly difficult to attend to events and functions organized by the P&C Executive – we need your help to donate time to events and fund-raising. Please give us a call at school or email the school if you are able to help – we can’t help our children if you do not assist us to do so. It is YOUR P&C – the Executive need your help.
We would love to see some volunteers on Monday 1 August at school to prepare for the distribution of Billy’s Gourmet Dough orders by parents – from 10.00am- 2.30pm.
The State Government and Dept of Education is once again strongly recommending that we all wear masks
Students from Year 3 up
Adults whenever inside spaces (classrooms and office) – staff when students are in the room and at recess and lunch times.
The sub-variants of COVID are spreading fast in WA and so the Government is recommending these masks and getting the fourth jab (over 30’s) and the Flu Injection as well.
We welcome the re-introduction of masks to keep our staff at school teaching your children and for children and parents to protect each other during these next few months of high transmission rates within our community.
Thank you so much for your kind assistance once more for the benefit of our children and staff.
Interschool Winter Carnival
The Winter Carnival was a great success and was celebrated today at school with a special assembly for the students – it was a remarkable reflection of Caladenia student sportsmanship by the girls and boys of our wonderful school. Thank you, Mr Garrett and your team of staff helpers on the day.
We didn’t win but we are so proud of our students’ attitudes – they remained positive and upbeat and tried their best all day in every sport. Go, Caladenia. Fantastic efforts.
Traffic Warden on Boardman. There will be no traffic warden today and all of next week. we are placing a staff member on duty at the crosswalk but has no authority to stop traffic or direct traffic in any way. That staff member will simply be telling students when it is safe to cross over – no running.
Please drive around the school anticlockwise 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. Please be patient.
Today, the Parent Development Team applications close at 4.00pm. There are more than five applicants, so we will be sending out voting slips to be returned to the office and we will publicly count and inform the members of their success. We are trying to get a culturally inclusive cross-section of our community from the main cultural groups in the school.
Swimming commences in Week 6 (from 29 August to end of Term 3 – 23 September). This is an exhausting time for students and teachers alike.
The new playground is fantastic and the culmination of years of planning for it – funds are hard to come by in schools. The students are loving the games inside the equipment as well as the slides, ropes, flying fox and musical instruments. Thank you again, P&C.
Great to see parents at our Assembly today – COVID has taught us many things and one of those is that parents in school are important to us – we need a steady, positive and loving partnership with parents – one that is mutually supportive and constructive so that we move into the future together and with community purpose for our children.
For the past three years, we have missed parents being involved in our school – it has not been possible, and we missed that. This COVID has been hard for all of us in many small to large scale activities and opportunities. As a school staff, we understand that parents have not been able to carry out normal functions in the school but slowly (after this next wave of sub-variants), we will get back to inviting all back into a new and revitalized environment – as a school staff have been busy talking and organizing for the reintroduction of normality in the school.
The whole school Student Council will have a greater voice in the school through class reps and Year Level Captains – we look forward to hearing their ideas and opinions.
We are trying to support a vibrant and positive environment in the school where ideas from parents and students and staff are all intrinsically webbed together to create a brighter and continued future where a great education and the development of young people is seen as a right. A future where everyone respects and protects the dignity of one another and works towards common goals is what we intend to continue to nurture in our school.
We are a great school and can be even better if we really listen to each other and be grateful for what we can change and gracefully accept the things we cannot.
Thank you for your continued support of our calm and harmonious Caladenia community. You are wonderful people, and we are grateful for that support of what we do.
THOUGHT: “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
Tuesday 9 August
Kindy Parent Morning Catch up
Wednesday 10 August
PP Bunnings Incursion
Friday 12 August
Book Fair and Book Parade
K2B & K3B book fair dress up
Monday 15 August to Wed 17 August
(Wed AM only)
Samantha in Year 3, volunteered at the Life Member Afternoon tea on the 17 July 2022 for more than 4 hours. She helped set up the clubhouse for the event and then on the catering taking orders, making tea and coffee. She circulated with plates of food, refilled tea cups and collected used crockery and stacked it in the dishwasher.
Samantha was polite & eager to assist in any way she could, which greatly assisted and enabled club officials to focus on other areas which needed attention.
Well done Samantha. You are an asset to our community.
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:
Kindy and Pre Primary Gates
Parents please remember to close the gates when you enter and leave the Kindy and Pre Primary area to ensure the students’ safety.
After much anticipation, the Year 2/3 Playground was officially opened on Monday 25 July. The school would like to acknowledge the generous contributions from the P&C and Hon. Terry Healy. As parents will see, Mr Nastasi’s design is very unique. It includes a range of slides, a flying fox, multiple climbing structures and a variety of musical instruments for children to access and enjoy. After the playground was opened, there were long lines of excited kids waited to explore every aspect of the playground.
A reminder that only students in Years 2 and 3 are able to access this playground.
Put it in the diary – Monday 22nd August is Park and Walk to School Day. If you can’t walk, ride or scooter the whole way to school than today is the day for you! Drive part of the way to school and then walk the rest of the way. Plan ahead now! Remember to use our Safe Routes to School map to find a location just for you.
Have you seen our new sign at the bike rack?
Did you know that you can ride or scooter
to school and park for free?
Why not try it this week?
Mrs Nicolle Wall – Your Movc Champion
Kindy Room 3A and 3B – Mrs O’Malley
In our wonderful Kindergarten classes we have been learning about numbers to 20 and the alphabet.
We have enjoyed participating in a variety of hands on activities to support our learning. One of our favourite activities has been using foam to practise writing our name, numbers and letters.
As part of our colour exploration we mixed colours to make a new colour. We enjoyed the feeling of paint on our fingers and practised the number and letter of the day while having fun mixing paint.
Another highlight has been fishing with rods and catching fish with letters on them. We are working hard at learning our letter sounds.
Kindy has been lots of fun and we enjoy working with each other and learning together.
Year 4 Room 34 – Miss Roberts
HASS throughout Semester 2 in Year 4 focused on Famous Explorers of the 1400-1700s.
The students of Room 34 went on epic journeys across the seas to discover new worlds, riches and peoples. The 7-week voyage left the students with bad bouts of scurvy, a couple of mutineers and enough sea-sickness to fill the eighth sea to the brim.
They learnt why people began exploring during this time, which was the desire to find the G.G.G.T. (Glory, Gold, God & Trade).
All of this adventuring and learning culminated in an oral presentation where each student took their peers to great and wonderful lands far across the oceans. To SEA for yourself, have a peek at some of the awesome posters the students in Room 34 created.
Billy G’s Cookie Dough Delivery
If you have placed orders with the P&C/School for Billie G’s Cookie Dough, could you please pick up your order in the Under Cover Area between 12.30pm and 2.45pm Monday, 1 August 2022.
It is a perishable product and will waste if not picked up at that date and time.
If you are able to the P&C distribute the goods on that Monday between 10.00am – 12.00pm, feel free to please come along.
Issue 5 of book club closes Thursday, August 4.
Forms can be placed in the P&C box located in the front office or completed online via the Loop.
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