School of the Year 2021
Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
Dear Parents/Care Givers,
Caladenia topped all ICSEA Level 1 Schools (same socio-economic index as Dalkeith, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Claremont, Peppermint Grove, etc…
This is now a trend for us topping the State in NAPLAN results. The consistency has already spread to all year levels across the school.
We have an amazing staff (including a very relevant and advanced Executive that are constantly monitoring standards and quality teaching and learning across the whole school) and have been working together to use same strategies, understandings, language and Policy to insist on high standards and high care of all of our students. Thank you to our wonderful staff at Caladenia. This 2021 result confirms our excellent status of quality education in all its forms (social, emotional and academic).
The School Board and staff will be using the data from these external tests and our own year level tests to plan for our priorities and Targets for 2022 during this term. Thank you to our School Board who keeps us honest and reviews our school targets each and every year.
Great result for the 8th year in a row.
Director General of Education
Ms Lisa Rodgers will be visiting our wonderful school later in the term this year. She has heard of our fantastic achievements and our work with our staff and students. I am sure she will be pleased with the commitment to quality and excellence of our students, staff and parent body.
We are excited to have the Director General attend our school and get a strong appreciation of what we do each and every day at Caladenia.
The DISCO run by the P&C was a fantastic success last term – it was extremely well attended by students. Thank you for the great work done by the P&C. It was a celebration of a busy Term 3. Great work, Chelsea and her Team.
I continue to ask for patience and sensibility when driving to and from school each day. If possible, don’t drive at all. Walk with your children or get the children to walk/ride to school on their own.
We have to be very unlucky – of the 10 days before and after the Carnival, Friday was the one day it had to be very hot.
However, Mr Hunt planned for a wonderful Carnival and it ran smoothly, with our children kept safe and comfortable for most of the day. We have some ideas for next year, if it becomes obvious that it will be a hot one.
All in all, the students loved the day of competition and performed to their best without losing that beautiful Caladenia trait of mate-ship and good sportsmanship. I love that about our students – they will always congratulate each other regardless of who wins or not. It is a day for children to enjoy themselves, have fun.
The Interschool Carnival is coming up soon – keep an eye out for that event.
Thank you to the P&C for their help on the day.
Thanks to the staff who ensured all the “little things” were taken care of – parent toilets, hydrating children, Faction controls, student safety, setting up and cleaning up, etc… Well done, staff.
Thanks to all parents who assisted us greatly in maintaining the rules on the day – it helps to retain
- Security of our children
- Good safety standards for our staff and children
- A sense of calmness and allows for fun to permeate to all children
- A duty of care by all staff towards all students
We had an Assembly to celebrate our 2022 Student Executive and leaders in Music and Sports last week. it was a proud moment for parents and students and staff. These students are great people who have an enormous task in maintaining our Caladenia standards and modelling of excellence throughout our very large student body. The current Student Executive has been a high functioning and high quality group of students with some quality presentations and modelling carried out this year. We will be thanking them later at Graduation this year.
We are proud of our student leaders and next year they will be adding an element of complexity to their roles. We will talk about that a little later.
We are reviewing our Mathematics teaching strategies currently with a view to making changes by 2023. Staff are currently trialing strategies with a view to improving our whole school results.
Thank you to our Mathematics Team, led by Andrea Harris.
Staff have met to discuss Future Additions to our operations over the next few years – particularly in relation to student needs and currency of educational learning – things like technology and media.
THOUGHT: “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo da Vinci
Friday 22 October
Rescue Dog Presentation Assembly
Wednesday 27 October
Yr 7 Canning Vale College Orientation Day
Thursday 28 October
Teacher Appreciation Day
Friday 29 October
Staff Development Day – STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND
Tuesday 2 October
Interschool Jumps and Throws
Tuesday 2 November to Friday 5 November
Kindy Readiness Sessions
9.00am -10.30am and 11.30am – 1.00pm
Friday 5 November
Interschool Athletics Carnival
Chess Association of Western Australia organized 2 State Junior Chess Championships during October school holidays. Senudi in Year 2 performed exceptionally well in both the tournaments.
· State Junior Rapid Play Chess Championship 2021 – Under 12 Girls Champion & Under 8 (open) 1st runner up
· State Junior Allegro Chess Championship 2021 – Under 8 (Open) Champion
In addition, Senudi also performed brilliantly at the State Junior Chess Championships held during July school holidays. Senudi secured the State Under 8 Girls Chess Champion title for the 2nd consecutive year.
· State Junior Chess Championship 2021 – Under 8 Girls Champion & Under 8 (open) 2nd runner up
· State Junior Blitz Chess Championship 2021 – Under 10 Girls Champion
Well done Senudi.
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 following email : Justine.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently preparing classes for 2022.
If your child/ren are not returning to Caladenia next year, please advise the front office in writing as soon as possible.
Please include the school that your child/ren will be moving to in the letter.
Year 1 Room 17 – Miss Catherall and Mrs Readhead
This term for Mathematics, year one are learning about place value and how to add two digit numbers using the vertical addition format. In small groups, we practised making different numbers by placing our base 10 blocks into the correct place value columns. By practicing these skills, it will help us to ensure we are writing numbers in the correct place value columns when doing our vertical addition sums. We really enjoyed working with our friends while practising our Maths skills.
Year 4 Room 34 – Miss Roberts
Last term in Year 4, the students of Room 34 completed a huge 5-week project on a Famous Australian of their choice. This term we have been presenting our projects to our peers and completing the interactive quizzes in the mornings. Students selected their person and used the Blooms Taxonomy of Higher Order Thinking and Gardener’s Multiple Intelligences to complete a minimum of 7 activities from the matrix, a report, and a question and answer sheet on their Australian. Some of the activities included: making a PowerPoint presentation, creating a timeline on their life, making a model, writing a letter, composing a song, and many, many more! All of this information was put together and presented as a show bag to coincide with the Perth Royal Show held over the holidays. Students enjoyed taking part in this project and learnt some really cool facts about their chosen person.
Earlier this year, we had RAC come out to visit the students and spoke about road safety and this week, we’ve had the people from WestCycle paint some stencils around our school to show the safe routes to travel. Why not walk to school next week and see how many you can find!
Remember that when travelling to school, the footpath is a shared area – pedestrians, riders and scooters all use this space. Try to stick to the left of the footpath and if riding your bike or scooter – use the bell to let others know you are behind them.
Does your bike have a bell?
The RAC presenters also taught the students about wearing their helmets correctly with the 2-4-1 Rule.
Mrs Wall – Your Move School Champion
VacSwim swimming lessons
Enrolments are open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.
VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. It’s a great school holiday activity that teaches
valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
Your children can start as young as five years old.
Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim