The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

The penultimate newsletter for the year … Wow; where did that all go??

School Council
As mentioned in the last newsletter, it is my responsibility to call for nominations for School Council Members, Parent Representative.  Therefore, nominations are now open.  There are three Parent Representative positions available.  Please read the information and nomination form attached.  If you are interested in running for School Council, please complete the nomination form and return it to the school office before 3pm Wednesday 7 February 2018.  Should more than 3 parents nominate for these positions, I will hold an election on Thursday 8 February 2018.  Please read Adam’s School Council note later in this newsletter and if you have any additional questions regarding the School Council, please don’t hesitate to contact Adam or myself.

Duty of Care
As we move into the summer months, I feel it important to remind families that we cannot provide adequate duty of care to students arriving at Anzac Terrace before 8:00am.  Unfortunately there have been a number of students getting to school a lot earlier than 8:00am.  On Tuesday this week, I had to tell a student at 7:00am to wait in the office until staff arrived at school to be able to supervise that student.  This is not acceptable and very dangerous.  We understand with work commitments etcetera that sometimes it is unavoidable and students must be dropped at school early, this is why we have before school care available on-site through OSHClub.  If you drop your child before 8:00am, please utilise their services to ensure the safety of your child.

New Uniform (P&C)
As mentioned in the last newsletter, the P&C have generously offered to give all students a free faction shirt if you purchase two new school shirts on Monday 29 January (booklist day) … That’s $75.00 worth for just $50.00 !!!  This offer will only be available in the Uniform Shop (not online through Qkr). Just in case you can’t make it on Monday 29 January, the offer will be available until Friday 9 February; but you must go in to the Uniform Shop to take advantage of this offer.  Please note this offer will only be available once per student in your family.

Reporting to Parents
Just to remind all parents / caregivers, the end of the year Student Reports will not be printed.  The only way to access your child’s report on Monday 11 December will be through Connect.  If you have Connect set up, you will see that Semester 1, 2017 and Semester 2, 2016 reports are uploaded on your child’s Connect page already.  If you do not have Connect, or have not accessed it recently, now is the time to get set up.  If you need help, please come and see us in the office.

Have a great week,

Stuart Blackwood

Aussie of the Month

The Aussie of the Month award recognises personal endeavour, achievement and contribution to the community.

The awards also reflect some of the values we share as Australians, a sense of fair play, generosity of spirit, commitment to community participation and a real concern for the environment.

Twice a Term, two students are chosen as the Aussies of the Month and the recipients are presented with the Aussie of the Month badge and certificate at a school assembly.

The certificate and badge is kept by recipients as a memento of the occasion.

Congratulations to Alyssa and Fletcher our Aussies of the Month for November. Well done!

Alyssa G

Year 2, Room 6

Fletcher W

Year 5, Room 14

Interschool Chess Championships State Finals 2017

We would like to acknowledge and congratulate the following Anzac Terrace Students who participated in the Chess Kids State Finals 2017 Under 12’s –

Kaleb S (Year 5, Room 14)  Certificate of Credit – 12th Place

Jonah K (Year 6, Room 14) Certificate of Credit – 13th Place

Darryl H (Year 5, Room 14) Certificate of Participation – 22nd Place

Andrea N (Year 6, Room 14) Certificate of Participation – 33rd Place

Well done! What a fantastic effort from you all!

Honour Certificates

Congratulations to the following students who were presented with an Honour Certificate at the last Assembly.

ECB 2Ishaan B and Maddelyn K
ECB 3Millie B and Lacey J
2Antonin C and Troy H
3Abdul B and Mei S
5Noah K and Jasmine O
6Blake C, Jacob K and Sehun P
11Lovely Ann B and Connor H
12Eunice B and Harry O
13Eliza R and Cosette T
14Jazmin H and Kynan W
15Lily B and Charlotte T
17Elise C and Layla L
18Matthew C and Natalie H
ArtMitchell M and Isabella P
LibraryNeve B and Seth K
SportChris S and Ali A

Students receive Honour Certificates as acknowledgement for achievement in academic success, social skills and thoughtfulness to others.

Being a Reading Sensation

As most of our students read each night, the BEARS reading program is not extra work for students, parents and caregivers or teachers, it is simply a method of calculating the number of nights the students read, and then rewards them at strategic numbers, eg 50, 100, 200 and so on.

Well done to the following students who have read for –

100 Nights
Room 3Lucas H and Rosalie T
Room 5Lukas K
Room 11Simranpreet K
150 Nights
Room 3Poppy K and Maryanne Q
Room 5Sharliah X
Room 6Barbar F
Room 11Lovely Ann B, Riley H, Max K and Amber L
200 Nights
Room 3Mitchell M
Room 5Jake T
Room 6Blake C
250 Nights
Room 6Georgia B and Tarek L
300 Nights
Room 6Liam B

Salvation Army Food Drive

Thank you to all Students and Staff who have contributed to the Salvation Army Food Drive.  We have surpassed last year’s total but let’s keep going to get a record result!

We have one more week to collect so please continue to bring in any non-perishable food items and the Library Monitors will collect all donations from the classrooms.

Thank you.

Jan Bowers & Tracey Ilich – Library

Reminders and Upcoming Events

Monday 4 DecemberGymbus Incursion
Pre-Primary and Year 1 Students
Tuesday 5 DecemberKids Club Christmas Play
Wednesday 6 DecemberPerth Garden Games Incursion
Rooms 5 & 6
Monday 11 DecemberBeach House Excursion
Rooms 11 & 12
Monday 11 DecemberThe Maze Excursion
Rooms 13, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Students Not Returning in 2018

Parents, if your child is not attending Anzac Terrace in 2018, please complete the attached form and return it to the school office as soon as possible.

Click here to download a form.

Message from your School Council


Hello Parents and Friends,

Our Annual Open Meeting will be held in the Library next Monday 4 December at 3:00pm.  We hope that you can join us.  We are always happy to hear from parents and it is a good opportunity for you to see your School Council at work.

In the last Newsletter, we called for nominees to fill three seats that are being vacated in the School Council.  I would encourage those that have ever thought about being part of their School Council or those who are yet to consider it to put your names forward as soon as possible.

If you would like the Council to discuss anything at the next meeting, please remember we are reachable via our email address or by contacting any of the Council members or Mr Blackwood of course.


Adam Cheetham

School Council Chair

OSHC program phone: 0428 197 483

OSHClub WA Head Office: 03 85649000

Coordinator: Jennifer Archer                 Educator: Monique Wright

All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is easy and free!! Please create an account online at all bookings and cancellations can also be managed via your online account. For on the day bookings please contact the Coordinator direct at the program.


The School provides information on Community activities that may be of interest to students and families but does not have specific knowledge of these activities and does not endorse or recommend a particular product or service that is listed.

In 2018, Keyed Up Music will be running keyboard and guitar lessons at Anzac Terrace Primary School. Prices start from $16.45 plus GST for a group lesson, and $33 for an individual lesson.

To enrol, go to  or ring Therese on 1300 366 243.