Welcome to the first edition of The Terrace Times for Term 2.
Welcome back to Term 2. With NAPLAN, Swimming Lessons (Years 3 – 6) and end of Semester Reports, this term is going to be a doozy!!
Next Monday 8 May at 5:30pm will be the first of many parent IT info sessions this year. Both Adam Cheetham (School Council Chairperson) and I will be running an information session for parents on how to use Connect. (Check out Adam’s School Council report for a breakdown of the session). This will be a fun, low-key and interactive session aimed at improving communication between the school and parents/caregivers. So bring along a notepad and pen and your smart devices (phone or tablet) and we will make sure you get the best out of the evening. I hope to see you all there!!
Next week both Year 3 and Year 5 students undertake NAPLAN testing. NAPLAN is the measure through which schools, teachers and parents can determine whether or not students are meeting important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy. The tests provide parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests. They also provide schools with information about how education programs are working and what areas need to be prioritised for improvement. For some, this will be the first time they have sat a formal test; best of luck … give it your best shot!!
ANZAC Day Services
Anzac Terrace PS was involved in two ANZAC Day services last week (photos of both are later in this newsletter). The first was the Town of Bassendean’s service held on ANZAC Day at the Bassendean War Memorial, where our Head Students Delilah and Cossette were part of the service. The second was here at school last Friday. Both were great services and all students should be extremely proud of their demeanour during the services.
Deputy Principal, Liz Page, is currently on Long Service Leave and enjoying the sunny sights and sounds of Croatia. (I’m so jealous) Liz will return in week 6. In her place I welcome Amanda McAlpine to the admin team.
Have a great week,
Stuart Blackwood Principal
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 –
Siena B, Lilli E, Taj M, Noah O, Isabella O, Harrison V
Felix A, Millie B, Ruby C, Emily C, Lacey J, Kai T
Matvei K, Arwen L, Mitchell M
Blake C, Tyler D, Alyssa G
Mia C, Riley H, Max K
Neve B, Hasaja H, Trinity J, Emily P
Reminders and Upcoming Events
Monday 8 May
Parent IT Session at 5.30pm
Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May
Mothers’ Day Stall
Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May
Thursday 11 May
Orders and monies due for P&C Cookie Dough Fundraiser.
Monday 22 May to Thursday 1 June 2017
Interm Swimming (Years 3 – 6)
Please return forms and payment by Wednesday 17 May 2017.
Anzac Terrace Netball News
As you may be aware, Anzac Terrace now have a Netball Club.
We have 2 teams representing our school in the Swan Districts Netball Association’s 2017 Winter Netball Season, Year 3/4 and Year 5, who both played their first game over the weekend.
Both teams played a fantastic game, utilising the skills learned at training along with great teamwork.
Unfortunately both teams were defeated, but the experience was a great learning curve for them. All of the girls really did a fantastic job and should all be extremely proud of themselves.
Well done girls!!!!!
Anzac Terrace Warriors (Year 5) 8-4
Anzac Terrace Aces (Years 3/4) 16-2
(Year 5) Charlotte M 2
(Year 5) Tahliah Y 2
(Years 3/4) Imogen I 1
(Years 3/4) Aliesha Y 1
Message from your School Council
Dear Parents and Friends,
At our recent School Council meeting, we discussed the opportunity of having some Connect parent information sessions in Term 2. The first of these will be held next Monday 8 May at 5:30pm. The session will focus on
1. Logging into Connect
2. Navigating around the parent view of Connect
3. The ConnectNow App
4. Communicating with your child’s class teacher using Connect.
Light refreshments will be provided. Put this event in your calendar and we will hope to see you there.
Remember if you have any issues that you would like discussed at our Term 2 meeting, please chat with one of the School Council representitives, drop in and have a chat with Mr Blackwood or drop us an email at the address below.
The P&C is currently running the Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough Fundraiser. All funds raised will be used to establish a new playground for the Seniors. The very moorish cookie dough is only available through fundraisers and is not sold in stores, so stock up!
Brochure / Order forms that will assist you in collecting orders from family, friends & neighbours were sent home with students last week.
Paying for your orders
You have two options:
Return monies (exact change preferred) with the order form to the school office for yourself and multiple orders for family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours, or
Order and pay online
You must return your order form with the online order and payment details together with prize ordered sections filled in, so your co-ordinator can total the tubs of cookie dough and prizes required for delivery.
Please return your brochure & monies by Thursday 11 May 2017 to the School Office.
Current scheduled day for pick up is Friday 26 May 2017.
P&C Entertainment Book
The NEW Entertainment Book is not far off!
Thank you to everyone who have already purchased a book.
The Books sell for $70 and we keep $14 for every one we sell.
The Entertainment(TM) Book gives you access to thousands of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for Perth’s best restaurants, cafes, attractions and more. Plus, it offers the best in market prices for thousands of hotels, resorts, car rentals, theme parks, groceries, petrol and shopping that you can use whenever you like until 1 June 2018.
The Entertainment (TM) Books are available as a Book (with a gold card and vouchers) or as a Digital Membership that puts all the offers in the Book, on your smartphone to redeem at the touch of a button.
If you would like to purchase a book and to help us continue to fundraise for our senior playground please click here.
P&C Fundraising Coordinator
OSHC program phone: 0428 197 483
OSHClub WA Head Office: 03 8564 9000
Coordinator: Jennifer Archer Assistants: Monique Wright
All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is easy and free!! Please create an account online at http://www.oshclub.com.au 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.
Welcome back to Term 2, 2017. We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable break – we’ve been hearing a lot of exciting stories from children as they’ve returned to OSHClub.
This term we are hoping to increase our knowledge and involvement in sustainable practices, if you have any suggestions or ways you can help us we would love to hear from you.
Last term we had visits from Miriam, a Veterinary Nurse from Morley Veterinary clinic, and Constables Sheridan and Appleby from the Kiara Police station – the children were excited to learn more about these professions. The police constables showed some of the resources they use to keep the community safe– the highlight was seeing the police car, hearing the siren and the children even got to sit in the front seat!
Miriam bought her very talented dog, Buzz, to meet the children. The children learned how to care for their pets, what tools and devices vets use and some very cool tricks dogs can learn.
Everyone loved watching Buzz dance and hug his teddy bear!
We are looking forward to another great term ahead. If you have any professional knowledge or special skills you would like to share please contact Jenny – we always appreciate feedback and involvement from parents, families and the wider community.
Prospective Parent Information Evening – Hampton Senior High School 2018
Click here to download the Hampton Senior High School flyer.