The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

Welcome to this edition of the Terrace Times.

All the individual NAPLAN reports were sent home to families on Monday.  Please take the time to read the report with your child and discuss the results.  The school received electronic data for the whole school and individuals on Friday 18 August. This data will be analysed by staff and used for ongoing planning needs, as well as sharing with the school community through the School Council and 2017 Annual Report.  If you have questions at all, please make time to see your child’s class teacher, they will be able to help you or point you in the right direction.

Staff Member of the Month
In our last newsletter I spoke about the Staff Member of the Month Award.  Unfortunately this has had to be postponed.  Both the P&C and School Council are hoping this can be up and going next term.  I’ll keep you informed.  In the meantime, you can keep the nominations coming in via the email address (School Council) or the mailbox in the front office.

Open Night
Just a reminder that next Tuesday is our school’s Open Night.  All classes will be open from 4:30pm to 6:30pm on that night.  This is a great opportunity for you to see all the hard work your child has been doing all year, and to get a real feel of the progress they have made.  It is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the successes and milestones (however small or big) that your child has achieved so far this year.  I look forward to seeing you there.

P&C Meeting
Our last P&C Meeting for the term is next Tuesday at 7:30pm (following on from the Open Night).   Our P&C have been wonderful supporters of our great school; so please (if you can) show your support and hang around after the Open Night and come to the meeting.

Faction Carnival
Our Faction Carnival starts today with the Jumps & Throws events, as well as the long distance races (400 & 800m).  Congratulations to all the students who competed today.  Friday kicks off at 8:30am with the Faction March to the oval followed shortly after by the first events.  This year our wonderful P&C have organised a sausage sizzle and coffee van to be at the oval on the Friday.  Both of these will only be available to adults (parents/grandparents/uncles/aunts etc); this means no students will be allowed to buy food or drink on the day.  Parents/caregivers will be able to purchase for their children but only during recess/lunch.  No food will be able to be delivered to the student bays.  If the sausage sizzle proves successful, the P&C assures me they will organise student pre-orders in 2018.  At assembly last week I promised good weather and (touch wood) I think I have delivered … it promises to be a great day, I hope to see you all there.

I had the absolute pleasure of being in Room 5 last week as they were singing a song, Tony Chestnut.  (If you don’t know the song, have a look on YouTube … You’ll thank me.)  This led the conversation to some name jokes.  For example … What do you call a guy with a spade? … Doug … What do you call a guy without a spade? … Douglas   etc etc.  I asked the Room 5 students to do some homework; come back to me next week with your best name joke.  I have heard quite a few jokes this week, but the best one came from Finn O. His joke … What do you call a man with no undies? … Nicholas

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 Arye and Liam our Aussies of the Month for September. Well done!

Arye B

Year 1, Room 2

Liam S

Year 4, Room 18

Honour Certificates

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

ECB 2Ali A and Reese N
ECB 3Liana H and Deegan K
2Chidinma N and Harry V
3Maryanne Q and Ella W
5Emily B and Brandon H
6Jorja A and Dean K
11Lovely-Ann B and Bill H
12Shannon M and Declan P
13Bano A and Ethan W
14Chris S and Fletcher W
15Maryam A and Jade K
17Kaylee G
18Liam B and Angelo N
ArtAntonin C and Ella W
SportElla S and Francis T
LibraryLachaln H and Oliver W

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

Our Book Week Dress-Up Winners

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 –

50 Nights
Room 3Ashton C, Lucas H and Maryanne Q
100 Nights
Room 3Poppy K, Arwen L, Marcus L, Jayden D, Lucas P,
Tharun R, Rosalie T and Ella W
Room 5Alexis D and Brandon H
Room 12Scott C and Declan P
150 Nights
Room 3Likhith M and Mitchell M
200 Nights
Room 5Finn O and Olivia P
Room 6Samantha R
Room 12Riley B

Reminders and Upcoming Events

Friday 8 SeptemberFaction Athletics Carnival
Tuesday 12 SeptemberParent Evening
4.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday 12 SeptemberP&C Meeting 7.30pm – Staffroom
Friday 15 SeptemberParent Assembly 8.30am
Item – Room 2
Friday 15 SeptemberUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am
Tuesday 19 SeptemberInterschool Athletics Years 1 to 6 – Jumps and Throws
at Maguire Oval (am only)
Thursday 21 SeptemberInterschool Athletics Years 1 to 6 – Running and Team Games
at Maguire Oval (all day)

Message from your School Council


Dear Parents and Friends,

One of the key functions of our School Council is to remain engaged and supportive of various promotional activities around our school.  Currently work is underway to create some postcards for a letterbox drop promoting our school to new parents in the area.  We are currently discussing opportunities to promote our school at the Hawaiian Bassendean Shopping Centre.  Mrs McCulloch continues to promote the exemplary artwork of our students by entering Art Competitions whenever possible.  The Council has also been charged with coming up with more ideas to raise the profile of our school in the wider Bassendean area.  Can you help?  Perhaps you have an idea and want to help raise our profile as a school and in so doing promoting the wonderful work of our staff or the beautiful culture of our school.

If you can help, we look forward to hearing from you.  Contact us at the school, talk to a council member or email us at

Kind regards,

Adam Cheetham

School Council Chair

Netball News

Firstly, I would like to congratulate all the girls at Anzac Terrace Netball Club for their amazing efforts and hard work, which produced some outstanding results, especially in our first year!!

We have loved coaching them and watching their progress, they really made us proud!!

I would also like to thank all the parents for their help and support, without them this would not have been possible, and I would also like to thank Mel, for jumping on board as a coach, I couldn’t have done this without you!!!

Special thanks also to our Principal, Stuart Blackwood, for allowing us to represent our wonderful school.

Thankyou all!!

Jo (Coach/Coordinator)

Round 13

ATNC Warriors   WON   14 – 8

ATNC Aces          WON   8 – 4

Goal Scorers

Chanel T – 9

Tahliah Y – 2

Charlotte M – 2

Shantelle B – 1

Lilly E – 5

Emily P – 2

Amber L – 1

Round 14

ATNC Warriors    WON   20 – 0

ATNC Aces          BYE

Goal Scorers

Chanel T – 12

Maddison B – 4

Tahliah Y – 2

Charlotte M – 2

Round 15

ATNC Warriors     WON   12 – 6

ATNC Aces           LOST   5 – 24

Goal Scorers 

Chanel T – 8

Charlotte M – 2

Tahliah Y – 2

Neve B – 1

Emily P – 4



Bassendean Visual Art Awards

This year the Primary School Artworks will be displayed at the exhibition, then moved to Bassendean Shopping Centre as part of a sponsorship arrangement with Hawaiian.

Here are the dates:

Primary School Exhibition – See the work of local primary schools at:

·         Bassendean Visual Art Awards                      Thurs 21 Sept – Mon 25 Sept.

·         Hawaiian’s Bassendean Shopping Centre    Tues  26  Sept – Sat 30 Sept.

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.

OSHC program phone: 0428 197 483

OSHClub 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.

Program Update

The children enjoyed our Book Week activities, it was great to see such love for literacy.

There were lots of very creative and imaginative books written by individuals and children working together – we could have the future J K Rowling, Roald Dahl or Lewis Carroll in our midst!

Some of the books written included Matilda the second by Imogen and Georgia, Too Quiet Jake by Georgia, three different stickman adventure books written by Fletcher, Kai and Callum and a book about nature by Isabella. Great work everyone, we look forward to seeing your published works in bookstores soon!!

Get the kids out and about exploring all that nature has to offer these spring holidays. Spring is a special time of year with – baby bush birds, downy ducklings, wandering through wildflower-land, discovering swamp dwellers, exploring the enchanted environment, building bat boxes and canoeing on the Canning just a few of the delightful activities on offer this season. Activities run from 4 main locations across Perth each showcasing our wonderful parks and outdoor reserves. In the East we have the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, located in Beelu National Park, West is Star Swamp – a wonderful old remnant Tuart bushland reserve, South we have CREEC which is on the banks of the Canning River (and has a great cafe onsite!) and North is the historic Yanchep National Park. All activities require bookings so please give us a call on 9295 2244.

Keyed Up Music will be teaching group music lessons after school at Anzac Terrace Primary School. Guitar lessons are on Tuesday. Lesson pricing starts from $16.95. To enrol your child please go to if you require more information please contact Therese on 1300 366 243 or email us