The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

Welcome to this fortnight’s edition of the Terrace Times.

Classroom Placements for 2018
If there are any special circumstances relating to your child’s learning that you would like us to consider for their placement in 2016, please put it in writing addressed to me by 3pm, Friday 24 November.  Please only base requests on educational requirements. Whilst all parent requests submitted by this date will be given serious consideration, they will unfortunately not all be automatically accommodated. Please note, late written requests will not be accepted.

Fun Run
Don’t forget to get your fundraising started for our Fun Run that is taking place on Friday of week 5 (10th November).  Have a look online, the prizes that can be won / earned are sensational.  This year’s Fun Run is going to be a Colour Run, which should be an exciting twist.  More details for the Colour Run will follow in the coming weeks.

New School Polo (Uniform)
After a number of complaints this year from parents (and staff) regarding the material of the current school polo, I brought the notion of a change of the current school polo to the School Council.

It is the School Council’s responsibility to oversee and approve any changes to the School Uniform Policy.  Earlier this year, with the Council’s approval, a sub-committee was formed comprising of three Council members and one P&C representative to test all different materials available from approved uniform distributors as well as talk with other schools and sample their materials.

Three issues were the over-riding factors in making the decision; change of shirt colour, quality of material, identification of ATPS students.  The change of colour of polo from gold to navy was considered, but the safety of students (ability to spot students on oval or on excursion) was the reason for staying with the gold. The second was the material; the current polo stains easily, it’s also susceptible to ‘catching’ or running.  This material was “road-tested” with all sorts of substances (it was even used to clean a floor); when it was washed in cold water, it came out good as new.  The third was identification of Anzac Terrace students.  The sub-committee wanted to be sure that we stood out; that means, they did not want the new shirt to be the same as surrounding schools … we want our own identity.

The designs and materials were taken to the School Council meeting earlier this week and were passed unanimously.  (See pictures of design below).  In changing the School polo, the suggestion came from the sub-committee to also change the faction shirt to fall in line with the same design.  Now all School Shirts are truly ‘uniform’.  The School Polo, Faction Shirt, Leavers Shirt, and Choir Shirt are now all the same design.

I am reliably advised by the Uniform Shop that the new designs will be available for purchase on the 29th January when booklists can be picked up.  Please be advised that old polo shirts will still be acceptable uniforms for 2018.

My thanks to the Uniform Sub-Committee who worked tirelessly to make this happen.  If you have any questions regarding the new polos, please come and see me at the office.

Kindy Shirt
As mentioned in the last Newsletter, the 2018 Kindy students will also have their own shirt (pictured).  Kindy Gold will wear the gold t-shirt and Kindy Blue will wear the blue t-shirt.  Don’t they look great?

Reporting to Parents
I have discussed this topic a number of times, but now we are getting down to ‘crunch-time’.  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 the 11th 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.

P&C Fundraising
Please support our wonderful P&C with their next fundraising event. On the 12th November the P&C will be hosting an Ice-Skating session at Xtreme Ice in Mirrabooka.  The price is $17 and part of that money goes directly to the P&C.  Please check out the flyer later in this newsletter.

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 Charlie and Mason our Aussies of the Month for October. Well done!

Charlie H

Year 1, Room 5

Mason C

Year 5, Room 15

Honour Certificates

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

ECB 2Ivy H and Anthony R
ECB 3Gabriel J and Callum W
2Isabella P and Noah W
3Chloe B and Matvei K
5Payton C and Campbell N
6Jorja A and Tarek L
11Matthew M and Cherise T
12Hasi H and Claudia I
13Myrren M and Gorden T
14Anna C and Bradley W
15Jordan T and Saphire Y
17Elise C and Felix R
18Cadance C and Malachy W
ArtBarbra F and Declan P
LibraryKindy Green and ECB 2

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

Bassendean Art Exhibition

Our ten wonderful entries which were on display at this year’s Bassendean Art Exhibition are now on display in our office.

All schools in the Bassendean area were invited to submit artwork by their students and a winner was chosen from each school.

Congratulations to our winner Trinity in Year 3, Room 12, for her artwork – ‘Tree Weaving’!

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 2Charlie R
100 Nights
Room 2Isabella O
Room 5Bodhi R and Seth W
Room 12Oliver C
150 Nights
Room 2Lucy K
Room 6Tyler D and Jacob K
Room 11Mia C and Zoe E
200 Nights
Room 2Antonin C
Room 5Emily B
250 Nights
Room 2Isla F and Mason K
Room 5Jasmine O and Olivia P
Room 11Adoni Z

Salvation Army Food Drive

Christmas is just around the corner and we need your support to give to others in need.

We have had an amazing response in previous years and hope your generosity will continue.  Please send any non-perishable food items (for example, packets and cans) to your child’s classroom.  They will be collected weekly with year, room and school totals displayed in the Library for each classroom.

We started collecting on Monday in Week 4 (30 October 2017) so this will give us a total of 6 weeks to collect as much as we can.  Let’s all put in a fantastic effort and support this very worthwhile cause.  The food is put into hampers to brighten the Christmas of families in need.

Thank you.

Jan Bowers – Coordinator

Reminders and Upcoming Events

Friday 3 NovemberParent Assembly
Item by Room 17
Friday 3 NovemberUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am
Monday 6 November Kindy 2018 Orientation for Parents
Monday 6 NovemberUniform Shop Open
2.30pm to 3.00pm
Friday 10 NovemberFun Run
Kindy to Year 6
Monday 13 NovemberKindy 2018 Orientation for Parents and Students
Monday 13 NovemberUniform Shop Open
2.30pm to 3.00pm

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


Dear Parents and Friends,

This week the Council met for its once a term meeting. Several key topics were discussed.  The first of these is the intention of the Council to promote our school by nominating multiple staff members from the school for the Education Awards next year.  Experience tells us that the more time we have to prepare and the more people involved in the process, the more comprehensive the nominations will be.  As such, it was decided that from the first School Council meeting next year, the process will begin and we will be looking for helpers from the broader school community to complete our nominations so stay tuned for that one.

Also of interest, we will be asking for nominees to fill some vacancies opening up in our Council at the end of the year.  Please keep your eye on the newsletter as Mr Blackwood will call for nominations soon.  If you have considered serving on Council, please put your name forward.

Finally, our Annual Public meeting will be held on Monday 4 December.  Put that date in your calendars now so that you can make it along and find out what your council has been doing through the year.

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.

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

Girl Guides Open Night

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