The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

And welcome to our first Newsletter for Term 2

New families
We have had a number of new families join us over the last two weeks.  Let me start by saying welcome to Anzac Terrace.  We are a great school community with fantastic students, teachers and families.  Enjoy your time at Anzac Terrace, and make sure you become an active participant in all our school events and parent groups.

Onyas !!
Do you know of an Anzac Terrace staff member that deserves to be acknowledged for the work they do? Has this staff member gone above and beyond their role? Has this staff member impacted your life and/or others? Has this staff member helped to make Anzac Terrace such a great Primary School?
If so, why don’t you let them know?  I am pleased to inform you there is now a way to do this.  Anzac Terrace PS staff now have the Onyas !! (as in Good Onya – Well Done)  If you would like to acknowledge one (or more) staff member for doing such a great job or going that extra mile, come into the School Office and fill out an Onya !!  All staff will receive these recommendations from you plus go into the weekly draw to receive a “get out of duty free” card from me. So please, get nominating.
The School Council Sub-Committee is meeting in two weeks to determine who should be nominated for an Education Award; your ONYA could help sway the vote.

Voluntary Contributions
Thank you to all families who have paid the Voluntary Contributions for 2018; it is greatly appreciated. All monies collected assist with the provision of student resources to enhance teaching.  Unfortunately we are down on last year’s contributions and would ask that if you have not paid, would you please consider doing so.
As promised there was a raffle held on the last Friday afternoon of Term One for all who had paid their contributions.  I am happy to announce the two winners … They are Matthew G (ECB 3) and Matvei K (Yr 2 Room 6). Ziggies Educational Supplies have generously donated two vouchers for your complete Student Requirement Lists (SRL) for 2019.  That means, you will not have to pay a cent for any of the School Requirements List in 2019; everything on the Year level list will be provided for you … In fact, you won’t even need to order it, that will be done for you too !!  Congratulations to Matthew and Matvei and thank you to all who paid their voluntary contributions for 2018.  This money will help the school fund vital programs throughout 2018.

Packed Lunchbox
I am very happy to announce The Packed Lunch Box are now providing lunches (for purchase) for students at Anzac Terrace every day of the week.  These are very healthy lunches and meet all stringent Department of Education guidelines.  For just $8, your child will receive three items of their choosing such as pizza, sushi, blueberry muffins, vegie cups … just to name a few.
I encourage you to check out their website or their Facebook page to get a better understanding of the lunches they will provide; you can also contact them via these mediums.

P&C Meeting
Don’t forget, our next P&C Meeting is next Thursday 17 May; 7:30pm in the staffroom.  We had such a great turn out at our last meeting and it would be great to see that many people at our meeting next Thursday.

Have a great week,

Stuart Blackwood

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 2Millicent B, Emily C, Scarlett E, Deegan K, Swara T and Samuel W
Room 5Kai C, Antonin C, Arwen L, Marcus K, Likhith M, Indiana P and Bryce T
Room 6Mason K and Jasmine O
Room 11Jorja A, Blake C, Tide D, Alyssa G, Toby H, Olivia P, Samantha R, Lily R, Jake T and Amelie W,
Room 12Georgia B

Reminders and Upcoming Events

Monday 14 MayUniform Shop Open
8.15am – 9.00am
Monday 15 May to Friday 25 MayNAPLAN Testing
Thursday 17 MayP&C Meeting
7.30pm in the Staffroom
Friday 18 MayParent Assembly
Item by Room 18
Friday 18 MayUniform Shop Open
9.00am – 9.30am
Monday 21 MaySwimming Lessons
Years 3 – 6 (Not Room 12)
Monday 21 MaySchool Council Meeting

Thank You Mr Penn

A big thank you to Mr Penn (Mrs Rosie Penn’s husband) for fixing ‘George’, our school skeleton!

George was out of action for a while because his wheels were broken, but now thanks to the generous time of Mr Penn, he is up and moving again.  George and the whole school thanks you!

Message From Your School Council

Good afternoon Parents and Friends

Welcome back to Term 2.  This term, the School Council will be focusing on, among other things, helping to prepare several 2018 WA Education Awards nominations for the fantastic staff at Anzac Terrace.  To inform this, we will be relying heavily on the ONYA submissions sent through the office and Mr Blackwood over this year.  If you have not put in an ONYA award yet to recognise a teacher or support staff member at your school, now is the time.  You can submit completed ONYA nominations in the front office and if you have any trouble, Lina or Sue will be more than happy to help.

Our next meeting is in week 4 of this term.  If you have anything you would like raised at the council meeting, remember to discuss this with the School Council member, come and see Mr Blackwood or email the council at

Kind regards,

Adam Cheetham

ATPS Council Chair

Parent Representatives

We are grateful that the following parents have offered to be reps for their child’s class and / or year group.
It’s a great way to feel connected and in touch with information relevant to your child, your class, your parents.
If you’ve got a question, feel free to ask your parent rep! If you’re not on their mailing list and would like to be, just let them know!

Kindy Gold – Rebecca Cain
Kindy Blue – Elita Kirk-Burnnand
Pre Primary ECB2 – Ria Hazeldean
Pre Primary ECB3 – Mandy Gratzer
Year 1 – Kerry  Stewart
Year 2 Rm 5 – Veronkia Cerna
Year 2 Rm 6 – Rebecca Konning
Year 2/3 Rm12 – Rachael Bernsousa
Year 3 Rm 11 – Tamara Breen
Year 4 Rm 17 – Erin Harris & Sacha Bridger
Year 4 Rm 18 – Sally Pitchers
Years 5/6 – Rebecca Benson

Office Chairs For Sale

The School has a number of office chairs we no longer use and are available for $5 each (or make an offer for the lot).

If you are interested please see our deputy Mr Neil Strachan.

P&C Quiz Night

The P&C are holding our first Quiz night on Saturday 16 June. Tickets are first in first served basis. It is set to be an exciting night for everyone involved!

Are you a business that can donate to our night for prizes or to our Silent Auction? We would love to hear from you!

Please email

P&C Fundraising – Entertainment Book

The P&C are continuing to fundraise with the Entertainment Book again this year.

Books are now available.

Click here if you would like to purchase one.

P&C Committee

Anzac Terrace Primary School P&C Committee

President – Tamara Breen

Vice President – Sally Pitchers

Secretary – Rachael Bernsousa

Treasurer – Sue Harrison

Fundraising Coordinator – Jessica Ericson

Uniform Shop Coordinator – Kelly Smith

Anzac Terrace Primary School Playgroup

If you are looking for a place where your little ones can play with other children or you are looking for a bit of socialising then click on the link below for more information.

Play Group

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 is teaching guitar lessons after school on Tuesdays at Anzac Terrace Primary School. Lessons start from $18.10 for a group lesson of 3, $22.55 for a shared lesson and $33.00 for an individual lesson.

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

Auskick is a fantastic way to introduce students (Pre-Primary students through to Year 2s)  to the great game of AFL. The Auskick program is fun, friendly, and engaging and in an environment where kids learn basic AFL skills, while still working and learning fundamental movement skills.
Please see the attached link that has extra information about ‘bring a friend round‘, the registration process and what prizes can be won!