Congratulations to the following students who were presented with an Honour Certificate at the last Assembly.
|ECB 2||Talula H and Trinity K|
|ECB 3||Chloe C and Jacob S|
|2||Millicent B and Dex H|
|3||Jet S and Ava T|
|5||Kai C and Arwen L|
|6||Mason K, Poppy K and Matthew Z|
|11||Ava C and Blake C|
|12||Georgia B and Seth W|
|13||Maddison B and Shaun M|
|14||Ellie A and Copernico J|
|15||Hayden K and Ashleigh S|
|17||Lovely Ann B and Claudia I|
|18||Zoe E and Harry O|
|Art||Phoenix D and Matthew Z|
|Library||Harry O and Bryce T|
|Sport||Eleni A, Ella M and Ella S|
Students receive Honour Certificates as acknowledgement for achievement in academic success, social skills and thoughtfulness to others.
|Room 6||Abdul B|
|Room 6||Matvei K|
|Room 5||Rosalie T|
|Room 6||Albert K and Poppy K|
|Room 11||Tide D|
|Room 5||Kai C and Antonin C|
|Room 5||Abigael I|
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to this fantastic cause. Once again, we have had an amazing result. This year we collected just over 1000 items! Well done everybody.
Because of your generosity, families in need will be celebrating this Christmas.
Jan Bowers and Lynda Francis – Co-Ordinators
Hello Parents and Friends,
As School Council Chair, it is my pleasure to look back and present this report outlining School Council business during 2018.
Due to natural turnover of council members we were lucky to welcome 3 new members of the Council this year. Sue DeWitt, Rebecca Benson and Mike Smith joined the team. I am grateful for their and all Councillors service this year.
School funding remained a concern this year. Due to a shortfall in the funds promised by the Department of Education which never arrived, due to unintentional overstaffing in 2017, the School Council was presented with a lean but balanced budget to endorse. Responsible management by the Admin Team and Finance Committee this year will mean a better start to next year.
The Council continues to self-reflect so as to continually improve our processes and governance. Early in the year, we undertook self-assessment which informed future development opportunities for the Council. As a happy coincidence, the Department piloted a new training program for School Councils which Mr Blackwood and Dr Steph Tarbin were lucky enough to attend. Further training opportunities both face to face and online will be undertaken by the other Council members next year when it becomes more widely available. To allow the time for this, the Council has agreed to meet more often to ensure the core business of the Council is not affected.
Next year will be the school’s 50th Year Anniversary. The Council formed a subcommittee at Mr Blackwood’s request to organise events to celebrate this tremendous milestone. Other members of the school community have also joined the committee to assist with preparations and the Council has been briefed on the plans throughout the year. The plans are well advanced thanks to the great work of the Anniversary Committee. The Council congratulates all involved on their commitment to the school and looks forward to seeing how it all comes together.
Anzac Terrace Primary School has the best administration, teaching and support staff. Our Council continues to publicly acknowledge their great work and again submitted applications for the WA Education Awards for Primary Teacher of the Year and for Support Officer of the Year. Whilst we were unable to secure a win for those two worthy applicants, we remain so grateful for the contribution Mrs Ashmore and Mrs Penn make to our school every day.
As the school moves toward 2020, work continues on a longer-term vision for the school named aptly “Towards 2020”. The staff continue to develop plans for and sustained improvement over the medium term. The Council has been briefed on progress each meeting and supports the work that the Admin, Teaching and Support Staff are undertaking to consistently improve and target best practice in teaching and learning at ATPS.
Following the release of the NAPLAN results the Council was briefed on these pleasing results overall, but some areas of improvement were identified in the early years. Through monitoring of this data, Teaching and Administration Staff had identified the problem and a change in approach has been agreed and implemented. The Council remains supportive of the schools attempt to resolve this issue and will monitor progress.
I would like to finish by thanking all members of the School Council for their contributions throughout the year. If you have been on a subcommittee thanks for your additional commitment. To Steph our ever-dedicated Secretary a big thanks. Wishing all a safe and happy Christmas period.
ATPS Council Chair