End of Semester Reports
As mentioned in the last newsletter, the end of semester reports will be going home to families on Friday 30 June. This semester all families will have two means of access to the report; the printed version that we normally send home and via Connect. In previous years, the cardboard covers and report front page were supplied by Department of Education … This will no longer happen. Anzac Terrace would have to pay to have these covers and pages supplied. Therefore in semester two, Anzac Terrace PS will not be printing reports. Student reports will only be available via Connect. You can currently access your child’s Semester 2, 2016 report on Connect. All reports from this point onwards will be stored on your child’s Connect page. Your Connect page will also carry over as your child moves into High School. All Government High Schools currently use Connect to keep parents up to date with their child’s grades, progress and test scores. All Government High Schools will also be using Connect to store student reports. If you have not activated your Connect account, now is the time to do it.
Did you know you can now order school uniforms through Qkr ! without even coming to the school? You can choose which hat you want, buy a new bag, even get a new pair of pants … all without leaving the comfort of home. You don’t have to wait for the day the uniform shop is open. Once received, your order will be organized and sent home with your child. How easy is that ???
Qkr ! (pronounced Quicker) is an app designed by the Commonwealth Bank to assist parents with easy payments of School Excursions, Uniforms, Voluntary Contributions, and other special school events. Want to know more? Come along to a parent info session and I will happily show you how to load the app and use the online facilities. (Check out the School Council article later in this newsletter for more information.) Also, make sure you update your app, the new update has so many more features.
Congratulations to all students representing Anzac Terrace at the 2017 Children’s Sing Festival today at UWA. I know how much work you have all put in to make this event happen. A special thank you to Mrs Christine Jones who has gone above and beyond to ensure our choir is ready. Also a very special thank you to Erica Ketterer who came in to play the piano for our choir practice and performance.
Good luck to all students participating in the Winter Carnival next Friday. Represent our school with pride. Win or lose, make sure you walk away knowing that you tried your very best.
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 –
Cherise T, Connor H, Aliesha Y
Antonin C, Isla F, Maryam S, Harry V
Keyaan A, Elisha D, Charlie H
Blake C, Mikaela T
Reminders and Upcoming Events
Friday 16 June
Parent Assembly – Item by Room 15
Friday 16 June
Tuesday 20 June
P&C Meeting 7.30pm in the Staff room
Friday 23 June
Winter Carnival for Students in Years 5 & 6 at Altone Park
Friday 30 June
Parent Assembly – Item by Room 12
Friday 30 June
Last day of Term 2
Tuesday 18 July
Term 3 commences for Students
Friday 21 July
Applications for Kindergarten 2018 close
School Chess League
On Tuesday 13 June, Boyare Primary School A Division came out to Anzac Terrace and played Round 6 of the School Chess League. The tournament ended in a draw with two wins for each side.
This is enough for Anzac Terrace to make the finals!
Well done everyone on some great results!
CAWA Chess Tournament
The official 2017 CAWA Chess Tournament will be held on Monday 31 July and Tuesday 1 August in Term 3. It will be held at Our Lady of Grace school in North Beach. This is a big event and involves around ten schools from all over Perth. Our top sixteen players should be attending.
Please come and see me if you might be able to provide transport on either of those days.
Message from your School Council
Dear Parents and Friends,
Following on from the successful parent session held recently, there will be a third and final parent information session on Connect and Qkr! held in the Library next Tuesday 20 June at 3:00pm. This session will be timely with student reports being available through Connect in the very near future. Having used the new Qkr! app to pay for Pie Day and the Winter Carnival (including providing consent), I can attest to this apps usefulness as well. During the session Mr Blackwood will explain how both apps will be used to streamline communications and payments across the school. You can also use the opportunity to meet some of your School Council who will be at the session as well. I hope this time suits and we see lots of parents and caregivers at the session.
Please remember that as your school council, we continue to be grateful for feedback and questions that anyone in our community may have around the council and our work. Please contact us at ATPS_Council@outlook.com
School Council Chair
As you may already be aware, Anzac Terrace now has a Netball Club.
We currently have two teams who are competing in the Winter season at Swan Districts Netball Association.
We have had an overwhelming response to our club, and are hoping to also offer teams in this year’s Spring competition, starting in Sept/Oct this year.
In preparation for this, we would also like to offer a NetSetGo Skills Program aimed at Years PP-Yr2 (5-7yrs).
This program is open to both boys and girls in this age group.
It has been both designed and endorsed by Netball Australia, and aims at introducing these children to the sport, the importance of teamwork and the strengthening of their gross motor development, whilst in a fun and friendly environment.
This is a great way to introduce netball, without the pressure of competition and acts as a stepping stone towards their future in the sport.
The NetSetGo Skills Program will be run in Term 3, for a period of 10 weeks, with registrations open now.
The first session will commence on Saturday 17 July, with the last session on Monday 18 September.
These are run on Monday afternoons at 3-4pm, on the courts near the assembly area.
The cost of this program will be $100 per participant. This will include a participation pack for every child.
You can register your child now by going to the NetSetGo website and clicking on “find a centre”.
You would then click on Anzac Terrace, then follow the registration process.
If you have any questions, or any trouble registering online, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or phone.
The last two weeks saw really great results for our club with the Year 3-4 team (Aces) getting their first win!!!
Our Year 5 team (Warriors), also had 2 wins against the top two teams in their division!!!
The teams have both really improved and continue to grow as a club.
As coaches, Mel and I really enjoy watching you all make wonderful progress, both individually and as a team.
Keep up the great work, go Anzacs!!!!
Round 5 Results
Anzac Tce Warriors Won 8 – 5
Anzac Tce Aces Lost 3 – 6
Chanel Trollip 4
Tahliah Yarran 3
Teia Thompson 1
Aliesha Yarran 2
Cherise Trollip 1
Round 6 Results
Anzac Tce Warriors Won 16 – 2
Anzac Tce Aces Won 10 – 7
Chanel Trollip 12
Tahliah Yarran 3
Teia Thompson 1
Lilly Ellis 5
Amber Lewarn 4
Aliesha Yarran 1
Applications for Kindergarten 2018 Close on Friday 21 July 2017
ACT NOW – TELL YOUR FRIENDS
Anzac Terrace Primary School is currently taking applications for students to enrol for Kindergarten in 2018.
For more information contact the School on 9279 9522 or visit our office during the hours of 7.30am and 3.30pm.
If your child was born between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014 you are eligible to apply for a Kindergarten placement.
P&C Entertainment Book
The NEW Entertainment Book is now available!
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) 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 85649000
Coordinator: Jennifer Archer Educator: Monique Wright
OSHClub celebrates National Reconciliation Week!
“National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. In 2017, we reflect on
two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967
referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision.”
What makes a good relationship?
Kindness, respect, sharing, play games and sports together – Callum, Taj, Bria, Adoni & James
Treat everyone, no matter where they’re from or what colour their skin, with respect and the same. Get to know people, we are all human – Imogen
What makes you feel proud?
Doing well at things, giving, being kind to others – – Callum, Taj, Bria, Adoni & James
How much do you know about Aboriginal culture?
Dot painting, stripes. They made paint from tree wood and used it for face painting – Tamzin
There were no shops so they had to hunt – Seth
They used boomerangs to get food by hunting – Alex
Lukas – They danced
How can we better understand Aboriginal people and their culture?
Learn their language – James
Visiting them where they live and learning their language – Adoni
Learn about Aboriginal culture, join in with their culture. Like dot paintings, boomerangs, dancing – Charlie R.
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.
If you are looking for a fun, new, exciting and educational full-day activity for your kids this Winter school holidays, then why not join us for the very FIRST Funarium ever! Held from July 7-9 at the Claremont Showgrounds, kids aged 4-12 will experience a whole day of fun taking part in over 40 activities in 10 themed zones! Take a ride on a zip line, party in the silent disco, cook with My Kitchen Rules teams, play with furry, slimy and scaly critters, learn about cosmic science, play with retro game consoles, make animal masks and MUCH more! More info and tickets are available at www.thefunarium.com.au or www.facebook.com/thefunariumperth.
PERTH OBSERVATORY Your Gateway To The Universe
Something different to do during the holidays!
Perth Observatory is running parent/child tours during the school holidays from 9.30am – 12.30pm. Come with your child (7-11 years old) and enjoy a day where you have an adult tour of the observatory and the children do astronomy related activities in small groups with experienced volunteers.