The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

School Council
As my role under the Education Act (2013) and the School Council constitution, I have been charged with the duty of calling for nominations for School Council Members; Parent Representatives.  Therefore, nominations are now open.  There are three Parent Representative positions available.  Please read the information and nomination form attached.  If you are interested in running for School Council, please complete the nomination form and return it to the school office before 3pm 7th February 2018.  Should more than 3 parents nominate for these positions, I will hold an election on the 8th February 2018.  Please read Adam’s School Council note later in this newsletter and if you have any additional questions regarding the School Council, please don’t hesitate to contact Adam or myself.

Playground Equipment
Unfortunately we have been advised that the old Pine-Log playground out the front of the school has been condemned and will be removed next week.  The wood has rotted below ground and the metal corroded. It is beyond repair.  We have fought long and hard to keep it as I know the students still like to play on this playground, but unfortunately once it has been deemed too unsafe, the playground must be removed.

New uniform (P&C)
I am very happy to announce a deal with the new school shirts and faction shirts.  The P&C have generously offered to give you a free faction shirt if you purchase two new school shirts on 29th January 2018 (booklist day) … That’s $75 worth for just $50!!!  This offer will only be available in the Uniform Shop (not online through Qkr). Just in case you can’t make it on the 29th January, the offer will be available until the 9th February; but you must go in to the Uniform Shop to take advantage of this offer.  Please note this offer will only be available once per ATPS student in your family.

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 2018, 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.

Prefects and Faction Captains 2018
My congratulations to all students who nominated and spruiked their electoral messages at this morning’s specially convened Communication Assembly.  Regardless of the results, all students should be very proud of their efforts.  I was extremely impressed with all students that stood and spoke in front of their peers; and without knowing the results of the election, I do know that it would have been very hard to pick next year’s representatives.  All nominees will learn the result of the election at the last assembly on the morning of Thursday 14 December 2017.

Fun Run
Congratulations to all students who took part in the Fun Run last Friday.  This year’s event was a Colour Run and at the end of the day, there were some very colourful students who all had big smiles on their faces.  A huge thanks to Neil Strachan who organised the Colour Run … great job!!
It is very important now, that parents get on to School Fun Run website (, login to your profile page and click on the ‘Claim Your Prize’ button.  This must be completed by this Sunday to ensure your child will receive a prize.  The online option closes this Sunday night!!

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 Monday 11 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.

Have a great week,

Stuart Blackwood

CBCA Book Week 2017

Congratulations and well done to Chanel and Lily (who are both in Year 5 and from Room 15) for their winning entries in the recent writing competition run by the Town of Bassendean Library.

Healthy Breakfast

In week 4 we held our annual Healthy Breakfast. It was so great to see so many students walk, ride or scoot to school and enjoy our yummy breakfast. It was also lovely to see so many parents attend the breakfast with their children.

Certificate of Excellence

Our Library Officer, Tracey Ilich recently attended a Professional Learning day for Library Officers, run by LIFT (Library & Information Focused Training) Committee.

Incorporated into this PL was the inaugural Library Officer Appreciation Day.

Library Officers were able to nominate others for an award on things they have accomplished.  Out of all the Library Officers, 20 nominations were selected and out of those nominations there were 5 winners.

Not only was Tracey nominated for the work she does with the Library Officers in her network, Tracey was chosen as one of the inaugural winners for the Certificate of Excellence on Library Officer Appreciation Day.

Well done Tracey! We are fortunate to have you working in our Library and we appreciate the work you do.

Remembrance Day

Display by the Students in Room 14 for Remembrance Day.

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 11Daisy W
150 Nights
Room 5Faith B
Room 6Jacob K
Room 11Zoe E and Bill H
200 Nights
Room 5Charlie H
250 Nights
Room 6Taj C and Lily R

Salvation Army Food Drive

Thank you to the families who have already made a donation towards this worthwhile cause. The response so far has been great (especially from the families in Rooms 2 and 5).

Please send any non-perishable food items (for example, packets and cans) to your child’s classroom.  They are collected weekly with year, room and school totals displayed in the Library for each classroom.

This food will be put into hampers to brighten the Christmas of families in need.

Thank you.

Jan Bowers – Coordinator

Reminders and Upcoming Events

Tuesday 21 NovemberScholastic Book Club orders due.
Friday 24 NovemberParent Assembly
Item by ECB 3
Friday 24 NovemberUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am
Friday 24 November2018 Classroom Placement request due in writing addressed to the Principal by 3pm

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


Good afternoon Parents and Friends,

As the year draws to an end, the Council have begun considering next year’s membership.  At our last meeting we discussed the need to fill three seats which will be vacated by the end of the year for a number of reasons.  As such you will see Mr Blackwood’s call for nominations for the council for 2018.  If you have been considering serving your council, this is the time to put your name forward.   If you know someone who has the skills, experience and passion to do the role, encourage them to put themselves forward.

Just a reminder, the Council’s annual open meeting will be on Monday 4 December at 3pm.  Please come along and learn more about what your council has done this year and ask any questions you might have of your council.

As always if you want to contact your school council for any reason, you can reach us through the school or by emailing

Warm regards

Adam Cheetham

School Council Chair

Netball News

Due to the success of our first season at Swan Districts Netball Association, Anzac Terrace Netball Club (ATNC), has now grown from 2 to 6 teams, and are currently competing in Swan Districts’ Spring Netball Competition.

All teams have started the season well, and are showing a real enthusiasm for the sport.

We would also like to welcome Sacha Bridger to our Coaching Staff.

We look forward to the rest of the Spring season, and to offering more competing teams and NetSetGo Programs in 2018. (Look out for these in early 2018 Newsletters!!)

If you are interested in your child playing Netball in 2018, please contact Jo on 0438 667 859.

Well Done ATNC!!

Jo (Coach/Co-ordinater)

Mel (Coach)

Sacha (Coach)


Round 1

(Yr 3/ Div 3) Fire Crackers –    WON     5 – 2

(Yr3/Div 2)  Aces                 –     LOST      4 – 9

(Yr 5/Div 3) Warriors          –    LOST      0 – 7

(Yr 5/Div 1-2) Fusion           –    WON     10 – 3

(Yr 6-7/Div 1) All Stars        –    WON      18 – 1

Round 2

(Yr 3/Div 3) Fire Crackers –  LOST       4 – 5

(Yr 3/Div 2) Aces                –  LOST       4 – 15

(Yr 5/Div 3) Warriors         –  WON     10 – 4

(Yr 5/Div 1-2)  Fusion        –  WON      12 – 1

(Yr 6-7/Div 1) All Stars      –   BYE

Round 3

(Yr 3/Div 3) Fire Crackers – LOST        3 – 20

(Yr 3/Div 2) Aces                – DRAW      1 – 1

(Yr 5/Div 3) Warriors         – LOST        3 – 6

(Yr 5/Div 1-2) Fusion         – LOST        8 – 17

(Yr 6-7/Div 1) All Stars      – LOST        15 – 28

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.

Program Update

OSHClub is holding a fundraising event for the Cancer Council on Friday 17 November.

We had a group discussion and decided to hold an afternoon of hair styles and pampering for parents – including massages, foot spa and face treatments! Activities from 4-5pm.

The children also thought it would be fun to share our favourite game – dodgeball!! So around 4.30pm we will hold a parents vs children game of dodge – you can donate 50cents or more every time you get out or donate a set amount to play.

All donations from the day will go towards the Cancer Council – if you can’t attend, but would like to donate we will have donation boxes available leading up to the event.

We would love for as many OSHClub parents and care givers as possible to come along and join in the fun!


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

Interested in finding work?

Can you see yourself as a Gardener, Handyperson or Cleaner?

North Metropolitan TAFE (RTO code: 52786) are running a 1 semester course in 2018 on the skills required to be a successful gardener/handyperson or cleaner.  The course is a preparation for entry into gardening, handy work or cleaning work.

In addition, we will support you in applying for work as a gardener or cleaner.

We have feedback that there is high demand for people to fill these roles and the chances of gaining employment are strong.  This course is suitable for existing gardeners/cleaners that want to up skill, people looking to change career or people looking for work.

Gardening and cleaning course will include:

Time management
Safe work practices
Plant knowledge
Gardening procedures e.g. planting, fertilising, watering
Use of gardening equipment e.g. ride on mowers, wiper snippers
Athletics specific equipment e.g. line marking machines
Basic reticulation repair
Use of hand tools
Chemical use
Use of cleaning equipment e.g. rotary polishers
Record keeping
Much more!

Entry requirements:

Strong work ethic
Good oral and written communication
Must be able to read procedures, safety sheets and chemical bottles
Successful completion of an entry interview
Working With Children Check and a Police Clearance

Course details:

3 days per week – Starts Wednesday 7 Feb and finishes Friday 22 June (18 weeks)
Days – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15 until 2:45
Cost – $180 (course fee for 17 weeks) based in Leederville and on site

If you would be interested in this course then please email:

Paul Clarke

Disclaimer: North Metropolitan TAFE does not guarantee work after completing this course.  This course supports you to find work.  The course is run by North Metropolitan TAFE (RTO code: 52786) and is not endorsed by any authority or government department other than North Metropolitan TAFE.