Welcome to this fortnight’s edition of the Terrace Times.
Day For Daniel
Next Friday 28 October we will be honouring Day for Daniel. Day for Daniel is a National Day of Action to raise awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention. It is about educating children and adults about keeping kids safe through child safety and protection initiatives. It aims to help empower our children to Recognise, React and Report if they feel something is not right. Wear Red and Educate is the theme for our Day for Daniel activities. Students are asked to wear something red on that Friday and bring a gold coin donation. The gold coin donation will go directly to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. We will have a guest speaker from Kiara Police Station talking to all students at our communication assembly. You can find out more information about Day for Daniel at www. dayfordaniel.com.au
Adidas Fun Run
Don’t forget our Fun Run is coming up next Friday 28 October (same day as our Day for Daniel). The fun run will be held on our school oval from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. Students are reminded to get their donations sorted quickly and the prizes selected from the appropriate list on the packages that went home.
Wednesday 26 October is our Walk To School and Healthy Breakfast Day. Students and parents are encouraged to walk safely to school on Wednesday morning and be greeted with a healthy breakfast served in our undercover area. Breakfast will start being served at 7:30am on that Wednesday. I hope to see you all there.
All year I have encouraged parents/caregivers to join Connect and have instant access to your child’s teacher and whole school information. Beginning 2017 we will move to Paperless Communications. This means that no paperwork will be sent home to families. Forms, letters etc that will be required to be filled out and returned will all go through Connect directly from your child’s teacher or through our whole school communications. Starting next fortnight, our newsletter will be the same. This will be the last newsletter printed in this form. From next fortnight, our newsletter will only be available on our new website which goes ‘live’ on the 31st October. If you currently receive our newsletter via email, relax, you don’t have to do anything. You will continue to receive email confirmation and a copy of our newsletter in that form. If you do not receive our newsletter via email, you will be able to access up-to-date information via the new website and sign up to our online calendar of school events and other pertinent information. Increasing the communications between school and home is my focus for 2017. These connections are vital to ensure both school and home are working together to develop the best education for your child. Signing up to Connect and accessing information from our new website will be the best way to guarantee you are up-to-date.
Have a great week,
Book Week Competition
Room 11 entered the Bassendean Town Library Book Week Competition.
The winning entry came from James H. His prize included art supplies and a $50 Dymock’s voucher.
Congratulations and well done James!
Bassendean Art Exhibition
Artwork from students from the surrounding schools in the Bassendean area was displayed in the Bassendean Community Centre just recently.
One winner from each school was chosen and Jack C, Year 6, Room 13 was the successful artist from Anzac Terrace.
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 –
Arosh K and Felix R
Macy F and Jacob K
Eunice B, Lilly E, Samantha L, Jessica L, Declan P and Liam S
Taj C, Tide D and Tarek L
Amber L and Narah P
Riley B and Adoni Z
Claudia I and Scarlett S
Water Week – Water Wise Pledge Competition
Thank you to all the students you put in their Water Wise Pledge ‘Drop’! They look fantastic. Mrs Bowers and I will be judging them and will decide the winners next week. Make sure you come and check them out hanging up in the Library.
Mrs Jan Bowers
Mrs Tracey Ilich
Salvation Army Food Drive 2016
We have had an amazing response in previous years and hope your generosity will continue. Please send any non-perishable food items (ie packets and cans) to your child’s classroom. They will be collected weekly with year, room and school totals displayed in the Library and each classroom.
We will be starting the collection in Week 4 (31 October 2016), that will give us 6 weeks to collect this Term, so let’s all put in a fantastic effort. Please support this very worthwhile cause. The food is put into hampers to brighten the Christmas of families in need.
Jan Bowers – Co-Ordinator
Message from your School Council
Hello parents and friends,
Wow this year is going fast! It has been a busy year for the council and at the school and already we are at term 4. Council business will continue on this term with two meetings including our annual open meeting. We have not yet set a definite date for this open meeting but will let you know in the next newsletter. This is your early warning that it is on the agenda for this term.
Also this term, the School Council will be looking at some of the initial analysis the School has been completing on this year’s NAPLAN results. We look forward to seeing how our school is performing against other like schools and other schools around the state. This information and the school’s response to these results will be key to School Council discussions this term as we move forward together.
I want to remind all community members that if you wish to provide feedback or raise any issues with the School Council our email address is ATPS_council@outlook.com. Alternatively you can leave a message in the office and we will contact you or you could just find one of the Council Members around the school. We value your input.
Adam Cheetham ATPS Council Chair
Before School / After School Care Program
Welcome back to Term 4!
It was great to see so many enthusiastic children returning from holidays ready to learn and grow. It has also been very nice seeing the sunshine again, which means it’s time to Slip, Slop, Slap! Please make sure your child brings a hat to the OSHClub Program. We have a “No hat – No outside play” policy. OSHClub provides sun cream. If your child is allergic to a any type of sun cream please inform the Coordinator. We encourage you to read our sun smart policy. OSHClub Anzac Terrace received some very positive feedback from one of our parents letting us know how much the children loved the activities, always felt safe and enjoyed sharing their experiences through our photo wall and reflection journal. Enrolling your child or children in OSHClub is easy and free. All you need to do is complete an online enrolment form online at www.oshclub.com.au where you will have the option of booking as either a permanent or a casual. Once your child is enrolled you then have the comfort of knowing the program is available to you anytime should any unforeseen circumstances arise. It also gives you the assurance of knowing that your child or children will be cared for in a safe, warm & friendly environment.
OSHC program phone: 0428 197 483
OSHClub WA Head Office: 08 9261 3200
Coordinator: Jennifer Archer
Assistants: Flossy Cherono & Monique Wright
All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is easy and free!! Please create an account online at 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.
Governor Stirling Senior High School
Children with exceptional academic ability and creative talent thrive in the Gifted and Talented Programs. These unique academic, arts and languages programs provide a challenging curriculum designed to bring out the very best in your child.
Applications are open from Monday 10 October 2016 to Monday 6 February 2017.
If your child has exceptional academic ability, you can find out more at a parent information session at Governor Stirling Senior High School on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Bookings are essential, email Jennifer.Lumia@education.wa.edu.au or contact the school directly on 6274 0300.