Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

Welcome to this edition of the Terrace Times.  Term 4 already … Wow !!

Welcome Back
Welcome back to all families to Term 4 and a big welcome back to Mr Neil Strachan who returns to us after taking Term 3 off with Long Service Leave.  Whilst Neil was off exploring Italy, Croatia and the Greek Isles (I’m just a little bit jealous) Ms Amanda McAlpine filled in for Neil as Deputy and did a sensational job.

Swimming Carnival 2019
I am happy to announce Anzac Terrace will be holding a Swimming Carnival in Term one of 2019.  For our first carnival we will only be inviting students from Year 3 upwards who have attained a certain level (to be determined very shortly) in In-Term Swimming.  The logistics and dates of the carnival are still to be ironed out, but we will keep you up-dated through the newsletter in the coming weeks.

Scholastics Lexile Reading
At Anzac Terrace we have noted over the last couple of years that students from Years 3 to 6 are baulking at reading at home every night.  Reading is such an important life-skill; it is imperative that students continue to develop their abilities and skill-set, but enthusiasm for reading in the upper years is diminishing.
Therefore, we have introduced the Scholastic Lexile Reading to our Upper Primary.  All students in Years 3 to Year 6 have recently been tested in Reading Comprehension through the Scholastics Lexile Reading Test and received a lexile score. With this lexile score students will receive a list of a range of books within our library that are at their reading level.  They will also have access to a range of e-readers (available on iPad/smart device or computers) also at their level.  Students now can read appropriately levelled books and increase their lexile in doing so.  Teachers will also utilise our bank of iPads to give students greater opportunity to read.  As a staff we are challenging students to achieve higher lexiles and will be rewarding their achievement.  We will create a lexile ladder that acknowledges our top readers and also acknowledges our top movers and shakers.  We ask you to continue to encourage your child to read every night … either to you (out loud) or to themselves.  We ask you to encourage your child to beat their last score, and in doing so, improve in their reading ability.  Together we will help students achieve.

Classroom Placements for 2019
If there are any special circumstances relating to your child’s learning that you would like us to consider for their placement in 2019, please put it in writing addressed to me by 3pm, Friday 23  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 requests will not be accepted.

Book Exchange
My thanks to the P&C and especially Rachael Bernsousa and her team for organising such a great concept as the Book Exchange.  In speaking to the students, they were so excited to be receiving a free book and be able to purchase new books to read.  The library has benefitted also from the funds raised in the sale of the second hand books.

Have a great week,

Stuart Blackwood

2018 Athletics Carnival Results

Overall Winner

Team Spirit Shield

Endeavour Faction Captains

Discovery Faction Captains


Congratulations to the following students who were presented with an Honour Certificate at the last Assembly.

ECB 2Robert F and Triston Q
ECB 3Seth C and Matilda R
2Gabriel J and Anthony R
3Maddelyn K and Isabella O
5Marcus L and Mei S
6Albert K and Ella W
11Faith B and Angus S
12Emily B and Arye B
13Samantha L and Shaun M
14Jonathan R and Jordan T
15Seth D and Chanel T
17Shenae W and Amber L
18Oscar B and Seth K
ArtRiley H and Khyandra T

Students receive Honour Certificates as acknowledgement for achievement in academic success, social skills and thoughtfulness to others.

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 2Simon L and Riley W
Room 11Angus S
100 Nights
Room 5Jake H and Michael V
150 Nights
Room 5Masey L
Room 11Tide D
200 Nights
Room 5Kai C, Antonin C and Marcus L
Room 6Mason K and Jasmine O
Room 11Jake T


Friday 19 OctoberParent Assembly
Item by ECB 3
Friday 19 OctoberUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am
Friday 19 OctoberSchool Photos for Kindy Gold
Monday 22 OctoberKindy 2019 Parent Information Session
Tuesday 23 OctoberSchool Council Meeting
Wednesday 24 OctoberHealthy Breakfast
Friday 2 NovemberParent Assembly
Item by ECB 2
Friday 2 NovemberUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am
Friday 2 NovemberFun Run (Colour Run)
Kindy to Year 6
Monday 5 NovemberKindy 2019 Orientation
Monday 5 NovemberUniform Shop Open
2.30pm to 3.00pm

Message From Your School Council

Dear Parents and Friends,

The Council will be convening on Tuesday 23 October for the second last meeting of the year.  I just wanted to remind parents that if you have any issues that you would like the council to raise, please make contact with us through Mr Blackwood, one of the other School Councillors or via our email address

Please also remember that you can provide some much needed positive feedback to your class teacher, support staff or school admin member directly at the school website now.  To give an ONYA click here.

Kind regards,

Adam Cheetham
Council Chair

Australian Girls Choir – October Open Day

Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because we encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. School aged girls are invited to come along to our Open Day on Sunday October 28 to try our fun and inclusive classes and learn more about being part of the AGC! Please contact us if you would like to attend the Open Day. Ph 08 6365 2100 or email


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: Monique Wright                 Educator: Chloe Wade

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.

This term Keyed Up Music will be teaching Guitar Lessons on Tuesday after 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. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at  


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