The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

Welcome to this edition of the Terrace Times.

External Review
As mentioned in previous newsletters, the school has recently gone through an external review.  This has been quite taxing on staff with a load of extra work and extra meetings required from them to complete the process.  All staff have been able to do this without affecting their normal duties.  I am very proud of all staff for their professionalism and commitment throughout this very challenging time. All staff deserve a pat on the back for their efforts and attitude as we move forward.

Open Night
It was great to see so many parents and extended families at our Open Night last week.  Every classroom looked sensational and the students took great pride in presenting their classes to parents and family.  As I walked around the school it was great to see the glint in student’s eyes as they celebrated their academic achievement (small or large) with their families.  Congratulations to all for such a wonderful night.

Interschool Carnival
As you would be aware, the Interschool Carnival organised for today has been cancelled.  The predicted weather was threatening strong winds and heavy rain therefore putting the students / teachers / supporters at risk. As you would appreciate, the safety of the children is our priority.  This decision has been made by the organising school and has not been made lightly.  It had to be called early to give all schools the opportunity to cancel buses, ambulance, sound equipment and toilets etc. I am currently in negotiations with all competing schools to find a day/date that we can reschedule (fingers crossed).  I will keep you informed.

Kindy T-Shirt Design Winner
Congratulations to Luka M whose design (below) was chosen to be the image used on the new 2018 Kindy Shirt.   This was not an easy process.  There was over 150 designs submitted and it was clearly evident, we have some budding artists at our school.

Start of Term 4
Just a reminder, there is no School Development Day to start Term 4.  This means students start school at 8:30am on Monday 9 October.  I am looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces then !!

Have a great holiday,

Stuart Blackwood

Honour Certificates

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

ECB 2Hunter J and Swara T
ECB 3Felix A and Luka M
2Lucy K and Charlie R
3Lucas P
5Lukas K and Sharliah X
11Oscar B and Matthew M
12Seth K
13Gemma B and Ruma D
14Ellie A and Francis T
15Max B and Ethan K
17Ty S and Scarlett S
18Cadance C and Ella S
ArtCharlotte M and Kaleb S
SportBano A and Ken S
LibraryLiam B and Alyssa G

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

Creative Students in Room 13

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 5Payton C
100 Nights
Room 2Troy H, Albert K and Masey L
Room 3Mei S
Room 6Harkeerat A, Dean K and Amelie W
Room 12Jessica L
150 Nights
Room 2Florence Q
Room 3Arwen L and Marcus L
Room 6Blake C
200 Nights
Room 2Arye B, Isla F and Mason K
Room 5Jasmine O
Room 6Georgia B, Liam B, Taj C, Tarek L and Lily R
Room 12Neve B

Reminders and Upcoming Events

Friday 22 SeptemberLast day of Term 3
Monday 9 OctoberFirst day of Term 4
Monday 9 OctoberKindy Gold Group attend
Monday 16 October to Wednesday 18 OctoberYear 6 Camp
Friday 20 OctoberParent Assembly
Item by ECB 2
Tuesday 24 OctoberSchool Photos
Friday 27 OctoberSchool Photos (Kindy Gold)

Message from your School Council


Hello Parents and Friends,

As the term winds down, the council would again like to thank the amazing staff at Anzac Terrace for their dedication and hard work to ensure the best possible environment for our children to attend.  Our children’s lights shine all the brighter, thanks to the time and care that is put into their education.

You may be aware, the Council nominated Mr Tristan Kaempf for the Premier’s Primary Teacher Award at this year’s WA Education Awards. Mr Kaempf was chosen for his excellence and dedication to our school.  Sadly, due to the number and competitiveness of the nominees this year, Mr Kaempf was not named as a finalist.  While we are sad at this outcome, we are grateful for his work and dedication to our children and we know he is grateful and humbled by his nomination.

The process for nominating Staff for these awards is complex and rigorous, requiring multiple layers of evidence proving various selection criteria to allow nomination.  Given the enormity of the process, the Council’s Education Awards sub-committee, with the short notice the Department gave us to nominate, had to choose just one of our excellent staff.  Given more time and more helpers, we would have liked to nominate Mr Kaempf along with many other deserving staff members and perhaps even our great school.  If we start the process much earlier next year and are able to secure help from the wider ATPS community we will be able to do just that in 2018.

If you would like to help us, or for any reason you would like to contact the Council, please remember our email address is

Kind regards,

Adam Cheetham

School Council Chair

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.

OSHC program phone: 0428 197 483

OSHClub 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.


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.


Why not volunteer to host an international student from France, Italy or Spain next year? We have a small group of delightful students coming to Australia for 11 weeks to immerse in local Australian culture, experience our High schools, sports, environment and lifestyle. All these international  students are around 15 or 16 years old, speak excellent English, have their own spending money, cover all school expenses, and we arrange all aspects of their program. They are looking forward to joining an Australian family for a short term cultural immersion stay. It’s fun and interesting to help these young people achieve their Australian dream. If you would like to know more, please email your interest to ICM on or call Georgie or Anja on 1800 500 501, or visit our website

St Barbe Grove Nursery (formerly Men of the Trees) is a not for profit  accredited nursery offering native plants for Western Australia.  We pride ourselves on offering an affordable and high quality product, while providing opportunities for volunteers to contribute to in all aspects of revegetation from seed collection to growing seedlings and planting.

We are open to the public as well as wholesale all year round.

Come and check out our Huge September Sale and grab yourself a bargain.

Scouts WA

Click here to download flier.

Swan Park Leisure Centre – Basketball Camp These School Holidays

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Mathematics Tutoring for Primary Schools

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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