The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

Welcome to this fortnight’s edition of the Terrace Times.

Harmony Day

On the last day of this term, we will be celebrating Harmony Day.  We will ask students to either wear orange or traditional dress from their home country.  We are wanting to show all of our school community how diverse Anzac Terrace really is.

We are looking for volunteers (Mums/Dads/Grand Parents/ Uncles/Aunts) who would be willing to also dress in their traditional dress (or National Costume) and be interviewed by myself in front of all of our students.  If you are willing to do this, could you please come and see me at school or contact me by phone or email.

Summer Carnival

Good luck to all students competing in the Interschool Summer Carnival tomorrow at Altone Park Recreation Centre.  I know you will compete with pride, school spirit and sportsmanship. Represent our school well !! My thanks to all teachers that have given of their time to help train the students to be ready for this carnival.  If you are available, please make sure you come along and support our mighty Anzac Terrace teams as they battle against surrounding schools.

Leadership Day

This Friday all Year 6 students will be taking part in Leadership Day Activities at Challenge Stadium in Mount Claremont.  The students will take part in a number of different ropes courses designed to teach our budding trailblazers how to be a leader of teams and a team of leaders.  Students will work together enhancing communication and cooperation, build trust, respect and support, basic leadership principles and importantly just having fun.

Voluntary Contributions

If you have not already done so, would you please consider paying your voluntary contributions?  This year (more than any) we need your support to ensure we can continue to run the great programs at our school.  Last year we received just 58% of possible contributions.  At $50 per student, we are below the maximum we could ask ($60 per student).  If everyone was to pay this year it would equate to $18000 that we can put toward our education programs. Currently we have received $7600 and we thank the parents who have already paid their contribution.


This year we will be commemorating ANZAC Day on Friday 29 April at 8:30am.  This will take the place of our normal Friday assembly.  Don’t forget Term 2 starts for students on Wednesday 26 April.

Have a great week, (Go Dogs !!)

Stuart Blackwood

Honour Certificates

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

ECB 2Leylah P and Samuel W
ECB 3Emily C and Jacob L
2Lucas H and Isabella P
3Marcus L and Indiana P
5Jasmine O and Myah R
6Tide D and Lily R
11Keyo B and Imogen I
12Neve B and Riley B
13Jack S and Delilah S
14Andrea N and Bradley W
15Shantelle B and Charlotte M
17Jack M and Ty S
18Abigail B and Lachlan H
ArtLayla L and Oliver W
LibraryEunice B and Pre-Primary ECB 3

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

The Aussie of the Month award recognises personal endeavour, achievement and contribution to the community.

The awards also reflect some of the values we share as Australians, a sense of fair play, generosity of spirit, commitment to community participation and a real concern for the environment.

Twice a Term, two students are chosen as the Aussies of the Month and the recipients are presented with the Aussie of the Month badge and certificate at a school assembly.

The certificate and badge is kept by recipients as a memento of the occasion.

Congratulations to Lily and Angelo, our Aussies of the Month for March. Well done!

Lily, Year 2, Room 6

Angelo, Year 4, Room 18

ATPS Council

Good afternoon parents and friends,

Last week was the first School Council meeting of the year.  As is the case every year, office bearing positions of School Council Chair and Secretary were vacated and new elections were held for those positions.  I was re-elected as Council Chair and Steph Tarbin as Secretary.  I think I can speak for Steph and myself in saying that we are grateful for the opportunity to serve the council and the wider community again in this way in 2017.

We have also had some new representatives join the School Council for the first time this year.  We welcome Rachael Bernsousa who successfully nominated to be on the board and Prakash Shakya has stepped into the P&C representative role this year.  We also welcome Sue Harrison our school’s brilliant Manager of Corporate Services onto the team.  I would like to thank them along with the existing members of our council (Mr Blackwood, Miss McAlpine, Mrs McCulloch, Mrs Page, Mrs Thompson, Sally Pitcher, Sasha Bridger, Nan Zhang and Steph Tarbin) for their service in advance.

For any new parents, this section of the newsletter is to keep everyone informed about key School Council business.  If you wish to provide feedback to your council or want us to discuss anything in particular, please raise this with any of the members present or email us at

Kind regards,

Adam Cheetham

ATPS Council Chair

P&C News

Uniform News

Faction Polo Shirt order forms have now been handed to your child. This is the only opportunity to order Faction Polo Shirts for the year. Orders and money to be left in the box in the Office by Wednesday 5 April 2017. No orders will be taken after this date.

Thank you.

Uniform Price rise as of Term 2

The Dress will be $45 and the School Bag will be $60.

Easter Raffle

The P&C are looking for Donations towards our Easter Egg Raffle that will be drawn on Tuesday 4 April.

Thank you to the parents who have already left your donations in the office.

Raffle Tickets where sent home with all students yesterday and extra tickets are available in the office.


Netball Trials are being held at the Morley Sport & Recreation Centre on Wednesday 3 and 10 May 2017  for our Department of Education approved Specialist Netball Program.

Year 6 students interested in Netball can download a copy of the Trial Package here.

OSHC program phone: 0428 197 483            OSHClub WA Head Office: 08 9261 3200

Coordinator: Jennifer Archer                          Assistants: 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.

Bassendean Memorial Library – Junior Newsletter

Click on Bassendean Library to read the latest news.

Playgroup at Anzac Terrace Primary School

Fridays 9am – 11am for children aged 0 – 4 years old.

Come along and meet families in your community.

Please bring a piece of fruit to share for the children’s morning tea.

If you would like more information please contact Alicia at Playgroup WA or Phone 6462 8560.