The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

Welcome to this edition of the Terrace Times

Congratulations to all students who took part in NAPLAN testing last week.  NAPLAN can be a very anxious time, but all students who participated overcame their nerves and gave their best efforts.  All Year 3 and 5 students deserve a HUGE pat on the back.  My thanks to all classes that were inconvenienced by the testing regime and happily moved classes or timetable to assist.  This year Anzac Terrace was one of 276 schools using the NAPLAN Online program.  My thanks to Mr Neil Strachan who did an absolutely amazing job coordinating these classes and our IT infrastructure to ensure a very smooth program for all students.

In-Term Swimming
In-Term Swimming for Years 3 – 6 started this week.  If you haven’t done so already, it is imperative all swimming monies are paid to the office.  In-Term Swimming is a part of the Department of Education’s curriculum and as such is a compulsory event for all students (Pre-Primary to Year 6) to participate in.  Please contact me to make arrangements for payment.
Pre-Primary to Year 2 swimming lessons will be in weeks 5/6 of Term 3.

Onyas !!
Based on your ONYA Award Nominations, the School Council Sub-Committee has met and decided on two very deserving staff members to be nominated for WA Education Awards in 2018 (Check out the School Council article later in this newsletter to find out who).
But please, don’t stop the nominations.  We are very lucky to have such a wonderful staff at Anzac Terrace who all deserve acknowledgement for the fantastic job they do educating our students. All staff go above and beyond their role and help to make Anzac Terrace such a great Primary School.
So if you would like to acknowledge one (or more) staff member for doing such a great job or going that extra mile, come into the School Office and fill out an Onya !!  All staff will receive these recommendations from you plus go into the weekly draw to receive a “get out of duty free” card from me. So please, keep nominating.

Student Safety
Over the last two weeks after school I have been going to the playground at the front of school and speaking with students who are playing in that area.  It was extremely alarming the amount of students who were there without adult supervision.  Some students told me they ‘always wait for Mum here … she gets to school about 3:30’ or ‘Mum picks me up from the playground.  I have to wait and play here until 4pm’.                                 This is not safe !!               There is no one looking out for your child in this situation; anything could happen within this time period.  Please make other arrangements for your child.  We have After School Care on our school site who can provide 100% supervision by qualified staff.  Alternatively, make arrangements with your friends or family to have them go to their house after school instead of waiting at the playground.   We love that our playground gets used after hours, but not by students who are not being supervised by an adult.

End of Semester Reports
The end of semester reports will be going home to families on Friday 29 June.  Student reports will only be available via Connect.  This will mean all students’ reports from 2016 onwards will be stored on your child’s Connect page.  If you are unsure how to access Connect or your child’s report, come and see us in the School Office and we would be very happy to assist.

School Development Day
Don’t forget Friday 1 June is a School Development Day.  Students do not attend on this day.  This day was chosen by the School Council as it leads into the WA Day long weekend.

Have a great week,

Stuart Blackwood

Aussie of the Month

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 Scarlett and Eunice our Aussies of the Month for May. Well done!

Scarlett E

Year 1, Room 2

Eunice B

Year 4, Room 18

Honour Certificates

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

ECB 2Hunter M and Rubylee Q
ECB 3Kieran N and Rose R
2Millicent B and John D
3Reese N and Liam R
5Jayden D and Tharun R
6Troy H and Charlie H
11Toby H and Amelie W
12Lucy K and Maryanne Q
13Eleni A and Felix R
14Lachlan H and Ella M
15Maryam A and Jordan S
17Mia C and Lovely Ann B
18Imogen I and Allirah W
ArtAlyssa G and Tharun R
LibraryOscar B and Fletcher W
SportJaylen H and Max K

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
ECB 2Robert F, Violet G and Blake G
Room 2Rose A, Peri D and Dex H
Room 5Ashton C, Jayden D, Jake H, Masey L, Chidinma N, Mei S, Tharun R and Rosalie T
Room 11Jacob K and Noah K
Room 12Emily B, Sierra C, Tyler D, Brandon H and Campbell N
100 Nights
Room 5Abigael I
Room 11Liam B

Reminders and Upcoming Events

Monday 21 May to Thursday 31 MaySwimming Lessons for Years 3 to 6
(not Room 12)
Friday 1 JuneSchool Development Day
Students do not attend
Monday 4 JunePublic Holiday
Western Australia Day
Friday 8 June Parent Assembly
Item by Room 2
Friday 8 JuneUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am

Message From Your School Council

Dear Parents and Friends,

The 2018 WA Education Awards are fast approaching again.  Based on submitted ONYA award nominations, the School Council will be nominating two staff members for this year’s award. We are pleased to announce our nominations are Rosie Penn for Education Assistant of the Year and Sue Ashmore for Primary Teacher of the Year.  I’m sure you agree that both staff members are worthy nominees.  Over the next few weeks we will be working with the staff members to prepare and submit the applications. You can help us out by providing information, testimonials or anecdotes of how these nominees have positively influenced the education of your children.  All information received will be considered for inclusion.  You can reach us via email at or via the front office.

We hope you can help.

Adam Cheetham

ATPS Council Chair

P&C Quiz Night

The P&C are holding our first Quiz night on Saturday 16 June. Tickets are first in first served basis. It is set to be an exciting night for everyone involved!

Are you a business that can donate to our night for prizes or to our Silent Auction? We would love to hear from you!

Please email

P&C Fundraising – Entertainment Book

The P&C are continuing to fundraise with the Entertainment Book which are now available.

Click here if you would like to purchase one.

Anzac Terrace Primary School Playgroup

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: 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.

Keyed Up Music is teaching guitar lessons after school on Tuesdays at Anzac Terrace Primary 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.

To enrol, go to  or ring Therese on 1300 366 243.