The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

Welcome to this edition of the Terrace Times … Term three is traditionally a very busy term and this one is no exception.

External Review
At the end of last term I spoke about an external review that was happening within our school.  We know we have a great school here, but we would be kidding ourselves if we thought we were the best.  The purpose of the review was to ensure that Anzac Terrace can become the best it can be.  The review was very comprehensive in its inquiry; encompassing the views of students, parents, support staff, teachers and all admin members.  Once the report is presented, more information will become available.

Cross Country
Congratulations to all students who took part in last week’s Cross Country.  And huge congratulations to those students selected to represent Anzac Terrace this week in the Interschool Cross Country.  Be proud of your efforts and represent our school with great pride … regardless the result.

In-term Swimming (P/P to Year 2)
Notes for In-term Swimming went out last week.  Please return the permission forms with payment as soon as possible.  Payment can be made via the Qkr! App or through the payment envelopes in the front office.  It is important we get final numbers early, as the amount swimming costs each student is based on a set amount of students attending.  If lots of students choose not attend, it could become untenable financially and will therefore be cancelled.

Pie Day
After the success of Pie Day last term, it is on again !!  Pie Days are a bit of fun and the money collected is used to help the Year 6s raise money for camp. This time we will be holding it over two days. The Junior Pie Day (Kindy to Year 2) will be held on Thursday 10 August. The Senior Pie Day (Year 3-6) will be held Friday 11 August. Pies, sausage rolls, party pies and party sausage rolls will be available again. Orders can be made through the Qkr! App or through order forms available from Room 13. All orders need to be place by Monday 7 August. No late orders will be accepted. Please order your lunch and support the Year 6 Camp.

Book Week
This year’s Book Week theme is – Escape to Everywhere.   Book week will run from Monday 21 August culminating with a Dress Up on Friday 25 August.  On Wednesday 23 August at 9.00 am, there is a performance for the whole school.  All years (K to 6), are expected to attend.  The cost of this performance will be $5.50 per student.   Again, payment can be made through Qkr! or the front office in a cash envelope no later than Wednesday 16 August.

Have a great week,

Stuart Blackwood

Honour Certificates

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

ECB 2Isabella O and Harrison N
ECB 3Tayla M and Charlieze T
2Troy H and Ella W
3Abdul B and Rosalie T
5Noah K and Sharliah X
6Ava C
11Aliesha Y and Adoni Z
12James H and Sienna H
13Jessica B and Olivia T
14Eleni A and Ashleigh S
15Louisa K and Kai L
17Tareq A and Nina V
18Teia T and Oliver W
ArtAbigail B and Liam T
SportPhoenix D and Oliver W
LibrarySeth W and Kindy Blue

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 3Edwin D, Deegan K and Liam R
100 Nights
ECB 2Harrison V,
ECB 3Felix A, Emily B, Millie B, Ruby C, Dex H, Kai T and Charlie W
Room 5Faith B, Rocky L and Alex P
Room 6Jorja A, Tyler D, Alyssa G and Jaxon P
Room 11Mia C
Room 12Tom D and Hasaja H
150 Nights
Room 5Jasmine O, Finn O and Olivia P
Room 6Georgia B, Liam B, Taj C, Tarek L, Samantha R and Lily R
Room 12Neve B, Claudia I and Emily P

Reminders and Upcoming Events

Friday 28 JulyParent Assembly
Item – School Choir
Friday 28 JulyUniform Shop open 9.00am – 9.30am
Friday 28 JulyInterschool Cross Country
Years 3 – 6 @ Altone Park
Monday 31 JulyUniform Shop open 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Term 2 Sports Report

Faction Footy

During lunchtimes in Term 2, students from Years 4-6 participated in the Eagles Faction Footy Competition. Students were asked to nominate teams of 6 and were timetabled to play over the 6 week competition. The Year 4 students played in their own competition, while the Year 5 and 6 students played together. The top two teams in each team competition played in a Grand Final. The Year 4 final was played between ‘21 Club’ and ‘Jelly’s’ with ’21 Club’ being the overall winner. The Year 5/6 competition was between ‘Jeff’s Boys’ and ‘The Daffy Ducks’ with ‘Jeff’s Boys’ being the overall winner. Congratulations to both winning teams and well done to all players who were involved in the competitions.

Rick the Eagle and Eagles Player Visit

Last term we had a visit from the West Coast Eagles team mascot, Rick the Eagle. He spoke to all the students from Pre Primary to Year 6 about the importance of sport and keeping fit to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Following the visit from Rick, we had the opportunity for a member of the Eagles playing team to come out and hold a training clinic with a group of students. We were lucky enough to have Fraser McInnes come out and train the children involved in the Faction Footy Competition. The students were taken through a number of drills. All students enjoyed to opportunity to take some tips from an AFL player.

Winter Carnival

On Friday 23 June, the Year 5 and 6 students were involved in the Interschool Winter Carnival against Hampton Park PS, Lockridge PS and Upper Swan PS. Students participated in Football, Soccer, Sofcrosse and Netball. All students trained really hard in their chosen sport over the term and put in an amazing effort on the day. Congratulations to the Netball ‘A’ team who were lucky enough to bring home the trophy winning their competition. All students should be proud of their efforts on the day.

Room 11 have written about their Excursion to ‘SciTech’ and the ‘Recycling’ Incursion

SciTech Excursion

Today my class went to SciTech after winning the Cogs Cup. It was so much fun there. First we went to the Planetarium. The presenter for the Planetarium was Owen. He told us many interesting facts about space. He told us what his favourite planet was and why. His favourite planet was Uranus because it is really interesting. Uranus has rings and they are named after Shakespeare. Simran Kaur

We watched a movie called ‘Tilt’. ‘Tilt’ was really fun to watch. The characters talked about shadows and how they are bigger when the sun is low in the sky. Imogen Izatt

Owen was in charge of the Planetarium. He told us about the South Celestial Pole and other stuff. We watched a movie “Tilt”. I got so sick that I almost threw up. Andre Carrington

Next we went to a show called ‘Things that Glow’. He used UV light and it made my socks glow, my jumper spotty and my fingernails glow really bright. Tyson Johnston

Our host for Things that Glow was Caleb. He made explosions and exploding balloons. He turned the UV light on and all of our shoes changed colours. Connor Hutton

After we watched ‘Things that Glow’ we had free time. We went into the new exhibition,’Whodunnit?’ There was a murder mystery. It was very scary. It looked very realistic. Adoni Zhang

I was excited, scared and a little curious about the things we saw on our big adventure. It was lots of fun.  Shaela McCausland

Recycling Incursion

Here’s what I learnt about recycling today…Aluminium (which is a type of metal) can be melted and turned into any other aluminium products. I also learnt that recycling is very important. Although used batteries cannot go into the recycling bin, they can still be recycled. Bill Holt

I learnt that you need to take the lids off milk bottles before you put them in the recycling bin because they are made of hard plastic which is difficult to recycle. Oscar Bernsousa

Today Vivienne and Daniel from Cleanaway came to Anzac Terrace Primary to talk about Recycling. I learnt that rubbish can be used in different ways. The second thing I learnt is that you need to put rubbish in the right bins. Shaela McCausland

Chess League Finals

The Perth Chess League Interschool Finals were held at Leeming Primary School on Saturday 22 July between Anzac Terrace PS, Deanmore PS and Mt Lawley PS. The three Premier Division teams battled it out through a gruelling six rounds of chess which often did not end until the last piece was taken or the timer ran out.

As the mist cleared in the final round, Mount Lawley emerged victorious, Anzac Terrace achieved second place and Deanmore was in third.

Our players should be particularly proud of their efforts as the results really do demonstrate a high level of skill, focus and determination.

Anzac Terrace Chess Club was awarded a trophy for 2017 CAWA School Chess League 2nd Placement and Eastern Suburbs Premier Division 1st Placement. Kaleb S was also awarded a trophy for winning all his games during the Chess League.

Please come and have a look at the trophy’s in the front office.

Mr Kaempf

Battery Collection for 2016 / 2017

I would like to extend a big thank you to all of the families who have been recycling their used batteries at the school.

From June 2016 to June 2017 Anzac Terrace Primary collected 93.9 kilograms of batteries.

It is great to know that these batteries are not in landfill leaching toxic chemicals into the environment and the waterways.


On Friday 30 June our school celebrated NAIDOC with a group of young Aboriginal performers. They showed us some traditional dances and explained the significance to us. The performers dressed in traditional Aboriginal clothing and had white paint on them. They asked for volunteers to partake in pretending to be emus for a dance and kangaroos for another dance. There were a lot of volunteers who had fun performing. We all enjoyed this performance and it was a great way to end the term.

Message from your School Council


Dear Parents and Friends,

As you will be aware, the school recently had external reviewers come to our school.  Several parent representatives of the School Council were asked to attend a meeting with the reviewers during their visit.  We were asked many questions about our experiences as parents with the school and it’s wonderful staff.  Steph Tarbin, Nan Zhang and myself were pleased for the opportunity and took the time to outline how wonderful our school is, the commitment and skills of our staff and the wonderful culture that has been built at our school.  Upon reflection, it reinforced how grateful we all are that our children attend ATPS and how wonderful it is to serve the school on the School Council.

On Monday August 7, we will be having the next school council meeting.  I want to welcome any feedback or questions you may have to raise at the meeting. Our council email address is and we look forward to hearing from you.

Adam Cheetham

School Council Chair

P&C Entertainment Book

The Entertainment Book are still available.

If you would like to purchase a book and to help us continue to fundraise for our senior playground please click here.

Jessica Ericson

P&C Fundraising Coordinator

OSHC program phone: 0428 197 483

OSHClub WA Head Office: 03 85649000

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.

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

Evening with Maggie Dent

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