Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Welcome back to Term Three. I hope everyone had a restful and safe break. We have another very busy term ahead with Interschool Cross Country, Science Week, Book Week, Junior School Swimming Lessons, School Open Night and our Athletics Carnival and Interschool Carnival just to name a few … or should I say phew !!

This Saturday is the Federal By-Election for the Perth seat vacated by Tim Hammond (and a few others around the country).  As you would be aware, Anzac Terrace will be used as a polling place and our wonderful P&C are holding a sausage sizzle.  If you are voting, make sure you come down to say hello to our P&C and don’t forget to buy a democratic sausage or two.

Interschool Cross Country
Good luck to all students representing Anzac Terrace in the Interschool Cross Country this Friday … we are very proud of you all.  I know you will represent our school with pride and honour.  Irrespective if you are first across the line or last across the line, you can hold your head high if you know in your heart you have given it your all.

Car Park Safety
Unfortunately, I have been witness to a number of very unsafe acts in our car parks by both parents and students already this term.  Any car park is such a hazardous environment, and our carparks are no different.  I implore you to be mindful about where you drop your child before school, be mindful about keeping your children (particularly smaller kids) close to you at all times, and be mindful about how and where you and your children cross a carpark … please !!!

WA Education Awards
As mentioned in our last newsletter, Mrs Rosie Penn and Mrs Sue Ashmore were nominated by the Anzac Terrace School Council as our candidates for the WA Education Awards.  There are so many worthy recipients for these nominations at Anzac Terrace, but through the ONYA Awards and your feedback, Rosie and Sue stood out as this year’s nominations.  My heartfelt thanks to all staff, students and parents who assisted in the nomination process.  It is not an easy task to nominate a person for these awards, but with your assistance and helpful anecdotes, the School Council were able to assemble very worthy nominations for both Rosie and Sue.

It is important that I acknowledge the super human efforts of Steph Tarbin, Rebecca Benson, and Adam Cheetham who authored the nominations based on your feedback.  Thank you so much for the many late nights poured over a keyboard ensuring not only we submitted these nominations, but that they were both legible and laudable.

Have a great week,

Stuart Blackwood

2018 Faction Cross Country Results


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

ECB 2Trinity K and Hydrich M
ECB 3Jacob S and Xavi W
2Ali A and Peri D
3Leylah P and Luka M
5Ashton C and Masey L
6Charlie H and Jasmine O
11Noah K and Khyandra T
12Sierra C and Charlie R
13Hayeden F and Natalie H
14Madeline C and Nina Claire V
15Daniel B and Liam T
18Bill H and Kailenna Z
ArtLouisa K and Campbell N
LibraryBill H
SportRiley B and Natalie H
CodingTy S

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 2John D
Room 5Kye M
Room 6Isabella O and Emily B
100 Nights
ECB 2Robert F, Violet G, Blake G and Megumi N
Room 2Kaede M and Blake M
Room 5Masey L, Tharun R and Indiana P
Room 6Myah R
Room 11Tide D, Alyssa G and Amilie W
Room 12Mitchell M
150 Nights
Room 2Kai T
Room 5Antonin C
Room 11Liam B
Room 12Arye B, Taj C and Isla F


Friday 27 JulyParent Assembly 8.30am
Item by Room 3
Friday 27 JulyUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am
Friday 27 JulyInterschool Cross Country
Years 3 to 6
Monday 30 JulyUniform Shop Open
8.15am to 9.00am
Thursday 2 AugustP&C Meeting
7.30pm in the Staffroom
Friday 10 AugustParent Assembly 8.30am
Item by Room 5
Aussie of the Month
Friday 10 AugustUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am


Dear Parents and Friends,

In our last Newsletter the School Council asked for testimonials and kind words to support the nominations of Mrs Penn and Mrs Ashmore for the upcoming WA Education Awards.

Thanks so much to all the parents who eagerly shared the many ways these extraordinary staff members have contributed to the school.  We had plenty of authentic parent feedback to complete the nominations on time.  We wish Mrs Ashmore and Mrs Penn the best of luck.

I also want to thank Steph Tarbin and Rebecca Benson in particular for their tireless work in getting these nominations written, re-written and published.  Thanks also to Mr Blackwood and the other staff who selflessly added additional comments to support the nominations during the busy reporting periods.  A fantastic effort by all involved.

Don’t forget to keep those ONYAs coming in.  This can be done via the school website now or alternatively contact us at

Warm regards,

Adam Cheetham
ATPS Council Chair

Parents are encouraged to visit the KidsMatter site which provides a wide range of resources that can help families support children’s mental health and well being.  For more information you can also contact Mrs Shelley Keyser through the School office. Kids Matter


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.


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.

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  


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.