The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

Welcome to this edition of the Terrace Times

External Review
Last week we were visited by Principals from other schools as part of an external review.  The aim of the external review is to improve Anzac Terrace Primary School by helping to advance the quality of education for all students.  The group spoke to a range of teachers, from Wednesday through to Friday.  They also spoke to parents and students to get a broad understanding of our school.  They spent the three days with us looking at our strengths and areas for school improvement.  I believe that Anzac Terrace Primary School will benefit from the External Review Group’s visit.  My thanks to Adam Cheetham, Steph Tarbin, and Nan Zhang who represented the School Council and Marieke van den Burg and Keren Ketterer who represented the P&C.  Also a huge thanks to the Prefects who gave up their lunch break (and Faction Footy) to speak with the Group.  We should have a report from the External Review early next term.

End of Semester Reports
As mentioned in the last newsletter, the end of Semester 1 reports will be going home to families this Friday.  If your child’s teacher has requested an interview, please contact us at the office so we can arrange this for the beginning of Term 3.  Don’t forget, this semester all families will have two means of access to the report; the printed version that we normally send home and via Connect.  You can currently access your child’s Semester 2, 2016 report on Connect.  All reports from this point onwards will be stored on your child’s Connect page.

Winter Carnival
Congratulations to all students who participated in the Winter Carnival last Friday.  All students were extremely well behaved and great ambassadors for our school.  It was fantastic watching the students represent our school with pride.  A special congratulation to our Netball Team who won the ‘A Grade’ Competition.  Great Job!!  A big thank you to all teachers for their help with the carnival and to all parents who umpired/scored/assisted in some way, thank you!!

School Holidays
Please be safe over the school holidays and enjoy the extra time you get to spend with your family.  Don’t forget students start back at school on Tuesday 18 July.

Have a great break,

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 Bodhi and Lily our Aussies of the Month for June. Well done!

Bodhi, Year 1 Room 5
Lily, Year 5 Room 15

Honour Certificates

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

ECB 2Taj M, Mikayla Y
ECB 3Ruby C, Kaede M
2Lucy K, Albert K
3Mitchell M, Mei S
5Elisha D, Jake T
6Tyler D, Samantha R
11Tyson J, Luniva S
12Allirah W, Nathan W
13Max E, Ryan M
14Thomas S, Liam T
15Aaliyah A, Callum P
17Ella M, Liam T
18Angelo N, Malachy W
ArtJazmin H, Charlotte T
SportTom S, Bradley W

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 2Alaia A, John D
Room 3Brody A, Jayden D, Indiana P, Lucas P, Tharun R
Room 11Keyo B, Lovely B, Andre C, Simranpreet K
100 Nights
ECB 2Taj M, Noah O
Room 3Likhith M, Mitchell M
Room 5Noah K, Myah R
Room 6Ava C, Jacob K
Room 11Tyson J, Max K
150 Nights
Room 11Adoni Z

Reminders and Upcoming Events

Friday 30 JuneParent Assembly – Item by Room 12
Friday 30 JuneUniform Shop open 9.00am – 9.30am
Friday 30 JuneLast day of Term 2
Monday 17 JulySchool Development Day – Students do not attend
Tuesday 18 JulyTerm 3 commences for Students
Friday 21 JulyApplications for Kindergarten 2018 close.

Sing Festival Photographs – Online Ordering

Parents wanting to order a Sing Festival Photo can do so online at and follow the links.

The password is: sgf17

Recycling Education Programme

Hello Everyone

We have been very lucky over the last two weeks to have Vivienne from Cleanaway, in association with the Town of Bassendean, presenting a Recycling Education Programme to a number of classes.

The talks and activities were full of interesting information about Recycling. Staff as well as students gained a much better idea of the dos and don’ts and processes involved in recycling our household waste.

There is a flyer attached to the Newsletter with information on Recycling in the Town of Bassendean. If you live in a different shire what you can recycle might be slightly different so you may need to check if there are other things that can be recycled. As well as discussing what can be recycled through your yellow bin at home, Vivienne explained different materials that could be recycled through other places such as school, council offices and public libraries, supermarkets and charity bins.

Our school recycling programme has been running for many years. Whilst we have had to change some things that we collect because we no longer have an outlet for passing them on we try to do as much as we can to encourage recycling and help the environment.

At Anzac Terrace we recycle paper and cardboard from our classrooms and this is collected each week by Mrs Jones’ students. Mrs Ashmore co-ordinates our battery recycling and any batteries can be taken to Room 11 before or after school.

We also recycle Nespresso coffee pods, ring pulls from aluminium cans, spectacles and mobile phones and accessories and other small digital devices. These can be brought to Room 5 before and after school. Students will be given faction points as a thank you for their recycling efforts.

Please think about bringing some of the things we can recycle to school rather than sending them to landfill.

Mrs Lynda Francis

Click here to download a copy of the Cleanaway pamphlet on “What I can recycle?”

Message from your School Council


Hello Parents and Friends,

As you take a minute to consider your child’s report over the next few days and consider the semester that was, take some time to reflect on the fantastic work our school administrators, teachers and support staff do in our school.  Recently the Department of Education contacted me regarding the Education Awards 2017.  These awards are held every year and present us in school communities an opportunity to recognise our wonderful school staff.  Nominating a staff member can show them that you really appreciate their work and support and also is a great way to showcase to those not at our school just what a wonderful school Anzac Terrace PS is.  If you want more information click here.

As always, if you have anything you would like your school council to discuss at our next meeting you can contact us at

Enjoy the holidays!

Adam Cheetham

School Council Chair

P&C Fundraising

Next term the P&C will be holding a fundraiser through Crazy Camel.
This involves your child participating in an art project (held in class). You will then have the opportunity to turn your child’s artwork into products such as – calendars, tea towels, greeting cards, iphone cases, pillowcases, diaries. (Some parents may recall a similar fundraiser we had a few years ago!)

More information will be sent home next term.

P&C Entertainment Book

The Entertainment Book are still available.

The Books sell for $70 and we keep $14 for every one we sell.

The Entertainment (TM) Books are available as a Book (with a gold card and vouchers) or as a Digital Membership that puts all the offers in the Book, on your smartphone to redeem at the touch of a button.

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.

School Holidays

The Funarium is Perth’s newest winter school holiday festival for kids aged 4-12! Held at the Claremont Showgrounds from 7-9 July 2017, let the kids explore a whole new world of engaging, fun and educational activities across a range of 10 themed zones. The 10 zones cater for interests in cooking, sport, art & craft, animals, music, technology, science, gardening, construction and careers. Visit for more information.

Scitech @ Hawaiian’s Bassendean These School Holidays

Click here to find out what is happening at Hawaiian’s Bassendean Shopping Centre these school holidays

Keyed Up Music is holding Guitar Lessons after school on a Tuesday, for more information please go to

Or alternatively please call   1300 366 243 or email