The Terrace Times
Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,
The penultimate newsletter for the year … Wow; where did that all go??
As mentioned in the last newsletter, it is my responsibility to call for nominations for School Council Members, Parent Representative. Therefore, nominations are now open. There are three Parent Representative positions available. Please read the information and nomination form attached. If you are interested in running for School Council, please complete the nomination form and return it to the school office before 3pm Wednesday 7 February 2018. Should more than 3 parents nominate for these positions, I will hold an election on Thursday 8 February 2018. Please read Adam’s School Council note later in this newsletter and if you have any additional questions regarding the School Council, please don’t hesitate to contact Adam or myself.
Duty of Care
As we move into the summer months, I feel it important to remind families that we cannot provide adequate duty of care to students arriving at Anzac Terrace before 8:00am. Unfortunately there have been a number of students getting to school a lot earlier than 8:00am. On Tuesday this week, I had to tell a student at 7:00am to wait in the office until staff arrived at school to be able to supervise that student. This is not acceptable and very dangerous. We understand with work commitments etcetera that sometimes it is unavoidable and students must be dropped at school early, this is why we have before school care available on-site through OSHClub. If you drop your child before 8:00am, please utilise their services to ensure the safety of your child.
New Uniform (P&C)
As mentioned in the last newsletter, the P&C have generously offered to give all students a free faction shirt if you purchase two new school shirts on Monday 29 January (booklist day) … That’s $75.00 worth for just $50.00 !!! This offer will only be available in the Uniform Shop (not online through Qkr). Just in case you can’t make it on Monday 29 January, the offer will be available until Friday 9 February; but you must go in to the Uniform Shop to take advantage of this offer. Please note this offer will only be available once per student in your family.
Reporting to Parents
Just to remind all parents / caregivers, the end of the year Student Reports will not be printed. The only way to access your child’s report on Monday 11 December will be through Connect. If you have Connect set up, you will see that Semester 1, 2017 and Semester 2, 2016 reports are uploaded on your child’s Connect page already. If you do not have Connect, or have not accessed it recently, now is the time to get set up. If you need help, please come and see us in the office.
Have a great week,
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 Alyssa and Fletcher our Aussies of the Month for November. Well done!
Year 2, Room 6
Year 5, Room 14
Interschool Chess Championships State Finals 2017
We would like to acknowledge and congratulate the following Anzac Terrace Students who participated in the Chess Kids State Finals 2017 Under 12’s –
Kaleb S (Year 5, Room 14) Certificate of Credit – 12th Place
Jonah K (Year 6, Room 14) Certificate of Credit – 13th Place
Darryl H (Year 5, Room 14) Certificate of Participation – 22nd Place
Andrea N (Year 6, Room 14) Certificate of Participation – 33rd Place
Well done! What a fantastic effort from you all!
Congratulations to the following students who were presented with an Honour Certificate at the last Assembly.
|ECB 2||Ishaan B and Maddelyn K|
|ECB 3||Millie B and Lacey J|
|2||Antonin C and Troy H|
|3||Abdul B and Mei S|
|5||Noah K and Jasmine O|
|6||Blake C, Jacob K and Sehun P|
|11||Lovely Ann B and Connor H|
|12||Eunice B and Harry O|
|13||Eliza R and Cosette T|
|14||Jazmin H and Kynan W|
|15||Lily B and Charlotte T|
|17||Elise C and Layla L|
|18||Matthew C and Natalie H|
|Art||Mitchell M and Isabella P|
|Library||Neve B and Seth K|
|Sport||Chris S and Ali A|
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 –
|Room 3||Lucas H and Rosalie T|
|Room 5||Lukas K|
|Room 11||Simranpreet K|
|Room 3||Poppy K and Maryanne Q|
|Room 5||Sharliah X|
|Room 6||Barbar F|
|Room 11||Lovely Ann B, Riley H, Max K and Amber L|
|Room 3||Mitchell M|
|Room 5||Jake T|
|Room 6||Blake C|
|Room 6||Georgia B and Tarek L|
|Room 6||Liam B|
Salvation Army Food Drive
Thank you to all Students and Staff who have contributed to the Salvation Army Food Drive. We have surpassed last year’s total but let’s keep going to get a record result!
We have one more week to collect so please continue to bring in any non-perishable food items and the Library Monitors will collect all donations from the classrooms.
Jan Bowers & Tracey Ilich – Library
Reminders and Upcoming Events
|Monday 4 December||Gymbus Incursion|
Pre-Primary and Year 1 Students
|Tuesday 5 December||Kids Club Christmas Play|
|Wednesday 6 December||Perth Garden Games Incursion|
Rooms 5 & 6
|Monday 11 December||Beach House Excursion|
Rooms 11 & 12
|Monday 11 December||The Maze Excursion|
Rooms 13, 14, 15, 17 & 18
Students Not Returning in 2018
Parents, if your child is not attending Anzac Terrace in 2018, please complete the attached form and return it to the school office as soon as possible.
Click here to download a form.
Message from your School Council
Hello Parents and Friends,
Our Annual Open Meeting will be held in the Library next Monday 4 December at 3:00pm. We hope that you can join us. We are always happy to hear from parents and it is a good opportunity for you to see your School Council at work.
In the last Newsletter, we called for nominees to fill three seats that are being vacated in the School Council. I would encourage those that have ever thought about being part of their School Council or those who are yet to consider it to put your names forward as soon as possible.
If you would like the Council to discuss anything at the next meeting, please remember we are reachable via our email address ATPS_Council@outlook.com or by contacting any of the Council members or Mr Blackwood of course.
School Council Chair
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 http://www.oshclub.com.au 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.
In 2018, Keyed Up Music will be running keyboard and guitar lessons at Anzac Terrace Primary School. Prices start from $16.45 plus GST for a group lesson, and $33 for an individual lesson.
To enrol, go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form or ring Therese on 1300 366 243.