The Terrace Times
Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,
Here it is … The last newsletter for 2017
As mentioned in the last two Newsletters, 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. Should more than 3 parents nominate for these positions, I will hold an election on the Thursday 8 February. 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.
Today marks the last day at Anzac Terrace for Ms Christine Thomson. Christine has been with us for just under five years and has left an indelible mark on all her students. Christine and Gavin and the girls are moving to Dunsborough … this has always been the plan, but after being offered the job here five years ago, Christine just found it so hard to leave. On behalf of all staff, parents and students we wish them every success with the sea-change and hope that they keep in contact and drop in from time to time.
I would also like to acknowledge Mrs Olga Jones, Mrs Celia Hayward, and Mrs Amanda Kelly who are all taking long service leave or leave without pay in 2018. We hope you enjoy your very well-deserved breaks; you will most definitely be missed by both staff and students in 2018 !!
To ALL the staff at Anzac Terrace, my heartfelt thanks for the year. 2017 has been a heck of a year, with funding concerns and budget constraints (with even more announced last night), with the ERG and the associated feelings/emotions and the increased workloads … the list goes on.
I truly appreciate your professionalism, your commitment to your students, and your ‘Can-Do’ attitude. Enjoy your hard-earned respite. I would also like to personally thank Mr Neil Strachan, Mrs Liz Page and Mrs Sue Harrison, for their continued support and help throughout the year.
P&C and School Council
I would also like to thank previous President, Mrs Marieke van den Burg and current President, Mrs Nicole Wells and all The P&C Committee. As I have stated previously, the events you organise and your donations over the year to our school are very much appreciated. We are thankful for your unwavering support of our great school.
To Mr Adam Cheetham, Mrs Steph Tarbin and all our parent and staff representatives on the School Council …thank you again. I offer you my immense gratitude for your efforts and in particular your guidance this year.
Finally, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous 2018. Have a great festive season, and I look forward to seeing
you all next year.
Final Assembly 2017
Congratulations to all our Class Book Award recipients for 2017!
Congratulations to Jazmin Hutton who was presented with the Shirley Lienert Memorial Scholarship for 2018 by Mr Lienert (and granddaughter).
Anzac Terrace School Choir
It was great to watch the Anzac Terrace School Choir sing for the senior members of the Morley Baptist Church Tuesday morning. The feedback from members was magnificent. Well done everyone!!
After enjoying their class party Students from Room 11 ending their day by making Christmas decorations.
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 –
|Masey L and Levi Z
|Alexander P and Myah R
|Neve B, Claudia I and Emily P
|Arye B, Isla F and Mason K
Salvation Army Food Drive
Thank you to all Students and Staff who contributed to the Salvation Army Food Drive this year. We had a total of 950 food items donated towards this great cause (not quite the 1000 that we were aiming for but still very good!) This amount far exceeded last years total.
Jan Bowers & Tracey Ilich – Library
Reminders and Upcoming Events
|Wednesday 13 December
|Year 6 Graduation
|Thursday 14 December
|Last Day of School
|Monday 29 January 2018
|Collection Day for Pre-Ordered Book Requirements
2:30pm to 4:00pm.
|Monday 29 January 2018
|Uniform Shop Open
2:30pm to 4:00pm
|Wednesday 31 January
|First Day of School for Students
Message from your School Council
Hello Parents and Friends,
On behalf of your School Council, we wish all families a happy and safe holiday period. To all of our wonderful staff, thanks for your dedication and effort through the year and we hope that your break is restful and energising. To staff not returning in the New Year, we hope that you go forward with our school in your heart as you most certainly are in all of ours. We look forward to another wonderful year in 2018.
School Council Chair
The last round of the Spring season was played last week, with most of our teams having a win. This season marks the end of our very successful first year as a club and we have grown from 2 teams in Winter, to 6 teams in Spring.
All players have had a great time whether they have played for the first time, or got back into it after many years.
All teams from ATNC have done really well this season, with most finishing within the top 4 positions on their ladder.
We would like to thank all of the players for their great sportsmanship and enthusiasm towards representing, not only our netball club, but our whole school community.
We will be entering teams into both the Winter and Spring competitions at Swan Districts Netball Association during 2018. These will cater for Year 2 to Year 6, with a Year 7/8 team for those leaving this year. We will also be running NetSetGo Skills Programs for Pre Primary to Year 1, which gives our younger players a chance to learn the skills necessary to move forward into competitions.
A BIG thank you as well to our other 3 coaches, Mel, Shanae and Sacha for jumping on board and volunteering their time to help coach our little rising stars!!
Lastly, thank you to our Principal, Mr Blackwood, for allowing us the opportunity to represent our wonderful school.
I look forward to seeing you all next year, and keep an eye out for more Netball News and information in the early 2018 newsletters.
ATNC Fire Crackers LOST 3 – 16 ATNC Fusion LOST 2 – 11
ATNC Aces LOST 2 – 8 ATNC All Stars LOST 13 – 15
ATNC Warriors WON 8 – 4
ATNC Fire Crackers LOST 3 – 16 ATNC Fusion WON 12 – 1
ATNC Aces LOST 3 – 9 ATNC All Stars LOST 8 – 15
ATNC Warriors BYE
ATNC Fire Crackers LOST 5 – 17 ATNC Fusion WON 17 – 2
ATNC Aces WON 8 – 3 ATNC All Stars LOST 10 – 28
ATNC Warriors LOST 4 – 6
ATNC Fire Crackers LOST 8 – 24 ATNC Fusion BYE
ATNC Aces DRAW 7 – 7 ATNC All Stars WON 26 – 12
ATNC Warriors WON 8 – 7
ATNC Fire Crackers WON 11 -1 ATNC Fusion DRAW 12 – 12
ATNC Aces LOST 4 – 8 ATNC All Stars LOST 15 – 23
ATNC Warriors WON 9 – 5
ATNC Fire Crackers WON 2 – 1 ATNC Fusion WON 22 – 1
ATNC Aces LOST 0 – 4 ATNC All Stars LOST
ATNC Warriors WON 9 – 4
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.