The Terrace Times

Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

Welcome to the penultimate newsletter for 2016 … Wow, where did that year go?


Have you seen our new flagpoles?  Our thanks to Dave Kelly (Member for Bassendean) for our new Western Australian flag; and Tim Hammond (Federal Member for Perth) for our new Aboriginal and Australian flags.  It’s great to see them flying out the front of our school.

School Council

Please take the time to read Adam Cheetham’s School Council article in this newsletter.  There is important information in there including information about our open meeting and the call for nominations for council positions.

ICAS Testing

The final results are in for both the English and Mathematics ICAS tests.  Congratulations to all students that took part in the testing; they were not easy tests but you handled the pressure very well.  A special mention to Jack M (Mathematics) and Cooper M (English) who will also receive the Principal’s award for the highest score in these areas for the school.  All certificates will be handed out to students at this Friday’s assembly.

New Computers

On Tuesday we took ownership of 60 new computers across the school. When added to our 96 iPads, they will complement the comprehensive digital technologies programs being taught in all classes.  We are ensuring that all Anzac Terrace students will have the opportunity to be digital savy and ready for online NAPLAN in 2018.

Prefects & Faction Captains

My congratulations to all students who nominated and spruiked their electoral messages at last Friday’s specially convened Communication Assembly.  Regardless of the results, all students should be very proud of their efforts.  I was extremely impressed with all students that stood and spoke in front of their peers; and without knowing the results of the election, I do know that it would have been very hard to pick next year’s representatives.  All nominees will learn the result of the election at the last assembly on the morning of Thursday 15th December.

Have a great week,

Stuart Blackwood

Honour Certificates

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

ECB 2Betty M, Mitchell M, Ella W, Noah W and Henry S
ECB 3Masey L, Maryam S, Albert K, Matvei K, Jayden D and Poppy K
2Harkeerat A, Brandon H, Tarek L, Elisha D and Lily R
3Sierra C, Rocky-Junior L, Alexis D, Tobias H, Olivia P and Annaliese V
5Andre C, Aiden M,Hasi H, Imogen I, Harry O and Aliesha Y
6Scott C, Zoe E and Cherise T
11Daniel B, Liam S, Jessica L, Declan P, Neve B and Lilly E
12Tegan M, Angelo N, Blake W, Rory W, Cadance C, Teia T and Matthew C
13Thomas C, Lewis N, Theo A, Kieran S, Zane A and Cooper M
14Jonah K, Delilah S, Keilan B, Phoenix D, Jay D and Cosette T
15Anna C, Ashleigh C, Katlynne B and Abdul J
17Maryam A, Lily B, Aaliyah A, Chanel T,
18Darryl H, Louisa K, Charlotte M, Tahliah Y, Thomas S and Kaleb S
LibraryOscar B, Allirah W,
ArtBarbar F, Jaxon P, Oscar B, Maddison B, Eliza R and Layla L
SportKeilani E and Aaron U

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 12Cadance C
100 Nights
Room 3Tobias H
Room 6Sienna H
Room 12Teia T
150 Nights
Room 5Zachary D and Matthew M
Room 6Zoe E
200 Nights
Room 2Georgia B and Lily R
Room 12Phoenix D
250 Nights
Room 3Olivia P and Annaliese V

Contact Details

It is important to keep the school updated with all current student details.

If you have changed your address or contact telephone numbers please come into the office to advise us or click here to download the form.

P & C Raffle – Prizes Donated by Mr Dave Kelly

The lucky winners of the P&C Raffle were Liam R (Kindy Gold) and Olivia T (Room 14).

Here are the winners with Dave Kelly who donated the prizes.

Salvation Army Food Drive 2016

Thank you to all the families who have already donated to this worthwhile cause. Please send any non-perishable food items (ie packets and cans) to your child’s classroom. They will be collected weekly with year, room and school totals displayed in the Library and each classroom.

The food is put into hampers to brighten the Christmas of families in need.

Thank you

Jan Bowers – Co-Ordinator

Message from your School Council


Dear Parents and Friends

Firstly, following enquiries by Mr Blackwood, some feedback has come through about our recent application to become an IPS.  We were informed that the IPS panel was greatly impressed by the presentation from both Stuart and I.  We also learned that the assessment process included evaluation from other external agencies of our school. In this process we were unable to convince all parties that Anzac Terrace Primary School was ready to assume greater responsibility for its own affairs.

As a result Mr Blackwood is now working with Regional Office so that any doubts about our readiness can be removed before the application process reopens for 2017.   In the interim, School Council will continue to implement changes as identified in the 2016 survey process.

Secondly, parents are encouraged to come to our Annual Open Meeting on Thursday 8th December at 3:00pm in the school library.  This is a good opportunity to learn what the Council has been doing through the year.  Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be available.

Finally as some Council Members’ terms of service in the Council will be ending this year, we are asking for interested parties to nominate for our School Council commencing next year.  The role involves meeting for at least one meeting a term and attending one public event per term.  If you are a motivated person who wants to contribute to the strategic direction of our school and are passionate about our school community, this could be you.           Click here to download a Nomination Form.

Kind Regards

Adam Cheetham

ATPS Council Chair

Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club is being offered by Bassendean Library these holidays. The Club encourages children to discover great authors and illustrators of picture books, junior and young adult fiction and non-fiction.

The literary and creative activities developed for the online activity site and the program developed by Bassendean Library aim to encourage a love of reading and ongoing skills among children during the summer holidays.


Participation is free.

  1. Take your children to Bassendean Library and borrow some books.
  2. You can register your child by completing an online registration form.
  3. There are online activities for your child to complete. See the website for fun activities. There are Preschool activities, Primary level activities and Secondary level activities.

We appreciate your support and encourage you to read this summer with your children online, at home and in the Bassendean Library.
Registration Incentive

All children who register before 31 January will go into a national draw to win 1 of 8 iPods. Parental permission is required for children aged 12 and under.

Competitions and Prizes

There are 10 online competitions that are open from 1 December 2016 to 31 January 2017.

Children under 12 need parental permission to enter online competitions.

We have some copies of reading log sheets in the school library that children can collect if they need them.

Vacswim Summer 2017

vacswim_graphic_75x75Enrolments are now open for Vacswim Summer 2017

Click here to download flyer