Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,

Welcome to this edition of the Terrace Times.

Scholastics Lexile Reading
I need your help; if your child is in Years 3 – 6 I want you to encourage them (even push them if you have to) to get involved in the Lexile Reading Program.  It works!!! It is a proven program that will increase your child’s reading ability whilst allowing them to explore new books, new genres and new possibilities.  Not only does it open up our library to the students, it gives them access to thousands upon thousands of online books (both fiction and non-fiction), that students can access via computer, tablet or any smart device.  It gives their reading meaning!!  Also there will be some cool prizes to be won by the students for improving their lexile score (a competition with themselves).  Best of all, it’s free for your child.  Most school’s that run this program charge parents upwards of $15 a year per child; we are paying for your child to participate because we know how good this program is.
Reading is such an important life-skill; it is imperative that students continue to develop their abilities and skill-set, not only through the Primary years, but also into secondary and beyond.
By now, all students in Years 3 to 6 should have been tested in Reading Comprehension through the Scholastics Lexile Reading Test and received a lexile score. With this lexile score students will receive a list of a range of books within our library that they can borrow and e-readers that are at their reading level.  Teachers will also utilise our bank of iPads to give students greater opportunity to read.  As a staff we are challenging students to achieve higher lexiles and will be rewarding their achievement.
As I said in the last newsletter, we ask you to continue to encourage your child to read every night … either to you (out loud) or to themselves.  We ask you to encourage your child to beat their last score, and in doing so, improve in their reading ability.  Together we will help our students achieve.

Classroom Placements for 2019
If there are any special circumstances relating to your child’s learning that you would like us to consider for their placement in 2019, please put it in writing addressed to me by 3pm, Friday 23  November.
Please only base requests on educational requirements. Whilst all parent requests submitted by this date will be given serious consideration, they will unfortunately not all be automatically accommodated. Please note, late written requests will not be accepted.

Come Chat With Me
On Tuesday 13 November I would like to meet with you in the library to partake in a Q&A session.  I want to give you the opportunity to come and ask the questions about the School’s Policy and Procedures and our decision making processes that you have been dying to ask.  The session will run from 5pm to 6:30pm and tea and coffee will be available.  All are welcome to come and ask questions or just listen to other’s questions as well … obviously, you don’t have to stay for the full 90 minutes either.  I will try and answer most questions straight away, but I’m also not afraid to tell you I don’t know the answer and will get back to you.  So if you have a burning question you’d like to ask, come and see me on the 13th!!

Have a great week,

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 Liam and Madeline our Aussies of the Month for October. Well done!

Liam R

Year 1, Room 3

Madeline C

Year 6, Room 14


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

ECB 2Paige H and Joy N
ECB 3Chelsey H and Evangeline T
2Ivy H and Deegan K
3Xavier H and Charli W
5Abigael I and Bryce T
6Abdul B and Mason K
11Lukas K and Declan Y
12Dean K and Florence Q
13Ken S and Malachy W
14Ka’zarn M and Liam S
15Layla L and Angelo N
17Erich L and Aiden M
18Jaylen H and Matthew M
ArtAngelo N and Chanel T
LibraryShantelle B and Emily P
SportAbdul B and Emmett M

Students receive Honour Certificates as acknowledgement for achievement in academic success, social skills and thoughtfulness to others.

Artwork In Our Office

By Year 2 & 3 Students from Rooms 5, 11 & 12

Our Mural

Our amazing mural is nearly completed.

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 6Ryan T
100 Nights
Room 6Isabella O and Ella W
Room 11Ashutosh B, Lukas K, Khyandra T and Declan Y
150 Nights
Room 2Rose A
Room 5Tharun R
Room 11Blake C and Alyssa G
200 Nights
ECB 2Robert F, Blake G and Estelle R
Room 2Ruby C
250 Nights
Room 11Liam B


Friday 2 NovemberParent Assembly
Item by ECB 2
Friday 2 NovemberUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am
Friday 2 NovemberFun Run (Colour Run) 2.00pm
Kindy to Year 6
Monday 5 NovemberUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am
Monday 5 NovemberKindy 2019 Orientation
Friday 16 NovemberParent Assembly
Item – Japanese
Friday 16 NovemberUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am

Students Not Returning in 2019

Please complete and return the attached form to the School Office if your child/ren are not returning to Anzac Terrace Primary School in 2019.

Salvation Army Food Drive 2018

Christmas is just around the corner and we need your support once again to  give to others in need.

We have had an amazing response in previous years and hope your generosity will continue.  Please send any non-perishable food items (for example, packets and cans) to your child’s classroom.  They will be collected weekly with year, room and school totals displayed in the Library for each classroom.

Collections will start this week (Monday 29 October) and will give us a total of 6 weeks to collect as much as we can.  Let’s all put in a fantastic effort and support this very worthwhile cause.  The food is put into hampers to brighten the Christmas of families in need.

Thank you.

Jan Bowers and Lynda Francis – Co-Ordinators

Message From Your School Council

At our recent meeting the School Council decided to have the Annual Open Meeting on Tuesday 27 November at 3:15pm in the School Library which will also be our final School Council meeting for this year.  This meeting provides a great opportunity for you to see how the Council works. We will have an update on the Council’s work throughout the year and you can ask about any pressing issue about your school.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available to keep you energised through the meeting.

As the year draws to the end, several Council Members will be ending their tenure with the Council.  Mr Blackwood will again be asking for volunteers to offer to join the Council.  This is a good time to think about whether you would like to be part of the Council and help to drive the strategic direction of the school over the next few years.

Just a reminder, after a frantic year staff need to feel the love and support.  You can provide feedback that will reach a particularly lovely staff member, by completing an ONYA award. 

Kind regards,

Adam Cheetham
ATPS Council Chair


P&C Fundraiser

Play Cricket This Season

It’s not too late to join a Cricket Club.

Click here to download more information.

Perth Wildcats After School Program

Each Wednesday 7th November to 19th December

Years 1 to 3 – 3.45pm to 4.30pm (7 sessions)  – $135.00

Years 4 to 6 – 4.30pm to 5.30pm (7 sessions) – $180.00

Click on the link below for more information –


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: Monique Wright                 Educator: Chloe Wade

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  


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