THE TERRACE TIMES
Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,
Welcome to this edition of the Terrace Times
End of Semester Reports
The end of semester reports will be going home to families on Thursday 28 June. Student reports will only be available via Connect. You can currently access your child’s Semester 2, 2016 report and both Semester 1 and 2, 2017 reports on Connect. All reports from 2016 onwards will be stored on your child’s Connect page. Your Connect page will also carry over as your child moves into High School. All Government High Schools currently use Connect to keep parents up to date with their child’s grades, progress and test scores. All Government High Schools will also be using Connect to store student reports. If you are unsure how to access Connect or your child’s report, come and see us in the School Office and we would be very happy to assist.
We are very lucky to have such a wonderful staff at Anzac Terrace who all deserve acknowledgement for the fantastic job they do educating our students. All staff go above and beyond their role and help to make Anzac Terrace such a great Primary School.
So if you would like to acknowledge one (or more) staff member for doing such a great job or going that extra mile, come into the School Office and fill out an Onya !! All staff will receive these recommendations from you plus go into the weekly draw to receive a “get out of duty free” card from me. So please, keep nominating. We are in the process of having the nominations go online through our website … stay tuned.
Congratulations to all students representing Anzac Terrace at the 2018 Children’s Sing Festival next Wednesday at UWA. I know how much work you have all put in to make this event happen. A special thank you to Mrs Christine Jones who has gone above and beyond to ensure our choir is ready. Also a very special thank you to Ms Erica Ketterer who has again offered to play the piano for our choir’s performance even though it is right in the middle of her busy exam period.
School Development Day
Don’t forget Friday 29 June is a School Development Day. Students do not attend on this day. That means that Thursday 28 June is the last day of term 2 for students. This date was approved by the School Council so that all Anzac Terrace Staff could attend the Morley Schools Network Conference.
Have a great week,
CHESS KIDS INTERSCHOOL TOURNAMENT AT MOUNT LAWLEY PRIMARY
On Wednesday 23 May, the top eleven players from the Anzac Terrace Chess Club competed in the Chess Kids Interschool Tournament at Mount Lawley Primary School.
All players participated in seven rounds of chess against nine other schools. Anzac Terrace ended the day in fourth position with 16 ½ points; only half a point behind Carmel Primary School in 3rd place.
This is a fantastic result for a great group of chess players!
Congratulations to all involved!
A big thank you to Michele Howrie and Vanessa Elliot for driving all the students to and from Mount Lawley Primary School and assisting with supervision. Your help is much appreciated.
Chess Club is held every Monday during the term (except public holidays) between 3 and 4 o’clock. All welcome! – Mr Kaempf
SORRY DAY AND NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK
On Saturday 26 May it was National Sorry Day which was followed by National Reconciliation Week from the 27th May to 3rd June. In Room 12 we discussed the significance of these commemorations and the history and culture of the original owners of this land and the impact of the European settlement. Mrs Edmonds and I were both amazed by the mature and thoughtful responses we received during these discussions. – Miss Stacey
National Sorry Day:
“The government was saying sorry for taking their children and take ownership for what they did.” – Isla (Year 2)
“To feel guilty about what we did to their children and taking ownership of it and being sorry about killing their people.” – Arye (Year 2)
National Reconciliation week is about:
“Celebrating Aboriginal culture and bringing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together” – Charlie (Year 2)
Who were the “Stolen Generation”?
“The Aboriginal children who were taken away from families and adopted by English men who incorrectly thought that they would take care of them better.” – Georgia (Year 3)
What can we do to bring Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together?
“We can learn about their languages and their art and by respecting them.” – Payton (Year 3)
“We could do arts, learn their culture and how they lived. They are the first people to walk this planet, they lived for 60,000 years.” – Jaxon (Year 3)
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 2||Kaede M and Siddarth S|
|Room 11||Faith B and Karen V|
|Room 12||Lucy K, Tarek L, Jaxon P and Maryanne Q|
|Room 2||Ruby C, Emily C, Kai T and Swara T|
|Room 12||Taj C|
REMINDERS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
|Friday 8 June||Parent Assembly|
Item by Room 2
|Friday 8 June||Uniform Shop Open|
9.00am to 9.30am
|Monday 18 June||Uniform Shop Open 2.30pm to 3.00pm|
|Friday 22 June||Winter Carnival|
Years 5 & 6
|Thursday 28 June||Parent Assembly|
Item by Room 14
|Thursday 28 June||Uniform Shop Open|
9.00am to 9.30am
|Thursday 28 June||Cross Country|
Years 3 to 6
MESSAGE FROM YOUR SCHOOL COUNCIL
Hello Parents and Friends,
As we approach the end of this short nine week term, our timeline for nominating staff for the Education Awards is coming fast. This is our final call for any testimonials for Mrs Penn and Mrs Ashmore. Your testimonials will give authenticity and gravitas to the nominations. We need your help to make sure we give the nominations the best chance of success. Any contributions will be gladly accepted at the front office or via our email at ATPS_Council@outlook.com.
ATPS Council Chair
FROM THE P&C
P&C QUIZ NIGHT
The P&C are holding our first Quiz night on Saturday 16 June. Tickets are first in first served basis. It is set to be an exciting night for everyone involved!
Are you a business that can donate to our night for prizes or to our Silent Auction? We would love to hear from you!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
P&C FUNDRAISING – ENTERTAINMENT BOOK
The P&C are continuing to fundraise with the Entertainment Book which are now available.
Click here if you would like to purchase one.
Healthy lunches delivered to the School.
Place your order (up to 8am on the day of delivery) and the lunch will be delivered to the school just before lunchtime.
For more information visit the website http://www.packedlunchbox.com.au/
ANZAC TERRACE PRIMARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUP
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.
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.
Keyed Up Music is teaching guitar lessons after school on Tuesdays at Anzac Terrace Primary 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.
To enrol, go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form or ring Therese on 1300 366 243.
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.