The Terrace Times
Good afternoon Parents / Caregivers,
Welcome to this edition of the Terrace Times.
All the individual NAPLAN reports were sent home to families on Monday. Please take the time to read the report with your child and discuss the results. The school received electronic data for the whole school and individuals on Friday 18 August. This data will be analysed by staff and used for ongoing planning needs, as well as sharing with the school community through the School Council and 2017 Annual Report. If you have questions at all, please make time to see your child’s class teacher, they will be able to help you or point you in the right direction.
Staff Member of the Month
In our last newsletter I spoke about the Staff Member of the Month Award. Unfortunately this has had to be postponed. Both the P&C and School Council are hoping this can be up and going next term. I’ll keep you informed. In the meantime, you can keep the nominations coming in via the email address (School Council) or the mailbox in the front office.
Just a reminder that next Tuesday is our school’s Open Night. All classes will be open from 4:30pm to 6:30pm on that night. This is a great opportunity for you to see all the hard work your child has been doing all year, and to get a real feel of the progress they have made. It is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the successes and milestones (however small or big) that your child has achieved so far this year. I look forward to seeing you there.
Our last P&C Meeting for the term is next Tuesday at 7:30pm (following on from the Open Night). Our P&C have been wonderful supporters of our great school; so please (if you can) show your support and hang around after the Open Night and come to the meeting.
Our Faction Carnival starts today with the Jumps & Throws events, as well as the long distance races (400 & 800m). Congratulations to all the students who competed today. Friday kicks off at 8:30am with the Faction March to the oval followed shortly after by the first events. This year our wonderful P&C have organised a sausage sizzle and coffee van to be at the oval on the Friday. Both of these will only be available to adults (parents/grandparents/uncles/aunts etc); this means no students will be allowed to buy food or drink on the day. Parents/caregivers will be able to purchase for their children but only during recess/lunch. No food will be able to be delivered to the student bays. If the sausage sizzle proves successful, the P&C assures me they will organise student pre-orders in 2018. At assembly last week I promised good weather and (touch wood) I think I have delivered … it promises to be a great day, I hope to see you all there.
I had the absolute pleasure of being in Room 5 last week as they were singing a song, Tony Chestnut. (If you don’t know the song, have a look on YouTube … You’ll thank me.) This led the conversation to some name jokes. For example … What do you call a guy with a spade? … Doug … What do you call a guy without a spade? … Douglas etc etc. I asked the Room 5 students to do some homework; come back to me next week with your best name joke. I have heard quite a few jokes this week, but the best one came from Finn O. His joke … What do you call a man with no undies? … Nicholas
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 Arye and Liam our Aussies of the Month for September. Well done!
Year 1, Room 2
Year 4, Room 18
Congratulations to the following students who where presented with an Honour Certificate at the last Assembly.
|ECB 2||Ali A and Reese N|
|ECB 3||Liana H and Deegan K|
|2||Chidinma N and Harry V|
|3||Maryanne Q and Ella W|
|5||Emily B and Brandon H|
|6||Jorja A and Dean K|
|11||Lovely-Ann B and Bill H|
|12||Shannon M and Declan P|
|13||Bano A and Ethan W|
|14||Chris S and Fletcher W|
|15||Maryam A and Jade K|
|18||Liam B and Angelo N|
|Art||Antonin C and Ella W|
|Sport||Ella S and Francis T|
|Library||Lachaln H and Oliver W|
Students receive Honour Certificates as acknowledgement for achievement in academic success, social skills and thoughtfulness to others.
Book Week Incursion
Today the Book Week 2017 play “Super Duper” came to our school. Luke and Megan hosted the play.
The story was about a boy called Will and he became a super hero and defeated the dastardly Dr Dismal. Adoni
We had to bring our favourite book to school. The book I brought was 78-Storey Treehouse.
My favourite part was when Megan got dressed up into an evil super hero called Dr Dismal. Her hair was white and spiky. Zoe
I brought book called Transport. We all had to hold up our books.
My favourite book in the play was called Mechanica.
Luke could bring people to life from the books.
I really liked it and I had so much fun! Amber
Today was the book incursion. It was about believing in yourself.
When the evil person comes out, it’s cool.
I loved the show. Tyson
Megan and Luke acted and danced in the play.
Luke was the boy called Will. Will saved the girl from a car. The girl was saved but Will got hurt. He was in a wheelchair. Then suddenly he became a super hero and he was now called Bookie Boy and he can make the characters in the books come to life.
There were songs. I loved it. My best part was when they sang. It was SUPER good. Luniva
They told us that to try new things is good. They told us if you are going to a new school and you don’t know anybody, once you are there you will get to know them and they will be their friends. Daisy
Today we had our Book Week incursion. They taught us how important reading is. I also liked the play. Max
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||Ashton C, Lucas H and Maryanne Q|
|Room 3||Poppy K, Arwen L, Marcus L, Jayden D, Lucas P,|
Tharun R, Rosalie T and Ella W
|Room 5||Alexis D and Brandon H|
|Room 12||Scott C and Declan P|
|Room 3||Likhith M and Mitchell M|
|Room 5||Finn O and Olivia P|
|Room 6||Samantha R|
|Room 12||Riley B|
Reminders and Upcoming Events
|Friday 8 September||Faction Athletics Carnival|
|Tuesday 12 September||Parent Evening|
4.30pm to 6.30pm
|Tuesday 12 September||P&C Meeting 7.30pm – Staffroom|
|Friday 15 September||Parent Assembly 8.30am|
Item – Room 2
|Friday 15 September||Uniform Shop Open|
9.00am to 9.30am
|Tuesday 19 September||Interschool Athletics Years 1 to 6 – Jumps and Throws|
at Maguire Oval (am only)
|Thursday 21 September||Interschool Athletics Years 1 to 6 – Running and Team Games|
at Maguire Oval (all day)
Message from your School Council
Dear Parents and Friends,
One of the key functions of our School Council is to remain engaged and supportive of various promotional activities around our school. Currently work is underway to create some postcards for a letterbox drop promoting our school to new parents in the area. We are currently discussing opportunities to promote our school at the Hawaiian Bassendean Shopping Centre. Mrs McCulloch continues to promote the exemplary artwork of our students by entering Art Competitions whenever possible. The Council has also been charged with coming up with more ideas to raise the profile of our school in the wider Bassendean area. Can you help? Perhaps you have an idea and want to help raise our profile as a school and in so doing promoting the wonderful work of our staff or the beautiful culture of our school.
If you can help, we look forward to hearing from you. Contact us at the school, talk to a council member or email us at ATPS_Council@outlook.com
School Council Chair
Firstly, I would like to congratulate all the girls at Anzac Terrace Netball Club for their amazing efforts and hard work, which produced some outstanding results, especially in our first year!!
We have loved coaching them and watching their progress, they really made us proud!!
I would also like to thank all the parents for their help and support, without them this would not have been possible, and I would also like to thank Mel, for jumping on board as a coach, I couldn’t have done this without you!!!
Special thanks also to our Principal, Stuart Blackwood, for allowing us to represent our wonderful school.
ATNC Warriors WON 14 – 8
ATNC Aces WON 8 – 4
Chanel T – 9
Tahliah Y – 2
Charlotte M – 2
Shantelle B – 1
Lilly E – 5
Emily P – 2
Amber L – 1
ATNC Warriors WON 20 – 0
ATNC Aces BYE
Chanel T – 12
Maddison B – 4
Tahliah Y – 2
Charlotte M – 2
ATNC Warriors WON 12 – 6
ATNC Aces LOST 5 – 24
Chanel T – 8
Charlotte M – 2
Tahliah Y – 2
Neve B – 1
Emily P – 4
Bassendean Visual Art Awards
This year the Primary School Artworks will be displayed at the exhibition, then moved to Bassendean Shopping Centre as part of a sponsorship arrangement with Hawaiian.
Here are the dates:
Primary School Exhibition – See the work of local primary schools at:
· Bassendean Visual Art Awards Thurs 21 Sept – Mon 25 Sept.
· Hawaiian’s Bassendean Shopping Centre Tues 26 Sept – Sat 30 Sept.
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.
OSHC program phone: 0428 197 483
OSHClub 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 children enjoyed our Book Week activities, it was great to see such love for literacy.
There were lots of very creative and imaginative books written by individuals and children working together – we could have the future J K Rowling, Roald Dahl or Lewis Carroll in our midst!
Some of the books written included Matilda the second by Imogen and Georgia, Too Quiet Jake by Georgia, three different stickman adventure books written by Fletcher, Kai and Callum and a book about nature by Isabella. Great work everyone, we look forward to seeing your published works in bookstores soon!!
Get the kids out and about exploring all that nature has to offer these spring holidays. Spring is a special time of year with – baby bush birds, downy ducklings, wandering through wildflower-land, discovering swamp dwellers, exploring the enchanted environment, building bat boxes and canoeing on the Canning just a few of the delightful activities on offer this season. Activities run from 4 main locations across Perth each showcasing our wonderful parks and outdoor reserves. In the East we have the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, located in Beelu National Park, West is Star Swamp – a wonderful old remnant Tuart bushland reserve, South we have CREEC which is on the banks of the Canning River (and has a great cafe onsite!) and North is the historic Yanchep National Park. All activities require bookings so please give us a call on 9295 2244.
Keyed Up Music will be teaching group music lessons after school at Anzac Terrace Primary School. Guitar lessons are on Tuesday. Lesson pricing starts from $16.95. To enrol your child please go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form if you require more information please contact Therese on 1300 366 243 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org