Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Welcome to this edition of the Terrace Times.

P&C Meeting
Our next P&C Meeting is on tonight in the Staffroom at 7:30pm.  I hope to see you all there.  It would be great to see you to support the wonderful work our members are doing for our students.

New Playground Equipment
Thanks to the hard work of our P&C Members (both this year and last), our Upper Primary is about to get some more playground equipment in the playground. A freestanding 6 metre high climbing frame (pictured below) will be erected underneath the tree canopy on our back oval, close to our footy goals near Mickleton Terrace.  Construction will start next Monday.   It has been a long road to get to this point, but it will be a great addition to our school.

WA Education Awards
As you will read in the School Council’s Newsletter item, we were unsuccessful in the nominations of both Sue Ashmore and Rosie Penn as finalists for the WA Education Awards; but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to acknowledge our wonderful staff here at Anzac Terrace.  The ONYAs are still available at the front office or online through this link  Plus we have also just been asked to share this link with our School Community where you can nominate a teacher for a National Excellence in Teaching Award.

Interschool Cross Country
Congratulations to all students who represented Anzac Terrace PS in the Interschool Cross Country event two weeks ago.  Whilst we were unable to get any individual honours, all students represented our school impeccably garnering compliments on both their sportsmanship and manner.

Anzac Terrace Has Got Talent
Our prefects have been busily working through all the students who nominated to be a part of our Talent Show for 2018. With over 40 performances to work through, they have shortlisted it to ten acts … these finalists will be announced tomorrow during our Communications Assembly.  The Talent Show will take place on Friday 31 August at 1pm in the School Hall; I hope to see you all there.

Have a great week,

Stuart Blackwood

Footy Dress Up Day

Thank you to everyone who dressed up last week for the Footy Dress Up Day. It was great to see so many people wearing their footy colours. Congratulations to the winners of some footy prize packs. Thanks again for supporting the Prefects.

Prize winners: Taj (Rm 12), Dex (Rm2), Chelsey (ECB3), Emily (Rm6), Rose (Rm 2) and Thomas (Rm 18). 

BOOK WEEK INCURSION – Friday 24 August

Perform! Educational Musicals will once again be presenting a production as part of our Book Week celebrations. 

This year’s production Treasure Hunt reflects the theme for book week – Find Your Treasure

All children from K-6 are expected to attend this educational activity.

Students are requested to make a payment of $5.50 each through Qkr! or cash envelope in the Front Office by Tuesday 21 August. 

Payment is required by all students attending this incursion.   Thank you.


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

ECB 2Talula H and Jon H
ECB 3Josefina C and Jax K
2Rose A and Tayla M
3Taj M and Callum W
5Kye M and Chidinma N
6Chloe B
11Elisha D and Jacob K
12Tyler D and Tarek L
13Fletcher W and Rory W
14Mason C and Tegan M
15Haylee F and Jack M
17Sahara C and Narlia M
Room 18Andre C and Jessica L
LibrarySierra C
SportChidinma N

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 3Xavier H, Yashraj R and Charlieze T
Room 6Abdul B, Lucas H, Troy H and Matvei K
100 Nights
Room 2Rose A, Dex H and Samuel W
Room 3Felix A, Siena B, Lilli E, Harrison N and Harrison V
Room 6Mira-Cle P
150 Nights
Room 5Kai C, Abigael I and Arwen L
Room 6Mason K, Jasmine O and Myah R


13th – 17th AugustScience Week
Friday 17 AugustParent Assembly 8.30am
Item by Room 5
Aussie of the Month
Friday 17 AugustUniform Shop Open
9.00am to 9.30am
Friday 17 AugustP&C Disco
20th – 24th AugustBook Week
Friday 24 AugustBook Week Incursion


Hello Parents and Friends,

Unfortunately, Mr Blackwood received confirmation that Mrs Penn and Mrs Ashmore are not finalists for the Education Awards this year.  It must have been an extremely competitive field because both of these staff members are worthy of being finalists as was evident as we completed their nominations.

I want to thank the families and other staff who provided testimonials and other supporting evidence to strengthen the nominations.  I also would like to thank the other council members who were instrumental in the nominations being crafted.  Thanks to Steph and Rebecca.

Whilst we were unsuccessful in our attempts this year, the council remains committed to using the Education Awards to showcase the fantastic work of the staff at Anzac Terrace Primary School.  We are a fantastic school with the best Teachers, Education Assistants and Support Staff and of course the best kids.  Please continue to send in your ONYA awards to recognise these wonderful people who have such an important role in the life of our school.   Nominations can now be submitted online through the school’s website in the school council section.

Warm regards,

Adam Cheetham
ATPS Council Chair

Parents are encouraged to visit the KidsMatter site which provides a wide range of resources that can help families support children’s mental health and well being.  For more information you can also contact Mrs Shelley Keyser through the School office. Kids Matter


P&C Disco

The P&C are holding a CRAZY HAIR Disco on Friday 17 August.

Kindy to Year 2: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Year 3 to Year 6: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

*Prizes for the Craziest Hair*

*$5 Tickets at the door*

All Students must be picked up by a guardian from INSIDE the School Hall.

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.


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: 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 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  


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.