Thank you and enjoy the holiday break

Dear Families, 

Thank you for your patience, support and cooperation this week as we navigated yet another COVID outbreak. The school staff are very grateful for your understanding in ensuring restrictions were adhered so everyone was kept safe. 

Last week saw the staff’s second favourite day on the calendar, after Ugg Boot Day, finally arrived Pyjama Day! Perfect weather to snuggle up and stay warm, while raising over $450 for our worthy charity, Kids Helpline. Thank you to everyone for supporting the day. Another great school event held in lovely sun-shine last Friday was our Faction Cross Country. It was great having parents cheering on as students came onto the oval, and thank you for remaining behind the barriers, allowing staff to manage students. Congratulations to all students who participated and contributed points towards their faction tally for the overall shield winner. Champions and the winning faction will be announced early next term. 

Reports will be available on Connect today. Please also read the Connect notices regarding grading explanations and parent praise. 

Congratulations this week to Patrick McKeone, Jacob Morrow and Thomas Moore from Year 6, who undertook Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) testing that has seen them accepted into Duncraig SHS, Bob Hawke College and Perth Modern secondary school specialist programs respectively in 2022. 

Our Urban Tiny Forest will finally become a reality next term when planting happens on Thursday 22nd July. Our Year 5/6 students will be supporting Dr Coupland as she creates a scene of seedlings on that day. Dr Coupland will also be working with our students to ensure each year level has an opportunity to participate in and understand the science of our forest and the care it requires. There will also be a community information session early next term for parents to learn more about this amazing project. 

And finally, if you are looking for fun things to do with your kids these holidays, the link below may be of some help! Try and include activities that are not only fun, but also support brain development and positive wellbeing, including singing, dancing, music, being outside in nature or something that makes them physically huff and puff! 

School Holiday Activities Perth | Fun Ideas for July 2021 (getoutwithkids.com.au

Enjoy the holiday break, and stay safe if you manage to travel ‘out yonder’. 

Monday 19th July is a pupil free day so we will see our students back on Tuesday 20th July. 

Happy parenting! 

Cass Disisto