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Yirra Yaakin

We had a blast last Friday attending the Yirra Yaakin incursion.

Book Week is Next Week

Our favourite week of the year is nearly upon us. Our Book Week Dress Up Day is on Thursday 22 August so don’t forget to come dressed as your favourite book character. The theme for this year is Reading is My Secret Power. Teachers have loads of fun Book Week activities planned.

We will have a visiting author as part of Book Week on Wednesday 21 August. This cost is $3.00 per student (Pre-primary to Year 6). If you have not paid your charges in advance please pay $3.00 to the front office.

We will also be running a Book Market at the Farmers Market on Saturday 24 August. The school is seeking donations of second hand books to sell at the Market and raise funds for charity. So start cleaning out those shelves and cupboards, and encourage friends and family to do the same. Books can be dropped at the school office.

Staffing Changes

At the end of this week we will farewell Mrs Natasha Collins as she heads off on parenting leave. Mrs Collins has been a wonderful addition to the Kyilla staff and we wish her all the best with her new baby. She has done such a great job of managing three classrooms. Mrs Jaqui Smith will be replacing Mrs Collins in both Year 5/6 classrooms and Mrs Kirsten McAlister will be teaching in Year 2 Lime with Mrs Young. I am sure children and parents will make both new teachers more than welcome.

School Board News

Late last term, parents and teachers from our Board attended a training session outlining the role and function of Boards in government schools. Some information that came to our attention was that parents who are not Board members are able to attend Board meetings if they wish. If there is a particular topic they wish to discuss, it should be brought to the attention of the Board Chair prior to the meeting. Some agenda items discussed at Board meetings are confidential, in which case the meeting is declared closed and any visitors would be asked to leave. If parents wish to attend any meeting please register your attendance through the front office.

All Board minutes are on our school’s website.

Massed Choir Festival 2019

This week choir students will receive notes with details and permission forms for the upcoming rehearsals. Students need to know most of the lyrics and actions by the 27 August 2019.

We are also pleased to announce that Riana (soloist) and Annalisa (compere) have been chosen to represent Kyilla Primary School at the MCF2019 auditions. We wish them all the best.

Tickets for the Massed Choir Festival Concert for Concert 2 (19 September 2019) go on sale on 19 August  2019 through Ticketmaster. Tickets are $27.00 and all are welcome to attend. 

PEAC Year 4

A reminder that the PEAC testing is happening this Wednesday at the start of the day. Please make sure students are at school promptly for a smooth start to the testing process. All Year 4 students participate in the PEAC testing process.

Cross Country Results

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Interschool Cross Country two weeks ago. Kyilla came second overall out of 6 schools.

Year 3      Lucy 2nd
Year 4      Xziva and Felix 1st, Isla 3rd
Year 5      Ava and Ewan 1st, Lyla 2nd  

Congratulations to all the students who also participated in the State Cross Country last Friday.

Australian Girls Choir

The Australian Girls Choir will be running a half hour workshop for interested students at 10:30am on Tuesday, 20 August. Flyers will soon be available from the front office.

Trash Free Tuesdays

Tuesdays are Trash Free Tuesdays! Try not to bring any non-recyclable waste such as glad wrap or packaging. If we can reduce our rubbish the environment will be a better place to live in and we can decrease global warming. So remember Tuesdays are Trash Free!

Tracky Dack Day

On Friday the 30 August, Week 6, Kyilla will be participating in Tracky Dack Day. Tracky Dack Day is a day where we all come to school wearing tracksuit pants and raise money for TLC kids.

TLC kids stands for transforming lives in our community and is a foundation to raise money for children in hospitals. It has been running since 1998 and helps make hospital time more enjoyable for all children, as well as providing financial, practical and emotional relief.

Please bring a gold coin donation and remember to get comfy by wearing your best trackies on Friday in Week 6!

From the School Office

  • Keep Us Safe has commenced for all students from Pre Primary to Year 3.  The cost is $30.00 per child.   If you did not pay your excursion/incursion fund at the beginning of the year, please settle this account at the front office.
  • Funky Fitness is taking place over the next couple of weeks for all Kindy students.  The cost is $19.00, if you have not paid your excursion/incursion fund at the beginning of the year, please settle the account at the front office.
  • Please follow the link to our most updated Term 3 Planner.

Library News—Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library in Week 5 this year during Book Week.  The fair will be open for purchases from Monday 19 August to Wednesday 21 August, before and after school.  All purchases made at the fair go towards new books for our school library.

We are in desperate need of volunteers to help with the fair from 8.20 - 8.50am or from 2.50pm - 3.20pm on any of the three days.  A special request for Monday afternoon for a volunteer who has helped with Book Fair on previous years. If you can help out can you please see Mrs Rollond in the library or email with your availability to [email protected]

Performing at RiverSea

Saskia H, Annick Ri & Sophie F spent their July holidays in an unusual fashion.

The trio were part of a children’s theatre event (which also featured ex-Kyilla student Natasha Fraser and Ursula Frayne Primary School student Roberto D’Addario) with professional company Agelink (part of Theatre 180). Agelink specialises in intergenerational theatre events, and over two weeks the children visited seniors with dementia at RiverSea, a residence of Curtin Heritage Living, to participate in music and reminiscence workshops.

The children engaged with the residents, learning about school days 60 and 70 years ago, learned songs from the seniors’ youth and played playground games – which turn out to be almost the same as those played in the school yard today.

On their last visit the children performed a short play they had been rehearsing about the differences between school then and now. The play was entitled Swinging On A Star, and the seniors and their families absolutely loved it!

State Cross Country Achievement

26 students from Kyilla attended the recent WA ‘All Schools’ Cross Country event.  This was an exciting event with over 1800 participants, averaging between 250 and 450 children per race!

Congratulations to the Kyilla students who participated, everyone put in 100% effort and were wonderful representatives of our school leading to some truly outstanding results.

Notably, one of our Year 5 students, Ava H., finished in 5th place in a race of 420 participants, receiving an invitation to try out for the 2020 state squad. The Year 5 girls team also came in 5th place overall out of 40 teams.

Thank you to the students attending and parents who helped out on the day.

If you wanted to view all the results please follow the link