Our New Chaplain
It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new school chaplain to Kyilla:
Hi, my name is Tim Wood and I am the new Chaplain at Kyilla Primary School. I'm married to Kelsey and have two young boys (Judah and Asher). I still feel pretty new to Perth as we moved from Melbourne 2.5 years ago, but have enjoyed exploring this amazing city. I enjoy keeping fit, making coffees and having meaningful conversations with young people. I play basketball, watch basketball and one day hope to coach my boys basketball team.
I have spent the last 10 years working with young people in a church based context and really enjoy it. I will be working at school 2 days a week on a Monday and Friday and look forward to getting to know this school community.
We have had an unprecedented number of students and staff away due to ill health. Some children are coming to school when they are clearly unwell. We have had cases of the flu, bad coughs/colds and gastroenteritis. In order to limit the spread of infection please keep your child at home if they are sick.
Four Year 6 students made their debating debut at the City of Vincent’s inaugural Debating Competition at the Council Chambers. Ben H, Semesa M, Alex H and Noah H had been coached by Mrs Sam Imperial over several weeks and were well-prepared for the competition.
Below is their report of the event:
Interschool Debating Competition
On Thursday 6 June, Kyilla’s very first debating team competed at the Council Chambers against local primary schools. It was a very engaging and inspiring experience. We strongly recommend this to anyone who is passionate about public speaking and who enjoys a good argument. The Kyilla Team debated against two schools. We lost the first debate against Sacred Heart Primary but with incredible feedback we came back in our final debate against Highgate Primary and won it convincingly. Although we didn’t win the competition we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We are now looking forward to continuing on debating in high school and sharing this incredible experience with our peers. It is a great way to socialise and have lots of fun while learning. It is like exercise or sport for your brain. This was all thanks to the amazing Mrs Imperial. Thank you, Mrs Imperial.
By Ben H, Alex H, Semesa M and Noah H
Current research shows that the best way of teaching children to read and spell is by using a ‘synthetic phonics’ approach. Children learn the sounds of the alphabet and then learn how to blend and segment those sounds into words. Our fabulous P&C have been providing the school with the resources for staff to teach synthetic phonics in the classroom. Below you can see the incredible children from Year 1 Purple working hard on their spelling words.
Respect for Our Gardens
Sadly, we have had children who have been running through our brand new native garden after school causing damage. I also found a student stomping on plants at the front of the school last week. Could parents please ensure that if they remain on the school site with their children, that their children are supervised at all times. Children who damage school property including plants will be asked to leave the school grounds.
Kindy and Pre-Primary Enrolments 2020
Kyilla Primary school is currently taking Applications for Enrolment for Kindy and Pre-Primary 2020. The closing date for applications is Friday 26 July 2019.
If your child is:
- 4 years old by 30 June 2020 they are eligible for Kindergarten in 2020,
- 5 years old by 30 June 2020 they are eligible for Pre-Primary in 2020
Please click on the following link https://www.education.wa.edu.au/enrolling-in-school which outlines “enrolling at school”.
If your child is currently enrolled in Kindergarten at Kyilla, you will be sent a letter home in the coming weeks.
The Enrolment Pack – Part A – Application for Enrolment is available on our website via the following link
http://www.kyillaps.wa.edu.au/our-school/enrolment/ or from the School Office.
A link to the reports will be sent via email on Wednesday 3 July 2019. Please ensure that your email details are up to date with the office. Once the email has been sent you will be able to access the reports for 4 weeks. Please save a copy of the report for your records.
The Cross Country was held today and it was great that we finally got some fine weather. Thank you for your understanding with postponing the event. All students ran well and gave of their best. Thank you to Ms Morgan for organising the event.
It was a very close competition and Earth won the overall event. Water came second and Fire came third. Individual winners and photos will be in the next newsletter.
Last Friday the students braved the weather and competed against Westminster Primary School. All students had a great time and Kyilla won both netball games and the football. The soccer team played well and are planning their comeback for the Docker’s Shield which will be held all day next Tuesday 25 June. Games will commence at approximately 9:20am and conclude at 2:30pm. Netball is being played at Matthews Netball Centre and the soccer and football will be held at Wembley Sports Park.
Year 5/6 Navy Assembly
The Year 5/6 Navy class will be holding the assembly on Thursday 27 June in Week 9 at 8.50am. All parents are welcome to attend.
From the Prefects
A friendly reminder on Friday 21 June 2019 we will be holding a fund raiser to support endangered animals. Students can dress up as their favourite animal or wear their favourite animal’s colours. Kyilla has always supported the WWF and hopefully the school will continue to raise a lot of money through you donating a gold coin on the day.
From the School Office
- Please follow the link to our most updated Term 2 Planner.
- The Life Education program is currently running through until Thursday 20 June. If you have not paid your incursion/excursion charges at the beginning of the year, please settle this account at the front office.
- Year 5/6 Scitech STEM after school students, please hand in your media permission form to the office before Thursday 20 June.
**Please remember to check out our “COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD” located on the Year 1 veranda to see what is happening in our community!**