For Parents

Basketball Champs

Two Kyilla Basketball teams had the amazing opportunity to play at half-time at a Perth Wildcats game during the school holidays. Thanks must go to Dale Hawkins, Michael and Geraldine Coleman, and parents who supported the children at the big game. It was incredibly exciting for the children to play in front of such a large crowd.

 

Family Fun at the Market

The Kyilla Community Farmers’ Market was buzzing on Saturday as it hosted the 2019 National Garage Trail. We had quite a few people selling pre-loved goods and below is a photo of Eva and Erin (Yr 6) who were selling their wares to Tess (Yr 2).

Year 5 families had the first of their Term 4 cake stalls to raise money for the 2020 Year 6 Leavers. They had a delicious array of baked goods kindly made by parents and children. Thanks to everyone who made something to sell or helped out at the stall. A huge $550 was raised.

Get on down to the Markets on Saturday 2 November and 16 November to pick up some treats, as the Year 5 families will be holding more cake stalls on those days.

Class Placements for 2020

If parents/carers have placement requests for 2020 based on academic and/or social-emotional grounds can they please be put in writing and emailed to me at [email protected] before Wednesday 20 November 2019. All requests will be considered but it is not always possible to meet all requests. Please do not assume that requests from previous years are automatically carried over.

If children are leaving the school at the end of the year and won’t be returning in 2020, can you please inform the front office staff, if you have not already done so.

Parent Survey

All Department of Education schools are required to survey the community every two years. At Kyilla, the School Board prefers to survey parents and carers every year. The survey assists the Board in strategic planning and can provide the school with information on operational matters.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey. It is anonymous and should only take a few minutes to complete. The survey will be open for four weeks.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N5LDCXQ

P&C End of Year Disco

This will be held on Friday 15 November. There will be a session for Kindy to Year 2 students from 5.00pm to 6.20pm. The Years 3 to 6 session will be from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Our resident Kyilla DJ, Simon Perrin, will be entertaining everyone with his funky tunes.

Christmas Carols Coordinator

The P&C are looking for a coordinator and committee to organise this year's Kyilla Christmas Carols on Friday 13 December 2019. All suppliers for the night and previous budget available together with guidance from last year's committee.   Please contact Krista Maxwell on 0448 512 433 for further information.

Uniform Shop Changing

The P&C voted to outsource the sale of uniforms to Uniform Concepts on Beaufort Street, Inglewood. Parents will be able to purchase uniforms at Uniform Concepts 6 days per week or order them online for home delivery. We anticipate this change over will happen mid to late November and uniforms will then only be available from Uniform Concepts. In the meantime, please see the advertisement for current uniform stock.

Year 3 Emerald Assembly

The Year 3 Emerald class, will be hosting the assembly this Thursday with Year 3 Indigo. We invite you all to attend.

Bike Education Years 4 and 5 Term 4

Year 4 and 5 students will be participation in Bike Education lessons next Wednesday. They will have 3 sessions held across three consecutive days starting on Wednesday 30 October - Friday 1 November. This year bikes will not be provided so students need to bring in their own bike and helmet.

Instrumental Scholarship: Music Testing Year 4 Students

The Year 4 students will be sitting a music aptitude test tomorrow at 11:15am. This test is part of the process to consider students suitable for learning a musical instrument in Year 5 & 6. Once students sit the tests an offer of interest is made to the students, after meeting with the instrumental teachers. Only when students are given a firm offer of a particular instrument is the process completed. This is the standard procedure set out by the School of Instrumental Music.

Instruments that are offered at the school are guitar, brass and clarinet.  Five positions are offered for each of the three instruments. When students accept an instrument they are automatically members of the school choir.  Students who learn brass and clarinet are also invited to join the Mt Hawthorn Area Band later in Year 5.

Please note: Acceptance of this scholarship of free tuition for learning a musical instrument at the school is a commitment for 2 years. Students and parents need to consider this commitment carefully as your decisions do affect other students at this school and in to the future.

Seniors Assembly

We will be holding our Seniors Assembly in Week 5, Thursday 14 November at 8:50am. We would ask that parents provide a plate of food to share for the morning tea after the assembly. We look forward to seeing you there. Attached to the newsletter is an invitation.

From the School Office

  • The following Incursions/Excursion as coming up, if you have not paid your excursion fund at the beginning of the year, please pay this at the school office as soon as possible.

                 *  Pre Primary - Kings Park Rio Tinto Nature Scape Excursion Wednesday 30 October $15.00

                 * Year 6 Camp Wednesday 30 October (3 x $70.00 instalments or $210.00 in full)

 **Please remember to check out our “COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD” located on the Year 1 veranda to see what is happening in our community!**

VacSwim 2019-20

Enrol now for VacSwim summer holiday swimming lessons!

With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, it’s essential that your children learn how to swim and stay safe in the water.

VacSwim is for all children - from beginners to more advanced swimmers. Your children can start as young as five years old.

There are over 180 VacSwim locations around Western Australia, so wherever your family is spending these summer holidays, there will be lessons near you.

Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/swimming.

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