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Farewell

We are saying goodbye to a few people this term. Ms Glynis Best, our school chaplain, will be leaving us at the end of this term. Ms Best has formed close bonds with many families in the Kyilla community over the past three years and will be very much missed by everyone. Ms Best is getting married and we congratulate her on this exciting new chapter of her life.

Miss Emma Williams (Kindy Amber/Green) is heading to a new school as Mrs Janet Skotsch is returning from leave. We wish her all the best in her new job. Mrs Wendy Doyle (school psychologist) is leaving at the end of this term as well. Mrs Doyle has been a great addition to the Student Services team as we have started the new year and had helped us in the process to recruit a new permanent psychologist to Kyilla. We will let the community know once the process is completed.

P&C Changes

We have quite a few changes made to the P&C Office Bearer positions. It has been great to see many new families join the P&C. The positions are as follows:

President                                Travis Sprigg

Vice President                      Adam Ross

Secretary                                Tracie Ernenwein

Treasurer Ian Smith

Market Chair Krista Maxwell

Uniform Coordinator Matt Lee

Canteen Chair Ami Price

Canteen Treasurer Kylie Ballin

Thanks to all those people who nominated for positions.

Parking Around School

The safe parking of cars continues to be an issue around the school. Parents are parking across the footpath on Bedford Street which makes it very dangerous for children that are crossing the road as they are not visible when they step past a parked car. There has also been illegal parking on the paths near Doris and Selkirk Streets.

To ensure the safety of students I request that parents avoid parking in these areas and park at Kyilla Park. This does mean more of a walk to get to school but certainly will avoid an accident.

I encourage parents to walk to school whenever possible, as the school numbers increase parking is becoming increasingly difficult.

Accolades for new Ambassador

Congratulations to Mia B who has been recognised for her work towards ending puppy farming. The RSPCA came out to Kyilla on Monday to make Mia a Junior Ambassador. This is quite an honour as there are only five Junior Ambassadors in WA. Mia was presented with an award and will have quite a few responsibilities to fill in this role. Nat and Janet from the RSPCA also spoke with the Year 5/6 classes about what role the Association plays in the community.

First Monday of Term

Please remember that the first Monday of Term 2, Monday 29th April, is a school day for students at Kyilla. There will be a pupil free day on Friday 31st May when staff will be involved in training on Instructional Strategies in the classroom.

2018 Leavers Gift

A huge thanks to Amanda Lohman, Nick White and Lindsey Claridge for their work on the weekend to finish off the frog pond area. It is looking great and will be an added bonus to our Science program. This area of the school is being completed in stages and is part of an overall plan to acknowledge Aboriginal native flora and the six seasons.

NAPLAN

NAPLAN starts this year on Tuesday 14th May. Parents and carers should have received a NAPLAN flyer a few weeks ago if your child is in Year 3 or 5.  NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy skills that students are already learning through the school curriculum. Teachers will ensure that students are familiar with the test formats and will provide appropriate support and guidance. Excessive preparation is not useful and can lead to unnecessary anxiety. If you have any questions about your child's preparation for NAPLAN, you are encouraged to make a time to speak with their teacher.

NAPLAN tests are constructed to give students an opportunity to demonstrate skills they have learned over time through the school curriculum, and NAPLAN test days should be treated as just another routine event on the school calendar. The best way you can help your child prepare for NAPLAN is to reassure them that NAPLAN tests are just one part of their school program, and to urge them to simply do the best they can on the day.

Parents or carers may withdraw their child from the tests to address issues such as religious beliefs and philosophical objections to testing. It is recommended that withdrawal be considered in consultation with your child's teacher. Formal notification must be received by me via email ([email protected]) prior to testing.

Cricket

Last Thursday three teams from Year 5 and 6 participated in an Interschool Cricket competition with local primary schools. It was a fantastic day and all teams competed enthusiastically and showed great sportsmanship. A big thank you to Ms Morgan for organising the competition between the schools.

ANZAC Service

The Year 5/6 Magenta class will be conducting our ANZAC service this Thursday morning, 11 April 2019. The choir will also be singing at the service. Class Reps are organising flowers for each of their classes. Please contact your Class Rep to assist with donations.

Fund Raiser Friday

This Friday we will be holding a free dress day for the Perth Children’s Hospital, Radio Lollipop. The gold coin donations will go to Radio Lollipop which is run entirely by donations and helps lift the spirits of sick children in hospital.

From the School Office

  • A mobile phone has been handed into the office on Monday afternoon.  If you are missing a phone, please come and see the ladies in the school office.
  • A friendly reminder that the first day back for Term 2 is Monday 29 April 2019.  Our school development day for Term 2 is Friday 31 May 2019.

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

Visual Art needs your help!

We are looking for donations of leftover wool, fabrics and threads as we are investigating textile arts with Year 1 to 6 students.

We will be sewing, weaving and braiding our wonderful artworks.

Donations can be left in the tub just inside the Art Room.

If you are willing to assist with sewing, please come and see Mrs Mammone before or after school to discuss what times and days suit you best.