As construction on the new building will begin half way through 2021, the current Early Childhood transportable classrooms will need to be relocated. This will occur over the Christmas holidays. The transportable classrooms will be shifted to the grassed area near the senior playground.
Class Placements for 2021
Teachers are currently working on class lists for next year. We received a number of requests from parents. Please be mindful that we are not always able to meet parent requests as there are many factors involved when we are putting classes together, and all children must be considered. Classes are balanced in terms of academic, social/emotional and behavioural factors. Class lists will be released via email on Monday 14December at 4pm.
Twilight Concert and After Party
A Twilight Concert will be held on Friday 11 December at 5pm. Each year level from Pre-primary to 6 will perform an item and Book Awards for Year 1 to 5 students will be presented. This will be held on the stage outside Year 2 Aqua. Families can bring their own seating on chairs or rugs. This is a formal event so children will sit with their class. This is an alcohol free event.
Once the formal proceedings are over families are welcome to stay, have a picnic and alcohol. This will be the “P&C After Party”. The P&C will have their usual raffles and Santa will make an appearance.
Last Day of School
As staff will be involved in relocating the contents of the Early Childhood classes to the Undercover Area in the last few days of school, and also as a result of social distancing requirements, we will not be able to hold “Kyilla’s Got Talent” this year.
As part of our Positive Behaviour Support program each class is working towards earning points that will result in a whole-school cinema event. We will be turning classrooms into movie cinemas. Children in classes that have been following our school expectations will be able to choose from a range of movies on offer and watch that movie with their friends.
Open Board Meeting
Parents and carers are welcome to attend the Board Meeting on Thursday 3rd December at 4pm. Due to social distancing restrictions please make sure that you contact the front office on 9216 3300 if you would like to attend.
Positive Behaviour Support
We show RESPECT We are RESPONSIBLE We are GOOD CITIZENS We CHALLENGE OURSELVES
This fortnight our focus is:
use manners and have a kind tone of voice.
To acknowledge students following our behaviour expectations, classes are working towards a whole school celebration on the last day of school. Each class is collecting points for following each expectation – showing RESPECT, being RESPONSIBLE, being GOOD CITIZENS and CHALLENGING OURSELVES. Congratulations to Year 2 Aqua, Year 4/5 Cyan, Year 3 Emerald, Year 3 Indigo and Year 1 Orange who have already reached their target.
Massed Choir Festival – A Celebration of Song
On Thursday the 19th November, the Kyilla Primary School Choir attended the Massed Choir Festival’s modified event in the forecourt of the Perth Concert Hall.
After learning lyrics and choreography throughout the year we were finally able to join with around 1500 other singers in a 'Celebration of Song'.
Our students performed with enthusiasm and pride, representing Kyilla Primary School well.
We thank our volunteers and helpers Tanya, Carmel and Teya as well as the teachers: Ms Smith, Mr Bridge, Ms Wright, Ms Thorn, Ms Lewis and Mrs Brandon for their help and guidance on the day.
We were also proud to have Riana D chosen as one of the few soloists singing on the day. It was a fun conclusion to the year and we were glad for the opportunity to participate with other choirs and hear the final product.
A FREE production of the event will be available to all students in the next few weeks.
Talk Soon, Talk Often
Over the past 2 weeks, Students in Years 5 & 6 have learning about Growth and Development. We know that talking to our students about sexual matters is important, and that it is not a “one conversation, one time” event. Starting from an early age, there are lots of opportunities to chat, ask questions and revisit conversations so that your children know that this is a subject they can discuss with you. It is also important that you continue to monitor their online presence and activity so that you can address any misconceptions as they come up, and ensure that they remain safe online. The Department of Health has published a fantastic resource about sex and sexuality “Talk Soon, Talk Often” which supports caregivers in their role as their child’s primary sex educators. Some useful tips can be found:
From the classrooms
Year 3 Indigo and Emerald are the proud designers and painters of the Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo mural located on the wall facing Year 3 Indigo's classroom.
Over several weeks, the students learnt about Melski McVee, a local mural artist and her techniques and processes. They planned their work by taking photographs of flora and fauna and then drew their images. They used light-tables supplied by Mrs Mammone to improve the outlines of their amazing drawings. Once this was completed, they added colour. In Art, sections of various student artworks were added to the overall design of the mural. Once this was selected and decided on, Mrs Casilli, Ms Hearle and Mrs Mammone began the surface preparation and mixed paint colours.
The students spent a total of four art sessions, proudly painting in their colours.
We think the work looks totally fabulous and so does Melski McVee. She wrote,
"Oh wow! That is gorgeous! They should be really proud of their work - they are definitely artists in the making!
And of course I would love to receive their letters. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of the process “.
From the School Office
- An updated Term 4 Planner is now available on the website.
- A friendly reminder if your child is unwell or will be late, please advise the school office by submitting an absentee via the website, email to [email protected] or SMS 0438 931 503 before 10am.
- Please advise the front office if your child will not be returning to Kyilla PS in 2021.
A friendly reminder that if you need to enter the school grounds during 8.45am—2.55pm to either volunteer in the canteen, drop off your child’s lunch or visit a teacher for a meeting you must enter through our Front Office and sign in.
Come and Visit Bee Bird at the Farmers’ Markets
Saskia and Sophie are holding a stall at the Kyilla Markets this Saturday, selling their beautiful creations they have been working on all year!
Head on down to the markets and support the girls. They would love to see some familiar faces!
Support our Year 5’s at the “Young Makers Christmas Market” and donating towards Christmas Hamper for the end of year.
Our Year 5’s will be holding a Brekkie Stall at the Young Makers Christmas Market on Sunday 6 December from 8.30-11.30am. Head on down and support your fellow peers.
A friendly reminder that the Year 5’s are also collecting donations for their hamper raffle . These donation can be dropped off at the school office.