Congratulations to Sophie F, Ben L-W, Kaylee P-H and Xziva W, who are our Semester 2 Prefects. I look forward to working with them over the rest of the year. I would also like to acknowledge the work of our outgoing Prefects, Noa A, Evan C, Lucy M, and Jacob P.
As part of our World Wildlife Fundraiser last term, we received some cuddly animals to add to our collection in the library. Thanks to Stella F, Shanel M and Trinity W (pictured below) for assisting in raising over $400 to help with the conservation of endangered animal species.
Important Parking Reminder
With the rainy weather there has been a marked rise in the number of families driving to school. There have been a number of parents who have parked illegally. Please do not park on street corners or in areas that are clearly not designated parking areas. It makes it very dangerous for children and parents who need to cross the street, children in particular are often not visible to drivers when they are moving around parked cars.
Please take the time to park in an appropriate spot. It is better to take your time than risk a tragic accident.
New Fence Update
The new perimeter fence works will commence next week (weather permitting). The old fence will be removed and then the new fence and gates will be installed around the entire school. The work will take approximately 2 weeks.
Farewell to Mr Bridge
It was an emotional farewell at the end of last term, when we said goodbye to Mr Bridge. In the tradition of the Year 6 Leavers, the entire school gathered on the basketball court and Mr Bridge rang our old school bell and said goodbye to every child.
Kyilla Year 5 Clean Up Lake Monger
Our Year 5’s have been busy cleaning up Lake Monger on Sunday 4 July, an initiative suggested by Year 5 student Stella P. The Keep Australia Beautiful Council provided the students with the right equipment to get the job done and they did a fabulous job preserving the environment for the wildlife and making the community cleaner. In the process they have fundraised a whopping $1200 which will go towards the Year 6 Leavers fund for 2022.
Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) testing will take place for all year four students on Wednesday, 4 August at 10:55am. The PEAC Program provides part time extension and enrichment for exceptionally able students in Years 5 and 6.
If you do not wish your child to be included in the PEAC assessment, please notify the school in writing by the end of Week 2 of Term 3 30 July.
Changes have been made to the way in which swimming lessons are scheduled for each school and this means we cannot always guarantee that our swimming lessons will be held at the same time each year. Whilst preferences are given, the decision on when our lessons are scheduled is decided by the Swimming and Water Safety Team who conduct in-term swimming.
We are looking forward to our Faction Athletics Carnival in Week 8 this term. Students are practising hard to make sure they are prepared for the big day.
Due to the current location of the demountable buildings, we do not have access to the jump pits. This means we are unable to have long jump as an event in our carnival this year. We will be working out a selection process for students as well as practice opportunities for their participation in this event at the Interschool Carnival.
Friendology—Unwrapping Your Gifts!
This term we will be looking at activities that you can do at home to help build your child’s self worth. This week the activity focuses on how great your child is and the special gifts that they have that make them who they are: You will need strips of paper and textas for this activity.
- Have your child think about the things that they are good at, their strengths and passions. Have them try to come up with 6-8 and write one quality on each strip.
- While they are writing, take the time to write on strips all the things that YOU think are extraordinary about them as well
- Put the strips in a bag or jar and one at a time pull them out and explain why you wrote that trait down.
- Return them all to the jar and have your child keep it somewhere safe to read through when they need a boost.
From the School Office
- 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@example.com, SMS 0438 931 503 or via Connect before 10am.
- 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.
VacSwim Swimming Lessons
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and summer school holidays.
VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations across WA. Not only is VacSwim a great school holiday activity, it also teaches valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
Your children can start as young as five years old.
Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim