"Parent Perception Survey"
Wlsfhto Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 8920 0000 Website: http/www.schools.nt.edu.au/malakps Fax: 8920 0011 Principal: Paul Nyhuis Term 3 Week 10 22/10//2008 Season – Dalaiwamila – pre-monsoon storm season Good Afternoon, We’re currently enjoying another great week at Malak Primary School with excellent learning happening in class Rikquishe Wright 4/5/6W was rooms and students adhering to our School Code of presented with his Vice-Captain Conduct. badge at Assembly on 17th October. On Monday you should have received the parent survey information which was sent home with your oldest child. We’ve had a great response so far and ask that all families take a few minutes to complete the survey and return it to school. The students are certainly very supportive given Parent Perception Survey that on the survey being returned they will be issued with a raffle ticket giving them a chance to win a new bike. On Monday 20th October the eldest child in each family attending Malak Primary received I received some exciting news yesterday. Malak School a ‘Parent Perception Survey’ to take home. Council was the runner up winner in the Australian Women’s Weekly Parents and Citizens Award. We were To encourage parents/carers to fill in and however the only school in Australia to be recognised for return the survey, Malak School is raffling a the second year in a row. Many of you will recall that we bike (value $250.00) and each child who won this award in 2007. This is fantastic for our school attends our school has the chance to win. community and a testament to the commitment of our parents and school staff to improve learning outcomes for our students, and truly make Malak a great school. Finally I wanted to communicate to you a number of staffing changes that will take effect on Monday 27 October. Ms Trish Espinoza is taking on a 7 week contract within the Education Department, working as an Education officer. As a result of this and several other whole school priorities Ms Maloney will be coming off class. Ms Maloney will be working on a number of special projects but will continue to support the 5/6 class and the Primary Team. To be eligible for the raffle, the survey forms We welcome for the remainder of the year Mr Robert must be returned to school by Monday 27th Joyce. Mr Joyce will be teaching the year 5/6 class October and each child in that family will replacing Ms Maloney. Mr Joyce is a fantastic teacher and receive a raffle ticket. has already established a positive relationship with The winning ticket will be drawn at our next students at Malak School. assembly on Friday 31st October. Thanks for continuing to support your child’s education at DATES TO REMEMBER Malak School. 31 Oct – Bicycle Raffle Draw Have a great week 31 Oct – Assembly 11 Nov – School Council Meeting 4 Dec – Malak Presentation Evening - 6pm (Sanderson Middle School) Paul Nyhuis 8 Dec – Year 6 Dinner Principal 9 Dec – School Council Meeting Malak School – ‘Learning For Life’ ASSEMBLY 17/10/2008 Mr Nyhuis addressed the assembly with the emphasis “Gotcha” for Term 4 would be ‘Attendance at Malak’ and that We just caught you doing something students need to make a special effort to attend school great at Malak PS! everyday as it was very important for their education. Mr Nyhuis announced that Mrs Sumendra’s 3/4 class sponsored by was this week’s winner with 92% attendance from 8th Oct to 15th Oct and they would receive ‘Pizza’ lunch that day. Tel89412668 “Premium quality ice cream made fresh in store. Ice cream cakes a specialty” Students from class 1/2 Rigby sang ‘Octopus’s Garden’ Leyton Mertin , Bee Allen, Mae Ganambarr, surrounded by their underwater garden that they Riley Mertin, Liam Sims and Tyrone Nona. made in class. 2008 - The University of New South Wales Merit Awards were received by Educational Assessment Australia -Awards Some of our students have been assessed for ICAS STUDENT AWARD CLASS (International Competitions and Assessments for Trey Lucas Literacy Aiden Carr Numeracy Tr/D Schools), and were presented with their Felicity Samson You can do it Certificates by Mr Paul Quinn. Jamie Hudson Literacy Computer Skills: Emily Shackleton Numeracy T/1 B Bailey Crawford You can do it Credit - Vyshnavi Moorthy, Andrew Wilson, Nirupan Moorthy & Tiarnan Rooks-Berryman. Amber Noll Literacy Michael Smith Numeracy 1/2P Students who also participated Sunema Villaflor, Nathan Rose You can do it Nikki Chamberlain, Alana Fleming, Jasper Chelsea Shackleton Literacy Almond-Smith, Stephanie Spillett, Andrew Wilson Teehjay Suphan Numeracy 1 /2 R & Emily Furniss Tevin Da Cruz Soares You can do it Mathematics: Hope Price Literacy Distinction – Vyshnavi Moorthy Brooke McGhee Numeracy 2/3 Ha Dylan Anderson You can do it Credit - Nirupan Moorthy Students who also participated Zak Borges-Nunes, Liam Morris Literacy Tiarnan Rooks-Berryman, Dean Edwards, Shian Punch Numeracy 2/3 Ho Shanice Dos Santos, Emily Furniss & Zachary Ella Fairlie You can do it Kollman. Ethan Ashburton Literacy Angus Brown Numeracy 3/4S Patrick Norman You can do it Latisha Watts Literacy Nicholas Yarran Numeracy 4/5/6 W Kiry McKenzie You can do it Bernice Rickson Literacy Alana Fleming Numeracy 5/6 M Patrick Lewis You can do it Shaun Young Literacy Sara Maxsted Numeracy 5/6/V Nielsenking Dela Cruz You can do it Front Row L to R: Dean Edwards, Tiarnan Rooks- Berryman, Jasper Almond-Smith, Alana Fleming. Back Row L to R: Andrew Wilson, Vyshnavi Moorthy, Nikki Chamberlain, Emily Furniss and Nirupan Moorthy. Malak School – ‘Learning For Life’ Active After-School Communities AASC AFL – Tuesdays Congratulations ST 1 Prize: Jeremy Jefferies (Ticket: C 77 Black) 2nd Prize: Chloe Kollman (Ticket: C 24 Orange) 3rd Prize: Mrs Rakkas (Ticket: C 67 Blue) Harrison Roberts (pictured) is conducting the AFL with the aid of Joey Uddon Malak School Council would like to thank all business’s that donated prizes, and to all the Malak school community that purchased tickets. Money Raised from Raffle: $358.00 Special thanks to Mrs Sharon Freeman for organising the raffle and making the ticket books. We welcome Miss Emily Read, student teacher from Florida, USA who will be assisting Mrs Brown with T/1B class for Term 4 Active After-School Communities A A S C Gymnastics – Thursdays Community Notices Sat 25th Oct- Come and Try Baseball-Tracy Village- 5pm – 7pm Tel 0417993050 Sun 26th Oct – Girl Guides - Darwin Kid’s Expo- Darwin Showgrounds 10am to 4pm Tel 89813628 Sat 8th Nove – Palmeraton Gymnastics Club Tel 0408086639 Traditional Korean Karate Academy – Leanyer & Nightcliff Tel 0416149066 Conducted by gym teacher is Jo Moore Malak School – ‘Learning For Life’ Malak After-School Care Director: Mrs Jane Figg AIMS • Provide quality care in a safe and secure environment. • To help children develop social skills. • Meet the needs of children from different cultural backgrounds. Crafts is exciting activity for everyone Hours of Operation Monday to Friday 2.30pm – 5.30pm Matthew & Amanda Kingham, (MASC staff) distributing afternoon tea. For enrolment enquiries please ring Tel: 89200026 MASC has friendly, caring staff offering a variety of activities for your primary aged children, Malak After School Care operates under the including arts, crafts, sports (AASC), help with Malak School Council. their homework, movies, music and cooking. Employment Opportunities Malak After School Care Casual Worker If you are interested in applying for this position please submit a one page written expression of interest to the Malak School Office by Wednesday 29th October 3.30pm. ♦ Hours of work will be from 1.45pm to 5.45pm Monday to Friday, exact days to be Students enjoying afternoon tea negotiated. School terms only. ♦ Current Police Check will be required. ♦ Pay rates are according to current Child Care Award Please contact Paul Quinn or Denise Gibb on 8920 0000 if you require further information. Malak School Council Cleaner If you are interested in applying for this position please submit a one page written expression of interest plus resume to the Malak School Office Malak School – ‘Learning For Life’ by Wednesday 29th October 3.30pm. ♦ Hours of work will be from 2 pm to 6 pm Monday to Fridays including school Malak School – ‘Learning For Life’