MAIDA VALE PRIMARY SCHOOL Phone: 9454 5260 Fax: 9454 5206 School Security: 9264 4771 Email: MaidaVale.PS@det.wa.edu.au Web: http://www.maidavaleps.det.wa.edu.au MISSION STATEMENT Our school is committed to assisting each child: reach his/her potential, both as an individual and as a member of society. develop to potential intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally to operate in a constantly changing society as an educated, thoughtful and caring person. NEWSLETTER 7 Term 2 : Week 3 15 MAY 2009 Dear Readers BUILDING THE EDUCATION Western Australian Primary DATES TO REMEMBER REVOLUTION (BER) Principal’s Association (WAPPA) I am delighted to advise that will be holding, as part of the 19th May Uniform Shop Maida Vale Primary School has WAPPA Conference for 2009, a 20th May School Camp been successful in Round 1 of the parent evening with a presentation 28th May Circus Incursion K-7 29th May Assembly Room 6 Federal Government’s funding from Jason Clarke who will speak Australia’s Biggest through the Building the Education on helping to unlock your child’s Morning Tea Revolution (BER) capital works creativity. 1st June Foundation Day Public program. In the following months, Jason has developed and taught Holiday building will commence on a new courses in Innovation, Logic and Early Childhood 3 classroom Problem Solving for two of 6.30pm in the Perth Modern School structure for Kindy and Pre- Australia’s Business Schools and auditorium and is a repeat of the very Primary and also a new Multi the Australian Graduate School of popular sessions conducted in purpose Art and Music Room (2 Entrepreneurship. February this year. Please see the classes). Needless to say, we are This event Promises to be an contact person below for more all excited and you will be kept up outstanding learning opportunity for information. to date with regular progress parents and registration forms are Chris Kane reports. Plans of the buildings can available from the front office. T: 9380 0503 be viewed on the P&C noticeboard Information posters are also on the F: 9380 0550 in the junior courtyard outside P&C noticeboard. M: 0432 757 956 room 3. E: email@example.com MOTHERS DAY STALL – P&C W: firstname.lastname@example.org YEAR 7 CAMP Thank you to the P&C for running We would like to wish all our Year the Mothers Day stall last week. REVIEW OF CHILDREN’S CROSSING – MAIDA VALE 7’s good luck on their Thanks to all the P&C ladies who camp. A variety of assisted and to the Student Kalamunda Road near Priory enjoyable experiences Councillors who also helped out in Road #182 Please be advised that the above have been planned, so selling items. We hope all mums children’s crossing is currently being a busy three days is expected. enjoyed their special gifts. The P&C reviewed by the Children’s Crossing Final camp balances are now due. raised $795.77. Well done. and Road Safety Committee. Please speak to Mr McIlwraith or In order to complete the review two Mrs Govers if you have any PERTH MODERN SCHOOL sets of surveys (x2 AM and x2 PM) queries. Students need to be at INFORMATION EVENING will be conducted at the location school by 8.30am on Wednesday Perth Modern School will be along with a site assessment. I have May 20th and must report room 11. holding an information evening for parents and their children in Years 4 been asked by the authority to encourage student pedestrians to RAISING 21ST CENTURY to 7 who are interested in applying for entry into this academically utilise the facility so that a true MINDS picture of the school community’s On Wednesday, 10th June at the selective school. The session is Burswood Function Centre, the being held on Monday 25 May at needs may be gathered. On completion of the review a AUSSIE OF THE MONTH WA GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS report will be forwarded to the Well done to the Aussie MUSIC SOCIETY Children’s Crossing and Road of the Month recipient Our school will be Safety Committee for their Nancy Intum. performing at the consideration and Congratulations! Festival Concert at recommendations. Burswood Theatre on Please note all Children’s INTERM SWIMMING Monday 3rd August. Crossings are to be reviewed by Swimming lessons will All monies for tickets must be paid the end of 2010. be held week 7 & 8, 8th – by the 29th May for choir family 19th June for years 4-7 members. There is currently a limit NAPLAN TESTING at Swan Aquatic Centre of 2 tickets per member, however This week students in year 3, 5 & Midvale. Information and there will be a waiting list at the front 7 sat the NAPLAN (Literacy & permission notes have been sent office for those wishing to purchase Numeracy) tests. These results home. round 2 tickets. provide an important measure of Ticket prices: how all Australian students are UNIVERSITY OF NSW Adult $20.00 performing in Literacy and COMPETITIONS Concessions $15.00 Numeracy. Maida Vale will be participating in Child $10.00 A NAPLAN report will be issued the University of NSW by your school later in the year. Competitions for 2009. If your VOLUNTARY The same report format is used for child is interested in participating CONTRIBUTIONS every student in Australia. The (Years 3-7) please send the correct Thank you to those who have already school will notify you when the money to your class teacher. Please paid their Voluntary Contributions. reports are being sent home. If you pay by the due dates indicated They contribute greatly to the do not receive a report, contact the below: school’s resources and money gained school. Your child’s results are is shared among the learning areas Subject Sitting Payment Cost strictly confidential. The report is Date Date for the benefit of all of our students. only one aspect of the school’s Spelling 23rd 22nd $8.00 If you are unsure as to whether you assessment and reporting process, June May have paid your voluntary and does not replace the more Writing 23rd 22nd $11.00 contributions, please contact the extensive and informed judgments June May office. Thank you. made about your child by teachers. English 4th 26th $6.00 Aug June RESILIENCY ROBBERS HONOUR CERTIFICATES Math 19th 26th $6.00 The following is from an article by Congratulations to the Aug June Michael Grose of Parenting ideas. following students who were www.parentingideas.com.au presented with honour certificates Clearly label your envelope with at the school assembly on Friday, your child’s name, amount enclosed All parents have the best of intentions May 8th. and competition entered. when raising kids. Wanting what is best for kids can cause parents to Pre Tyson Noel make decisions that are not always in Primary Kayla Tunnicliffe ENROLMENT OF NEW their (children’s) long-term best Room 1 Jy Garbin STUDENTS FOR 2010 interests. Ellaina Kane Applications for enrolments If you buy the line that the promotion Room 2 Ashlee Simmons of students entering of resilience is in the best interests of D’Arcy Steer Kindergarten, Pre- kids then check out the following Room 4 Hope Joseph primary, Year 1 and common parenting mistakes that Ellie odd Year 8 or changing schools in the reduce children’s resilience. Room 5 Chloe Grech 2010 school year should be made by Nicholas Harding Friday 24 July 2009. An Robber # 3: Room 6 Khayla Elliott Kelsie Huisman advertisement will be placed in The Give kids too much voice Room 7 Jasmine Conley Sunday Times on Sunday 14 June In this era of giving children a voice Lleyton Dunne 2009 and a reminder placed in The it is easy to go overboard and allow Room 8 Blake Kulker Sunday Times on Sunday 19 July them too much of a say in what Jade Lawrence 2009. As schools are closed between happens to them. Kids often take the Room 10 Jamie Congerton Saturday 4 July and Sunday 19 July easy option to avoid hard or Nancy Intum 2009, parents/persons responsible unpleasant situations. Roo 11 Bobby Dhillon should be encouraged to submit Resilience notion # 3: Make Jonathan Lewis their application before the end of decisions for kids and expect SAER Shannon McCoull Semester 1. them to adjust and cope. LOTE Shannon Brunalli Connor Rogers Published by Michael Grose Presentations. All absences must be explained in 30 per cent in the past two decades SPECIALIST PROGRAMS writing. Please send a written and with your help the Cancer Specialist programs are available explanation to your child's teacher as Council can continue their progress. at 45 public secondary schools soon as possible after the absence. from Year 8. With 95 programs to Student’s are expected to attend The morning tea will be held from every day unless sick etc. choose from, your child has the 9am – 11am on Friday 29th May opportunity to follow their passion near the Undercover Area. Appointments and explore their area of interest. If children are to be collected during ** Helpers are needed for the From aviation to agriculture, school time they must be signed out morning and also anyone who would surfing to science, there is a at the office prior to collecting them like to bring along a plate of goodies program just right for your child. from class. They must also be signed is more than welcome. A roster for Specialist programs are ideal for back in if they are returned during both is available in the canteen to put children who want to develop the day. your name down. knowledge and abilities that will allow them to really excel. And Uniforms We strongly encourage the wearing CANTEEN ROSTER they have access to specialist of school uniforms. The P&C sell teachers who are experienced at new and recycled uniforms. Our bringing out their best. school supports the Cancer Week 4 Week 5 The programs available are: Foundation's recommendations and Academic and Applied operates a "No hat - No play" policy. Mon. 18th May Mon 25th May Arts Linda Jones Julie Kinley Sports Early Arrivals Kath Turley The website link below will take All students arriving at you to these programs: school prior to 8.30am must Wed. 20th May Wed 27h May http://det.wa.edu.au/specialistprogram be seated in the courtyard for safety Jane Clayton Danielle Farthing s/detcms/portal/ and supervisory reasons. Isabella Shaw Maureen Farthing SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT Contact Details DAYS Please ensure the school has current Fri. 22nd May Fri. 29th May Elise Martin Alison Keene In 2009, school development days are as information regarding address, phone Connie Zlaman Maureen Farthing follows: contact numbers, medical conditions, Fiona Michaelson • One day for teachers on Monday, 20 custody advices, etc at all times. It is Maureen Farthing July. This means students’ return to school particularly important that emergency for the start of Term 3 on Tuesday, 21 contact numbers are current. If unsure July. Thank you for your support. • One day for teachers on Monday, 12 please contact the office (phone 9454 October. This means students’ return to 5260) to check admission details. Donna school for Term 4 on Tuesday, 13 October. CANTEEN NEWS P & C NEWS • One day for teachers on Friday, 18 December. Students finish on Thursday, 17 Hi Everyone SCHOOL BANKING December. School Banking will again be held this year. 2009 TERM DATES It will operate in the Art For Students Room on assembly days between 8.40 and 9.00 am. The school Term 2 Wed 29 April – Fri 3 July receives a 5% commission on each Term 3 *** A DATE TO PUT IN THE deposit made, and $5 for each new Tue 21 July – Fri 25 September DIARY *** child signed up. Term 4 FRIDAY 29TH MAY 2009 If you are interested in school Tue 13 October – Thur 17 December “Australia’s BIGGEST Morning banking please see Angela Trimboli Tea” or Denice Egan in the office INFORMATION FOR NEW The P & C invites all friends, family PARENTS AND FRIENDLY and colleagues to give a donation UNIFORM SHOP REMINDERS and share a cuppa to support the The uniform shop will be open every Siren Times fight against cancer. 1 in 2 men and Tuesday from 2.30 to 3.15pm. School Day Commences: 8.50am 1 in 3 women will develop cancer Many thanks (8.40am at Casuarina Rd Kindy) before the age of 85. An estimated Fiona and Connie Morning Recess: 10.25– 10.45am 111,000 new cases of cancer will be Lunch: 12.15 – 12.55pm diagnosed in Australia in 2009. End of the Day: 3.00pm (2.50pm at Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Casuarina Rd Kindy) COMMUNITY NEWS helps to raise funds and awareness Items appearing in the community in the fight against cancer. The news section are not necessarily Absences survival rate for many common endorsed by Maida Vale Primary cancers has increased by more than School or the school community. Parents are welcome to stay at the It is information that has been sent Morley Sport & Recreation Centre by local community groups throughout the day. wishing to advertise their services Don’t hesitate to contact the school if Netball Specialist Program you have any further queries about the and/or are of possible general Year 8 for 2010 Trial Day. interest. Trials Days We look forward to meeting you all. Thursday 11 June 2009 Diane Papas Parenting WA Programs Thursday 18 June 2009 Netball Coordinator for Term 2 John Forrest Senior High School a 9351 8266 Department of Education and Training Research: Parent’s Interest in Building Brains – learning the endorsed program. Students who are Parenting Programs importance of early brain interested in improving their netball The Parenting and Family Support development game and learning about the different Centre (PFSC) at the University of Tuesday 26th May 9.30- aspects of training, umpiring and Queensland are currently conducting 11.30am coaching netball will be well suited to research into parents’ thoughts and this course. interest in participating in parenting Protective Parenting Information For details and a registration form programs. We are looking for parents Session – Teach your children please contact: with a child aged 2-10 to complete a important personal safety strategies Lynn McPherson on T: 9473 4035 or survey based study and watch a short Tuesday 2nd June 10-11am E: video about Triple P. email@example.com The study is available online at: 1-2-3 Magic – Learn effective https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/engagement. discipline techniques for children 2-12 Choose Netball as a Full Time Alternatively if you reside in the years Subject at John Forrest Senior High Brisbane metropolitan area, you can 3 week course, 15th, 22nd, & 29th June School complete the study at PFSC by 6.30-9pm Specialist Netball Program contacting Faye Nitschke (Email: (Endorsed by The Department of firstname.lastname@example.org Brookman House: Education and Training) or Ph: 3365 7307). 25 Brookman Ave, Langford YEAR 8 ENROLMENT - 2010 How to talk so kids will listen Background: Forrestfield Soccer 4 week course 4th, 11th, 18th &25th Students from metropolitan and country Forrestfield United Soccer Club has June areas enrol full time in a comprehensive limited places available in the following Bookings: 9472 9144 (CLAN WA) Netball Program from Years 8-12. age groups: Family Rhyme Time: Babies session Course Description - 15 / 16 / 17 girls In Lower School the four hour per Nurturing the parent/child relationship week course covers a range of training, 11 boys through rhymes & songs. development and coaching by specialist Ladies team Bookings : 9351 8266 coaches. For further information, please contact Parents and students will be notified Heinz on 0405 462 492. Additive Alert whether or not they have been selected Information evening enabling parents by mail early in third term. to make informed choices about the Kalamunda Community and Parents will need to contact John Cultural Centre Community food they feed themselves and their Forrest Senior High School in order to families proceed with enrolment procedures. Consultation Workshop Thursday 21st May, 8-9pm You are invited to have your say on Bookings: 9351 8266 John Forrest Senior High School the draft designs of the Kalamunda Netball Trials Community and Cultural Centre. For information on various Morley Sport & Recreation Centre Find out about the new centre. Ask Playgroups available during school Year 8 in 2010 questions. Give input. Make it a part terms phone the Parenting Line on Trial Day 1- 11 June 2009 of our Community. 6279 1200. Trial Day 2 – 18 June 2009 Workshop Dates and Times: (Applications close: Tuesday 19th May at 6.30pm @ Shire Foothills Netball Monday, 8 June 2009) Foothills netball association is of Kalamunda Administration The Netball Trials for the John Forrest currently undertaking a Wednesday 20th May at 6.30pm @ Senior High School Netball Course will new programme to be held on Thursday, 11 June and Woodlupine Family and Community introduce year 1 and 2 Thursday, 18 June 2009 at the Morley Centre. to netball (girls and Sport & Recreation Centre, Wellington To RSVP please contact the Shire of boys). There is no need Road, Morley (9375 3529), beginning at Kalamunda on 9257 9955 for players to be in teams – individual 9.00am. registration fee of $30.00. The programme commences at 10am on Students will need to: Saturday mornings at Foothills • Wear appropriate sports clothing and Netball courts, corner of Midland and footwear. Ridge Hill Roads Maida Vale • Bring Lunch, snacks and water bottle. (opposite Hawk Valley Golf Course). • Be responsible for all personal items. For further information contact Kerry Randell on 0403 917 989.