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Phone: 9454 5260
Fax:   9454 5206
School Security: 9264 4771

   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:
                                             MOTHERS DAY STALL – P&C                      W:
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
                                                                                          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                                           
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
                                                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          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
   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
                                              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.
                                           The study is available online at:
1-2-3 Magic – Learn effective                                              
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
          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.