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					            A m a r o o                          U p d a t e
9 t h   D e c e m b e r   2 0 0 9                    N u m b e r    2 0
Principal      Colin Chisholm                        Jones St
Phone          (08) 9734 1777                        COLLIE WA      6225
Fax            (08) 9734 4949                        Kindy          (08) 9734 3452
Email          Amaroo.PS@det.wa.edu.au               Koolbardi      (08) 9734 2957
Web Page       http://www.amaroo.wa.edu.au           Canteen        (08) 9734 5677
                                    “No Child Left Behind”


Dear Parents and Community Members,              CERTIFICATES OF
                                                 RECOGNITION
CHANGE OF SCHOOL TIMES
Next year there is to be a slight change of      Each year awards are presented to people
times for our school. Instead of finishing at    who have supported Amaroo in a significant
3:10pm, as has been the case, the school day     way. If you know of a person who should be
will be finishing at 3:00pm. All other times     nominated for an award, please fill out the
will stay the same. The change is necessary as   nomination form attached and return to the
we have found that our day has been 10           school by Thursday, 10th December.
minutes too long. The length of the school day   The presentation of certificates to recipients
is determined by Central Office policy and       will take place at our Christmas/Awards
applies to all public schools in WA. Both the    Assembly on Thursday, 17th December 2009.
School Council and P&C have endorsed the
                                                 The School Council will make up the Selection
necessary changes. School Bus Services are
                                                 Committee to decide the recipients of
coordinating any necessary changes in bus
                                                 these Certificates.
times and you will be informed by your
current bus run contractor when these            A copy of the nomination form is on the
changes have been finalised. These changes       last page of this weeks Newsletter
will come into effect at the                     Update.
beginning of 2010. If you have
any queries please contact me                    ASSEMBLY
at the school office.                            Our Citizenship and Certificates of
                                                 Recognition awards assembly will be held
Colin Chisholm                                   next week, Thursday, 17th December
Principal                                        commencing at 9.00am. This will be our final
                                                 assembly for the year. Our Christmas Concert
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY                             and Play will be held straight after the
7th December to 17th December                    assembly.
                Interm Swimming PP-Yr6
                                                 Parents and friends are most welcome to
11  th December Year 7 Graduation
                                                 come along. Please remember to turn off your
14  th December School Council Meeting
                                                 mobile phones and listen carefully at all
                P&C Meeting 7:30pm bring a
                                                 times.
                plate for supper.
15  th December Year 7 Excursion                 DEPUTY NEWS
17  th December Christmas/Awards Assembly        Students in Years 1-7 are thoroughly enjoying
                Year 7 Water Fun Day             their swimming lessons, which started this
                Last Day of Term                 week and will continue until the end of term.
1 st February   First Day Term 1 2010

The newsletter is available on the website       Congratulations to our Year 7 students who
www.amaroo.wa.edu.au.                            graduate from Amaroo Primary School this

                                Amaroo Primary School
                             Celebrating Over 50 Years Of
                                  Quality Education
Friday. I, along with the other members of             •   When is it the most difficult to be
staff who are able to attend, am looking                   honest?
forward to helping them celebrate this                 •   Name a time you practiced honesty?
milestone!                                             •   How do you feel when someone
                                                           exaggerates?
AFTER SCHOOL – DUTY OF CARE                            •   Why do we want to impress others by
It has recently come to our attention that                 exaggerating?
students are waiting for parents, who are              •   What would it feel like to always tell
unavoidably detained, outside of the school                the truth and keep our word?
grounds, without supervision. This poses a             •   How does honesty help friendship to
real safety concern.                                       grow strong?
                                                       •   Why is it important to be honest?
Please remind your child/ren that if they are
waiting for you and you are running late, they     Quotable Quotes –
are to return to the front office where they can   “Every man takes care that his neighbour shall not
be kept safe, until you arrive. Thank you.         cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care
                                                   that he does not cheat his neighbour. Then all goes
SCHOOL of INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
                                                   well.”
(S.I.M.S)
                                                   Ralph Waldo Emerson
Recently, all Year 5 students sat a Musical
Aptitude test to establish whether they were       “If each before his own door swept, the village
eligible or not to partake in instrumental         would be clean.”
music lessons next year.                           Scottish proverb
Those students who were short listed met           “Honesty is contagious, just like dishonesty is
with Wendy Armstrong, the S.I.M.S teacher,         contagious. We need more honesty in the world.”
on Monday for further assessment.                  Anne Wilson Schaef
Expression of Interest letters will be sent to     “To dream of the person you would like to be is to
selected students during week 1, term 1, 2010.     waste the person you are.”
                                                   Anonymous
If you have any queries about this process,
please feel free to come and see me.               Wishing you all a very pleasant week ☺
YOU CAN DO IT
                                                   Sarah Dunbar-Stuart
Junior primary students are continuing with
                                                   Deputy Principal (Pastoral Care)
Persistence until the end of term.
Phrases they are learning are; Ready! Set! Go!     LIBRARY NEWS
and I can do it!                                   If you have any long outstanding books
VIRTUES                                            please make a concerted effort to look for
The Virtue for December is HONESTY. This           these books and return to the Library. All
links with the You Can Do It Key to Success,       books will need to be returned by the end of
Getting Along.                                     this term.

The fridge poster explaining this Virtue is        Kelly Fox
attached.                                          Library Officer

The following are some questions that can
help you guide your discussion, when
discussing this virtue at home:

                                 Amaroo Primary School
                              Celebrating Over 50 Years Of
                                   Quality Education
AMAROO DENTAL THERAPY                            Jewellery
Temporary Closure                                At the front office a number of
The Amaroo Dental Therapy Centre will be         jewellery items have been
closed during the Christmas period from          handed in, if you have lost any
Monday, 21st December 2009 to Tuesday, 2nd       jewellery and can describe the
February 2010.                                   item you have lost, please
                                                 come to the front office
For Emergencies, please contact:
                                                 COMMUNITY NEWS
    • Your private dentist,
                                                 AMAROO PLAYGROUP 2010
    • Mt Henry Dental Therapy Centre, 43
                                                 The Amaroo Playgroup will be held again in
      Mt Henry Road, Como 9313 0555
                                                 2010. At this stage we will run one session
      between 21st December 2009 and 25th
                                                 from 9:00 – 11:00am every Friday during term
      January 2010, or
                                                 at Koolbardi Kindy. If you have attended this
    • Oral Health Centre of WA, eligibility
                                                 year and would like to continue to attend next
      criteria apply, 9346 4400.
                                                 year, please let Taryn Battista or Wendy Old
First Term 2010                                  know. If you would like to enrol your
The Amaroo Dental Therapy Centre will be         child/ren for 2010 please contact the Amaroo
closed Mondays and Friday’s of first term        Office.
2010. The clinic will remain open Tuesday’s,
Wednesday’s      and    Thursday’s.     For      Taryn Battista
emergencies please contact:-                     Coordinator
    • Your private dentist, or
    • South Bunbury Dental Therapy Centre
        9721 1497.

CANTEEN NEWS                                     KEEP SAFE THIS SUMMER!
Term Four                                        Summer is here! Do you know how to be safe
Canteen phone number is 9734 5677.               around the water…? Here are some tips -

Thursday      10th Dec     Sonia Marshall        1. Always go swimming with mum, dad or a
Friday        11th Dec     Cherie Snelgar           trusted adult.
Monday        14th Dec     Lorraine Bentley      2. Look after your friends when playing near
Tuesday       15th Dec     Nicole Kostezky          the pool.
Wednesday     16th Dec     Kylie Helgesen        3. Always check for hidden dangers in the
                                                    water such as weeds, sticks and fast
Thursday      17th Dec     Sonia Marshall
                                                    moving water.
UNIFORM SHOP                                     4. Have fun at the pool and always follow
Our uniform shop will operate on Thursday           the rules.
and Friday mornings from 8:45am to 9:30am.       5. Stay SunSmart – always Slip, Slop, Slap
                                                    and Wrap!
LOST PROPERTY                                    6. HAVE FUN and enjoy the water!
Clothing
All clothing lost property                       Have a great Christmas break and a safe
will be placed on the stage in                   summer!
the under cover area after
                                                       For more information visit
next Thursday’s Assembly.
                                                       www.lifesavingwa.com.au
Please come and collect any
lost property at this time.

                                    Amaroo Primary School
                                 Celebrating Over 50 Years Of
                                      Quality Education
                                                          Nomination Form
                                                   Certificates of Recognition 2009
CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION
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To be presented at the Assembly Thursday, 17 December 2009 at 9am

I wish to nominate the following for Certificates of Recognition

            (a)          Name.........................................................................

Brief Resume of Reason:

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            (b)          Name.......................................................................

Brief Resume of Reason
.....................................................................................................................................................................

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            (c)          Name.........................................................................

Brief Resume of Reason
....................................................................................................................................................................

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Name of Nominating Person_______________________________________

Signature______________________________________________________

During the past years, the following have received Certificates of Recognition.
2000 Roseanne Halligan, Sue Bartley, Jeff Needham, Bob Bartley, Mario Skoda, Lyn Tooke
2001 Dawn Ugle, Ray Mitchell, Denise Aitken, Julie Stiles, Charlie Serravite
2002 Kay Hanrahan, Donna Gardiner, Stuart Noack, Vic Murray, Robyn Gillies, Michael Wild, Lesley
        Simmonds
2003 Judith Davidson, Colin Giblett, Bob Cherry, Sharon Varis, Helen Dalton
2004 Debra Martin, Francine Giblett, Yvonne Biffin, Greg Biffin, Jemma Giblett,
        Glenda Kammann, Dianne Mann, Nicole Broomhead
2005 Donna Gardiner, Sue Cherry, Juliet Wrobel, Sarah Godenzi, Estelle Howells
2006 Andrew Turanga, Trish Meissner, Troy Sheppard, Keith Old
2007 Caroline Fitzgerald
2008 Sonia Marshall
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Return by – Thursday, 10 December 2009.




                                                         Amaroo Primary School
                                                      Celebrating Over 50 Years Of
                                                           Quality Education

				
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