17 June 2021

There’s lots happening as always around the school.

Today the excitement is high for our two edu-dance concerts after lunch from 2.00pm. The exact times are on the web calendar to the right. We are expecting big audiences and the children are ready to go. Pre-primary to year 3 classes will be dancing their hearts out.

Tomorrow morning it’s the Instrumental Music assembly, when we give all our music students the opportunity to perform. It will start at 9.00am and will last about 45 minutes.  Everyone is welcome to come.

Tomorrow afternoon our upper school students take on Brentwood PS at netball, soccer and AFL.  These Friday afternoon interschool games have been fantastic and hugely enjoyable as always. Our teams have been doing really well too.  Spectators are welcome. The final fixture has been switched to Monday, against Booragoon.

Tomorrow night the P&C mums’ night is at the Tradewinds from 7.00pm.  All mums are welcome and 85 have signed up so far so it should be a lot of fun. Class reps have all the information on this – let them know if you’d like to go, it’s just pay as you drink / eat.

Next Friday, 25 June, as I mentioned in my last update, the Moores Gallery will open an art exhibition featuring art works from school students who have entered the Gwenyth Ewens Heritage Art Award. We will have a number of works on display. The opening event is 5.00pm until 7.00pm and all parents are welcome to come to it, however you do need a free opening event ticket which you can get here: free ticket

The exhibition will run from June 26 to July 4 and the public can pop in at any time.

I’ve just signed a deed of licence with Football West to lease our oval next term to run a football skills program for children on a user pays basis. It will be for all ages, one session a week for four weeks, straight after school. It will run from 28 July – 18 August and the link to sign up is on our website here:  football sign up

Also, next term sees the start of cross country season. Our school carnival will be on 27 July and the inter-school on 3 August. Keep an eye on the web calendar for details.

Last week the school received $50,000 from the State Government. You will recall it was committed to by local members of parliament during the 2021 election to support local school communities, under the Minor School Project Funding Program (a symbolic ‘big cheque’ was presented at the centenary fair).  The government has now paid this money directly to schools and we must spend the funds and acquit the project by June 2022.

The money is required to be spent on nature play, so we will start by adding more elements such as a water feature to the play area outside room 0.  The existing area was funded via another government grant obtained by our business manager.  We are keen to finish this area, as it provides a much needed, dedicated and appropriate early childhood space on the main site, which is needed under National Quality Standard guidelines for K-2 education.

Finally, I am thrilled to be able to welcome our new physical education teacher, Rob Thorogood. Rob has undergone an extensive selection process, and offers a wealth of skills, experience and new ideas to take our already great phys ed program to the next level. He will start next term.

Enjoy the concert today,

Lisa Dentith