2 September 2021

It’s the DoRKS Fathers’ Day Cafe in the Quad tomorrow from 7.30 am to 8.45 am.  Dads will get free coffee and can join in a handball challenge, giant chess and table tennis.  Let’s hope the rain stays away and we get a big crowd!  Everyone is very warmly invited.

The pre-primary nature play area is finished and is completely gorgeous! The children are very excited and keen to explore the creek, shells, waterfall, bridge and dens.  If you collect any natural objects when you’re about and about we’d love to have them in one of our nature spaces. Things like shells, pinecones, honkey nuts… plus if anyone is artistically inclined and keen to make natural decorations to hang from our trees please go ahead. Thank you to the person who made a beautiful star and hung it up overnight!

We have a couple of things happening next week:

The P&C is meeting on Tuesday 7th at 7pm in the library. They are trying an evening meeting to accommodate those who are at work during the day. Everyone’s invited along.  Also, the P&C says that the issues with purchases on TidyHQ have been resolved so anyone wishing to purchase merchandise, including the Centenary Bricks may now do so!

Our Talent Quest final is on Friday at 9.00am. The student council is in the process of narrowing down dozens of auditions to just twenty final acts. Not easy!

Kindy will have a visit from Farmyard on Wheels; and some of our year 6 leaders are heading to the Town of East Fremantle with me to meet with the Town Council.

Looking ahead, our next major event is the athletics carnival on the 15th September. This will involve all of P-6 and be all day at Gil Fraser Reserve in North Fremantle.  Parents may transport their own child to and from the event or can book their child a seat on the free bus we have organised. Please can you complete and return/email us the permission slip so that we can lock in everyone’s travel arrangements.  With 400 children, this is huge, so I’d really appreciate you doing this asap.  Transport slip and programme of events. 

Year 6 parents will organise refreshments on the day and everyone is invited to spectate and cheer our athletes along.

Field events for years 3-6 will be at school on 13 September. Many thanks to local supplier Hanson for donating lots of white sand to rejuvenate our jump pits in readiness.  They look great!

Regarding 2022 enrolments, all in-area kindergarten applications have been accommodated in three classes. There’s quite a waiting list comprising out-of-area children (most of whom have plans to move into the zone later in the year) and those who missed the closing date.

For those currently in kindy who wish to apply for pre-primary 2022, there will be a form to fill in next term.  It’s a one pager and you’ll need to attach proof of residence to show you will still be living in the intake zone in 2022. Kate will give these forms out early in November.

The year 4-6 swimming permission letter is here:  swimming note.  Thanks for getting this back to teachers before the end of this term. Swimming starts in week 1 next term.

Finally thank you so much for all the kind messages I have received in the last week. There have been 1956 hits on that blog, which is a bit mind-boggling! I sincerely appreciate everyone’s support, interest and positive mindset. The position will be advertised widely by the Education Department in the coming weeks.

Looking forward to the rest of term, it looks like it will be fantastic!

Lisa Dentith

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