9 September 2021

It’s athletics, athletics, athletics here this week with our carnival coming up next Wednesday at Gil Fraser Reserve in North Fremantle.

Remember that you have the option to drive your child to and from the event or can book them a seat on the free bus. Teachers need your permission slips in this week please so we can get transport sorted out and children organised into events. With 400 children attending it’s a big job! Of course, as always, everyone is warmly invited to spectate.

Children should know which events they are in and the program and transport permission slip are here: Athletics information.  Year 6 parents will organise a large range of refreshments on the day.

Field events for years 3-6 will be at school on Monday and teachers are seeking volunteers to help with measuring. It’d be great if you could contact them to offer any assistance.

Congratulations to Maddie who has made the WA touch football team; and to Noah who just won $1000 in a story competition.  Talented kids!

Thanks to everyone who has sent the year 4-6 swimming note back ready for week 1 next term. Junior swimming is not until November. We run them separately as its logistically such a lot of children to transport to Fremantle twice a day for a fortnight.

Naplan reports have been posted to year 3 and 5 parents and should be with you soon.

Yesterday I had a great morning with some of our year 6 leaders at the Town of East Fremantle meeting the Mayor and CEO.  We’re hoping to make this a regular event.

On the dogs front, signs have now gone up as previously mentioned in a couple of blogs. They are to remind people that dogs aren’t permitted on the site, following increasing parental concerns around child safety.

Most people will know I’m a passionate dog lover and am always out and about with my dogs, so I fully empathise with dog walkers. But there are quite a few designated dog exercise areas in our town and in neighbouring towns that we can use, and the school hasn’t ever been on this official list.  The school is private property, belonging to the Education Department, and as you can imagine the primary focus has to be on children and their health and safety.  As principal I must take all measures I can to manage this.  My impression is that everyone understands this, and I thank you for your cooperation.

Finally, Mr T and I have just finished a technical walk through with the last twenty acts in the much-loved Richmond’s got Talent competition and it looks like a diverse and entertaining bunch as usual. The final is tomorrow at 9.00am, run by the Student Council. Well done to the dozens of acts who auditioned!

Have a great weekend,

Lisa Dentith

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