Kiss & Drop!

Hi Everyone

From tomorrow morning (Friday), we will have a ‘Kiss and Drop’ at the classroom door as we will be starting to put up work for Open Night. Please say your goodbyes at the door and do not enter the classroom. This will be in place until Open Night where you will be able to come in and see your child’s work for the term.

Thank you!

Kate 🙂

Week 9 Update!

Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Just a few things to let you know about for this coming week.

We have no Music today as Mrs V needed to use our class time for her Junior Lunchtime Concert that is happening today. Instead we will have Music on Thursday morning, first thing.

On Thursday, there will be no Library session as Mr Paparone needed to use this time to help him organise the Yr 3-6 Athletics Carnival which is on Friday. Therefore there will be no borrowing of books this week. It will be back to normal next week and the kids will be able to borrow a new book in time for the school holidays.

Lastly, this Friday please return all Home Reading Books. There will be no books handed out next week as the Home Reading Trolley will be returned to the Library over the holidays. Home Reading Books will start again in Week 2 of next term.

Next week is going to be a busy end of the term week too:

  • Mon/Tues – Author visit for Book Week
  • Wednesday – Open Night (evening)
  • Thursday – Grey Progress Folders go home
  • Friday – Book Week Dress Up

Have a great week!

Kate 🙂

Week 8!

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a great weekend! The weather has been wonderful.. but i’m not sure how long that will last!!

Thank you to all the Dads/Mums who could make our Father’s Day morning last Friday. We had such a great morning spending it with you. A little something will come home by the end of the week to remember the morning by.

Tomorrow we will be attending the Japanese Incursion – Taiko Drums in the morning, which will be exciting!

Friday is Fume Free Friday again. This is an opportunity to walk, ride or scooter to school instead of driving. Milos will be given out again in the LC4 alcove.

Only two more weeks left of this term after this week!!! We will have a busy week 10 with Open Night on the Wednesday evening and Book Week Dress up on the Friday.

Lastly, grey progress folders will be going home in week 10 on the Thursday. Here you will be able to sit down with your child and see the progress they have made over the last three terms.

Enjoy this sunny weather while it last!

Kate 🙂

Week 6 Update!

Hi Everyone

Week 6 already! The term is flying by really quickly! Below are a few things that are coming up at school for us.

This Friday, 25th August is Sports Day Dress Up. Come in anything sports related. Please also have your child bring along a gold coin donation to help support the Year 6’s Big Week Out.

Next Friday, 1st September is our Father’s Day morning (Week 7). It will start at 8.45am and finish at 9.30am. I will pop up the RSVP sheet tomorrow on the whiteboard outside the classroom. Please pop Dad’s name down if they will be able to attend or if they can’t someone else special to your child (Pop, Grandpa, Uncle or even Mum).

On Thursday, 7th September (Week 8) is the Japanese Incursion. We will be watching Taiko Drums perform in the undercover area.

Open Night is this term in Week 10, Wednesday 20th September. Further details will be sent out closer to the date. Pop this date in the diary!

Book Week dress up is Friday, Week 10 (last day of school). A note went home on Friday last week with further details. The Pre-primaries have picked a very broad theme of ‘Australia’. Be as creative as you like with this theme and there really is no restrictions as we would like to make the dress up day as easy as possible with as little stress as possible!! If you have any concerns please come and see me!

I hope you all have an enjoyable rest of the week!

Kate 🙂

Photos of our Excursion!

Hi Everyone

Here are just a few photos from Friday. We had an awesome day exploring the zoo and researching our Australian animal during our ‘Bush Party’. More photos will be on your child’s iBook which will be on display on the Open Night in week 10.

Enjoy 🙂

Eating our lunch on the lawn area.

Dressed up as our Australian animals during our Bush Party!

Listening to the Bush Party story

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Zoo Excursion – Friday!

Hi Everyone,

This Friday the 11th of August is the excursion to the Perth Zoo. Could students please be at their classrooms by at 8:15am sharp. On this day we will be doing ‘Kiss and Drop’ as we need to have all students toileted, counted and on the bus by 8:40am. It is very important we are on time as some classes will be starting their ‘Bush Party’ learning experience at 9:45am. 

Children will need:

  • To be wearing their hat when they come in the door (labelled with name)
  • Drink bottle in their bag (labelled with name)
  • Spare change of clothes (all students MUST have a spare change in their bag, even if they do not normally have accidents – as sometimes unforeseen circumstances can occur like wet weather)
  • To bring their normal school bags into the classroom (please ensure this is a zip up bag as we do not want the crows to get into any student lunches at the zoo)
  • Lunch and recess packed in their lunchbox 
  • Walking shoes
  • Please put sunscreen on before school

ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR PURPLE SCHOOL UNIFORM ON FRIDAY! This makes our school students easy to identify by our staff and parent helpers.

At this stage the weather is looking clear. However, if this changes please pack a rain jacket.

If you are a parent helper for the day please arrive by 8.10am so we can run through the day. Parent helpers will be responsible for their group including toileting. Please be reassured that the toilets will be checked before students enter the cubicles.

Parents, if you are joining us at the zoo, please respect the parent helpers who are in charge of your child during this time. If you are going to meet us at the zoo with younger siblings – please remember that this is an educational experience for students and we will need the students to remain focused on this, rather than their younger siblings if this becomes a distraction. During the ‘Bush Party’ experience, parents attending with younger siblings will not be able to participate as there is a separate cost for this which was already included in student’s entry fees and this program is not open to the general public.

If you have any further questions please see me. We are really looking forward to an educational, fun filled day.

Thank you!

Kate 🙂

Week 3 Update!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have all had a wonderful week so far! Just a quick update this week.

Zoo Excursion – permission note and money is due by next Wednesday. Please place note and money into an envelope and place in the school letter box located at the front office. Further information about the excursion will be posted here next week.

Mystery Boxes – the children are LOVING the mystery boxes and are being very creative with what to place into them. All we ask is to return the box the next day so we can pass onto the next person. You will only receive three boxes over the term.

Home Reading Books – just a reminder to try and return on Friday as we have Leia (Imogen’s Mum) and Marnie (Laila’s Mum) swapping the books on Friday afternoon ready for us to hand out Monday afternoon the following week. If your child’s book isn’t returned on Friday we do find it hard to find time throughout the day to swap your child’s book. We do really appreciate your cooperation with this.

Sight Word Books – we are so pleased with the progress everyone is making with their sight words. This has been instrumental in helping your child to read books. Please keep bringing them back in once they have mastered their current set of sight words and we will test them and give them a new set. Please remind your child that sight words cannot be sounded out. They need to try and remember the shape of the word by sight!! This can be quite hard for some words. Don’t be disheartened if your child takes longer with some sets as they will get harder as they progress through the Magic 100 Sight Words. If you have an worries about your child’s progress please feel free to email me or chat with me before or after school. (Please remember we don’t expect your child to know all 100 this year, they will continue to progress through them in Year 1).

Thanks everyone! Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂


Week 2 Update!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have had a great week so far! I know we have!

Excursion money and permission slips (along with the medical form) is due back next Wednesday 9th August. Please place into an envelope and put in the ‘School’ letterbox which is located at the admin building. The kids are super excited and cannot wait for our trip to the zoo. I will send further information about what to pack and wear closer to the date.

Next Tuesday 1st August, I will be away in the morning again for another appointment but will be back in the afternoon. I will also be away on Monday afternoon the 14th August for an appointment but hopefully this will be it for a little while. Thanks for your patience with this.

A note went home yesterday about puddle play. The kids are welcome to bring their gumboots to school and wear them when it has rained to play in the puddles in the nature playground. Please bring the boots in a plastic bag. Gumboots shouldn’t be worn to and from school as they are not appropriate footwear. Please ensure your child still wears their school shoes and we will allow them to change into their boots during school time. At the end of the day I will ensure they put their school shoes back on and place their wet gumboots back into the plastic bag. If you have any queries in regards to this, please come and see me!

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

Kate 🙂

No Faction Shirts Tomorrow

Hi Everyone

I forgot to mention in my last post about wearing the school purple shirt/dress for our photos tomorrow. Please no faction shirts this week!

Thank you,


Week 1 Update!

Hi Everyone,

What a fantastic start to term 3! I have loved hearing about the adventures of the school holidays and we have been busy all this week getting ready to celebrate the 100th day of school next Tuesday.

This Friday we have our class school photo session. We are first up at 9am so when you and your child arrive at school on Friday morning we will have no activities out but instead we will be ordering the kids from shortest to tallest so we can be ready to be on time for our photos. If you prefer you can just kiss and drop at the classroom door.

Thank you to those parents who have already given me their child’s $5 cooking money. We are hoping to continue cooking as much as possible and the money goes towards buying the ingredients.

Next Tuesday we will celebrate the 100th day of school and I’m really looking forward to seeing the children dress up as their 100 year old self!! I won’t be greeting the children in the morning as I have an appointment but I will be back at school before lunch to help them celebrate the rest of the day! We have lots of fun and exciting activities planned to celebrate them being 100 days smarter!!

Lastly, please return all excursion permission notes and money to the office by the due date. The kids are super excited and cannot wait to visit the zoo. As with every school excursions, they wouldn’t be possible without our fabulous parent helpers!! If you would like to help out and be a parent helper for the day please email me ( and let me know. Unfortunately, we can only have a handful of parent helpers so if I have lots of volunteers I will draw names out of a hat to make it fair. Also if you would like to be a helper, unfortunately, we cannot have siblings attend as you will be caring for 5 children in your group on the day. Alternatively, if you would like to attend and bring your child’s sibling along you are more than welcome to. You can meet us there and pay your own entry for the day and enjoy the activities with your child’s group. Any questions please come and see me or send a quick email!

Kate 🙂