- Principal's Message
- Dates to remember
- Mathletics Gold
- Reading Club
- New Computers In Gull Block
- Flood Facts
- School Run4Fun Colour Explosion - Update
- Enrolments for 2021
- French News
- Chaplain's News
- Ocean Reef SHS - Second Round Applications for Specialist Contemporary Music Program
- Belridge Secondary Education Support Centre
- Uniform Concepts - Holiday opening times
- Community News
We have reached the end of a semester we will never forget, thanks to Covid-19. There is light at the end of the tunnel, though, with easing of restrictions meaning some of our well-loved school events will return next term. We’ve certainly missed getting together to celebrate our students’ achievements and are looking forward to hosting assemblies once again. However, with just two terms available for performances, they will be modified slightly. Buddy classes will pair up to perform a joint item and merit certificates will not be awarded at assemblies for the remainder of the year; instead, the latter will be presented at our whole school Monday Line Up Meetings. This approach will ensure every class will perform this year and every deserving student will receive a merit certificate. Dates for assemblies are outlined in 'Dates to Remember' below so make sure you add anything relevant to your diary.
The Faction Athletics Carnival is also back on the calendar. Please note the date change. This year, it will run on Wednesday 2nd September. We ran a very efficient mid-week carnival last year, largely because of the additional staff working on a Wednesday, so it seems sensible to continue this approach. Swimming and Book Week, in some form, are also scheduled for next term. It’s going to feel busy after these quieter times, but I think we’re all looking forward to a little excitement. More information regarding these events will follow next term
Of course, that’s not so say school life has been all doom and gloom during Covid-19. The resilience and independence our students have shown throughout the period has been laudable. Also, as I have said before, the increase in reading and Mathletics certificates achieved has been amazing; the number of students achieving a gold badge before the term's conclusion proves the point. We have seen what our students are capable of and will be maintaining our increased expectations as we move forward.
The advent of Semester 2 brings new student councillors. I would like to thank our outgoing councillors for their continued efforts under the unusual circumstances of the past few months. Despite the role being slightly curtailed, they have maintained a positive outlook and made sure every job has been done, albeit without the usual public acknowledgment. The flag has been hoisted daily, birthday vouchers awarded and the sports shed manned. They have been reliable and efficient – everything we could ask of our student leaders. Thank you Bryce, Imogen, Summer and Lexi. It has been lovely working with you. I am sure you will continue to be great leaders for the rest of the year, even if it’s in a less official capacity.
All that remains to be said is, please enjoy the next two weeks with your children. Here’s to the weather allowing us to take full advantage of our newly awarded freedoms.
|Friday, 3rd July||Last day of Term 2|
|Monday, 20th July||Pupil Free Day|
|Tuesday, 21st July||Students commence Term 3|
|Thursday, 13th August||Assembly - Rooms 5 and 7|
|Monday, 17th to Friday, 28th August||Interm Swimming Lessons - PP to Year 6, at Craigie Leisure Centre|
|Wednesday, 2nd September||Faction Athletics Carnival - PP to Year 6, on the school oval|
|Monday, 7th to Friday, 11th September||Book Week|
|Thursday, 17th September||School Photo Day - all year groups|
|Thursday, 24th September||Assembly - Rooms 8 and 10|
|Friday, 25th Septembet||Last day of Term 3|
|Monday, 12th October||Pupil Free Day|
|Tuesday, 13th October||Students commence Term 4|
|Mathletics Gold Badge||
Oliver, Thomas, Keira, Sophia D., Isabella, Zac, Oscar Mc., Ethan, Layla, Stella, Nyomi, Lily A., Ekaterina, Cleo, Isobel, Tobi, Sophie, Mali, Grace W., Callie, Joel, Daniil
After spending much of this term dismantling computers to find out more about their components, our junior students have used their new knowledge to save school some money. Using household junk and refuse, the clever little technicians have built new PCs for us all to use. We are not sure how well they will work, but we plan to give them a try next term. The gallery below shows their work. We think you'll agree, they certainly contain all the important parts - fingers crossed!
Inspired by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley's wondeful picture books, Fire and Flood, our hard working Year 5 & 6 students spent the last few weeks creating a range of informative Flood posters. All of the research and crafting of information was done in the students' own time, as was completion of the artwork. The final posters are a credit to their hard work and motivation. They organised a 'Gallery Walk' to share their fantastic work. Those of us invited throroughly enjoyed reading and learning more about this natural diasater. Here are a few examples; prepare to be impressed.
The School Run4Fun Colour Explosion for 2020 is planned to still go ahead and we will confirm the date as soon as we have one!
In the meantime, please continue to fundraise for this event and rally up as much support as you can from family and friends. The online platform is open to collect donations!
If you have already ordered prizes, these will be available after the Colour Explosion has taken place.
Phys Ed Teacher
We are now accepting Enrolments for the 2021 school year.
You need to apply to enrol your children in public school for 2021 if they are:
- starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2021
- starting Pre-primary, the first year of compulsory school – 5 years old by 30 June 2021
- changing schools.
Applications for enrolment in a public school for 2021 close on Friday, 31 July 2020.
Enrolment documents for Mullaloo Heights PS are available to download from the school website at http://mullalooheightsps.wa.edu.au/enrolments/ or alternatively they can be collected from the school office.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the term. Although it’s been a very different one, it’s been amazing to see how the students adapted and settled back into school after home schooling and being away for that length of time.
I am in the process of organising the transition into high school program for the year 6’s, ‘Shine’ for the girls and ‘Strength’ for the boys, which I am looking forward to running next term. The students are looking forward to it too. I am also organising an after school anxiety and resilience program which will be run by psychologists from Masters Psychology.
I hope you enjoy the school break and I look forward to seeing you all next term.
Please see the article below, ‘Raising resilient problem solvers’ from Parenting Ideas.
Personal problem-solving is an under-rated skill shared by resilient children and adults. First, identified alongside independence, social connection and optimism by early resilience-researchers in the US, the ability to solve your own problems is the basis of a child’s autonomy and self-efficacy. When parents solve all children’s problems, we not only increase their dependency on adults, we also teach kids to be afraid of making mistakes and to blame themselves for not being good enough.
Uniform Concepts will be closed for the first week of the holidays from 1pm Saturday, 4th July 2020, reopening again at 9am Monday, 13th July 2020.
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