- Principal's Message
- Dates to remember
- 2024 Student Booklists
- The Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) Program Results.
- Reading Club
- Maths Gold
- Room 5 Assembly - Thursday, 19 October
- Room 7 Assembly - Thursday, 2nd November
- Merit Certificates
- 2023 Year 6 Camp
- Interschool Jumps and Throws
- Interschool Atheltics Carnival
- 2023 Day for Daniel
- Potato Competition
- Two students who are right on target!
- Hampers of Hope with Salvation Army
- P&C News
- Community News
This term the students are focused on implementing the characteristics of our Learner Dispositions: Ownership, Collaborative, Innovative, Curious and Courageous. They have worked with their Buddy Class to create a poster of the Learner Dispositions and I congratulate Cameron F, Will H and Harper F. for their winning poster.
The classes are now discussing what type of logo or mascot would suit our Learner Dispositions. Stay tuned for this update in the next newsletter.
Thank you to the families who completed the National School Opinion Survey, the staff and School Board will be analysing these results and they will guide our 2024 planning.
Last week we welcomed the 2024 Kindy students and their parents for an orientation session, these sessions ensure our new students feel safe and supported in their new school. This week we hosted the 2024 Pre-Primary orientation session where new students came into school and the existing Kindy students enjoyed activities in the Pre-Primary class. Lots of fun was had by all, new friendships were formed and it was a great opportunity for the staff to build relationships with the students. Enjoy viewing the photos of these two events.
Preparations are well underway for 2024, we are still receiving enrolments and waiting for confirmation of non-return students. In our draft structures, as in previous years, there will be several mixed age classes. When structuring the school, the student needs are at the forefront of all decisions together with maximising teacher collaboration and budgetary requirements. All classes whether they are mixed age class or single age class have a range student with a range of abilities and needs. Teachers are well equipped to cater for these differences and utilise developmental grouping within the class and across classes to ensure students are catered for. There are many social and emotional benefits for students working with those older or younger than them. Research shows that students are not disadvantaged by being in a mixed age class and with the extensive collaborative planning that occurs at Mullaloo Heights we ensure that students across the school are following the Western Australian Curriculum for their year level.
Class Placement Requests are a courtesy extended to the school community to provide an opportunity for parents who believe they have important information to be considered when placing their children in classes for the coming year. This may include information about peer relationships that could impact on learning. Requests for specific teachers will not be considered. The attached Class Placement Policy gives information regarding the criteria under which all parent’s requests will be considered and the process for organising classes for 2024. All information should be sent to me in writing by no later than Friday 24th November 2023. Email information to Trudy.Jones@education.wa.edu.au. In fairness to all, late requests will not be considered.
|Thursday, 16th November||Pre-Primary Assembly|
|Monday, 20th November||School Leaders - Parliament House Visit|
|Wednesday 22nd, November||P&C meeting|
|Thursday, 30th November||Book Awards Assembly|
|Friday, 8th December||Year 6 Graduation Ceremony|
|Tuesday, 12th December||Fun Day - Silent Disco - Kindy Group 1 to Year 6|
|Wednesday, 13th December||Fun Day - Silent Disco - Kindy Group 2|
|Thursday, 14th December||Last Day of Term 4|
The 2024 Mullaloo Heights Booklists are now able to be ordered online, or the list is available for you to download from our website or via SZapp.
Please follow the link to download your child's booklist requirements from the school website at https://www.mullalooheightsps.wa.edu.au/booklists-student-requirements or via SZapp, under Forms & Documents on both locations.
If you are ordering from our provider, Campion, all orders must be completed online at www.campion.com.au using the school code JVPR, orders placed on or before Monday 18th December 2023 are $5.00 delivery. Orders received after this date will incur a $8.00 delivery charge.
For detailed instructions on how to order, please see the Campion Student Ordering Guide also located on the website under Forms and Documents.
Earlier this term our Year 4 students sat a PEAC Assessment for eligibility to this program in the future. Overall, our results were very pleasing. Individual student results are not sent out to parents, but our school is made aware of these results. If you would like to know your child’s individual results, please contact their classroom teacher or Mr Adlam.
|100 Club||Kash L., Anaiah D., Emily P., Evie T., Sofia Y., Beau P., Kai R., Jack H., Lincoln F.,|
|200 Club||Avalyn M., Madelyn D., Lucas F., Ella O., Grace C., Lucca D., Elijah B., Hayley B., Cooper K., Charlie F., Evelyn F., Laura D., Polly H.|
|300 Club||Nina A., Harper F., Kaia M., Lucas F., Ari J., Ella O., Cooper F., Roas-Mae L.|
|400 Club||Samantha M., Chloe M., Brooklyn W.|
|500+ Club||Genevieve C.|
Room 5 presented their class assembly in Week 2 of Term 4. The students showcased the work they have been doing to embrace Mullaloo Height’s learning dispositions; ownership, innovation, collaboration, curiosity and courage. They spoke beautifully, and with a great deal of confidence. The students gave a grand finale, by singing, My Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades with gusto. Well, done Room 5! You gave us quite a performance.
Thursday, 19th October
|ECU2||Room 7||Aleksander K., Sean C.|
|Room 8||Remi J., Noah O.||Room 5|
|Room 6||Kai R., Alyssa G.||Room 9||Georgia O.|
|Room 10||Olivia G., Jackson M., Oscar W., Sinead M.||Room 11||Daniil K.|
|Room 12||Caitlin G., Ollie S., Layla V.||Phys Ed||Elijah B.|
|Art||Lisa S.||Music||Shayla P.|
Thursday, 2nd November
|ECU2||Emily P., Evie T., Jemma G.||Room 7||Hunter B.|
|Room 8||Hudson F.||Room 5||George S., Nate S.|
|Room 6||Paige S., Ariella R.||Room 9||Ezra R., Leo P., Oliver P.|
|Room 10||Ryder B.||Room 11||Serafina C., Katie F., Jack N.|
|Room 12||Bryce M., Liam N., Hannah S.||Phys Ed||Georgia O.|
|Indonesian||Ivt F.||Science||Tara S.|
|Art||Harvey L.||Music||Maicey C.|
Once again, Year 6 Camp was a brilliant experience for the students with all of them returning with stories to tell.
It was an action-packed 3-day, 2-night camp to Fairbridge Village in Pinjarra that the Year 6’s participated in the first week back in Term 4. Some activities included a high ropes course, canoeing, archery, rock climb, abseiling and the giant big swing! Our students conducted themselves very maturely and displayed outstanding Mullaloo Heights behaviour and manners during their stay.
We received wonderful feedback from Fairbridge Village Camps about our students’ preparedness to have a go even if the activity appeared daunting, and their encouragement and kindness shown to each other during these times. What fantastic memories these students will take away from this experience.
We extend an enormous thank you to Mr Libbis, Mrs Grant, Mrs Smith and Mr Adlam who attended the full camp and for volunteering their time to ensure this amazing experience was available to our graduating students. Thank you too to all of the families who made sure that their children had everything that they needed for this experience.
Well done to all involved.
A few quotes from the students:
I think the Y6 Camp was amazing, I loved everything about it, but my favourite activities were high ropes, big swing and playing spotlight. (Callum)
I think Camp was a great experience for all the Year 6’s to learn new abilities, especially for high school and for us to complete self achievements that we didn’t know we could do. But we did! (Charlotte)
Camp has taught us that we can achieve more than we ever expected and that our friends will help guide, trust and faith. Camp was great. (Gina)
The high ropes course was the best, I did it three times, and I teamed up with Mr Adlam to tell some good jokes to get us through. (Cody).
Please enjoy some photos of this experience.
On Friday 20th October, was the Interschool Athletics Carnival. Selected students from years 1 to 6 participated in running races, relays and team games. All students gave their best effort and competed with such enthusiasm! Fantastic results were achieved all round.
It was also pleasing to see good sportsmanship, teamwork, encouragement and excellent behaviour from our school. Mullaloo Heights PS placed 6th overall and 4th overall for the Meritorious Shield.
Thank you to all staff, parents and teachers who helped to make the day a success.
Recently our school participated in ‘Wear Red - Day for Daniel Day’ to increase awareness of child health and safety. Along with the safety messages, the theme is to wear red. Our students and teachers enjoyed wearing more red than normal while learning about keeping ourselves and others safe. Key concepts emphasised were around having a safety network of trusted people and educating students regarding their own personal safety to Recognise, React and Report when they feel something is not right.
See below for more details:
- Recognise an unsafe situation.
- If you feel scared, unsafe or confused, you need to
- Report an unsafe incident to a trusted adult.
Please see a few photos from the day.
This year the children have been involved in a potato growing competition. In Term 2, each class was given 6 seed potatoes to plant and some organic fertilizer. Classes were responsible for watering and “hilling” their potatoes.
Over the past few weeks, close to 200 basketball hopefuls have participated in tryouts to make the Joondalup Wolves teams for the upcoming State Titles which will be held later in the year.
Bryce and Madelyn, Year 5 students at Mullaloo Heights made it through two series of cuts to make the final teams in their U11 divisions. Congratulations to you both on this great achievement!
Bryce who plays in all positions on the court, but really the enjoys Point Guard has been playing since he was 4 years old. He loves the fast pace of basketball and meeting new friends while playing.
Madelyn has been playing since she was 5 years of age, plays at Point Guard and enjoys helping organising plays, providing assists and doing victory dances!
They are both practising with their respective Wolves team two nights a week in preparation for the state tournament, while fitting in their domestic training and games as well. Two very busy students to keep an eye on for the future!
This month was a big one for the P&C at Mullaloo Heights!
The P&C would like to thank everyone who participated in our last two events the Referendum Sausage Sizzle and Bake Sale as well as our Halloween Disco. These events take a lot of time and planning to ensure they are successful so thank you to the members of the P&C who arranged the events and to the volunteers who baked, manned the till and turned up to support in various ways!
We saw the following profits for the events that will be fed straight back into the school:
- Referendum Sausage Sizzle and Bake Sale: $953 - sausages donated by Mullaloo IGA and baked goods donated by volunteers
- Halloween Disco: $1054 - $400 donated by Pauline Lyon towards our ice cream van and $100 donated by Woolworths Beldon
The P&C also hosted a morning tea for our teachers to celebrate World Teachers Day on Friday the 28th October.
Keep an eye out on the P&C Facebook page for more information on the last events of the year including end of term pizza lunch and community book award.
If you are interested in helping in any of the P&C run events and are not sure where to start, please shoot us an email at MullalooHeightspandc@gmail.com or join us at a meeting. Any help with current events or ideas for new events are very welcome!
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