Dear Parents and Carers,
I’m sure you have noticed the large signs on our Warrigal Road fence line-
Although it has been a year of lockdowns and restrictions our PFA has still been active organising events such as Fruit and Vegie boxes and a virtual disco. Just wait until next year to see what they are capable of!
Many thanks to President, Mr Anthony Hall and his team.
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we are now in a position to welcome small groups of kindergarten students onto the school site for modified transition sessions. This is very exciting and will help ensure that the transition to school is a smooth and successful one for all of our students. Detailed information will be distributed in the coming days.
It’s that time of year again where teachers are preparing class lists for 2021. Parents are reminded that information in relation to class lists for 2021 must be submitted by Monday November 16th. Please be aware that the school has a ‘Class Formation Policy’ available on our school website https://www.wattleparkps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/class_formation_policy.pdf
‘The Principal will formally seek input from parents via the newsletter. All parent input must be directed to the Principal and placed in writing. Only student needs will be considered. If appropriate, the Principal will inform staff of parent input prior to the formation of classes.’
I’ve looked at the calendar this morning and we have six weeks of school left for the year! Usually the last two weeks of term 4 include our swimming program at PLC. At this point in time the swimming program will not be operating due to the current COVID-19 restrictions but stay tuned for any updates.
The School Council Finance Committee meets next Tuesday night and there will be information regarding 2021 parent contributions made available through our newsletter and website.
The elections in the United States of America has certainly sent us all a message in civility. Politics aside, I would feel very disappointed if any of the students here could not learn the lessons of how to lose graciously in defeat.
Enjoy the weekend everyone!
Book Week 2020 - Curious Creatures, Wild Minds
As part of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week, we celebrated the wonderful readers we have at WPPS.
Book Week Awards
The Year 1 to Year 6 teachers selected one student from each year level to receive an award recognising their excellent attitude and achievement in reading throughout 2020. Congratulations to Violet C (Year 1), Jenny S (Year 2), Edison B (Year 3), Lily B (Year 4), Amber L (Year 5), and Lionel Z (Year 6). Two students who have shown impressive improvement in reading this year were chosen to receive an encouragement award, congratulations Kimberley P (Year 1) and Layla L (Year 5). All award winners received a book chosen from the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year shortlist, and have reported back that they are thoroughly enjoying their new reading material!
Foundation Book Presentation
Every Foundation student was presented with a book by an Australian author during Book Week 2020. These books will inspire our youngest readers who are just starting their reading journey, and we hope that the books are treasured for years to come!
If you have a child who is commencing school for the first time next year, enrolments for Foundation 2022 are being accepted now. You are welcome to download a Student Enrolment Form and accompanying documents and forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further info click on link.
Along with the student enrolment form, you must also send:
Please return all forms to our Business Manager, Mrs Helen Dalzotto, titled 'ENROLMENT FORM for 2022' to our email address: email@example.com for processing.
You will receive a confirmation email at our earliest convenience.
If you have any questions relating to the enrolment process, please email or call the office (9808 2165) at any time.
School Tours will be conducted in Term 2 of 2021.
To see a video of our school, click here https://www.wattleparkps.vic.edu.au/page/80/Enrolment
We look forward to seeing you in 2022.
Ms Gayle Cope
A big thank you to Wattle Park Cakes for donating all of the bread to our ‘Thank you Day’ BBQ. It was a huge success. Please keep them in mind when wanting lovely baked goods. Their address is 1117 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills Tel 9808 1289
It’s that time of year, when all students are required to have on a hat for outside play. Children will be required to play in the shade if no hat is worn, and being a Sun Smart School it's important to have sun protection from now until May.