WPPS Newsletter 26/03/2021

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Principal's Report - 26th March 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

As stated in the newsletter dated 12th March the school is undergoing a comprehensive and rigorous review practice next term. 

Part of the review process is for parents and carers to take part in the review process by providing the review panel with valuable information about the school’s practice and performance from a community perspective. Hence on our school website you will see the link for you to access a survey that was designed by Assistant Principal, Mr Steve Donohue and me and approved by the School Council to ascertain your opinions.

The purpose of the review is to indeed celebrate our achievements but at the same time utilising our data to move forward and prepare for the next 4 years of learning. Please access the survey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BJK2YST

This morning I travelled with the Year 5 & 6 students to Elgar Park to participate in a ‘Gala Day’ where students met and competed with other local schools in soccer, volleystars and rounders. How far we have come for our students to be able to socialise and mix with other students. For a while the teams looked at one another in awe as it has been so long since they have been able to join with them in a combined Sports Day! The weather was picture perfect and the students were having a great time although they will certainly be tired when they return.

Next week is our final week of term one. Please be reminded that it is a 2:30 pm finish and a casual clothes day. No coin donation is required as students donated to the Epilepsy Foundation this week.

Many thanks to all the parents who supported the purchase of Epilepsy Foundation gifts and to the students who wore a touch of purple on Thursday. There were some very creative ideas around the wearing of a touch of purple- bow ties, fitbits, socks, hair, caps and ribbons just to name a few.

Next week we will be farewelling our ‘Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Gardener’, Mrs Penny Hayes. Penny has decided to pursue her love of healthy eating and cooking by writing a book! We thank Penny warmly, for her contributions to the school programme educating the students and creating a love of the garden. We wish Penny all the very best and look forward to reading her book in the future. I know that Penny will be dearly missed by the staff and students.

Next week we are meeting two new candidates to the school staff; one possibly as the canteen manager and another for the garden. So stay tuned for updates that may occur during the school holiday break.

Many thanks to the Parents and Friends Association for their organisation of a Parents Wellbeing Get Together, the sale of hot cross buns and an Easter Egg Lucky Ticket just this term. Lucky tickets are to be drawn at next Monday’s assembly.

This term will certainly be remembered for all the right reasons. It has been wonderful to have had all of the students back on site. We have lost a few along the way who have either returned home overseas or moved to regional areas. At the end of this term we will be farewelling another 10 students due to the same reasons.

I’m pretty sure that families and staff are looking forward to Easter and the associated holiday break. It hasn’t been an overly long term but I think some of us have lost the stamina and fitness for onsite learning! So do take the time to enjoy sleep ins and rest and relax as much as possible for the next term ahead. Our term two schedule is full of events including NAPLAN, Education week, cross country, interschool sport, incursions and report writing and that’s not even including any events the PFA may be considering!

Hot of the press results for our Education Perfect Competition last week-

As a school we ranked:

  • 6th in Chinese in Australia (for schools of any size out of 753 schools)
  • 2nd in Chinese in Victoria (any size school out of 210 schools – some of the schools we were competing against had over 2000 participants!) and
  • 1st in Chinese in Australia (for schools in our size category out of 159 schools).

 

Well done to Language Other Than English teacher Mrs. Melinda Downes for organizing and the fabulous commitment of our students and teachers to the competition. A tremendous result!


Warm Regards



Gayle

 

Important Days

Please note in your Calendar these important dates:

End of Term Thursday, 1st April 2.30pm finish, casual clothes day

Start of Term 2,          Monday 19th April Curriculum Day (no students)
                                     Tuesday 20th April (students at school)


 

Health and Safety Measures

It has been noted that a number of students are continuing to attend school with runny noses and symptoms of a cold; sneezing and coughing.

It is in everyone’s best interests if students displaying these signs of being unwell stay at home as per DET health and safety measures for school.

Term 2 we will be heading in to winter, the flu season. It is imperative to ensure the health of all of our community that you keep your child home if they display the symptoms of a cold; sneezing, coughing and a runny nose.

 

Thank you


Mrs Jo Holland

First Aid Officer.

ANZAC DAY

ANZAC Day Appeal

Next week, SRC representatives will visit each class room, offering items for sales.  Items will range in price from $1 to $10.

First Aid Volunteers

Volunteers URGENTLY Needed for the First Aid Room

Much appriciated if any one can help clean the sheets in First Aid Room. Your help can make the First Aid room a more safer and cleaner enviroment.  Please find the link below for signing up for the First Aid Room duty.

https://signup.com/go/SxnaMt

Easter Eggtacular Fundraiser!

Thank you to all for your enthusiastic participation.

 Prize will be drawn at assembly on Monday 29th March.  

Hot Cross Buns Fundraiser


Hot cross buns will be delivered on Wed 31st March. We will update with more information about how to collect. 




School Chickens

Our feathered friends are back!

We require some volunteers to assist with tending to our school chickens on the weekends.

This involves topping up their feed and water and you get to keep any eggs the chickens lay!

For more information, please contact Aiesha Gray on 0413 920 477

WPPS Notice 26/3/2021

Please see the latest Notices!



School Contributions
Please note that the second instalments are now due.

*FULL PAYMENT DUE BY     Payable from 23rd November 2020 until 29th February 2021

*TWO INSTALLMENT PAYMENT DUE BY: 15th  February 2021 &  14th  March 2021   

Please contact the school office if you have any questions or Ms Gayle Cope, Principal, if you have financial concerns.




Parents/Carers

You should have received an email regarding Student Enrolment Information for your child/ren.  If you did not receive an email, please contact the office to confirm your correct email information.

It is most important we have your latest contact information, so please read through the document carefully for any alterations needed. Please return the form with changes to the office.

Thank you.





Late Students

Please be aware that all late students must report to the office BEFORE going to class, where their attendance will be marked accordingly.

Thank you.











Attention all Volunteers
Thank you to the many volunteers at WPPS. If you are voluntering in any capacity at the School, please note that the Child Safe Code of Conduct Form must be filled in annually. 


The Safe Code of Conduct forms can be collected from the office, or print out from below.













Community Notices 26/3/2021

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