DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Fri 2 Apr Good Friday – NO SCHOOL
Mon 19 Apr First Day of Term 2
Fri 23 Apr Anzac Day Service 2:30pm
Pre Primary Easter Tree
End of Term 1 Message from the Principal
Even though it has been a short term, it has been busy and jam packed and our little ones will be looking forward to a rest. To all our students and families enjoy the holidays as we have an extra long term coming up, being 11 weeks.
Thankyou to all our new staff, Ms Vogwill, Mr Smith, Ms Hurst, Ms Stephenson and Ms Summer, for your commitment and flexibility. It has been a delight to work with a large new group of people who have fitted in so well.
We will welcome our new Deputy Principal Mr Pieter Van Der Muelen next term who will be working Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Mrs Kalajzic will be continuing many of the roles she currently undertakes and will support Pieter in his role as Deputy. Mr Van Der Muelen will also be taking music across the school, and will be overseeing technology and related curriculum areas, as he has a very strong background in IT.
I certainly can’t thank Robyn enough for everything she has done over the past couple of years as acting deputy. Her dedication to our little school is amazing. Over the years Robyn has taken over the deputy role more often than not, and her knowledge and understanding of Curtin Primary School is amazing.
Yesterday, we also had a very sad farewell to Gail Cook, who is retiring. Gail’s commitment and dedication to our school and students has been invaluable over the past 20 years and will be she will be greatly missed. We wish her well in her next chapter!
However, she has kindly agreed to come back next term as the Kindy Education Assistant, until we find a suitable replacement!
Have a great holiday everyone, and stay safe.
Easter Hat Parade & Easter Raffle
We saw some amazing Easter Hats at assembly on Wednesday, our students had been so creative and busy.
Our year 5/6 students have been selling raffle tickets before and after school to raise money for their camp later in the year. Congratulations to the lucky winners and thank you to everyone you helped out, donated goods and bought tickets. Our students raised $300.
Here are some photos of our Room 13 students wearing their beautiful Easter hats.
Acrostic Easter Poems
Here is a selection of acrostic Easter poems from students in Room 12.
Earth Day Excursion to Canning River Eco Education Centre
Year 2,3,4 and 5 students had a great time on their excursion last Friday to the Canning River Eco Education Centre as part of World Earth Day. Students participated in activities like Rubbish Relay, how to measure on toy animals and they built environmentally friendly towns using recycled materials.
Last Friday Curtin Primary School sent two teams to participate in the Woolworth Blast Cup held at Manning Primary. Some were nervous as this was their first interschool carnival but quickly everyone settled into the game.
Both our girls and boys teams finished in 5th position.
All players are to be congratulated on their efforts and sportsmanship over the day.
Big thanks goes to Mrs Muller for her assistance on the day.
Children in Pre Primary, years 1 and 2 will be bringing home an envelope with their On Entry Assessment results. Mrs Thompson will be arranging a parent information session early in Term 2.
Term 2 – Term Planner
Follow the link to our Term 2 Planner which is now on our website.
Anzac Day Service
On Friday 23 April we will be holding our Anzac Day Service at 2:30pm.
Donations for flowers will be requested early week one.
Local Sporting Clubs
A number of our local sporting clubs are taking registrations now for the upcoming season. They provide a great opportunity for children and parents to be involved in the local community whilst having a lot of fun. You can find more information by following this link http://www.curtinps.wa.edu.au/community-noticeboard/ to our Community Noticeboard.
Donations Needed Please – Pre Primary
Our School Noticeboard has been created on our website. Please follow the below link to find information on upcoming school events and also flyers and links to programs in our wider community.
Some students have brought home today Attendance Follow Up Letters. If would be greatly appreciated if details of absences could be completed, signed and returned to class teacher next term.
Absentees can be entered via the website http://www.curtinps.wa.edu.au/absence/, by emailing Curtin.PS@education.wa.edu.au or by calling the office on 9313 1051.
Uniform Shop is open Wednesday mornings before school and Thursday afternoons after school. If you require items outside these times please call the school on 9313 1051 or email email@example.com to arrange.
Parents / Guardians need to have access to Connect to receive school communications from the Principal, classroom teacher and office.
Information and Connect Help Cards can be found on our school website http://www.curtinps.wa.edu.au/connect/.
If you need assistance with your account please contact the office on 9313 1051.
Containers for Change
Congratulations to everyone who continues to support our Containers for Change Program. To date we have raised $290 which means 2,900 containers have been recycled and removed from landfill.