DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Mon 6 Dec Swimming Starts
Tues 14 Dec Reports Home
Wed 15 Dec Graduation Ceremony
Book Award Presentation
Thu 16 Dec Last Day of School – 2:30pm
Year 6 Excursion (am)
Mon 31 Jan Back to School 2022
From the Principal
Thank you to all those parents who attended the Coolangahs Kaartdijin presentation yesterday. The students were so excited to have such a great audience. The presentation was a culmination of all they have been learning when they get together in their multi-age groups each Thursday. Thanks must go to Mrs Kalajzic and Mrs Thompson for developing such an amazing teaching program which keeps all our students engaged and interested. It will be wonderful if the lessons learned stay with our children throughout their lives, and passed on to younger generations, as our First Nations People also did.
It was lovely to also have parents and friends socialising afterwards. I hope that by next year we will be back to normal, and parents feel comfortable and safe enough to be in the school more. Thanks to those parents who brought along afternoon tea, and for Mel Jasper and others for coordinating things.
We have a wonderful group of regular volunteers who help out with fundraising and social events around the school. Last night several were honoured at the City of South Perth Community Volunteer Awards. Congratulations to our local volunteers who were nominated; Kelly Muller, Rebecca Brockman, Jasmyn Fitzgerald, Danelle Marshall and Greg Kalajzic. You have all done so much for us this year, and we all are extremely appreciative. I wonder who we will have nominated next year.
Please keep an eye out for a survey link that I will send you next week. The survey is part of a Commonwealth commitment to find out what parents think about their school. Not all the questions are appropriate for our school, and others will need some thinking, but I hope you will take the time to complete it to the best of your ability. If it is too difficult for you to do online, we will have paper copies in the front office.
We very nicely surprised this week to be presented with a “Buddy Bench” from the Manning Men’s Shed. The beautifully made bench will go into the nature playground. The purpose of the Buddy Bench is that when a child is feeling lost or lonely they can sit on the bench, which will indicate that they need a friend to talk to or play with. Knowing how wonderful the children are at Curtin, I’m sure there will be many willing to take such child under their wing and make them feel better.
Two Como Rotary Club members also came along to the presentation and we discussed a whole range of ideas of how both these groups of volunteers can become more involved in the school next year.
JENNIFER BROZ – PRINCIPAL
The 2019/20 Australian bushfires saw widespread devastation with the loss of many species of native animals and their habitats. This event has influenced our Coolangahs Kaartdijin sessions over the past 2 years building our understanding of the importance of caring and connecting to country.
Preserving and protecting our unique fauna should be important to all of us.
Yesterday we welcomed many parents, grandparents and families to our Coolangahs Showcase performance.
Throughout the term our students from Years 1-6 have been busy creating and adapting stories from the Dreamtime and Australian poems within their Coolangahs groups.
Together they wrote scripts and took on the roles of actors, directors and performers.
With a little help from all our wonderful staff and the amazing Mrs Cook, they proudly presented their items.
Congratulations everyone – “You are all Simply the Best”
Mrs Kalajzic & Mrs Thompson
Reminder that School Swimming starts this Monday 6 December and finishes Wednesday 15 December. Children will need to bring:
* Goggles (optional)
* Long hair should be tied up
* Plastic bag for wet gear & a change of underwear
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S NAME IS ON ALL ITEMS.
The school would prefer for students to wear their bathers to school under their school uniform.
For safety reasons students are to continue to wear suitable footwear whilst at school and are permitted to wear thongs to and from swimming lessons only.
For those not attending swimming, alternative arrangements will be made.
Graduation Ceremony & Book Awards
Tall Tree Outside School Care
You may have recently heard that from January 31st 2022 Tall Tree Outside School Care will be offering before and after school care from Manning Primary School. They have contacted us to offer a school drop-off and collection for Curtin Primary students. Places are limited due to bus numbers so if you are looking for an Outside School Care provider please contact them to register your interest.
Tall Tree will be familiar to many families in our community, with their early learning facility located within the Manning hub. Tall Tree Outside School Care bring a depth of experience, providing quality outside school hours care to many schools in Perth. They will operate from the undercover area at Manning Primary School from 7am to 6pm.
Our sustainability leaders would like to remind families that our classes are collecting the below items. Also please follow the link to read about single use plastics. https://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/images/resources/wws/Files/2019/10/WWS_Fact_Sheet_-_Single-use_Plastic.pdf Batteries – Bread Clips – Plastic Lids – Toothbrushes / Tubes/Boxes – Old Pens
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.
Please make sure when making electronic payments to the school you include your child’s name as the reference. Without this we cannot track or allocated payments.
Notes have been sent home to follow up on any unauthorised absences, these need to be returned signed as soon as possible. Student absences 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 6455 8050.
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 6455 8050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 6455 8050.