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Tues 10 May NAPLAN commences (years 3 and 5)

Mon 16 May Pupil free day

Tues 17 May Amanda Young Foundation visit (Year 5/6)

Thurs 19 May Loose Parts Workshop for parents – 2:45pm

Sat 21 May Federal election – parent volunteers required

Wed 25 May Assembly (Year 2/3 class to run) 

Mon 6 Jun Public holiday (WA day) 

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Curtin super, wonderful mums. We all hope that our students looked after each and everyone of you with extra special love and care.

School Development Day

Please note on your calendar that next Monday 16 May is a pupil free day.

Enrolments for 2023 are now open

Children born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 can apply to attend Kindy in 2023 – please let your friends, family and neighbours know to get their forms in early. Application forms are available from the front office.

Our current Kindy students will be bringing home a letter this week along with an Application Form for Pre Primary in 2023. 

May the fourth be with you – camp fundraiser

We really enjoyed seeing our students and teachers get into the spirit of the day with some great costumes and general excitement on show. Thank you to everyone who participated, we raised $120 on the day for the year 5/6 camp.

Election day – parent volunteers needed

Curtin Primary is again a polling booth for the federal election on Saturday May 21. The P&C and year 5/6 class will be working together to bring the following to voters on the day –

  • Cake stall
  • Bacon and egg rolls
  • Sausage sizzle

Our senior students will be running the cake stall to raise funds for their camp later this year, whilst the P&C will be firing up the BBQ.

The P&C need parent volunteers to help on the day with setting up, serving customers, cooking on the BBQ and packing up from 7:30am to 2pm. If you can help out for an hour or two please send an email to Mel – – we’d love to get at least two parents from every class in the school. All funds raised from the BBQ go back into school projects and resources to benefit all of our children.

Parent workshop – Loose parts play – Thursday May 19

Play – who doesn’t love it? We are offering you the chance to get involved, have some fun and learn about the approach we are taking to provide more opportunities for your children.

Curtin Primary has engaged Jonny Neen of “Pause Rewind Play” to mentor staff and assist with the implementation of positive loose parts play at school. Students and staff have already enjoyed participating in workshops delivered by Jonny and now it is your turn.

Thursday May 19 – 2:45pm to 4pm – children of attendees will be supervised.

Please register your attendance by emailing your name to with “Thinking about play” in the subject line.

Indonesian puppet show

Curtin Primary is pleased to welcome Carrousel Theatre Company who will be performing an Indonesian Puppet Show “CERITA DARI HUTAN” for the Pre-primary to year 6 students. The performance will take place on Tuesday 14 June at 2pm in the undercover area and costs $8 per student.

Please make payment of $8 per student to the class teacher or via EFT.

Account name – Curtin Primary School

BSB – 066 102

Account – 00903478

Reference -Your child’s name

Thank you


Students in years 3 and 5 are currently completing NAPLAN testing. NAPLAN will continue next week.

NAPLAN tests skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. With the test results, teachers can tailor each child’s education more effectively.

NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas of:

  • reading
  • writing
  • language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • numeracy

The best way to support your child is to encourage them to do the best they can do over the next two weeks. We would appreciate it if students are not late on these dates unless unwell.

Any queries, please contact Mr Van Der Meulen.


The challenge is on as to which class can do the best job at diverting waste from landfill. Be sure to bring in your recyclables listed below to contribute to our sustainability efforts and help your child’s class win the shield of responsibility.

Our sustainability leaders would like to remind families that our classes are collecting the following items. Also please follow the link to read about single use plastics.   Batteries   –   Bread Clips   –   Plastic Lids   –   Toothbrushes – Toothpaste Tubes  – Old Pens  


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.


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  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 If you need assistance with your account please contact the office on 6455 8050.

Containers for Change

Collection bins are located outside of the early childhood area. Please remember to remove lids from containers (and recycle separately). There are two bins, one for glass only and the other for cans (please don’t crush) and plastic bottles. We appreciate your support.