Glengarry Primary School
Newsletter

March 18, 2021 - Term 1 Week 7

Acknowledgement of Country

From the Principal

Principal's Pen

Dear Parents & Community Members,

Our School Board election finalised last week and two new parent representatives will be inducted onto the Board in due course.  Prior to community / public notification, all new members must undertake a Criminal History Screening Check. Once this check is completed and cleared, both new members will be announced.  Once again, I sincerely thank all community members who nominated for positions on the Board along with all parents / carers who voted in this process.

The launch of our new values branding is imminent!  We graciously thank the Littlemore family and Identity Perth for the support in redefining our school’s values and developing a highly visual package to support the teaching of these important traits.

The process to review our values commenced in the middle of last year as we all struggled with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and noted the increased relevance of values in our school, i.e. resilience. Subsequently, research into the National Values for Schools was undertaken and eight values chosen to align with our context.  We look forward to sharing these with school community early next term.

 Peter Meston

Principal

Upcoming Events

MARCH

Friday 19 - Fab Food

Tuesday 23 - P&C Meeting (7.30pm)

Friday 26 - Assembly:  PP Blue & Red (8.50am)

Friday 26 - Icy Poles at Lunch ($1)

Friday 26 - P&C Blokes & Kids Campout

Monday 29 - School Board Meeting (7.00pm)

Tuesday 30 - Interschool Swimming Carnival

Tuesday 30 - Dance Concert

Wednesday 31 - Early Close for Parent / Teacher interviews (11.45am)

APRIL

Thursday 1 - Dance Concert

Thursday 1 - P&C Cake Stall (3pm)

Thursday 1 - Last day of Term 1

Important Information

EDU-Dance

While COVID limitations are still in place, we are trying to be accommodating by providing the following timetable for the Dance Concerts on Tuesday and Thursday of Week 9.   We request that only one parent attends the performance.

If you have a number of children performing at different times you may remain in your seat.

Dance Concert Tuesday, March 30

1.55pm - Parents of Room’s 7, 4 and 8 are seated in the assembly area.

2.30pm – Parents of Room’s 7, 4 and 8 leave the assembly area.

2.35pm - Parents of PP Red and Blue are seated in the assembly area.

2.55pm - Parents leave the assembly area.


Dance Concert Thursday, April 1

12.55pm – Parents of Room’s 12, 6 and 5 are seated in the assembly area

1.30 pm - Parents of Room’s 12, 6 and 5 Leave the assembly area

1.35pm - Parents of Room’s 10, 3 and 1 are seated in the assembly area

2.10pm -   Parents of Room’s 10, 3 and 1 leave the assembly area

2.15pm - Parents of Room’s 2, 9 and 11 are seated in the assembly area

2.50pm – Parents leave the assembly area


As the dances vary in length, it is important that you are seated at the starting time above.

Janet Iacomella

Associated Principal

Around Glengarry

Term 1, Term Planner (updated)

Merit Certificates

Congratulations to the following students who received a merit certificate at the last assembly.

Sachi HPre-Primary
Mikayla WPre-Primary
Dhruvah IPre-Primary
Cedar MPre-Primary
Oliver P

Year 1

Ethan EYear 1
Myra SYear 1
Madison SYear 1
Meah F-GYear 2
Dani LYear 2
Dylan KYear 2
Clare E-JYear 3
Lyla EYear 3
Samuel MYear 3
Chloe MYear 3
Zac WYear 3
Samuel LYear 4
Isaac JYear 4
Daniel MYear 4
Jake RYear 5
Max W-BYear 5
Oliver HYear 5
Freya RYear 5
Imogen MYear 5
Sahaj PYear 5
Clayton BYear 6
Tracey ZYear 6
Jett JFrench
Brayden TFrench
Sarah DCommunity Award
Aliana KCommunity Award
Jessica WCommunity Award

'We Care' Awards

The following 'We Care' Awards were presented at the last assembly for 'Persistence'.  Congratulations to all recipients.

The winner of the key was Ryder.

Aaron APre-Primary
Piper NPre-Primary
Hartley EYear 1
Ryder AYear 1
Curtis MYear 2
Henry TYear 2
Grace FYear 2
Kade MYear 3
Yasmin BYear 4
Ethan JYear 4
Bridgette SYear 4
Citie GYear 5
Jasmine MYear 6
Joseph JYear 6

The French Corner

Le Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras (/ˈmɑːrdi ˌɡrɑː/) in Europe has a total different meaning than the one celebrated in Sydney, Australia.

In France, it refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning generally on the second week of February and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday . Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating abundantly before the Christian ritual of the Lent and the fasting associated with this season. During the French Carnival adults and children dress up wearing masks and amazing elegant costumes and have parades on the main streets of the city. In the past, Mardi Gras was also a way to celebrate together as a whole society with parties and parades. In this period, people were able to forget differences and inequality between rich and poor since behind their mask everyone was able to hide their true identities and feel as equal as the others.

In our French class we have been busy making our masks and revising the words for the colours used in them. Can you guess the “class behind the mask”?

Note: not all classes got photographed.

Word of the moment: être rouge comme une tomate – [ae-trae ryou-jae coh-mmae you-nae toh-mah-tae] = to be as red as a tomato= to be embarrassed

NAPLAN ONLINE 2021 - The National Assessment Program

Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is held during May each year and in 2021, the tests will be held from Monday 11 May to Friday 21 May. This year students will complete most of this testing online, rather than the traditional paper tests.

NAPLAN is a national assessment program for all schools and all Year 3 & 5 students are expected to participate. The purpose of this testing is to provide information on how Australian students are performing in the areas of numeracy, reading, writing, and language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar). It is one tool for parents and schools to gauge student performance and it tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. The NAPLAN results in conjunction with school reports (both formal and informal) give an indication of your child’s skills and knowledge. The data from the test results gives schools the ability to compare their students’ achievements against national standards.

Students may be withdrawn from the testing program by their parent/carer. This is a matter of consideration by individual parents/carers in consultation with the school. Please inform the school by Monday 3 May if you want your child withdrawn from testing. Any students who are absent for any of the tests will have the opportunity to catch-up these tests during the testing period.

As part of the continued transition to NAPLAN online, a national coordinated test (CPT) will be held on 25 March 2021.

If you have any queries about the NAPLAN assessments, please contact Hannah Cole, Associate Principal, on hannah.cole@education.wa.edu.au or 9378 5678.

Hannah Cole

Associate Principal

International Mathematical Olympiads

Congratulations to Darren for his success in the International Mathematical Olympiads.  His latest achievements are: a diamond medal in the finals of the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI), a silver medal in the finals of the Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad (TIMO), a silver medal in the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMO) finals and World International Mathematical Olympiad (WIMO) finals.  He also received a gold medal and 1st Runner Up in the TIMO heat round and in Bulgarian Olympiad "Mathematics without borders".

Bushfire Relief - Community Service

Aliana, Jess and Sarah had been planning a bake-sale (many meetings!) to raise funds for the native animals affected by the bushfires for the past few weeks and this weekend saw it come to fruition.  Led by Aliana, all the girls were involved in the planning, baking and selling.  Between the bake-sale and some donations, they raised a grand total of $260 which will be donated to the Lord Mayor's Disaster Fund to help the native animals impacted in the recent bushfires.

We are super proud of these students for their community service.

Health and Hygiene

Is your child feeling unwell?

Please do not send your child to school if they are at all unwell.

Any child who demonstrates or complains of being unwell will be removed from the class, isolated and parents/carers contacted.

Our school is well stocked with hand sanitiser. This has been provided to all work areas (including classrooms) and children are expected to “sanitise out / sanitise in” at all times. Cleaning of hands following toilet use is also instructed.

Chaplain's Chat

Resilience

Resilience is the ability to bounce back and adapt.  When challenges come, we can either be shaped into better, stronger, and more resilient people, like a plain piece of coal transformed into a beautiful diamond under pressure, or we can shatter like a glass dropped on the floor.

Although we can’t always control our circumstances, we are able to learn coping strategies and we can choose how we respond.  We can help children learn to bounce back from difficulties by encouraging strong relationships, teaching them to manage their emotions, giving them opportunities to be autonomous and responsible, and by using mistakes as opportunities to learn problem solving. 

You can practice resilience at home with your child by encouraging them to help with household chores, to push through with difficult homework tasks, and by modelling coping strategies.

For more ideas on resilience building see: https://www.mindfullittleminds.com/building-resilience-in-kids/

Jennifer Wolff

Chaplain

P&C News

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School Banking

Please bring your bank books to the front office every Friday morning before school.

If you would like to start a new account or need more information, please contact your School Banking reps:

Belinda  0439 969 964 or Di 0409 993 748


Community News

Crossings – Glengarry Drive / Doveridge Drive

Parents and community members; Please endeavour to use the “manned” road crossings before and after school even if walking with your child.  Using the crossing models appropriate behaviours for children and will also ensure our school retains the crossings, i.e. if observed measures indicate the crossings are not being used, they will be closed. 


Safety House WA

Glengarry Primary School

Glengarry Primary School is an Independent Public School that offers students a caring, safe and nurturing learning environment. Our dedicated and experienced teachers provide a positive and enriching program, appreciating the individual needs and interests of each child.