Rawlinson Primary School News

No. 12 - 13th May 2021


Dear Parents and Carers,

This week has been busy with NAPLAN for students in year 3 and 5.  Remember that this is a one off test and may not represent your child’s overall achievement as it is a snap shot in time.  So far the students have completed the tests in an awesome manner.  I feel the use of iPads this year has helped the students completing tests online.  Students have appeared to be more relaxed and focussed when doing the tests.  It will be interesting to see how they go.  You will receive your child’s results in due course.

Thank you to those parents who have slowed down in the carpark when collecting and dropping off your children.  It is so important to follow the speed limit signs in the school as you would not want your child to be hit by a car.

I have seen several students without their seatbelt on before parents drive off after school as well as more than one child in the front seat, which is illegal and children under 10 sitting in the front, which too is illegal.  Your child’s safety is all our concern and you need to ensure you are doing the right thing.  Please take care when driving with your children in the car.

This term and next, will see many year 11, 12 and pre-service teachers in our school.  I am constantly receiving requests from universities and secondary schools to place their students here as our reputation is outstanding, due to the wonderful staff, students and parents we have in our Rawlinson Family.  Please say hello to them and make them feel welcome.  It is great for these students to be mentored by staff with excellent teaching skills.


Mrs Jo-Anne Large



Monday 11th May - 21st May

NAPLAN Testing, Years 3 & 5


Now in its 21st year, National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event where primary school children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school.

The WA Government is a proud supporter of WSTSD through the Road Safety Commission.

There are a range of materials that can assist you in participating in WSTSD, including stickers, posters, and certificates available online at www.walk.com.au/WSTSD/material.asp.

Upcoming Events

Reconciliation Yarn and Movie

This term, we are acknowledging Reconciliation at Rawlinson Primary School by coming together for a Yarn after school on June 3rd, 5pm onwards.  The P&C will be hosting a Sausage Sizzle after which we will come together in the undercover area to watch Bran Nue Day.  Seats are limited so please be sure to order your free tickets for the movie, along with any food items you wish to purchase on QKR.  Bring rugs or beanbags for seating.  Camping chairs are allowed but will need to be placed at the rear of the undercover area. 

Bran Nue Day Reconciliation Movie


Thanks to the awesome parents who have already paid!

Your contributions go a long way to assist in the running of the school.  If you haven't paid yet, please consider doing so, your help will be much appreciated.


Do you have the Qkr! app on your phone?

Do you need help learning how to use it or install it?

All school payments including excursions can be paid via Qkr!

Just pop into the Office and we can help you!


Number of students who have not given an explanation for absences.




















Last reporting period we had 73 students without an explanation for absences and now we are down to 63!  Great job parents.  All you have to do is reply to the SMS to let us know your child is sick and it’s done.  In a more detailed analysis:


K – from 9 down to 8 students

P/P – from 9 down to 7

Yr 1 -  from 10 down to 9

Yr 2 -  from 10 down to 8,

Yr 3 – from 14 down to 10 students

Yr 4 – from 3 up to 4,

Yr 5 – from 6 up to 8

Yr 6 – from 10 down to 9.


Another decrease in the total number of no explanations but some year level increases

Year 4 parents are still ahead of other year levels even with an increase of one student and now the Pre-Primary students are coming second. Students, you can remind your parents to give you a note when you return to school or to contact the school when you are away.


It’s great to see we are down another 10, but this is still too high. Go Rawlinson parents, Go!!


Mrs J Large JP



This fortnight's PBS focus is :

Responsible - We are responsible when we walk quietly around the school.


Congratulations to the following students who were awarded certificates at Monday's Assembly.

Mahali Jones : Pre Primary

Connor Larcombe : Pre Primary

Andrej Bogdanoski : Year One

Melanie Naumoski : Year One

Seth Howard : Year Two

Noah Angus : Year Two

Milad Ali : Year Two

Luisa Aleni : Year Three

Aieshia Baraquio : Year Four

Hannah Sagbini Munoz : Year Four

Ivy Leach : Year Five

Richard Khim : Year Six

Ilfan Jasaroski : Year Six

Students from A6 have their work displayed this week.

Please visit the office to admire their art.



Gastroenteritis, or ‘gastro’ is a common condition in children of all ages. It occurs when the bowel is infected by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and sometimes, fever.  Gastroenteritis, or ‘gastro’ is a common condition in children of all ages. It occurs when the bowel is infected by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and sometimes, fever. Most cases in children are not serious, but it is very important to make sure that a child with gastro receives enough fluid. If your child has gastro, keep them away from school for 48 hours after vomiting and diarrhoea have stopped. If symptoms persist see your family doctor. The easiest way to prevent gastro is to make sure everyone in the family washes their hands regularly, especially before eating and after going to the toilet. For more information go to http://www.public.health.wa.gov.au/2/597/2/gastroenteritis.pm


Fundraising Update

Colour Explosion - Prizes The prizes have arrived and have been distributed to classes. If you find anything not quite right with your order, please text 0414 341 437 to advise.

Thanks Wendy

Fundraising Co-Ordinator

Uniform Shop News

Leavers update!

They're nearly here!

The Leavers shirts are now at the printers! 

I will let you know when we get delivery of them.

The next Uniform Shop Open day is: 

Term 3, Week 2,

30th July, 2.30 - 3pm.

Volunteers needed please.

 Purchases via Qkr! are available at any time, deliveries to classrooms Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays.

 Paper orders accepted through the office.

Rawlinson Primary School

To provide a safe supportive environment where all are encouraged to reach their potential.  Diversity is celebrated with acceptance, tolerance, active listening and understanding. We strive to build resilience, cooperation, confidence and self-worth so as to ensure Learning for Life.

Darryl Dedman