From the Principal – Term 3 issue 9

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to second semester! I hope that you had a relaxing and enjoyable time with children over the holidays and managed to take advantage of the one or two sunny, winter days. We’ve had a smooth start to second semester, key academic programs have been fully implemented, as well as programs to enhance our learning environment that include: Positive Behaviour Support initiatives, targeted intervention groups, ‘Cracking the Code’, ‘Minilit’, Latin Club, SWAT Team, Green Team, Breakfast Club, School Chaplaincy and School Psychologist.

Wasn’t B4’s assembly item a wonderful way to celebrate our return to school! B4’s item utilised a “Talk for Writing” modelled text of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. During class instruction time our Year 1 students have been learning how to use adjectives to describe a character when writing. Students shared expressive and imaginative adjectives to describe the characters from the text, then sang and performed a catchy tune titled the“Three Bears Rap”. Sensational B4! Congratulations, to all Merit Certificate recipients and Star awardees.

SOUTH LAKE PRIMARY SCHOOL’S HOMEWORK POLICY

Last term South Lake Primary School Board reviewed South Lake Primary’s Homework Policy.
Homework can support higher levels of student achievement by extending the time available for students to consolidate skills and concepts learned at school. As well as extending the time available for the exploration of new ideas and new situations homework can also be a means of furthering school-home relationships as it can assist in keeping parents informed about the student’s learning program and progress.
A copy of the reviewed document has been included as an insert in this newsletter and parents and carers are invited to make comments by emailing Leigh.Liley@education.wa.edu.au by Monday 2 August.

IT’S TIME TO ENROL FOR 2022

We are now taking applications for enrolment in 2022. You need to enrol for:

Starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2022

Starting Pre-primary, the first year of compulsory school –5 years old by 30 June 2022

All children from Kindy, Pre-primary to Year 12 areguaranteed a place at their local public school.

Remember to bring Birth Certificates, proof of address and an immunisation statement. If you have friends, neighbours or relatives that have children that are eligible we would encourage you to come to school to find out about programs and have a tour of our school.

WET WEATHER: CHILDREN ARE SO VULNERABLE IN TRAFFIC

Wet weather and children are not a good combination. Children are at an increased risk because:

They are not all road safety educated like adults.
They are small, fragile and hard to see between cars.
They have difficulty in judging speed and distance in general.
Their peripheral vision is still developing.
Their injuries tend to be more severe because of their small size.
They are easily distracted and can move out into danger in a flash without warning.
have a duty of care. Parents are the key training providers

We all have a duty of care. Parents are the key training providers of road safety education for young children and are responsible for teaching them road safety skills and knowledge especially around schools. For this reason, it is important that parents’ model safe behaviour at all times and consider their children’s limitations.

VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS INCENTIVE

Congratulations to the Barbour family who were our lucky winners of the $50 voucher draw at the end of Term 2. Our Voluntary Contributions of $60 are starting to add to the school’s resources so THANK YOU to all families who are supporting the school. Be in our next draw for a $50 voucher in Week 5.

There are lots of fabulous experiences planned for Term 3 including ‘100 Days of School’, Science Week (Wk. 5), ‘One Big Voice’, South Lake Primary School Athletics Carnival, Book Week (Wk. 6) and visiting author, as well as Curtin Artist in Residence Program. Keep an eye on our Term 3 Planner, and SLPS Skoolbag app, that way children don’t miss out.

A quick reminder, it is essential that students arrive at school by 8:30am (at the latest) so that they can enter classrooms and prepare for their days learning that commences at 8:45am with formal instruction.

I look forward to catching up with you at one of our events or at our next assembly on August 5 presented by B6. Have a wonderful fortnight!

Kind regards Leigh Liley

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