- PRINCIPAL'S REPORT - 13 August 2019
- SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS NEWS - 13 August 2019
- MERIT AWARDS - 13 August 2019
- VIRTUES - 13 August 2019
- WHAM - 13 August 2019
- FUNDRAISING - 13 August 2019
- CANTEEN NEWS - 13 August 2019
- UNIFORM NEWS - 13 August 2019
- OSHCLUB NEWS - 13 August 2019
- CHIN WAG - 13 August 2019
- RESILIENCE BUILDING BLOCKS - 13 August 2019
- GIRLS JUNIOR CRICKET - 13 August 2019
The dust has well and truly settled from the beginning of term and we are once again off to a flying start here at Kingston Primary School. I would like to congratulate our staff and students for their ability to start the term in such a positive and productive way given, the change in leadership. Four weeks into my new role I can say with confidence that I really like what I see here at Kingston. Having over 20 years’ experience as a school principal my comparisons put our school at the top of the pack. The key ingredient is people! Great schools are made of great people. Included in our staff here at Kingston are some of the most dedicated professionals I have met in education.
Although having been a Principal for a long time (now I’m feeling old), over the last four weeks I have learnt a great deal about how Kingston “rolls”. One of the many conversations that I have had with staff, students and parents is around the subject of – At Kingston, what should we stop? start? and continue doing? This has been a useful conversation to enable me to get a snapshot of the school and the thoughts and ideas of the community.
Of course, I bring my own experiences to the community and at the forefront of my perspective around school leadership there stands three things that I believe are paramount in any school and as a leader I will ensure that they are protected. They are:
- The right to teach
- The right to learn
- The right to feel safe
All our staff here at Kingston must be able to teach your children in a conducive and uninterrupted environment every day. This is very important, and I will project this right.
All our children here at Kingston come to school every day to learn in an environment that stimulates and enhances their life. This too is very important, and I will work hard to ensure this right.
Everyone on the Kingston community has the right to be safe - ALWAYS. I will work hard to ensure this for your child.
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be in and out of the school with Education Department commitments at a system level. Of course, I will be in touch daily with our leadership team who are highly capable in running the daily aspects of our school.
Finally, if you would like to have a “stop start continue” conversation with me, I would love to chat with you. Please catch me before or after school in the playground, or talk to our office and make a time to catch up.
Have a great week.
We are social work students from Edith Cowan University who will be completing placement at Kingston Primary School during Term 3. We would like to thank you all for your warm welcome to your beautiful school. During our time at Kingston Primary School, we will be introducing some small projects that will focus on promoting positive health and wellbeing for the school community. ‘Self-Care’ for families is a tip that we would like to share with you! Thanks!
Paula & Rose
“Self-care is a part of daily living. It is the care taken by individuals towards their own health and well-being, and includes the care extended to their children, family, friends and others in neighbourhoods and local communities.”
Congratulations to the following students who received Merit Awards this fortnight:
Liam Kent, Shaylee Ellis, Hunter Butler, Summer Mills, Aidan Rawle, Damien Soerja Djanegara, Otis McHaffie, Zitong Gao, Ace Nadz, Declan Van den Berg, William Glossop, Ella Cusack, Sonny Santostefano, Parkes Bathurst, Will Koks, Bailey Fryer, Lailana Price, Lana Clements, Esteven Resurreccion, Makayla Done, Ella Harrison, Hannah Machin, Bailey Hoggarth, Skyler Culhane, Laren Bish, Rodney Joseph, Jenayah Miller, Connor Crowther, Max Campbell, Henry Parsons, Timothy Crowley, Jayden Hayes, Kayde Thompson, Adante Wano, Ally Hunter, Micah Martin, Lachlan Mackay, Rubi Greentree, Cynara Cunningham and Brax Meadows-Bosustow.
This fortnight our Core Virtue is : Self Discipline
Self-discipline means self-control. It is getting yourself to do what you really want to do, rather than being tossed around by your feelings like a leaf in the wind. You don't lose control of yourself when you feel hurt or angry, but decide how you are going to talk and what you are going to do. With self-discipline, you take charge of yourself.
I have self-discipline. I use my time well and get things done. I choose my actions with detachment..
Father's Day raffle tickets will be sent home this week. They are $1 per ticket and need to be returned to school by Thursday 29th August and the prizes will be drawn on Friday 30th August.
Father's Day stalls will be held in the Kindy on 28th August and the rest of the school in the library on 29th and 30th August.
** Just a reminder that the canteen is open 5 days a week
from 8.30am to 2.00pm **
Special for this week only **Sweet potato wedges** $1 per cup add sour cream OR sweet chilli for 40c
LOOSE CHANGE WEDNESDAY the 28th of August! Come and see the exciting food options at recess and lunch. Items start from 5c and range to $1.50. Over the counter sales only.
New Family Meal menu available this week and will run for the rest of term 3. Options will now change each term and now include a vegetarian or fish option.
We welcome any help in the canteen, whether you only have an hour spare or more, all volunteers are much appreciated. Come in and have a cuppa with us and a few laughs are always guaranteed!
From the Canteen team
The uniform shop is open Monday - Thursday 8.30 - 9am
Eftpos is available
We have a good range of second hand uniforms available at the moment for $5 each. Thank you to everyone who has donated polo’s, jumpers, also a few long pants, skorts and shorts too so far this year - all proceeds go directly to the P&C to improve our school facilities.
Please also check that all clothing items and hats are clearly labelled with your child’s first and last name as this makes it much easier to return items to your child if they end up in Lost Property. I do go through the Lost Property once a week and unfortunately there has been heaps of clothing not labelled.
With all this raining weather and you want to keep the kids as dry as possible, our black rain jackets are back in stock, in all sizes.
I know it’s early to think about but the Junior and Senior Sports Carnivals will be here before you know it. We are fully stocked up with your sports colours now, so get in before they sell out. Kid’s shirts are $25 and we do have some adult sizes too for $26. Don’t forget we also have sport colour hats available for $10.
The uniform shop is run by volunteers and is open Monday – Thursday from 8.30 – 9.00am. We are not open on Friday. Alternatively, you can order uniforms online at www.quickcliq.com.au and they will be delivered to your child’s classroom.
Karen Davies – Uniform Coordinator
For those of you that have never attended/or heard of Chin Wag, any parents or carers who are:
- New to the area
- May feel isolated
- Have a partner who works away/shift worker
- May have some ideas on how we can extend our support to families
- Or you may just have some spare time and would love a 'cuppa and a chat'
We meet each Wednesday morning at 8.45am - 10.15am for morning tea. You will find us in the OSH Club room, T9 (Demountable building next to oval). We would love for you to come and join us in a friendly laid back environment. We look forward to meeting some new faces and catching up with the regular Chin Wag crew.