- PRINCIPAL'S REPORT - 27 August 2019
- MERIT AWARDS - 27 August 2019
- VIRTUES - 27 August 2019
- WHAM - 27 August 2019
- FUNDRAISING - 27 August 2019
- CANTEEN NEWS - 27 August 2019
- UNIFORM NEWS - 27 August 2019
- SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS NEWS - 27 August 2019
- OSHCLUB NEWS - 27 August 2019
- CHIN WAG - 27 August 2019
- Soup Van - 27 August 2019
- GIRLS JUNIOR CRICKET - 27 August 2019
- Leschenault Cricket Club Inc - 27 August 2019
Term three is rolling along nicely here at Kingston and as I walk through the school each day, I feel grateful for the team of people we have here. Last week I attended the WA Primary Principal’s annual conference in Perth with 300 other school leaders from around WA. It was a great experience to listen to some of the world leaders in education and I hope to bring some of the thoughts and ideas back to Kingston in the coming months.
In the last newsletter I wrote about my thoughts on the right to teach, the right to learn and the right to feel safe. I would like to thank those people who indicated their support in our community regarding this and acknowledge the importance of these three vital points to project and enhance the culture here at Kingston.
As you may be aware many of our students are, or have been participating in swimming lessons this term. To be honest, swimming lessons can potentially “mess up” the running of the school and without doubt has a huge impact on each individual class and student that participates. Importantly though, swimming lessons, as part of our curriculum, is one of those things that is vital and potentially lifesaving. Thank you for enrolling your child in swimming lessons. We know that it does make life a little more difficult in the mornings before school as well as the financial commitment that parents have made for the week.
Finally, next Friday, our admin leadership team and I have allocated a full day to discuss the future directions of our leadership priorities. This will be a key time for us to share our thoughts and feelings about the directions we lead over the next few years at Kingston. This is a very important first step for our team. When we understand each other we will be better positioned to lead the next discussions with staff, parents and students about what we need and want for our school community. These discussions will initially be based on our current school business plan.
For some of us, it is the end of the season (footy) and I am once again left unsure about what I should feel – hope or despair? By the time March 2020 arrives I think hope will dominate. If your team is in the finals (local, state or national) I wish them well.
Have a great week.
Congratulations to the following students who received Merit Awards this fortnight:
Kayden Townsend, PJ Davis, Harlem Marino, Cruz Allen, Rory Hughes, Zac Shaw, Lachlan Spencer, Harper Campaner, Patience Moyle, Hailee Pratt, Mitchell Bates, Georgia Hall, Marliee Gregory-Paterson, Logan Clements, Nicole Warren, Hayley Daulby, Shale Morse, Zac De Graaf, Tilli Vlahov, Kyla Robinson, Bonnie Baggetta, Rachael Wilson, Blake Lucas, Jayden Sloan, Zande Sloan, Zander Basile, AJ Te Hiko, Lucas Lenane, Nicolai Vea, Sam Waitere, Eric Xu, Addison Tanner, Liam Cullinan, Bryce Dewar, Ella Soulos, Satriani Tahana, Larissa West, Faith Larwood, Adam Pover, Shanae Anderson, Chase Clift, Rowan Jamieson and William Martin.
This fortnight our Core Virtue is : Responsibility
Being responsible means others can depend on you. You are willing to be accountable for your actions. When things go wrong and you make a mistake, you make amends instead of excuses. When you are responsible, you keep your agreements. You give your best to any job. Responsibility is the ability to respond ably. It is a sign of growing up.
I am responsible. I give my best to all that I do and keep my agreements. I learn from my mistakes. I am willing to make amends.
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.
We are looking for volunteers to help run the Father’s Day stall on Wednesday 28 August at Kindy from 11am to 1pm and also Thursday 29th and Friday 30th in the library from 9am to 3pm. Any help would be appreciated.
Fundraising - Karen Davies
0488 083 633
** Just a reminder that the canteen is open 5 days a week
from 8.30am to 2.00pm **
LOOSE CHANGE WEDNESDAY this week! 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.
Normal lunch and recess available online.
Tea, coffee and milo available for parents for Friday assemblies.
New Family Meal menu available now and will run for the rest of the term. Options will now change each term and now include a vegetarian or fish option.
Did you know by adding a generous heaped tablespoon or two of greek youghurt to your pikelet batter, increases the thickness and softness.
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
Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional and physical health. For example, going for a bush walk, spending time with friends or listening to your favourite music. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often over-look. Good self-care is the key to improved mood and reduced anxiety which promotes healthy brain functioning. We would like to share some important brain facts with you! Thanks. Rose & Paula
Feeling frightened? Upset? Your amygdala is on alert! It regulates and blocks information from going to your prefrontal cortex (PFC), so you can react in a flash. When you feel safe and happy, the amygdala will pass information on to the PFC so you can think.
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) uses important information to focus, decide, compute, analyse and reason. Here’s the catch: the PFC gets information only when the amygdala is calm. Then it passes on to the hippocampus any info worth remembering.
The hippocampus creates, stores, and processes all important facts and memories the PFC passes on to it – such as birthdays, your friends’ e-mail addresses, and the brisk, salty smell of the ocean.
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.
Online registrations are now open for the 2019/2020 Cricket season. We offer Junior Blasters, Master Blasters and regular Junior cricket up to Year 11/12 for boys and girls.
Please logon to playcricket.com.au or leschenaultcricketclub.com for all the information.
The season will commence at the beginning of Term 4. We are a Kidsport club. All fees need to be paid at the time of registration.
Phone Adele on 0428 990 573 or Jamie on 0429 124 766 if unable to complete online registration.