We are currently reading and editing our student reports (about 760) which are due to go home on Tuesday 17 December 2019. Reading through these it is great to hear about so many fantastic achievements and the terrific progress that out kids have made in 2019.
We are also in the final weeks of primary school for our year six students which is a very exciting time for them. They are currently attending transition programs at ASHS.
Our leadership team is currently preparing the class structures for 2020. At this stage we are preparing for about 730 students from kindergarten to year six. This year we are losing about 120 year six graduates and gaining about 90 kindy kids. As a result of this our enrolment planning number is down by about 30 students in comparison to our current enrolments. We are also considering our budgets for next year with our finance committee meeting to approve or edit the budget submission for 2020.
Last week we had our last School Board Meeting for 2020. I would like to thank all of our Board members for their contribution this year. In particular, I would like to recognise Damian Lenane and his contributions as Board Chair this year. Damian is stepping down from this role in 2020 and our Board will elect a new chairperson next year.
Last week I attended my first Artbeat festival here at Kingston. It was an incredible day. I have vivid memories of watching our kids participate in the activities with huge smiles, dancing feet and paint brushes in hand. Well done to Mr Basille and Mrs Williams for organising another great event.
Finally, I would like to thank all of our teachers for the hard work and effort that they put into writing their student reports over the last few weeks. This is a really big job and it is something that I note is done really well here at Kingston. Thank you.
Have a great week
KINGSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
2020 Year 3 – 6 iPad Information
At KPS all students from Years 3 – 6 are requested to participate in our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program which allows iPads to be used at school throughout the day.
We ask our students to bring their iPad to school every day where they can log in and connect to the school's NBN. This connection allows access to apps that are regularly used by your child’s class teacher. We have a strict internet usage policy in our school.
Our contemporary learning environments offer flexibility and opportunities for collaboration, independence, and connectivity to the wider world. This anytime, anywhere learning is supported by access to technologies including iPads.
Kingston Primary School’s approach is to provide many learning opportunities for every child within our school. These devices do not replace our current ways of teaching and learning, rather, they enhance them by providing alternatives for our students. We recognise that all children learn in different ways so we want to provide those opportunities for our students.
If your child is unable to bring an iPad to school, each class will have a small number of iPads that will be used for lessons. In this scenario, your child will not miss out on key learning experiences in the classroom.
Congratulations to the following students who received Merit Awards recently:
Seiannah Stack, Jenna Snow, Larah Black, Eva Mitchell, Mason Townsend, Zaine Hall, Jordy Kimberley, Lachlan Davies, Elise Edmunds, Audrey Crowley, Jordan Harrison, Victoria Grinter, Maddison Cole, Ebbonie Dolic, Asta Hardy, Taylor Johnstone, Seth Eyre-Campbell, Lillah Bowman, Ayumi Pasian, Conor Larwood, Scarlett Zannella, Jax Cassella, Chloe Denham, Tyler Hayes, Mason Meester, Mikaylah Stuart, Lukas Howard, Taya Halford, Rudy Vassay, Isabelle Murphy, Lily Strother, Benjamin Holdway, Jayce Cusack, Connor Schneiker, Kiyan Barker, Jayden Hayes and Kasinda Allen.
This fortnight our Core Virtue is : Thankfulness
Thankfulness is being grateful for what you have. It is an attitude of gratitude for learning, loving, and being. It is appreciating the little things which happen around you and within you every day. It is having a sense of wonder about the beauty of this world. It is being aware of the gifts in your life.
I am thankful for the many gifts within me and around me today. I appreciate my life. I look for the lessons. I expect the best.
After 45 years with Dental Health Services and 39 years working in the area, the time has come for a change. I will be retiring from my position as a Dental Therapist at the Dental Therapy Centre at Australind Senior High School to explore life’s other possibilities. I would like to thank all my past and current clients for entrusting me with their dental care and school staff for their wonderful support over the years.
The clinic is fortunate to have Gaylene Coutts taking over my position as full time Dental Therapist.
Kind regards, Julie
** Just a reminder that the canteen is open 5 days a week
from 8.30am to 2.00pm **
The next "Loose Change Wednesday" will be tomorrow Wednesday 4th December. This will be the last one for this term and it will be a great day!
A great range of food will be on offer for the students priced from 5 cents to $1.50.
End of term lunch special will be held on WEDNESDAY 18th. Orders need to be received by FRIDAY 13th December to ensure you get your first choice. Order form and information attached.
Canteen is CLOSED Thursday 19th of December for both recess and lunch. Please send your child to school with enough food.
The Canteen Team
Please note change of Uniform Shop hours.
For the rest of this term the uniform shop will be open Monday and Thursday from 8.00am – 9.00am. Eftpos is available.
Start thinking of 2020 and get a head start for the new school year. Order your uniforms now either on Monday or Thursday from 8am to 9am or log onto the www.quickcliq.com.au and it will be sent to your child’s class on these days.
Second hand uniforms and donations - The Uniform Shop gratefully accepts donations of second hand uniforms, particularly polo shirts. Second hand uniforms are sold for $5 each, with all proceeds going directly to the P&C to improve our school facilities. If you would like to donate any second hand uniforms to the shop, please drop them off to the Uniform Shop, Canteen or Front Office. Thank you!
The Uniform Shop is run by volunteers and to keep this going we need you. If you are interested in helping run the Uniform Shop or just helping the day to day running of the shop. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the uniform shop when it’s open.
Karen Davies – Uniform Coordinator
We are looking for people with ideas for Fundraising. People with a can do attitude and someone who can work with the school and make a difference. Fundraising is a big part of our Kingston Primary School. We fundraise for play equipment including Nature Play areas, sporting equipment,music items, art items and a lot more. Please if this sounds like you, come to our P&C Meeting this Wednesday at 6pm in the library or see Karen Davies our Uniform co-ordinator for more details.
As we near the end of a busy year I would like to thank the many parents and carers that have popped in to ChinWag for a cuppa and a chat. It has been a busy year of parents/carers studying, working, new editions to their families, adjusting to new family situations and just dealing with the general ebbs and flows of life.
ChinWag meets every Wednesday from 8.45am-10.30am in the OSH Club room (Demountable alongside oval). So if you are new to the area, feeling isolated, partner works away, or you just have some time to spare and would like a cuppa and a chat, please feel free to pop into our welcoming environment for support and friendship.
Year 6 Graduation - Thursday 19th December
Last Day of the school year - Thursday 19th December
Reports to go home - Tuesday 17th December
First Day of School Year 2020 - Monday 3rd February