We have had a flying start to term four with a couple of fantastic sports carnivals in the first two weeks. Congratulations to all of our kids who ran, jumped, threw, skipped and flew at our carnivals. We are all very proud of the effort that the students made to try their best. Thank you to all our staff who worked hard to ensure it was a great day for our kids. A special thanks to Mr Campbell for the excellent organisation of the carnivals. Thanks also to the P&C for feeding us on the day – Well done.
We finally had our parent open night this week. Thanks again to our awesome staff who stayed back to talk with our parents, grandparents, carers and friends. We hope you enjoyed walking through our classesrooms.
Class Preferences for 2021
We are currently working on our class structure for next year. This is a huge task that often takes a lot of time and energy from our teachers and admin staff. If you have a special class placement request for your child in 2021 now is the time to let us know.
We are able to consider a request related to pairing of friends and friendships, separation of students from students and even separation of students from teachers! However, we cannot consider requests that relate to not wanting to be in a split class. One of our aims is to teach the child, not the class. Some of our teachers have requested to “loop” (stay with the same students in 2021) with their classes. Your child’s’ class teacher will inform you if this may be the case.
Class preference requests must be in writing (via app or email is fine) and they must be addressed to the principal, and received by Friday November 6.
Minor Works - Gazebo
As a result of a government grant for shade structures in the midst of the COVID19 recovery strategy, we have been lucky enough to see some minor works take place in one of our courtyards. From my perspective this is the first step in a bigger picture to “cool down” the courtyards that run through the centre of the school. The gazebo, or band stand as I like to call it is almost complete. When this is done we with consult with a landscape designer to introduce some grass and garden areas within the courtyard to provide better, cooler play environments for our kids. Then we can start on the next courtyard. If you have any ideas or would like to talk more about this please talk with me.
Give a Can Give a Damn
I would like to express my thanks to the Kingston community for the amazing effort that Kingston made to contribute to this community project. Once again in 2020 the Kingston community made the greatest contribution to the event. We donated over 2500 items! The average contribution for various schools and community groups was in the hundreds. CANgratulations to everyone who contributed and a big thankyou from those charities who benefit from your generosity.
New Classroom Building
As you would be aware Kingston Primary is getting a new four classroom building. The project goes out to tender next month and we expect the works to start in about February. The new building will be located right on top of the junior playground. The junior playground will be moved to where transportable classes T2, T3 and T4 are at the moment. They will be removed during the summer holidays and the area will be converted to play space.
New Deputy Principal
We will very soon be welcoming a new deputy principal to join our Kingston leadership team. Mr Jae Dornan will be replacing Tanya Uren. Jae starts at Kingston on November 9th and comes to us from Moora where he was also a Deputy Principal. I am sure you will see Mr Dornan around as he learns all about Kingston. Please say hello and make him feel welcome.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Congratulations to all the below students who received merit awards:
Corey Flanagan, Summer Mills, Miley Goodings, Lily Strother, Tayla Bridges, Blake Lucas, Connor Schneiker, Laurie Jocson, Peyton Vicary, Isabelle Hearn, Phillip Waller, Brax Radford, Mila Campbell, Beau Dudley, Annabeth Allen, Jayce Cusack, Haze Moyle, Linkyn-Reid Paito, Jett Sexton, Ella Cusack, Tawhiri Thompson, Jhett Holden, Kade Smith, Zac Stuart, Scout Reely, Senna Linehan, Caine Saunders, Aria Earnshaw, Cleo Lee-Morato, Beren McCann, Claude Smith, Hannah Sommerville, Shaylee Ellis, Riana Humble, Lennix Humphreys, Jayden Woodward, Pippa De Graaf, Makayla Jarvis, Ella Ryan, Lucas Ritchie, Nicole Warren, Danika Rudolf, Lucy Wells, Beau Craigie, Savannah Walton, Khael Hesketh, Sam Smith, Lailana Price, Ashton Hicks, Blake Powell, Bradley Wilson, Hailee Pratt, Shoshana Vea, Faith Larwood, Sebastian Murray, Mia Warren, Lorelai Waters, Jake Brown, Jay Hinsey, Miranda White, Brodie Watts, Phoebe Reynolds, Mia Wilkins, Jai Wilkins.
Naidoc Week - Week 5
Interschools Sports - Tuesday 10th November and Friday 13th November
PP Concert - 9th December
PP Water Fun Day - 15th December
Year 6 Graduation -December 17th
Last Day of Term - Thursday 17th December
This fortnight our Core Virtue is : Friendliness
Friendliness is being a friend. It is taking an interest in other people. It is going out of your way to make others feel welcome or to make a stranger feel at home. When you are friendly, you happily share your belongings, time, ideas, and feelings. You share the good times and the bad times together. Friendliness is the best cure for loneliness.
I am friendly. I smile and greet people. I show an interest in others. I like myself and know that my friendship is worth a lot.
A huge thank you to everyone who assisted in the sports carnivals and open night. Whether you were behind the scenes helping with food preparation or supporting us by purchasing the goods we offered, thank you so very much. A brand new fully functional freezer now resides in the canteen from funds raised through these events so thank you all again.
We are always in need of volunteers so if you have an hour or so to spare please pop in, no experience necessary.
I will be reintroducing birthday cupcakes and sushi week commencing 2nd November. Thank you for your patience with the changes whilst I worked through the carnivals and open night weeks.
We will be holding a ready to cook pizza evening in a couple of weeks. Please keep your eyes peeled for more information to come. These are PREORDER ONLY and are absolutely delicious, made fresh in your canteen.
Roz - Canteen
Monday - 8.30am - 8.45am
Thursday - 2.50pm - 3.05pm
Online orders will be processed Thursday and will be available for collection Friday morning from the canteen or can be placed in the lunch order basket for delivery to your child classroom. Orders placed over the weekend should be available Monday morning from uniform shop.
For any uniform enquiries please feel free to come in for a chat or send the P&C page a private message.
A massive thankyou to those that purchased sport carnival supplies via our recent fundraiser with Ponytails & Fairytales. The P&C managed to raise an amazing $204.09. This contribution will be going towards a much needed new freezer for our canteen. So thankyou very much!
A huge pat on the back goes to the community of Kingston Primary School, the generosity of donations of cakes, slices and other sweet baked goods at the Junior Sport Carnival was phenomenal. We managed to raise an amazing $414- which also will be going to the purchase of a freezer in our canteen.
We are still currently fundraising with Digital Entertainment Memberships. These are fantastic value to use in School Holidays & especially around Christmas time. 20% for all memberships purchased goes straight back to our P&C. The memberships hold so much value for an example offers include and not limited to, Buy one meal at Rose Hotel, get 1 FREE, Bonus $50 play voucher at Timezone when you load $50, 2 for 1 entry at Gravity, buy 1 Wendy’s supershake, get 1 Free! The list goes on….. And the good thing about it they come with 12 months expiry. For further information on these and to purchase yours today, head to https://www.entertainment.com.au/orderbooks/89g778 or feel free to contact Kaesy Tomkinson.
A big thank you to Harcourts for sponsoring Term 3 WHAM .
Congratulations to Liam Cullinan who won the scooter and helmet last term.
Keep wearing your helmets for the chance to win an ice-cream or a scooter and helmet at the end of term.
WHAM is also happening in Binningup at the bus station as well as the school bike racks.
If there are any local businessess that would like to sponsor wham next term please call Julie on 0409 917 968.