We are now well over the half-way point of term one and students and staff have well and truly settled into work routines. Next week, students in year three and five will begin preparation for 2021 NAPLAN testing. As some of the content is completed electronically, there is quite a bit of preparation before the scheduled testing weeks between 10th – 21st May. Parents with any questions or concerns should contact Deputy Principal, Mr Chris Eagle who is co-ordinating the testing.
The permanent principal position for Kingston PS has now been advertised and is expected to be finalised with an appointment early next term. I will remain in the relieving capacity until then.
Parent, Teacher & Student Survey
As part of its review process Kingston Primary School has asked key stakeholders to complete a satisfaction survey. This survey is completed every two years and results are fed back to the Kingston School Board to discuss the results and inform ongoing planning. As the survey is confidential, it is run on a web based survey tool that also provides parents with the opportunity to make more general comments.
I urge parents to complete the survey which will enable the school to respond to community perceptions about how we are performing. Students in years 5 & 6 will complete the survey at school and teaching staff will complete their version of the survey through an on-line survey tool too.
Parents can access the survey by clicking on the link below. It will be open for responses for the next two weeks.
Kingston PS Board Vacancies
The School Board are seeking parent nominations for vacancies that have come available as a result of some current parent representatives on the board retiring.
Attached is a form that should be used for nominations for board vacancies. If the school get more nominations than there are vacancies, a voting process will be used as outlined on the information sheet. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Jones at the school.
Our school has an enviable record of students wearing the school uniform both proudly and appropriately. It has come to our attention recently that a number of students, both girls and boys, have quite long hair that is not appropriately secured. As head lice are unfortunately common in WA schools, there are student hygiene concerns that long and loose hair pose. Additionally, unsecured hair can pose a safety hazard during some school activities. We will be requesting that students with long hair secure hair appropriately whilst at school. This is also consistent with guidelines at local high schools to ensure hygiene and safety of students. Your assistance in this matter will be appreciated.
This fortnight our Core Virtue is : Perseverance
Perseverance is being pursposeful and steadfast. It is sticking to something, staying committed, no matter how long it takes or what obstacles appear to stop you. A good example is the story of the tortoise and the hare. Even though the tortoise was slower than the hare, he won the race because he persevered - he didn't let anything stop him or distract him. He kept on going.
I have perseverence. I keep a steady pace in what I choose to do. I keep on keeping on. I finish what I start. I am a loyal and committed friend.
Please find attached the canteen menu in case you missed it last newsletter. We have had to increase some prices to allow for suppliers increases.
Family meals are now available on Fridays. Please place orders by 2pm Wednesday if you would like to order the weekly special advertised on our Facebook group. We have added two new items to the menu for the small eaters, you will find them under the Lil Bites section. Birthday buckets of icypoles now available to order for classes as an alternative to cupcakes $15 per class. Looking forward to having some fun days this term!!
Congratulations to the following students who received merit awards this term.
Kaelys Bishop, Seth Blight-Nextor, Haylie Stack, Jake Brown, Georgia Thuel, Jordan Tanner, Kosta Staples, Willow Francis, Wynter Goodings, Flynn Ferguson, Riley Walton, Summer Mills, Jono Hewton, Cordelia Erdmann-Newman, Charlotte Hayes, Daniel Daulby, Summer Marrapodi, Himaksh Patel, Mitchell Ward, Jasmin MacLaughlin, Logan Clements, Parkes Bathurst, Adam Pover, Ella Cusack, Zyon Brown, Alleria McNoon, Mackenzie Fitt, Zak Shaw, Samara Humphreys, Malakai Matiu-Motu Dold, Trent Mills, Akira Christensen, Sam Waitere, Allix Snow, Everleigh Norman, Sophie Mills, Bonnie Spencer, Charlie Schober, Avelle Scarlett-Fucile, Ivy Hall, Kael O'Byrne, Dakota Capogreco, Joey Ward, Ryann Nevin, Ayden Lanyon, Jenna Snow, Jhett Holdlen, Audrey Crowley, Emmett Rea, Rylee White, Dylan Lloyd, Jack Duncan, Lincoln Dell'Agostino, Tayla Bridges, Jayden Van den Berg, Isaac Gibb, Arabella Bilston, Max Campbell, Nikholos Smith, Chloe Warren, Cynara Cunningham, Jack Greenhalgh, Lusac Ritchie, Isabelle Hearn, Marilee Gregory Paterson, Grayson Evans, Zakiya Bicknell, Nahla Hicks, Nashyah Collard, Darcy Parsons, Cooper Lynn, Sebastian Murray, Keira Morris, Indigo Dell'Agostino, Akira Christensen, Kwei Tsui, Sage Vea, Henry Birch and Tanner Stidworthy.
Well done !!
Hello from the P&C committee
We would like to get you all excited about our Tesselaar Bulb Fundraiser!
40% of all proceeds will be coming straight back to benefiting our kids!
With the support of you all we are hoping to raise money for some fun new purchases as part of the school's new development!
Don't forget there are more bulbs on our unique website to pick from bulbfundraiser.com.au/KPSPNC
This campaign will end on the 16th April 2021.
Don't forget with supporting this fundraiser it will also help keep our fantastic CANTEEN and UNIFORM shop OPEN and will allow us to continue our efforts in mothers day stalls and fathers day stalls along with the many other hidden efforts the P&C does around the school.
Thankyou Kingston Primary School let's get planting!
What do we do and if you join what can you be part of?
We run our school canteen and uniform shop. We hold raffles throughout the year such as Easter to raise funds. What do we raise funds for? We do have a minimum financial commitment each year to maintain our two businesses but after that is covered we are left to donate money to the school or purchase fun things to enhance our kid’s enjoyment at school. Got an idea of how we can make school awesome? So do we, so come along and share yours. We run the Mothers and Father’s Day stalls each year as well as organising vendors and stalls for our Sports carnivals. We are only limited by the number of volunteers we have.
What can you do to ensure we’re successful?
Come along and join our P&C. You decide how much time you can give and we all have kiddies so they’re no obstacle. In fact, kiddies are why we do what we do because we actually like them. We’re that village that helps to raise our kids, so bring them along and they can create new friendships too.
KPS P&C Meetings for 2021 are below. Commencing at 5.30pm in the staff room. Kids are welcome. Due to the timing of the meetings we often like to grab pizza to eat. Come along and join a vibrant and exciting team. Please bring $1 and become a financial member.
24th March 2021
5th May 2021
9th June 2021
4th August 2021
8th September 2021
27th October 2021
1st December 2021
16th February 2022
Remember to wear your helmet for the chance of winning an ice cream and at the end of each term a scooter and helmet.
Congratulations to all those students who have won ice-creams already this term.