What a great couple of weeks we’ve had at Kingston Primary. Through the wet weather we’ve had the Cross Country and today the Year 6 Winter Carnival. I would like to thank Mr Matt Campbell for his organisation of these events and commitment to the students and their sporting activities. Well done to all our Kingston students for having a go, trying their best and showing great sportsmanship. It’s been lovely seeing so many students helping and encouraging one another.
Thank you to the parents and families who I’ve met already, it’s been great getting to know people. I look forward to continuing to meet families, and invite you to come to the P&C meeting this Monday evening (14 June) at the Treendale Farm from 5pm or chatting to you at school.
I would like to let you know that as a school we are looking at creating a school Facebook page to give families regular updates on what’s happening at school. More information about this will be sent out in the coming weeks. Further to this we will reduce the number of newsletters to two a term as of Term 3. Newsletters will be sent out in Week 5 and 10 of each term.
Wishing you all a happy weekend.
This fortnight our Core Virtue is : Trust
Trust is believing in someone or something. It is having confidence that the right thing will happen without trying to control it or make it happen. Sometimes it is hard to trust when life brings painful experiences. Trust is being sure, down deep, that there is some good in everything that happens.
I trust that there is some good in everything that happens. I have no need to control others. All fear and worry are released. I feel at peace and know I am not alone.
Congratulations to the following students who received merit awards.
Jaylen Anderson, Addison Tanner, Eric Xu, Heidi Glover, Mason Hann, Sophie Clements, Benjamin Holdway, Lucy Bembridge, Sav Allen, Layla Edmunds, Asher Saleh, Flynn Whiffen, Chase Cunningham, Taylor Dorotich, Jesse Dorotich, Anthony Carter, Max McHaffie, Jackson Holmes, Eliza Wells, Scarlet Baker, Luke Chennel, Blake Powell, Georgia Thuel, Heidi Elliott, Kaydia Ketchup, Savannah Davis, Caida Carter, Billy Fisher, Ryder Strother, Cleo Lee-Morato, Lillian Blight-Nestor, Ethan McColl, Tej Patel, Aryanna Toovey, Misty Anthony, Rayne Brown, Taj Broadhurst, Shaylee Ellis, Maggeh Tran Nguyen, Seth Truss, Adalind Bragg.
Well done !!
Wet and Wild West cross country 2021
Yesterday, the annual cross country competition was held in some very blustery conditions. The races started last week with the year 3’s doing their run earlier due to swimming lessons. The year 2’s started our day off racing their 2 laps of the oval, followed by the years 1’s competing in their first ever cross country race. We then moved onto our senior students who had to run over two laps of the whole school. With the rain threatening to come down, we managed to get through it all.
In the end our winning Faction was Stanley Strikers! The students from year 3-6 who came 1st – 4th, will now have the opportunity to compete in the interschool race held at Adam Road PS later in the term. Again well done to all the students and parents who braved the wintery conditions.
Pupil Free Days for 2021:
Term 3 - Monday July 19th
Term 4 - Monday 11th October
PP and Year 3 Swimming Lessons - 8th June - 18th June
Interschool Cross Country - Wednesday 23rd June
End of Term 2 - Friday 2nd July
The next P&C meeting will be held on Monday 14th June, 5pm @ the Treendale Farm Hotel. All community members and parents welcome.
The uniform shop is now open every Thursday 8:50-9:15am & 2:45-3:15pm.
Quickcliq available 24/7 - with delivery to classrooms Thursday afternoons.
Uniform specials while stock lasts:
All second hand uniforms: $3
All second hand school bags: $10
Zip jackets: $30 (sizes 2, 14 & 16 only) Apologies on current rain jacket delays, thank you for your patience.
Emma our canteen manager is now doing weekly & daily specials. Please keep an eye on Quickcliq and socials for these tasty treats.
By Professor Matt Sanders
It’s tough being a parent but it’s easy to fall into one of the common parenting traps:
- The criticism trap is when there are frequent power struggles with your child. The situations escalate from criticising to threatening and yelling. This type of discipline often backfires. The parent’s anger makes the child and parent resentful and hostile. If these kinds of battles take place frequently, it's time to try a new way of handling the situation.
- The “leave them alone” trap involves the parent simply not acknowledging their child when they are behaving well. If good behaviour is taken for granted it may be replaced with the misbehaviour that receives more attention. A basic principle of positive parenting is to praise behaviours you would like to see more often.
- The “for the sake of the children” trap occurs when parents in unhappy marriages stick doggedly to the same marriage routines, for the sake of the children, rather than addressing the problems constructively.
- The perfect parent trap. There is no such thing as a perfect parent and trying to be one will only lead to disappointment, resentment, guilt, and feelings of inadequacy.
- The martyr trap is one where parents become so over-involved in the task of parenting they neglect their own needs. The parents’ relationship suffers and may end in feeling
There is a Triple P session coming up on the 22nd of June from 9:15-11:15 at the Leschenault Leisure Centre. Please register online at: https://www.triplep-parenting.net.au/au-uken/find-help/find-a-session/2021-06-22/seminar/power-of-positive-parenting/109308/
For more information go to www.triplep-parenting.net or https://www.triplep-parenting.net.au/au-uken/find-help/triple-p-parenting-in-western-australia/ to find local programs near you.