We had a great Foodbank Appeal this year. So much so that we not only won the amount collected per capita, but we also won the outright most donated award. We amassed a whopping 625 kg of food, which was an incredible 9% of the statewide total. A huge thank you to parents for supporting your students with this, and also to our teachers for the encouragement they gave their classes. Special thanks to Mrs Lysle for coordinating the event.
HEALTHY FOOD FAIR
On Friday, 23 June 2017, we had the Healthy Food Fair, in which Rooms 9, 10 and 11 came together to share their yummy recipes with the rest of the school. It was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed it and I think the rest of the students enjoyed it too! Among the many little food “businesses” we made, there were Apple Petites, Munchie Mania, the S.H.T (Super Healthy Twits) and Moo Juice PTY. LTD. Our group (Santiago, Deklan, Rachael and I) were called Green Goodness, and I believe we did very well!
We did have our ups and downs but we got there in the end. The idea for our food was from Rachael, but then I added onto it and we created the “Celery Log”! It was made of celery, watermelon and chia seeds. We also made apple juice to go along with it. And so… we sold out! I was stunned that we sold out so quickly, because there were about 20 minutes left in the Food Fair’s near-two-hour run time. In fact, many kids’ stalls sold out, including the one next to us, Apple Petites. It’s a shame that the year sixes are going to high school next year, because I really want to do this again. I absolutely LOVE the Food Fair! At first, I was a bit iffy about it, but now I realise that it’s a lot of fun! For the next kids who are involved in a Food Fair, I would like to advise that there is a lot of work involved, especially since you have to make the food. But, trust me – the outcome is great! Have fun, future food-makers! By Tully F
Thursday week 8 we were lucky to have the students from SEDA College (Sports Education and Development Academy) out to run a soccer clinic for us. Students from pre-primary to year 6 enjoyed the year 11 and 12 students expertise and enthusiasm. The clinic will also be running
KABOOM PERCUSSION INCURSION
On the 3rd of May we were lucky enough to be visited by KABOOM Percussion. KABOOM Percussion is a percussionist group that perform music, magic out of ordinary household items. The people who visited us were Josh and Catherine. They’ve traveled around the world to perform in schools, villages and carnivals. They started off the performance with a cup song and finished the performance with magic. They got people from the audience to volunteer. They also were really funny. They made music with brooms, chairs, drums, cups and their bodies!We had a really fun time and Josh and Catherine are really good and talented. We hope they come again!
By Ela, Tahlia, Kaitlin and Joseph
NEW NATURE PLAYGROUND
Over the April holidays our new Nature Play area behind rooms A1 and A2 was put in. It looks wonderful! Thank you to our P&C for funding this initiative. Funds from our Centenary Fete were used to pay for this area. The Pre-Primary and Year 1 students would like to thank the P&C for the new nature playground. We are having such fun!
KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS GO ON A BEAR HUNT
“We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re gonna catch a big one! We’re not scared!”
At the end of last term, the kindergarten students went on a bear hunt, ending in a special picnic stopover on the oval.Little did they suspect that they would indeed find a “big” bear at the end of their hunt!! Our old friend TOD from the “Treat Others Decently” program, made a special visit to the school to help celebrate the end of the school term with the kindies. Bailey enjoyed asking TOD many interesting questions and Zae was only too happy to let TOD look through his binoculars. We hope you all had fun!
The students had a very entertaining time at Science Alive in the first week back this term. There were many activities using simple, everyday items, demonstrating the laws of science. The children all participated very enthusiastically.
(Photos on the bottom of the page)
SUPER HERO DAY
National Day of action against violence and bullying.
As part of our Superhero Day, we will be supporting the National Day Against Violence and Bullying by contributing to the ‘One Million Stars’ campaign.
Kewdale Primary School had promised to make 500 stars to be used as part of the opening of the Commonwealth Games next year. Over the past week, students at our school (with help from some lovely parents) have made a whopping 805 stars!
Thanks to our little superheros, we managed to raise just over $220 for Star Light Foundation.
Inter-School Swimming Carnival
We would like to congratulate our Interschool swimming squad who today swam their way to become Champion school at the Interschool Swimming Carnival. This is only the 4th time Kewdale has won the Championship Trophy since 1996, with the last win back in 2000.
We have some amazing little swimmers at Kewdale and we say “well done” to you all.
We would also like to congratulate the teams from the other schools, who made it a close contest today.
World of Maths
As part of this semester’s work, we have proposed World of Maths Roadshow to visit our school. The World of Maths Roadshow is an ideal opportunity for students to see how Maths is applied to some real life situations.
Students will gain insight into problem solving, working in teams, and also various Maths principles which are part of their curriculum this term.
It is a highly engaging session which will show the children that Maths can be fun!
Year 6 Activity Week
Lots of fun and team building had, whilst at AQWA/Hillarys, Bounce/Rollerdrome, Scitech/Timezone and the Zoo
(Click on Photo to view more)
Healthy Food Fair
Super Hero Day
Inter-School Swimming Carnival
World of Maths