SENIOR TOILET ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
At the start of this year we started a project to enhance the Senior Toilets at our school and make the place one that students value and respect.
Over the years we have had students defacing the ceiling and not respecting the toilets by flicking water around and leaving toilet paper in the basins. A lot of schools around the country are taking part in transformative projects, turning toilets into places that offer students inspiration in time of despair. I thought we should do something about this.
So I set about asking Mrs Lysle if she would help support me in discussions with the Year 5/6s about what they thought they could do. They were amazing and came up with great ideas. The Year 3-Year 6 students then set about designing and finding inspirational quotes to paint on the doors and walls.
Mr Paul Deej (the mural artist who painted the mural on the front of our building) was then asked to come and do the designs that the students had submitted, along with quotes to paint on the doors and walls. I also approached our local Belmont Bunnings for some paint, which they very kindly donated for the project.
We had a wonderful two days last week painting. Below you will see the amazing efforts of our students and Paul assisting them to make their designs come true.
A big thankyou to our local Belmont Bunnings Store, Mr Paul Deej (Mural and Design Artist), the students who painted, Mrs Lysle, Mrs Fiegert and staff who supported students designing and finding quotes.
BUSH TUCKER INCURSION
The EC3 children respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of the land of the Indigenous people, the traditional custodians of this land, and respect their culture and identity.
The children were invited to a special educational program ‘Bush Tucker’ presented by The South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL). SERCUL is an independent community Natural Resource Management body in Perth. They aim to develop and implement projects that improve the health of our waterways and other ecosystems using a strategic and integrated approach. During the incursion, the children had an opportunity to hands-on with a range of Bush Tucker plants and learned about the growth, features and traditional uses of them, whether it is for medicine, tools or food. They also learned about the Noongar seasons and how the traditional landowners used the various plants at different times of the year.
This Term we have started Homework/Lego in Room A1. Having quickly reaching our limit the students were eager to start. Looking at their first creations, animals, it is evident that we have some very creative minds at Kewdale Primary School.
INTERSCHOOL CRICKET CARNIVAL
On Wednesday March 31st, Kewdale PS students headed to Kent St High School, where together with the WACA, the Year 10 and 11 students from the cricket program coordinated our interschool carnival. This year six schools were represented, welcoming Rivervale PS for the first time. Kewdale had teams in both divisions, boys, and girls. Our boys’ teams finished a respectable 3rd place in their divisions. ‘A’ division was captained by Tyson W. and Bradley C. Our ‘B’ division was captained by Cameron S. and Louis O. Our ‘B’ division girls, captained by Bailey E. and Molly R. and coached on the day by Chris Prescott, finished a fantastic 2nd place! Due to low participant numbers, the team had 6 Year 4s who now have some great experience for years to come. Our ‘A’ division girls captained by Zoe P. and Halle G. finished in 1st place which means that in term 4 they will represent Kewdale at the Regional final. Big thanks to Mrs Piani and Mr Kingston for all his hard work with the teams and to Chris for his efforts with the girls on the day.
INTERSCHOOL SWIMMING CARNIVAL
Friday 26th March Kewdale Primary School swimming team completed in the BASSA Interschool Swimming Carnival held at Aqua life. All students that participated had a fantastic day, we came away with some individual champions, as well as being the champion school. Well done to all who took part.
Another amazing Harmony Day Food Fair, bringing together all our amazing cultures.
Students were lucky to take part in rugby clinics in their first week back. They were run by Rugby WA and we were also lucky enough to be joined by Western Force player Victor Harris.
Friday 27th November 2020 was our School Colour Run. We raised $2692 for our new Welcome to Country Garden located near the science/music rooms, which you will see take shape over the next few months. Our hope is for this to be space which will be enjoyed by all. Thank you to all those who contributed, and we hope you had fun!