Term 1 – Week 9, 31 March 2021

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK

Harmony Day Food Fair
Our Harmony Day Food Fair just under a fortnight ago was a wonderful event.  We had the largest number of students in their traditional dress in my time here and they looked wonderful.  A huge thank you to our supportive parent body for providing us with a memorable feast.  We had enough food for 3 or 4 schools so parents should not be concerned if not all of your food was eaten.  Thank you to staff for your work on the day, to Mrs Fiegert for being our photographer and to Ms Griffin for organising the day.  They are great days for our school community.  Check out the photos on the school website!
http://kewdaleps.wa.edu.au/news-and-events/gallery/

Interschool Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to our students who did very well at last week’s Interschool Swimming Carnival.  We won half of the 52 events contested and had 11 second places as well as 6 individual trophies.  Thank you to Mrs Piani for organising and training the team. (See article on Page 2)

Third Party Services
Thank you to those parents who have returned the Third Party Services form relating to computer use at school.  This is something the Education Department has brought in.  Returning the form simply means that your child continues to have access to the programs and apps that they have previously used.  From next term, those students who have not returned the forms will not have access to programs and apps that they previously could access.  We have spare forms here at school and can help any parents who are unsure about the form.  We need all forms returned.

School Times
We will be having a change in our internal school times from next term.  We will be changing from 1 hour between recess and lunch to 2 hours.  Where we have had 2 hours after lunch we will now have 1 hour.  The reason for the change is that the sessions prior to lunch are the most productive with students being tired and less productive after lunch.  Most schools in our area are following this model.  This means lunch will be later but as students have access to crunch and sip between sessions that shouldn’t be a problem.

School Council
Thank you to Raylene Somers for nominating for the School Council.  We still need another 2 parent representatives.  Please contact me if you are interested.

Easter Hat Parade
This will be tomorrow, Thursday 1 April.  Parents are most welcome to attend.

ANZAC Services
Our students will be involved in two ANZAC services next term.  The Combined Schools ANZAC Service on Thursday 22 April and our school ANZAC service on Friday 23 April.  (See Page 2 for more details)

ANZAC Day Public Holiday
The ANZAC Day public holiday is Monday 26 April, which is in week 2 of next term.

End of Term
Our very short term 1 concludes on Thursday 1 April as Friday 2 April is Good Friday.  School resumes for students on Tuesday 20 April.  Staff will be here on the Monday which is a School Development Day.

Brian Simpson
PRINCIPAL