Friday 8 September we were blessed with perfect weather for our annual Faction carnival. All the students did their best and should be very proud of their efforts. Many thanks to the P&C and to those who donated yummy treats. Thanks also to the parents who organised the sausage sizzle!
Outright winner on the day by a whopping 64 points, was Jackaroos. Winner of the Most Organised Faction trophy was Swaggies.
Jumps and Throws
Wednesday 6 September we completed the Jumps and Throws section of the Faction Athletics carnival. Students were selected from trials during senior sport to compete. All students represented their faction well and did their absolute best.
Monday 14 August, we celebrated all things Science for National Science Week at Kewdale Primary School. The theme of this year’s science week was “Innovation: Powering future industries”. On Monday, Frankie and Damon from Scitech presented their ‘Hands On’ show for Kindy to Year 3 and the ‘Mystery Hunters’ show for Year 4 to Year 6. With some help from the fabulous Kewdale Primary students, Damon showed us how objects could be stretched, twisted, spun and shaken. Frankie wowed us with the assassin’s teapot, light illusions and an amazing colour changing liquid.
All the extra training the students put in for the Cross Country certainly paid off as the students completed a wonderful set of events. All students put in their best and completed the course. The winners from Kewdale’s Cross Country will now train for the Interschool Cross Country. Go Kewdale!!
After their races, students were treated to fresh oranges donated by one of our lovely parents, Monique. A huge thank you to Monique.
100th Day of School
The 100th Day of School is an important milestone in the school year because it roughly marks the halfway point for the Academic Year. At this point of the year, students can reflect on what they have learnt so far, test their knowledge of their learning and celebrate all their hard work.
This year we celebrated this day with Maths, which is an important part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) The students have made a beautiful Quilt which is hanging in the Admin Area. We celebrated on Wednesday 26 July 2023 with a story and a parade, with the students and staff dressing up as 100-year-old people or what it would be like in 100 years in the future. Students were presented with prizes for different dress-ups.
A 100 years ago we didn’t have the internet, computers, mobile phones so who knows what we will be travelling in or using communication with in 100 years or if we will live on another planet!
Harmony Day Food Festival
Friday 30 June Kewdale Primary School came together to celebration Harmony Day. A huge Thank you to the parents who bought in their amazing dishes and helped with the Food Festival.
Wednesday 28 June 2023 Kewdale Primary celebration NAIDOC. A huge thank you to our families who helped us have an amazing NAIDOC Celebration.
SEDA Netball Clinic
On Wednesday June 14, students from Kindy to Year 6 were lucky enough to participate in a netball clinic run by 22 wonderful Year 11 students from SEDA College. Kewdale Primary students enjoyed the day by participating in team building games. The SEDA students gained experience in coaching and said our students were lovely.
Walk or Ride to School Day
Friday 19 May 2023 our student celebrated Walk or Ride to School Day
Children are encouraged to ride, walk, scoot, or skate to school.
Ride to School Day is a National Initiative to encourage more students and their families to choose other alternatives than driving to school.
Inter-School Swimming Carnival
All of term 1 our budding young swimmers went above and beyond with their training with the help of Mrs Piani.
These student’s efforts of training before school certainly paid off at the carnival
Kewdale PS students travelled to a very late (these things are meant to be in summer aren’t they?) Interschool Swimming Carnival Monday May 1. Thankfully the weather was in our favour! This year, 6 schools competed at Aqualife with Kewdale PS taking out the Champion Trophy for the day. Well done to all the students for their efforts at training. They all should be very proud of themselves for turning up to Belmont Oasis on some very chilly mornings. Captains Jack Callaghan and Mya Walker, supported by other Year 6s, Tara S, Summer P, Olivia P, Anton Z and Loki G, were fantastic role models for all other competing students.
Big thank you to the parents and teachers for their help at training sessions. Thank you to Mrs Dalton, Ms Giggins and Mrs Howard for their help at the carnival.
Kewdale Primary School’s tally of winners
Year 3 Runner Up Champion Girl – Ada S
Year 3 Runner Up Champion Boy – Louis G
Year 4 Runner Up Champion Boy – Linkin R
Year 5 Champion Girl – Asha K
Year 6 Champion Girl – Tara S
Year 6 Runner Up Champion Boy – Jack C
Annual Easter Hat Parade
Car Wash Year 6 Fundraiser
On Sunday, 12 March, Kewdale Primary School held its annual car wash. It was a perfect day with the sun shining and not too hot. Everyone was washing and drying cars then we were surprised to see the local fire brigade arrive with the big tanker and the small four-wheel drive. We were happy to have them help wash cars until they were called out on a job. We would also like to give credit to AL TRANCIO – Slabs of Pizza, located at 3/51 Belvedere Street in Belmont for their kind donation of three Margherita pizzas that were really delicious.
We would like to thank students, parents and siblings for putting in your time and effort to assist us. We washed approximately 200 cars and 4WDs.
Due to everyone’s hard work we raised the amazing sum of $1 208.85. There were 26 students who participated in this fundraising event with the money raised going towards the year 6 Graduation Lunch at the end of the year.
Taiko Drums Incursion
Japanese Percussion Ensemble
This incursion enables participants of all ages to witnesses the booming Taiko drums in a variety of sizes and playing styles with synchronised movements, vocalisation, and energy. Japanese Taiko demonstrate Schools Language, Cultural and Musical, it is excellent performance for students. Students participate in creative of their own and understand and engage with the traditional music, cultural and arts. Identify a cultural icon, inspires interest in and respect for other cultures.
Year 1 Maths
A1 has been learning about all the different ways to represent numbers during numeracy sessions. In this lesson, we worked in groups to sort out and match numerals, words and tens frames. Not only were we building our numeracy skills but also practicing our school values of Kindness, Respect and Resilience through teamwork.
Inter-School Cricket Carnival
On Monday April 3 41 students represented Kewdale Primary School in the BASSA Interschool cricket carnival at Kent St High School. Six schools competed on the day. This year we nominated 4 teams across two divisions, both boys and girls. Students trained hard throughout the term, mostly giving up their recess and lunch breaks to ensure they were ready!
- A Division Boys – Kaiden R
- A Division Girls – Olivia P and Summer P
- B Division Boys – Markenzie N and Hamza A
- B Division Girls – Raichelle B and Danyal
Big congratulations to our B Division girls for going through the day undefeated and winning the champion’s shield. Well done to the other teams for the great effort and wonderful sportsmanship you put in to the carnival.
Massive thanks to Mr Kingston for putting together the boys’ teams, Ms Giggins and Mrs Dalton for their help on the day and our wonderful father helper, Scott S and Chris P, for stepping in to help with umpiring most of the day!