Issue 2, 8 February 2017

Dear Students, Parents and Community Members

Student Leaders

Congratulations to the following students elected to the student leadership team for 2017.

School Captains: Tahlia and Imogen
Student Councillors: Declan, Dila and Lilly
Faction Captains
Bickley: Joshua and Lawson
Ellis: Declan and Imogen
Mason: Dila and Tahlia
I congratulate them on their commitment to their leadership roles and as role models for the rest of the student body. They will all be attending the Young Leaders Conference at the Perth Convention Centre on Friday 17 March. 

Kindergarten Art Mural Project - Parent Help

On Tuesdays this term Mr Bathols is working with the Year 5/6 class to create a mural on the back wall of the library facing the Kindergarten playground. We would very much appreciate any available parent help.

On Entry Assessments Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2

Assessments in Literacy and Numeracy will be starting next week for all Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2 students. The results of the assessments will give teachers information on the needs of the children which will assist with planning for focused and targeted teaching. Reports on the results of the assessments will be sent to parents early next term.

P&C Annual General Meeting

The P&C annual general meeting for 2017 is being held at 8.45am on Thursday 23 March. It will be held in the Board Room at the school office. Please consider nominating for a position on the executive committee to head the P&C or joining to assist your children with fund raising for resources for the school. Nomination forms are available from the office.

Lesley Ghent - Principal



- All of Boyle Lane is now a school zone. From 7:30am to 9:00am and from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on school days you must obey the 40km/hour speed limit. 


- Drive slowly it's an 8km an hour zone

- Don’t walk through car park, walk around the outside of the car park.
- Reverse parking only.


- Drop Off and Pick up ONLY
- No Parking
- Only for pick up after 3:05pm if child is waiting.
- All children must wait for their parents with the staff member on duty.
- Children are not to walk through the Kiss & Drive area, as this poses a significant safety hazard.

After School Arts

After School Arts enrolment is on Thursday 9 February 4pm-5pm at Jorgenson Park in Kalamunda. Vacancies exist in all classes of 'Pottery', 'Painting and Drawing' and 'Hooked on Hessian'. Classes commence Thursday 16 February from 4pm-6pm for 8 weeks.

Please phone Norma 9293 4486 with bookings and enquiries. Ages from 6yrs up.

FREE Kids Kayaking Lesson for children aged 8-12 years

Venue: Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, Henley Drive, Champion Lakes
Date: Saturday 18 March
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pre-requisite: Must be able to swim 50metres, Level 5 +
Qualified Level One Flatwater Instructor
All Gear Provided (Boat, paddle pdf)
Bookings Essential:
Term 1 Planner

Important Dates

Friday 17 Feb
- Yr 5/6 Assembly 8:45am

Wednesday 22 Feb
- Yrs 1-6 Constitution Centre Incursion

Thursday 23 Feb
- P&C AGM 8:45am

Monday 6 March
- Labour Day Public Holiday

Friday 17 March
- Yr 2 Assembly 8:45am
- Yr 6 Young Leaders Conference

Tuesday 21 March
- School Photo Day

Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 March
- Yr 5/6 Camp

Thursday 23 March
- P&C Meeting 8:45am

Wednesday 29 March
- Yr 5/6 Red Cross Incursion 1:15pm
- PP-Yr 2 Bunnings Incursion 1:00pm

Friday 31 March
- Student Leader Assembly 8:45am
- Yr 3-6 Bunnings Incursion 1:00pm

Wednesday 5 April
- Principal's Lunch 12:30pm

Friday 7 April
- Easter Hat Parade
- Last Day of Term 1
Orders for the Issue 1 of Book Club are due back Thursday 16 February. 

Parking Around Schools - Did You Know?

Congestion around schools can be a major traffic hazard. Some motorists double park or park contrary to signs causing visibility issues or creating blind spots, which put young lives at risk. Please obey all signage and road rules to provide a safer school environment and consider alternative travel such as walking, cycling or public transport.   

Canning Districts Hockey Club

Junior/Hook in2 Hockey Registration Day
Sunday 12 February 2017
From 11am-2pm
Where: Ferndale Reserve, Metcalfe Road, Ferndale (Opposite Lynwood Village Shopping Centre).
Canning is a KidSport Club within the City of Canning. A Hook in2 Hockey FUN DAY will be held on Wednesday 26 April from 4.30 – 5.30pm at Ferndale Reserve with various activities planned. The Hook in2 Hockey Program will commence the following Wednesday 3 May.

For more information, please contact Elaine Foote, President on 0417 954 414 or email secretary.canning

Queens Park Junior Football Club - 2017 Season Registration

Your local community club is going into its 54th competition year and is looking forward to welcoming back players from last year as well as inviting anyone interested in getting involved to join the mighty Bulldogs!

There are teams across all year levels: Auskick (PP-Yr 2), Junior (Yrs 3-7) and Youth (Yrs 8-12) and specialised female competitions for Yrs 3-6 and 7-9.

Online registration and payment is done through FoxSport. The link to register your child is HERE. Or come along to our first Registration Day at the QPJFC Clubrooms, Treasure Rd Queens Park, on Sunday 19 February from 9am-12pm (EFTpos will be available). 

Enquiries can be directed to the Club President, Craig O'Donoghue -
Visit the website or Like us on Facebook.
Click Here for Term 1 Planner

Click on Underlined Program Name to download a brochure.
Program Venue Day/Time
Animal Move and Sing Amherst Village Function Centre, Southern River Mondays (monthly) 9.30-10.30
Bonding with Books
Maddington Central Shopping Centre
Livingston Marketplace, Canning Vale
First Thursday of the month 10.00-11.00
Third Thursday of the month 10.00-11.00
Safety Around the Home
(Basic first aid and CPR workshop for parents/carers with children under 5 years)
Leisure World, Thornlie Thursdays 9.30-11.30
23 February
23 March
27 April
25 May
Park Play Sutherlands Park Playground, Huntingdale
Walter Padbury Playground, Thornlie
Mills Park Nature Play Space, Beckenham
Tuesdays 3.00-5.00
Fridays 9.30-11.30
(rotates between the 3 parks)
Dads and Kids Disco Amherst Village Function Centre, Southern River Friday 10 March 6.00-8.00
The Big Messy Play Day Mills Park Nature Play Space, Beckenham Wednesday 8 March 10.00-12.00
Triple P Seminar Series
(Positive Parenting Program)
Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Thornlie Wednesdays 6.00-8.30
1 March
29 March
3 May
Lil Buzz (for girls 9-12years) Thornlie Community Centre Wednesdays 3.30-5.30