Newsletter 6

From the Principal

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are heading to the end of Term 2 and we have been extremely busy! 

Our ceilings were finally finished at the end of last week and I appreciate all of the flexibility shown by our staff and students who had to move classes during this time. It was seamless, and I think the students enjoyed getting to work in a different classroom. You may have noticed as well that we have a new siren! We now get to choose songs for our school day, and we have all been loving the change! 

We will be having our first ever dance concert on the 29th June at 1:45pm in the undercover area. We would love parents, guardians and extended family members to attend to see the amazing performances our students have been working on.

From 1pm – 4:30pm on the same day there will also be a COVID pop up clinic in the library. So if you would like to get your COVID vaccination, or need a booster, you will be able to walk in. No appointments are necessary. If you would like your child to be seen, you will need to be with them. 

Our amazing artist Loretta Egan has been working hard on the mural in the undercover area. Noleen Brockman will be finishing it off with our students early next term. It has been a beautiful addition to our undercover area and it is all looking fresh and uplifted. 

We were successful recently in obtaining a grant to create a commemorative garden for the Queen’s Jubilee. We will be designing a space next to Room 5 and will have a commemorative event in Term 3. 

I also wanted to say a big thankyou to all of you for supporting our students to wear their uniforms. There has been a huge increase in students who are coming to school in their school shirts and jumpers. Please remember that hoodies are not allowed as they are a safety concern.

Lastly, I wanted to inform you of some staffing changes for Term 3. Miss Martina Schaffner will be leaving us as Mrs Webster will be working in Room 1 full time. Mr Seyhan Corr will also be leaving Waddington PS and Miss Hoff will be recommencing as the Science teacher. We have appreciated the hard work and efforts of both Martina and Seyhan and we wish them well in their future roles. The Year 5/6 one day a week position has also closed and we will let you know once an appointment has been made.

Kind Regards

Jemima Tomlinson


From the Administration Team

The term planner is updated regularly and below are some important dates to be aware of for the next few weeks. Please remember Friday 1st July is the last day of term 2. Term 3 starts back Monday 18th July 2022 for both staff and students.

Please refer to the Term Planner page under the ‘Community’ tab for the most up-to-date events for this term.

Important Dates

22nd June 2022 – Assembly – Room 4 – 9am

22nd June 2022 – Dance Lessons (Rooms 1, 4 and 5)

23rd June – Parents Maths Game Afternoon 3.15pm (Library)

24th June 2022 – Wanslea – SKIPS (Room 5) 2pm

28th June 2022 – Interschool Lightning Carnival 9.15am – 1.30pm (Balga Primary School)

29th June 2022 – Dance Concert 1.45pm (undercover area)

29th June 2022 – COVID pop up clinic 1pm – 4.30pm (Library)

1st July 2022 – Global Roaming (Room 5)

1st July 2022 – Last day of Term 2 for staff and students

Room 9 – Learning about Australian Animals

Time has flown by in Room 9 and we cannot believe we are nearly half way through the year!

Our term theme of animals has been embraced in every aspect of our classroom and we have worked on some very rewarding projects. As part of our iMaths investigation we researched and created habitats for some Australian animals in need of shelter, using our construction skills and held a gallery walk for Mrs Tomlinson.

We have enjoyed exploring the text ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ as part of Talk for Writing, we were even visited by a Bear who left big muddy footprints on our floor! We decided to paint our own muddy footprints on paper “squelch, squerch, squelch, squerch, squelch, squerch” as we explored onomatopoeia.

On theme, our dramatic play area was transformed in a Veterinary Surgery and we explored different roles people play to keep animals healthy or to help them when they are sick.

Together we have explored colour mixing to create our shimmering city skylines, as we learned about the features of our city in Geography.   With lots of fabulous projects displayed we cannot contain our excitement over how good they look exhibited! 

Community Notices

North East Metro TAFE Job Opportunities

Want to return to work or change careers? Want to work in a school?

There has never been a better time with unemployment under 3%.

Schools and other organisations are desperately hiring people for the following roles:

·         Gardener, cleaner, administration, management, canteen, education assistants and many other roles.

Starting in July 2022, North Metropolitan TAFE are running a one-semester course on the skills required to be a successful candidate for employment in a school or elsewhere.  The course aids in preparation for entry into gardening, cleaning, administration, management, education assistant and any other types of work.

We have had huge success supporting people to find work and the chances of gaining employment are strong.  This course is suitable for people new to the workforce and people looking to change career or looking for a return to work.

The course includes:

•        Training in skills specific to the role you are interested in e.g. IT skills

•        Work experience in a school or other organisation

•        Help and support to find work

•        Help accessing further training as required e.g. Certificate III in Education Support

•        Development of your job application cover letter, resume and help with selection criteria

Entry requirements:

•        18+

•        Strong work ethic

•        Good oral and written communication

•        Must be able to read procedures, safety sheets and chemical bottles

•        Must be able to send and receive emails

•        Successful completion of an entry interview

•        Working With Children Check and a Department of Education Clearance

Course details:

  • Dates – Starts week 1 of term 3 and runs for up to 20 weeks
  • Many students finish the course early because they find work
  • Days – 3 days per week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15 until 2:45
  • Cost – Approximately $170 (subject to change) total course fee for full 20 weeks
  • Location – North Metro TAFE Leederville and on work experience
  • Qualification – GATE (Gaining Access to Training and Employment) Certificate I

If you would be interested in this course then please email:

Chris Hodson

Disclaimer: North Metropolitan TAFE does not guarantee work after completing this course.  This course supports you to find work.  The course is run by North Metropolitan TAFE (RTO code: 52786) and is not endorsed by any authority or government department other than North Metropolitan TAFE.

Roseworth Child and Parent Centre Programs

Please find below flyers for the July school holiday programs and an 8 week Triple P Program being held in Term 3 2022.

Families of Year 6 students – Transition from Primary to Secondary School

Please see below a flyer regarding some research being conducted by Curtin University about students transitioning from primary to secondary school. This information went home with year 6 students in week 8, however if you are interested in assisting the research team with their study please see the flyer below for further information.

COVID-19 pop-up walk in clinic – 29th June 2022

On Wednesday 29th June between 1pm – 4.30pm the school has organised a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Library. Child and adult COVID-19 vaccines are available. Everyone aged 5+ years can receive the free vaccination and Medicare care cards are not needed.

City of Wanneroo School Holiday Programs

Below are some school holiday activities for the your children to enjoy!

Ballajura Community College – Parent Information Session

Ballajura Community College have provided up with some information regarding their upcoming tours for students looking to enrol in 2023. Please see the flyers below for further information.