Newsletter 1

From the Principal

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to the 2023 school year! Our academic year has started with a lot of smiles, enthusiasm and most importantly, learning. Equally as exciting is the fact that our numbers have now grown to 85 students. We have not had this many students for a number of years and is proof that Waddington PS is doing a superb job in educating students! 

I would like to thank all of our parents and caregivers for ensuring students are coming to school every day and on time. Attendance in our classes has been excellent, and I ask that this continues as our students start to grow tired as the term goes on. It is vital that students attend every single day to get the most out of their schooling. 

We have had a number of new staff join us this term and we would like to officially welcome Miss Bartley (Visual Arts Teacher), Miss Ciacnosci (PE and Science Specialist), Miss Jones (Rm 9 teacher Term 1) and Miss Middleton (Education Assistant). We also have Noongar teachers coming each week from Balga SHS to teach our students. 

We will be making a slight change starting tomorrow to the gates that will be opened in the mornings and afternoons to the school. We will now only be opening 2 gates into the school, the Gratwick Way and Henniker Way gates. The gates on Binstead Crt and the alleyway next to the oval will now be permanently closed. This is to stop the amount of time it takes to open and close the gates by staff. We appreciate your understanding. 

We sent a SMS last week to inform our Waddington community that we will have to cancel lunch orders from Roseworth PS. We had one parent volunteer to pick up the lunch orders for us, however we need one more parent to pick up the orders and drop them at Roseworth PS every Thursday. If you think you might be able to help us with this, please give us a call at the office. 

12 Buckets have officially started in Waddy Hall and they have transformed the space. It looks fantastic! 12 Buckets works in collaboration with the school to design tailored mentoring to our students. They work on developing our students wellbeing, confidence, and decision making skills. To have access to this program is amazing for Waddington PS. 

A reminder that our uniform shop is open every FRIDAY at 2.50pm – 3.30pm. Thank you for ensuring your children are in their uniforms, they look fantastic. 

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 four weeks.

Please refer to the Term Planner page under the ‘Community’ tab for the most up-to-date events for this term (but this may be subject to change).

Important Dates

3rd March 2023 – Staff Development Day – Students do not attend

6th March 2023 – Labour Day Public Holiday – Students do not attend

Community Notices

Food Hampers – The Pantry

The Pantry offer food hampers each week for $10. These contain fresh produce, bread and sometimes cold produce as well. 

These may be useful for families as they are available year round.

The Pantry is located at 5/25 Dellamarta Road, WANGARA.


Wednesday – 9:30am to 12:30pm

Friday – 12pm to 3pm

Note: Closed on all other days

Please phone for more information: 0492 955 712.

City of Stirling – Sport and Recreation Programs Term 1 2023

Please see below some flyer for fun activities for your children.

Better Health Program

In partnership with the Department of Health Western Australia, Better Health Company are delivering free, healthy lifestyle programs to families in Western Australia through to 2027.

Better Health Company are delivering two evidence-based programs:

Both programs are designed to provide families with weekly support from qualified health professionals, practical resources to support healthy behaviour change at home, and interactive weekly sessions. The programs are free-of-charge for participating families.

Program delivery

To provide flexibility and accessibility for families, both Active8 and the Better Health Program are offered in two formats:

  • Group-based programs delivered in local communities for families to attend face-to-face
  • Online programs providing home e-learning modules and weekly personalised health coaching

Making referrals to the program

Eligible participants can be referred with the support of a health professional or self-refer, independently.

*Community Health Nurses may choose to refer families that would benefit from this program after their 2-year-old Universal Contact or School Entry Health Assessment.

Referral options 

Eligible children and families can be referred to each program by: 

  • Completing the digital referral forms available at:

Term 1, 2023 programs

Better Health Program group-based delivery

ModeLocationVenueCommencement dateWeekly session daysSession time
Group-based (face-to-face)Port KennedyRebound Arena02/02/2023Thursday4.00pm – 6.00pm
Group-based (face-to-face)CanningBounce Cannington31/01/2023Tuesday4.00pm – 6.00pm  
Group-based (face-to-face)JoondalupBounce Joondalup01/02/2023Wednesday4.00pm – 6.00pm  
Group-based (face-to-face)North PerthLoftus Recreation Centre02/02/2023  Thursday4.00pm – 6.00pm  
Group-based (face-to-face)MirrabookaHerb Graham31/01/2023  Tuesday4.00pm – 6.00pm  
Group-based (face-to-face)CockburnBeeliar Community Centre31/01/2023  Tuesday4.00pm – 6.00pm  
Group-based (face-to-face)ArmadaleFrye Park Pavilion01/02/2023Wednesday4.00pm – 6.00pm  

Active8 group-based delivery

ModeLocationVenueCommencement dateWeekly session daysSession time
Group-based (face-to-face)Port KennedyPort Kennedy Community Centre16/02/2023Thursday1.30pm – 3.00pm
Group-based (face-to-face)WestminsterWestminster Parent and Child Centre08/02/2023Wednesday9.30am – 11.00am

Better Health Program online delivery

ModeCommencement dateWeekly phone coaching session daysTime
Online27/01/2023Monday – Thursday3.30pm – 9.00pm

Active8 program online delivery

ModeCommencement dateWeekly session days (webinar and phone coaching sessions alternate fortnightly)Time
Online27/01/2023  Fortnightly webinar: Thursday (TBC)   Flexible fortnightly coaching calls: Mon-ThursFortnightly webinar: 8.00pm – 8.45pm   Flexible fortnightly coaching calls: 3.30pm – 9.00pm

Athena Calisthenics Club

Please see below the flyer for the above club who are looking for new members for 2023.