Newsletter 5

From the Principal

Dear Waddington families,

Kaya and welcome to Week 6! We are over halfway through the term and we have all noticed a change in the weather. There have been lots of students and families unwell with this change in season, so please ensure your children are getting lots of rest and keeping up with their hygiene (cleaning hands regularly, showering nightly and washing their face each day). A reminder that this FRIDAY 2nd JUNE there is NO SCHOOL as we have a staff development day at the Swan Network. As a staff we will be completing lots of learning for the day with other schools in our network. 

We would like to congratulate Mr Chris Tait (Gardener) who had a baby boy over the weekend. We are very happy for you. 

We would also like to let you know that our Cleaner in Charge, Helen Brown has resigned from her position at Waddington PS for family reasons. Helen has been with us at Waddington PS for a long period of time and has become an important part of our school community. We are very sad to see her leave, however know that this is the best decision for her family. Helen will stay with us until the end of term and we will be working on finding a replacement. We would like to thank Helen for her time here at Waddington PS and wish her and her family all the best for the future. 

We would like to say a big thank you to some supporters of our school. Meredith Hammat MLA and Dr Anne Aly MP for their contribution towards our student’s interschool football jersey’s. These are currently being designed by Mr Greer and mean that our students will get some fantastic jerseys to compete in when playing against our local schools.

The Lions Club of Girrawheen have also been extremely generous and donated $1,000 for our Year 5/6 camp to Dwellingup. This means a lot to our staff and students, and we are exceptionally lucky to have such support in our community.

Notes went home last week about EduDance for Year 1 – 6. The generous support of our P&C has meant that the cost is now only $5 per student. The classes will start in Term 3 and in Week 10 we will have a concert where students will be able to showcase their amazing skills. This is an opportunity for our students to push outside their comfort zone and try something different. We can’t wait! 

Our creative P&C have their Crazy Hair Day this Thursday (1st June 2023) for a gold coin donation so I encourage your child/ren to participate. We are looking forward to seeing some super styles! 

We are now accepting Kindergarten enrolments for 2024 and would encourage you to share with any family or community members that might be looking at enrolling to come and have a chat with us. As you know, we have an excellent Early Childhood program with caring and knowledgeable educators. Our students diverse needs are catered for in a modern and engaging environment and we would love to see this continue to grow. 

We hope you all have a wonderful few weeks and as a school we continue to “Strive to Succeed”.

Kind regards,

Jemima Tomlinson 


Friendly School Plus Program

As a school, we take bullying and anti-social behaviour very seriously. It is imperative that our students and staff feel safe coming to school. Our Friendly Schools Plus Program which is done in our classrooms, allows us to teach students about what to do if they encounter bullying. Sometimes though, parents and caregivers are the ones who find out first that bullying is happening. Here are some tips on what you can do as a family if your child mentions they are being bullied at school. 

From the Administration Team

The term planner is updated regularly and below are some important dates to be aware of for this term.

Please refer to the Term Planner page under the ‘Community’ tab for the most up-to-date events for term 2 (but this may be subject to change so please check reguarly).

Important Dates

1st June – P&C Crazy Hair Day!!! (gold coin donation)

2nd June 2023 – SDD (Students do not attend)

5th June 2023 – Public Holiday (WA Day)

13th June 2023 – Lightning Carnival (Warriapendi PS)

13th June 2023 – Kids & Anxiety parent workshop (1.15pm in Waddy Hall)

23rd June 2023 – Assembly – Room 5 (Year 5 and 6)

30th June 2023 – Term 2 ends

All about nutrition……

Kindergarten Enrolments for 2024 now open!

We are now taking Kindergarten enrolments for 2024. If you have a child who was born between the 1st July 2019 and the 30th June 2020 they are now eligible to apply. If you know other families in the local area who have children born in this period please encourage them to enrol with Waddington!

You can drop into the front office and pick up an Application for Enrolment form or download one from the schools website. Please complete the form and return to the office along with the following supporting documents –

  • Your child’s birth certificate (or other identity documents)
  • Proof of address document (copy of a power/gas bill, drivers licence, rates notice, rental agreement with your residential address)
  • Copies of any Family Court orders or other court orders relating to the care of your child (if applicable)
  • Copies of information relating to any health or medical conditions, disabilities or additional needs your child may have (if applicable)
  • If your child is not a permanent resident of Australia, you must provide their current visa documents and any previous visa document where they are currently on a bridging visa (if applicable)

Applications need to be in by 22nd July 2023. Families will be advised if their Application for Enrolment has been accepted by the end of August 2023 and then a further detailed Enrolment document will need to be completed to secure their enrolment for 2024.

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 Wanneroo School Holiday Programs

If you are starting to think about activities to do with the kids for the July school holidays, check out these great programs!

Winter School Holiday STEM Camps for Kids Aged 5-13

Attention all space explorers!

Blast off into outer space this Winter School Holidays with Junior Engineers’ new out-of-this-world Coding & Robotics Camps for Kids 5 to 13 years old!

Receive a $25 discount by using the code NEWBIE25. The code expires Sunday 4 June.

Book now to secure your place and learn their new space themed curriculum!


NAIDOC Week Flag Raising Ceremony – 30th June 2023

The City of Wanneroo would like to extend an invitation to all community members to attend the City of Wanneroo 2023 NAIDOC Week Flag Raising Ceremony.

Date:            Friday, 30 June 2023

Time:           10 – 11am

Venue:        City of Wanneroo Civic Centre Amphitheatre (23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo)

Please register your attendance on the Eventbrite link by Friday 23 June 2023  Eventbrite – NAIDOC Week Flag Raising Ceremony

This special event marks an important occasion for celebrating and recognising the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to honour this year’s theme “For Our Elders”.

Following the Flag Raising Ceremony, light refreshments and an opportunity for all to connect with elders, peers, community leaders and special guests.  

If you have any queries or would like to prepare questions, poems or a gift/artwork for the Elders as the guests of honour, please feel free to get in contact with the council by emailing