Newsletter 6

From the Principal

Dear Waddington Parents/Carers,

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of Term 2, it has been jam packed!

Our students were exemplary last week at the Interschool Carnival and it was truly a moment to reflect on how far we have come as a school. The student’s behaviour and sportsmanship was excellent and to take out some MVP’s and a win for AFL was so motivating for the students. I would like to thank Mr Boon and Mr Greer for doing a super job in organising our students for the event and to all of our staff who assisted on the day. 

We have just finished the process for the Year 3 / 4 teaching position and parents will be informed of the result soon. 

It will be Mrs Helen Brown’s (Cleaner in Charge) last week next week and I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all of her hard work at Waddington PS for a number of years. We will miss her smiling face every morning and afternoon. 

In line with our School Review last year, we have been creating some important policies to help ensure that our processes are in line with Department of Education policy and processes. We have now created a Bullying Policy. Bullying is something we take very seriously here at Waddington PS and this policy outlines some of the ways in which we prevent and deal with incidents of bullying. Please feel free to have a look at these and we welcome any feedback you might have. We have also created a Nit Policy which helps to outline how we deal with nits within the classroom. Please see below a link to download these two policies.

We hope you all have a wonderful last two weeks of the school term and encourage you to have a look at some of the programs on offer over the holidays for students. There is lots to choose from! 

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 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

19th June 2023 – Balga SHS Incursion (Room 5)

21st June 2023 – Bike servicing for all students

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

23rd June 2023 – P&C Spaghetti Day

30th June 2023 – Term 2 ends


Health body and strong minds………

From the PE Teacher

Dear Waddington Parents/Carers,

Last week the Year 3-6 students competed in this year’s Lightning Carnival on Tuesday 13th June, travelling to Warriapendi Primary School. Students represented Waddington in either AFL, Soccer or Netball.

The emphasis of the Lightning Carnival was on fun and participation. It was wonderful to see our students demonstrate their skills and resilience by coming together and doing a fantastic job. The support, encouragement and sportsmanship shown meant the day was a huge success for everyone involved.

A few highlights from the day included the Waddington AFL team finishing in first place, taking home the shield. On an individual note a huge congratulations to Locklan Jonsson for receiving the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for AFL and Eboni Woodland for receiving the MVP for Netball.

Lastly I would like to acknowledge and thank the following groups for their support:

  • All Waddington students who participated and demonstrated the Waddy Way.
  • The many staff who gave up their time to support and coach the teams.
  • The parents and carers who came down to support and cheer on the teams.
  • To Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Tomlinson for their administrative support.

Kind regards

Sam Boon

PE Teacher

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.

Room 5 – Term 2 happenings!

What a bumper Term Two the students of Room 5 have had! They have been working hard and building on their individual successes across all learning areas and have continued to build strong relationships with their peers by demonstrating kindness, respect and understanding.

In Science this term, the students have been learning about the use of electricity and how to build circuits. They have successfully applied this knowledge and are currently in the process of ‘building’ houses out of cardboard with working lights! The students are looking forward to sharing their innovative homes with the whole school upon completion. How exciting!

In Art this term, the students have shown strong resilience during all tasks. They have been victorious in creating a colour wheel and designing fashionable footwear. They are currently showing perseverance as they tackle their hardest project to date…a self-portrait!

For Literacy in Room 5 we have been investigating similes and metaphors to add to our writing. Can you find which sentence is the simile and which is a metaphor? If not, our students can help…just ask! The snow is a white blanket. Rapunzel’s hair was as soft as clouds.

Our amazing leaders have been keeping busy with our weekly announcements over the PA system, giving out awards, managing the flags, helping with equipment for recess and lunch. Probably their greatest achievement of leadership this year came during the training sessions they planned and lead for their teams in the Lightning Carnival sports.

Rooms 5 and 8 participated in the Lightning Carnival last week with three other schools and performed impeccably for the entire day. It was wonderful to see parents come along to spur the students on and to witness the strong display of teamwork, flexibility and sportsmanship from all attendees. All students put in 110% on the day and displayed the mighty Waddington spirit!

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.

Stirling Leisure Centre July School Holiday Programs

Roseworth Child and Parent Centre July School Holiday Activities

Better Health Co. – Free lifestyle programs for kids 6 – 12 years old

Ngala free parenting courses – July to September 2023

Please see below some free parenting courses provided by Ngala held every Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30am starting the 26th July 2023 and concluding 20th September 2023. Registrations are essential.