15 Jun 2023
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Carers,
On the 29th of June we are having our official opening of the canteen in our undercover area at 10am. This will be a wonderful occasion to thank all of those who have been involved in the canteen renovations. Please join us on the day!
As we get to the end of Term 2 and our students get tired it is a great time to have a focus at home on resilience. Raising resilient kids is so important in our changing world and it is why we focus on this at a school level as well.
By providing a supportive environment with open communication and effective parenting practices, children are given a huge head start in terms of building resilience (Newman & Blackburn, 2002). By practicing prosocial parenting, parents hold a highly influential position when it comes to cultivating a child’s capacity for resilience.
Along with these effective parenting styles, the following list contains a number of more concrete and specific ways in which parents and caregivers can promote resilience in children (Brooks and Goldstein, 2003):
- Build Empathy: Help your child develop empathy by teaching them how to really consider and visualize the struggles faced by others.
- Identify a Go-To Person: Make sure your child has a close and supportive adult they feel comfortable confiding in.
- Listen: Ensure that your child feels like you aren’t simply hearing, but are truly tuned-in to what they have to say.
- Accept Children for Who They Are: Avoid pushing your child in a direction they don’t want to go; but instead, celebrate the person they are.
- Identify Strengths: Find-out what your child is really good at and offer encouragement and support.
- Do-Overs: Make sure your child knows that mistakes along the way are okay; present them as learning experiences and areas where they can try to do better next time.
- Develop Responsibility: Give your child opportunities for developing mastery and responsibility, this will encourage self-esteem and efficacy.
- Offer Meaningful Participation: Offer your child opportunities to engage in activities they really care about.
- Teach Problem-Solving: Show your child ways to deal with problems, providing both role modelling and encouragement.
Ms Kerryn Woodhouse
Thursday15th June, 2023
Ashdale Cluster Winter Lightning Carnival
Friday 16th June, 2023
Wellness Pyjama Day and P&C School Disco
Thursday 29th June, 2023
Canteen Official Opening
Friday 30th June, 2023
Last Day of Term 2
Monday 17th July, 2023
School Development Day – Students Do Not Attend
Tuesday 18th July, 2023
First Day of Term 3
Friday 21st July, 2023
National Pyjama Day
Monday 21st August, 2023
Faction Carnival: Jumps, Throws & Distance Races
Friday 25th August, 2023
Faction Carnival: Flat Races & Team Games
Wednesday & Thursday, 30th & 31st August, 2023
Friday 22nd September, 2023
Last Day of Term 3
Monday 9th October, 2023
First Day of Term 4
Friday 20th October, 2023
School Development Day – Students Do Not Attend
Thursday 14th December, 2023
Last Day of Term 4
For those of you that are new to Landsdale Primary School I would like to welcome you and let you know of my services. I am the school Chaplain, and my role is to provide holistic pastoral care to students, school staff and members of the community, irrespective of faith or cultural backgrounds. The pastoral care provided includes one on one and group sessions addressing physical and mental health issues, social and values education, behaviour management, emotional support and professional referrals, where appropriate. Please know my door is always open and I am always happy to help.
I wanted to take a moment to share some further supports that you might find helpful. Some topics that have come past my office of late are students sharing that they are struggling with sleepless nights, worry, anxiety and friendship issues. There are some amazing services available that could provide some help, support and guidance:
Triple P Parenting
This is a free online service that helps make raising kids easier. It gives you tips and ideas to help raise happy and confident kids; see more of the behaviours you like and less of the ones you don’t; and have better relationships with your family.
Smiling minds has developed an app, with guided sleep mediations and a range of tools and resources to support families to build their mental fitness together.
Big Life Journal
A program designed to focus on children developing a growth mind set, build great resilience and not fear challenges.
The school library
Our library has some excellent resources you can access from the LEAP section – Linking Education and Parents, with books covering topics such as:
You just sign up like you would at your local community library or you can use your child’s account.
I hope you find this helpful and please know my door is always open.
Third Party Services Forms Survey - Reminder
Have you completed your child(ren)'s Third Party Services form yet? All Kindy to Year 6 families have received a class dojo message with the link within the last few weeks, You can access the forms survey via the QR code below or this link.
It is imperative all forms are completed by Friday 16 June, thank you for your cooperation.
Fume Free Fridays – by Your Move Student Team
Our school is going to be having Fume Free Fridays, which is where our school community can walk or ride instead of driving a car, to keep our environment clean and beautiful! We really hope to be seeing lots of you guys walking or riding instead of driving to keep the environment clean!
Roadwise – Safety reminders from our Traffic Warden
Just a few safety reminders from our lovely traffic warden, Lynne.
- Please stick to 40km/h in our school zone between the hours of 7.30am – 9am and 2.30pm – 4pm.
- The crosswalk is a no parking/stopping zone. Please do not park or stop over the crosswalk in the afternoon waiting for Kiss & Drive.
- No vehicle is permitted to park within 20 metres of the approach side of the crosswalk or within 10 metres of the departure side.
Council Rangers regularly patrol our school. You will receive an infringement if you are parking illegally.
Canteen Manager: Sue Uyen
Phone: 0410 894 457
Opening hours: 8:30am to 1:45pm
We have our own Facebook page! Please like and follow us:
Reminder - Teacher Tuesday and Student Waste Free Wednesday Specials are available to order via Qkr and advertised on the P&C FB page the Sunday prior around 10am.
Emergency lunches happen from time to time and we will never let a student go hungry. If your child comes home with a note from the canteen, the amount can be paid in cash the next day or on Qkr via the accounts to pay menu.
Sue, Nat & the canteen team
Ashdale Secondary College presents Mamma Mia
Students from Ashdale Secondary College present Mamma Mia! Come and see the students sing ABBA's timeless songs to discover an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship in their production of Mamma Mia!
Tickets can be purchased via the link below.
Expression of Interest – WA Police Youth Development Pipe Band
The WA Police Youth Development Pipe Band are seeking expressions of interest from students aged 9+ especially those interested in learning bagpipes or drums through our free community engagement program. We invite such students to an audition session scheduled for Monday, 17th July 2023, from 5pm, geared towards complete beginners who wish to secure a place in our Semester 2 intake. All equipment will be provided.
We kindly request that interested families register by Monday 10th July, as we have limited available slots. Registration and additional information about our program can be acquired by scanning the attached QR code or emailing our Youth Band Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellenbrook Fencing Club
Ellenbrook Fencing Club is a not for profit sporting club, that teaches the Olympic sport of epee fencing. We are a small but modestly successful Club and the only fencing Club in the City of Swan and surrounds.
We have had a lot of success at State level, with teenagers and primary school students. In fact, last year, our students were the State u13 boys epee champion, the State u13 girls epee champion and the State u15 girls epee champion!
We train at Priestley Hall at Guildford Grammar Preparatory School, on Tuesday 5.45-7.15pm and Saturday 9-11am.
We are offering Landsdale Primary School students and staff a $15 per session discount from our normal Club session price (so pay $15 instead of $30), for the first 4 weeks. You would just need to mention that you are coming to the Club because of the SCHOOL’S PROMOTION. Just call or text Bruce on 0413688300 to make arrangements.
City of Wanneroo – Bin Sticker Competition
Following on from the success of previous years’ “Bin Sticker Competition” we are excited to invite students at your school to participate in our upcoming design competition. The competition is open to all students and aims to encourage creativity, environmental awareness, and community involvement.
The competition requires students to plan, design and create a persuasive poster that will be turned into bin stickers for bins in the parks and along the coast. This project provides a fantastic opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents and demonstrate their commitment to environmental responsibility. It is also a great way to engage students in a fun and meaningful activity that supports their academic growth.
Please see the attached poster. The size of the sticker will be A3 in size, so you may choose to either print off the template in this size, or complete as an A4 and we will do the enlarging.
Entries close 5pm, Wednesday 19th July 2023.
Enquiries: City of Wanneroo Waste Education Officer, 9405 5000
AIM Therapy – School Holiday Program
Uniform Shop News
For all uniform requirements, please contact Tudor Uniforms on Tel. 9408 2666 or the link below. Their address is: Unit 1/75 Excellence Dr, Wangara.
Leap – Parent Information
Welcome to Bilingual Families Perth
Bilingual Families Perth is a not-for-profit network of linguistically diverse people in Western Australia.
Our network connects over 500 families and individuals from more than 40 language backgrounds. In the past 10 years we have provided support for families who speak Afrikaans, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swiss-German, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese besides various dialects of the relevant languages.
Most families have pre-school or school-aged children and we are experiencing similar issues while raising our children in more than one language. We also work together with professionals who share information on bilingualism and multilingualism. We can probably put you in touch with people who speak your language.