16 November 2023
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Carers,
At Landsdale Primary School we value and respect the important relationship we have between home and school. We are partners in your child/children’s learning every day!
Parents can support learning at home by taking an interest in their child's learning, helping with homework activities or by encouraging and praising academic success.
Parental involvement in supporting learning at home offers numerous benefits to a child's education, including increases in student engagement and academic achievement. Taking an interest and praising academic achievement help impart to children the value in education. Subsequently, students are more likely to take responsibility for their learning, have enhanced motivation and aspirations and improved academic outcomes.
Below are some suggested ways that parents and carers can help children succeed at school:
- Develop a partnership with your child's teachers and school staff:
- This includes getting to know your child’s teacher, the school leadership team and other staff that are involved in your child’s education.
- Attend parent information sessions, meetings and whole school events as much as possible.
- Support your child academically:
- Find out how your child is going in class and act early if they need some additional support.
- Work with the school to access additional services and support if needed.
- Read with your child as much as possible to model learning and a love of reading.
- Help your child as much as you can with any homework they may have and show and interest in their learning.
- Get involved with your child's school:
- Learn about our school and what we have to offer students.
- Volunteer if you can at school and build further relationships with school staff.
- Get informed and be an advocate for your child:
- Ask questions if something is concerning you. We are always here to support our students and families.
- Support your child's learning at home:
- Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children.
- Monitor your child’s television, gaming and internet use as inappropriate content is far more accessible now than when we were growing up.
- Read, Read and Read! Please encourage your child to read anything at all they are interested in!
- Talk with your child because talking and listening play a major role in children’s school success.
- Encourage your child to use the school library and local library.
- Encourage your child to be responsible and develop the skills to work independently. You can do this by breaking down big tasks into smaller achievable tasks and building on this every day.
- Encourage active learning which involves asking and answering questions, solving problems and exploring their interests. This helps children to be more successful at school.
We are responsible for developing moral citizens of the world and for the next generation. Thank you for being our partners in building such wonderful humans of the world.
Ms Kerryn Woodhouse
Monday 20th Nov to Friday 24th Nov, 2023
Year 6 Swimming Lessons
Monday 27th Nov to Friday 1st Dec, 2023
Year 5 Swimming Lessons
Wednesday 22nd November, 2023
Junior Assembly Hosted by LA 7
29th November, 2023
Senior Assembly Hosted by LA 28
Thursday 30th November – Friday 1 December, 2023
Yr 6 Transition Day at Ashdale SC
Wednesday 13th December, 2023
Yr 6 Graduation commencing at 9.00am
Thursday 14th December, 2023
Last Day of Term 4
Wednesday 31st January, 2024
First Day of Term 1, 2024
The following students have birthdays coming up in the next fortnight. We would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday on their special day.
Travelling Overseas/Extended Christmas Holidays
If you have planned holidays and will be returning to Landsdale Primary School AFTER school has commenced (31/01/2024) you are required to advise the front office in writing. Please call into the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students Not Returning to LPS in 2024
If your child(ren) will NOT be attending Landsdale Primary School in 2024 can you please advise the front office in person, or email Jennifer.email@example.com
Kindergarten, Pre-Primary and Year 1 Orientation
The team of early childhood staff would like to invite the families of 2024 Kindy children and our current Kindy and Pre-primary students to participate in a walk-through of our classrooms on Wednesday 29th November from 2.45–3.15pm.
The following classrooms: Bilby, Joey, Possum, LA 2, LA 3, LA 4, LA 5, LA 6, LA 7, LA 8, LA 9, LA 10 will be open. This will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to view our classrooms and see the learning environments. Please be aware that staff and year levels that are currently in the classrooms this year may be subject to change in 2024. During this time activities will not be available to play with it is a simple walk-through and look opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there!
Library News …. with Mrs Murray
Brilliant Book Fair!
Hats off to the brilliant Book Fair Team! Thank you so much to our hardworking P&C Book Fair Committee and their team of enthusiastic parent volunteers for an amazing Book Fair. We would like to thank Mrs Michelle Wolski, Mrs Erin Rietman and Mrs Sonya March for organising and running such a brilliant Book Fair. It was a wonderful opportunity for the whole school community to come together over a shared love of books and reading.
Thank you to every student, parent, grandparent and staff member who purchased items from the Book Fair. Your support was much appreciated. Due to your generosity, our students are already reaping the benefits in the form of exciting new books to read in the Library. Here are the final figures:
Total Sales: $10,526
Commission Total: $3,433
(Commission Taken in Books from Book Fair: $1,929)
(Commission Available to Library to Spend on Scholastic Books until November 2024: $1,504)
The $1,929 worth of commission books that were taken from the Book Fair are now available for borrowing from the Library. Many students have already snapped them up to read at school and at home. If you missed out on buying your favourite book from Book Fair, pop in and borrow it from the Library.
P&C News – Colour Explosion 2023
A massive thank you to our wonderful P&C for organising another fabulous event for our school community to enjoy. The students, staff and parents had an absolute ball. We would also like to thank all of the amazing volunteers who helped set up, cover our kids in colour and pack away. These events wouldn’t be possible without you.
P&C News – Entertainment Subscription
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Canteen Information – Sue Uyen, Manager
Manager: Sue Uyen
Tel: 0410 894 457
Emergency lunches happen from time to time and we will never let a child go hungry. If your child comes home with a lunch receipt this can be paid via the QKR! app or in cash at the canteen. As the end of the school year is fast approaching we would also kindly ask for any outstanding accounts to be paid as soon as possible, thank you.
Thank you to all the students and staff who helped us celebrate WA Canteen day this year. We were made to feel very special. Reading through all of your beautiful handwritten messages was the highlight.
We will have our special Fairybread day lunch available on Wednesday 22nd November. This and all of our yummy Wednesday student lunch specials are posted on Facebook every Sunday, make sure you are following our page so you don’t miss out!
Thank you for your ongoing support.
The Bush Blues Cafe Team
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.
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