Landsdale Primary School
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Landsdale WA 6065
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Email: landsdale.ps@education.wa.edu.au
Phone: 08 9408 3850

16 June 2022

From the Principal

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Semester One Reporting

As I mentioned in our last newsletter and due to the impact of COVID over the last two terms Semester One reporting will look a little different. Schools in the Ashdale Cluster (Madeley PS, Ashdale PS and Landsdale PS), with support from the Education Department, have agreed to the following:

  • The report will include the A to E grades for required learning areas. Information regarding your child’s attitude, behaviour and effort will continue to be reported.
  • Our schools will adjust the extent to which comments are provided and will only provide a general comment for your child.
    Should you wish for additional information on your child’s progress, please feel free to discuss this with your child’s teacher.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement as we work together to provide the best learning opportunities for our students. As we progress, I’ll be sure to keep you updated with any new information.

Schools Upgrade Fund

The school will be receiving this funding as a result of the Federal Labor election promise should they win office. The purpose of the Fund is to help students bounce back after COVID and to make sure our schools are better prepared, not just for this term but for the future. The funds that will be received for this will be allocated to air-conditioning the covered assembly area which will provide relief from the heat during recess and lunch breaks and assemblies and other functions. We thank Senator Sue Lines and new Labor Member of Parliament for Pearce Tracey Roberts.

Woolworths Landcare Grant

The Early Childhood team were successful in winning a Landcare grant. The grant is going to be used to develop the 'Wild Space' behind LA2, 3 & 4. The grant will help purchase plants for landscaping the existing garden bed in an attempt to reduce the number of mosquitos breeding and make the area a more functional learning space for the Early Childhood classes.

Kind regards,

Josh Jashari
Principal

Newsletter Articles

School Calendar

Important Dates

Friday 17th June, 2022

School Disco

Wednesday 22nd June, 2022

Senior Assembly – LA30 & LA31

Thursday 23rd June, 2022

Back up day for Winter Carnival

Tuesday 28th June, 2022

Brownes Dairy Incursion (Kindy A)

Wednesday 29th June, 2022

Junior Assembly – LA11 & LA12

Friday 30th June, 2022

Brownes Dairy Incursion (Kindy B)

Friday 1st July, 2022

End of Term 2

Monday 18th July, 2022

School Development Day – Students Do Not Attend

Tuesday 19th July, 2022

Start of Term 3

Wednesday 27th July, 2022

Senior Assembly - LA23 & LA27

Friday 12th August, 2022

Interschool Cross Country, UWA Sport Park

Tuesday 16th August, 2022

Year 6 Transition

Monday 22nd August, 2022

Jumps and Throws

Friday 26th August, 2022

Faction Athletics Carnival

Thursday 15th September, 2022

Interschool Athletics Carnival

Friday 23rd September, 2022

End of Term 3

Monday 10th October, 2022

Start of Term 4

Friday 21st October, 2022

School Development Day – Students Do Not Attend

2023 Kindergarten Applications Now Open

Please note that applications close on 29th July, 2022.

1-1 Laptop Program 2022

Semester One this year was difficult for teachers, parents and students due to COVID disruptions to learning and activities that normally help to bring the school community together. We thank all the parents who have supported us in so many ways to ensure calm transitions through different stages of health and Department guidelines.

Although the beginning of the Year 4 program this year was affected by both a new system of managing the devices and COVID restrictions, the parents, teachers and students have managed to have a mostly positive entry into the program. A huge thank you to all the parents who supported the 1-1 Program this year by purchasing a device for their child, we maintained a high percentage of uptake enabling us to supply a school device for all students who required one. The program certainly assisted the smooth transition to Remote Learning for any student in Year 4-6, who could stay connected to their classroom learning and classmates online using their laptop or iPad.

This year, for the first time, all Australian schools completed NAPLAN online. Landsdale made the transition to NAPLAN online successfully in 2016. We were able to do this due to having an exemplary 1-1 laptop program in Year 4-6 and a focus on ensuring students in Year 2 & 3 had access to banks of iPads. For the last few years our 1-1 Device Program using school and parent funded devices ensures each student from Yr2-6 have a device, which has made NAPLAN even easier for students, staff and our technicians. This year we had a flawless technical NAPLAN online during a very difficult time with staff and student absences due to COVID.

Our program has now been running for 12 years and is a vital component of our students’ academic success. However, like all good programs review and renewal is essential. Thank you to the parents who contributed feedback to the first of our surveys on the 1-1 Program for this new Business Plan cycle. The results showed that while there are things that we can do better, the academic value of the program is highly valued by parents of students in Year 4-6. Parents of students in the junior years would like more information and communication regarding the program.

Excitingly we had parents who are willing to form a parent group to be a part of our improvement process. We have seven members already and would like to encourage any parent who has a child in Year 5 or 6 to join the group. The plan is to meet and discuss elements of the program from a parent perspective. Our initial meeting outlined the history of the program and the essential elements that benefit the teaching and learning of students. We also have begun to develop a plan for improvements to the program.

If you are interested in joining the Parent 1-1 meetings please contact Leanne White: PH 94083850 or Email: leanne.white@education.wa.edu.au.

Sports News … with Mr Baggio and Mr Brown

Congratulations to Chance W (LA11) for reaching the 100 lap milestone in our Monday morning Running Club.

Art News …. With Ms Gandy

National Sorry Day is held on the 26th May and acknowledges our Stolen Generation.

National Reconciliation Week - held every year from 27th May to 3rd June - is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. (nrw.reconciliation.org.au)

During Reconcilation Week, students were given the opportunity to ‘Be Brave, Make Change’ and decorate a jumbo popstick. They used the colours of the Aboriginal flag and natural land to paint a background. They then drew aboriginal symbols onto their popstick using Posca paint pens. These popsticks will be used to create a collaborative art piece for our school.

Well done to all students, they amazed me with their hard work and creativity.

EALD Family Resources 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.

Canteen Information

CANTEEN INFORMATION

Canteen Manager: Sue Uyen
Phone: 0410 894 457
Opening hours: 8:30am to 1:45pm

Canteen Reminders

Stuffed spuds are back as well as soups and we have now a soup item for teaching staff to enjoy a slice of garlic bread.

Wednesday Specials are available to order via Qkr and advertised on the P&C FB page the Sunday prior around 10am so please watch out for these!

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 cash the next day or on Qkr via the accounts to pay menu.

Thanks
Sue, Nat & the canteen team.

Uniform Shop News

For all uniform requirements, please contact Tudor Uniforms on Tel. 9408 2666 or visit the link below. Their address is: Unit 1/75 Excellence Dr, Wangara.

http://www.tudorschooluniforms.com.au/

LEAP Parenting Ideas

Bricks 4 Kidz Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Numero Workshop for Families

Date: 12 July 2022
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: MAWA Office, 12 Cobbler Place Mirrabooka
Cost: From $20 for members and from $30 for non-members
Register:

https://mawainc.org.au/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=3923

July School Holiday Programs at Kingsway Indoor Stadium

STEMSmart School Holiday Coding Club Workshop

School Holiday Athletics Clinics

School Holiday Athletics Clinic for boys and girls aged 8 to 16 years. Tues 5th & Wed 6th July 2022.

WA Athletics Stadium. 9am-3pm. $95 per day. Or $170 for both days. Includes a T-Shirt or Shoe Bag or Cap and also a certificate. CHOOSE ANY 4 EVENTS PER DAY! More Info from the link below

http://sprintingfast.com/

For further information please visit our website from the link below.

http://sprintingfast.com/holiday-clinic/