Dear Parents and Carers
You would be aware that, as a School, we have committed to becoming more culturally aware regarding indigenous culture and history and are being quite strategic over the coming months as to how we address this in our 2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan. As Sharon Davis, an aboriginal woman from both Bardi and Kija peoples of the Kimberley, comments:
“With many of today’s youth growing up to be tomorrow’s health workers, politicians, law makers, educators and policy architects, a racially literate and culturally responsive education is crucial for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous children”.
As part of this, we put a special focus on our NAIDOC Week celebrations and activities last week and enjoyed many events and learning opportunities which were communicated to each other in our assembly on Friday. Commencing with a P – 12 ‘Welcome to Country’ delivered by Maitland Hill, an aboriginal elder with whom the School has developed a partnership with, over the next four days the students at the various year levels learnt about such things as:
- The 6 Noongar seasons
- The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
- Indigenous symbols
- Tapping sticks
- Stories from the Dreamtime
- Cooking with native herbs
- Famous people like artist Albert Namatjira, musician Geoffrey Gurrumul and athlete Cathy Freeman
Thank you to all staff for their enthusiasm and commitment to the week and the plans for the future.
Interhouse Athletics Carnival – 400m and 800m Races
The Primary Interhouse Athletics Carnival will be taking place on Friday 20 August (Week 4, Term 3). We will be running our 400m and 800m events in the week leading up to the carnival. Students in Years 1 – 6 are invited to participate in these events on the dates below:
|4||400m||1 – 3||Monday 16 August||Recess time
10.55am – 11.20am
|4||400m||4 – 6||Monday 16 August||Lunch time
12.40pm – 1.10pm
|4||800m||3 – 4||Tuesday 17 August||Recess time
10.55am – 11.20am
|4||800m||5 – 6||Tuesday 17 August||
Students who would like to participate in the optional 400m and 800m events must make their way down to the oval at the times listed above. Parents/guardians are permitted to spectate the events from a distance but must not interfere with the children and races.
Little Athletics is a fantastic way to keep fit and builds the foundation skills of running, jumping and throwing, which are all transferable to other sports. If your child is interested in participating in Little Athletics outside of school, Joondalup Little Athletics Centre is a fantastic local club – http://www.jlac.org.au
Book Week is coming soon……
Sports Day Meal Deal
The Costume Shop has some great costumes available for hire for book week! Costume hire is $5.00 (cash only) per costume and is available to staff, students and parents. You will find a list of available costumes for hire here Costume Hire List
Opening Date: Wednesday 4 August
Open Wednesday 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Open Thursday 8.30am – 9.30am
Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 26 August
To make this a success, we are looking for volunteers to help run the shop during the designated opening times. Please email Karyn Hinder at email@example.com or Bronwyn Doak at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
The Costume Shop is always accepting donations of costumes – please leave at Reception/Student Services.
All money raised from the hire of costumes will go to charity.
Scholastic Book Club
Friday 6 August
Grazing on the Green