Principal’s Update #1 Term 2

Term 2 has started off with a bang! With last night’s Awesome Evening, today’s well-being incursion and last week’s ANZAC Service, we certainly have been busy. The most pleasing aspect of this term so far has been how well our students have settled since returning from the Easter holidays. The school has a wonderful calm vibe at the moment which is really pleasing. Our new explicit routines certainly have allowed our children to be ready to learn as soon as they get to school each morning.

New Playgroup at KPS
We are pleased to announce that we will have a 0-5 year old playgroup run onsite here at KPS starting next Friday at 9am. This is a fantastic initiative that Mrs Higgins has been spearheading with Playgroups WA. It is a fantastic opportunity for our future KPS Superstars to have a play and get to know each other whilst the new mum and dads begin building positive relationships. This is another great opportunity for us to build our community for the benefit of our children.

Therapy Services
Our new Speech and OT services have begun for this term out of the new KPS Development Services Clinic (old Media Room). We have the OT supervisor Maddison working with 4th year OT students Ken and Montana. We also have Speech Therapist supervisor Ildi working with 4th year students Yi Chung and Wei Ling. If you happen to see them around the school, please make them feel welcome to our community.

Awesome Evening
Last night we held one of our major community events in the form of the ‘Awesome Evening’ and it certainly was Awesome! We had a huge turnout of families who were treated to a range of stalls, food, beverages and a disco. I want to thank the P&C who organised the BBQ, cake stall, face painting and dunk the teacher. I know they were extremely pleased with the funds they were able to raise. The KPS String Ensemble opened the event with some amazing performances led by Ms Therese Arnold and the Choir also sang beautifully in their new shirts led by Mr Vandermeer. I want to thank all KPS staff and volunteers for a wonderful evening, the weather was superb and community spirit was unbelievable. I feel so privileged to lead such a brilliant school.

MAGIC Breakfast
We are pleased to offer our special Mothers, Aunties, Grandmothers and Important Carers a special breakfast next Friday 12 May to celebrate Mother’s Day. This wonderful event is for us to show our appreciation of all the wonderful things that our mothers and special carers do for us all. Please book your free breakfast online at . We can’t cater for walk ups on the day due to catering supplies. I would like to thank Coles and Woolworths in Kelmscott for donating the ingredients to allow us to host this event.

ANZAC Day Service
Last Wednesday we held the very solemn ANZAC Day service at the cenotaph on the school oval. It was a touching ceremony led by our wonderful Year 3/4 students from Mrs Long’s class and the KPS choir. The service was attended by the City of Armadale Mayor Mrs Ruth Butterfield, KPS Board Representative Ms Stefanie Evans and P&C President Mrs Susan Smith. I want to thank Mrs Stephanie Long for organising another wonderful service. The Examiner newspaper have an article of the event in this week’s edition.

Our out of hours school care provider is operating onsite at KPS. It is a great opportunity for your children to have a structured day care experience without having to leave the school grounds. Please contact them directly with them for more information on 9473 8402 or 9473 8407.