Principal’s Update #1 Term 4

What a busy start to Term 4 it has been. We’ve had our Awesome Evening, Kelmscott Show and our students are preparing for the inter-school athletics carnival. Our Year 6 students have nervously entered their last term of their primary school lives, I know they are excited about the next step in their education journey. Term 4 is always a lot of fun, but is also very busy.

Awesome Evening

We held our much anticipated ‘Awesome Evening’ on Thursday evening. I was blown away by the response, we really have a wonderful community that gets involved in all of our big events. The dunking game was a big hit for our kids (and some parents). I must admit the water was absolutely freezing, but the enjoyment the kids got out of it made it all worthwhile. I want to thank the volunteers from the P&C for all the great stalls, the teachers and education assistants for their work, Mr Vandermeer for leading the choir and Ms Arnold for the string ensemble. The official assembly was led admirably by Eli and Saakya and included a fantastic ‘Welcome to Country’, smoking ceremony and opening by Dr Tony Buti MLA. I sincerely hope that you all enjoyed the evening.

Parent Opinion Survey

Earlier this week, we sent out a survey to gauge community opinion on the operation of our school. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are always looking for ways to improve so please complete the survey before it closes next Friday. The link is

Classroom requests 2022

If you have any specific requests for teachers or placements for 2022, please email me at Whilst we will make every effort to accommodate requests there are no guarantees. Please provide a detailed reason for your request.

STEM in Rm 12 & 14

At the end of term 3, following on from our Talk for Writing story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, children in Room 12 and 14 completed a STEM project where they designed and created a chair for a bear.

The students enjoyed investigating the different types of chairs at school and using real teddy bears which some brought from home. First, they had to consider the size and weight of their bear and then use their knowledge of the properties of materials learnt in science to think about which materials could be used to build them a chair.

Next, they drew their design and then built the chair using recycled materials. Students faced some challenges as they built their chairs. Some materials in their design had run out so they had to find another option. They had to cooperate with a partner and experiment to find out how to join the different parts of the chairs together. When they sat their bear in the chair for the first time, some bears fell out or didn’t fit, meaning they needed to make some changes to the design.

Finally, the children evaluated their chairs to check that they were safe, strong, comfortable and the right size for the bear. We even had time for a quick Teddy Bear’s picnic before it was time for the bears to go home.