Good Afternoon Parents/Carers,
We have enjoyed a very wet and windy return to school after the winter holidays. We have so much to look forward to this term with the athletics carnival, Year 6 camp, Massed Choir Festival, cross country, energize and much, much more.
NAIDOC week was celebrated with a whole school art project led by Mrs Fleay where students designed a hand print with aboriginal drawings. The hands were symbolic of this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Healing Country’. With the assistance of two wonderful parent helpers Mrs Hirschausen and Ms Rogers, they were able to use the hands to create the Aboriginal flag. It was fantastic to see how proud our students were of their work and their eagerness to show parents and families with their work being displayed on the school fence.
This term we welcome special needs education assistant Mr Chandler McKellar, who will be working alongside teachers to support our students. We also welcome Ms Jaqueline Luong and Ms Charlotte Morais who are fourth year speech students who will be working at KPS this term. We are currently undertaking the recruitment process for a technical support officer to oversee all of our information and technology requirements. We will introduce the successful candidate at the conclusion of the process.
We have unfortunately exhausted every possible avenue in rescheduling the second week of swimming this year. There is simply no vacancy in any of our local pools that we can be accommodated into. I know this is disappointing, however, you will receive a certificate outlining how your child achieved during the first week. We have already submitted our preferences for 2022.
P&C Day WA 2021
Last week we celebrated P&C Day by hosting a morning tea. It was a great opportunity for our staff to thank the P&C for all their fundraising efforts for our school, running our wonderful canteen and operating the uniform shop. Our next P&C Meeting is on Tuesday 3 August at 7:15pm in the staff room.
Year 6 Camp
The excitement is building for our Year 6 students who are eagerly awaiting their camp in less than two weeks’ time. Camps are always a fantastic opportunity for students to build resilience, experience new things and have an adventure with their friends and teachers. I want to thank Mrs McIntosh, Mr Grace and Mr Schwass for volunteering their time away from family to take good care of our students. I also would like to thank the parent volunteers for assisting during the camp.
We have postponed our carnival to next Friday 6th August 2021. We have our fingers crossed that we can get a reprieve from this wet and windy weather to allow our students the best conditions for this great event.
Stage 1 is complete and the basketball rings, tennis nets and flag poles are all operational. Stage 2 will be finalised in the Term 3 holidays when the weather is a bit warmer. We will be hosting a community event in early Term 4 to officially open the courts.