Principal’s Update #3 Term 4

Dear Parents/Carers,
I can’t recall a busier few weeks in my time at KPS than the last couple. We have had a bingo night, 140th celebrations, Remembrance Day, interschool sports, colour run, crazy hair day, assemblies just to name a few events. There’s no slowing down either, the next four weeks will be jam packed with end of year celebrations and graduation. Whilst it is busy, it is also very exciting.

140th Celebration Assembly
I’m so glad we didn’t hold our assembly today with all this rain, luckily the sun was shining which allowed for perfect conditions to celebrate 140 years of KPS. It truly was a superb day that kicked off with our formal assembly which was very well attended by past and present staff, students and community members. Our list of dignitaries included Minister for Education Ms Sue Ellery MLC, Dr Tony Buti MLA, City of Armadale Mayor Ms Ruth Butterfield, Councillor Mr John Keogh, Deputy Director General Ms Melesha Sands and Collegiate Principal Mr Frank Pansini. Having a list of distinguished guests further highlights the importance and significance of being 140 years old. A personal highlight for me was being able to speak to former students, including one who attended KPS in 1948! What a unique opportunity it was to hear about how our school operated over 70 years ago. We had a hard-working committee that spent countless hours preparing for this amazing day. I want to acknowledge and express my sincere gratitude to what they were able to achieve for our community.

Bingo Night!
One of the great things about being principal of this school is having a wonderful community that really support the events that we organise. We had about 150 people attend last Thursday night’s Bingo evening and sausage sizzle. It was a fantastic support and from the feedback I have received everyone had a great time. A massive thank you to Mr Grace who organised  the event.

Remembrance Day
We conducted our special Remembrance Day service last Friday in what was a moving, solemn occasion. These ceremonies always hold a special significance to our school as many of our past students have fought in all the conflicts that Australia has been involved in. I want to thank Mrs Long for her dedication in organising this event and to her class who spoke so well and provided a detailed description on why we mark this occasion each year.

Colour Splatacular
There was a new dimension added to this year’s colour run with the addition of slime! The P&C did an amazing job of setting up the obstacle course and looked like they were really enjoying the fun of spraying the kids with water, slime and powder. The cold weather didn’t dampen the spirts as the afternoon went on. This event raised some well appreciated funds for our school to use on exciting new initiatives.

Crazy Hair Day
Today was Crazy Hair Day. It was wonderful to see the creativity and efforts that went into designing the styles that were on display today.

Kindy Expo
Next Friday morning we will be holding our annual Kindy Expo to welcome our newest students to KPS. Most of them have already been attending our orientation mornings, but this event is always a lot of fun and gives our new parents the opportunity to meet and greet the kindy teachers, learn about how kindy works and visit our stall holders.

Class Lists 2023
We are well and truly preparing for 2023 with our recruitment processes completed and our enrolment projections completed. If you have any special request for 2023, please email me directly at Whilst we try to accommodate reasonable requests, these can never be guaranteed.

Our out of hours school care provider continues to operate successfully 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 for more information on 9473 8402 or 9473 8407.