South Newman PS 12 MAY 2017 | ISSUE 4 NEWSLETTER

Upcoming Events

  • Friday 19 May - Assembly Room 9
  • Tuesday 23 May to Friday 26 May - Book Fair Week
  • Thursday 1 June - Assembly Room 101
  • Friday 2 June - Pupil Free Day
  • Monday 5 June - Pupil Free Day WA Day

Principal's Report

Hello Everyone

Welcome to our first newsletter for Term Two. It is incredible to think we are already in Week Three, the year is flying by way too quickly.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Jen Dickinson for her leadership as acting principal in the first two weeks of this term as I was away on leave and attending professional learning in Perth. Mrs Dickinson, as always did a fantastic job and kept the smiles on everyone’s faces.

This term we farewelled Mrs Cathy Muller and her family. Mrs Muller had worked at our school for a number of years as an Education Assistant while studying to become a teacher. Upon completion of her degree we were delighted to offer Mrs Muller a full time teaching position with us in term four of last year. Mrs Muller then began 2017 teaching in Room 4 with our Year 5/6 students. Mrs Muller’s husband won a job interstate and their family relocated at the end of Week 1 this term. We sincerely thank Mrs Muller for her enthusiastic and professional approach to teaching students at our school and wish her and her family all the very best for the future.

This term we welcomed four new staff members. Miss Janelle Lundy has taken over Room 4 and is excited to be teaching the Year 5/6 students. Ms Jacqui McGrady has joined us from Perth and is teaching in Room 13 one day a week and working across the school, mostly in early childhood. Mrs Brooke Donaldson returned to our school after temporarily relocating to Perth. Mrs Donaldson will be taking Room 10 one day a week and leading our whole school Mathematics plan during the rest of her working week. Lastly, but by no means least we welcomed Mrs Loren McIntosh, our Student Support Officer. Loren will be working alongside staff in the capacity of helping students with their social and emotional needs. This position is funded by our school to support our students. Loren may assist students in dealing with issues that may affect their ability to get along with others or issues where they need someone to talk to and give them strategies in dealing with difficult situations.

Thank you to the P&C and their new committee for organising the Mother’s Day stall that was held last week. I wish all of our mother’s a very happy day on Sunday. I hope you get to relax and do your favourite things and spend the day in a way that makes you feel as special as you are.

This week saw our school photos take place. It was great to see all the boys and girls coming to school dressed so smartly in their uniform with many sporting very neat and stylish hairdo’s.

NAPLAN testing was held for the country’s Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students. Our Year 3 and 5 students all worked hard and we wish them well.

In Week 5, from Tuesday, 23 May until Friday, 26 May we will be having Book Fair in the library. A big thank you to Mrs Outram for all her organisation with this. More information about this annual fund-raiser will come out soon.

A quick reminder that Friday, 2 June will be our School Development Day, this is a student free day.

If you would like any more information about our school please don’t hesitate to contact me or staff at our school.

Enjoy your weekend and may the mighty Fremantle Dockers continue to shine.

Katie Wallace


Merit Awards - Week 2

Attendance Report

ANZAC Assembly

Year 6, Room 5

Choir Assembly

Easter Bonnet Parade

The Kindy and Pre-Primary students enjoyed their Easter Bonnet Parade, as they danced around the undercover area to the birdie song.

A big thank you to SNPS P&C for organising the Easter Raffle, congratulations to the winners.

Police Visit

Our Newman Police have been very active within the school lately. Here you will see Senior Sergeant Mark Fleskins showing some of our students the police car. The aim is to ensure students feel confident in knowing that the Newman Police are in the community to keep us safe.

Health News

On Wednesday the 10th of May, Rooms 1, 2 and 3 got to hear from some special guests about the importance of volunteering in the community. As part of Health this term the classes are learning about their values and how these can be practiced in a positive way.

A big thank you to James Curry, Jo McGowan and Kaelen Agir for visiting the students and showing us the importance of the work you do in Newman.


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