South Newman PS 1 jUNE 2017 | ISSUE 5 NEWSLETTER

Future Events

  • Friday 2 June - Pupil Free Day
  • Monday 5 June - WA Day
  • Thursday 8 June & Friday 9 June - Audiologist visit
  • Friday 9 June - Lap-a-thon
  • Tuesday 13 June - Newman Dental Screening
  • Friday 16 June - Assembly Room 13
  • Monday 19 June - Friday 23 June - Artist in Residence

Principal's Report

Hello everyone and welcome to this month’s newsletter.

Today 30 of our students were rewarded for excellent attendance by being given a great opportunity to participate in a free circus workshop. We would like to thank the East Pilbara Shire for organising this fun and interactive activity for our students. The Shire have asked us to let you know that if any students miss out and really want to attend workshops there are free workshops at the Recreation Centre on Monday 5 June. Parents need to contact the Recreation Centre to register their children, there are two aged grouped workshops, one is for up to 12 years and the other is for over 12 years.

Last Saturday afternoon and evening we hosted two discos for the Year 6 camp fundraising. One was from 5pm to 6:30pm for our Kindy to Year 2 students and the other was from 7pm to 9pm for our Year 3 –Year 6 students. I would like to sincerely congratulate the students on their fantastic behaviour at the disco. It was a fun night had by all.

A few reminders that I would appreciate parents supporting us with are that Fidget spinners are not to be brought to school for safety reasons and that scooters and bikes are not to be ridden on the school grounds. Once out the gates the scooters and bikes can be ridden.

Our annual Lapathon will happen next Friday, 9 June from 8:15am to 9:00am. All sponsorship will go towards assisting the school P & C in creating a Nature Playground for all the students to enjoy. All parents and carers are welcome to join us running, walking or skipping around the oval next Friday. Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised and the most laps run at the assembly on Friday 30 June.

Our whole school morning fitness program proves it value time and time again. Our attendance and punctuality for some students has improved and recently a student told me he likes the morning walk the best because he gets to talk to his friends that aren’t in his class as he walks around the boundary of the school. Another highlight was last week when our super professional aerobics instructor Mrs Donna Cappleman was unable to lead the aerobics class in the undercover area and Rory Woodall stepped up and said he could take it. Rory led the factions throughout the week and demonstrated what we are so proud to promote at our school; all the Newman Way values. Well done to Rory.

There are several people who contribute in a positive way to our school. Many of these people are the husbands or parents of our staff who are happy to lend a hand. I would like to thank these quiet achievers for what they do to help make our school a happy and functioning place. Recently, Mr Cody Stutt helped fix the stools in the computer lab by making them sturdier. Mr Norm Bateman has been volunteering in our school garden and assisting with handy man jobs, Mr Tobye Malia for fixing our pizza oven, Mrs Lyn Deegan who spent a week helping in our school library, Mrs Carol Metcalf who has spent a week supporting students in our upper primary classes, Lesley Gardiner for her help in the Kindy/Pre Primary classes this week and Mrs Sandra Wallace (Mrs Dickinson’s mum) for coming in and listening to students read.

If ever you would like to assist at school please pop into our front office and we will find a job for you.

Once again if ever you would like to chat to any staff member you are more than welcome to make an appointment by ringing the front office on 9175 1061.

I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable long weekend.

Warmest Regards

Katie Wallace


Merit Awards - Week 4

Assembly - Room 9

Art News

South Newman Primary School won the East Pilbara Banners in the Terrace competition. Congratulations to the students who designed sections of the trucks to make a wonderful piece of art which will now be on display for all to see on St Georges Terrace, Perth City.

Staff Profile

Mrs Jacqueline McGrady

Hi my name is Jacqueline McGrady, I have recently moved to Newman with my two lovely children Zachary and Indi and our two guinea pigs Ritz and Jatz. We are slowly finding our feet in this wonderful little town (however being keen surfers we would really appreciate someone showing us where the local beach is sometime soon!). In addition to my Primary Teaching qualification I have a Bachelor of Visual Arts and am presently studying a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education. I am grateful to be surrounded by such knowledgeable staff and mentors as I continue my studies. The lovely Mrs Lana Jones in Room 13 has been kind enough to share her awesome Year 1/2 class with me on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and for the rest of the week you will find me providing DOTT relief to various classes around the school.

Please feel free to drop in to room 13 and say hello - I am looking forward to meeting all of the lovely families of SNPS!

Warm regards, Mrs Jacqueline McGrady

Miss Janelle Lundy

My name is Janelle Lundy. My first degree was in visual arts, after which I went on to write a dissertation and then to complete a two-year Masters of Teaching in Early Childhood. Now, I am so excited to finally be in the Pilbara, where I had imagined myself at the beginning of my teaching studies. I feel strongly that learning must begin from a place of belonging to a community of learners, so filling the role of health specialist has felt right. There is a lot to learn as a graduate and I am always keen to get feedback and insights as I begin this new learning journey. I was firstly attracted to South Newman Primary School for the strength of collaboration, reflective practice and support. I have certainly found that to be true and expect this will fortify my own practice in turn. Last, but not least, I simply can’t wait to get knee-deep in teaching and learning with Health projects and technologies!

Miss Janelle Lundy

Mrs Brooke Donaldson

Hi my name is Brooke Donaldson and I am a returning teacher to South Newman Primary School. I began my teaching career here at South Newman as a new graduate and spent six years here from 2009 – 2014. My family and I left Newman to be with family and give the city life a go. Two and a half years later and one more family member to add to the Donaldson clan, we made the decision to move back to sunny Newman! We missed the great community of Newman, and wanted to give our children the opportunity to experience what Newman has to offer. I will be working here at South Newman Primary School three days a week, spending one day in Year 3, Room 10, and the other two days coordinating the Mathematics within the school. I am super excited to be back at South Newman Primary School and am looking forward to working with new and familiar faces!

Mrs Brooke Donaldson

Mrs Loren McIntosh

Hi, I am Loren Scott-McIntosh (Miss Loren). I am the new Student Support Officer/Social Worker at SNPS. I have been living in Newman for 2 years moving from Nelson, New Zealand in 2015. I live here with my husband Chris, youngest daughter Holly, and our dog Stella. Newman has been a great place to live for us so far! I have a Bachelor of Applied Social Science majoring in Social Work (my social work experience and background is mainly child protection, alcohol and other drugs services, and working with youth). I am having a wonderful time getting to know the students at SNPS and working along-side other staff. I am looking forward to getting to know more parents as I settle in. If you see me around the school feel free to come say Hi, and ask any questions you may have about what I do at the school.

Attendance Report

Laser Tag

As a way to promote the importance of attending school everyday, South Newman Primary School is committed to reward students who show 100% attendance with various activities through out the year.

Year 4, 5 and 6's with 100% attendance for the first part of Term 2 were invited to play Laser Tag at Newman Senior High School.

Morning Fitness

Healthy bodies, Healthy minds

Mother's Day in Kindy & Pre-Primary

Talk 4 Write

Room 15 & 16

A Message from the Kindy & Pre-Primary Teachers

Miss Shelley Henderson, Room 16

School News

To order cookie dough call Jo on 0409 945 676. All funds raised go towards the Year 6 Camp.

Community News

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