South Newman PS 25 august 2017 | ISSUE 8 NEWSLETTER

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday 31st August - Fathers Day Stall 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Friday 1 September - Interschool Carnival
  • Sunday 3 September - Thursday 7 September - Year 6 camp begins
  • Friday 8 September - Room 7 Assembly
  • Wednesday 13 September - P&C Meeting, 7pm Newman Hotel
  • Friday 15 September - Scitech Visit

Principal's Report

Good afternoon everyone

The last two weeks have been extremely busy again or should I say still? We have been flooded with exciting events happening at our school.

Last week the students were treated to a multitude of interesting science activities led by Miss Celeste. Short science films were screened at lunch time for the students to enjoy.

This week we celebrated Literacy Week. On Wednesday we had our annual Book Character Dress up day. I really need to thank all the families for getting behind this event. The costumes were amazing, very creative and fun. The boys and girls from Kindy to Year 6 certainly enjoyed parading their fabulous designs. Today we all enjoyed basking in the sunshine with our book, blanket and biscuits to end literacy week. Once again, we thank the families who came along to both the parade and our fun in the sun reading session.

Yesterday we had our Athletics and Twilight Carnival. It was a big day starting with breakfast in the undercover area in the morning. A little something for the students to keep their energy up. Then we moved down to the Goanna oval to watch our amazing long distance runners effortlessly complete 400 meters. Students split into their groups and participated in other track and field events until lunch time. At 4:30pm we began our Twilight carnival with all students running and then some team games. It was a fun night with our students doing us proud not only with their athletic abilities but for me more importantly their sportsmanship, behaviour and attitude. Thank you to the parents, carers and community members for supporting this event. A big thanks must go to Miss Ashlee Allinson and Mrs Lana Jones for organising the carnival.

Each year in Western Australia Year Four students are given a test to see if they are eligible to enter the Primary Extension and Academic Challenge (PEAC) program. This program is available state wide to give students who are successful the opportunity to further develop and extend their knowledge and skills. If a student leaves our school that has been identified as gaining entrance into the PEAC program they will still be eligible at their next government school. I wish all of our Year 4s well. Results will be sent to our school later in the term.

NAPLAN results were distributed to Year 3 and Year 5 students last week. If any parents would like to discuss their child's progress please make an appointment with your child's class teacher.

The South Newman P&C are in desperate need of volunteers, please if you have any spare time specifically on assembly mornings to open the uniform shop but also in the canteen please get in contact with if you are able to assist . The P&C play a huge part in our school and are highly valued for the amount of effort they always put in.

Finally, attendance is crucial, unless your child is sick they should be attending school. At the end of this term we will be rewarding students with high attendance with a day of fun activities, it will be a day not to be missed so please encourage your children to be at school every day that they are not sick.

Have a happy and safe weekend and rest up after the busy week it has been.

Attendance Report

Merits - Week 4

Room 12 Assembly


ECE Carnival

On Wednesday 16 August the Kindy and Pre-primary students competed in their very own Faction Carnival. The turn out of parent helpers was fantastic and an enjoyable morning was had by all.

Thank you to Miss Stacey Gardiner for organising the carnival and all the parents who were able to assist with the running of events on the day.

Follow the Dream Camp

Martu Education Centre - Aspiring Leaders Perth Challenge

Students thoughts of the Follow the Dream camp.

"I liked camp because I went to the aquarium and I saw some sharks, turtles and stingrays. I liked the shake-your-booty game with the high school and yellow school students. The weather was cold, rainy and windy. I went to the beach and saw some blue bottle dolphins and I saw too many seagulls".

Lazarus Tinker - Year 4

"I liked going to the cinema and underwater world. Rock climbing was fun. Bulls Eye (archery) and the flying fox were scary. We saw a blue bottle dolphin and a jellyfish at the beach. We had popcorn, drinks and choc topped ice-creams".

Bethany Bundabar - Year 4

Book Character Dress-up Day

Wednesday 23 August students and staff came to school dressed as their favourite book character for Literacy Week. They brought a book to school that best reflected their character and they paraded in the undercover area showing off their very creative costumes.

Jumps and Throws Carnival

A busy fun filled athletic day starts with a healthy breakfast at sunny South Newman..

Twilight Athletics Carnival

Congratulations De-Grey

Thank you to the Newman Lions Club for putting on the food at our Twilight Carnival


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