Blog 24, 2018




From the Principal’s desk

This coming week sees us begin our new classes with our restructure.

Welcome to Jodie Dunning who will be teaching our brand new Year 4 class in the Clydesdale Block. Jodie has worked here as a relief teacher and is a resident of Byford. We are very excited to welcome Jodie to our school community. There will be opportunity for families to meet Jodie over the coming weeks.

We also have a number of children who have moved between existing classes from Year 2 to Year 6. Families will be invited to meet with their child’s new teachers. All teachers have had the opportunity to meet and ensure that they understand each child’s learning needs.

A BIG thank you to our wonderful Woodland Grove family for the smooth transition. Our families have been very understanding, as have our students and their teachers.

Interschool Cross Country
Well done to the students who participated in the Interschool Cross Country. Overall we finished 3rd place. Congratulations to the below students.

Year 3 Girls
Amity D – 1st Place

Year 3 Boys
James B – 3rd Place
Jayke T – 2nd Place

Year 5 Girls
Abby F – 3rd Place
Ciara A – 2nd Place

Year 5 Boys
Jayden B – 1st Place

Year 6 Boys 
Cody Visser – 1st  Place

Our school choir will be performing this term at The Dale Festival. Notes went home this week with the students who are performing in it. The choir are excited to showcase the hard work they have done this year.
Students will arrive at the Kelmscott Sire Hall at 9am until 9:45am, enjoy a morning tea followed by a public performance. Parents/Caregivers are invited to attend for a gold coin donation. Doors will open for audience members at 9:50aqm for a 10am start.

SJ Community Fair
Serpentine Jarrahdale are hosting a fair on Saturday the 11th of August at 10am to 4pm. Entry is FREE with lots of things to see and do.
Most importantly student artwork from Woodland Grove will be exhibited. We have 3 students who were finalists. Congratulations to:

Logan V – 2nd Place
Isabella B – 3rd Place
Sienah H – Highly Commended

School Chaplain
My name is Raelene Stevens and I will be your School Chaplain for the rest of the year.
Woodland Grove Primary is a strong supportive school and it is a pleasure to be a part of the staff.
As Chaplain my role is one of support for all those connected to the school and to show respect to all cultures and beliefs.
Children are one of the best things on this earth and should be cared for and given every opportunity to have a happy and healthy life. They say “It takes a village to raise a child”, so if you would like some help and support or just a listening ear, I am available Tuesday-Thursday this term. I try to spend the first hour of the day in my office, which is off the wet area in Standardbred Block (yellow).
I am looking forward to getting to know everyone.

WACA Visit
The WACA is visiting Woodland Grove Primary School!!!
Bring your parents and get involved in this FREE EVENT. One of the WACA cricket players will be joining us on Wednesday, 15th August on our school oval. There will be cricket activities from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

WGPS would like to invite you to attend a 30 minute information session around the move from Year 5 to Year 6 in 2019.  Items to discuss will include:

  1. Year 6 Camp
  2. Student Leaders
  3. Graduation

We hope that at least one member from each family is able to attend
next Wednesday (15/08/2018) afternoon from 5.10pm to 5.40pm.

Woodland Grove Primary School will be holding an information session next
Wednesday (15/08/2018) for our current Year 3 families
The #1 agenda item will be focused around the 2019 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. 
We plan to roll out BYOD out over a number of years so this will only impact children moving into Year 4 in 2019. 
We believe it is vital to provide as much information as possible around BYOD to the community in it impacts (as early as possible) and allow opportunities for questions and answers.

Please join us next Wednesday in class BR34 from 4.30pm to 5.00pm.

Please arrive a bit earlier so we can start on time.