Blog 35, 2019

From the Principal’s desk

Whole School Assembly
We saw a terrific performance by our STTR1 and STTR6 students about Kindness. Kindness has been our theme for this year, and we are pleased to see children spread some kindness more and more each day. Congratulations to all our Block Award winners, Aussie of the Month and Royal Show winners. Mylah was awarded the Aussie of the Month, her certificate read:

“Mylah is a kind, caring and compassionate friend to her peers. She consistently makes sure everyone is included and will help others in need. Well done Mylah”

Shaharaine came third in the Royal Show for her artwork in the Cat Schools Artwork Competition K/PP 2019, while Sophie came first in the same competition for her year group. Well done to both students!

Dino-Mite Book Fair
The Dino-Mite Book Fair kicked off last Friday and finished up on Wednesday. Thank you to Mrs Bosma for coordinating with Scholastics to bring the book fair to our school. We were able to raise $1,104.95 for our school library.

We hope you had a chance to look through the book fair to see all the beautiful books on offer. The book fair is just one way we try to excite and encourage our students to read more. Reading is a vital skill and is practiced from 8:15am to 8:30am each morning at our school.

Internet Awareness & Technology Presentation by Paul Litherland
All Year 3 to 6 families and surrounding Byford school community members are invited to join us for a presentation on Internet Awareness and Technology by Paul Litherland. Paul is a renowned keynote speaker on such issues and has been seen on programs such as The Project. He has worked with the Technology Crimes Investigation Unit with the Police Force for 5 years and has presented “Stranger Danger” talks at schools across Western Australia.

As technology is an integral part of student learning at Woodland Grove, we encourage you to come and listen to what Paul has to say. The internet has the ability to offer fantastic resources and opportunities for learning, but as parents, caregivers and educators we need to be aware of the potential dangers it can also present. This presentation is for parents and/or caregivers and if you can, we suggest you do not bring your children.

At Woodland Grove we put in place certain restrictions, on top of the already in place restrictions the Department of Education provides, to ensure our students have positive and safe experiences with technology. This presentation by Paul Litherland is a great way for you to empower yourself and give you the information you need to put restrictions in place at home. Please share and spread this information with your friends and family and invite them to join us at this presentation.

Heart Kids Day

Oliver organised Heart Kids day at Woodland Grove Primary School with the support of his friends to raise money for the Heart Kids foundation. Oliver’s sister Piper is only 2 and a half years old and has already had multiple heart surgeries due to the heart disease she has been born with. It was a terrific effort from Oliver and his team which included; Justin, Jeffrey, Oliver, Caleb and Cohen, $1,281.40 was raised.

2020 Classes
Our 2020 classes are being formed. Thank you to all our families who have let us know if they will be leaving us next year. For those of you who are interested our Classroom Placement Policy is on our website.