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Newsletter 16 - 8 September 2017

From The Principal

The weather was lovely, the students were eager, and the competition was fierce at today’s Year 3-6 Faction Carnival. We heard the dulcet tones of Adrian Barich on the microphone, wild cheering from the three bays, and many close finishes.
At various stages during the day there was only one point separating first and second placed factions. The recess food stall helped refuel the racers and prepared them for the team games that were tightly contested after lunch. Everything came to a mighty crescendo with the Grand Relay. Congratulations to all the competitors, parent helpers, teachers and especially Mr Longhurst for yet another smoothly run and highly successful carnival. In the end, the wining faction was Klein with 920 points followed by Llewellyn with 903 points and Julius with 717 points. Many thanks to our Year 2 CLPs and organisers Fed Battaglia, Jodi Mansfield, Nicola Beighton, Kerry Warburton, Michele Potter, Victoria Kirk, Kerri Auld and all the Year 2 parents involved in organising the Fuel Break Food stall, and thank you to the Healthy Hub for providing fruit platters during the day.

Faction Carnival Final Points  
Klein: 920    Llewellyn: 903    Julius: 717                                   

Champion Boy and Girl and Runners Up
Year 3 Boys Champion:  Isaac Spencer     Runner Up:  Conan Walker
Year 3 Girls Champion:  Zlata Lodis and Siobhan Clarke   Runner Up:  Charlee Braslin
Year 4 Boys Champions:  Ciaron Doyle   Runner Up: Nicholas Baleta
Year 4 Girls Champion:  Madeleine Tyter  Runners Up:  Josephine Ellis
Year 5 Boys Champion:  James Martin   Runner Up:  Marcello Dono
Year 5 Girls Champion:  Carlie Ferguson   Runner Up:  Paola Ion  
Year 6 Boys Champion:  Oscar Crosby   Runners Up:  Tom Wright
Year 6 Girls Champion:  Layla Hayes   Runner Up:  Jemimah Port
To see photos of the day click HERE.

WA Education Awards Finalist

Subiaco Primary School has been announced as one of four finalists in the WA Primary School of the Year category.  This is a great honour and recognition of the fabulous work that happens in our school.  I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all staff at Subiaco Primary for giving their best, for inspiring our children, and thank all parents for supporting and working alongside our school to create a strong partnership.

The People’s Pick
Parents may wish to get involved in the WA Education Awards to recognise dedicated and talented staff. Just follow these steps:
1. Pick who you want to recognise.
2. Create a video, photo or testimonial showing what makes them incredible.
3. Share your message on Facebook and tell your family and friends to vote for it.

The message that receives the highest number of votes will become The People’s Pick and their school will be given a $1000 Modern Teaching Aids voucher. Entries close at 5.00pm on Friday 13 October 2017.   For more information go to

International Outdoor Classroom Day

Maths, Science and Reading were held outdoors yesterday for many of our classrooms, celebrating learning and connecting with the environment and nature. The children were highly engaged in their learning experiences. Click HERE for photos.
Our school featured in the West Australian newspaper. To read the article click HERE.

Palm Springs Party

A wonderful night was had by all parents who attended the Palm Springs Party last Saturday evening. It was a huge success due to  coordinated efforts and hard work of our Year 1 organising committee. Over the last few months they have been actively working together on the ticket/poster design, ticket sales, securing sponsors, creating delicious pizzas and the relaxed and inviting décor. Sincere thank you to Anna Hughes, Col Hughes, Caro Bell, Jonas Bell, Christy Gautreau, Ryan Gautreau, Danielle Daws, Jen Cashion, Kate James, Rumi Hayashi, Pete Robertson and Sarah Keighery

Special mention also to Lisa Barnsveld, Jeremy Abbott, Tim Braslin, Nikki Kinsella, Rick Allen, Steve Schaffert, Toby James, Ian Cashion and all parents who contributed to making it a very special night. Thanks also to Christian Sprogoe for the photos that can be viewed HERE.

And a special thank you to the businesses who sponsored the event. To read the full list of sponsors click HERE

Interschool Selection Guidelines

Last year the Board endorsed the Interschool Selection guidelines. To read a copy of the guidelines click HERE.

CLP Meeting

At last week’s CLP Meeting we discussed the upcoming events, pool renovations, Mindfulness and NAPLAN online

The Book Fair is Next Week

A reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. Please visit the Book Fair for a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.

Monday 11 to Saturday, 16 September.
Shopping Hours: Monday to Friday Sept: 8.15-9.00am and 3.00-3.45pm.
Saturday, 16 Sept (Subiaco Farmers Market): 8.00am-12.00pm

Book Fair Special Activities and Colouring Competition:
1. Win $40 worth of books for your class! Submit your guess of number of rainforest rocks in the jar at the library from Mon 11 Sept.
2. Rainforest Colouring-In Competitions (Kindy- Yr 1) & (Yr 2+). Drop off your entry at library for the chance to win a $10 book voucher! Submit your entries to the School Library by Wed 13 Sept.  Winning entries decided Thurs 14 Sept.
3. BYO Rainforest in a Gumboot
Calling all artists to give creative expression to "Rainforest in a Gumboot". PRIZE: $50 Scholastic book voucher.
Display creations outside library 4 -16 Sept. The winning entry will be decided on Thursday 14 Sept.

For further information conract Kah Yess Low at or Vanessa Greenlees at


Lousie, Emma and I were extremely excited to welcome Toby George Clancy into the world on Wednesday 9 August. Toby was born at 8.52am, weighing in at 7.6lbs or 3.46kgs. He is getting bigger by the day and his big sister thinks he's very cute. Thank you to all the parents, staff and children who have passed on their congratulations, it's made the whole experience so much more enjoyable. Click HERE for photos.

Winter Appeal

Our Winter Appeal commenced in week 6 and ran an additional week due to the slow start, but like always our school community values such appeals and a huge amount of food and toiletries were donated. The homeless people from the Tranby Day Centre thank you for caring and your continued support. Click HERE for photos.

Woolies Earn and Learn

The Woolworths Earn & Learn program will be closing on Tuesday 19 September. So if you have any stickers at home please bring them in to the school ASAP.

Parents can help the school earn a range of educational resources by collecting Earn and Learn stickers everytime they shop at Woolworths. Every $10.00 spent earns one voucher.

Sticker sheets and Collection boxes can be found at the Subiaco Woolworths store, and at the school front office.

Honour Awards

Yulianna Borisova
Juliette Bird
Lee Goddard
Leo Mondain
Bradley Ochoa
Sejal Singla
Guy Cresswell
Kaif Khan
Evan Phillips
Carlotta Miles
Yazan Simbawah
Cannon Ashdown
Archie Gilchrist


Lucian Hackett
Georgia Gerrans
Charlotte Taton
Heather Bird
Laith Naser
Francesco Muscatello
Dominique Fanni
Olivia Son
Ram Athota
Sophie Sutton
Pietro Offer
Oscar Lee


Omar Zamri
Shaurya Kaushal
Isabela Douglas Pina
Maddison Gerrans
Indiara Hart
Eugene Paik
Keean Phua
Molly Porter
Isra Trueman
Jackson Nelson
Basile Allegre
Zerlina Xu


Kiwanis Awards

Every term the Year 4-6 teachers choose two very worthy students to receive book awards from the Karrinyup Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club has been sponsoring these awards at our school for many years. The BUGS Award (Bringing Up Grades) is presented to a student in Year 4-5 who endeavours to improve at all times, this term the award was presented to Robbie Brace, Year 5, U3. The recipient of the Year 6 Terrific Kid Award was Laura Rutherford, Year 6, U8. Congratulations to these deserving students and their very proud parents who attended the special sub assembly.

From the School Psychologist

This term, students in L3 have been enjoying learning about mindfulness practice (based on the MindUp curriculum), with many of them using the strategies at home and at school.
Just Breathe, a video clip (produced by Julie Bayer Salzman and Josh Salzman) was published by Mindful Schools in 2015.  Mindful Schools is another universal wellbeing program, which aims to teach mindfulness practice to children to build attention, self-regulation and empathy.
The children in the video clip spoke spontaneously and unscripted, based on their own understanding of difficult emotions, and how they use breathing for calm and self-regulation.

View the video at

For Your Diary

Open Night Tuesday 19 September
Be sure to put aside the evening of Tuesday 19 September from 6.00pm-7.10pm when we will be opening our classrooms to families and friends to give your child the opportunity to share his/her learning experiences. At 7.10pm we will all gather in the undercover area where the Year 1, 2 and 3 students will sing followed by the Year 4-6 choir.
The emphasis is on your child sharing with you their learning over the year and so there will not be the opportunity for parent and teacher interviews on the night. If you would like an interview please make an appointment with the class teacher at another time.

Term Planner
Click HERE to view the term planner.

Assembly Timetable 
For the complete 2017 Assembly Timetable please click HERE.

School Development Days In 2017
The following School Development days have been ratified by the School Board.
Term 4:  Monday 9 October – Day 1 of Term 4

We have a fortnightly newsletter that is emailed to all parents. Newsletter dates for Term 3 are 28 July, 11 & 25 August and 8 & 22 September.

Bring A Cup And Fill It Up

The Healthy Hub are ready to serve our hungry students with some healthy, delicious snacks over the first three Thursdays of this month.

Click HERE to view photos of the children enjoying their apple or mango smoothies which were this week's treat.

The remaining dates are 14 September and 21 September.  So, don’t forget to pack a cup for your child (a plastic bag for them to put their dirty cup in may also be helpful). 

Our hungry students have loved the previous years healthy snack ideas and we can’t wait to fill their cups on THURSDAY next week!

School Grounds After Hours

We would like to remind parent that students should not be on the school grounds out of school hours unless accompanied by an adult. This includes not only after school, but on the weekends and during the school holidays. The school grounds are being used more and more by a wide range of community members, and  school personnel cannot be held responsible for the safety of the students outside school hours. During these school holidays building works will continue at the school and for safety reasons we would like to minimise the use of the school grounds. We are also asking our school community not to bring their dogs onto the school grounds unless they are on a lead, and ask them to provide a friendly reminder to other dog owners to pick up after their dog. Dog litter bags can be located near the LP Pre-primary on Hamersley Road

Lost Property

We continue to pick up a large number of items of lost property around the school on a daily basis. These items include hats, jumpers and lunch boxes. The tagged clothes are usually collected from lost property within a couple of days, so the system is working, but all other items tend to sit there for weeks. Parent have TWO weeks to pick up free tags from the uniform shop or the library. Next term tags will still be  available but at a small cost.

RAC Little Legends Club

There is just one month left in the RAC Little Legends Club School Incentive for 2017.
RAC is giving four schools $5000 to spend on resources.
For our school to be in with a chance, students need to enter the competition today!
Students will have access to award winning road safety games, their very own membership card and receive great benefits and discounts. Best of all, it’s free to join!
Visit for details. Competition ends 30 September 2017. Email for more information

Chess Club

The chess club will not be taking new members in Term 4 due to our Club championship being underway. New members are welcome to join in term 1 2018.
Could Current club members wishing to re-join in Term 4 please bring their chess forms and payments to the first session next term, Friday 13 October. Click HERE for a copy of the form. Please note parents that there will be no chess in the last week of Term 3.


Subiaco School Choir
Congratulations to all our choir students who gave an amazing performance on the stage of the Crown Theatre as part of the WAGSMS (Western Australia Government School Music Society) festival. They performed an arrangement of Chim-Chim Cheree followed by Supercalerfragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins. The performance included chanting rhythmical and melodic patterns while drumming on chimney pots and tapping chimney brushes on the floor!  At one point they broke into a rap before spelling out Supercalerfragilisticexpialidocious at a very impressive tempo! Despite being the last of the school choirs to perform at 9:45pm, the students sang with vigour and enthusiasm!  Also, a big well done to Kumika Nakashima,Year 6, who was selected to play a solo on the violin during the concert. Kumika gave an outstanding performance of  Brahms’ Hungarian Dance, and she also accompanied the choir during the choir item. A big thank you to Mr Harald Lewarth, who played the drum kit, and to Inge Cooper (parent) for giving up her time to build the props!  Thanks also to Allistair Kettell and Heidi Gregson for their support backstage.

If you missed the choir item, they will perform the songs once again at the end of the open night on Tuesday 19 September
Photographs and DVD footage of the concert can be purchased online through Studio Galea at - the password for site entry is WAGSMS2017.

Next term the choir will participate in the Shenton in the Round choral festival at Churchlands Senior High School, singing alongside other school choirs from our cluster. Parents are welcome to attend this event. Further details will be sent out soon.
Thank you to all parents for your continued support for the school choir.

Father's Day Breakfast in L12
On Friday 1 September, the boys and girls from L12 invited their Dads into the classroom for a special Father's Day breakfast. The students sang two very special Father's Day songs to their Dads before participating in a number of fun and engaging activities with them, such as: making paper airplanes, decorating ties for their Dad to wear, posing for a photo with Dad at the Photo Booth, styling Dad's hair with gel and hairspray, shaving dad's face using shaving cream and pop sticks and building a tower bigger than Dad. The Pre-primary students also did a wonderful job of serving (and eating!) the delicious hot breakfast which was specially cooked for them. Thank you to all of the Dads and Grandparents who joined us for this special celebration. Click HERE for photos.

Silly Scientist Incursion
The Year 2-3 classes thoroughly enjoyed the Silly Scientist incursion. It was a combination of fascinating experiments and interactive songs and skits. A brilliant presentation. Click HERE for photos.

Kindy Father's Day
The Kindy children loved having the dads visit last week for Father's Day. After helping the children with their painting, woodwork, games and manipulative activities, the dads were treated to biscuits made by the children. They took home handmade photo frames showcasing their beautiful child. Click HERE for photos.

Entertainment Book Free Movie Tickets Promotion

From today, for a limited time, everyone who purchases an Entertainment Membership from you through your Online Order Page, will receive bonus 2x EVENT Cinemas eVouchers!

This is a ‘While Stocks Last’ deal, so get in FAST.

In addition, FREE DELIVERY is still available, and since school holidays are coming soon, it’s a perfect time to promote your Entertainment fundraiser. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time!

To order your Entertainment Book or your Digital Membership securely online visit:  Alternatively, please complete the form HERE and return to the school.

For more information contact Christian Sprogoe Phone: 0419946478 Email:


Children On Medications
It is parents responsibility to periodically check medications at school (eg. Epipens, ventolin inhalers etc) to ensure they are within the use by date.

Dress Code
It is expected that all children adhere to the school dress code. In the junior years we are seeing some children wearing different coloured jumpers and tights. The uniform shop is stocked with girls’ tights, a long pant and fleecy zip jacket. All parents are encouraged to visit the uniform shop or complete an online order to ensure all children are in full school uniform.

Updating School Records
If your address, telephone number or email address has changed, please contact the school office.

Student Absences
Please be aware that a note of explanation is required for all student absences.

Carpark safety
For the safety of all children please do not pull into the school driveway and reverse out. There could be children walking behind your car. During school hours the car park is not a drop off or pick up area.

Subscribe to Our Newsfeed
We are encouraging all parents to subscribe to our newsfeed.
For up to date information on school activities, events and news subscribe to our newsfeed by clicking HERE. You will then receive an email from Feedburner with a link to confirm your registration. Don't miss out on crucial information.

E News

Keep On Recycling
The waste and recycling industry has been under the spotlight recently causing Australians to ask "Should we keep recycling?". Planet Ark says yes. Click HERE for the reasons why.

Community News

The Dental Mobile will be closed from 28/08/2017 to 08/09/2017. Emergency cover will be provided by Mount Lawley Dental Therapy Centre. Phone number: 92715561
We will be back Monday 11/09/2017

Click HERE to check out the Community News for local news, information and events including school holiday activities.

Subi Farmers Market

Click HERE for the latest Farmers market newsletter, HERE for their website and HERE for the Market's Facebook page