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Newsletter 7 - 28 April 2017

From The Principal

Welcome back to Term 2.

There was a wonderful community feel at our school ANZAC Ceremony, held on Monday in the central courtyard. Many parents took the time to join the teachers and students for the 2:00pm service. The ceremony was led by our Year 6 students and included some of their own heartfelt poetry. The choir was absolutely magnificent, and very moving with their rendition of We Will Remember Them, Can You Hear The ANZACS  and Lest We Forget The Men Who Fought. Thank you Mr Angel for your masterful conducting and work with our school choirs and Mrs Badge for the wonderful art display.

A huge thank you must go to the Subiaco school community for contributing an overwhelming number of  flowers for our wreaths. A very special thanks to the parents and grandparents who worked alongside ther Year 6 students to create the most beautiful wreaths. In all, it was a touching service to honour the past and present service men and women. Click HERE to catch glimpses of the service.

To read Year 6 students writing about ANZAC refer to the curriculum section of the newsletter.

Commemorative Pavers

One way we are commemorating our school turning 120 years old is by offering families the opportunity to have their name engraved into a paver which will be permanently installed at the paved entrance to the school. Information about how to order a paver can be found HERE. Please forward this information to any past families who you think may be interested in purchasing a paver. Orders close Monday 29 May.

ANZAC Biscuits

The Social Justice Group have been hard at work once again, this time it was baking and selling ANZAC biscuits to our school community at recess before our ANZAC ceremony.

The biscuits were delicious and the students raised $230 to go to the Legacy, Perth Branch.

Lunchtime Clubs

A number of clubs will continue run this term between 1:30-2:00pm at lunchtime. Clubs and activities on offer this term include Art, Literacy, Social Justice Group, Key Board Skills, Puzzles, Coding and the Blackies Maintenance. 

Alternative Sports
Students will continue to have the opportunity to participate in alternative games and sports at lunchtime under the shade sails. Duty teachers have been rostered on to supervise a number of different sports and fun activities.

First Aid Club

This term we will again be running the popular before school First Aid Club to interested Year 5/6 students. The club is an 8 week program and the students are expected to commit to attend every session. Madame Pennington and Mrs Gaunt will be conducting the 8 week First Aid Course in the L4 French Room on Wednesday morning. We sincerely thank Robyn and Bev for their commitment to delivering this very important program to our students. Download a form HERE.

Subiaco Primary Turns 120 Years Old On Friday 12 May

Subiaco Primary School was established in 1897 so in less than 2 weeks' time it will be our 120th birthday.

We will celebrate the day with children dressing in colonial costume, taking part in traditional games and dancing to the Mucky Duck Bush Band from 2.00-3.10pm.

We look forward to seeing as many parents as possible joining us in the dancing from 2.00pm.


Student Leaders
Congratulations to the following Year 6 Student Leaders for Term 2.
Oscar Crosby, Bronagh Freegard, Isabela Douglas Pina, Jin Yu Lim, Hayden Ranson, Charlotte Taton, Cannon Ashdown, Tom Barich, Elina Ismayilova, Shaurya Kaushal, Rohan Maitland, Kyah Yarwood and Poppy Betlehem.


Kiwania 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 Matthew Rayner, Year 5, U5. The recipient of the Year 6 Terrific Kid Award was Amelie Wright, Year 6, U7. Congratulations to these deserving students and their very proud parents who attended the special sub assembly. Please click HERE to see our Kiwanis winners with their parents.

Use Of School Facilities Before & After School

Many parents have requested details of the external providers who utilise the school facilities outside of school hours. Click HERE for a list of activities offered during each school term.

The hiring of the school facilities to external providers is done so in good faith.  Whilst every effort is made to ensure providers offer an appropriate service, the school takes no responsibility nor endorses the quality of these businesses.  

In addition, our facilities are also used by school teams such as netball, football and basketball.

Scholastic Book Club

Term 2 Scholastic Book Club catalogues were sent home this week and orders close Thursday 4 May. If you have any questions regarding Book Club please visit us in the library and we will do our best to help.

Every year during National Family Reading Month, Scholastic holds an exciting reading challenge as part of the celebration. This May, the focus is on families reading aloud together.
Why not enter the Read Aloud More in May Challenge by reading aloud with your family & friends EVERY DAY in May. $10,000 in prizes to be won.

Click HERE for more information

Maths & English ICAS Assessment Forms

Students in Years 4-6 are invited to participate in the 2017 International Competition & Assessment for Schools (ICAS). If your child is in Years 4-6 and you would like him/her to take part in either or both of the ICAS assessments next term you will need to return the form to the front office. A copy of the form can be found HERE.


Our Year 3 and 5 students will sit the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) on Tuesday 9 May to Thursday 11 May.  All assessments will take place in the morning and only on the scheduled dates which are nationwide. These tests are completed at school and are considered a part of the curriculum.

It is important for you and your child to know that NAPLAN is not a pass/fail test. It looks at what level students are achieving in literacy and numeracy against National Standards and compared with student peers throughout Australia. The best way you can help your child prepare for NAPLAN is to let them know that it is part of their school program, and to encourage them to do the best they can on the day.

Later in the year we will send parents an individual student NAPLAN report that can be used to view and monitor how your child is progressing. A parent brochure can be found HERE.

RAC Little Legends Club

The RAC Little Legends Club is a free and exciting new program designed to help child learn all about bicycle, pedestrian and passenger safety. Learning is fun and it's also aligned to the Western Australian curriculum!

Once students join they will receive their very own membership pack and access to great benefits and discounts on heaps of fun stuff! 

To sign up or for more information visit

For Your Diary

Fine Motor Skills Parent Information Session
Wednesday 17 May 2017  6.00 - 8.00pm
Subiaco Primary School Lower Hall
Presented by an Occupational Therapist

If you have a child in Kindergarten, Pre-primary, or a child approaching Kindergarten then this presentation will be very relevant for you. Fine motor skills are of vital importance if your child is to have success at school. At this presentation, you will learn why fine motor skills are important, how they are acquired and the developmental milestones that children pass through in reaching proficiency for success at school. You will come away with an understanding of how you can enhance your child’s development in this area. This presentation is generously funded by the school P&C and is free of charge.

Assembly Timetable Term 2
Week 2, 4/5 -  L2, Year 2 Ms Williams
Week 4, 18/5 - L9, Year 1 Mrs Tyers/Gregson
Week 6, 1/6 - M4, Year 3 Mr Egan
Week 8 15/6 - U5, Year 5 Mrs Males
Week 10, 29/6 - L3 Year 1 Mrs Mitchinson/Maroni

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 2:     Friday 2 June (Leads into Western Australia Day long weekend).
Term 3:     Monday 17 July – Day 1 of Term 3
Term 4:     Monday 9 October – Day 1 of Term 4

Term Planner
A new term planner will be available next week.

Subscribe to Our Newsfeed For 2017

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.

L11 Pre-primary Playground & Facilities

The L11 Pre Primary playgrounds and building is hired by the Subiaco Children’s Centre to provide before and after school care to students at our school. This is a licensed child care centre so for reasons of security and safety for the students who attend the centre, we ask that our school community not access the area before 8:30am and after 3:20 pm during the school week. Parents and students using the school grounds after hours are asked to use the Primary Schools facilities including toilets, drink fountains and natural play areas and not the facilities at the Pre Primary Centre.

New Natural Play Space

A new Natural Play Space has started to grow at the front of the school in the Kindy playground. The new play area will not only provide our Kindy students with lots of new play experiences and shade but will also help green the area and soften the outlook. The area is a work in progress and hopefully Stage 1 will be completed in the next couple of weeks. 


ANZAC Day in L12
On Monday the students in L12 participated in a variety of activities which taught them about the importance of ANZAC Day. After reading the book ANZAC Ted, the students discussed their feelings about Ted and his soldier owner. They also learnt what a symbol is and what symbols are used to represent ANZAC Day. Christina brought some rosemary and olive branches into the classroom and told us that these were used to represent memory, remeberance and peace. The PP students made ANZAC biscuits and poppies, which they used to create a memorial on the fence outside of our classroom. Thank you to the parents who sent in flowers for this occasion. Click HERE for photos.

Year 6 ANZAC Day
The Year 6 students investigated the significance of ANZAC day by answering a series of questions. Their brief was to present their findings in an interesting and informative way! Click HERE to view some work samples.

Protective Behaviours
Protective Behaviours, aims to promote resilience in children, young people, and adults, using empowerment strategies, clear communication, and awareness of “safe” behaviours. Ultimately the aim is to reduce violence in our community and prevent child abuse.  Over the course of the school year all classroom teachers will teach Protective Behaviours as part of their Health program.

Protective Behaviours encourages children to:

  • Assert their right to feel safe
  • Listen to what their body tells them
  • Follow up by taking action to either solve problems on their own or to seek assistance from other people.

Help us raise funds for our School by buying an Entertainment Membership from us. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time! 20% from every Membership sold contributes to supporting our School

For more information contact: Christian Sprogoe Phone: 0419946478 Email:
To order your Book or your Digital Membership securely online visit:
or for an order form click HERE.


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.

We have a fortnightly newsletter that is emailed. Our next Newsletter will be emailed on Friday 5 May. Hard copies are available at the front office. Newsletter dates for Term 2 are 27 April - 5 & 19 May - 2, 16 & 30 June

Order Winter School Jumpers Now 
Simply place orders at our on line uniform shop by visiting
The Uniform Shop now opens every Tuesday morning between 8.30 – 9.30am. It is located in the middle school block, near the gate next to the Subiaco Museum.

Advice Re TV Program Content

We have received advice re a current TV program airing on Netfix. Please ensure  you are supervising your child’s viewing and that the content is carefully monitored and age appropriate. For more information click HERE.

E News

Eco May
During May, community groups, organisations, schools and councils all over WA are hosting eco-themed activities to enjoy nature, raise awareness, and activate community members to get involved.

Getting out into nature, having fun with friends, and learning about our environment are great ways to build a stronger community and promote a healthy planet. Eco May was first held by the Conservation Council of WA in 2015, and originally launched as Conservation Week in 2005. For more information visit

Community News

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

Subi Farmers Market

Show mum just how much she means to you this Mother’s Day with a visit to our very special Mother’s Day Market on Saturday 6 May, complete with 20 arts & crafts stalls, candles, textiles, jewellery, ceramics chocolates…and lots more! Click HERE for the latest Farmers market newsletter.