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Newsletter 8 - 5 May 2017

From The Principal

Our children are individuals who learn at different rates and in different ways. A strong focus at our school is differentiated teaching where our teachers  cater to the varying abilities, learning styles, interests and needs of the children in their class. This is done in a number of ways including:

  • the organisation of the classroom, including class routines;
  • using data to inform planning and using levelled resources;
  • providing opportunities for individual, collaborative and whole class group work;
  • developing Individual Education Plans, Group Education Plans and Behaviour Plans for students who require specific and targeted teaching and learning adjustments;
  • tiered and levelled activities; and
  • problem-solving and challenge-based learning opportunities and project based work.

We also provide differentiation through additional support teachers. Eileen Burns is responsible for literacy and EAL/D support as well as working in classrooms with the class teacher. This term Michelle de Lestrang will be offering additional Maths support including remediation and extension on Wednesdays in Years 3-6. With the introduction of the Technologies curriculum, Bronwyn Mace will be working across Years 1-6 on Tuesdays over the course of the year in classrooms providing additional teacher support.

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.

Subiaco Primary Turns 120 Years Old Next Friday 12 May

Next Friday we will be celebrating our 120th birthday with children dressing in colonial costume, taking part in traditional games and dancing to the Mucky Duck Bush Band for PP to Year 6 children from 2.00-3.10pm that day.

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


Supporting The Development Of The Whole Child

Every classroom teacher explicitly teaches personal and social capability.

Behaviour is managed supportively and underpinned by the rights of all students to learn, teachers to teach and the rights of all to be safe. Click HERE to read our Positive Student Behaviour Support Policy which articulates the rights and responsibilities of students, staff and parents, the management of incidents (prevention, intervention & follow up), definitions, playground supervision and policy on bullying.  Our policy was endorsed last year by our School Board.

Our staff are committed to meeting the needs of our students. In addition to our teaching and Education Assistants on staff, we have Jamie Lund, our Chaplain who is currently teaching the BUZ resiliency program in all Year 1 classes  and works Tuesday and Thursdays.  Rita Burgess, our School Psychologist, also supports student wellbeing and works 3 days a fortnight at our school. To read about the Chaplain role click HERE and to read avout the School Psychologist role click HERE.

Traffic Warden

The school has been advised that there will be no traffic warden until Monday the 22 May, and that there is no current relief staff. 
Children without an adult must cross at the traffic lights. Children accompanied by an adult need to be vigilant whilst crossing without a warden.

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.

National Family Reading Month

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


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.

Honour Awards

Finlay Walker
Violet Reed
Zara Bannan
Luqman Mukhtar
Ariel Buckingham-Gray
Charlie Mengler
Ava Zempilas
Jackson Ji
Calvin Markle
Olivia Patrick
Ari Mizzi
Clare Jones
Benjamin Wallbank


Chloe Humphreys
Bridget Stedman
Amelia Shymko
Deepak Suresh Narayan
Oscar Robinson
Rex Hogan
Bronagh Freegard
Tulip Harrison-Murray
Cam Walker
Isabelle Haddow
Indi Haigh
Leo Jujnovich


Coco Kamien
Blake Ferguson
Jasper Follows
Madeleine Maxwell
Madeleine Tyter
Tom Barich
Orson Murray
Angela Lodis
Abbey Haddow
Ezekiel Tapping
Aarya Subhasg
Daniil Fit

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

Walk Safely to School Day

Friday 19 May is National Walk Safely to School  Day. All students are invited to participate in this whole school event and don a pair of good walking shoes and just walk until they get to 271 Bagot Road (school). We will provide a small, healthy breakfast for all school age participants. Breakfast will be served from 8:00am under the shade sails.
This is an annual event when all primary school children, their parents and carers are encouraged to walk to school to help create regular walking habits and develop vital road crossing skills.

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.

Term Planner 
Click HERE to view the term planner.

Assembly Timetable Term 2
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


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.

Lego Wanted

If you have any unwanted/unused LEGO at home we would love to have it to help establish a LEGO Building Club at lunchtime. The LEGO can be dropped off at the front reception area or at the upper block deputy office.

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.

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.

Events this weekend include a guided walk through Bold Park on Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 09:00 am, meeting at the Tuart Car Park, Bold Park in City Beach as well as the Mandurah Stretch Festival on Sat/Sun May 6/7, at 10:00 am, located behind the Reading Cinema in Mandurah 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.