19 August 2018

Newsletter 5, 6th April 2016

Greetings All,

Our busy term 1 has come to a close, and it is evident across the school that students have made some significant inroads into new levels of learning and behaviour. The vast array of supportive activity in excursions, assemblies, and the school camp has kept everyone engaged and challenged. My thanks to Ms Barnes and all our staff for the work across the term, particularly in my absence. We are proud of the efforts from every class, especially those students earning merit certificates, virtues vouchers, and Gold Book recognition. Nightly reading needs to be sustained through the holidays for those students who want to contribute to Faction points on their return in term 2.

Newsletters next term will be reduced to just 2 per term around weeks 5 & 10. Weekly emails will continue and our web presence and related resources including photos can all be found at http://yulumaps.wa.edu.au/ . Next term will also have the semester report, and a Reporting to Parents DAY where the normal curriculum program is suspended and teachers meet with parents to discuss student progress and achievement. More details will follow about the Reporting to Parents day next term.

Our Canteen is shifting to a new “Place your Order” system requiring students and families to place their order in the box by 9.00am Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Orders not placed in the box (adjacent to the Canteen window) by 9.00am will not be filled by the canteen.  In term 3, the deadline will be 8.44am again emphasising that all students should be at school and ready to start by the morning siren. Only orders placed by the cut-off time will be filled by the canteen.

OSH continues next term for those parents wishing to make use of the Out of School Hours care.  Tennis will continue again in term 2 as well.

Thank you also to all staff and parents for term 1 and we wish you a restful break. Students will start again on the 27th April.

Kim Pitts-Hill

Rottnest Camp

Rottnest CampThank you to our Year sixes for their outstanding behaviour, attitude and team work on the Rottnest Camp. Every activity involved challenge and required commitment and every single camper gave their best effort at all times. We received praise and very positive feedback from all the adults that worked with our students. Brilliant! Special thanks to Mrs Maslin, Mrs Kaaks and Mr Brown for putting their family lives on hold for three days to attend the camp with us. Without your commitment and support the camp would not have occurred this year, nor would it have been so enjoyable. Thanks for being happy ‘numbers’ in our group.

Life Education Van

The Life education Van will visit our school in term 2 from the 27-29 April. Each class has the opportunity to visit the van and complete an interactive session. The cost for inclusion in the invaluable program is now $8.50 for primary students; $4 each for PP and $3 each for K. Students not only participate in the interactive session, they also receive a work booklet and information that is referred to and used in class Health Education sessions. We encourage all students to participate.

ICAS testing

This year we will again offer ICAS testing to students from Year 2-6 in the areas of English and Maths. The testing is not compulsory, but is available to families who may like to participate. There is a cost of $8.80 each subject, which needs to be paid by 20th May. Forms can be collected from the office.

Edudance Concert

Our concert last week was another great achievement by our students. Well done everyone who participated. The concert was an excellent example of Yuluma students at their funkiest best. Thanks teachers, parents and Mrs Voysey for the program support.

ANZAC Day Assembly

Our Year Six students will be running our school ANZAC Memorial Service on Thursday 7 April at 9am. Thank you for your work in arranging this Mrs Burrell and Mrs Hadfield.

Thank you to all those students who have made an effort to make a poppy for our school Poppy Wall of Remembrance. Your efforts are appreciated and will become a part of legacy in ensuring future generations understand the meaning of “Lest We Forget”.

Students who have medallions or medals from service men or women are invited to wear these for our service on Thursday.

Dress up this Friday is come dressed as “What you want to be when you grow up”. Gold coin donation will go to Wheelchair for Kids Foundation.

Sandra Barnes
Deputy Principal

Sculptures by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea

On Friday the 18th March, 30 students and lots of parents attended Cottesloe Beach to view the annual Sculpture By The Sea exhibition.

The students travelled with parents to the beach and spent an hour exploring the 77 sculptures which were placed on the sand, grass, rocks and the groyne.

Each child had a Kids Guide booklet to learn more about the sculptures and artists.

Then the students met an exhibiting artist, her name was Andrea Vinkovic and her ceramic sculpture was titled Memories of the Ocean.

Andrea is a Western Australian artist and her work is inspired by the patterns in marine planktons that can only be seen through a microscope. Her sculpture is exhibited in large scale.

Andrea then lead the students in a paper sculpture making workshop where they worked in pairs to create two different sculptures using paper, tape and bobby pins.

It was quite a windy day, so the students had a few challenges to contend with.

The children kept their sculptures and returned to school by lunchtime with their parents.

Andrea mentioned that the students from Yuluma were the best group that she had worked with.

They asked great questions and really focused well on creating their sculptures.

The students had a great time and it was a pleasure experiencing this excursion with them.

A big thank you to all parents who attended on the day and volunteered to be drivers.

A special thank you to Amanda Vanderputten for her efforts in co-ordinating drivers and all her assistance on the day.

Carmel Reilly
Art Teacher

Year 3 Zoo Excursion

ZooPerth Zoo Dinosaur Discovery Excursion was attended on Monday April 4th, by Mrs Felton, the year three students, Mr. Fryer, Mrs. Blakemore, Mrs. Roeterdink, Mrs Kimodo, Jack and Mrs. Allen, who assisted in making this day a great success.

The Zoo staff presented during the day to enhance the students’ knowledge of the different dinosaurs through the interactive performance, Playleozone activity area, Zoo HQ and the numerous exhibits. The children were hands-on in developing mapping skills, group co-operation in finding facts and time-management. Many students said “I hope I can come back in the holidays, as this is so much fun!” Do go and explore for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

To see more photos click here.

Mrs Felton
Yr 3 Teacher


As we are heading into the last week of school for term one, I just wanted to send out a last reminder of the canteen changes that will apply as of term 2.

A black box has now been placed on the wall outside of the canteen doors where you can drop your lunch orders into. The box will be emptied at 9.00am sharp on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings so that all orders can be processed efficiently for the day. The canteen will NOT be open before school so you must ensure that your orders are in before 9.00am as everything is made to order. No exceptions. Please write your child’s name, (their year – ONLY if they are in kindy or pre-primary) and what they would like to order on a bag or envelope with the correct money enclosed if possible. If not, the change will be given back to your child at time of pick up. Lunch bags and copies of the menu (to take home) will also be available at the front of the canteen to assist you.

We are sorry but the canteen can no longer hold any money on the premises for orders, so if you do have any at the canteen, please arrange to have it picked up or I can have it sent home with your child. You can pay for multiple standard orders at one time, but the canteen cannot hold cash for flexible orders at the whim of the student.

The term 2 volunteer roster has also been set up. If you would like to assist in helping keep, our canteen running as smooth as possible please add your name to the roster, which is also situated at the front of the canteen. As an added incentive, parents/carers who do volunteer will earn for their child, 5 faction points for the 8.45am-10.45am slot or a free ice-cream for the 11am-1pm slot.

Thanking you in advance for your co-operation.

Wishing you all a safe and happy break.

Anna Evans
Canteen Manager

OSH Club

Osh LogoGreetings Everyone!

We hope everyone had a great Easter weekend!

This week we are looking at African Animals!!! Our Goal for this week is Persistence.

Some activities we have planned for this week are Lion King Crayon Art, How to draw African Animals such as a Zebra, a Cheetah or an Ostrich, a Textured Crocodile, a Safari Map and a Handprint Giraffe. We are also playing indoor and outdoor games, and we are baking some cupcakes…YUM!

Osh Apr 6Just a reminder:

Please bring a hat and be ready to put sunscreen on as soon as you enter OSHCLUB!

Also remember OSHClub is a ‘nut free’ service so no nuts please!

Have a good week this week , a better week next week (the last week of school) and great holidays!

Parent information

OSHC program phone: 0401 567 594

Coordinator: Lindé KYRAS
Assistant: Christina TSE

OSHClub Head Office: 08 9261 3200

All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is Free!! Please create an account online at www.oshclub.com.au all bookings and cancellations can also be managed via your online account. For on the day bookings please contact the Coordinator direct at the program.

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