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r DUNCRAIG PRIMARY SCHOOL Roche Road, DUNCRAIG 6023 School – Ph 9447 8255, Fax - 9447 0006 Kindergarten – Ph - 9447 5218 SMS ( absentees) - 0419 924 048 Web Site http://www.duncraigps.wa.edu.au Email address – [email protected] At Duncraig Primary School our purpose is to create a caring and supportive environment for all children, to enable them to achieve their academic, artistic, social and physical potential while fostering respect of self and of each other and to become valued and contributing members of society. ADMINISTRATION Principal Lisa Tucker Deputy Principal Taylor Webb STUDENT COUNCIL Owen Max Joseph Jericho Olivia Siarna COMING EVENTS Wednesday 26 August Open Night 5.30pm – 7.00pm Thursday 27 August Faction Athletics carnival Friday 28 August Uniform Shop 8.15-8.45am Monday 31 August Swimming lessons commence PP-Yr 4 Monday 3 September P&C meeting 7pm Newsletter 13 Monday 24 August 2015 A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL Book Week Celebrations This year’s Book Week theme is ‘books light up our world’. Although Book Week officially starts today, we started celebrating Book Week last Thursday with a book character parade. This was a wonderful start to the morning, with most children (and staff) dressing up to celebrate the importance of reading. The P&C hosted a morning tea for parents and grandparents after the parade, which once again, was a very well attended event. Thank you to one of the P&C parents, Mandy Marrett for your hard work in organising this special morning and the parents who donated cakes and treats for the occasion. Book Week celebrations will continue in our school library this week, with the annual Book Fair occurring from Tuesday to Thursday. Information about the Book Fair is included in this newsletter and on our website. Faction Athletics Carnival – Thursday 27 August A final event in this very busy week at Duncraig, is the faction athletics carnival. The jumps, throws and distance running events will occur this Tuesday 25 August, with the main athletics carnival on Thursday. The program for both days is available on the school website under the Parent Notes tab. Please be aware that inclement weather may mean that amendments to the program will occur on the day. If very wet weather conditions are predicted for Thursday, the carnival will be postponed to the Friday. Parents will be notified on Wednesday afternoon at 3pm via Tiqbiz and the school website should the carnival need to be postponed. Unfortunately I will be on leave for the carnival, however I am delighted to advise you that Mr Gary Stenhouse will be visiting for the day to assist both Mr Ted Orzel (P.E. teacher) and Mr Taylor Webb (Deputy Principal). Open Night – Wednesday 26 August I look forward to seeing many families on Wednesday night as you enjoy seeing the classroom achievements of your children this year at our annual open night. The evening commences at 5.30pm and will conclude at 7.00pm. As advised previously, there will not be a P&C sausage sizzle this year because of their athletics carnival commitments the following day. The library and Book Fair will also be open to visit. Kindergarten Site Update In the last newsletter, I advised the community that the Marri Road kindergarten site would be closing. As a result, the early childhood facilities at the school will be expanded with a second classroom added to the kindergarten site on the school grounds. In addition to the classroom, improvements to the grounds area will be made, including expanding the internal play area and the installation of a bike track. This work is planned to occur before the end of the school year. Lisa Tucker Principal

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DUNCRAIG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Roche Road, DUNCRAIG 6023 School – Ph 9447 8255, Fax - 9447 0006

Kindergarten – Ph - 9447 5218 SMS ( absentees) - 0419 924 048

Web Site – http://www.duncraigps.wa.edu.au Email address – [email protected]

At Duncraig Primary School our purpose is to create a caring and supportive environment for

all children, to enable them to achieve their academic, artistic, social and physical potential while

fostering respect of self and of each other and to become valued and contributing members of society.

ADMINISTRATION

Principal Lisa Tucker Deputy Principal Taylor Webb

STUDENT COUNCIL

Owen Max Joseph Jericho Olivia Siarna COMING EVENTS Wednesday 26 August

Open Night 5.30pm – 7.00pm Thursday 27 August Faction Athletics carnival Friday 28 August Uniform Shop 8.15-8.45am Monday 31 August Swimming lessons commence PP-Yr 4 Monday 3 September P&C meeting 7pm

Newsletter 13 Monday 24 August 2015

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Book Week Celebrations This year’s Book Week theme is ‘books light up our world’. Although Book Week officially starts today, we started celebrating Book Week last Thursday with a book character parade. This was a wonderful start to the morning, with most children (and staff) dressing up to celebrate the importance of reading. The P&C hosted a morning tea for parents and grandparents after the parade, which once again, was a very well attended event. Thank you to one of the P&C parents, Mandy Marrett for your hard work in organising this special morning and the parents who donated cakes and treats for the occasion. Book Week celebrations will continue in our school library this week, with the annual Book Fair occurring from Tuesday to Thursday. Information about the Book Fair is included in this newsletter and on our website. Faction Athletics Carnival – Thursday 27 August A final event in this very busy week at Duncraig, is the faction athletics carnival. The jumps, throws and distance running events will occur this Tuesday 25 August, with the main athletics carnival on Thursday. The program for both days is available on the school website under the Parent Notes tab. Please be aware that inclement weather may mean that amendments to the program will occur on the day. If very wet weather conditions are predicted for Thursday, the carnival will be postponed to the Friday. Parents will be notified on Wednesday afternoon at 3pm via Tiqbiz and the school website should the carnival need to be postponed. Unfortunately I will be on leave for the carnival, however I am delighted to advise you that Mr Gary Stenhouse will be visiting for the day to assist both Mr Ted Orzel (P.E. teacher) and Mr Taylor Webb (Deputy Principal).

Open Night – Wednesday 26 August I look forward to seeing many families on Wednesday night as you enjoy seeing the classroom achievements of your children this year at our annual open night. The evening commences at 5.30pm and will conclude at 7.00pm. As advised previously, there will not be a P&C sausage sizzle this year because of their athletics carnival commitments the following day.

The library and Book Fair will also be open to visit.

Kindergarten Site Update In the last newsletter, I advised the community that the Marri Road kindergarten site would be closing. As a result, the early childhood facilities at the school will be expanded with a second classroom added to the kindergarten site on the school grounds. In addition to the classroom, improvements to the grounds area will be made, including expanding the internal play area and the installation of a bike track. This work is planned to occur before the end of the school year. Lisa Tucker

Principal

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ASSEMBLY ROOMS 19 and 20

CAKE STALL ☺Thank you to families from Rooms 19 and 20 who supplied baked goods for their cake stall on Thursday 13 August. A wonderful total of $272.65 was raised from the stall and this will be used to buy resources for the students from Rooms 19 and 20 to enjoy.

Thurston and Emily Rm 15 PP - Mrs Parramore/Mrs Calton

Brodie and Luke Rm 7 Yr 3 – Mr Miller

Morgan and James Rm 13 PP - Mrs Firman

William and Jay Rm 17 PP/Yr 1 - Mrs Sutherland/Mrs

Waters

Wade and Diesel Rm 6 Yr 3/4 – Miss Oldroyd

Denis and Maya Rm 8 Yr 4 - Mrs Wylde/ Mrs Cole

Aarya and Asha Rm 18 Yr 1 – Mrs Spiers

Diesel Rm 5 Yr 4/5- Mrs Cox/Miss Collett

Leah and Jake Rm 20 Yr 2 - Mrs Watkinson

Luka and Matthew Rm 12 Yr 1/2 – Mrs Plummer/Mrs Locke

Miriam and Juan Rm 2 Yr 6/7 - Mrs Noguchi

Ben and Jack Rm 1 Yr 6/7 - Mrs Garcia/Mrs Gordon

Patryk and Nicholas Rm 19 Yr 2 - Mrs Goodfield/Mrs Cole

Cherry French Mme Wilderspin

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SCHOOL BOARD POSITION - PARENT REPRESENTATIVE

Nominations are invited for one position on the Duncraig Primary School Board for 2015 – 2017. As an independent public school, the Board’s purpose is to enable parents and members of the community to engage in activities that are in the best interests of the students and will enhance the education provided by the school.

Additional information is available on our school website, included the nomination form. Interested parents are also welcome to contact Lisa Tucker (Principal) or any member of the Duncraig Primary School Board. A full list of their names is available on the website. The Department of Education website has general information about the role of the school board in an independent public school.

Nominations close at 3pm on Friday 11 September 2015.

LIBRARY NEWS

Our library is holding a Book Fair from Monday 24 August until Friday 28 August in

conjunction with Book Week. The book week theme for 2015 is “Books light up the world”.

The Library will be open from 5.30pm – 6.30pm on the school Open Night on Wednesday 26

August for Book Fair sales. Come and see our display of books which have been shortlisted for

the Children’s Book of the Year Award 2015.

HEALTH NEWS

Head Lice Alert

Please check your children’s hair. There are currently a large number of cases of head lice occurring in all

year groups. Information on treatment methods can be found on the school website under Parent Information

or on the Healthy WA website : http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Healthy-WA/Articles/S_T/Treating-head-lice .

Whooping Cough- (pertussis)

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) is a notifiable highly contagious, acute, respiratory bacterial infection and is

spread by air borne droplets from coughing and sneezing.

Whooping Cough can be life threatening in babies and young children.

The incubation periods usually ranges from 4 to 21 days.

The infectious period is up to 21 days after the onset of the cough.

People diagnosed with Whooping Cough must stay away from school and work while infectious (21 days) OR

after they have completed a course of recommended antibiotics. Even after the antibiotics the “cough” can

continue for a number of weeks.

Older children and adults can become infected with Whooping Cough and while their symptoms are usually

less severe, they can pass on this infection to others. They may just have the “cough” that lasts for weeks.

It usually starts like a “cold” with a blocked or runny nose, tiredness, mild fever and a cough. The “cough”

typically gets worse and severe bouts of coughing occur. The “cough” can last for several weeks and is often

worse at night. Some babies do not cough but they can stop breathing! Not every person makes the

“whooping” sound – usually more common in the unimmunised.

IMMUNISATION does fade over time and it is recommended that booster injections be attended.

If you have been exposed to someone with Whooping Cough, observe for any symptoms and see your Doctor

if you become unwell.

As it is a notifiable disease, the Doctors, hospitals and laboratories must confidentially notify the Public Health

Unit. This Unit will then provide advice to families.

REMEMBER – anyone can get Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough is dangerous

Vaccination is the best way to prevent this infection.

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PLANNING FOR 2016

If you are aware that for your child will not be attending Duncraig Primary School in 2016 please advise the

office as soon as you can. We are commencing the school planning process for 2016 and this will greatly

assist us.

KINDERGARTEN PLACES We have some places available in our Kindergarten for 2016 for children born between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012. If you know anyone who has not enrolled their child for next year please advise them to enrol as soon as possible to ensure that a place is available.

EARN AND LEARN AWESOME UPDATE Well done to everyone who has collected Earn and Learn stickers and dropped them into the box in the office. So far we have 3630 stickers. Keep collecting and bringing them in!!!!

Commonwealth Bank School Banking Update – Please Read Concerns have been raised regarding the ‘Cosmic Light Beam Torch’ reward item due to the inclusion of four button batteries that can be accessed by unscrewing the back of the torch. Whilst this reward has been independently tested and deemed to meet relevant product standards the Commonwealth Bank have made the decision to proactively withdraw this item from the School Banking Rewards Program. Parents/Guardians are requested to dispose of any ‘Cosmic Light Beam Torches’ their child may have already received as part of the Rewards Program. Students who have previously received a ‘Cosmic Light Beam Torch’ are welcome to redeem an alternative reward item.

UNIFORM SHOP: Next open day – Friday 28 August. P&C and FETE news follows. Please scroll down777

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COMMUNITY NEWS

GLENDALE LITTLE ATHLETICS CLUB: Registration Day for all new athletes in all age groups (Under 7 to Under 17), Saturday, 5

th September 10am – 1pm at North Beach Club Rooms, Charles Riley Reserve.

Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate on the day and cash or cheque for payment. Uniforms can be ordered on the day. Training: Mondays and Wednesdays 4.45 – 6.00pm at Carine Open Space commencing end of September. Saturday competitions commence 10

th October 2015.

Any queries, please contact [email protected] or go to our website www.glendaleths.com

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Languages of Love and Children

Gary Chapman, author of Five Love Languages for Children, says “Loving our children isn’t always enough. Learning to speak their love language communicates your love in ways they’ll understand right from the beginning.” This seminar explores the five love languages and how they can open communication and connection for you and your children.

When: 21/09/2015 Monday 6.15 – 8.30pm

Where: Sanori House Level 1, 126 Grand Boulevard, JOONDALUP

Cost: $18.50 per person

Ring: Ann 9263 2121 to register or email [email protected]