19 October 2023
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Welcome back to Term 4! We have a very exciting term ahead!
Cross Walks at our School
At the end of last week I was out at the crosswalk with Lynn (one of our Children’s Crossing Guards) as there have been a few instances where safety has been a concern. At our school we have lots of students and families which means before school and after school is very busy here. Please remember:
- Please ensure you are adhering to the speed limit at all times.
- Please ensure you are with your child/ren when using the crosswalk (Children’s Crossing Guards do not have duty of care). Older children may walk to school however some of our younger students are not yet road aware.
- Please do not stop on Southmead Drive and let children out of the car blocking traffic. Please use ‘the Kiss and Drive’ located on The Broadview.
- Please show respect and consideration to our Children’s Crossing Guards. They are a wonderful asset to our school and part of our community.
- Please ensure you are stopping before the marked lines when the crosswalks are being utilised.
- Teach your child to use the stop, look, listen and think procedure to cross. Remind your child to continue checking the traffic as some vehicles do not always stop.
Road safety is all of our responsibility. Please work together to ensure the safety of our students and wider community.
Included in this newsletter is a ‘Road Safety Around Schools Guidelines Fact Sheet’. Please read this, and click on the links, for further information on road safety.
Ms Kerryn Woodhouse
Tuesday 17th – Thursday 19th October, 2023
Yr 6 Swan Valley Adventure Centre Camp
Wednesday 18th October, 2023
Senior Assembly Hosted by LA 25
Friday 20th October, 2023
School Development Day – Students Do Not Attend
Wednesday 25th October, 2023
Junior Assembly Hosted by LA 11 & 12
Wednesday 1st November, 2023
Senior Assembly Hosted by LA 29
Wednesday 8th November, 2023
Senior Assembly Hosted by LA 30
Wednesday 15th November, 2023
Senior Assembly Hosted by LA 31
Wednesday 22nd November, 2023
Junior Assembly Hosted by LA 7
29th November, 2023
Senior Assembly Hosted by LA 28
Thursday 30th November – Friday 1 December, 2023
Yr 6 Transition Day at Ashdale SC
Wednesday 13th December, 2023
Yr 6 Graduation commencing at 9.00am
Thursday 14th December, 2023
Last Day of Term 4
The following students have birthdays coming up in the next fortnight. We would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday on their special day.
1 9th October
1-1 BYOD iPad Program Information Session
Join us in the library on Thursday, 2nd November 2023 at 4pm for an informative event that all parents of upcoming year 4 students should attend. This in-person session is a great opportunity for parents to learn more about our innovative iPad program.
During the session, our knowledgeable staff will provide detailed information about the program, including its benefits and how it enhances learning. We'll discuss the curriculum integration, educational apps, and device requirements.
Your attendance will ensure you are well informed and provided with a chance to ask questions, and gain a better understanding of how this program fosters creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills in our students.
Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to discover how the Landsdale Primary School 1-1 BYOD iPad Program can empower your child's education. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please click the link below to secure your spot:
2024 Kindergarten Enrolments
Please see the front office urgently if you still wish to enrol for Kindergarten next year.
Meet your Friend-o-Leaders 2023
We would like to introduce ourselves to you for 2023! We are a group of students in year five and we have been training to become ‘Friend-o-Leaders’ as part of our UR Strong Friendship Program at Landsdale Primary.
You will find us roaming around the top oval and junior playground each lunchtime. We want to help you with your ‘Friendship Fires.’ A Friendship Fire is when a student has a disagreement or misunderstanding with another student. It is NOT mean-on-purpose behaviour (duty teachers/adults will help students deal with these issues) but normal friendship conflict.
You will be able to see us wearing green vests and we will have our UR Strong lanyards on. We can help you with some tips and strategies to support you with your friendships at lunchtimes. We can remind you of the 4 Friendship Facts, see where your friendship is on the Friend-o-Meter, we can help you talk-it-out with your friend (if you are both ready) and generally help you with any friendship issues you may need some extra support with.
Feel free to come up and have a chat to us if you want to - we’d love to get to know even more friends at Landsdale Primary.
Our lunchtime roster, and a poster with our faces introducing ourselves will be posted on the window of each wet area so you can find out what your Friend-o-Leaders look like!
Thanks so much, we look forward to meeting you and helping you out in the playground!
Ashlyn, Luke, Judy, Ariya, Isabella, Grace, Olly, Jacinta, Sarah, Israa
Class Placement Requests
The school is now planning for classes and class structure for the 2024 school year. As you would imagine it is very difficult to predict enrolment numbers this far out from the beginning of next year.
Landsdale Primary School ensures classes are formed in such a way as to best meet the needs of its students. The school spends a considerable amount of time creating its class structure which is based upon the professional judgements of staff with the aim of creating the best learning environment for each student. All factors are considered when making these judgements. The best interest of all students is paramount when making placement decisions.
Parents and carers may request a specific class placement through providing the school with educational reasoning behind this request. This may be in the form of specific information about their child’s learning needs that they believe the school may not be aware of. Such information would not include any requests regarding a particular individual teacher. Please be aware that these requests may be considered but not automatically accommodated. Please email Mrs Tania Burke firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to Mrs Burke by Friday 27th October 2023.
Class lists will be formed and then reviewed by all staff and submitted to the Executive Team for further review. Following this, any changes to class placement will only be made in exceptional circumstances, however this tends to be extremely rare.
Library News …. with Mrs Murray
Book Fair is Coming!
Our annual P&C Book Fair is happening again in the Library during Week 4.
When: Monday 30th October until Friday 3rd November
Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8.15 – 9.15am and 2.30 – 3.30pm
8.15 – 9.15am and 2.00 – 3.00pm
Special Parent Shopping Thursday
9.00 – 10.00am
Where: Landsdale Library
Please come and support the Book Fair. It’s a fun week for all! Competition entries can be sent to the Library. Prizes will be drawn before the start of Book Fair.
P&C News – 2023 Scholastic Book Fair
You’re invited to our 2023 Scholastic Book Fair
When: Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8.15-9.15am and 2.30-3.30pm
8.15-9.15am and 2.00-3.00pm
Special parent shopping Thursday 9.00-10.00am
Where: School library
For the chance to win a $10 or $20 voucher to spend at Book Fair, students need to return their competition entry (distributed by teachers in Week 1) to the library by Thursday 26th October.
Winners will be judged by school staff and announced at the start of Book Fair.
We look forward to seeing you at book fair.
Michelle and Erin, 2023 Book Fair co-ordinators
P&C News – Colour Explosion 2023
Colour Explosion is next week, Friday 10th November!
On the day we have a junior track and a senior track on the lower oval (near the Community Centre). The kindy students will be using the junior track from 2pm to 2:20pm. The Pre-primary to Year 2’s are on the junior track and the Year 3s to Year 6s on the senior track from 2:20pm to 2:50pm.
White shirts are recommended to help the colour pop, plus students will receive a headband and sunglasses on the day.
The colour explosion uses non-toxic coloured power and any students registered as asthmatic will receive a bandana for use if needed.
Spectators are welcome, please take care when parking.
Canteen Information – Sue Uyen, Manager
Manager: Sue Uyen
Tel: 0410 894 457
We are super excited to be back in term 4 with our summer menu which sees the return of our fresh fruit salads and the kid’s favourite slushy. We also have a new Brownes spearmint milkshake and a 5-health star rated frozen yoghurt. All available to order on QKR! or to buy over the counter at lunchtime.
Landsdale PS – Our 2023 Plastic Use Survey
Year 3s at Landsdale Primary School are working on a major integrated Sustainability and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Design project in Semester 2, 2023. Our goal is to find ways to reduce plastic and packaging, as well as food waste in our daily life, so that we protect our environment into the future.
Part of this project is collecting data and information to identify the areas in which we can imagine, design, create and test solutions.
This survey will collect anonymous responses to find out some of the areas in which our school community uses plastic in our everyday lives. It will also collect information about waste disposal.
We want to significantly reduce the use of plastic to ensure our oceans and waterways do not become even more polluted with plastics and microplastics. We want to reduce organic (particularly food) waste disposal which can be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions which negatively affect our climate.
Please help us to make a positive difference to ALL our futures, NOW!
If you would like to find out a little more about the current state of plastic in our environment, here are some links.
War on Waste, ABC TV, Interactive Summary Student resource ABC TV Education
Plastic Free July - homepage
Plastic Free July Take the Pesky Plastics Quiz (find out about lots of areas you can reduce plastic use!)
War on Waste, ABC TV, Series 3 - full series 3 episodes
Click the link to complete the survey
Uniform Shop News
For all uniform requirements, please contact Tudor Uniforms on Tel. 9408 2666 or the link below. Their address is: Unit 1/75 Excellence Dr, Wangara.
Welcome to Bilingual Families Perth
Bilingual Families Perth is a not-for-profit network of linguistically diverse people in Western Australia.
Our network connects over 500 families and individuals from more than 40 language backgrounds. In the past 10 years we have provided support for families who speak Afrikaans, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swiss-German, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese besides various dialects of the relevant languages.
Most families have pre-school or school-aged children and we are experiencing similar issues while raising our children in more than one language. We also work together with professionals who share information on bilingualism and multilingualism. We can probably put you in touch with people who speak your language
Leap – Parent Information
Parent Workshop – Understanding the Escalation and De-escalation Process – 25th October in Mirrabooka
Parenting Connection – Free Programs to Families
AusBike – Learn to Ride
Just a quick reminder that AusBike will be launching on the Landsdale Primary School oval this week. We’ve had a small number of kids register already, but we’d love a few more.
AusBike is aimed at kids aged 5-12 years old who are starting out on the bike riding journey. The program is delivered over 8 weeks in Term 4 and aims to teach kids how to ride in a safe and controlled environment. The sessions will be delivered by an accredited AusCycling coach with a lot of experience working with children.
Registration for the program is open now. It would be amazing if you could share this information with your school community before the coming holidays.
Registration and Information: https://raceroster.com/events/2023/79121/midland-cycle-club
Please don’t hesitate to call myself or coach Ross if you have any questions.
Toby (AusCycling)- 0404545729
Ross (coach) - 0415110165