21 September 2023
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Here we are at week 10. What a busy and exciting term we have had at Landsdale Primary School.
Many thanks to all our families who have participated in Book week, Faction Carnival and Super Hiro Dress Up Day. There was a wonderful community feeling at all these events. We have taken on your feedback for next year and have spread out these events over term 3.
Term 4 is always busy with our Year 6 students commencing all their end of year activities, it's a very exciting time for these young people has they finish their time in primary school.
As we start the school holiday break, make sure you and your family stay safe and well.
See you back ready for term 4 on Monday 9th October.
Friday 22nd September, 2023
Last Day of Term 3
Monday 9th October, 2023
First Day of Term 4
Wednesday 11th October, 2023
Junior Assembly Hosted by LA 24
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 Day
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.
2024 Kindergarten Enrolments
Please see the front office urgently if you still wish to enrol for Kindergarten next year.
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 email@example.com 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.
80’s Dress Up Day
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
LA27 Student Writing
LA 27 enjoyed preparing and participating with Kindy and Pre-Primary students during Science Week and Book Week to complete several activities. Following this, they wrote recounts. Evan in our class was absent during the Book Week Café but wrote an introduction. He really enjoyed the Science Week activities but didn’t manage to complete his recount.
Evan’s work was published in the last newsletter, but I forgot to put his name on his work, so we are reprinting today.
Mrs M, LA 27
Book Café RECOUNT
By Evan M in LA 27, Year 3
Welcome to Book week Cafe, filled with the finest books. I want to ask…aren’t you tired of reading without gobbling up your favourite food? I bet you are, well if you are…come to this fine place and stare at the book pages while chomping up your food.
And here’s the best part…it’s your choice, you can choose any book on the menu. Come to this place at the library at Landsdale Primary school on the 22nd of August 2023.
Our book: ‘The sweetest egg of all’
Teacher’s comment: Absent for the Book Café, but still wrote a terrific ‘sizzling start’.
Recount of Science Week – sizzling start only
By Evan M in LA 27
We are going mad with science today. Watch some epic experiments with science things like robo farms, Spheros (sphere robots) and cars (that are made from cardboard). Epic inventions awaited you at Landsdale Primary School in LA27 on the 15th of August with our Kindy A buddies from Mrs Carratti and Mrs Maynard’s class.
Teacher’s comment: Absent, so not completed.
Some fantastic news for our Boys A Division Basketball team who have been invited to the WA Champions Cup at Bendat Basketball Centre on November 20th. The boys had an undefeated run at the Joondalup regional competition in Term 1 before losing the grand final on a 3-point buzzer beater to Quinns Baptist, however have still qualified for the grander stage. We are all very excited at the opportunity and can’t wait to begin training for the day!
Interschool Athletics Carnival
A massive congratulations to the 90 students who represented Lansdale at the Interschool Athletics Carnival at Ashdale P.S. Landsdale walked away with a valiant 2nd place of the 5 schools as well as winning the Meritorious Shield in one of our best performances as a school to date! There were some tremendous results throughout all year levels and the students should be proud of the way they carried themselves throughout the carnival.
Congratulations to Kai N for reaching 100 laps in the Monday Morning Running Club!
P&C News – Colour Explosion 2023
Colour Explosion 2023 is coming! You should have received your booklet to get you started by creating your profile to commence your fundraising efforts. Visit https://myprofilepage.com.au/
More information about the most colourful day of the year will be shared next term, but everyone will need a white t-shirt to make the colour pop.
Thanks for your support!
Roadwise – Safety reminders from our Traffic Warden
Just a few safety reminders from our lovely traffic warden, Lynne, who is located on the Southmead crossing.
- Please stick to 40km/h in our school zone between the hours of 7.30am–9am and 2.30pm–4pm.
- The crosswalk is a no parking/stopping zone. Please do not park or stop over the crosswalk in the afternoon waiting for Kiss & Drive.
- No vehicle is permitted to park within 20 metres of the approach side of the crosswalk or within 10 metres of the departure side.
Council Rangers regularly patrol our school. You will receive an infringement if you are parking illegally.
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.
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
Drama Stars – One-off School Holiday Session
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
Volleyball WA Upcoming Events/Programs
As the school holidays approach Volleyball WA will be providing activities for the holidays, education opportunities and continuing with Term programs.
South-West Kids & Junior Beach Volleyball School Holiday Camp
Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th September
Kids & Junior Beach Volleyball School Holiday Camp
Tuesday 3rd October & Wednesday 4th October
Introductory (Primary School) Volleyball Teacher Professional Development Workshop
October 6th 2023, Warwick Stadium, 9:00am-11:00am
Intermediate (High School) Volleyball Teacher Professional Development Workshop
October 6th 2023, Warwick Stadium, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Kids Volley Term 4 Programs
Commencing from 7th October
Junior Volley Term 4 Programs
Commencing from 7th October
We are also happy to advise the extension of our Kids & Junior Volley Free Trial campaign to include Term 4 programs.
Discover Volleyball Coordinator – Juniors
Normal working days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 2.45pm
Volleyball WA08 9228 8522 | www.volleyballwa.com.au | firstname.lastname@example.org
180 Charles Street, West Perth WA 6005 | PO Box 133, Leederville WA 6903
Follow Volleyball WA on Facebook and Instagram!
Kingsway School Holiday Programs
Telethon Holiday Makers Program – Enrolments Now Open!
We have opened enrolments for the September/October Telethon Holiday Makers Program groups in Fremantle, Marangaroo and Rockingham for autistic participants with groups that cater for under 10s, 10 to 15 year olds and 13 to 18 year olds. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, and we would love to welcome some of your students to the Program.
Details - please note not all sessions are available at all locations - click here for more information
Dates: School holidays (weekdays only) from 26th September to the 6th October.
Time: 9am – 4pm
U10s: 9am – 12pm
Enrolment: All participants must be enrolled before attending the Program. To enrol, please fill in the expression of interest form here or to call us on 9431 2111.
More information about our groups
As well as running the Telethon Holiday Makers Program, we also run social groups throughout the school year. Using a strengths-based approach, we connect autistic young people with others and provide opportunities for social interaction, engagement and fun. Designed for specific age ranges, the social groups offer a regular program of events and activities for members. We provide a place where individuals from 10 years old to adults can come to have fun, develop new friendships and develop new skills, enabling them to begin to apply social skills in a natural environment. Participants are invited to make decisions on what they would like to do throughout the term, both individually and as a group. If participants have a plan or self-managed NDIS plan, they can use their funds to access our services, but we also have a limited number of subsidised rates for those without NDIS funding.
For more information about our services, please contact us via email, phone on 9431 2111 or visit our website here
Ever wondered what Calisthenics is all about? Well now is the time to get the kids, bring some friends and give it a try with TWO FREE trial classes!
Calisthenics is perfect for all ages to build confidence, improve stamina, make new friends and stay active. It's an exciting sport that is a mix of dance, gymnastics, simplified ballet, singing and apparatus work.
We are a community based not-for-profit Calisthenics Club training locally in Dianella and Ballajura.