7 September 2023
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you so much for attending our open night yesterday from 4:30-6:30pm. It was wonderful to see so many of our families completing their ‘learning journey’ together and seeing the fantastic learning opportunities our students have been engaged in. Our teachers and allied professionals at Landsdale PS ensure that our students have many opportunities to learn and grow every day.
I would like to say a special thank you to all of our staff for their dedication to improving learning and engagement across our school. It was very clear from walking around our school and into classrooms that your core focus is giving the best possible learning experiences to our fabulous students.
I look forward to being able to showcase our students, school, staff and community into the future.
BYOD iPad Parent Information Session – Monday 18th September at 4pm
We would like to invite all families of our current year 3 students to attend the upcoming BYOD iPad information session. This is a great opportunity to see and hear about the details of the program and how the devices are used in the classroom to enhance learning opportunities and prepare our students for the digital world. The information session will be held in the library. We look forward to seeing lots of our families there.
Working as a Volunteer at LPS
Wednesday 13th September, 2023
Senior Assembly Hosted by LA 23
Thursday 14th September, 2023
Interschool Athletics Carnival – Host by Ashdale PS
Thursday 14th September, 2023
R U Ok? Day
Wednesday 20th September, 2023
Senior Assembly Hosted by LA 19
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.
Library News … with Mrs Murray
Brilliant Book Week
Wow! What a fun time we had at our Book Week Dress-Up Day Parade! It was the highlight of a brilliant Book Week, where we celebrate the joy of books and reading. Thank you to all our wonderful parents for preparing their children for Book Week. It was such a great event for our whole school community.
Father’s Day Stall
Thank you to our hardworking P&C team for organising and running the Father’s Day Stall. The students were so excited to choose their own gifts and cards to make their Dads smile.
Closing Date for Term 3 Loans
Library book borrowing will close on Friday 15th September (Week 9). Please return your library books by the due date. Thank you.
Chaplain’s Chat … with Mrs Bispo
For those of you that are new to Landsdale Primary School I would like to welcome you and let you know of my services. I am the school Chaplain, and my role is to provide holistic pastoral care to students, school staff and members of the community, irrespective of faith or cultural backgrounds. The pastoral care provided includes one on one and group sessions addressing physical and mental health issues, social and values education, behaviour management, emotional support and professional referrals, where appropriate. Please know my door is always open and I am always happy to help.
I wanted to take a moment to share some further supports that you might find helpful. Some topics that have come past my office of late are students sharing that they are struggling with sleepless nights, worry, anxiety and friendship issues. There are some amazing services available that could provide some help, support and guidance:
Triple P Parenting
This is a free online service that helps make raising kids easier. It gives you tips and ideas to help raise happy and confident kids; see more of the behaviours you like and less of the ones you don’t; and have better relationships with your family.
Smiling minds has developed an app, with guided sleep mediations and a range of tools and resources to support families to build their mental fitness together.
Big Life Journal
A program designed to focus on children developing a growth mind set, build great resilience and not fear challenges.
is a website that connects people in need with housing, a meal, money help, family violence support, counselling and much more.
It is free and anonymous, with thousands of services listed across Australia.
The school library
Our library has some excellent resources you can access from the LEAP section – Linking Education and Parents, with books covering topics such as:
You just sign up like you would at your local community library or you can use your child’s account.
I hope you find this helpful and please know my door is always open.
My hours and days: 8:30-3:30 Tuesday - Friday
Science Week was held between 10 - 18th August. The theme for 2023 was Innovation. LA 27 invited our Kindy buddy class, Joey A to come along and do some Science Week Activities from the resource book. It was also the Superhero's Dress Up day, so you'll notice a few Science Superheroes in the images.
Recount of Science Week
By Divya P
The day finally came;16th of August with all the people in LA27 Year 3 Landsdale Primary School being as excited as a toddler after eating three full spoonfuls of caffeine! At last, our Kindy Joey A buddies from Mrs Caratti’s class arrived and started making cars, bracelets and planes with excitement for when they’re finished. Science week is a blast!
Putting beads into string according to the coding instructions and then tying the string together! The bracelets were really easy to make, is what the little kids said and it was; they were very ecstatic.
Folding paper, cutting triangles and attaching them to the un-recyclable straws that were bad for the environment but the kids had fun. (Editor’s note: we did have paper straws but they ran out!). The kindy buddies really loved crafting things and mainly, we didn’t get bored that much watching them chuck the planes around the classroom (that had a really nice curve).
Finally we moved onto our cars by getting juice boxes, straws, kebab sticks and milk lids for the wheels! After a while we were finally getting to the point where we were attaching the wheels to the juice box and then we had it a working toy car made out of roughly 45% recyclable materials which we were really proud of once we made it and the little kids rolled their own mini-cars on the floor.
I liked doing this because I had loads of fun and my group had worked really hard to achieve this goal of making a real toy car which surprisingly was really efficient. We also wanted the kids to learn heaps of things and also have fun at the same time. I think we did a really great job with this project of making cars, learning how to use the Spheros and Edison robots but mainly the whole team agreed to do it. After all, I thought it turned out great! Editor’s note: Edison robots and Spheros are devices that can be coded to perform a variety of functions or tasks.
Book Week Cafe
By Divya P
The day had come; 22nd of August. LA27 Yr 3 was excited as having a birthday party in the best possible location! Being in Landsdale Primary School was a blast because we had done a book week café! The library was the best place to do it with Mrs Marrion. Plus Miss Seeley LA6 but it was even more joyful with Mrs Wilson and Miss Zammit LA3.
Firstly, we had already gone into action by walking around the front of the library and we got some customers to read our book called ‘Deep’ by Jess Mcgeachin and we got some great customers named Banner and Zoyd come with us while we waited for them to sit down, then we started reading at a speed that they enjoyed but also can read. We had realised that the book was too long so we had stopped at about three quarters of the way to do our Book Creator presentation.
After that, opening iPads, explaining how the presentation was going to work. We asked them questions about the story and taught them how to draw their favourite sea animal; while we had some cupcakes and some delicious hot samosas until both of our presentations were finally finished.
Then it was time for the craft activity with clay to make a Fangtooth and a Hagfish with a few details. First Banner rolled up the body and then Zoyd made the head, finally they put the eyes on and joined the pieces together. They both shared their beautiful new Fangtooth and went off with their own class.
I really enjoyed this because the kids got so excited about the Fangtooth and they appreciated our group’s efforts to make everything and surprisingly were well behaved! We did it because we wanted the kids to enjoy reading but also do some learning at the same time. Book Week wasn’t just a parade but also it was when Australia’s best books get chosen for an award, not just dressing up in a parade.
BOOK CAFÉ Recount
By Ada W
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a delicious, fresh, yummy meal of cupcakes, money bags and fruit in a LIBRARY? Well TWO lucky pre-primary classes managed to! Mrs Marrion and her 22 year 3 students in LA27 at Landsdale Primary School made it happen on Tuesday 22nd of August to help engage the students in pre-primary to read more! Miss Seeley’s class (LA6)and Mrs Wilson’s class (LA3) got to stuff up their face with food and read and do activities as well!
LA27 were able to make a good time in setting up and making flowers, bouquets, paper-hats, paper frogs and even some clay echidnas. They also made a very good time in making Book Creator activities, questions, answers and drawings and more! (Book Creator is a fantastic app to use when making a book, poster or even making plans of any kind.) Even setting up in their own school Library. Before 9.45 LA 27 students were very stressed about how much they had not done for when it was about time for the students in pre-primary to come! Doing the same thing as the second class came in after Recess. Imagine if you had to do that!
Do you want to eat inside a Library? Do you want to do activities on Book Creator? If you do, come to LA27 at Landsdale Primary School and come see Mrs Marrion and have some fun!
BOOK CAFÉ !
By Emily G
‘There’s NO Such Book’
Written by Jessica Dettmann
llustrated by Jake A Minton.
Have you ever dreamt of delectable lamingtons melting in your mouth, stabbing cheese blocks with minuscule forks and juicy watermelon dripping down your chin, while reading your most favourite book of all time? Well on 22nd of August in Landsdale Primary School Library LA 27 year three, were jumping with joy because that is exactly what they were doing!
Swing went the blue library door as LA 6 Miss Seeley’s class came walking in “Hello.” Whispered Mrs Marrion to LA 6 and Miss Seeley. We greeted then found Pre-Primary partners and told them about our book. My book was called ‘There’s No Such Book’ , and, as we read, teachers walked around like slaves came carrying astonishing cup-cakes and then we drew rockets and ships we drew monsters made of towels. And spelt out our answers for the questions then it was finally time for recess but wait there’s more!
After a recess full of fun we did it all over again with Mrs Wilson and Miss Zammit, you can imagine what a busy day it was. But like they say, the more the merrier! So 22nd of August that is what some lovely Pre-primary kids and LA27 year three’s did.
I felt like everyone was enjoying themselves and was egzorsted (exhausted) after all the fun.
Book Week Café Recount
By Shanaya S
Would you like teachers as waiters giving you food? For example hot food, snacks and sweets. And even better in the library at Landsdale Primary School reading books!
Well, you should have been at Landsdale Primary School on the 22nd of August because that’s
what happened. Before the 22nd of August, LA 27 year 3 went to the library and set up and made art and crafts related to the book we were reading like I made a red hat because I was reading Frank’s Red Hat. On Book Creator we made a book and in the book it had activities like drawing characters and answering questions that were in the books we were reading.
On the day in the morning, we had Pre-Primary LA 6 students and the teacher’s name was Miss Seeley and the kids had fun stabbing the cheese and eating them, while reading books.
Finally after recess Pre-Primary LA 3 came over and the teachers were Mrs Wilson and Miss Zammit and they had lots of fun with Book Creator. After the class went back to their classroom. The whole perporpos (purpose) was to make the kids like reading books and engachig (engaging) them.I loved the book I was reading, Frank’s Red Hat by Sean E Avery, it was about don’t let yourself down.
Book Café RECOUNT
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.
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.
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.
We have our own facebook page! Please like and follow us to get our latest canteen updates and menu specials.
We will never let a student go hungry. If your child needs an emergency lunch and comes home with a note from the canteen, please pay the amount either in cash the next day or on Qkr via the accounts to pay menu. If you have any queries please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
The Bush Blues Cafe team
Sue, Nat & the canteen team
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
We currently have immediate availability to see children for assessment and therapy in the following areas…
Our Physiotherapists specialise in Developmental Physiotherapy including:
- Infant Torticollis
- Developmental Hip Dysplasia (more info required before booking)
- Developmental Delay
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Gross Motor Skills
If you have concerns around gross motor skills specific to Autism or ADHD, please give us a call to see how we can help. We may require some more information before booking.
Speech availability for:
- Early speech and language
- Receptive language
- Reading comprehension
- Fluency and stuttering
Please call our friendly reception team. Places are limited.
Joondalup - 9300 3544
Wembley - 6150 8339
Canning Vale - 6244 4397
** Please note that whilst we advertise immediate availability, we also match your child with the most appropriately skilled/best fit therapist, so there may be a wait, depending on your individual child's needs.
Did you know we also provide:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
Some locations and disciplines have waitlists, please email to find out how we can help you, or to be added to the waitlist: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diagnosis (if any):
Suburb you live in:
Thank you. We look forward to being able to assist you and your family.
AIM Therapy for Children
Online Summit – Parenting for Resilience, Confidence & Independence
Please click on the following link for information.
Help us share Saver Plus with more families!
Like many families in WA, your families may also be experiencing the impact of cost-of-living challenges. Saver Plus helps empower families with money skills and assist with school expenses by rewarding them for saving.
What is Saver Plus?
Saver Plus is a free online community money skills program funded by ANZ and the Australian Government, and delivered by The Smith Family in WA:
- helping people to hit their savings goals,
- develop life-long savings habits, and
- receive up to $500 in matched savings from ANZ to assist with school expenses.
Eligibility criteria applies.
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.