A Western Australian Independent Public School ISSUE 2 FRIDAY 21 February 2014 E-NEWSLETTER FALCON PRIMARY SCHOOL Baloo Crescent, WANNANUP 6210 Enquiries 9534 2411 or Email [email protected] PRINCIPAL: MR WARREN BACHMAN OUR PURPOSE ► Falcon Primary School facilitates personal learning and promotes values that enable our students to learn to live successfully in a changing society. Dear Parents, Carers and Students I will be taking next week off as long service leave as my family prepares for our son’s wedding. As it this is the first of my four children to marry you can imagine our excitement! Adrian Perry will assume responsibility of the school in my absence. School Board There are two vacancies for parent representatives on the School Board as a result of the resignation of Maree Gooch and Jeremiah Samoa. Nominations are now being sought to fill these places. Email [email protected] expressing your interest by Friday 28 February 2014. Voting will be necessary if there are more than two parents interested in this role. You must be a parent with a child currently enrolled at Falcon PS; You must be prepared to attend two meetings each term. These are held on a Wednesday from 2.00pm; Your tenure will initially be two years but you can renominate; Further enquiries may be directed to Marie Bilton, Arinda Kruger, Maree Gooch, Cathy McIntosh and Jermiah Samoa. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Maree Gooch and Jerry Samoa for their contribution to the Board. Maree has undertaken the important leadership role of Chair with distinction whilst Jerry has made sensible input to decisions taken. My best wishes to both Maree and Jerry for the future. Student Representative Council Congratulations to the following students on being elected to this important student leadership role. Year 6 HEALTHY confectionery, soft drink, crisps/chips, croissants, doughnuts, iced cakes. Please support the FOOD AND DRINK policy at Falcon PS. Shaye Milligan Bianca Baird Jackson Perry Jye Latham Kaylee Miller Yazmin Roberts River Halden Alyza Diggins Parent Alerts!! These foods are not sold at the canteen and are discouraged for use in classrooms. Year 7 Corey Miller Hazel Fenelon Malachy Watson Courtney Wragg Beau Outridge David Henderer Elton Prinz Andrew Irvine Students must attend school clean, neat and in full uniform as per the school Dress Code. Classrooms are open at 8.35am with the start of school at 8.50am. The speed limit around the school is 40km per hour. Please drive sensibly and with utmost care and please do not double park around the school. Sick children should be kept at home. Make sure you attend your child’s MEET and GREET the teacher sessions. Complete and return all consent forms. Tummy Rumble (Canteen) - Message from Gerry Welcome back everyone. Once again we are desperate for volunteers so if you are able to help in any way, please contact Gerry on 9534 2936. Morning tea and lunch are provided. When writing your child’s order please make sure you have the correct room number. Recess orders are to be written on the unprinted white bags supplied. These can be placed into the lunch order bag. Thank You Front Office News Voluntary Contributions Now Due!! $60 per Student per Year Thank you to all families who have promptly paid their voluntary contributions to the school. With the recent government funding cuts these payments are critically important to our school and programs. We rely heavily on this payment and in 2014 ask parents to consider payment of these contributions early in the year. Contributions can be paid online, please make payment direct to the school bank account: Falcon Primary School (Commonwealth Bank of Australia) BSB: 066 040 ACCOUNT #: 1990 2829 Ensure that you use your child’s name and room number. Dates to Remember 21 February and 7 March 28 February 28 February 3 March - Y6/7 Summer Sports Clean Up Australia Schools Day Parent Assembly Labour Day Holiday Honour Certificates Congratulations to the following students on receiving an honour certificate at the parent assembly on Friday 14 February. PP Rainbow Fish Summer Lamerich Ebony Agge PP Dolphins Joel Ashworth Carys Samoa PP Starfish Ocean Healey Blake Wilkins 1.1 Paige Kleeven Binti Christensen 1.2 Melodi Imanuela Corey Grandin 1.3 Samara Bailey Harry Tatterson 1.4 Leia Singh Kenan Campbell 2.1 Beth Rule Waldo Kruger 2.2 Brooke Tantrum Bailey Harvey 2.3 Amber May Gemma Hickman 2.4 Kai Samoa Rachel Evans 3.1 Lochie Robinson Jazmin Gowdie 3.2 Lucy Best Domeneque Prinsloo 3.3 Pyper Hammer Donnie McGougan 3.4 Charday Shipp Brandon Roderick 4.1 Taliah Hutchison Zane Bellairs 4.2 Jamayne Cook Jake Graham 5.3 Mia Templeton Nate Williams 5.4 Thomas Chater Shayla Tones Music Awards Malachy Watson The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Grade 1 Music Theory Passed with Distinction in 2013. Grade 3 Piano passed in 2013 CONGRATULATIONS on the Principal’s Award Recipients of the Principal’s Award at the Parent Assembly on Friday 14 February, 2014. Ethan Wragg (YEAR 1) Lucy Penkala (YEAR 2) Ryder Markham (YEAR 4) Jonathon Milligan (YEAR 7) Keely Rutherford (YEAR 7) Welcome back to 2014! The Smelly Shoe Club has begun, so join us from 8.20am to 8.35am every Tuesday and Thursday. Afterwards enjoy a healthy breakfast in the undercover area. The Year 6/7 students have participated in the first Summer Sport activity session this morning. We hope you have all enjoyed your chosen activity. The next session will be on Friday, 7th March. Congratulations to our 2014 Faction Leaders: See photo below. Absent from photo: Toby Burton and Braidie Holder. YEAR 6: Nathan Baird, Jasmine Patterson, Max Gowdie, Jessica Edwards, Toby Burton, Kathryn Love, Blade Cherubino, Sophie Johansen, Taya Twaddle. YEAR 7: William Markham, Jade Jones, James Combe, Bradie Holder, Sterling Gooch, Navana Funnell, Sam Hopkinson, Tahlia Barns. Faction Points Mercedes Green Flame Red Crusader Gold Spinaway Blue 241 225 209 191 Virtues Focus Cleanliness The focus virtue for weeks 3 and 4 is cleanliness. Cleanliness means washing often, keeping your body clean and wearing clean clothes. It is also keeping your surroundings tidy and uncluttered. Please come and see the beautiful work on display in the front office by Mrs Phillips’ Room 4.2 students. School Banking Is Coming Soon! The good news is that thanks to the P&C, Falcon Primary School will soon be participating in the Commonwealth School Banking Program. What a great opportunity for the children to develop important saving skills with their own money! What to do now? Stay tuned as further information will be announced soon. Next Meeting The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 March, 2014 at 9.00am. Everyone welcome. Falcon Primary School Cookbook The P&C have limited stock of the Falcon Primary School Cookbook produced in 2010. If you would like a copy at a discounted price of $5.00, please see Bec Fogarty in the Uniform Shop on Friday mornings. Please be quick as we only have a few copies left! Missing Glasses? Is your child missing their reading glasses? The front office has 4 pairs of children’s reading glasses that have been handed in. Please call into Administration if you think they might be yours! We also have 5 pairs of adult sunglasses! SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM FOR Catholic CHILDREN ATTENDING NON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS As the new school year begins, parents are invited to contact Dennise Hennessy from the Dawesville Catholic Church 9535 4341 if they would like their children to receive any of the sacraments of the church in 2014. i.e. Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion or Confirmation. The Peel Junior Soccer Association are holding their registration days on Saturday 15th February 2014 3 to 5pm and Sunday 23rd February 2014 10am to 12pm at Bortolo Pavilion in Greenfields (late registrations will be available after these dates to top up teams if you are unable to attend either of the registration days). The Registration information package is available to download on the website: www.peelsoccer.com.au, if you have any queries please email [email protected] for further information. As we are now on Facebook, don’t forget to let us know if you have any interesting news. Please like us and share with your family and friends. South Mandurah Junior Football Club Registration Day – Sunday 23 February 12.00 – 3.00pm Falcon Oval.
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