16 th July - Kananook Primary School
Kananook Primary School 5418
Wells Road Seaford, 3198
Phone: 9786 6066
Facsimile: 9786 9806
Web site: www.kps.vic.edu.au
E-mail: [email protected]
School App at Tiqbiz.com
No. 21 - 2015
SAINTS VISIT TO KANANOOK
Welcome back everyone for Term 3. I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable holiday.
I am delighted to be starting as Acting Principal at Kananook Primary School this term. I have
been the Assistant Principal at Woodlands Primary School for the last 9 years. That school has
a student population of 850 students. I am looking forward to meeting everyone involved with
Kananook Primary School. Feel free to introduce yourself to me when you see me around the
A big thank you to Stuart Gilchrist for all of his hard work as Acting Principal last term. Stuart is
very passionate about Kananook Primary School and has made an enormous contribution to the
school over many years. Stuart was well supported by Martene Matthews and the staff of
Kananook Primary. I am already learning so much about the school and trying very hard to
remember everybody’s name. I have visited all classrooms this week and have been very
impressed with the way students have settled back into school routines, their friendships and
their learning. The staff has been doing a wonderful job at this school. They are dedicated and
professional educators. This term is going to be a busy one, with the highlight being the school
production at the Frankston Arts Centre on Thursday, September 19th. Please put this date in
I am looking forward to working with the all staff, parents and children during Term 3.
Michael Block – Acting Principal
PREP CHILDREN - 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL
The Education Minister -James Merlino has sent a congratulations card to all Prep students in
the State of Victoria. This week marks the 100th day of Prep for Victoria’s 76,000 Prep children.
Well done to the 25 Prep children at Kananook Primary for completing 100 days of Prep. You
only have approximately 1,200 days to go until you complete Year 12. I have included a copy of
the card and a photograph of our fantastic Prep children.
National Tree Planting Day - Friday 24th July 2015
In conjunction with Frankston Council, Planet Ark and
Frankston Toyota, the students from the middle school will
be involved in a planting activity to help beautify the
garden area surrounding the Sherlock Courtyard (weather
WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN
The Woolworths Earn and Learn program has now begun. This is a great way to gain extra educational resources
for our school. Until Tuesday 8 September, you can collect one sticker for every $10 spent on groceries at
Woolworths. Place collected stickers onto sticker cards and hand then in to school or drop them into the Kananook
box at Woolworths Seaford or Frankston. The more stickers we collect the more points we can spend on
educational resources and equipment. Ask your friends and family to collect too!
All students are invited to the annual Kananook Disco to be held on Friday 31 July! We are using a new group
this year called “Little and Trivial Events”. The entry price will be $8 which will include popcorn and a bottle of
water. Glow sticks can be purchased for 50c each, either on your form or on the night. The note is coming home
today with the newsletter. Only one form per family is needed, please include your current contact details on the
form. Extra forms will be available at the office. Return your completed forms and money to school no later than
the morning of Wednesday 29 July.
There is a new competition for school bankers in Term 3. Students who make three or more school banking
deposits over Term 3 will automatically be entered into a draw to win prizes including iPad minis, headphones and
book gift certificates, plus a chance to double your entries by completing a “Money Mission” on the Commonwealth
Bank prize portal at commbank.com.au/prizeportal. Remember Tuesday is school banking day.
Thankyou to Nicki for organising, shopping for and preparing the pita special lunch last term. Thankyou to Nadine
and Rebecca for helping us with counting orders and preparing the lunch on the day.
Also a special thankyou to those families who persevered and joined us at Skateworld during the holidays.
We now have our email service back up and running, so if you would like to join our mailing list to receive
information and reminders about PTF events, or have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at
Jenny and Trish
Important Calendar Dates
Start Collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers
P/1K and P/1 R Cooking session 1
Family Life Sessions all 4/5/6
“Understanding Humanity” lesson delivered to 4/5/6S and
4/5/6C by Red Cross Australia.
School Pix reshooting school and house captain’s photo
School Spectacular rehearsal ALL Day
Kananook School Disco
Birthday Celebrations at Kananook:
Remember - ‘Every Day Counts’ Please be at school every day
– even on your birthday
Friendly Stars this week:
Nathan, Emily, Kristine, Annabella & Finn
Friendly Stars are children who have been observed in the playground helping
others, playing happily and safely with their peers and voluntarily taking care
of their school environment.
KAAPA CUP: 4/5/6C
SPECIALIST CUP: 2/3B