9 â 2 April 2015 - Dalmain Primary School
Dalmain Primary School
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64 Dalmain Street, Kingsley WA 6026 | Ph: (08) 9309 3711 | Fax: (08) 9309 5151 | [email protected]"on.wa.edu.au
2 April 2015
From the Principal’s Desk
Thursday, 2 April
Free Sporng Clinic
3.10pm - 4.00pm
Friday, 3 April
Tuesday 21 April
Thursday, 23 April
25th ANNIVERSARY ASSEMBLY
The assembly this morning proved to be a fabulous event with a number of former students
and staﬀ aending. I know that for many it was a great opportunity to catch up and chat
about their past days spent at Dalmain Primary School. Mr Peter Sweetman, the founda"on
principal, spoke very fondly about the early Dalmain days outlining some of the special events
that occurred. One in par"cular concerns the ‘Dalmain’ tree which is located behind the early
childhood block up on the hill. This tree was the mee"ng place each morning for students and
staﬀ as they boarded buses heading oﬀ to other local schools as Dalmain s"ll wasn’t quite
ready. This tree features as part of our school logo as a result. Slide shows provided a great
way for the audience to see just how much our school as changed and evolved since those
very early days. Former students Steven Archibald and Jessica Laden also addressed the
assembly providing a perspec"ve from a student’s point of view. Both were very grateful for
the experiences and wonderful "mes that they had at Dalmain Primary School. Students from
TA5 and TA6 gave us all something to think about with fashion from the nine"es and the
prices of various products including housing in 1990 and today. Fashion has most certainly
changed and so have prices! Once again our school choir, led by Ms Pinakis, sang beau"fully
adding to the occasion. At the conclusion of the assembly everyone was invited to the library
for some delicious morning tea and a chance to peruse the memorabilia put out on display. All
present then joined in to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Dalmain Primary School as the 25th
Anniversary cake was cut by all four principals over this period of "me. This included Peter
Sweetman, Vic Richards, Jim Bray and me. A number of aendees also took up the
opportunity to visit classrooms and speak to students and staﬀ. All in all it was a terriﬁc
morning full of emo"on and nostalgia. A tremendous amount of work has been put in by a
number of people, including students, parents and staﬀ, to ensure that today was a great
success. There are so many of you who contributed in so many diﬀerent ways that it would be
almost impossible to list. So thank you to everyone who assisted and contributed towards our
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It was pleasing to see the majority of parents taking up the opportunity of mee"ng with their child’s class teacher on
Tuesday. I certainly hope that parents were able to gain some further insight into how their child has started the 2015
school year and some ideas and strategies to further assist them in their learning journey. I would also like to thank all
classroom teachers for their prepara"on and professionalism. The process is a taxing one with so many interviews in
the one aKernoon. However all teachers see and value this process and the opportunity to update parents on their
P&C EASTER RAFFLE
Thank you to all parents and community members who donated towards this raﬄe. Over forty prizes were drawn on
Tuesday aKernoon. Thank you for suppor"ng this P&C ini"a"ve.
ANZAC SERVICE (Thursday 23rd April)
I would like to draw parents and community members aen"on to the scheduling of our school ANZAC service at
9:00am Thursday 23 April in the school quadrangle area. Being the 100th Anniversary, this is an especially signiﬁcant
occasion. As such it would be wonderful to have a large turnout of parents and community members join us. The
service will be followed by a cuppa and Anzac biscuit for parents and community members in the staﬀroom.
Students will commence term two on Tuesday 21 April. Staﬀ will be involved in mee"ngs as part of our School
Development Day on Monday 20 April.
I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter and term break.
Have a great week,
School Uniform Shop
Upcycled Gumboot Garden
The Uniform shop will be open:
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Any dona"ons of children's old/outgrown gumboots/
wellington boots would be greatly appreciated. We will be
repurposing them as planters in our Urban Garden.
8.00am - 9.00am
Dona"ons can be sent to PP 2 - Thank you!
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
8.00am - 9.00am
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Order Forms, Product Photos,
Descrip"ons and Sizing Charts are now
available on the school website.
Mel McBride - 0404 683 671
Where Are They Now?
Chanel is a motivated broadcasting and journalism graduate with experience
in both radio and television. In 2013 she completed the Postgraduate Diploma
of Broadcasting at Edith Cowan University (formally known as WAAPA
Chanel is currently employed as a Traﬃc Reporter for the Australian Traﬃc
Network, providing afternoon reports for 92.9, Mix 94.5 and Seven News
Perth. She is also a casual cover for traﬃc on Sunrise and Today.
Her time at university and work experience has taught her skills such as
presentation, news reading, ﬁlming, editing for audio (Audacity/Protools), editing
for ﬁlm (Final Cut Pro, Premier), production, organisational skills and script writing.
Prior to university, Chanel completed a certiﬁcate IV in Youth Work, Mental Health
and Alcohol and Other Drugs Addiction. She also worked and volunteered with
underprivileged and homeless youth for a year and a half. Community service and
mental health are still interests of hers.
In Chanel’s spare time, she enjoys travelling and exploring diﬀerent cultures.
DALMAIN IDOL 2015
On Tuesday whilst teachers were conducting
parent interviews Dalmain Idol was once again a
popular event with students. Many talented children entered the list of potential performers with some changing or deleting their
name as the event grew closer. This was followed by a “master dance class” run by Humphreys Dance Studio.
Direct Deposit Payments
Child’s Surname / TA
Term 1, Week 9
Star of the Week
0409 885 439
Elissia Atkinson - TA 1
Parents are reminded
that they can advise
the school of their
child’s absence by SMS.
Please conﬁrm payment by email, or
send your lodgement receipt to the
oﬃce with the reason for payment [email protected]"on.wa.edu.au
Ben Fourie - TA 2
Failure to contact the
school will result in your
child/children being marked
as UNEXPLAINED on their
Direct Deposit is not available for P&C
payments (eg - uniforms, fundraisers).
These items must be paid in CASH.
Theodin Oosen - TA 8
Canteen Roster - Term 2, 2015
My thanks to Julie Brown, Lorea Luo, Leana Kani, Mel Verna and
Barbie Connick for all their help this week. Thank you,
Week 1 & 2
8:30 - 11:00am
11:00 - 12:30pm
WEDNESDAY 22 April
WEDNESDAY 29 April
The Canteen Menu can be
downloaded from the ‘Canteen’ page on the
Support-A-Reader Roster - Term 1 & Term 2, 2015
N Haeusler C Fitzpatrick
The Support-A-Reader program is
urgently looking for tutors
next term for Tuesday and
Please let Mrs Winterton know
if you are able to assist.
Hilary Winterton: 0434 210 609 or
We require donaons of old (but s"ll working)
Mother’s Day Fete Stall
Hello from the ladies (EA’s) holding the Mother’s Day
Stall at the Dalmain Fete.
We would like to send out a request for assistance
with dona"ons of items such as bolts, metal bole
caps, old unwanted metal forks and spoons, old metal
ﬂan "ns, small spoke bike wheels and medium to
large sized pieces of fabric.
Please leave any dona"ons in the ‘Mother’s Day Stall’
box in the staﬀroom.
Cheryl, Nola and Michele
Crayons, Pencils and Textas
for the Dalmain Fete Build-A-School display.
Any dona"ons will be gratefully accepted
in the school oﬃce - Thank you!
Fete Book Stall
Fill-A-Jar Fete Stall - TA 7
If anyone would like to donate
TA 7 would appreciate dona"ons for their “Fill-A-Jar” stall
to be held at Dalmain Primary’s school fete in May. Clean
jars from your pantry can be recycled and ﬁlled with any
new materials that would be considered very useful.
Books & DVDs
To the fete Book Stall, please contact
Kate on 0408 926 785 or leave your
dona"on at the school oﬃce.
Examples include: marbles, mini toys, Lifesavers, hair
elas"cs, coons, jams, chutneys, chocolate, lollies, dry
cake mixes, etc. All dona"ons will be greatly appreciated
including any unwanted clean jars. Please forward to TA 7
whenever you can.
Mrs Orchard &
Pot Plant Fete Stall - TA 8
Kindy ‘Pet Shop’ Fete Stall
TA 8 will be selling plants, gardening equipment and
painted terracoa pots at the school fete on May 2
2015. If you have anything you would like to donate,
please advise Mrs Winterton in TA8.
The Kindy classes will be seVng up a
‘Pet Shop’ stall at the school fete.
Any dona"ons of plush/soK stuﬀed toy
animals would be greatly appreciated.
Mega Toy Sale Stall - Pre-Primary
The Pre-Primarys are holding a Mega Toy Stall at the
2015 fete. Donaons of pre-loved toys in good order
would be greatly appreciated.
Please bring any dona"ons to Pre-Primary 2. We will be
accep"ng dona"ons un"l the fete.
Thank you for helping to make our stall a success!
& Jane Ridley
Fete Stall - TA 9
WANTED - any spare or odd glasses (wine,
champagne, beer, water etc). TA 9 are hand
pain"ng theses glasses to sell at the fete in
May. Your help would be
Again this year this now annual event proved to be
a huge success. Many thanks to all families for
your kind donation of various Easter items and
also for your enormous support purchasing tickets.
A total of $1,300.00 was raised and all monies will
go towards students much needed resources.
School Holiday Pony
Looking for regular exercise
to improve your wellbeing?
Wednesday,8 April 2015
9.30am to 12.30pm
What to expect during a session:
Breathing exercises, sun saluta"on,
twelve basic postures with simple
varia"ons, deep relaxa"on at
the end of the session. Guidance and
correc"ons by your teacher
What to expect long term:
Increase in ﬂexibility, especially of the
spine as well as strength of muscles
and bones. S"mula"on of circulatory,
diges"ve, endocrine and immune
systems. Calming of the mind,
reduc"on of stress and many more
Sivananda Yoga sessions running
every Monday 7 - 8:30 PM
in the Dalmain school library
beginners and advanced
$140 for 10 sessions, $20 casual,
For more informa"on or to
book in please contact
Antje on 0431 320 782
Cake Stalls, Book Stalls,
Sausage Sizzle & more
Riding for the Disabled Assoc
77 Monyash Road,
Ph: 9448 6376
& Vacation Care
The Dental Therapy
Centre is situated at
Care for Kids provide care at
Dalmain Primary School in a fun and
s"mula"ng environment - with
qualiﬁed and experienced staﬀ, the
service is Accredited by NCAC.
Childcare beneﬁt and Government
12 Merivale Way
GREENWOOD WA 6024
Phone: 9203 5611
Phone: 9309 2300
or call into the school undercover area.