music 2015 - Hillarys Primary School
Hillarys Primary School
NEWSLETTER NO: 11
75 Lymburner Drive | Hillarys | 6025 | Ph: 9307 6365 | Fax: 9307 8511 | Canteen: 9307 8466
www.hillarysps.wa.edu.au | email: [email protected]
Well, we are nearly at the end of a longer than normal term. It has been a very successful
semester with this term being as busy as ever. The children have all worked tirelessly gaining
immensely in their academic, physical, social and emotional growth. I hope that they all have a very
relaxing break and return refreshed and eager. I will be on leave for the first 3½ weeks returning
on August 12th. Mr Deere will be in charge during my absence with Mrs Carmody assisting in the
admin area. Additionally, Mrs Baynham will be on leave for the entire term 3 period.
Another very successful P&C organised Lapathon was had about a month ago. The final figure for
this fundraising event came in at $11000. Amazing!!!!! Well done to the organisers and all the
children and parents who supported this fundraising venture so well.
WA Education Awards
Nominations are now open for the WA Education Awards. There are quite a few categories to
consider. Please view via the link below. Information is also available from the front office.
Our recent Faction Cross Country event was well contested on a cold morning.
We were very lucky about the then perilous weather! After all the results
were tallied Dampier came in overall winners on 162 pts, followed by Pelsart on
154 pts and then Lockyer on 140 pts. Well done to all competitors and winners!
The Minister of Education visiting on Friday 19th June was well received and the children were
typically at their best. I have no doubt he was very impressed as was the Hon. Peter Katsambanis
who accompanied the Minister. Well done to all the staff and children who helped host the visit.
The final assembly of the term will be this Friday and will be hosted by B2, Year 2. Hope to see
Last Friday we attended the annual Lightning Carnival. The entire cohort of athletes acquitted
themselves very well indeed. The displayed sportsmanship of the group was exceptional. Our
results were a highlight where the football team won as did one of our sofcrosse teams.
The first Fathering Project (Dads of Hillarys) Father/Child
activity was held recently. Although the weather was not as it
could have been there were still 14 dads and 30 kids on deck!
A sensational first time turn out. Another Dads (only)
meeting will be held soon where they’ll “map out” what the next dad/child event will be.
Congratulations to all who went to outing #1.
We are now inviting enrolments into Kindergarten and Preprimary for 2016. Applications for Kindergarten children having
a closing date of Friday 24th July. This is the first Friday of
week 1 next term! Application forms are available from the front
office or on the school’s website http://hillarysps.wa.edu.au/.
Please pass on the message.
A reminder that reports can be picked up from classes today! If not collected today, your child will
bring home the report in a sealed envelope tomorrow.
It Caught My Eye!
It will take about 1 minute to read! Basic? Yes! Practiced? You be the judge.
Ron Chesny, Principal
Students from Year to Six have been presenting their Jikoshokai. This is a
short speech where students introduce themselves and give some information.
Naturally the information varies with the student but I was very impressed
with the quality of the speeches this year. I am confident the students will be
able to meet a Japanese person politely and tell them a little about themselves
- hopefully not too much!
Holiday Fun at Hyogo
The Hyogo Cultural Centre in City Beach will hold holiday activities for children on Monday 6th
July. Activities run from 10.00 till 13.00 and the $10 cost includes a snack. The theme is Tanabata
and details are available from Mrs Clare or Mrs Nicholson in the library.
Hosting a Japanese student
Thank you to those families who have already expressed their interest in hosting a student. We
still have room for a few more and the Japanese school will need to know soon how many of their
students will be able to come on the trip. If you are still thinking about it, I would encourage you
to decide soon. Expression of interest forms are available in the front office or from Mrs
Last Friday a group of very keen Year 5 & 6 students went to Kingsway Reserve to participate in
the Whitfords District Lightning Carnival in a range of winter sports. Hillarys students did
themselves proud by displaying excellent sportsmanship and behaviour on the day. The results
across all sports were fabulous and what was even better was the effort put in by all the students
across a very tiring day of competition.
Sofcrosse1st, 3rd and 5th
3rd & 6th
Well done everyone and thank you to the parents who came out to
Interschool Cross Country
A reminder to all the students who were invited to attend training for the Interschool Cross
Country team that it is important to attend as many of the training sessions as possible in order to
be fully prepared for the competition in week 3 next term. The sessions are Monday and Thursday
afternoons 3.05-3.40pm and Wednesday morning 8-8.40am.
Mrs Armstrong P.E. Teacher
Are you interested in learning to converse in AUSLAN?
We have negotiated with the West Coast Institute to run an Introduction to Auslan course at Hillarys Primary
School next term. The course will commence in Week 2 or 3 and run at the school over five consecutive Tuesday
afternoons from 3.00 – 5.00 pm. The Auslan course will be conducted by trained staff from The West Coast
Though many teaching and non-teaching staff at Hillarys will be attending the course we have still a few vacancies
available and would like to offer a place to any member of our school community (parent or extended family)
who would interested in gaining this valuable skill.
The ten hour course will give participants enough skills to be able to converse in Auslan and use the various
signs when conversing or working with those who have hearing difficulties.
Cost is $195 per participant. If you are interested in attending this course please contact the office for an
enrolment form. Enrolment must be confirmed by the end of term.
Once this form is completed and received by the West Coast Institute an invoice will be sent to you directly. If you
require any further information about the course please contact Jenny Baynham on 93076365.
Please note places are limited and will be offered on a first come basis.
DADS OF HILLARYS - Social Meet Up
At the Northshore Tavern 6:30pm Friday 7th August
RSVP: [email protected]
Dear Parents of Students in Yr 4 to Yr 6
In Music for semester 2, we are going to be exploring different musical
instruments. I am hoping that each child from years 4 to 6 will have the
opportunity to learn the basic skills of a tuned instrument and be able to play in a
group situation. It can be an instrument they have had some experience on, or an instrument
they have never played before. We will be starting this program in Week 1 of Term 3 so
hopefully everyone can be organised by then.
For this part of my music program, each child needs access to an instrument. Recorders are
easy to find and very cheap at some of the variety stores. Guitars, ukuleles and other woodwind
instruments are fine also. Keyboards might be a bit large and awkward but still suitable. If
necessary the school does have a limited number of recorders which we are able to lend out on
a temporary basis.
Also, if you have any instruments sitting in the garage or the spare room collecting dust, we are
trying to increase the supply of instruments in the school and would be very grateful for any
Please make sure the instrument is clearly labelled with your child’s name. I also need to make
sure that students are aware that the instrument is totally their responsibility. Large
instruments can be kept safely in my music room during the day but need to be taken home at
the end of the day. The school holds no responsibility for lost or stolen instruments.
Thank you for your continuing support and we look forward to sharing our music-making with
you at some point in the future! Please contact me if you have any queries.
Woolworths Earn & Learn 2015
Woolworths Earn & Learn is back and it is now easier than ever to earn valuable Last year more than
14,500 schools and Early Learning Centres including Hillarys Primary School benefited from the
program, boosting supplies in classrooms, libraries, music rooms, gymnasiums and science labs.
It's simple to participate. From Wednesday 15th July to Tuesday 8th September 2015, if you
shop at Woolworths you can collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers from the checkout operator or
through an online order and place them on a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet. There will be
one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards).
Once completed, simply place the Sticker Sheet in the Collection Box, either at your school or at
your local Woolworths.
Further information about this great program will be following.
WAGSMS Tickets for Year 5/6 Senior Choir Students
Tickets for ALL Crown concerts went on sale at 10.00am on Monday 29th June, 2015. Tickets are
on a first in best seats basis. There is no limit to the number of tickets that can be purchased per
transaction. Concerts have “Sold Out” in the past so to guarantee your attendance, early ticket
purchase is recommended. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster online at
www.ticketmaster.com.au or over the telephone on 136100.
Why social and emotional learning is important
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is part of Kids Matter. Social
and emotional learning (SEL) is about learning how to manage
feelings, manage friendships and solve problems. These are
essential life skills that support wellbeing and positive mental health. Social and emotional skills
promote children’s ability to cope with difficulties and help to prevent mental health problems.
Children who have developed social and emotional skills find it easier to manage themselves, relate
to others, resolve conflict, and feel positive about themselves and the world around them. Kids
Matter emphasises teaching SEL as a way of promoting children’s mental health. SEL provides
practical skills that all children can learn and apply to everyday situations. Learning skills such as
self-awareness, effective communication and conflict resolution can also help to prevent the
development of mental health difficulties in children who might otherwise be vulnerable. In this
way teaching children social and emotional skills helps to promote resilience – the capacity to cope
and stay healthy in spite of the negative things that happen through life.
2015 Family Movie Night
Saturday 4 July 2015 at 3.30pm
Grand Cinemas Whitford City Shopping Centre, Hillarys
Simply Login to your account or select Register Now to create new account.
Click on Movie Night Fundraising Event to order your tickets.
4 Lucky DOOR PRIZES to be won for those who purchase tickets,
courtesy of Grand Cinemas, Whitfords.
Co-ordinator: Sue Abbott Contact: 0438 904 294 or [email protected]
We have 190 tickets remaining to sell so ask your friends and family to join you in attending. There are
great lucky door prizes too! The P&C cannot reach the hoped fundraising amount unless we sell the target
of 250 tickets.
THE 2015 / 2016 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK AVAILABLE NOW
Order your copy of the 2015/16 Entertainment Book through the
P&C and support our fundraising initiatives at the school.
For every book sold we receive a $13 commission.
Click on the link below to purchase online.
HPS P&C Association Inc. - Give Away
WIN A 2015/2016 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK!
You could win this awesome prize!
Make sure you’ve paid
your $20 per child
P&C Voluntary Contributions
by 30 July 2015,
to automatically be in with a chance to win!
Draw held on 31 July 2015.
We would also like to congratulate The Principal Award Winner: Taj Whitten A4.
Congratulations to the following Merit Award recipients
at the Assembly held on 18 June 2015.
Levi D G
WE’VE MOVED LOCATION.....
SCHOOL BANKING IS NOW IN THE
OPPOSITE THE LIBRARY
COME AND SEE US BETWEEM 8:15AM— 8:45 AM
EVERY FRIDAY MORNING
LOOK FOR PAT THE DOG - HE WILL BE WAITING OUTSIDE FOR
FROM YOUR SCHOOL BANKING TEAM
CANTEEN ROSTER TERM Term 2
PHONE NUMBER 9307 8466
Monday 29 June
Tuesday 30 June
Wednesday 1 July
Thursday 2 July
Friday 3 July
*** Help is desperately needed throughout the term. Please volunteer if you can. Thanks.
Back by popular demand Chicken Tender wraps will be available next term and keep an eye out for ordering recess online.
We Have Sour Power
HPS NEEDS YOUR DEAD BATTERIES
IN TERM 1, OUR SCHOOL COLLECTED 32 KILOGRAMS OF BATTERIES. SO FAR THIS TERM
WE HAVE ONLY COLLECTED 13 KILOGRAMS.
COME ON GUYS, WE CAN DO BETTER! TAKE YOUR DEAD
BATTERIES TO THE LIBRARY FOR RECYCLING.
By Jack, Jai and Alex C1
Thanks to Calvin Flatters from Calvin’s Plumbing & Gas www.calvinsplumbing.com.au for giving us a
quote on our reticulation in our school garden. We appreciate your time and effort.
Guided Tours of Duncraig Senior High School
An Independent Public School
See your local high school in operation during the school day.
Prospective parents and students are invited to participate in guided tours of the working school throughout 2015.
Enjoy a brief discussion with the Principal and Associate Principals in the Administration and then see the school in
action as you are taken on a guided tour of the school.
Parents of children in Primary School have found these tours very beneficial in previous years. Year 6 students
attend the school in December for an Orientation Day.
Tours will be commence at 9.30am and conclude at 10.30am on the following days:
Tuesday 18th August
Tuesday 3rd November
Parents should meet at The Administration Office via the Sullivan Road entrance to the school.
[email protected] for further information.
ARTY PANTS - AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASSES
Della and Bee will be running another exciting 8 week Art course
for children in the Art Room at Hillarys Primary school.
WHEN: Mondays 3.15 - 4.45 pm
STARTING: Monday 27th July 2015
Price includes all art materials.
Booking is essential!
For more details please phone:
Bee 9243 0213, 0415286206 or Della 0400232912
1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Course.
To help manage difficult behaviour in children 2 to 12yrs.
All 7 to 9.30pm.
BEACONSFIELD $140pp OR $220 per couple
Tue 30th June
WEMBLEY $180pp or $340 per couple
Mon 6th, Thurs 9th & Thurs 16th July (school holidays)
The following are available as ‘In House’ courses.
Parenting Information Session (Including 10 take home tips)
This 2 hr. seminar is designed to improve your knowledge
and confidence as a parent.
Bullying – Don’t Just Stand There
Engaging Adolescents (11 to 16yo)
Private Consultations Available.
To enquire/register call 9382 1182 or
go to www.behaviourtonics.com.au
LIFEkids “Winter Wonderland” School Holiday Program
Dates: TUESDAY 14 & WEDNESDAY 15 , 2015
Ages: Pre-Primary to Year 6
Cost: $40 per day which Includes lunch, drinks and snacks (Early bird price ends 26
June, $45 thereafter)
Activities include: Face painting, Games, Music, Christian values lesson, Sport and
Venue: C3 Church Hepburn Heights | 31 Chadlington Drive, Padbury
Register Online: www.lifekids.com.au
For More Info | Phone 9307 5000 |email: [email protected]
TERM PLANNER – TERM 2 2015
Reports sent home
AEDC finishes (PP)
Playgroup and Playfun 3’s Programmes at Duncraig
Community Centre. Tel: 9246 2775
Early Years PreSchool for 3 to 4 yr olds
Now open at Sorrento Community Hall
Tel: Jodie 0407 088 29
Poynter Farmers’ Market
Fortnightly Saturdays 9am – 12 noon
David Milne Golf Academy
Golf Holiday Clinics
Falcons School Holiday Footy Fun
Clinics during July holidays www.falconsfc.com.au
Get Active Sports – Basketball for Juniors
At Padbury Primary School Hall, starts 26July
Tel: 1300 772 106 [email protected]
Wanneroo Giants Baseball Club
Come & Try Camp July holidays
Learn & Develop Soccer Skills July holiday clinics
Term 3 enrolments www.grasshoppersoccer.com.au
TERM PLANNER – TERM 3 2015
Year 6 1.45 – 2.45
Incursion K – 2
Tales of Time Past
Yr 1 – 6
Year 6 1.45 – 2.45
Year 6 1.45 – 2.45
Year 6 1.45 – 2.45
(Books Light up our World)
Junior Sport Carnival
At HPS Oval
First Aid Focus
At HPS oval
Incursion – The Ginger
At Hillarys Park