14 June 2023
Our vision is to foster every individual’s academic and social development driven by high expectations for success and aspirations for them to become resilient, respectful individuals. We want this to happen within a safe, supportive learning environment that caters for the present and developmental needs of every student.
Although we are fast approaching the end of term, we are still committed to our learning programs, as well as some wonderful events for our school community to enjoy.
We are privileged to be a part of the Aussie of the Month program, it recognises and celebrates personal endeavour, achievement, and contribution to the community and reflects the universal values we share as Australians, such as fair go, mateship, respect and inclusion.
A representative from the program, Charlotte Vinney visited our school last Friday and presented Kaiwyn with the Aussie of the Month certificate and badge during our school assembly. Our next Aussie of Month award will be presented to a student who has displayed actions that take care of the Earth. This will align with celebrating World Environment Day.
Positive Behaviour Support
At Somerly Primary School we use the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) program to manage student behaviour. This program helps to create a positive learning environment by developing proactive whole school systems to define, teach and support appropriate student behaviours.
At Somerly Primary School we are learners who are:
We acknowledge positive behaviours through various rewards
- Faction Tokens - these are handed out to students daily and frequently to acknowledge expected behaviours, both in the classroom and playground.
- Faction Rewards – the winning Faction will enjoy extra time at recess play on Monday 26th
- “We Did It!” Whole Class Faction Token Reward – Each class will negotiate a reward for achieving their token targets. Some classes have and are enjoying their reward activity. Students must maintain good standing to enjoy this reward event.
- “We Did It!” Whole School Faction Token Reward – When each class has reached their target, the whole school will receive a reward.
- Gotcha Card – presented to students for displaying expected behaviours aligned to our values.
- Keyrings – are presented to students when they receive 10 Gotcha cards for the same value. There are 3 keyrings to collect, Responsibility, Respect and Safety, and then a Superstar keyring
- Principal’s Luncheon – Each term two students from each class will be invited to attend the Principal’s Luncheon. The classroom teachers will select the students based on both classroom and playground attitude and behaviour. We look forward to celebrating Principal’s Lunch on Thursday 22nd
Please ensure you celebrate these rewards with your child as they achieve these rewards throughout the year.
Teachers are busy writing students reports for Semester One. These will be emailed out on Tuesday 27th June 2023. Please check your Trash or SPAM box first if you do not receive it by the end of the school day before contacting the school for it to be reissued. Electronic reports allow parents to retain a digital record of student achievement, However, as the link to the reports only lasts for four weeks, it is vitally important that parents SAVE their child’s report as they receive them.
If there have been any changes to your email address, please contact the school immediately.
The Fathering Project
We are excited to be able to continue with our Fathering Project with thanks to Mr Dan Gane for coordinating this project. It provides an opportunity to have fun with your kids and become part of a strong and supportive network of dads and father figures who are connected to Somerly Primary School.
This term we have partnered with Bunnings, Mindarie to present a hands-on woodworking session. Come along, build something fun and spend some time getting to know the other dads.
WHEN: Thursday the 22nd of June 2023
As part of our cultural responsiveness initiatives, we have organised a school excursion for our Year 2-6 students. They will be participating in cultural activities at Herdsman Lake. These educational activities are led by cultural advisors. I would like to acknowledge and thank Mrs Renae Mulder for her energy and endless time in coordinating this event.
Please ensure you read the updates on seesaw and return permission slips as soon as possible. If you require any payment options, please contact our school office.
We are also planning activities for our Kindy – Year 1 students to participate in, that will enable our younger students to reflect on our Aboriginal culture. Our Early childhood teachers will coordinate these activities during the final week of term. I would like to acknowledge and thank Miss Lauren Defty and Mrs Jess Dunn for their work in coordinating these activities.
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement as we work together to provide the best learning opportunities for our students.
Somerly Primary School has a policy for evacuation and lockdown procedures that has always been in place. Emergency and critical incident procedures and evacuation routes are displayed in all classrooms and throughout the school buildings.
To be proactive, the Somerly School Board has agreed that evacuation and lockdown practices will be planned for each term to ensure that all staff and students are aware of these procedures.
On Thursday 15th June a lockdown practice has been planned and will take place some time during the school day.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to Lynkon and William who recently commenced at Somerly Primary School.
Room 1: Tasnim and Kodi; Room 2: Dominick and Henry; Room 3: Mason and Joseph; Room 4: Hamdan, Ellie; Room 5: Shalom and Miguel; Room 7: Raiden, Curtis, Moon, Stella, Zain; Room 8: Kalia, Aizayr; Room 8: Isaac, Natalie, Tabitha, Kelvin, Maverick and Aubree; Room 11: Braxton, Indi, Zoey and Noah; Room 12: Moniqua and Jaxson; Room 13: Ember, Pihu, Cora and Jasmine; Room 14: Matthew and Althea; Room 15: Eli and Jordyn; Room 16: Piper and Jaylee; Room 17: Jade and Maddison; Room 18: Evelina, Kylah and Nicola; Room 20: Arno and Bella; Art: Hazel, Tien and Eli; Science: Deyana; PE: Aubree; Music: Sami; LOTE: Althea and Nyla; MultiLit: Mason, Sophie, Lamar and Jayce
Aussie of the Month: Kaiwyn
Our behaviour focus for Week 8 is:-
- We place all rubbish in the bin and keep our school tidy
- We keep our hands, feet and objects to ourselves
Students Late to School
If your child arrives late to school, they are missing critical morning routines and learning activities. The school day begins at 8:40am and students will be considered late if they do not arrive by this time. If your child arrives after 9:00am you are required to enter through the front office and provide us with a reason for the lateness. A late slip will be printed for you to give to the class teacher.
Not Feeling Well?
If your child is not feeling well before school, please keep them home and notify the office by phoning 6206 4200, sending an SMS to 0437 480 486 or emailing email@example.com.
Late Collection of Students
Somerly Primary School has a student finish time of 2.45pm each day. If your child has not been picked up before 3pm, you will be required to come to the front office to sign them out.
Somerly Dental Therapy Centre
Screening on 8th June 2023
'On Thursday 8th June Somerly Dental Therapy Centre performed a ‘bite check’ screening session for eligible and enrolled children. The quick screening session performed by the Dental Officer was to determine the alignment of your child’s teeth. Please note, this was not a comprehensive check-up appointment. The Dental Therapy Centre will be posting home referrals in the coming weeks if we feel your child may benefit from orthodontic intervention. If you have any questions regarding these referrals, please do not hesitate to contact the Therapy Centre 9407 9457.
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Free Community Event
Somerly Primary School TheirCare Holiday Program
Waste Wise Schools
Gardening Club continues to run on Mondays and Wednesdays during lunch times. We had a very productive day last Wednesday when our little ones harvested some potatoes! We are also busy maintaining our garden!
Don’t feed the fill!
Thank you to all our staff, students and community for supporting our Kindy Barnyard Buddies Farm Challenge! In total, as a whole community, we collected 3703 containers raising $370.30 (20% is donated to The Good Sammy’s Wanneroo). So far this year we have collected 18956 containers!
Congratulations to Room 16
Who collected 1061 containers!
Other Classroom totals
Room 1 – 106 Room 2 – 65 Room 3 – 33 Room 4 – 282 Room 5 – 810
Room 6 – 61 Room 7 – 4 Room 8 – 239 Room 9 – 44 Room 10 – 69
Room 11 – 46 Room 12 – 60 Room 13 – 10 Room 14 – 3 Room 15 - 111
Room 16 – 1061 Room 17 – 35 Room 18 – 334 Room 20 – 330
Thank you so much for all your participation and remember every container counts!
Our next Challenge is our whole School Challenge!
So, let’s do this together and smash this target of 22000
We are looking for some local small businesses to support our containers for change fundraising so please parents and carers if you know of any small businesses that could support our fundraising by donating their containers, please let us know.
Thank you for helping us to help you!
Somerly Primary School has successfully run a Community Pantry for a couple of years now.
Families who are in need can come and take what they need on any school day, from the Pantry located in the storeroom, next to the canteen.
We acknowledege that in the present financial climate, a lot more families are struggling and therefore, we also welcome and invite families to make a donation.
Lets fill the pantry for our community in need.
- Meal kits: macaroni and cheese, instant noodles, Cup a Soup
- Tinned fruits, vegetables, fish, beans and soup
- Jars/sachets of sauces ( Pastabake)
- UHT milk or Milk powder
- Ready to eat snacks, muesli bars, crackers
- Rice, oil, pasta, condiments, spices, tea, coffee, sugar, flour
- Toiletries and personal care products
*Please ensure that all donated items are sealed correctly and unopened, in good condition (no dents) and well within their use by dates.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
The Fathering Project
P & C
TERM 3 WEDNESDAY LUNCH – SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND A JUICE BOX - $5
*VEGETERIAN OPTION NOW AVAILABLE*
Orders MUST be given to your teacher at the start of class
Correct money MUST be included with your order, NO CHANGE GIVEN
Please ensure the following is on your order:
NAME AND ROOM No.
SAUCE PREFERENCE (Tomato, BBQ, Mustard)
AND JUICE PREFERENCE (Apple, Orange, Tropical or Apple and Blackcurrant)
Online Canteen www.QuickCliq.com.au
Orders must be placed online no cash orders.
YOUR CHILD’S CURRENT 2023 ROOM NUMBER MUST BE UPDATED OR THEY WILL NOT RECEIVE THEIR LUNCH!