20 September 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.
Our final week of the term has arrived, thank you for your support with the events over the past fortnight.
Our Year 3-5 students enjoyed the various digital activities they participated in during our Digital Olympics, thank you to all students, staff and parents who supported this event. Students earned points as they collaborated in teams to complete events, maintain appropriate and safe use of equipment and showed support to others.
Thank you to all parents who attended the Parent Teacher interviews, we hope that the time spent discussing your child’s progress provided some further insights into your child’s learning.
Thank you to Mrs Mulder for organising the Bush Tucker Incursion for our Year 1 students as part of their Cultural Responsiveness Education Program. Our Indigenous Garden looks amazing and we look forward to seeing the plants thrive over the Djilba and Kambarang Seasons.
Waste Wise Schools
Our Waste Wise team attended the WasteSorted Awards 2023 and were awarded the Commendation Award for 2023. This is a huge achievement for our school and it was only possible due to the tireless energy of our Waste Wise team under the leadership of Teresa Sanders and Renae Mulder. We thank all members of our school who have contributed with Containers for Change, our community garden and other recycling projects - individuals can make a difference when we come together. Thank you to the P&C for your cooperation with the Containers for Change project.
Message from WasteSorted
Congratulations on your commendation at the 2023 WasteSorted Awards. Thank you for the work you have done to improve waste practices and move towards a better waste future.
I would like to congratulate Mrs Jodie Brown on attaining a teaching position at Yanchep Secondary College. Mrs Brown has been an integral part of Somerly Primary School for the past 12 years. During this time, she has been a successful teacher and leader in Mathematics. We will miss her breadth of knowledge and expertise, however we wish her all the best in her future career opportunities. Mrs Elizabeth Sayers will be taking over from Mrs Jodie Brown in Room 7 with our Year 5 stucents for the remainder of the year.
I would also like to wish Mrs Sutherland-Mundy the very best as she will be leaving Somerly Primary School at the end of this term to have her baby and enjoy motherhood. For the remainder of the year, we are fortunate to have Ms Rachel Fitzpatrick join Room 16 with our Year 2 students.
Rooms 3 & 4 our hosting our World Peace Day assembly, we hope you can come along and join our final assembly for the term, and acknowledge this special occasion.
Thank you for your patience with the Consent2Go program, we have had a few teething problems, but we are working through the process to ensure we improve this system. Overall, this program has provided an efficient process for planning and payment of events.
Please note that Term 4 begins on Monday 9th October for teachers, who will be involved in various activities to develop our teaching capabilities and learning environments.
Students will start back on Tuesday 10th October, we will have our school photos the first week back on Wednesday and Thursday.
School photos are being taken by Photo Hendriks. You can visit their website if you require any further information.
Information for Parents – Photo Hendricks
For identification, please ensure the order envelope is handed to the photographers on photo day (even if you are not ordering or have ordered online).
Please ensure your student/s are wearing their green school polo shirt or school dress.
Family photos will be taken before school in the undercover area from 8.15am. A Family Order Envelope is required. These will be distributed by the photographers on the day and orders can then be placed online or returned with any late orders to the school office/reception before Monday 23 October.
Parents ordering a Kindy Pack must tick the product on this envelope and ensure it will be handed to the photographer on photo day to have the 2nd pose taken.
The School Councillors, Faction Leaders, or Daily Operations Team is available for purchase - see front of envelope or use the shootkey for online options.
Students who qualified for the Interschool Sports Carnival are busy training. The Interschool Carnival event will be on Friday 13th October - this is the first Friday of Term 4.
Term 4 Calendar
I would like to extend a warm welcome to Caleb and Saavi who recently commenced at Somerly Primary School.
Our behaviour focus for Week 10 is:-
- We respect others learning, by using quiet voices
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.
Year One Bush Tucker Incursion
On Thursday 14th September the Year 1 students took part in a Bush Tucker Incursion presented by local Noongar Educators from the Tucker Bush Group. The students were split into two groups - one group went with Educator Julieanne and learned about the Noongar seasons and all the bush foods and medicines that grow in each season. The other group were with Educator Mark. He introduced the students to a range of bush tucker plants and herbs, the students were allowed to touch, smell and taste some plants, learning what they could be used for in cooking and as medicine. They then got to go and plant the plants in our indigenous garden.
It was very important that the students used their hands to dig in the garden and plant the new plants, Mark told us that studies have identified that healthy soil bacteria produce positive mental and emotional effects. This means that getting dirty in the garden makes us feel happy and good!
The students loved the incursion, they were so engaged and listened to every word the Educators said - they especially loved getting dirty in the garden and learning about traditional bush foods. Now they will make sure our new indigenous plants get looked after and remember to ‘not walk on the plants’.
School Holiday Programs
P & C
TERM 4 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!
Somerly Primary School
Phone: 6206 4200 Dental Therapy: 9407 9457
To advise of your child’s absence text mob: 0437 480 486