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Newsletter Issue 2, Mar 1st, 2013


This Presentation is brought to us my Shenton College and is worth considering.. MILLENNIAL PARENTING - THE 5 GRATEST CHALLENGES FOR PARENTS IN 2013 - MICHAEL CARRGREG What every parent needs to know about millennial parenting, covering alcohol, online safety, sleep and other key issues. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australias highest profile psychologists and leading speakers. Educated in Kenya, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, he is married with two sons, and for seven years he worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, before going into private practice in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. He wrote his PhD on adolescents with cancer at the University of NSW which resulted in the formation of CanTeen - A support group for teenagers with cancer in 1984. Michael is a founding member of the National Centre Against Bullying and for eight years has been the agony uncle for Australias biggest selling magazine for young women, Girlfriend. He has a high media profile working on national TV on Channel 7s Sunrise and The Morning Show as well as Fairfax Radio 2013DATE: VENUE: Tuesday 12th of March, 2013 Road Subiaco Church, 260 Bagot Road, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park Subiaco (corner of Bagot and Rowland St) 7.00pm - 8.30. Refreshments after Arrive from 6.30pm COST: $20 TICKETS: Shenton College Main Administration Tickets purchased over the phone can be purchase at the door. CREDIT CARD AND DIRECT DEBIT AVAILABLE

NewsletterFrom the Principal

Issue 2, March 1, 2013

UPCOMING EVENTS Easter Holiday Fri 29th March - Mon 1st April -(Resume Tues 2nd) NAPLAN Testing Years 3, 5 & 7 Tuesday 14 - 16 May Western Australian Day Monday 3rd June TERM DATES 2013 Term 1 Monday 4th February to Friday 19th April Term 2 Monday 6th May to Friday 5th July 2013 Term3 Tuesday 23rd July to Friday 27th September Term 4 Wednesday 16th October Thursday 19th December School Development Days 2013 - (Pupil Free) Term 2 Friday 31st May Term 3 Monday 22nd July Term 4 Monday 14th October Tuesday 15th October


Friday night picnic I probably should rename this years picnic the die hards picnic. Thank you to the dedicated crew who braved the conditions and came along - Im quite sure it was kid pressure that got quite a few of the families here good work kids! Thanks Ken (Solomans Dad) for providing the music and to the dedicated staff who stayed. It was a great night despite the rain (and the sprinklers!). Boardies day It was lovely to see so many children in their boardies last week and a very relaxing way to come to work. Congratulations everyone, we raised $132 for the Surf Life Saving Society. Finishing off the building Im sure any of you who have ever built a house will understand that once the builders have left the site it can be quite difficult to get them back to fix up the list of things not quite complete. Im working on it! There is quite a list but please be assured, slowly but surely, we are ticking them off. I am also planning, in collaboration with Neil Sivwright, School Council Chair, and two parent representatives, a risk assessment of the whole school site. Once complete I will approach the appropriate authorities (Building Management Works; Department of Education; Fremantle Council). Temporary classroom We started the year with our year 6/7s housed in the temporary classroom with great confidence that we would be able to keep it for the whole year, this was however, with our fingers crossed behind our backs - there was a small chance it would be required elsewhere. I am please to inform you that I have had confirmation that we can definitely keep this classroom for at least the remainder of 2013. its placement here will be reviewed, based on our student population, for the following year. Long weekend Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend. I look forward to seeing everyone back happy and healthy on Tuesday morning.

Cycle Instead Bike Week 2013 Between Sunday 17 March and Sunday 24 March Local Governments will be holding events to encourage the community to jump on their bikes. The Town of Cottesloe has organized 2 great FREE events, with support from the Shire of Peppermint Grove, Town of Mosman Park and the WMRC Earth Carers. Get confident riding to school. Cycling WA coaching for children in year 5+ and a parent/ guardian. This is an opportunity for parents and kids to ride in a safe vehicle-free area and learn basic road rules, safety tips and build confidence on your bikes. Cottesloe Civic Centre 16th March 9:30am 11:30am Morning tea provided Bring your bike!

Reconnect with your bike in the shed. Dismantle bike maintenance workshop to teach you the basic skills to bring your old bike back to life. Do you have a bike gathering dust? This workshop will provide participants with the confidence to keep their bike safe and road worthy. The Grove Community Centre 24th March 1pm - 3pm Afternoon tea provided Bring your bike! Register by emailing or calling 9285 5016.Places are strictly limited so get in quick!RHEE TAEKWONDO Local Classes Safe and suitable for the whole family. Learn practical selfdefence. Improve fitness and coordination. Specialised childrens classes. Please contact Regional Instructor Jacob Bolas on 0421 856 712 for details on a no obligation free trail for North Fremantle Primary Students

Want to see your little one shine? Award-winning Filmbites Youth Film School is now offering our Short Stuff acting class for 7-9 yr olds in Fremantle! Students learn screen acting skills in Term 1, through fun activities to encourage creative expression, naturalism and confidence. They then make a short film together in Term 2, putting into practise useful skills of listening, communication, team work and following instructions. Enrol now for Semester 1! Saturday's 10 to 11.30am John Curtin College of the Arts Ellen St, Fremantle. $215 per term ph: 9209 2689 to enrol or visit PARK SWAPMART The Rotary Club of Mosman Park and the Mosman Park Community Mens Shed invite you to our SWAPMART EVERY SUNDAY MORNING FROM 7.00am 11.30 am with community run sausage sizzle coffee van a busker for light entertainment at Tom Perrott Reserve McCabe Street, Mosman Park Sellers from 7.00 am @ $10 per bay Buyers from 7.45 am for a gold coin donation Sell unwanted goods or pick up a bargain Enq: Dave Bowman - 0437 357 648 Email:

P&C Uniform ShopYou can collect an order form from the administration office. Please leave payment with your form in the box marked uniform orders or you can now pay via EFT, all details are on the order form, and your order will be sent home with your child. Alternatively the uniform shop will be available by appointment on a Monday morning and afternoon. If this time is not suitable please contact Pip Sivwright on 0409 298 118.

Room 1 - Lisa Miller Wow! What a fantastic start to our school journey we have had. We have met lots of new friends who we have spent our first days at Kindy learning to share and take turns with. This term we are exploring colours with the help of a patchwork elephant called Elmer. He has helped us do lots of fun things with red, blue, yellow and green. He has many more colours to show us this term. We are also looking at our numbers and shapes. Mrs Baldy has started visiting to play language games with us. We are beginning to learn about long and short words. There is always something interesting and fun to do in Kindy. Room 2 - Liz Smith Suddenly, its week 4 time really does fly when youre having fun. In Pre-primary were fully involved in our topic All About Me and the children have been exploring their five senses. Last week we took the iPads round school and photographed interesting things we noticed on our sight-walk, this week we have been exploring our sense of sound; weve noticed that you use more than one of your senses a lot of the time. Each week I will introduce the children to a new letter and over the week we explore the phoneme (sound) and grapheme (written form). I ask the children to develop the home/school link and become Alphabet Explorers; this involves bringing in items from home with the same initial sound as we are learning about that week, our Alpha bet Explorer Day will be a Thursday. This week our letter is A, next week it will be P. A hearty community thanks for sharing your containers, weve got enough to begin making some awesome models. DIARY DATE in Pre-Primary we are having a sausage sizzle fundraiser on Tuesday 12th March for the whole school please come and see Miss Lizzie if you have any skill at all in operating a bbq. I dont.

Room 4 - Rochelle Reeves Room 4 have had a productive two weeks learning all about addition and subtraction facts. We have been learning to count on and skip count in 2's. In Society and Environment we have learnt all about the Moon Festival and have made some lovely lanterns to decorate our classroom. Our Chinese students read to us about their experiences with the Moon Festival and how they celebrate back in China. Their English speaking is becoming very good and their writing excellent. We have written some very interesting journal entries pretending we are in China for the Moon Festival. This week we started working with Mrs Baldey on our opinions of things in our world. We are working towards writing our own persuasive text. Room 6 - Chris John Room 5 is hard at work in all areas as we begin to look at Indigenous Australia in SOSE, research an Australian animal in Science, kick persuasive writing into gear for NAPLAN in term 2 and revise our times tables, number facts and mathematical language. Here we can see Logan and Mitch with serious concentration working on a problem, as Sam W, Subham and Molly discuss the next step in their plan. Room 7 - Monica Parkes/Brent Snook We have had another


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