Faction Carnival 2022
On Thursday 15 September was our Athletics Carnival. What a brilliant display of teamwork, athletic skill and our responsible behaviour. The level of Sportspersonship was very impressive, the students from our school and the Learning Centre cheered each other on and competed well. It was fantastic o see our community come along in large numbers and even compete in a parents’ race. Many thanks to Ms Mottram, the whole day ran without a hitch. Thank you to all the staff who helped set up, run the day and pack up. Our P&C provided the lunches, snacks and fruit platters for the children. We are lucky to have such a dedicated group of parents to support our school – thank you.
Sculptures on the Green
Once again our creative students from LA 12 and 14 have submitted sculptures for our school exhibition. The standard this year was outstanding, showcasing the imagination and skills of our senior students. After visiting Sculptures by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach earlier in the year, the students were asked to complete their own sculpture under one or more of the following categories;
Deadly Circus - Circus Skills After School Club
Last year we were offered a three-year Arts Program through an organisation called The Song Room. The Song Room is a not-for-profit organisation that supports arts education for children. Whilst we already have an active and effective arts education program in school, it is a great opportunity for our children to participate in a range of different experiences. In Semester 1 2021 our Year 6 students participated in a visual arts program and in Semester 2 our Kindergarten children participated in an arts and craft program making story dolls. Our teachers also have access to an online arts resource called ‘Deadly Arts’ which features Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Culture. This semester our students in Years 3 to 6 have been participating in an afterschool circus skills club. The club operated every Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. The program will culminated in a performance on Tuesday, 14 June 2022. The performance is targeted for the parents and family members of the performers.
New Library Books from Scholastic Australia
Our Library Officer Mrs Dugandzic and her Library Monitors from Year 6, Kathryn and Saksan were very happy to unpack new books which arrived from Scholastic Australia this term.
Thanks to the support of parents ordering from Book Club and supporting the 2021 Book Fair last year, books valuing over $700 were earned as Librarian Picks from the very successful Book Fair!
As a result, there has been a fantastic range of books accessioned into the library and made available to our students. These titles include graphic novels which are extremely popular and promote the love of reading and lift literacy levels without any pain!
There are also new first level readers, middle primary chapter books of popular series and the ever popular picture books for our Kindy and Pre Primary classes.
Mrs Dugandzic would like to thank the tireless efforts of the parents of the School and P&C in supporting and manning the Book Fair by volunteering and also those who are ordering either online or by filling out the forms at the back of the Book Club catalogues.
Watch out for notifications for the 2022 Book Fair in Term 3! Once again thanks for your continued support for our School Library.
Indonesian Assembly & SD2 Liligundi Bali Sister School Fundraiser 2022
On Tuesday 13 September, we had our Indonesian assembly and Indonesian stalls for fundraising. The theme for this year was ‘Hari Rambut Gila’ or Crazy Hair Day. We successfully raised $505 for our sister school, SD2 Liligundi in Buleleng, located in northern Bali. LA1 presented a beautiful assembly item for us, recognising the importance of the timid house gecko in a song ‘Cicak di Dinding’ (Gecko on the wall). All our students with crazy hair had the opportunity to parade around the undercover area. Thank you to the staff who assisted Ibu Bain in running of the event, including Mrs Palmiero, Mrs Aim and Mrs Tancredi along with our incredible student leaders and students from LA1.
Colour Fun Run 2022
Sorry Day Assembly
On Thursday 26 May, we held our Sorry Day Assembly as part of our Reconciliation Week activities. National Sorry Day marks the anniversary of the landmark Bringing them Home Report, the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. Each year on May 26 we commemorate and acknowledge the grief, suffering and injustice experienced by the Stolen Generations and their families. The Stolen Generation flower or Native Hibiscus was chosen to symbolise the scattering of the Stolen Generations as it is found widely across Australia and is a survivor. It’s purple colour denotes compassion and spiritual healing. Our focal point for the Sorry Day assembly was the Sorry Day Reflection Garden which was planted with representations of the purple Native Hibiscus flowers created by the children. At the end of the formal part of our assembly the children gathered in circle around the Reflection Garden on the green to observe a minute of silent reflection. I would like to thank Mrs Winmar, Mrs Hayden, Ms Mottram and the Student Leaders for arranging and conducting this important observance.
2022 Eco Project - Ship Rope Garden
Coolbellup Community School was lucky to receive 30 metres of shipping rope from Fremantle Port Authority. Mr Gough, our school gardener came up with the brilliant idea of using the rope as edging for a new school garden. Year 6 is excited to being taking on the role of co-ordinating this project!
As a class, we wrote to Bunning in Bibra Lake and asked for a donation of twenty bags of succulent mix to start preparing the soil. The amazing Bree got back to us so quickly, with not only the soil we asked for, but a generous voucher to buy succulent plants.
We have also asked our school community for any shade tolerant succulent donations so that we can involve as many students as possible to be part of the planting. LA 14 are coming up with many creative planting designs. We will keep a visual diary of our project to keep everyone updated.
Our aim is to make this garden a quiet, creative Nature Cubby that all students can come in and explore!
ANZAC Ceremony 2022
Easter Bonnets 2022
Term One Reward - Water Play Day
Harmony Week 2022
The staff and students came together to celebrate Harmony Week from Monday 21 March to Friday 25 March. Everyone was invited to dress in orange on Tuesday, 22 March in celebration. It was fantastic to see the hues of orange on both teachers and students alike.
Students participated in a myriad of activities in their respective classrooms. Here are some ways our students participated in Harmony Week activities.
LA9 created beautiful lotus flowers with orange and green card.
The Kindy students celebrated Harmony Week by watching a little clip about why Harmony week is celebrated and the significance of the colour orange. The students used Google Maps to visit classmates’ family origins and shared special things they brought in from home. They read two books by Mem Fox, titled ‘Whoever you are’ and ‘I’m Australian too’.
LA1 made ‘Everyone Belongs’ bracelets which other early childhood classrooms had also made. The Year 1 students sang songs about our differences and similarities, and created unique profiles where each student shared about their families and their cultures.
Such wonderful activities throughout our school in celebration of our unique backgrounds and countries of origin. Selamat Minggu Harmoni! Happy Harmony Week everyone!
Our new playground