RRHAN Training for all Volunteers

A new Responding to Abuse and Neglect Training is now available.

All volunteers are required to to update their training by 31st December, 2021.

The course is now called:

Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect - Education and Care (RRHAN-EC).

Information regarding this is attached.

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Remembrance Day Memorial Service 2021

On Wednesday, 10th November, the students of M4 presented a moving and thoughtful memorial service for Remembrance Day.

Once again, we need to thank the 10/27th Battalion for supporting the school.

Many thanks to the guest speaker, Lt Matt Zovi who spoke about the comradeship and importance of Remembrance Day.

Musician Michael Bampton played the last post and the revele which was inspiring.

Carolyn Powers, the local member for Elder also spoke to the students about empathy and the importance to remember the fallen.  

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Fundraising News!

Wow, what a busy start to Term 4!

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who attended the WPPS Quiz Night 2021 on Saturday evening, and also to those who supported our Online Auction from home.

Thanks to ticket sales, games and activities, auction bids and other generous monetary donations, we raised more than $10,000 that will go towards improving our school facilities! Such an incredible outcome to come from a fun-filled event. Nights like these do not go ahead without considerable forward planning and support from school families and our community.

A special mention must go to our amazing Quiz Master Steve for his time and efforts on the night – he did an excellent job keeping the event rolling along smoothly, with plenty of extra fun between those quiz rounds. Thank you Steve!

We would also like to specifically acknowledge and thank our school community parents, families and local businesses, for their generous donations to our Quiz Night and Online Auction (A full list is attached). Please note that every endeavour is made to recognise and acknowledge all donations received. If your donation is not listed in the attached document, please contact the front office and it will be added immediately.

All of our Quiz Night attendees out-did themselves in terms of costumes, props and decorations – what an extremely creative bunch of people the WPPS school community are! From dinosaurs to bugs to fairy floss, Dolly Parton to Freddie Mercury to Amelia Earheart, cowboys to Romans to cavemen - this year’s Quiz Night saw it all … and then some! And with only 2 points separating third and first place, it was a very close competition. But in the end, the lucky winners to take home the trophy were ……. Wax On Wax Off!  A big congratulations to you all! And congratulations must also go to the winners of the “Best Dressed Team” ……. Quizzical Artefacts!

Please note that items purchased from the Online Auction are available for collection from the Front Office. Payment will need to be made prior to or at collection - EFT preferred.

What a night it was – thank you again to everyone involved!

But there’s no time to rest this term … The WPPS Colour Run has now been posponed due to bad weather.  It will now be held on Wednesday, 17th November down at the school oval. The students will be making their way through different obstacles, all the while getting covered in bright and wonderful colours! All funds raised will go towards upgrades to the Marlborough building (including a larger Performing Arts area).

To donate, simply head to www.gofundme.com/f/wpps-colour-run-2021. Remember to include the student’s CLASS you are supporting, as the students are also competing to be the class who raise the highest average per child. The top 3 classes across the school will be announced as soon as the final figures are calculated!

  • 1st Prize - Class pizza party, fairy floss and the opportunity to SLIME JASON and other members of staff during a whole school assembly.
  • 2nd Prize - Class pizza party and fairy floss.
  • 3rd Prize - Fairy floss class party.

As always, we thank you for your support and generosity – especially during this very busy time of year!

The WPPS Fundraising Committee

Dates to Remember …

Thursday 11th November (Week 5) – 1:30pm – Colour Run

Monday 22nd November (Week 7) – 7:00pm – Next Meeting (held in the WPPS Staff Room)

Please feel free to contact the WPPS Fundraising Committee at wppsfundraise@gmail.com.

And don’t forget to join the WPPS Community Facebook page to stay up to date with school events! (Please remember to answer the questions!!)

2021 Quiz Night

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School Banking Update

The last day for School Banking at WPPS this term will be Thursday, 2nd December. 

The last day to order banking rewards will be Thursday 18th November. If you are currently eligible for a reward you can drop your reward slip into the school office any time before then, or with your deposit on the 18th.

There will be no school banking in 2022.

A message from the Commonwealth Bank

For 90 years, our School Banking program has helped children learn about money, reinforced the importance of regular savings and provided structure for parents to support their children to save.

Though the program continues to have strong support from schools, parents and teachers, recent decisions by some state and territory governments because of a review by the corporate regulator mean we are unable to continue providing programs in schools, and we have had to make a difficult decision to close our School Banking program for all government and non-government schools across the country.

Our School Banking program was established in 1931 at a time when having a bank account was not commonplace, and since then we have helped more than 15 million Australians take their first financial steps. This would not have been possible without the wonderful support we have received from schools like yours, including all the parents and volunteers, and for this we are deeply grateful. Thank you.

Even though this is a sad time, School Banking has taught so many young Australians, past and present, the value of money and we believe this should be celebrated. We have created a place for you to share your stories, fondest memories and lessons learnt through the program. To share your story and access our financial education resources, please visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking 

Even though the CommBank School Banking program will not be returning to your school after this year, you can continue to make deposits into your child’s Youthsaver account through online transfers or at any CommBank branch. If you need further information please phone 132 221 or visit your local CommBank branch.

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Australian Army visits M4

On the 28/10/21, Lieutenant Matt Zovi from the 10/27th battalion visited our classroom to talk about his work in the Australian Army. We learnt that he is an engineer. He showed us some of his gear and his field packs for when he goes out field or employed overseas.

Lieutenant Zovi also answered some questions like where did you start his training in the Army and he replied with the school of military engineering in Sydney. His favourite part about engineering in the army was blowing stuff up and to making new bridges and buildings.

Lieutenant Matt Zovi will be at the Remembrance Day assembly on Wednesday 10th of November he will be the guest speaker along with musician Michael Bampton.

SCR Sienna and Xavier

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Bike Ed

This term, the year 5 students have been participating in the Way to go Bike Ed program which is endorsed by Bike SA, the RAA and the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure promoting a safer, greener and more active travel.

The students had the opportunity to have free lessons starting with a free bike roadworthiness check by the RAA. They have been learning about road rules, safety and cycling skills. The lessons have been strengthening the student’s awareness and confidence of cycling out on the road from using the correct hand signals to understanding road signs. The final lessons the students’ ventured out on to local roads. Hopefully we will see more students ride to school.

Josie Brown - Bike Ed Coordinator

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Playgroup at WPPS

On Tuesday, 12th of October, we held our very first Playgroup session.

It ran from 9.15-10.30 and catered for ages from 0-4 yrs.

We were ably assisted by Chloe D, Lucy and Cassie from M7, who played a variety of games with all the children. Activities included craft, indoor soccer, construction, puzzles and puppet play. For new families to our school community, this a lovely way to get to know people and to see what our school is all about.

If you would like to be involved or know of anyone who would like to attend our Playgroup on a Tuesday morning, feel free to ring us on 8271 7430 and we will add your names to our list.

Cleo de Gouw and Kerry Hammond

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What is happening in the library in Term 4?

Not only will we be reading and discovering new books filled with exciting stories and magical places, but Wednesdays we will be drawing; learn to draw something new or come draw whatever you feel like on the table together with everybody else and make one BIG picture. On Thursdays we will make and create something new.

There are still too many water damaged books being returned to the library, students need to be aware that those books will have to be replaced from now on.

Book Fair is on again in Week 3, start saving your pocket money! It starts on Thursday 28 October and ends on Tuesday 2 November, before and after school.

Week 7 will be the last week of borrowing for the year.

Week 8 borrowed books will have to be returned and it will be the last chance to finish the story to find out if all will end well in your adventure.

Return all your books in week 8 and your name will go into a draw for a prize, and no, it is not a book!!!

Week 9 will be stocktaking of all books

Unfortunately, students will not be able to borrow books over this long holiday as too many books are forgotten and lost during this time.

Thank you

Have a great Term 4!!!

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Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming to our school again!

Save your pocket money for the novelty pens, pencils and erasers or a poster for your room.

Start early with books for the long holiday.

When: Thursday, 28 October, Friday, 29 October, Monday, 1 November and Tuesday, 2 November

             Before and after school in the Library, Discovery Room.

Visit the Book Fair and your name will go into the draw for some goodies!!

Roelien Pistorius -  Library Manager

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Poppies for Remembrance Day

Poppies are for sale (50c) in week 5, 8th - 10th November outside the school Library. All proceeds will go to the Return Soldiers League.

Josie Brown M4

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Fundraising News

Term 4 … can you believe it?! And what a busy term it’s going to be!

The WPPS Quiz Night 2021 is fast approaching, happening on Saturday, 6th November – which always promises to be a great night out for our school community! Things will be done a little differently this year, with an Online Auction running in conjunction with the Quiz Night itself. This means that everybody will get the chance to bid on some fantastic auction items. For those attending the Quiz Night, there will be the usual fun games and activities, the chance to really show off those costumes PLUS access to some exciting bonus “Quiz Night Only” auction items on the night itself!

Separate information regarding ticket sales, COVID restrictions and the Online Auction has been sent out via Schoolzine, so please make sure you have received it.

As mentioned, we are actively seeking donations of goods and services from our school and local business communities. We are very grateful for all donations, so if you have something you would like to donate (or have any questions), please contact wppsfundraise@gmail.com or simply drop off at the Front Office. Thank you!

Next up, it is the kid’s turn for a huge day of FUN when the Colour Run takes place on Thursday, 11th November at 1:30pm – we will be raising funds for upgrades to the Marlborough building, including a larger Performing Arts space! We will be hoping to raise over $20,000.

The Colour Run will be an awesome and messy afternoon where students will weave and wind through different obstacles, all while being covered in bright and wonderful colours! We hope to have all students participate and pending COVID restrictions, we also hope to have parent spectators to watch all the fun.

All students will receive rainbow sweatbands, a headband and coloured glasses to wear on the day. Please send your child in a white t-shirt ready to be coloured!

To make donations please go to our Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/wpps-colour-run-2021

As well as raising money for a fantastic, upgraded learning space, students are competing to be the class who raises the highest average per child. The top 3 classes across the school will win a prize –

  • 1st Prize - Class pizza party, fairy floss and the opportunity to SLIME JASON and other members of staff during a whole school assembly.
  • 2nd Prize - Class pizza party and fairy floss.
  • 3rd Prize - Fairy floss class party.

Once again, we thank you for your support, involvement, and enthusiasm!

The WPPS Fundraising Committee

Dates to Remember …

  • Monday 18th October (Week 2) – 7:00pm – Next Meeting (held in the WPPS Staff Room)
  • Saturday 6th November (Week 4) – 6:30pm – WPPS Quiz Night
  • Thursday 11th November (Week 5) – 1:30pm – Colour Run

Please feel free to contact the WPPS Fundraising Committee at wppsfundraise@gmail.com.

And don’t forget to join the WPPS Community Facebook page to stay up to date with school events! (Don't forget to answer those questions)

WPPS Fundraising Committee

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Student Achievments

Congratulations to Vivian W on winning 1st place of Level 3 Senior in 2021 Rhythmic Gymnastics State Championship yesterday.

Mark Wahlqvist Award 2021

We had 16 entries for the Mark Wahlqvist Awards this year. Students created a visual representation of their favourite book. There were drawings, paintings, computer generated drawings, collages, diorama, posters and a CD story telling of the books. Everybody made beautiful creations to illustrate their favourite book.

Thank you to the judges who had the difficult task to decide on the winners. The Reception/Year 1 winner was Remi Y, Year 2/3 winner was Lyla H, Year 4/5 winner was Emily Y, Year 6/7 winner was Frankie C, and the overall winner was Ayodhya H.

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who entered, you all did a fantastic job! 

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Buzz off Fruit Fly!

This week M9 was lucky enough to have the Minister for Education, Hon. John Gardner and the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Hon. David Basham visit our classroom to launch a Fruit Fly resource.

“Buzz off Fruit Fly” explores the impact of fruit fly in your own home garden and offers practical tips such as how to identify fruit flies and the importance of putting fruit in green bins rather than composting. M9 were very excited to be involved in the resource launch and would love for everyone to keep an eye out for the book and the bins! 

Tilly Skeates - Class Teacher

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Carolyn Powers visits Westbourne Park

The classes of M4 and M7 have been learning about the different levels of government in Australia.

On Wednesday, 15th September, the State Member of Parliament for the seat of Elder, Carolyn Power, came to Westbourne Primary School to educate the classes of M4 and M7 on the importance of parliament and how it functions.

Carolyn Powers came in to teach us about parliament, we learnt that parliament is a very complicated thing, and that we can make a difference by doing one small thing to impact in what we are trying to do. Carolyn Powers started parliament in 2018, she is in the liberal party and she takes care of Westbourne park, Clarence park etc. She is a very good role model for us students and most of us year 5’s at the end of the presentations wanted to make a change and join parliament when we are older. Sienna

In HASS recently we have been learning about how parliament functions in Australia on Wednesday we had a visit from Ms Powers member for Elder. Some of the things that I most enjoyed about Ms Powers visit were when we formed two parties and had a mock debate over, we should have Wednesdays of school the answer from the do classes was a definite Yes! Later some questions were asked about parliament from some students, some interesting questions were. “Why is there a blood line in the house of Assembly but not the Legislative council?” and other similar questions. I think our class had a lot of fun as I certainly did. Xavier

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Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy me heartys......On Wednesday, 22nd September (Week 10), we will be having a thematic casual day.  We will be encourageing our students and staff to dress and talk like a pirate for the day...ARRRggh.

1 piece of gold (gold coin donation) is all we arrrrrrrrrsk you to bring.  All money raised will be donated to the Salvation Army.

From yourrrrr Student Executive Team

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