During Week 2, Aboriginal Artist, Scott Rathman, came to WPPS to host a workshop with a selected group of 30 students. He worked with them through the idea of iconography, and how prevalent this is in Aboriginal art. Every student was asked to identify how they felt connected to our school, and they then designed an icon to represent this connection. From the wonderful designs created by our students, Scott was then able to create the beautiful mural that you can now see on the shed in Yard B. Below is the explanation of his design and its representation:
“The mural represents how friendship, with both staff and students, gives the children of WPPS a sense of belonging within our Westbourne Park community. In the middle of the artwork is a gathering place with children sitting together. In the centre of this is a student designed symbol that represents friendship, and how it creates a sense of being listened to and heard at school. The two additional symbols represent that friendships nurture us as we grow, and that our friendships help us to find our own voice. This has been linked with Aboriginal peoples connection to Country, and shows them coming together to create an overall sense of belonging.”
Well done to all students involved in the design process! Thank you very much to the Fundraising Committee who were able to raise the funds for this wonderful piece of art.
Kirsten Hatswell - J2 Teacher
Wakakirri has started wonderfully, and the 90+ kids that have signed on are already well on their way to telling a great story. This year the theme is ‘monkey’, and we are retelling Jumanji. We have a host of different animals, characters and some very clued-in backstage crew. Wakakirri will be presented in week 2 or term 3.
Festival of Music choir has begun and our 25 choristers have 13 new songs to learn, including 6 commissioned songs by the South Australian composer Glyn Lehmann. On Tuesday we had a special visit from Cathy in Festival head office, and 40 students from McLaren Vale Primary School. We had a sing through the repertoire, and our kids did an amazing job. The Festival of Music performance will be in week 8 or 9 of term 3.
Junior choir has also started well, with many year 1-4 students rehearsing on Wednesdays at lunchtime and learning our first set of songs. Sisi ni moja, Rockstar and some Disney.
Materials & Services Fees
Just a reminder regarding payment of the school fees.
Payment can be made by QKR, Bpoint, credit card, cheque or via the Front Office using one of the following options.
Full Payment of $410.00 by Thursday, 25th March 2021.
Payment of $210.00 by Thursday, 25th March 2020 & remaining $200.00 by Thursday, 27th May 2021.
Monthly Direct Debit by Instalment (Arrangements can be made directly with Finance by Thursday, 25th March 2021).
School Card needs to be applied for each year. This is a Government funded subsidy for families on low incomes. Eligibility is based on 2019-2020 taxable income. It has increased this year. Families with 1 child with a gross income of $60,867 may now be eligible. Any amount above the School Card Grant is a voluntary contribution only and not legally binding.
If you plan to apply for School Card, please do not pay the Materials & Services Fee until you have been advised whether you have been approved or not.
Forestville Hockey Club, located at the Goodwood Oval complex, Fairfax Street, Millswood, is running a development program ‘Hookin2Hockey’ (for 5 - 10-year-old children) program in February, and holding a Family Day in March to welcome new and returning junior players to the season. You don't need to have played hockey before, to participate in the 2021 hockey season. Hookin2Hockey is Hockey Australia’s National Junior program designed to give girls and boys the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends all while beginning their lifelong love of hockey! It is a 7 Week program beginning on Sunday, 21 February 2021, 9-10am. Go to www.hookin2hockey.com.au enter your postcode and select the Forestville program to register. Forestville Family Day is an opportunity for new and returning players to come together at our clubrooms in Millswood, register interest in the 2021 season, find out more information about the club and participate in a fun game of hockey, with optional BBQ catered by Africola available. Cost to attend is free. Please join us on Sunday, 14 March 2021, 10:00am - 12:00noon atForestville Hockey Club, located at the Goodwood Oval complex, Fairfax Street, Millswood. Want a come-and-try hockey opportunity or just want to find out some more information about playing hockey at Forestville? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Michael Wiese on 0408 159 539.