Schoolzine - time to download the app
The term is coming to a close, so this is a good time to remind all our families, that from the beginning of Term 3, there will no longer be notifications coming through from Skoolbag.
Our website has been moved to Schoolzine, where you will also find all our school information. To go to the website, click on the link below.
Some of the advantages of our new website are:
- Live calendar (this enables you to click on an event/excursion, and obtain all the current information about that event/excursion, including permission forms etc)
- Online forms (eg Absentee)
- Standard information platform
To have all the school information at your fingertips, you need to download the app called SZapp. Szapp allows you to have the following information at your fingertips:
- Latest Notifications
- Latest Newsletter
- Contact details
- Old newsletters
- School Facebook page
- Forms (still being added)
Please also find below, instructions on how to install SZapp.
Materials & Services Fees 2021 - have you paid?
Thank you to those who have paid the Materials & Services Fees for your child's schooling.
Overdue invoices have been emailed out, and prompt payment of those would be appreciated.
Any unpaid fees will be lodged with the Governing Council to have them referred to debt collection.
Tricia Ritchie - Business Manager
Canteen Assistant - Position Vacancy
Our Canteen is busy and thriving. Lunch orders and daily sales have increased. The Canteen continues to provide healthy food options to our students and staff, and also caters for school events and functions.
To assist our amazing Canteen, the Canteen subcommittee has endorsed the proposal to offer a short term paid casual contract. This paid position will aim to assist Sally and Pam for up to 6 hours per week on a rotating roster.
We are seeking “Expressions of Interest” directed to Jason Munro, Principal, from anyone who is interested in this paid casual position. Applications are now open, and close at 3:00pm on Thursday 1st July.
A copy of the jobs description is available from the front office or email email@example.com.
Queries regarding this position can be directed to Jason or to myself.
Thank you for your continued support.
Tricia Ritchie - Business Manager
WPPS Beanies for sale!
Students in M7 have organised a new addition to the WPPS school uniform!
Only $15.00 each
Orders can be made via QKR by Friday, 25th June.
For further information see the attached flyer.
Megan Gregor (M7 Teacher)
As we head towards the end of Term 2, we wanted to say a big THANK YOU for your support and generosity with regards to the fundraising events we have held so far this year. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again … we couldn’t have done it without you!
Since our last newsletter, we have received a number of fundraising purchasing requests, from students, staff and parents – this is great, so please keep them coming! The support and generosity we have received from the school community has allowed us to already allocate funds towards a wide range of items. For instance, performing arts resources and equipment, flexible seating options for classrooms, plus new sandpit toys for Yard A. If you are interested in submitting a request, you can submit a request online via the Fundraising page on the new school website.
Our Winter Warmers Wine Drive was a great success – thank you to everyone who ordered a few bottles (or more!) to get you through the colder months. Your support helped us raise funds that will go towards developing a Jacaranda outdoor learning space.
Looking forward, Term 3 will see our biggest fundraising event of the year taking place – the annual WPPS Quiz Night on Saturday, 28th August. This years’ theme “Night at the Museum” will surely set the scene for a great night out! Event details will be sent out via SkoolBag/Schoolzine and there will be more information coming out over the coming weeks. (Check out our Save the Date below). Stay tuned …
Thank you again, for your support, involvement, and enthusiasm!
The WPPS Fundraising Committee
Dates to Remember …
- Monday 26th July (Week 2) – 7:00pm – Next Meeting (held in the WPPS Staff Room)
- Saturday 28th August (Week 6) – 6:30pm – WPPS Quiz Night
Please feel free to contact the WPPS Fundraising Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And don’t forget to join the WPPS Community Facebook page to stay up to date with school events!
Quiz Night - Save the Date
Just a reminder to all our families, to please be careful around our school crossings, in the car and crossing.
Marion City Band
Marion City Band is a local, not-for-profit community organisation that is sponsored by the City of
Marion. We provide music tuition and instrument hire at a low cost to people in the community
wanting to learn to play brass or percussion instruments.
Our training band, Heaven Brass, rehearses between 6 and 7pm on Tuesday nights during term time.
All ages and ability levels are welcome – this means that mum and dad can join in too!
Our training band provides a pathway into our senior bands which perform at a range of events
including the Australian National Band Championships and the Adelaide Christmas Pageant. Several
students from our program have gone on to study at the Brighton Special Interest Music Centre and
at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
For more information or to discuss enrolling in our program, please contact our musical director,
Maddy Cochrane, at email@example.com or on 0437 246 699
Mountain Biking Programs
Head for the Hills has a range of Mountain Bike programs commencing soon, including an After School Skills Program just for girls. They also have their popular Holiday Geocache Adventure, Holiday Skills Clinics and After School Skills as per usual. These programs focus on the key skills of mountain biking and will develop the students:
- Bike handling and balance
- Control and trail reading
- Technique (discipline independent)
Students will also learn about the non-practical aspects of mountain biking, including:
- Trail etiquette for shared-use networks
- Risk assessment and management skills
- Knowledge of participation opportunities
For more information, visit headforthehills.net.au