Term 4 Week 9

Message from Trish Ryder 2017 is almost at an end and once again it will be time to say goodbye to our Year 6s as they head off to high school and their next adventure. At Kalamunda Primary they have studied Bahasa Indonesia and in 2018 some of them may continue with Indonesian and others may choose another language. No matter which language students study, learning another language fosters their ability to think and reflect about the workings of language, to develop mental flexibility and problem solving strategies and develops cultural awareness with understanding of another country and respect for differences. It can open doors to many employment opportunities in areas of government, education, business, tourism, travel, law, engineering, medicine and law.


Indonesia is our closest neighbour and many families from our school holiday in Bali. Each island in Indonesia has its own language but the national language is Bahasa Indonesia which all the students in Indonesia study. For anyone travelling to Indonesia (as long as Mt Agung doesn’t erupt!) I have a small pamphlet which may be of use. It gives some common phrases and vocabulary to use, places to visit, activities for children and websites. I have already handed this pamphlet out to students when they have told me they are going to Indonesia but parents are welcome to come to the library to get a pamphlet from me and have a look at our Indonesian classroom. To all of our school community “Selamat Hari Natal dan Tahun Baru.” ( Happy Christmas and New Year) Trish Ryder Indonesian teacher.

Room 11 Assembly The Year 1's in Room 11 were so excited to perform a play at last week's Assembly called 'The Year Santa Claus got Mixed Up'. Luckily, the Mythical Creatures (Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Sandman, Cupid and EVEN the Grinch) were available to help save the day. We loved the audience participating in our play. A very Merry Christmas to everyone from Room 11.

Pre-Primary Excursion- Caversham Wildlife Park Yesterday the Pre-Primary students went to Caversham Wildlife Park to celebrate our Australia theme this term. We had a fabulous day looking, touching and feeding some native animals as well as learning all about animals and their role on a farm. We had an absolute ball and thank you to our parent helpers that came along too! Miss Nash and Miss Charteris

Academic Excellence Awards Congratulations to four of our outstanding students that were invited by Kalamunda SHS to participate in the Academic Excellence program in year five and six. Each year Kalamunda SHS ask us to nominate the top performers in year three based on testing and report grades. They then use this data to choose and invite outstanding students into the program. It is a very competitive process and high credit to these four amazing young ladies.

Congratulations to Kate Jozus-Leitane, Olivia Barrable, Lilly Ajduk and Tilda Bennett

Fire Truck visit Rooms Senior 2 and 15 have been learning about fire safety and were lucky enough to have a visit from the local Kalamunda Fire and Rescue brigade. There was plenty of fun to be had but there were also some important messages which were delivered, including: *To know and practise your fire escape plan in the event of a structure fire *How to safely exit a building on fire *Understanding how fire is a tool and not a toy

Not here for 2018? Please let the office know if you are not going to be here next year.

Library news All library books need to be returned to school this week. Please help your child find their book and return it on their library day this week.

Student Requirements List 2018 Don’t forget your requirements for next year, including your Soundwaves books.

Uniform Shop 2018 All online orders to be placed by 12pm Monday 29/1/18 for collection on Tuesday 30/1/18 between 12pm and 2pm. (orders placed after 12pm 29/1/18 will be ready for collection on Wednesday 31/1/18). Door sales Tuesday 30th January 2018 –9am to 2pm.

Nature Play Stage 2 The stage 2 nature playground is coming along nicely, but we’re in need of wood and rocks. If you have any wood suitable for building around your house that you don’t need, or any unwanted rock, we’d love to have it so we can continue building the playground. Contact Andrew at [email protected]

End of Term Fun All students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 are invited to participate in a bit of fun Monday 11th December. Classes will be invite to the oval after lunch to get wet on 3 inflatables water slides and have a jump on a bouncy castles. Students will be required to bring swimwear including rash vests, hat, towel, bag for wet clothes, sunscreen and lots of water to drink. School uniforms will need to be worn for the rest of the day. If you would not like your child to participate please let the class teacher know.

Christmas Concert and Book Awards evening Date: Tomorrow Thursday 7th December 2017 Time: Years K,1,2,3,4,5,6 students meet in undercover area at 4:45pm ready for a 5pm start Pre Primary students meet in classrooms at 4:45pm ready for a 5pm start Kindy and Pre Primary students to be collected by their parents at the end of their songs Where: Undercover Area Bring: Your own seating—rugs to the front of the audience, chairs to the back Coffee: The Coffee Van will be attending from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Costumes Kindy

Jingle Bells Red Clothes


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Green and Red Clothes

Rm 11 & 12

Midnight Feast Medley Bright Primary colours

Rm 10 , 9 & 8

Lion Sleeps Tonight Green with Bling

Rm 14 & 15

Rock “N” Roll Blues 1950s style. Blues brothers look

S4 & S3

Christmas on the Station Aussie out back – flannel shirts, Broad Brimmed hats, Blue singlet

S2 & S1

So This is Christmas White shirts with Christmas Bling

Merit Certificate Winners

Stars of the Week

Sharing A Hills Christmas 2017 There is a box outside the office ready for your donations. The items are being collected this Friday on 8th December 2017 so please make sure you have placed your donations in the box before this date. Needed pantry items: Christmas puddings, bon bons, Christmas cakes, tinned meat and tinned veges, coffee and tea, cool drinks, lollies, chips etc, nuts, custard, long life cream and milk, fruit mince pies, stuffing, tinned fruit, cordial, biscuits, ribbon and money to purchase bulk items. Needed gift items for adults, teenagers and children: Talcum powder, biscuits, chocolates, soaps, tea towels, notepaper, makeup, books, games, toys (new).

Important Dates Term 4 Term 4 Week 9 Thursday 7 December Christmas Concert and Book Awards Term 4 Week 10 Tuesday 12 December Graduation Wednesday 13 December Year 6 Outing Thursday 14 December final day Term 4 Thursday 14 December Year 6 Final Assembly First Day 2018 Wednesday 31 January Swimming P-6 starts Term 1 Week 2. Notes home Week 1.

Absent Students Absentee Text Line 0437 315 238 or Skoolbag App Please inform the school by 9.00am

Bank Details School Contributions and excursion payments can be made by bank transfer. Please make sure your family name is shown and what the money is for. BSB: 066 112 Account Number: 101 261 65

Kalamunda Primary School Contact Details 32 Heath Road Kalamunda WA 6076 Phone: 9257 1233 Email: [email protected] kalamundaps.blogspot.com.au Absentee text line: 0437 316 238 or Skoolbag App

Community Information Board Canteen Manager Vacancy Kalamunda Senior High School The Kalamunda Senior High School P&C is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, innovative and dedicated Canteen Manager to lead the School’s canteen operations. To be successful you will have a passion for food and a belief in the power of nutrition to fuel student's learning to assist them to reach their full potential. We are seeking a new Canteen Manager to start in January 2018 and take the canteen into the future. For background details email [email protected]



Applications close 5:00 pm Friday 15th December 2017


Term 4 Week 9nopics.pdf

Contact Andrew at [email protected]iinet.net.au. Uniform Shop 2018. All online orders to be placed by 12pm Monday 29/1/18 for. collection on Tuesday 30/1/18 between 12pm and 2pm. (orders placed after 12pm 29/1/18 will be ready for collection on. Wednesday 31/1/18). Door sales Tuesday 30th January 2018 –9am to 2pm.

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