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ALBANY PRIMARY SCHOOL Proudly an Independent Public School Suffolk Street, Albany WA 6330 | Phone 9842 7400 |Absent Phone 0438 978 463 Website www.albanyprimary.wa.edu.au | Email [email protected] From the Principal’s Desk Welcome Back! I hope everyone managed to have some quality time with family and friends over the holiday period. Our students and staff are all refreshed and rejuvenated, and ready for a busy Term 4. There is a lot on our planner for the term and before we know it the next holidays will be here again. Rottnest Camp Next week many of our Year 6 students will be attending a camp at Rottnest. A lot of planning and preparation has gone into the camp during the year, and the excitement is at an all-time high. In particular, the students have been learning Bike Education to enable them to ride safely and maintain their bikes whilst they are on the island. We wish them all a great week of activities, and look forward to hearing about their adventures when they return. Uniforms Thank you to all families who consistently send their children to school in our uniform. It is lovely walking around seeing our students proudly wearing the APS colours. However, there are a few students not wearing the correct uniform. Please see our lovely ladies in the uniform shop or go through our school website to order online if you need to. Now is a great time to be prepared before the Term 1 beginning of the year rush. NEWSLETTER. Volume 17 UP & COMING EVENTS WEEK 1 18 October Instrumental Music Tour WEEK 2 21 October – 25 October Rottnest Camp (Year 6) WEEK 3 28 October Year 3 Firefighters visit P&C Meeting 7pm 30 October Year 6 National Assessment Program for Civics and Citizenship 9.00am WEEK 4 4 November 800+ Jumps, Throws School Board Mtg 7pm 5 November (Spare) Jumps, Throws 6 November APS Athletics Carnival 7 November (Spare) APS Athletics Carnival 8 November – SHOW DAY – PUPIL FREE DAY
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ALBANY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Proudly an Independent Public School Suffolk Street, Albany WA 6330 | Phone 9842 7400 |Absent Phone 0438 978 463 Website www.albanyprimary.wa.edu.au | Email [email protected]

From the Principal’s Desk

Welcome Back! I hope everyone managed to have some

quality time with family and friends over the holiday

period. Our students and staff are all refreshed and

rejuvenated, and ready for a busy Term 4. There is a lot on

our planner for the term and before we know it the next

holidays will be here again.

Rottnest Camp

Next week many of our Year 6 students will be attending a camp at Rottnest. A lot of planning and preparation has gone into the camp during the year, and the excitement is at an all-time high. In particular, the students have been learning Bike Education to enable them to ride safely and maintain their bikes whilst they are on the island. We wish them all a great week of activities, and look forward to hearing about their adventures when they return.

Uniforms

Thank you to all families who consistently send their children to school in our

uniform. It is lovely walking around seeing our students proudly wearing the APS

colours.

However, there are a few students not

wearing the correct uniform. Please see our

lovely ladies in the uniform shop or go

through our school website to order online

if you need to.

Now is a great time to be prepared before

the Term 1 beginning of the year rush.

NEWSLETTER. Volume 17

UP & COMING EVENTS

WEEK 1

18 October

Instrumental Music Tour

WEEK 2

21 October – 25 October

Rottnest Camp (Year 6)

WEEK 3

28 October

Year 3 Firefighters visit

P&C Meeting 7pm

30 October

Year 6 National Assessment

Program for Civics and

Citizenship 9.00am

WEEK 4

4 November

800+ Jumps, Throws

School Board Mtg 7pm

5 November

(Spare) Jumps, Throws

6 November

APS Athletics Carnival

7 November

(Spare) APS Athletics Carnival

8 November – SHOW DAY – PUPIL

FREE DAY

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Attendance

I’m sure I don’t need to remind parents and caregivers about the importance of regular attendance at school, and the

strong link between regular attendance and positive outcomes across all academic and social/emotional areas of a

child’s development.

As with many schools, attendance is a priority at Albany Primary School. We have revised our Attendance Policy and

Procedures as a part of this. One strategy we are using is to send a letter home should there be any unexplained

absences for your child. Please complete this letter and return it to us, as it is important that we know why students

have been absent.

Absences include family holidays or vacations taken during term time. This is not supported by the Department of

Education and we encourage holidays to be taken during a school holiday break. Absences for holidays will be included

in your child’s attendance percentage on their reports.

Ms Cathy Willis

Principal

Congratulations to all of our Honour Certificate Recipients and Rise Stars

HONOUR CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS

ROOM JUNIOR ROOM SENIOR

2 Bayden

Annabelle 15

Evie-Rose Zeek

3 Charlie Isabel Amber

16 Daisy Jake

4 Charlotte

Luke 17

Callam Cate

5 Yunal

Jacinta 18

Nicholas Jack

6 Jake

Emily 20

Angus Shaelin

7 Annie

Kadeisha 21

Makenzie-Sue Peri

8 Grace

Hamish 22

Grace Coby

9 Liam Rosa

23 Jakob

Declan

13 Tayla

Ameleah

LOTE Isabelle Izayah

SCIENCE Ella

Scott

Rosilee Ryan

Fletcher Angel Jobe Angel

Sophie Marlon Ede Declan

Monique Hendo Seumas

RISE Stars

The next RISE Reward day is…

Friday 15 November – 10 minutes extra recess!! Keep working hard to be a part of this reward.

Voluntary Contributions

It is never too late to pay your outstanding Voluntary Contributions. It is $65 per student, or if you are unsure of the balance for your child/ren please ask our friendly

office staff. Thank you!

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Board Bits Term 4 is upon us and as we all know it will be Christmas before too long! The Board has two meetings planned for this term, where we will continue to review the key targets of the business plan and consult with the Principal as we move forward into 2020.

One of our very valued members Julie Brooks will be

leaving the Board as a parent member, as her last child

will be finishing up at Albany Primary School (APS) at the

end of this year. Julie’s position will therefore become

vacant as at the end of 2019, and soon we will be calling

for nominations for the remainder of her tenure. Please

consider nominating yourself as a parent member.

More details will follow later this term however feel free

to contact Cathy Willis (Principal) or myself if you would

like any more information.

This term the Board members will be telling you a bit

more about who we are and what we see as being our

role on the Board. We hope this helps you to recognise

us whilst we are out and about in the school community,

so that you can ask us any questions you might have.

This week we will introduce Julie Brooks and myself

Caroline Cameron.

Caroline Cameron - In Term 1 of this year I

was elected Chair of the newly formed

School Board. The year so far has brought

its challenges and changes with the

resignation of Jayde Hewson and the

election of Cathy Willis. In the interim the

Board was under the guidance of Reece Smith. My role

as the Chair has enabled me to work very closely with

these three different leaders. The Board meetings have

seen a clear focus on the key business plan targets and

allowed a forum for two-way communication between

the Principal and Board members. This has enabled a

wide range of opinions to be brought to the table and

feedback given. I have enjoyed hearing what the

community has to offer and then feeding this back to

both the Principal and Board. I hope that I will continue

to be a ‘voice’ for the wider community. My role has

taught me so much about the ‘behind the scenes’ of our

school and its community and I hope that in the

remainder of my tenure I will continue to serve APS and

the community to the best of my ability. I would love to

hear what you have to say so if you have any ideas,

concerns, or feedback please feel free to stop and have

a chat at school, and I will happily feed these back to the

Board and the Principal as required.

I have been fortunate enough with my 4 children, to

have been part of the APS community for 13 years. In

this time, I have been involved in many school events

and held various roles on the P&C. I am a passionate

and energetic person and believe in achieving the best

possible outcome of all students.

Julie Brooks - In 2018, I decided to run

for the School Board and thanks to

the school community (you) I was

lucky enough to be elected. I made

the decision to apply because I have

an interest in governance, wanted a

new challenge and think it’s

important for the wider school community to have a

voice. I have enjoyed the challenges and knowledge I

have gained from being part of the APS School Board.

As this is my last term, I strongly encourage anyone

who’s interested in joining the board to speak to a board

member, formal qualifications are not required.

The next School Board Meeting is at 7pm on 4

November.

IMSS Primary School Music Tour On Friday 18 October The Combined Primary Schools String Ensemble will perform at three

local primary schools. These performances will provide the students with an opportunity to

display the musical pieces they have been working on this year, as well as promote the IMSS

program. Good luck to all students participating in the tour.

Albany Show Day Remember that Friday 8 November is Show Day, and

will be a Pupil Free Day at Albany Primary School.

Please plan accordingly.

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Out And About At A.P.S

Abbie and Sadie waiting at the bus stop during Travel Smart Bus

Week in Week 9

The Munda Biddi Bike Ride 2019 - what a great day!

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Community News and Events Please note notices appearing below are not necessarily endorsed by the school. We provide this space for community

groups to advertise to the school community. It is up to parents to scrutinise the activity and organisers for their child.

To register your attendance or find out more, please email Rikki Dunstall

([email protected]) by Wednesday 23rd October 2019.

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Community News and Events Please note notices appearing below are not necessarily endorsed by the school. We provide this space for community

groups to advertise to the school community. It is up to parents to scrutinise the activity and organisers for their child.


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