Congratulations to the Valli family for having their child's name drawn out at the last assembly and winning this amount in credit for incursions and excursions for the remainder of the year. To date 57% of Voluntary contributions have been paid. Two families have made generous donations to the school in addition to their Voluntary Contributions and we are very appreciative of their generosity.

At the Monday morning Junior Block meeting I observed an increase in the number of students who are wearing the correct school uniform, with over 90% of the Year 1 and 2 students in correct uniform.

Vale Alison Prince 

Sadly, Alison Prince, one of our long-serving teachers, passed away on Monday 16 May.

Alison who retired in July 2014 will be remembered as a very committed teacher who made a difference to many students, particularly those struggling to learn.

Since the cold weather and shorter days have arrived I have noticed an increase in children arriving late for school each morning. Arriving on time is a life skill that will greatly assist children throughout their life time.

Banners on the Terrace

Congratulations to Year 3 student Saska who won the Banner on the Terrace competition and the right to have her work reproduced into a large banner to represent the City of Albany during Local Government Week.

Enrolments are now open for kindergarten for 2017. Parents of children eligible must complete an Application for Enrolment. Application for Enrolment forms are available from the school office or you can download one below.

School Board at its Term 1 meeting accepted the Annual Report for 2015.  A summary of the school’s finances are also included. The Annual Report is also part of the Federal Government’s compliance requirements.

Choose ‘active’ toys that encourage movement and help develop skills like running, kicking, throwing and catching, such as balls, bats, tricycles/bikes and kites. When you can, involve all of the family – try walking to the park, visit a wildlife park or zoo, or play soccer in the backyard.

Welcome to Term 2. I hope everyone had a great holiday break and have returned fresh and eager to continue the learning journey commenced last term. A warm welcome is extended to our 11 new students and their families. We hope that you are made to feel welcome and find Flinders Park Primary School to be a warm, friendly and safe school where relationships are valued, developed and fostered.

Yesterday we hosted a School Development Day for over 180 primary teachers from schools in and around Albany.

This day was used by the Albany network as a professional learning day focussing on the West Australian Curriculum area of Humanities and Social Science (HASS – history, geography, economics and civics).