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).

Its fantastic to see our students enjoying healthy lunches. To enable lunch time to run smoothly please ensure lunches are in suitable containers that your child can open and seal on their own. Please also send forks and spoons if required as the school is unable to provide these. Unfortunately heating of food is also unavailable.

Here are some healthy suggestions for students to add to student lunchboxes.

Our students in years 3 and 5 will join thousands of students across the nation participating in the annual National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy in Week 3 from Tuesday 10 May.

World’s Greatest Shave for Leukaemia

Zane’s efforts to fundraise for leukaemia motivated one of his class mates, Amelia, to take part in the fundraising and have her head shaved. After persuading her father that she wanted to go through with the shave, her family got behind her and helped her to fundraise an amazing $1150.40.