Dear Parents, Carers and Community Members
Welcome to Term 4. I am delighted to report that we have had a very smooth start to the term and I thank everyone for making me feel so welcome.
I trust that all of our families have had a wonderful holiday and are now ready for the start of a new and engaging school term. We have returned to a very well presented school campus and my thanks go to our cleaning and gardening teams for their work over the holidays.
Term 4 is offering a wide range of educational activities for our students that currently include:
- House Athletics Carnival
- Interschool Athletics Carnival
- Kindy orientation days
- A wide range of incursions and excursions
- Class assemblies
- Year 6 graduation activities
- Parent workshops
- P&C Carol night
SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY
Our School Development Day on Monday was a fantastic start to the term for our staff and we engaged in a range of professional learning that included Kagan strategies, Maths, Science and English learnings and a workshop focussing on the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework.
My sincere thanks go to Mrs Weir, the leadership group and our staff presenters for enabling such an engaging and rewarding day for all of our school staff.
We have had correspondence from the City of Kwinana expressing serious concern regarding parents and carers parking in an inappropriate manner which are causing high road safety risks. These have included:
- Restricted safe intersection sight distance, stopping sight distance and entering sight distance at the Trusty Way and Moombaki Avenue intersections and around the horizontal curve;
- Restricted pedestrian safe crossing sight distance for pedestrians clearly sighting approaching vehicles and vehicles sighting crossing pedestrians;
- Informal pedestrian crossing location;
- Entering and exiting traffic movements in reverse from the verge and restricted sight distance due to vehicles parked closely beside each other;
- Partial obstructions to pedestrian footpath;
- Faulty infrastructure from vehicle damage, (signs were noted damaged and on an angle that could injure pedestrians).
We would like to remind all parents and carers that the safety of our children and all community members is our highest priority and that everyone is asked to follow the appropriate signage and the rules of the road.
Wishing everyone the best for a highly successful Term 4.
PBS MESSAGE OF THE FORTNIGHT
BERTRAM PRIMARY SCHOOL – SCHOOL BOARD
Community Representative Nominations
The Bertram Primary School Board plays an important part in establishing the directions of the school, endorsing the school budget and evaluating school performance.
The Board membership has representatives from across the school community, including parents, teachers and community members.
There are vacancies for FOUR community representatives on the School Board.
Community representatives are appointed for a TWO year tenure.
Meetings of the School Board are held once per term on a Monday afternoon. Other meetings are called from time to time.
Any community representative interested in nominating for the available positions is asked to complete the nomination form and return it to the front office by 4:00pm on Monday, 26th November 2018.
Nomination forms are available for collection from the front office.
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