15th August 2018
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Bertram Primary School

  • Address:
  • Champion Drive
  • Bertram
  • WA, 6167

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The Bertram Bandicoots braved chilly conditions to compete in the Interschool Cross Country Carnival at Thomas Oval in Week 3. Mr Myers and Miss Campbell reported the team’s behaviour was amazing and they finished 4th overall. Well done to all those runners who represented Bertram Primary so well.

This year The Smith Family invited Bertram Primary to participate in the Young ICT Explorers program. Young ICT Explorers is a non-profit competition created to encourage school students to create their best ICT related projects. Students in teams submitted their design ideas to the organisers and all of their proposals were accepted, meaning all Bertram teams will have the opportunity to present their project to a judging panel of academia, industry partners and ICT professionals at Edith Cowan University on September 15th. Each project will be assessed on the criteria of creativity, uniqueness, quality, level of difficulty and project documentation. Mr Redman and the teams will be working hard to ensure their projects are finished and ready to be presented in time for judging.

We have had a busy but successful start to swimming lessons this week and the feedback from the pool is our students have been displaying their Bertram FRREE behaviours. Due to swimming there will be some timetable changes over the next four weeks so your child’s routine may be disrupted to some extent. Swimming always generates a large amount of lost property so please try to follow up the next day if your child comes home without a piece of clothing or any other item.

Pancake Wednesdays continue to break their own record for number of pancakes served each week. It has been a fantastic support to have families assisting staff each week. Remember, you don’t need to make a regular commitment, just let Jessi Penney in the kitchen know when you are available.

It was both pleasing and surprising to see so many people at the last P&C Meeting given it was such a cold, miserable night. Joining the P&C is a great way to support the school and meet new people. There are many ways you can get involved depending on your interests and availability. The P&C is currently fundraising for the resurfacing of the tennis/basketball courts. We are looking forward to the Quiz Night this Friday being a great success. Timetables will be out soon for the P&C Father’s Day Stall which will be held in Week 7.

Community Chat is held in the staffroom every Friday morning. A range of topics have been selected to introduce parents to the WA Curriculum and to show how they can support their child’s progress. Last Friday Mrs Awasthi introduced parents to a range of Maths games and they had the opportunity to make a Maths game and take it home. This Friday Mrs Slade will be getting creative and introducing parents to the Arts curriculum. A light morning tea is provided and children are welcome under your supervision. Please consider including Community Chat into your Friday morning plans. If you have suggestions for sessions please talk to Mrs Hargreaves or Mrs Stott.

The senior choir has a busy couple of weeks ahead with rehearsals and performances. Please be sure you are aware of timelines and key dates. This Friday a select group of Year 6 choir members will have the opportunity to join the audience to listen to choirs from other schools perform at One Big Voice at Perth Arena. This will give them the chance to learn and develop from the performance of others.

Seesaw is an effective way for parents and the school to communicate and for children to share their achievements with their families. To ensure information is being received by as many families as possible, whole school and cohort alerts are being uploaded every Monday afternoon. Please check Seesaw on Monday evenings to see what is happening at school.

Next Friday we need to submit our expected student numbers for 2019. If you will not be returning to Bertram Primary next year please let the front office know or email bertram.ps@education.wa.edu.au as a matter of urgency. If your child is currently in kindy, please return their pre-primary form if they will be remaining at Bertram next year with your proof of residence.

A new Facebook group has been set up for students enrolled at Bertram for kindy 2019 – search Bertram Primary School Kindy 2019 and request to join. Information about upcoming transition events and how you can help prepare your child for kindy will be shared through this page.

We still have a couple of spaces in our new kindy class. If you have a child born between 1st July 203 and 30th June 2014 who is not attending kindy, please come in and enrol them.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

 

Jane Weir

Principal

 

PBS MESSAGE OF THE FORTNIGHT

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

REGULAR EVENTS

Monday

Primary Music Institute (PMI) Keyboard

Monday

School Instrumental Music (SIM) Clarinet

Wednesday

School Banking

Wednesday

Primary Music Institute (PMI) Guitar

Wednesday

School Instrumental Music (SIM) Guitar 

 

AUGUST

 

Friday 17th

Community Chat

Friday 17th

LA 40 – Excursion to Darius Wells Library

Friday 17th

One Big Voice Matinee Performance – Senior Choir members

Friday 17th

P&C Quiz Night

Monday 20th

Swimming Group 1  - Week 2

Monday 20th

Senior Choir Students – Massed Choir Festival Rehearsal

Tuesday 21st

LA 39 – Excursion to Darius Wells Library

Wednesday 22nd

Senior Assembly – LA 11 & 12

Thursday 23rd

Year 6 Growth and Development

Friday 24th

Community Chat

Monday 27th

Swimming Group 2 – Week 1

Tuesday 28th

P&C Father’s Day Stall

Wednesday 29th

P&C Father’s Day Stall

Friday 31st

WAGSMS – Choir Performance

Friday 31st

Community Chat

Friday 31st

P&C Father’s Day Stall

SEPTEMBER

 

Monday 3rd

Swimming Group 2 – Week 2

Monday 3rd

P&C Meeting 8.45am

Wednesday 5th

Junior Assembly – LA 7, 8 & 9

Friday 7th

Community Chat

Tuesday 11th

Excursion to Cicerello’s Fremantle LA 17.1, 18.1, 41.1

Tuesday 11th

Year 6 Camp

Wednesday 12th

Book Fair

Wednesday 12th

Year 6 Camp

Wednesday 12th

Year 6 Day Trip to Kerem Adventure Camp

Thursday 13th

Book Fair

Thursday 13th

Year 6 Camp

Friday 14th

Book Fair

Friday 14th

Year 6 Camp

Friday 14th

Community Chat

Friday 14th

Excursion to Cicerello’s Fremantle LA 17.2, 18.2, 41.2

Monday 17th

Book Fair

Tuesday 18th

Book Week Parade

Tuesday 18th

Book Fair

Wednesday 19th

Senior Assembly  LA 5 & 6

Wednesday 19th

Open Night

Wednesday 19th

Book Fair

Thursday 20th

Senior Choir Students – Massed Choir Festival Rehearsal

Friday 21st

Community Chat

Friday 21st

Senior Choir Students – Massed Choir Festival Performance

Friday 21st

Last Day of Term 3


 
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