21st November 2018
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Bertram Primary School

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

School Sponsors

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK

Dear Parents, Carers and Community Members

It is amazing to believe that we are now halfway through Week 7 which leaves us with less than three and a half weeks to the end of this school year.  And what an action-packed three weeks they will be with assemblies, transition activities, graduation ceremonies, excursions and a range of end of year experiences.  We look forward to your on-going support as we work with the school community during this extremely busy time of the year.

2019 SCHOOL LEADERS

Yesterday I had the privilege of listening to our aspiring Student Councillors present their case for this role for next year.  Every one of them did an excellent job and they all deserve to be congratulated for their preparation and their ability to articulate their skills and abilities in this leadership role.  Today it was the aspiring House Captains’ turn who also did a great job.  The results of this election process will be announced at our presentation ceremony on Monday, 10 December.

TENNIS COURT RESURFACING

Our tennis court resurfacing program has concluded and the result is fantastic.  Our school now has a brand new surface with a range of game options for all of our children to use.  On behalf of our school community, my sincere thanks go to everyone who was involved in this project, especially our terrific P&C for their wonderful support.

MISS LAVERTY EARNS LEVEL 3 TEACHER STATUS

Our congratulations go to Miss Angela Laverty for earning Level 3 Classroom Teacher status. There is a rigorous assessment process for applicants and Miss Laverty has excelled to be awarded this status in the education community.  The primary role of the Level 3 Classroom Teacher is of an instructional nature, modeling high standards of teaching in the classroom and continually improving professional teaching practice.  Miss Laverty’s Level 3 Classroom Teacher status will be presented at a function held by the Level 3 Classroom Teacher Association next month.

PARENTING TIPS

Family Routines and why they work?

Routines are how families organise themselves to get things done, spend time together and have fun. Every family has its own unique routines. Routines help family members know who should do what, when, in what order and how often.  For example, your family might have:

  • daily routines for work and school mornings, bath time, bedtime, mealtimes, greetings, and goodbyes
  • weekly routines for housework, like washing and cleaning
  • other routines involving holidays and extended family get-togethers.

Family life is often smoother with a few routines, but there’s more to routines than this.  Routines also let your children know what’s important to your family. For example, really special routines are sometimes called rituals. These can help strengthen your shared beliefs and values and build a sense of belonging and togetherness in your family.

Wishing everyone a wonderful fortnight!!

Kind regards

 

Craig Ashby

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

BUSHFIRE SEASON UPDATES 

In a bushfire every five minutes counts especially your next five minutes.

Bushfires are unpredictable and happen every year. The single biggest killer is indecision. To survive a bushfire, you must be prepared to make your own decisions.

If you live near bush, even in a Metropolitan area, bushfire is a real threat to you and your family.

Taking five minutes to have a Fire Chat with your household and answering 3 simple questions could save your life.

https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/firechat/documents/downloads/safer-places-in-a-bushfire-dfes-bushfire-fact-sheet.pdf

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER


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 

Friday

Community Chat

NOVEMBER

 

Thursday 22nd

Kombat Archery – School Based Activity LA 11,12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 33, 34, 35 and 36

Thursday 22nd

Pop Up Book Sale

Friday 23rd

Pop Up Book Sale

Friday 23rd

2019 Genius Bar Election Panel

Friday 23rd

Pop Up Book Sale

Friday 23rd

K – 6 Disco

Monday 26th

Pop Up Book Sale

Monday 26th

P&C Meeting

Monday 26th

Special Interest Program LA 1, 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 33, 34, 35 & 36

Wednesday 28th

Senior Assembly LA 33 and 36

Wednesday 28th

RAC Little Legends - School Based Activity LA 7, 8, 15, 30, 31 and 35

Wednesday 28th

Kindy 2019 – Come and Try Day 2

Thursday 29th

RAC Little Legends – School Based Activity LA 3, 4, 20, 37 and 38

Thursday 29th

Thank you Afternoon Tea

Friday 30th

RAC Little Legends – School Based Activity LA 1, 2, 13 and 40

DECEMBER

 

Monday 3rd

2019 Student Councillor Presentations and Vote

Monday 3rd

School Board Meeting

Tuesday 4th

2019 House Captain Presentation and Vote

Tuesday 4th

Sport Awards & Choir Presentation

Tuesday 4th

Bertie Book Worm Afternoon Tea

Wednesday 5th

Excursion to Ace Cinemas LA 1, 2, 5 and 6

Thursday 6th

Genius Bar Excursion to Apple Store

Friday 7th

Year 6 Graduation Assembly

Monday 10th

Junior and Senior Presentation Assemblies

Tuesday 11th

RAC Little Legends - School Based Activity LA 5, 6, 9, 11, 15, 16, 19, 21, 26, 27, 29,  33, 36 and 39

Tuesday11th

Pierre Ulrich’s Magic Show LA 3, 4, 37, 38, 39 and 40

Thursday 13th

LAST DAY OF TERM 4

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019

Monday 4th February

Term 1 Commences

Friday 1st March

School Development Day

Monday 4th March

Labour Day Public Holiday

Friday 12th April

Term 1 Ends

Monday 29th April

Term 2 Commences

Monday 3rd June

W.A. Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 4th June

School Development Day

Friday 5th July

Term 2 Ends

Monday 22nd July

Term 3 Commences

Friday 27th September

Term 3 Ends

Monday 14th October

School Development Day

Tuesday 15th October

Term 4 Commences

Thursday 19th December

Term 4 Ends


 
Bertram