24th October 2018
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Bertram Primary School

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

School Sponsors

 

Dear Parents, Carers and Community Members

ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Last Friday’s Inter House Athletics Carnival was a wonderful community event for our school.  Our children were magnificent and participated in a brilliant fashion demonstrating high skill level and great teamwork.  Our thanks go to all parents, carers and community members who assisted on the day.

Our congratulations and sincere thanks also go to Mr Myers, Ms Campbell, Mrs Finnis, Ms Timoko and our school staff in leading and managing this successful school event.  The Interschool Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday, 02 November at Wellard Oval.

EARLY ARRIVALS / LATE LEAVERS

We have a number of children who are arriving very early at school and not attending the before school care.  This is a supervision issue for us and we ask that students do not arrive at school before 8.00am unless there is a specific reason.

We also have a significant number of children who are being picked up quite late at the end of the school day.  We also ask that all children be collected as promptly as possible.  Your assistance in cooperating with these requests is genuinely appreciated.

COMMUNITY CHAT

A reminder to all parents and carers that our Community Chat sessions continue on Friday morning and this week’s session will be an opportunity to discuss NAPLAN.  All school community members are invited to attend and be a part of this conversation.

P&C MEETING

Our P&C are meeting tonight at 7.00pm in our staff room.  A proactive P&C Association is integral to all schools and it provides a great opportunity for parents and carers to be involved with our school.  Agenda items for tonight’s meeting include:

  • Principal’s report
  • Tennis court update
  • P&C car park
  • Fundraising opportunities
  • Family photo shoots

I encourage all parents to consider attending tonight.

WEEK 3 PARENTING TIP

UNDERSTANDING SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN: THE BASICS

At school, your child is busy learning and making friends. This includes trying to understand the rules of life, learning about manners, values and what’s right and wrong, and finding role models like teachers and other trusted grown-ups.

At the same time, your child’s brain is developing rapidly, bringing increased emotional maturity, social skills, and thinking abilities.  Even with all these new influences, your home life and family relationships are still the biggest influence on your child’s development. Your relationship might change a little bit because you’re spending less time together – your child might even prefer a wave to a public kiss goodbye – but your job as a parent is just as important as ever.

Wishing everyone a wonderful fortnight!!

Kind regards

Craig Ashby

Principal

 

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.

 

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/how-do-i-keep-informed-dfes-bushfire-fact-sheet.pdf

 

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

 

OCTOBER

 

Wednesday 24th

P&C Meeting

Thursday 25th

1, 2, 3 Magic Workshop

Friday 26th

Community Chat - NAPLAN

Wednesday 31st

Year 6 Transition to Gilmore College

Wednesday 31st

Senior Assembly LA 5 and 6

NOVEMBER

 

Thursday 1st

1, 2, 3 Magic Workshop

Thursday 1st

KSSA Interschool Athletics Carnival – Day 1

Friday 2nd

KSSA Interschool Athletics Carnival – Day 2

Wednesday, 7th

Excursion to Scitech LA 33, 34, 35 and 36

Thursday 8th

1, 2, 3 Magic Workshop

Thursday 8th

Kindy 2019 Picnic

Friday 9th

Perth Symphony Orchestra  school based activity

Wednesday 14th

Junior Assembly LA 27 and 31

Monday 19th

Special Interest Program Year 3/4, 4/5, 5/6

Tuesday 20th

Pop Up Book Sale

Wednesday 21st

Kindy 2019 – Come and Try Day 1

Wednesday 21st

Pop Up Book Sale

Thursday 22nd

Pop Up Book Sale

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 Year 3/4, 4/5, 5/6

Wednesday 28th

Senior Assembly LA 33 and 36

Wednesday 28th

Kindy 2019 – Come and Try Day 2

Thursday 29th

Thank you Afternoon Tea

DECEMBER

 

Monday 3rd

School Board Meeting

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

Thursday 13th

LAST DAY OF TERM 4

 


 
Bertram