There is great excitement this week with students having the opportunity to visit the P&C Father’s Day Stall. If your child misses out or if they want a last minute gift the stall which is located in the Activity Area between LA 1, 2, 5 & 6 will be open on Friday afternoon after school. Thanks to the volunteers from the P&C who donate their time to provide this and many other opportunities for our students.
The annual P&C Quiz Night was held on Friday, Week 5 and a great night was had by all! Thank you to all the volunteers who ran the night and also those who put in many hours leading up to the event, planning and securing prizes and sponsorship and to Mr Myers and Miss Campbell for giving up their Friday night to be markers.
The success of a Quiz Night relies heavily on the generosity of sponsors. Thank you to the following companies for their support:
- Emma Deans Accounting & Tax
- AC Cooling Services
- Hilton Plumbing
- Bankwest, Spearwood
- Hidden Gem Beauty
- Team Bremner
- B Sparkz Electrics
We are now into our second session of Interm Swimming Lessons, just when the winter weather has returned! Please ensure you send something warm for your child to wear back to school on the bus and label their goggles and other personal items. Mr Myers and Mr Edmonds were very proud of the first group for displaying their FRREE behaviours at the pool and I am sure the second group will also represent Bertram with pride.
Every Monday morning is iPad free before school. From when your child arrives at school until class time they can go to the Exploratorium to read or play with the construction materials or participate in physical activities. For the rest of Term 3 Mr Myers will have Athletics Club on the oval every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 8:00am – 8:20am. This will replace Runners Club until after the House Carnival on Friday, October 19th. Please be aware our House Carnival has moved to Term 4 this year. Mr Myers and Miss Campbell would love to hear from you if you can help out on the day.
We wish Miss Cheong and the Senior Choir good luck with their WA Government Schools Music Society (WAGSMS) performance at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre this Friday. Parents, please remember to sign your child out before you leave at the end of the performance.
It has been rewarding to see some new faces at Community Chat this term. Last week Jessi cooked with the parents, showing them how to make a Bertram Burger (meat or eggplant) with more nutritional value and for less cost than the fast food versions. At this Friday’s Community Chat the Calista Child and Parent Centre will be talking about the range of FREE services they offer including playgroups, early parenting programs and workshops as well as services provided by their child health nurse and speech therapist. Morning tea is provided and children are welcome under your supervision.
The next School Board meeting on Monday, September 3rd is the annual open meeting where members of the school community are welcome to attend to learn more about the workings of the School Board. I encourage you to come along to this meeting from 3:00pm – 4:30pm in the staffroom.
On Wednesday, September 5th Anthony Eisentrager from Federation for Educational Digital Development (FEDD) will be presenting a parent session on Project #DQEveryChild, a global initiative to provide free high quality education for children aged 8-12 years to learn the 8 core Digital Citizenship skills. Parents and interested community members are encouraged to attend this session at 6:00pm in the staffroom. A light supper will be served.
Week 10 is going to be an extremely busy one! Due to swimming lessons and Year 6 Camp, our Book Fair, Book Parade and Open Night are all in Week 10 this year and the last day of term, September 21st is our first RU OK Day. A parent expo is planned for the end of the day to provide information about the many organisations and resources available to support mental health. Please watch out for more information about all these events.
Whole school and cohort notices are uploaded to SeeSaw every Monday afternoon – although this has been a little disrupted during swimming. Please make a habit of checking your child’s SeeSaw account to ensure you know what is happening at Bertram Primary School.
Parent engagement in education is about parents and carers, schools and communities working together to ensure that every parent can play a positive role in their child’s learning, school community, sport, and social life.
Parents and families play an important role in supporting their child’s education. Research has shown that when schools and families work together, children do better, stay in school longer, are more engaged with their school work, go to school more regularly, behave better, and have better social skills. Parent engagement also results in longer term economic, social and emotional benefits.
You might like take a few minutes to look at the information provided by Australian Government about Parent Engagement in Children’s Learning.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
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