Dear Parents, Carers and Community Members
INTERSCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
Last Thursday and Friday our interschool team competed at the KSSA Interschool Athletics Carnival. This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to participate at this level where they excelled and went on to win the outright school shield. My congratulations go to every student who participated and our sincere thanks go to Mr Myers, Ms Campbell and Ms Timoko for their wonderful efforts in preparing and supporting our students during this event. We would also like to thank the wonderful band of parent helpers who assisted our team across the two days.
PERTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
This Friday we are lucky to have an upper assembly group incursion to our school from the Perth Symphony Orchestra. This will be in the undercover area beginning at 11.45am. Our sincere thanks go to Ms Cheong for coordinating this opportunity for our children.
BASKETBALL COURT RESURFACING
Please note that our basketball courts are being upgraded and will be out of action next week commencing on Monday, 12 November. This project is being jointly funded by the school, Tennis Australia and our P&C Association. Our sincere thanks go to the P&C for their on-going support of our school.
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 hear from our guest speaker on essential oils and natural solutions for healthy living. All school community members are invited to attend and be a part of this conversation.
WEEK 5 PARENTING TIP – ABOUT BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT
Behaviour management is about guiding your child’s behaviour so that they learns the appropriate way to behave.
A positive and constructive approach is often the best way to guide your child’s behaviour. This means giving your child attention when he behaves well, rather than just punishing him when he does something you don’t like. But it’s normal for children to behave in challenging ways at different stages and in particular situations. So trying to understand your child’s behaviour is an important step in managing it. This way you can choose a reliable behaviour management option that’s well matched to the causes of your child’s behaviour.
If you use behaviour management strategies at the same time as you nurture strong family relationships, you’re well on your way to helping your child learn about appropriate behaviour
Wishing everyone a wonderful fortnight!!
PBS MESSAGE OF THE FORTNIGHT
Thank you to all the parents that are managing their bookings online, we have had so much positive feedback.
If your child is absent for a session, please make sure that you mark this on the portal so that a ‘No Show’ fee is not charged. This also eliminates you having to text or email the service.
As the weather is heating up please remind your child/children to bring a hat to the afternoon sessions as we provide a stimulating outside program and the children enjoy the great outdoors.
Term 4 Themes
This term we are focussing on weekly themes that relate to our Community.
We have had a visit from Hope Valley Fire Brigade who visited the children with a tanker and a 4×4. The children had a very informative session with four of the Firefighters, they handled some of the apparatus and squirted the powerful water hoses.
The children will also have a visit from the Police and Paramedics from ‘St John Ambulance’.
Pupil Free Day
Friday 14th December is the start of the school holidays and our service will provide care. This is not located on our Christmas program and will run as a ‘Pupil Free Day’ which can be found on the iParent portal. We will provide all meals on this day.
Christmas Vacation Care
This program has been sent to all families via email on 2nd November which highlights our incursions, excursions and theme days. All meals for the day are provided and bookings are made via the iParent portal.
Company Christmas Closure
The service will be closed from Monday 24th December 2018 and will re-open on Monday 7th January 2019.
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.