Monday, 3 December 2018

Graduation Evening

Congratulations to all Year Six students on their successful Graduation evening. All the students sang beautifully and acted responsibly throughout the presentations. The graduation song 'This is me" was a highlight for parents and staff.

 Congratulations to Isabella who was awarded the Citizenship Award.

 Congratulations to Toby who was awarded one of the Science Awards.

Darling Range Learning Community Presentation Evening

On Thursday 22nd November we had the presentations for our Citizenship Portfolios and 'My School Rules' competition. 

Congratulations to the members of the 'My School Rules' team who contributed to our school winning this year. 

Congratulations to all students who submitted a portfolio and project. Our three finalists, Shreya, Jacob and Isabella all received an 'Honourable mention' certificate, due to the high quality of their portfolios and projects although they were not one of the overall winners from all the schools on the evening.

Congratulations to Isabella from Room 11 for her terrific work on her citizenship portfolio and project.
Lesmurdie SHS Transition 

On Monday of Week Seven the students enjoyed an opportunity to attend Lesmurdie SHS as the last part of their transition to high school. Most students are now feeling confident and more prepared for next year with the chance to see how a high school works.

The students loved the chance to use the Bunsen Burners during a Science lesson.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Super Scientist Term 4

Throughout Week 6, students are required to present an information based on a Science concept, as part of our whole school Super Scientist Competition. This presentation should be no longer than 6(six) minutes in length. The main purpose of the presentation is to explain the science. Please be prepared early as we will be fitting in presentations around swimming.
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 Your presentation will be assessed on:

·         the accuracy of the science content,
·         how clear your explanation is in your powerpoint
·        the detail and research shown in your background knowledge
·         your use of scientific language
·         your presentation and showmanship
·         your speaking skills
·         that you demonstrate engagement with the audience

Presentation Timetable Week 6

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Merit Certificate and Literacy Pro certificate Winners

Congratulations to James, Keagan and Naznin on earning a merit certificate at our Senior Assembly on 9th November. 

Congratulations also to the Literacy Pro certificate winners at the last assembly. Keep up the good reading.

Kalgoorlie Camp

Another terrific camp this year. The students loved all the activities and some of them have definitely got the 'gold' bug'.                             

We found out lots about the history of Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie and how the gold rush affected the growth of our state. It was great to visit the Kalgoorlie & Boulder Town Halls to see what government looks like in real life and fits well with our work on Civics and Citizenship.


Mostly we all enjoyed spending time with our peers. A highlight for most students was the trip to the Super Pit and prospecting for gold. 

Arts Festival

We had a fabulous evening at the Arts Festival in Week 3. It was great to see the work done by our talented students in the Art Room. A big thanks to Ms Randall for preparing all the work to make a real exhibition of their skills.
The activities from other arts areas were fantastic: dancing, acting (in Italian), choir, guitar and circus performance. We hope you all enjoyed this wonderful occasion.

SIMS Guitar students

Senior students showing their dance skills

Italian Play with the three ugly step-sisters

Monday, 26 November 2018

Interschools Numero Competition

We had a wonderful day on Friday of Week Two for those students in the Numero Team. We got to play one of our favourite games all day with card playing and challenges. The 'scramble' was also very popular. 

Thank you to my helpers on the day - McKenna, Paige, Isabella and Jalen from Room 11.

Congratulations to Toby and Jackson, members of the Wattle Grove Equalisers team, they came 2nd in our heat and narrowly missed out on a berth in the Grand Final. Congratulations also go to Halle whose team Wattle Grove Numerators came 6th on the day.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Term 4 Student Representatives

Congratulations to all the new Student Representatives for Term Four. 

Special mention to Trey, Jessica, Merrick, Daniel & Jalen from Room 11. The reps are learning about their new duties and have already held a School Council Meeting and assembly. I look forward to working with the team this term.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Welcome to Term Four

This is the final term at primary school for our Year Six students. Lots of things are happening this term. We start off with dancing, then camp and swimming. Portfolios have been submitted and students are now preparing for Super Scientists. We are heading towards graduation at a rate of knots whilst continuing to prepare students for high school. I encourage students to use these last weeks well and keep up with all the learning taking place.

We have a Pre-Service teacher, Mr Attwood in the class from Week 2 to Week 7. The students got to know him last term and are now enjoying many learning activities with Mr Attwood in charge. 

Please enjoy a preview of our dancing from lessons at the beginning of term. We certainly have some excellent dancers in our class. I'm really looking forward to the Graduation evening where we can all show off our skills.

Jive - American spin


Friday, 21 September 2018

Learning Journey

A big thank you to all those parents who were able to attend the Learning Journey on Tuesday of Week Ten. The students loved explaining about activities that happen in the class and letting you know what they have learned. I noticed many students teaching Numero to their parents - a game we love in our class which is helping us build up our mental maths strategies.

Test books should have gone home after the Learning Journey. Could I remind parents to sign their child's test book and get them returned to school as soon as possible.

Interschools Carnival

On Friday of week 9 those students selected to represent our school participated in the interschools carnival. There were many individual examples of excellence in sport with several students winning championship or runner up champions in their division. Wattle Grove were the overall winners for the carnival. Thank you to Mr Sherlock and Mrs Oliver for their organisation and also Mr Williams, Mr Querios and Mrs Kelly for being assistants with the set up and helping me during the day.

Year 5 Champion Girl -Ruby
Year 5 Runner up Champion Boy - Shawn

Runner up Champion Boy - Samuel

Life Education Van

At the beginning of Week Eight students attended the Life Education Van for some information on smoking (part of our Health program). The students were really engaged with the topic and have found out lots of facts about smoking and cigarettes.