Beldon Briefings 4 March 2021

Issue 02

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2021 Term Dates

TERM 1: Mon 1 Feb - Thu 1 Apr

TERM 2: Mon 19 Apr - Fri 2 Jul 

TERM 3: Mon 19 Jul - Fri 24 Sep 

TERM 4: Mon 11 Oct - Thu 16 Dec

 

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DATES 

Mon 22 March
Fri 4 June
Mon 1 November

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Mon 1 March - Labour Day
Fri 2 April - Good Friday
Mon 5 April - Easter Monday 
Mon 26 April - Anzac Day
Mon 7 June - WA Day
Mon 27 September - Queens Birthday 

Event Calendar

April 2021
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SunSmart

From the Principal

Crikey, it only seems like yesterday that the school year started but here we are already over half way through Term One. Time flies when you’re having fun, so I am sure that it will whiz by for our senior students who have the Aqua Fun Day, Dockers Cup and the Year 6 Camp ahead of them. 

Everything else is on an even keel as we work with students and parents to finish a very positive and productive term over the next four weeks.  This term is only 9 weeks long with the final day being Thursday April 1 April.

Geoff Elliott
PRINCIPAL




From the Office

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY
Monday 22 March is a School Development Day and students do not attend on this day. Should you require child care, Zig Zags OSHC will be open from 6:30am.
See HERE for more information.

NOMINATIONS FOR SCHOOL BOARD – SECOND NOTICE
Our School Board has a vacancy for a parent member. The role of Board is one of setting the long-term future for the school and maintaining oversight (not management) of the implementation of the school Business Plan. It is not about running the school, but rather about providing additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcomes for students.

The Board is made up of the School Principal, parents, community members and staff, with the majority of members being parents and community members. The School Board meets at least once a Term to establish, monitor and review the strategic direction for the school. The School Board is a terrific forum in which to make a difference in your children’s schooling. For more information and a nomination form, please email the office on beldon.ps@education.wa.edu.au.

 

PARKING
Parents are asked not to park in the Staff parking areas. Parking is a challenge at our school as we frequently do not have enough spaces to accommodate those people work­ing here. The Staff parking areas are clearly sign posted and are for Staff only.

CONTRIBUTIONS, CHARGES & PERSONAL ITEMS
Financial support by parents has always played a significant role in contributing towards providing resources that support the learning experiences of our students.The continuing partnership between schools and parents is vital to ensuring that all students receive a level of education to benefit and carry them forward in today’s society.

The Beldon Primary School Board has endorsed the Contributions and Charges schedule for 2021 as per the School Education Act (1999) and Regulations (2000).

DID YOU KNOW?
Beldon Primary School has a comprehensive website full of information such as Parent Resourses, Enrolment Information, Excursion Forms and so much more.  Whenever you need to know something, be sure to check it out!
Beldonps.wa.edu.au

School News

YEAR 6 CAMP
We are pleased to offer our Year 6 students the opportunity to participate in the Year 6 Camp taking place during Week 8 later this term.

As you may already know, the camp will take place over 3 days at the unique environment of the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp. 

The Year 6 Camp provides an important educational experience for Beldon students focussing on their social, emotional and personal development. It is an opportunity for students to step out of their usual environment and try some new learning activities designed to enable them to

  • Learn skills related to a particular physical activity and be confident participants in the future.
  • Enhance their interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Improve their self-management, decision making and time management skills.
  • Learn to appreciate the outdoor environment for sustainability in the future

Once again, I commend Year 6 Camp to you as an important learning opportunity and milestone for your child. We look forward to your commitment to one of the above participation modes explained above. If you have any concerns or questions, please see Mr Cecins or Mrs George at your earliest opportunity.

NAPLAN
Online will be conducted in Term Two for students in Year Three and Five. Families will be aware that the testing program was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. It is expected that the program will go ahead with students completing assessments in Reading, Spelling, Writing, Punctuation and Grammar and Mathematics. All assessments are conducted in an online digital environment with the exclusion of the Year Three writing assessment.

HEADS UP ABOUT SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS
The school photographers will be here on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April during Week One of Term 2. Envelopes to order photographs will be sent out before the end of term.
Please ensure you return the Third Party Request form as soon as possible.



Sport Update

RUNNING CLUB
The Beldon Running Club is held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:40am - 8:30am. It is important that the children are punctual in order for the training group to warm up and commence training as a group. Please aim to arrive at 7:30am.
The Beldon Running Club is open to students from Years 3 to 6. Children who are in Years 1-2 need a parent to be responsible for them as the activities are structured for Year 3 - 6 students. The sessions will be run by Kath Brooke-Smith and myself and will involve specialised coaching focusing on a variety of running drills. Kath is a Level 2 Athletics Coach and it is a wonderful opportunity for the children to improve their running technique, fitness and agility. It is important that your child attends regularly in order for gains to be made.
It may be a good idea to pack some extra fruit for your child to eat before going into class.
Thank you for your support.

Elliot Reid
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER


SWIMMING LESSONS & AQUA FUN
Our Year 5 and 6's have just completed 2 weeks of Swimming Lessons at Mullaloo Beach, and will now have the opportunity to attend the Aqua Fun Day being held at Hillarys Marina on Friday 12 March.

The cost of the excursion has been subsidised by the school, with parents only required to contribute $5.00 per child to assist with transport. It will be a great afternoon as always, including fun, water based tabloids, prizes and giveaways. 
We have booked the shade area at the northern end of Hillarys Marina however, as all of the activities are in full sun, sunscreen and hats are essential. Children will also need to bring bathers, towel, water bottle and thongs. No food, toys or other valuables (including cameras) are to be taken.

In accordance with Education Department guidelines, we have qualified supervisors (including lifesavers) on duty throughout the day. In doing so, we will take into consideration your child’s swimming ability and implement the procedures as per the Department’s Water Based Excursion Policy.

Please return payment and the permission slip by Tuesday 9 March 2021. A copy of the form can be found HERE.

DOCKERS' CUP
The Dockers Cup Squad (Year 5 and 6 Girls) will be going on an excursion to McDonald Reserve, Padbury on Tuesday 16 March. 
During the excursion the children will compete against other schools in the Dockers Cup Australian Rules football Year 5/6 Girls competition.

Peter Williams
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

 




P&C News, Information & Events

We wish to welcome Skye Rowe-Platts as the new P&C President for Beldon Primary School in 2021.
Please see below for a list of all office bearers and minutes of the 2021 AGM.
Upcoming meeting dates can also be found HERE.

WELCOME BBQ
Please join on Friday for an afternoon of relaxed fun, and take the night off from cooking! 
Looking forward to seeing you there!





UNIFORM SHOP
The uniform shop is located in B Block, next to room B3 and is open one afternoon per week, currently Fridays from 2:30 to 3:30pm. 
Unfortunately we are still waiting for stock to arrive but we will let you know when items arrive. We also only have limited faction shirts in the smaller sizes due to the same issue.

The second hand uniform shop is back open after the school renovations. Parents/carers can access this service any time school is open, and is located in the atrium behind the Admin building (near staff carpark) Uniforms may be taken for a donation into the honesty box - all money raised goes to Beldon P&C.
Feel free to also drop off clothes that your kids have outgrown or no longer need!

If you are unable to make the uniform shop’s opening hours, order forms are available at the office or see below for the link to the current form.
 
Payment is available via EFTPOS and cash. 

Items designated on the current School Uniform Order Form constitute the dress code. 

2021 Uniform Price List

Dress Code Policy

CANTEEN ORDERS
Lunch orders are available for students in Pre-primary to Year 6 and will be supplied by Belridge Secondary College Canteen each Monday and Friday only. Unfortunately Kindergarten students are not able to participate as they have an earlier lunch break. Orders need to be placed and paid for online, at www.quickcliq.com.au by 9am of the day they are required. Lunches will be delivered to your child’s classroom. Visit www.quickcliq.com.au and choose “Sign Up” to register. 
If you are available to assist for 20 minutes in the distribution of orders on a Monday or Friday please contact the P&C. 

Canteen Menu



Community Notices

CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME ID: C10293544

A 10-cent refund will be payable on each eligible beverage container (aluminium cans, glass and plastic bottles, LPB juice and flavoured milk packs) returned to a refund point.

Scouts WA has established a new social enterprise, Scouts WA Recycling, that can help our school raise funds by providing an easy and convenient collection and refund service.
You can help, by either depositing eligible containers to our new blue recycling bins located behind the Kindy building, or using our scheme ID number when depositing at any of the four refund point depots across the Perth metropolitan area.
Putting your eligible containers in a Scouts WA Recycling bin here at Beldon PS, will ensure our school receive the refunds and reduce the volume of commercial waste removal.

Please click HERE for a list of eligible containers.

 

Heath Services

COVID SAFETY MEASURES
“We need to remain diligent during this time and I encourage you to please make sure you keep your child home if they are unwell and, if you or your child have fever, cough or cold symptoms, get tested for COVID-19. We should all continue to follow the social distancing guidelines when interacting with other parents, teachers and school staff”.
Dr Andy Robertson
CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER

FROM OUR SCHOOL HEALTH NURSE
Welcome to the new school year. My name is Andrea Zulch and I am the School Health Nurse who visits your school.

School Health Nurses work in schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of my work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program.  Additionally, the nurse can be contacted at any time throughout primary school if you have concerns about your child’s health, development or wellbeing.

School Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral. They also work in partnership with schools to support teachers in health related curriculum and can assist in the development of health care plans for students with complex and chronic health needs.The services provided are free and confidential.

Please contact me on 0409067441 or 94009500.
Email: Andrea.zulch@health.wa.gov.au

Colour blindness means that a person cannot distinguish some colours or see the colours differently to other people. Very few people who are colour blind are ‘blind’ to all colours. Commonly, the colours seen differently are greens, yellows, oranges and reds.

An information leaflet on colour blindness will be distributed to all year Pre-primary students in term 1 Please take the time to read the pamphlet.

For more information and see the Colour Blind Awareness and Support Group on http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~doverton/

If you have any concerns, colour vision testing can be performed by some general practitioners, eye specialists or optometrists. You can also contact your local Community Health Nurse Andrea Zulch.

SCHOOL ENTRY HEALTH ASSESSMENT
A reminder to Kindy parents to please return your Assessment form as screening will commence in Term two.

Zig Zags OSHC

Providing safe and fun vacation, before and after school care on school grounds.

Zig Zags OSHC provides child-led fun play whilst socialising with their friends. With time to do homework as well as craft, outdoor and interactive activities, children look forward to their care at Zig Zags OSHC. 
Weekly learning journals are available online to see how your child is developing and what they have been busy doing.
First aid, asthma and anaphylaxis trained staff are on duty at all times.
Government subsidies up to 85% may apply.

Our Opening Times are:

Before School: 6:30am – 8:40am Mon – Fri (during School Term)
After School: 3:00pm – 6:00pm Mon – Fri (during School Term)
Vacation Care: 6:30am - 6:00pm Mon - Fri (School Holidays & SDD)

We are here to help. For all enquiries please call 0421 369 516 or check out our Facebook page to see some of the fun currently being had a other Zig Zags OSHC clubs.

Email: admin@zigzagsoshc.com.au
Enrol today at: www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/enrol