Author Archives: Bannister Creek Primary School

2017 Athletics Carnival

We had perfect weather for our Athletics Carnival on Friday 8th September and it was great to have so many families supporting the event. We were proud of the high level of participation and effort shown by our students.
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the event. Mrs. Rowland’s organization of the competition was superb. Thank you to Mr. Rick Jaworski, our school gardener, for his support and marking the oval.
Thank you to the parents, grandparents and community members who arrived early in the morning to help staff with setting up the bays and for their assistance throughout the day.
A special thank you to the P&C for serving food and organizing lunches.

Final Results 2017:
1st Blue 2314
2nd Red 1916
3rd Gold 1896
4th Green 1813

P & C News

Father’s Day Stall:

The annual Father’s Day Stall will be held on Thursday 31st August. Remember to send some
money with your child so that they can purchase a gift for the special dad, grandad, uncle or other special man in their life.

Father’s Day Raffle:

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets for your chance to win a fabulous prize. The following raffles are available:
1. Dad’s Time Raffle
2. City Getaway Raffle
3. Sports Raffle
4. Food Glorious Food Raffle
5. Fun for the Whole Family Raffle
All raffle entries and money are due on Thursday 31st August, before the start of school. Please include your name, phone number and the number of the raffle you wish to enter on the ticket stub. Extra tickets are available from the Front Office. The raffle will be drawn Thursday afternoon and winners will be notified if their child is not at school.

Faction Athletics Carnival:

We will be holding a Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall at the carnival on Friday 8th
September and need volunteers to assist. If you are able to spare an hour or two, please head to the following website and choose your own time slot.
Funds raised will go towards the construction of the Junior Nature Play Area.
If you are able to donate any cakes, biscuits, slices etc. for the cake stall, please drop these off to Egret Block wet area on the morning of the carnival. Please indicate if your donation contains any ingredient that may cause an allergic reaction e.g. nuts, eggs, gluten etc.


The P&C have faction coloured wrist bands ($2.50ea) and drink bottles ($5.00ea) for sale. These will be available outside the Library from Monday 4th September to Friday 8th September – 8:15 to 9:00 am. There is a limited amount of each product so ‘first in best dressed’.
I look forward to seeing you all at the carnival.
If you have any queries regarding the P&C, please contact me.
Kind regards
Alicia, P&C Association President

Canteen News

Thank you to all my wonderful volunteers: Sara, Vanessa, Ros, Jodie & Kerry.

The Monday Special for the next fortnight (Weeks 7&8) is Tuna Bake.
We are in desperate need of volunteers, particularly on Fridays. If you are able to spare any time at all, please come and see me in the canteen.
Jelly & fruit cups have been taken off the menu as WASCA has deemed them a RED item, therefore they can no longer be sold in WA school canteens.
The Canteen will be open for the Faction Athletics Carnival on Friday 8th September. Please note that only the preordered special lunch menu items will be available. Order forms were sent home and are due in this Friday 1st September, if you didn’t receive one you can get a copy from the Front Office or the Canteen.
Sausage sizzles can be pre-ordered, but the P&C will also be selling them throughout the day, along with yummy treats on the cake stall.
Thank you for all your support,
Georgina, Canteen Manager


2017 NAPLAN Results

Individual Year 3 and 5 student reports were sent home last Friday. In all five
areas tested, Bannister Creek students performed above the West Australian
and Australian mean. We are showing an improvement trend and performing
above Like Schools in all areas. These are pleasing results that reflect our
commitment to excellence in education and meet our Business Plan targets.
On Tuesday 12th September, 7:00-7:30pm, we will be conducting a parent
session, presenting an overview of our 2017 NAPLAN results. If you are able to
attend, please RSVP to the Front Office on 9350 9588 or via Skoolbag. For
more information on your individual child’s results, please contact class

Open Night

Parents and carers are invited to attend our Parent Open Night on Thursday,
14th September from 5:00 to 6:30pm. Children will share with parents the
wonderful learning they have been doing in their classrooms. A sausage sizzle
will be available. This will be manned by the team from Helping Hands, with
proceeds going to the development of the Early Childhood grounds. We hope to
see all families represented at this whole school event.
As a special highlight, our library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair which
will be open on Parent Night. Students will pre-view the books during school
time and bring home a wish list. This is a great opportunity for families to view
and purchase quality books at reasonable prices.

P & C News


At the end of Term 2, the P&C held a school disco and introduced the dragonfly cafe. The disco was a huge success and enjoyed by all. The Dragonfly Cafe was the P&C’s pop up cafe which offered parents a place to relax and wait for their children. The Dragonfly Cafe will make its next appearance at the sports carnival this term.
We would like to thank Chestmore Sounds and Top Cut Butchers who kindly
donated their time and produce for the disco. As a school community, we raised
close to $3000! I would like to thank you you all for your time, help and support.


We are asking all students to collect as many silver coins as possible and place them into the container in their classroom. Each classroom will be trying to collect as many coins as they can. The class who raises the highest amount will win a fabulous prize!
The challenge will begin on Monday 24th July & finish on Friday, 4th August. The winning classroom will be announced at the assembly on Wednesday 9th August, so start collecting and good luck!


The Buzz Bar Canteen has received a revamp with a fabulous new look logo, menu & signage. I would like to thank Lucy Boyce & Adam Connelly who made this happen.
Alicia, P&C Association President


This term, we have a new look menu with some slight changes including some necessary price increases. We are also introducing our ‘Monday Specials’, exciting and delicious menu items available for 2 Mondays in a row (these items will change every two weeks and cost $4). ‘Stuffed Spuds’ will be available for Weeks 2 & 3. You should have received a new menu along with the list of ‘Monday Specials’ at the end of last term. If not, please click here.
LOL’s are no longer available, there will be a new alternative called Glee, which like LOL’s are 99% fruit juice that is carbonated and comes in a can. The flavours are: Tropical, Blackcurrant and Raspberry. As well as the new look menu, we have a new look canteen with a fantastic looking sign and menu boards, not to mention the groovy aprons and hats to match. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.
Thank you for all your support
Georgina, Canteen Manager

School Lapathon

We have raised $9777.00 – an amazing effort! Thank you to everyone who supported our school! It doesn’t matter how much you raised, $1 or $1000, you are all winners and have helped us purchase laptop headphones for Years 4 to 6, robotic devices for the school and to complete Stage 2 of our Junior Nature Play Area. A fantastic bonus for our school! At the next assembly, Wednesday 26th July, students who ran the most laps will be recognised and incentive prizes will be presented to the highest fundraisers.

School News – End of Term Two

Next week promises a fitting end to what has been a busy and productive Term.

  • Student Semester One reports will be sent home on Tuesday 27th June.
  • On Wednesday, Room 11 will host our NAIDOC assembly followed by all classes planting native plants in the Moort Boodja (Family Garden), Noongar Seasons Trail.
  • On Thursday, all students in Years 1 to 6 who have strived for their best and followed our Code of Conduct will be rewarded with a tabloid, multi aged group Maths activity session.
  • We will end the term with a Fun Friday Wacky Hair Day, a Student Councillor charity fundraiser.

Please note that Term 3 commences on Tuesday 18th July.


Our goal was to raise $8,000 and to date we have raised $9000.00 – an amazing effort! Thank you to everyone who supported our school! It doesn’t matter how much you raised, $1 or $1000, you are all winners and have helped us purchase laptop headphones for Years 4 to 6, robotic devices for the school and to complete Stage 2 of our Junior Nature Play Area. A fantastic bonus for our school!
At the first assembly in Term 3, Wednesday 26th July, students who ran the most laps will be recognised and incentive prizes will be presented to the highest fundraisers.

Naming our Faction Survey:

Thank you to the 24 parents who responded to our survey. All Year 3 to 6 students were also surveyed. 52% of parents and 68% of students voted for the River names option:
Green – Swan
Red – Canning
Blue – Bickley
Gold – Avon
Our School Board has unanimously endorsed the names and directed that they will be introduced in 2018 to celebrate the School’s 10th anniversary.

P & C News


The disco will be held this Friday 23rd June in the School Undercover Area. Tickets will be available at the door, $5 per child.

Session times are as follows: 

Kindy/Pre-Primary: 4:00 to 5:00pm  Years1-3: 5:30 to 7:00pm  Years 4-6: 7:30 to 9:00pm

There will be items and treats to purchase on the night at the canteen, so remember to send your child with some money. Parents are welcomed to stay in the Undercover Area with their child or to go and relax while they wait at the Dragonfly Cafe. The Dragonfly Cafe is a pop up cafe where parents can relax and socialise. There will be tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, cakes & biscuits. The cafe will also be selling sausage sizzles and slushies (to be consumed outside only). You can purchase these for yourself, or your child, before or after their session. Hope to see you all there !!!!!!


During Weeks 2 & 3 next term, we are holding a Silver Change Bucket Fundraiser. A coin bucket will be placed in each classroom, students are asked to collect as many silver coins as they can and put them into their room’s bucket. This will be a competition between classes to see who can raise the most money, the winning classroom will receive a wonderful prize. Start collecting those silver coins ready for our Term 3 challenge!


We are seeking a volunteer to take on the role of P&C Treasurer in 2018. The Treasurer is part of the Executive Committee and is in charge of the Association’s financial affairs, including all invoicing, payments, payroll, tax statements etc. The new volunteer needs to have book keeping experience. By nominating now, the new volunteer will have the remaining 2 terms of 2017 to work with the current Treasurer and ‘learn the ropes’. If you are interested, please email me at [email protected]. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me on 0427 342 029 or email [email protected].  Every question or concern will be treated with confidentiality & professionalism. I, along with the other Committee Members, would like to thank all of the staff, parents and school community who have donated their time, goods, services and efforts in supporting us through Terms 1 & 2.

Alicia Brown, P&C Association President


Thank you to all my wonderful volunteers this fortnight: Ros, Sara, Vanessa, Dianne, Jodie, and Kerry. We always welcome new volunteers, if you are able to spare some time to help out in the canteen, please come in and see me or give me a call, there’s plenty of room left on next term’s roster. There will be a new look Canteen Menu for Term 3 with some slight changes. Also commencing in Term 3 are our ‘Monday Specials!!’ These will be exciting and delicious menu items available for 2 Mondays in a row (these items will change every two weeks). Hot beef and gravy rolls will be available for Weeks 1 & 2 of next term, YUM!! The list of specials, along with the new menu, will be handed out next week. On the last day of term, Friday 30th June, our End of Term treat will be a Hotdog and a Poptop for $5. Please return the order form, with payment, to the P&C Box in the Front Office or to the Canteen by Wednesday 28th June. Please Note: LOL drinks are no longer available. Look out for the new option next term. Have a great holiday, I look forward to seeing your smiling faces in Term 3.

Thank you for all your support,

Georgina Burrowes, Canteen Manager