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P & C News

Thank you to Lynwood Supa IGA and Coles Riverton who kindly donated produce for our Movie Night Under the Stars. It was a lovely evening, despite the change of venue and we hope everyone who attended had an enjoyable family night.
The 2018 P&C Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 12th February, all positions will be declared vacant. Please mark this date on your calendar and consider taking on a role in the P&C.
After seven years at our school, our wonderful Canteen Supervisor Georgina, is leaving for another career adventure in 2018. Georgina’s final day as Canteen Supervisor will be Wednesday 13th December.
The position of Canteen Supervisor is now being advertised, please refer to the information provided on Page 8 of our Newsletter.
Alicia, P&C President


Thank you to all my wonderful volunteers this fortnight: Sara, Ros, Vanessa, Shanti, Jodie and Kerrie.
Just a reminder that sushi is available again on Fridays, orders must be handed into the Office or Canteen by Thursday morning. The Monday Special for the next two weeks is Potato Salad and will be $4 per serve.
The last canteen day for the year will be Monday 11th December. There will be an end of term treat available on the day; order forms will be handed out soon.
Please note the canteen cannot run without volunteers, we have a very limited number of volunteers at the moment. If your little one is off to full time school next year, maybe you’d might like to come in and give us a hand. Whether you can help this year, or would like to put in your interest for next year, please don’t hesitate to come in and see me or give me a call.
Please Note: The Canteen will not be open on Friday 8th December due to the Graduation Ceremony. Students will need to bring their own lunches on this day.
Thank you for all your support.
Georgina, Canteen Manager

2018 School Board

2018 Bannister Creek Primary School Board – Parent Reps needed!
Together we can make a difference in our children’s education!
Our School Board consists of:
4 Parent Representatives – elected by school parent community
1 P&C Representative – elected by the P&C
5 Staff Representatives, including the Principal – elected by Staff
Community Representatives – appointed by the Board
The School Board has an important governance role in our school. This means taking part in the shaping and monitoring of the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy direction. The Board is formed with the fundamental purpose of enabling parents and members of the community to engage in activities that are in the best interests of students and will enhance the education provided by the school. It is about providing additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcomes for the students.
Members have a term of 3 years. We currently have vacancies for 2 Parent Representatives and I am calling for nominations from interested parents and carers to be part of this decision making group. To nominate, please complete the attached nomination form. Written nominations must be received in the School Office by Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 3:30pm. Our first Board meeting is scheduled for Monday 19th February 2018 at 3:15pm in the school staff-room.
I would encourage all parents and carers to consider being a member of this group and contributing to the leadership of our school. For more information on school boards go to:

P and C News

Please join us for one of the last fundraisers of the 2017, our ‘Movie Under the Stars’ on November 17th on the school oval. Gates open 5:30pm, come and enjoy some dinner then the movie PADDINGTON which will commence at 7:30pm sharp.

There will be hamburgers, a sausage sizzle, salads and drinks for sale, there will also be ice creams, fairy floss, sweet treats and of course…. Popcorn! Tickets are $7 per person or $25 for 4. To purchase tickets:

  • Complete an order form, enclose it and correct money in an envelope and place in the box in the Front Office.
  • Purchase from outside the school Library on Monday 13th November – 8:30 to 9:00am and 2:30 to 3:00pm. Wednesday 15th November – 8:30 to 9:30am and 2:45 to 3:15pm Tickets will be available at the door, but we do recommend families pre-purchase. We hope you will be able to join us.

Alicia, P&C President


Thank you to all my wonderful volunteers this fortnight: Sara, Vanessa, Ros, Dianne, Kerry and Shanti. Sushi is now available, 3 piece packs $3.50, 5 piece packs $5.00. Available varieties are – Tuna, Teriyaki Chicken, California and Combination. Sushi is only available on Fridays, orders MUST be placed by Thursday morning.

Soup will remain available this term, while stocks last. Next fortnight’s Monday Special (November 13th & 20th) is Ham & Cheese Quiche and is $4. Nacho’s and Meatball Subs are also still available while stocks last.

We are in desperate need of more volunteers, please come and see me in the canteen if you can spare any time at all.

Thank you for all your support. Georgina, Canteen Manager

Welcome to Term Four

Dear Parents, Carers and Community Members,
Welcome to Term 4, I hope you had an enjoyable holiday. With only 9 weeks of the school year left, Term 4 planning and organisation are on track. Please download a Term 4 Planner by clicking on this link. It is a busy term with Semester 2 student reporting; inter-school athletics and basketball; Dance Sport; Year 6 Graduation and our End of Year Presentation Assembly. It is expected that all students will attend until the last day of term, Thursday 14th December.
Planning for the 2018 school year has commenced. On Monday, staff utilised the School Development Day to review 2017 school data and reflect on current school initiatives against our Business Plan targets. We are continually focused on striving for excellence and improved outcomes for our students.
2018 funding is reliant on student numbers. If your children will definitely not be returning to Bannister Creek PS in 2018, please let us know. Teachers will soon be forming draft classes and included in this newsletter is a Parent Class Placement Request form that gives you the opportunity to outline any educational concerns that you feel teachers need to consider.

Kind Regards
Lyn Macauley,


P & C News

Welcome back to Term 4, I hope you all enjoyed the holidays. I just wanted to say thank you to staff from Helping Hands for donating their time to run the sausage sizzle which was held at the Parent Open Night. We all greatly appreciate your efforts.
There will be some very exciting things happening this term, like the Movie Under the Stars Night. This will be held on Friday 17th November, further details will follow shortly. We will also keep you posted on more of the exciting fundraisers coming this term.
Alicia, P&C President


Welcome back, I hope you all enjoyed your break. This term, the menu will remain the same but sushi will now be available on Fridays. Sushi orders must be handed into the office or canteen by Wednesday. Sushi is available in a 3pc pack ($3.50) or a 5pc pack ($5.00), varieties available are tuna, teriyaki chicken, California and combination.
Although soup is not available in the warmer months, it will remain available this term, while stocks last. Monday specials are on again this term for $4 per serve:
Week 2 & 3 – Nachos
Week 4 & 5 – Meatball Sub
Week 6 & 7 – Ham & Cheese Quiche
Week 8 & 9 – Potato Salad
Week 10 – End of term/year treat
Georgina, Canteen Manager

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