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CUA School Fun Run

We’re three days out from our Colour Fun-Run! We hope students are working hard towards their fundraising goals!

Did you know that you can WIN a $30,000 Ultimate Family Experience, by setting up your student profile online and raising $1 online?

Just head over to Once you’ve created your page, there are some great things you can do. You can sign up for online fundraising, pick your target prize, become a fundraising superstar and even nominate your favourite teacher, student and volunteer for a School Spirit Award. I hope you’ll help us recognise the people that make our school what it is!

If you’re having any trouble setting up your student profile or fundraising online, please get in touch with the Fun-Run team on 1800 FUN RUN.

Thanks for supporting us with your fundraising efforts.

We’re looking forward to raising over $15,000 towards new digital technologies in our school.

So far we have raised $11,000. Way to go Bannister Creek!!

Congratulations to Room 13 for raising the most funds so far. Well done to the other classrooms as well for a great fundraising effort. Below are the Top Ten fundraising classrooms.


Class Raised so far
Room 13 1,482.63
Room 8 1,191.68
Room 4 912.00
Room 3 712.29
Room 6 708.80
Class Raised so far
Room T4 668.86
Room 15 665.73
Room 11 565.26
Room 12 557.76
Room 14 495.82



School Board Report

The role of the School Board is one of setting the long term future direction for the school and maintaining an overview of the school’s operation.  More information is available here on the role of our School Board and a profile of each board member.

Chair: Linda Ross (P&C Rep & Parent).

Parent Representatives:   Neil Worland (Deputy Chair), Garth Hilton, Liesl Ludgerus

Community Representatives: Bill Johnston MLA, Dr Christine Cunningham, Julie Robert, Nicole Klein (Lynwood Ferndale Playgroup).

Staff Representatives: Lyn Macauley, Morgan Taylor, Dianne Ridley, Travis Miller, Julie Stone.

The Board meets twice a term.   At last Monday’s meeting: The 2017 Annual Report was outlined; voluntary contributions and parent survey data presented and an overview provided of school process for staff peer observation.


Parent /Teacher Interviews – Early Close Tuesday, April 10th

I encourage all parents to take this opportunity to meet with teachers for an update on their child’s progress and start to the school year. Students will be released at 11:30am on this day, so teachers can conduct interviews commencing at 12:00pm and concluding at 5:00pm. Students in Years 4 to 6 are encouraged to accompany parents to participate in the interview, (younger siblings should not attend). We request that parents book an interview time with class and specialist teachers, by entering their name in an available timeslot on the sign-up sheets that are located outside classrooms, by emailing, phoning the school office or sending a booking request through Skoolbag online. A flyer detailing Skoolbag installation instructions is available from the Front Office.

Children who are unable to be collected at 11:30am will be supervised by staff until 2:45pm. If your child/children will be remaining at school after 11:30am, please complete the return slip in this newsletter, see page 8. Our onsite out of school care provider, Helping Hands, will be operating from 11:30am, providing activities for children enrolled in their program. They will also provide a free tea and coffee service from the Canteen for parents who are waiting for interviews. All interviews will be held in classrooms or specialist areas and timed for 12 minute discussion time, with 3 minute changeovers. If parents are unable to attend this session, or more in-depth discussion is required, an alternative meeting date needs to be arranged with teachers.


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:

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,


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

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