It’s cubby building time again. It was great to see excitement grow across the school as the word spread ‘cubbies are on again!’ Students are delighting in building their own cubby structures. The Shelley Men’s Shed has constructed and are building more frames, to help hold the cubbies together. We are always looking for more natural building materials, if you are gardening, please consider bringing the pruned branches or sticks to our cubby area
A sincere thank you to Mrs Amy Fletcher for transporting wood and frames between school and the Men’s Shed.
We are taking new enrolments for 2019. You need to apply to the School Office to enrol your children if they are:
- starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2019
- starting Pre-primary (first year of compulsory school) – 5 years old by 30 June 2019
- starting Year 7 (first year of secondary school, please apply to the secondary school office)
- changing schools or new to the area.
Come in and see us to enrol your children today. Apply by Friday 20th July 2018.
Click here for more information.
On Thursday, 12th April, the Bannister Creek Primary School community honoured our service men and women at our ANZAC Service.
Thank you to Mr Winton and Fountain College students, Muaz and Yagmur, for addressing the assembly and to Mrs Grimm for playing the Last Post and Reveille.
A special thank you to Miss Marshall and the Senior School Choir for their moving performance.
Our Student Councillors hosted the ANZAC service confidently.
Thank you to Levi and Serena who responsibly performed their Master of Ceremony roles; Mackenzie and Reuben who presented a history of the ANZACs; Ashleigh, Apryl and Hayley who composed and read touching Anzac poems and Chloe and Deena who were very professional in their flag raising duties.
The Senior Choir were once again outstanding with their performance of the ‘Song of Australia’. They led the rest of the school in singing our National Anthem ‘Advance Australia Fair’ with the second verse in Noongar. Students sang a stirring rendition of the New Zealand National Anthem ‘God defend New Zealand’ including the Haka.
Each class constructed a wreath which representatives laid at the base of the flag pole during the service.
Thank you to Mr Miller for coordinating this special event and to Ms Hurae and Miss Marshall for their outstanding contribution.
FRIDAY 1st JUNE 2018
Please make a note of this date in your calendars.
Students do not attend school on this day and alternate arrangements will need to be made.
Helping Hands out of school hours care will be available.
Dear Parents, Carers and School Community Members
Together with our leadership team, it gives me great pleasure to present our 2017 Annual Report. The Report articulates and demonstrates our commitment to excellence and our pursuit of improved outcomes for our students. Our teachers are reflective and responsive to student needs and there is commitment from our entire school community, as we work together to support our students to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.
2017 marked a new planning phase as our Business Plan 2017-2019 was implemented. This Business Plan sets the School’s strategic direction describing key focus areas of development which are intended to have maximum impact on overall school performance in both academic and non-academic contexts. The Business Plan also includes student achievement targets used to monitor and to make judgements about school performance in the focus areas.
We are proud to have exceeded our targets with a marked upward trend in all NAPLAN results. In all 10 test areas, our mean scores were above State, Australian and ‘Like’ schools. This is a significant achievement and a credit to the work of students, staff and our supportive community.
Please click HERE to view the full report.
I look forward to continuing to work with you as we strive to provide the best possible education for each student enabling them to take responsibility for their own direction and to adapt to a changing world.
Lynnette Macauley Principal
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 schoolfundraising.com.au. 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.
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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.
Thank you to the 17 families who responded to our survey. Of those, 14 thought the time was good and 12 liked the format. Our School Board has reviewed the data and decided that with only 4% of families responding, that the school community is in support of the meeting format that we trialled in February. Please click here to view detailed survey data.
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.
Bannister Creek Primary School has just released our Contributions and Charges for 2018. Please click on the link to download a copy.
The schedule will allow you to calculate the maximum costs that might be incurred during the school year. In most cases, our actual charges will be less than stated.