Newsletter: Term 1 week 9

Dear Parents

Recently the Department of Education produced a brochure that talks about play-based learning and because children are naturally curious they want to know about the world around them. Right from birth, children are learning. They do this by watching, listening and moving, talking and feeling, as they explore their world and by asking questions. You know the type of question very young children ask, often driving their parents to distraction — the WHY questions. The Kindergarten and Pre-primary teachers have sent home the brochures last week which are well worth reading so that you get some insight into the philosophy behind play-based learning used at Yale Primary School.

The teachers and students have been working very hard this term, and just in case I don’t get the opportunity to wish everyone a very happy holiday before school finishes next week I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday now.

It has been a hectic term with swimming lesson, school photos, the Interschool Summer Carnival, Harmony Day and on Friday 12th April we will have our ANZAC remembrance assembly starting at 9 am and parents are welcome to attend.

Glen Read, Principal

A note from the School Office!

Term 1 ends on Friday 12th April 2019.
Term 2 commences on Monday 29th April 2019
The weather in Term 2 starts to get cooler, therefore, please ensure your children have a warm jacket to wear to school.


Dear Parents,

A huge thank you to all parents of B4 who attended the Assembly on 29 March to watch their children `Bust a Move’ as well as for the many plates of finger food we received for our shared morning tea. The children did themselves and myself proud, they enjoyed performing and most of all enjoyed the delicious food (as well as some of the staff members.)

It makes the teacher’s job so much easier when they have supportive parents. To the parents who couldn’t attend, not to worry there’s always a next time.

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Harmony Day Picnic

On Tuesday 26th March the students and staff held a picnic lunch and invited parents and friends to come to the school and join them for lunch to celebrate this important day.  We received very positive feedback from a lot of parents.  Mrs Julie Bergin, our School Psychologist thought that the atmosphere on the oval was very positive.  She mentioned that the parent involvement and community building was valuable and the parents were interested in the symbolism of different ribbons (various cultures/beliefs) tied on the fence together to denote unity of the Yale community.  The students clearly loved the idea and practice.  Thank you to Mrs McCormack and Mrs Lehembre for organising this day.

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Easter egg donations and volunteers

We are still looking for Easter egg donations and volunteers to sell tickets and wrap prizes for our Annual Easter raffle.

Tickets will be sold in the Undercover Area before school from Thursday 4th April until Thursday 11th April – we will need at least two volunteers each day between 8.20am and 8.50am. Tickets will be sold for a $1 a ticket or 3 for $2. Prizes will need to be wrapped on Thursday 11th April from 9am. If you are able to assist with either of these jobs, please let us know.

A calendar of P&C events will be made available soon. Our next event will be our Mother’s Day stall to be held on Wednesday 8th May and Thursday 9th May 2019. If you are able to assist on either of these days please let us know.

Please check Facebook or the noticeboard in the Undercover for any updates.

The P&C thanks you for your continued support!

Community Notices

Lesmurdie Senior High School LEAP Testing

Central School Classical Ballet notice

Helping Hands Holiday Program

Palm Sunday – “Footsteps to Easter”

Lowe’s 50% School Shoe Sale

Dental Centre Holiday notice

Parenting Suport Services