Monday, November 19, 2018

A few photos from Week 4 of the trip up to Kalgoorlie for the 2018 Year 6 School Camp on the Prospector Train. Leaving at 3.15pm, it was a long trip up, stopping briefly in Merridin to change crews and arriving in Kalgoorlie just after 10pm. The buses were waiting for us and we were settled into bed with lights out shortly after 11pm. It was a long day, but otherwise went smoothly. The screens in the back of the seats and entertainment there kept the students engaged during the long expanses of very little to see.

Monday, October 22, 2018


The ABC ran a story about the MAC Classes at Wattle Grove Primary School over the weekend. Unfortunately it was the Telethon Weekend and so many people would not have seen it. Here is the link to the story on the ABC News Service...Click on the photo above to read the story.

Friday, August 24, 2018


Yesterday students brought books to school they wanted to trade, at the first, Wattle Grove Great Book Swap. They received a trading slip for each of those books and later traded them for books they selected as each year level came through to choose their books. Later they could also purchase any remaining books with a gold coin. This was very successful and well supported by the students. We will be holding further events in the future.

This week, Year 3 and 5 students participated in some NAPLAN Online Readiness Tests, to test the readiness of the Education Department and school networks, as well as, the students for the next round of NAPLAN Testing in 2019. While these students will not be doing the tests in 2019, it gave us a very good indication as to how the incoming Year 3 and 5 students will be able to handle and complete those future tests. It all went very well, with almost no issues or problems to contend with. A great result. The students in Year 5 also did a very well in typing their stories, as they will have to do so in 2019. Our task now is to ensure the current Year 2 and 4 students will be fully prepared for the 2019 tests.

At the recent Senior Assembly last Friday. Mr Petch and his class had several stalls set up, namely to sell the vegetables grown in the school vege patch. Mr Petch also had some donated fruit and plants and there was also a stall of items donated for charity, on sale as well. There was a very good response from both parents and students. Well done to Mr Petch and the students of Room 18.

Thursday, July 26, 2018


Congratulations to all our School Representatives for Term 3. Thanks you to all the Term 2 School Representatives who did such a wonderful job during their time as School Representatives.
The students are from the front left - (Names to be confirmed and completed by tomorrow, 27/7/18)
Dr Ros Worthington was a special guest at the recent assembly to congratulate al the staff and students who were involved in making Love Angels for the Mothers Day fundraising event, held earlier in the year at Fraser's Restaurant in Kings Park. The event raised $7000 towards helping fund a medical centre in Bali, for orphans and other disadvantaged children and also for the Telethon Research Institute for Children, here in Perth. Dr Worthington particularly thanked those students who attended the event at Frasers and helped to sell the Love Angels cards and key rings to those attending the evening.


Thank you to the amazing Signora Isaia who did such a wonderful job of teaching all the Year One to Six students to be able to speak, understand and sing in Italian. To have all these students singing together in Italian was an absolutely wonderful experience. Again many thanks to Signora Isaia for sharing that experience with us.


Congratulations to all the students who did so well in the Principal's Challenge at the end of last term.
The Most Improved Students, the Top Five Students, the Hundred Percent Achievers and the Top Class among the Senior Classes. Above are all the 100 Percent Achievers and below Year Six studetns from Room 27 who won the Senior Class Champions Award.


Congratulations to Mrs Sharmaine Elder on her award for Outstanding Service to the School. Her two boys are seen here with School Board Chair, Mrs Joelle Greenway, after accepting the award for their mum who unfortunately was unable to attend the assembly to receive the award herself.
Sharmaine has worked tirelessly for the school across a range of activities and events, from working regularly in the school canteen to helping out at events, such as the School Lapathon, to helping with the decorating for the Student Graduation Ceremony and Dance at the end of the year. 
The other School Board Award winner was our own Principal, Ms Roberts, who was nominated by all the school staff for her Outstanding Leadership of the School and Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Ms Roberts is seen above with Dr Ros Worthington after the assembly.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Family Reading Night

Year 2 and Year 4 families are invited to attend our Family Reading Night being held on Tuesday, 26th June from 4.20 - 5.45 pm. Notes about the event have been sent home. There will be a goody bag for every family that attends, plus prizes to be won on the day. RSVP is a must. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Kindy/Pre Primary 2019 Enrolment Dates

A reminder that the closing date for Kindy/Pre Primary 2019 enrolments is Friday, 20 July 2018. Please be aware that 2018 Kindy students need to be re-enrolled for the 2019 Pre Primary school year. 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Run 4 Fun

This Friday, 1st June, the P&C will be conducting the Run4Fun event on the oval. The Kindy and Pre Primary classes will be running at 1.30-2.00pm and Years 1-6 will participate at 2.00-2.30pm. The children are encouraged to dress rainbow colours or their favourite colour. Please see the Run4Fun sponsorship booklet, sent home last week, for details on how to register and raise money. There are some fabulous prizes to be had.

Friday, May 25, 2018

LSHS Transition

The Year 6 students participated in a seminar today where they were briefed about what to expect when they go to High School. Mr Surjan and two of our past students, Pavitra and Asher, led an informative discussion about Lesmurdie Senior High School. It was wonderful to hear about Pavitra and Asher's experiences and it seems that many of our Year 6 students are now quite excited about their next journey after Wattle Grove. 
Thank you to LSHS, Mr Surjan, Pavitra and Asher for coming down and taking the time to meet with the students.