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Friday, April 3, 2020

FASTER INTERNET ACCESS
Good morning. I hope you are all doing well in the current situation we find ourselves in. With everyone at home and trying to use the internet, you might be finding speeds are slowing. One thing you could try is changing Internet Browsers. If Google Chrome has a lot of people accessing it, then it could be worth checking Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge, the newer version of Internet Explorer. With a lighter load, these may be running faster and give you access, where Chrome can't. Have a good day.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

LEARNING AT HOME RESOURCES
Below you will see the link to the Education Department "Learning at Home' resources. Teachers will be continuing to put activities and resources on their class blogs, to assist students in continuing their learning during this unusual time... Parents please check the right-hand column of this blog to find the class blog or blogs you require.

COMPUTER VIRUS BLOG ISSUES
We have had a couple of people tell us they have had virus issues when accessing the School Blog. We have experienced some issues on school computers, as well, noticing these issues arise when using Internet Explorer.  Teachers tell us it comes with a virus message from Nortons. The Education Department does not use Nortons as it's anti-virus software, so we find this strange. We have had no issues on machines with Google Chrome as the browser though and leave it to you, to decide if you wish to change your browser to Google Chrome.

Monday, March 23, 2020

'LEARNING AT HOME' SITE  

The Education Department has set up an online site, called, 'Learning At Home', for those at home during these times to continue their learning. Resources are available across all Year Levels and Learning Areas, for students to continue their learning while at home.

Click on the image below to go to the 'Resources by Year Level' page, below.




Saturday, March 21, 2020

SCHOOL REVIEW VISIT

Schools Review Directors, Rebecca Bope and Brett Hunt visited the school on Wednesday, March 18, to review the school and validate the documents, data analysis and other evidence uploaded prior to their visit. The visit went very well, with groups of staff interviewed across the 6 priority areas or domains, as well as,  a group of Student Representatives and a group of parents from the School Board and the P&C. The directors were very impressed and the feedback to the Executive Team was extremely pleasing, with a full report to come. This will be released to the school community via the school website, as soon as it is published.

Congratulations to all of the staff, especially all those involved in the interview process and also to all the students and the parents involved, as well. An outstanding and very professional effort from all of you. Below are a few photos from the brief visit to classrooms on the day...






RED HOT POETRY WRITING
Here is some impressive bushfire poetry writing from the Year 5 students in Room 18. Copies are up in the Conference Room and the Education Department Directors visiting for the School Review recently were suitably impressed. Click on each student name below, to read or download a copy of their poem...
DANIEL   | |ALBY   |   TESSA   |   ISABEL    

Sunday, March 8, 2020

BUSHFIRE APPEAL FUNDRAISING
The Aussie Day Dress-Up Bushfire Appeal resulted in $1400.00 being raised to support those affected by the recent devastating bushfires across the country. Well done to all those involved and thank you to parents for their support and assistance with the dress-up.

NEW WA FLAG



Thanks to local Member for Forrestfield, Stephen Price, who attended the Senior Assembly on Friday, to present a new WA Flag to the school as our old one is looking a bit faded and worn. We are looking forward to replacing the other flags soon, as well.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Parent, Warren Taylor, an artist and sculptor, has been working away on a large block of styrofoam, to create a beautiful sculpture of forest insects and animals. Warren has now been supervising students painting it in their lunchtimes. He plans to sculpt the back of the block with marine animals and fish and we are looking forward to seeing this also. It has been fascinating to see the process of sculpting the foam with a hot cutting tool Warren has made, to reveal the animals within. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

TERM ONE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
Congratulations to the Student Representatives for Term 1, 2020. They are the new student leaders of the school and have the challenge of setting the example for the rest of the Representatives to come in the later terms. We welcome them to this role and look forward to having them as the student leaders for Term 1.


AUSSIE DAY BUSHFIRE DRESS-UP
On Friday February 14, the school held the Aussie Day Dress-up Day to raise funds for those affected by the recent bushfires in country WA and in the eastern states. Everyone did a great job in supporting this very worthy cause, with the school raising over $1400.

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PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
On Tuesday, February 18, the parents came to the school to attend classroom meetings organised so teachers could meet them and  present their overview of the class processes and procedures for the year, as well as, answer any questions the parents may have. The meetings were well attended and  parents happy with the information presented. If you do have any concerns or queries, please contact the school office and ask for a meeting to be arranged with the teacher. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

NAPLAN ONLINE 2020...



If you have students in Years 3 and 5, the NAPLAN Testing takes place next term in about Week 3. The NAPLAN Online Demonstration Site is now accessible at the following address to assist in answering any questions you may have about the Testing early next term.

NAPLAN Online: https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment
Practise Tests: https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site

You can also talk to the class teacher, as well, if you have any queries.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

WELCOME TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS FOR THE 2020 SCHOOL YEAR...

It will be great to see you all again tomorrow, when the new school year begins for all students.
Hope you have everything and are ready to start school in the morning... we are looking forward to another great year and having you at Wattle Grove Primary School.

We have 2 new rooms this year. Rooms 32 and 33. Room 32 with Mrs Court, is next to Mr Sherlock's Room 31, which makes sense. However, Room 33 with Miss Wright, are starting the year in the BER Room, until their class is ready to move into.

All the teachers have their rooms looking colourful and interesting, ready for you all to arrive.
So see you all at 8.20 in the Undercover Area, otherwise in your class at 8.30am, when the siren goes and it is time to get set up in class for the day.

Mr Meachem, Deputy Principal