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Messages from the Principal, Kim Fraser

The Year 6 students, Mrs Manning and Mrs Gibson went on their Big Day Out Camp on Wednesday to Point Walter Adventures! From all the very exhausted looks on their faces, they had a fantastic time!  They attempted raft building, did canoeing and completed team water activities at the river and in the pool. A really big thank you to the teaching team for all their efforts and to Mrs Manning for all the preparation work that goes with this event.

Our school now has an App

We have 112 parents using our new 'tiqbiz' phone app!  It is a great way to further open up communications with our families and to send through reminders of events, hopefully making life a little easier for you.  A lot of parents are using the app to keep you up to date with news and events.  We are also able to link you with information from the P & C and the School Board.

Election Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall

Don’t forget that the Yokine Primary School P & C are holding a stall on Saturday.  Many thanks to the parents who have volunteered their time to help on the day.  If you can support the P & C in any way from baking some goodies to working on the stall please let the P & C know.  This is a great event that is a great way to raise funds that support your children’s learning. 

A big thank you to the P & C team who again have put in a lot of effort in organising this event.

Yarn Bombing

I am sure you have all seen our amazing 'Yarn Bombed' tree at the front entry.  A very big thank you to Roz Cotterell, a past parent, for this generous gift.  Thanks to the few parents who dropped off yarn for Roz to be able to complete the tree.

Have you paid your voluntary contributions?

With your support we are able to build on our Literacy and Numeracy programs, sports, arts & music programs and equipment.

Your contributions enable us to expand on our range of digital technologies to support learning and prepare your child for a digital environment. We will also be able to make significant improvement to the early childhood play environment.

Many thanks to the parents who have paid these contributions which are accepted at any time of the year at our office.
Monday 13 March
  • Swimming Lessons start for Pre Primary to Year 6 students
Monday 20 March
  • Week 2 of Swimming Lessons
Tuesday 21 March
  • Harmony Day (official)
Tuesday 28 March
  • P & C AGM
Thursday 30 March
  • World of Maths Incursion for Pre Primary to Year 6 students
Friday 31 March
  • World of Maths Incursion for Pre Primary to Year 6 students
  • Harmony Day Assembly

In-Term Swimming

Reminder that In-Term Swimming Lessons start this
Monday 13 March.

Please ensure all your child/ren's medical information is updated on your child/ren's records.  Please see the office if you are unsure.

Students need to ensure they have their bathers, towel, hat and sunscreen.

World of Maths

Reminder that the World Of Maths Incursion is 30 March and 31 March for Pre Primary to Year 6 students.

Payment and Permission Forms are due back by Friday 17 March.

Our 'New Look' Newsletter

We hope you like our 'new look' Newsletter.  It is the best way to keep up-to-date with everything that is happening around the school.

If you do not wish to receive the newsletter, you will need to Unsubscribe.  To do this, there is a link at the bottom of this email 'Unsubscribe from this list'.  Click on the link and then follow the prompts and you will no longer receive our newsletters.

The Scorchers Visit Yokine Primary School

Ash, Alex and Anton from the Scorchers have been running some cricket clinics with the students in Phys Ed.  All the students have had lots of fun and learnt new skills.

Room 8 Assembly

What a fantastic assembly Room 8!

The YPS audience were entertained by the students who provided us with a history lesson on the First Fleet.  The students have been learning all about this subject and turned  their knowledge into a play!  Great effort by the students and a big congratulations to Ms Greenway for all the knowledge building! 

Merit Awards

Clinton D

Ruby H

Room 2
Mysha H
Leia A

Room 3
Panshul R
Mia D

Room 4
Callum J
Yonit M
Phoenix S
Miya M

Room 5
Ali B
Chelini D
Jenni T
Room 7
Luke F

Room 8
Ben H
Sophia S

Room 9
Akram A
Sagal S
Sienna K
Will W

Room 10
Harry M
Megan P
Om K

Room 11
Areeb N
Katie S
Ozcar C

Friendly Student Award

Mason B
Annabel G



There are a few events coming up that have Japanese activities:

March 19 (Sun) 1pm - 5pm is the Melville, Brain Cancer Awareness Picnic from 1pm - 5pm. Japanese activities that will be free or a nominal charge include; stage performances of music and singing, kimono dressing, ikebana (flower arranging), haiku (poem writing), calligraphy, origami, a paper plane competition and more. Please click HERE for more information.

March 25 (Sat) 11am - 6pm, is the annual Perth Japan Festival in Forrest Place. There is always lots of food, Japanese items, stage shows etc. and sake tasting for parents. Please click HERE for more information.

March 31 - April 2, Joondalup Festival 2017. This is a multicultural event and will include some Japanese activities such as kimono dressing, origami an Japanese dancing. Click HERE for more details.

A Healthy Lunchbox

Healthy lunches and snacks are important for keeping active kids alert and focused and providing them with the nutrition they need every day.

A healthy lunch box should include:

  • Fruit – at least one serve of fresh seasonal fruit. If you don’t have fresh fruit, canned (in natural juice with no added sugar) is a good substitute. Dried fruit is high in sugar and should be avoided
  • Vegetables – vegetable sticks, salads or a mix of raw (with dip) or grilled vegetables
  • Dairy – one serve of dairy; milk, yoghurt or cheese; supports optimal growth and development in children. If your child can’t tolerate dairy provide a suitable alternative.
  • Protein – lean meat or poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, legumes/beans, or nuts and seeds.
  • Grain foods – wholegrain and high fibre varieties are best.
  • Water – the best drink to keep children hydrated.
  • Avoid packaged and highly processed foods which are likely high in sugar and artificial ingredients. 

Remember, children who help plan and prepare their own lunch are more likely to eat it.  Your child might like to try out this fun, ‘Interactive Lunchbox’ website:

If you would like some more information or have any concerns or questions, please contact your school nurse Maeve:  Mobile: 0427 644 776 

Yokine Primary School App

Click HERE to download from iTunes (for Apple)
Click HERE to download from Google Play (for Android)
Qkr payments can also be made through the app.

Access Code is 6060 - This code works for ALL rooms.



Credit card payments can be made using the QKR app:

The new Qkr (pronounced ‘quicker’) phone app is available for families of students at Yokine PS.

Qkr by MasterCard can be downloaded for free from Apple’s app store for iPhones (iPads should download the iPhone app) or from Google Play for Android phones and tablets.

After downloading the app and registering, simply select Yokine PS from ‘Nearby Locations’ on Qkr or type YOKPS after tapping the magnifying glass in the top right of the home screen of Qkr, and then the app will always recognise you as part of the school in future to make payments even easier.

You then simply need to set up your child/children and save your credit card details to get started.

QKR is safe, secure and fully backed by MasterCard and the Commonwealth Bank. All Credit Card details are encrypted meaning your informa-tion is not accessible and remains confidential.

Click here to download QKR for APPLE

Click here to download QKR for ANROID


Payments can be accepted directly into our bank account:

A/c name: Yokine School Fund

BSB: 066 127

Account Number: 00900206

Reference: Student name and class

Please email with the details of your payment.


Payments are to be placed in a sealed envelope in the Payments ‘mail box’ attached to the Front Office Reception counter – the envelope marked CLEARLY with the following:

Student Full Name

Class number

Reason for Payment

$ Amount enclosed

** Pre-stamped Payment Envelopes are available at the front office**

Olè Sports Easter Holiday Club

Olè sports will be running a 4 day multi sports club here at Yokine Primary School during week 1 of the Easter Holidays. During the 4 days we will plays lots of fun games, teach the children all the basics for each sport as well as educate them on the importance of nutrition and hydration. Spot prizes and certificates will be awarded each day and we will also have the inflatables down for the children to play in.

Dates: April 10th - 13th
Times: 8:30am - 11:30am (daily)
Price: $120 (discounts for 2+ child families)

Sports: Soccer, Footy, Basketball, Netball, Cricket, T-Ball, Touch Rugby & More.

For more information or to book your place, please visit or email us at

Ready Steady Go Kids -
Term 1 Enrolments Open !

Ignite your child’s passion for sport and exercise.

Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia’s leading multi-sport program for children aged 1.5–6 years. Our award winning, high quality, physio-designed program teaches children the fundamentals of 10 different sports in a fun, non-competitive, team-based environment. We cover Soccer, Tennis, Hockey, Rugby, Tball, Athletics, Basketball, Golf, AFL & Cricket.  5 sports are covered each term and classes focus on specific gross-motor, hand-eye/foot-eye and/or balance activities to compliment the sport component.

For a free trial, visit our website

Locations: Carine | Currambine | Craigie | Karrinyup | Mirrabooka | North Cottesloe | City Beach | West Leederville

Website |   Phone | 1300 766 892
For more information, visit the Astrofest website.

Mount Lawley Senior High School - SVAPA Information Night

Prospective parents of budding artists and performers will have a chance to gain some information on Mount Lawley's Specialist Visual & Performing Arts Program on the 14th of March 2017.

Details of course content, extra curricular and professional opportunities will be addressed, as with our structure and ethos. 

Information on the application process will be discussed as well.

After the presentation you will get a chance to have a chat with the arts teachers.

It will be held at 7:00pm in the school's Tricycle Theatre and run until about 8:30pm - 9:00pm.
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