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Messages from the Principal, Kim Fraser

What an exciting start to the year!  The students have had a very busy Term 1 participating in many in class and out of class activities.  They had a great time at swimming, participating in the World of Maths, celebrating the wonderful diversity at YPS through Harmony day, the Easter Bonnet Parade and an awesome disco to top it all off!

We wish you all a wonderful Easter and safe school break.   

Harmony Day

Every year our teachers and students present an amazing Harmony Day assembly.  We are extremely proud of our school community who celebrate every day, in many ways, the cultural diversity of YPS.  Each class presentation showed the many aspects of cultural diversity with the main message being ‘Everyone Belongs’ and that ‘We are different, but we are the same”.

Easter Bonnet Parade


We had a fantastic parade this morning.  This is always a joyful event where students display their artistic talents and their dancing flare!  

There were some extraordinary hats and all students were proud to show them off to the parents and family members.  Thank you to all the enthusiastic parents and family who attended the event.
 

Attendance


Arriving on time and attending school on a regular basis is extremely important for all students.  Their ongoing involvement in school supports their development in all learning areas and their social emotional health and well being. It is mandatory that all students from PP to Year 6 attend school and we actively support all students in attaining 100% attendance throughout the year.   It is also extremely important that students arrive on time.  The beginning of the day is a valuable time where students get themselves organised for the day and the teacher can provide an overview of the days requirements.  Students who miss out on this time can find is difficult to fully engage in the day.
 

tiqbiz (soon to be rebranded to FlexiBuzz)


We have been using the app to send out the school newsletter, general updates, classroom updates, reminders, events and much, much more! for the last month or so.  Parent feedback has been very positive and have appreciated the notifications and reminders of up and coming events. You are able to translate the information into over 100 languages for your convenience. If you have not uploaded this app we encourage you to do so ensuring you are kept abreast of what is happening at YPS.  The instructions are further in this newsletter with the relevant code you will need to use.
Monday 24 April
  • School Development Day - Students do not attend
Tuesday 25 April
  • ANZAC Day - Students do not attend
Wednesday 26 April
  • Term 2 starts
  • P&C Meeting
Thursday 27 April
  • ANZAC service
Monday 1 May
  • Yirra Yaakin Incursion - PP to Year 6
Tuesday 2 May
  • School Photos - Day 1
Wednesday 3 May
  • School Photos - Day 2
Friday 5 May
  • Assembly - Room 3

What's Happening at YPS

Ultimate Frisbee


Jacob and Callum from Ultimate Frisbee were in the school last week giving the students some tips on throwing and catching a frisbee.  This was not as easy as it looks.  The students had lots of fun.

Fun Ultimate Frisbee activities are held at Yokine Reserve on Monday afternoons.  Check the website HERE.

Chess Club


The Yokine Primary School Chess Club walked next door to Carmel Primary School to play chess with their team on Wednesday 5 April. As evidenced in the photos, the chess games had serious moments as well as plenty of fun moments. Yokine students won their fair share of games, thanks to their regular practice at school every Wednesday at lunchtime. Next term, Carmel's team will come to our school to play in the art room.

Harmony Day with Kindy

We had a wonderful Harmony Week Dress up day! Thank you to all our parents for helping the children dress in traditional cultural dress or in the Harmony Day orange colour.

We were very lucky to have a visit from the Kindy Wombats. We all went for a walk around the school to show off our costumes.  We had a play inside the classroom and then shared fruit together. After fruit time, the Kangaroos and Wombats played in the outdoor area, sharing and taking turns and making new friends.  What a lovely time!

Photos from our Harmony Day Assembly

World of Maths Incursion

The World of Maths visited our school last week.  This is a unique traveling maths show that provides a range of mathematical games that students need to solve.

Students had great fun engaging with the with the many fun, colourful, hands-on, mathematical, problem solving activities.

Easter Bonnet Parade Photos

Hip Hop Disco


Our first disco for the year was a huge success. A great night was had by all.  We would like to thank the parents and students who attended and assisted on the night. 

A special thank you must go to the wonderful Ms Pilpel for the awesome job she did as DJ and to her sidekick Ms Greenway. Both teachers had students, teachers and parents up on the dance floor.

Thank you
P&C Committee

Incursions and Excursions Information Page 

Our website now has an 'Incursion & Excursions' page under the Community tab.  This is your go-to page for all information about each incursion or excursion, including permission notes and due dates etc.

Click HERE to view the webpage.

You can also find the incursions/excursions that are relevant to your class on your child/ren's class page.
 

Attention All Volunteers

Thank you to the many parents/caregivers that volunteer their time at our school. To keep within our guidelines, we need you to fill out a Confidential Declaration (if you haven't already done so) if you are helping out in class or volunteering at the school in any capacity.  These only need to be filled out once a year and are available at the front office.

Is your child’s medical record current?  

     
If not, please ensure an updated medical form is completed and handed into the front office prior to any excursion.

Student Health Care forms are available from the front office.
 

Vaccinations


Thank you if you have already given the school you child's current vaccination schedule.

If your child has had the final MMR (Mumps, Measles and Rubella) and Tetanus shot at 4 years of age, please bring a copy of that to school for the front office.

If your child has had their last MMR vaccination at 18 months, please still be sure to bring in an updated copy of the schedule when they have had their final Tetanus shot at 4.

P & C News 

Positions vacant

At the AGM, positions on the P&C were shuffled around. However, the position of treasurer has become vacant. We are seeking a parent volunteer who would be able to spend a few hours per month helping in this role.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Kelly on 0418 901 567 or email yokinepspc@hotmail.com for further information.
 

2017 Committee

Your P&C representatives for 2017 to date:
President: Kelly Barnes
Vice-President: Tanya Candy
Secretary: Sandra Bernhard-Moulton
Treasurer: VACANT
Fundraising coordinator: Kate Hammer
Uniform Coordinator: Sandra Bernhard-Moulton
Facebook Coordinator: Thuy Yau
Committee members: Renee Lindquist, Lisa Mills, Susie Findlay, Thuy Yau

We look forward to a busy term 2 with some new fundraising events and thank you for your continued support.

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.
Please note:
On 28 April, tiqbiz will be formally rebranded to FlexiBuzz.  More information will go out about this in the Week 2 Term 2 newsletter.

Qkr! - YPS preferred method of payment.


Here's what our parents are saying about Qkr!:

“So glad I downloaded the ‘Qkr!’ app. I see many schools are using the payment tool now and It really does live up to its name. It is quicker! As a parent, it’s a simple way to select, pay and record school payments. No doubt for the school, it would also be easier to identify and allocate funds. Please do yourself and the school a favour and give the app a go. The less time school staff (and parents!) spend on bills, the more time there is for our children” Mrs Christie B – Possums

For more information please visit the YPS website HERE.

Click HERE to download QKR for Apple.
Click HERE to download QKR for Android.

Click HERE for a quick guide to QKR.

Voluntary Contributions and Charges


The voluntary contributions made by parents and caregivers are essential to the School’s ability to deliver a transformative learning experience for your child. Your vol-untary contributions will enable us to extend our capacity to add value to the learning experiences of our students. With the extra funds we are able to build on our literacy and numeracy programs, sports, arts and music programs and equipment.

Your contributions will also enable us to expand 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.  For more information, please click HERE.

APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY INFORMATION - Click HERE 


Jeanne, Jenna and crew are here every morning and every afternoon when you can’t be!

We are open from 6.30am to 9am and 2.30pm to 6pm during the school term and open for all.

Pupil Free days and Vacation Care from 6.30am to 6pm… Pop into Room 1 and get your enrolment form.

Check with Centrelink for your families entitlements for CCB and CCR entitlements and Book the days you require.

We also do casual/and last minute - just make sure your child is enrolled and that you text us on the day!

Our program consists of:
  • Art Therapy on Wednesdays with Katey
  • Sport on Thursdays with Olè Sports 
  • Meditation on Fridays.
Hope to see your family soon!

Jeanne
jeannekosykids@gmail.com Room 1 - Yokine Primary School – 041 317 811

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 www.olesports.com.au or email us at coaching@olesports.com.au

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 www.readysteadygokids.com.au

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

Website | www.readysteadygokids.com.au   Phone | 1300 766 892
To read all about the Nearer to Nature Community - Fun nature based activities, click HERE
For a downloadable version of the Calendar of Activities for April - May 2017, please click HERE.
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