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Messages from the Principal, Kim Fraser

Parent Teacher Interviews are scheduled for Friday 7 April (Week 10) from 12:00 to 3:10pm. Students are to be collected from school at 12 pm to ensure the teachers can attend the meetings. 

Each teacher has informed their parents of available times for meetings which are 15 minutes in duration.  Please add your name to a time that is suitable. If these times are not suitable I encourage you to make another time with your child’s teacher if you would like to discuss your child’s progress.  There are parents who have already met with their child's teacher this term and may not necessarily need to meet again. 

North Metropolitan TAFE students studying a gardening/maintenance course, offered our school the opportunity to have a team visit to complete a building or gardening project.  We were fortunate to have a great team of 12 students come twice this week to help Pete our gardener to build a ‘castle’ for the K/PP students.  They also mulched the bike track and planted out the front garden boxes.   They worked extremely hard and we are truly grateful and appreciative of all their help around the school. The TAFE have also offered to come back at the end of July with some Horticulture students to prune our roses.  

Harmony Day assembly is next Friday (31 March). Our diversity makes Australia a great place to live. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, the day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster a sense of belonging for everyone.  We encourage children, parents and teachers to wear cultural dress or something orange. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. Australians can choose to wear something orange to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia. 

Play After School
Parents please endeavour to leave the school grounds by 3.30pm as the various areas of the school are leased by external providers.  The areas include both playgrounds.  The Yokine Archery club have the oval and surrounding areas (including the oval playground).  These areas are leased from 3.30pm every day by Kosy Kids and Yokine Archery Club. To ensure the safety of the children and persons connected to these enterprises it would appreciated if no other children or adults be in this vicinity.  Your cooperation with this is appreciated.
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
  • Hip Hop Disco
Friday 7 April
  • Early Close for Parent/Teacher Interviews
  • Easter Hat Parade
  • Last day of Term 1
Wednesday 26 April
  • Term 2 starts

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.


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.

Unpaid Billing Items

Reminder of Unpaid Billing items came home this week.  If there are items that you have paid since the print date, please disregard.  If you have any queries, please contact Michelle Vandenhelm MCS – 
Thanks to all parents and caregivers for payments received to date.

World of Maths 

30 and 31 March - Please return Permission Forms and Payment ASAP (if not already paid).  Due date was 17 March 2017.

GoZone Debating Program

Room 10 and 11 - Mondays from Week 3, Term 2)  - Please return Payment and Permission Forms to the payment box in the front office by 31 March. 

Early Closure - Friday 7 April

Reminder to parents/caregivers that we have early close on the last day of school for parent/teacher meetings, Friday 7 April 12pm - 3pm.  

Teachers will provide further information to you this week.

Please ensure your child is collected at 12pm so that teachers can begin the meetings on time.

Year 6 Graduation Shirts

The Graduation Shirts are organised by the P&C. Payment must be made in CASH or CHEQUE ONLY and placed with order forms in the P&C box at the front office.


Easter Hat Parade

Parents are welcome to attend the Easter Hat Parade on Friday 31 March at 8:50am.

The students are asked to design and create their own hats (by themselves)  using recyclable materials - notes have gone home regarding this.


Hip Hop Disco

Featuring DJ Miss Pilpel

Friday 31 March 6pm to 8pm

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased on the night.

Sausage Sizzle, pizza (vegetarian option available), drinks and glow products will be on sale.

Children are welcome to dress up in Hip Hop style clothes (optional).



Through a collection of four stories based on Noongar Knowledge and storytelling, children will learn about The First Sunrise; The Creation of Kings Park and How the Kangaroo got it's Colour; How the Echidna got it's Spikes; and The Creation of Wave Rock and the Stars

Monday 1 May (Pre Primary to Year 6).  
Notes have been sent home with students.  
Permission Forms and Payment due in to the office reception by 4 April.


After the inspiration provided by the KABOOMPercussion incursion earlier in Term 1, music students have been creating percussion ensembles. In small groups, students play a particular instrument such as a guiro or bongo drum. After rehearsing their part, all groups come together to create an ensemble by playing each of the parts together. Senior students have composed their own ensemble music by writing the parts for each instruments in a 4-beat repeating pattern known as ostinato. The musicality and entertainment value of students’ creations has been impressive. 

Languages - Japanese

Have you met our Japanese assistant? Her name is Sakura Sensei. She assists on Mondays classes. She comes from Hokkaido, home of the beautiful Snow Festival and delicious dairy products.

If you see her around say 'konnichiwa'.
For the latest news from the P & C, click HERE.

Canteen Specials

Friday 31 March - Lunch
FISH BURGER - with lettuce and mayo $3.50

Next week we will have DINO SNACKS available for Recess - 3 for $1 
Please note: Once we have sold out of Dino Snacks, they will no longer be available to purchase from the canteen.

We also have CHEESE & CRACKERS for $1.50 (halal) available for recess.

Please note - SPANISH RICE is no longer available
Dear Yokine Community,

My name is Dan Bralich and I am the proud father of two of children who attend Jolimont Primary School.

What has that got to do with you?

Well, most of you will have no knowledge of me or my previous role as Deputy Principal of Yokine Primary School (sometime last millennium). Many of you however, may be familiar with someone I met during my time at Yokine, who ultimately became a pivotal person in my life and only recently left you wonderful school to be closer to our children. You knew her as Miss Sue Poh.

I'd like to thank Principal Fraser who has kindly permitted me to write to you in my modern day capacity as her colleague from Hillcrest Primary School. I am seeking your support with the following pledge:

Our community is proud of its reputation for coming together to create a caring, compassionate family oriented school environment.

I am hoping this request will be one occasion where we may demonstrate some of this caring nature to one of the newest Hillcrest families.

The challenge is to raise $2 000 with the top sponsor getting to shave off my hair. If we somehow manage to double that amount our gardener Mr Cottier has also agreed to remove his follicles. I have been assured that for every subsequent $1 000 an additional teacher will colour their hair.

Please support us by following this link:

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.

Qkr! - YPS preferred method of payment.

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

“I started using Qkr! in the last half of 2016. I was surprised and happy with how quick and easy it is to use. Since my first experience with Qkr! I've honestly not even considered using any other option to pay the school for things like Excursions, Incursions, School Fees & Levies and Swimming Lessons. The thing I like most about Qkr! is that you can make those important payments at any time of the day or night and not have to go to the bank to withdraw cash with 3 children in tow. Like I said earlier, its quick, easy and convenient.” Jackie Kangaroos & Rm 3

“As a full time mum, the Qkr! App allows me to keep up with all school fees, activities and excursions and pay for them in one easy hit! Simple to use and is just as safe as using online banking!” Rachel – Possums & Rm 3

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.
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 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 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
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.

Saver Plus Program

Saver Plus is a national matched savings and financial education program that assists people to save for education related expenses, by matching their savings dollar for dollar up to $500.

For more information, click HERE.
RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMS - Parenting Courses – April 2017

Rock & Water Program
This program leads from simple self-defence, boundary and communication exercises to a strong notion of self-confidence. We encourage parents/children to spend a Saturday morning together examining their emotional connections with each other whilst learning new skills to strengthening family ties. Read more
DATE: 1 April
DAY: Saturday
TIME: 8.30am - 12.30pm
COST: $70 child/parent pair

Mums Raising Boys
Mothers, who are usually their son’s primary female role model, play a vital part in developing their son’s identity, including their ability to be nurturing. Read more
DATE: 3 April
DAY: Monday
TIME: 6.30 - 9pm
COST: $30 per person

Emotional Coaching
This seminar explores the most helpful way of responding to a child to help them to learn how to regulate their own emotions. Read more
DATE: 4 April
DAY: Tuesday
TIME: 6.30 - 9pm
COST: $30 per person

All About Anger
This workshop for parents and teens has been designed to assist families when anger is an issue. The workshop includes some simple skills to help you respond more positively when anger shows up. Read more
DATE: 5 April
DAY: Wednesday
TIME: 6.30 - 9pm
COST: $30 per person

Fathering after Separation
This seminar, held in a male-friendly environment, suggests helpful ways to keep in touch with your child, build skills and to recognise strengths and challenges and to distinguish between their parenting role and the break-up. Read more
DATE: 10 April
DAY: Monday
TIME: 6.30 - 9pm
COST: $30 per person

Mums Raising Teenage Girls
As we know, the relationship between a mother and her daughter is very important. This seminar helps mothers to better understand their daughters and the challenges they go through during puberty and helps to better equip their daughters to be happy and strong individuals. Read more
DATE: 26 April
DAY: Wednesday
TIME: 6.30 - 9pm
COST: $30 per person

Dads Raising Girls
Find out how to build a rewarding father-daughter relationship. Read more
DATE: 26 April
DAY: Wednesday
TIME: 6.30 - 9pm
COST: $30 per person


Successful Single Parenting
If you are a single parent and are through that initial break-up stage this course will provide strategies that will help you develop a close and special relationship with your child.
Read more
DATE: 29 March
DAY: Wednesday
TIME: 6.30 - 9pm
COST: $30 per person

Intro to Stepfamilies
This workshop is based on research that highlights some of the more helpful ways of forming and living in your new family. Read more
DATE: 26 April
DAY: Wednesday
TIME: 6.30 - 9pm
COST: $30 per person FREMANTLE


Dads Raising Teenage Boys
This workshop is designed to assist fathers and father figures navigate their way through the teen years to help build positive relationships and strong, positive young men for the future. Read more
DATE: 5 April
DAY: Wednesday
TIME: 6.30-9pm
COST: $30 per person

For further information and to enrol please phone 6164 0200
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