From the Principal
We have been celebrating a number of events throughout the term and I would like to thank all our families for supporting the students in their participation.
Miss Palmer coordinated a wonderful interschool that was hosted by Balga PS. Our students represented the school in a positive and respectful manner. We had glowing feedback from staff who attended from other schools commenting on how smoothly everything ran, and how much the students enjoyed the day. North Balga won first place with Balga only four points behind in second. Thank you to all the families who attended and supported the event. Also thank you to all the staff and volunteers who assisted in making this a wonderful occasion.
The students and staff were fortunate to be entertained by representatives from WAM (West Australia Music) in Week 3. The students were a fantastic audience and represented Balga’s values by demonstrating respect to our guests.
New Engagement Space/Playground
The new area is fully operational and the students have been enjoying the opportunity to use their imagination and engage in physical activity.
Choir Showcase Day
Last Thursday our school choir went to Koondoola Primary School to celebrate a day of music making with the choirs from Koondoola and Hudson Park Primary Schools.
We started off the day with a joint performance of the Music Count Us In Song which was sung all over Australia with over 3,500 schools participating. The rest of the morning was spent rotating through different drumming, dance and drama activities before the students all came together after lunch to sing 6 songs as a massed choir.
Our students have been working hard to learn this program each Thursday during their lunch break. Our choir performed the songs to a high standard and should be very proud of their beautiful behaviour on the day. I had many teachers complimenting the beautiful listening and manners shown by our students!
The whole day was a great success and a wonderful way to celebrate music within our community. All the students also contributed towards this amazing painting which has been donated to Balga Primary School. A big THANK YOU to all involved for this amazing piece of artwork!
Special thanks also to Miss Foote for her help on the day!
During week 4 all year 5 students visited Scitech for the day. This is an annual event, with the idea being that all students in the school will get to visit Scitech at least once in their time at the school. It was a jam-packed day full of educational activities!
On our arrival we enjoyed seeing the beautiful painted mural showing Bibbullmun Cosmology. This unique mural was painted by renowned Aboriginal artist Toogarr Morrison with the help of children from Balga Primary School a few years ago.
The planetarium was an excellent way to consolidate some of the learning we did about the solar system last term. Children had an opportunity to look at the Perth night sky and learn about the solar system. The second half of the planetarium show focussed on the linkages between living things on our planet.
This was followed by a fantastic session in the CSIRO lab. Children got an opportunity to be investigators and use microscopes and other lab equipment to try and determine the source of a pollution accident in Perth.
The lab session was followed by some exploration time in the general exhibition. The day was finished off by a very exciting show on energy sources, including some spectacular explosions!
Family Fun Day
Please join us next Friday 20 November for an afternoon of fun family activities including:
- Art & craft activities
- Animal farm
- Henna art
- Musical Entertainment
- Guest appearance from Aunty Booka
Balga Primary School are collecting used containers to help raise funds for our school community. Containers for Change will contribute 8c per container for eligible containers which really adds up! This will have a fantastic impact on not only Balga Primary School’s fundraising efforts, but also on the environment.
Containers for Change targets drink containers most commonly seen as litter. Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund.
Please place your eligible containers in the Containers for Change bin outside Balga Primary School admin. Thank you! 🙂
The Homework Hut program has recommenced following the school holidays. To be eligible for this program, students must be from a refugee or humanitarian background and will have arrived in Australia within the last 5 years.
Registrations are being accepted for students who require this additional tuition support.
Please feel free to contact their Youth Programs Coordinator on 9345 5755 with any inquiries or for further information on the program.
Please note: P&C meeting being held in the Balga PS Boardroom next Wednesday 18 November. All parents and community members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday 25 November – Kindy Orientation for 2021 Kindy Students – 9am
Thursday 3 December – Assembly – Book Awards
Monday 7 – Thursday 17 December – Swimming Lessons – Pre Primary to Year 6
Thursday 10 December – Year 6 Graduation Assembly