Can you believe it is the end of Term One already? It barely feels like we begun the school year and we are already one quarter of the way through it. As we draw toward the end of Term One, it may have been short in length, but it was huge with what we have done.
On a personal note, I want to thank the Balga community for the very warm welcome I have experienced throughout the first eight weeks. Seeing the P&C fundraising during the recent election was excellent and I thank all members of the P&C and staff group that helped support us on this day. I see the P&C and the involvement of our parent group as a really important step for the ongoing growth of our great little primary school.
As we near the end of Term, it would be remiss of me not to recognise the people I work with every day. Thanks very much to all of them for making a smooth start to the year and helping me out with the multitude of questions I have been firing their way. We truly have the most awesome staff here at the school and I am blessed to be working with such a passionate, professional and effective group of people. I am very optimistic and excited about where we can take the school over the coming years and can’t wait to go on this journey with them all.
Term One has been great! Our recent Harmony Day celebrations were an absolute highlight. I loved seeing the different cultures of the world represented with the kids dressing up on the day. The assembly held on that day provided us with a great opportunity to see all the students as part of a parade. They all looked absolutely fantastic! Thanks very much to Miss Burke and the Student Councillors for organising and running our assembly on the day. Also, thanks to Miss Dempsey-Lees for organising the Harmony Day Art competition and arranging prizes for all the lucky winners.
Squeezing all things into a term that was only eight weeks means the students, parents, carers and the staff are very much looking forward to the holiday break. Please ensure you rest up and re-energise ready for a bigger and longer Term Two (11 weeks).
If the first eight weeks are a representation of the rest of the year, we are in for an amazing 2021.
I wish all families the very best over the upcoming Easter and holiday period. Please ensure that you spend it with the ones you care about the most and cherish the time you have with one another.
Principal, Balga Primary School
Balga Primary School P&C
I would once again like to thank our awesome P&C for their efforts so far this Term. Sadly our lovely President, Eileen, has stepped down from her role and we know the whole Balga PS community are thankful for her commitment and efforts thus far. At today’s P&C meeting the lovely Faye has been been voted in as our new President and we are very grateful and excited about where this leadership will take us this year. Kelly has also stepped down as Secretary and the awesome Geoff has stepped up and taken on the challenge. Cheers Geoffrey, you’re a star!!
We are so very grateful for all our P&C members and fundraising volunteers for your time and commitment and we look forward to working together to raise some much needed funds and community involvement for our beautiful school.
We are still in need of more members so if you have some time to spare, no matter how little, please visit our office staff to complete a P&C Membership Application Form.
Please get your raffle tickets in with your money by next Wednesday are still available will be handed out to students to purchase next week for $1.00 each. Each ticket gets you in the draw to win one of three exciting Easter Hampers. Can we please ask all families to donate an Easter egg or bunny to contribute towards our hampers to make this fundraiser a great success.
Balga Friday Markets
A huge THANK YOU to the folks at the Balga Friday Night Markets for their very generous $1,000 P&C donation.
The Balga Community Association Inc. which trades as the Balga Friday Market, has been making donations to local school P&Cs and junior sporting clubs for many years, from the proceeds raised by our community volunteers operating at the Balga Friday Market. The amount they are able to donate to these different organisations each year is dependent upon how well the Balga Friday Markets perform so please get behind them and support them where you can.
You can follow them on facebook via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/balgafridaymarkets
Healthy Lunchbox Week
Although Healthy Lunchbox Week has been & gone, we would still like to encourage parents and carers to educate our children in the benefits of healthy eating.
Visit our Healthy Lunchbox Week website for:
- lunchbox friendly recipes
- fact sheets and healthy lunchbox guides
Balga Primary School P&C present: Wicked Wednesdays!
Our awesome school coucillors, supported by our amazing P&C, have volunteered to sell Icy Tubes and Juice Boxes every Wednesday lunch time to help raise much needed funds for our P&C.
Today was a great success and our councillors, Haley & Louise, handled themselves and their many customers like absolute champions! Thank ladies! 🙂
Also a massive thank you to our parents for the support you show our wonderful P&C and we hope the success of Wicked Wednesdays will continue all year.
These April school holidays METRONET will have a full-scale model on display at Yagan Square, giving people an early opportunity to see inside Perth’s new C-Series trains.
METRONET would like to invite you to attend the free family-friendly event from Saturday, 3 April to Sunday, 18 April between 9am and 5pm.
Visitors can walk through the carriage and along with the railcar, there is a 1:50 scale model on display, and kids can get involved with a scavenger hunt.
Thursday mornings between 9am-10am are reserved for Quiet Hour, where the display will be low sensory to cater for those who prefer to experience the train in this environment.
Walk-ins will be welcome and families wanting to skip the queue will be able to register for free VIP tickets at www.metronet.wa.gov.au/all-aboard.
As the biggest railcar order in the state’s history, the METRONET Railcar Program will deliver 246 new C-series railcars to Perth’s rail network.
The trains will service an increased demand from METRONET projects and replace the A-series trains that currently operate on the Armadale/Thornlie, Fremantle and Midland lines.
Find out more about the Railcar Program and METRONET at www.metronet.wa.gov.au
Containers for Change
Balga Primary School are a collection point for eligible containers for school fundraising purposes. If you wish to be involved, please drop your eligible containers to our bin outside the admin building or at any Collection Centre quoting Scheme ID C10424192. These extra funds are invaluable and help contribute towards our children’s education.
Please click here to be redirected to the Containers For Change website for more information on eligible containers.
Balga Primary School is pleased to announce an upgrade to our admin school communication services. News, Events and Notices will now be sent via the School Star app. This will not only save us valuable time and help reduce our school’s environmental impact, but it will also allow us to communicate in multiple languages to get essential information home to our valued family & community members.
Please select either of the below links to download the School Star app on your device.
** Please note: Only parents and community members can access content in this secure app and Seesaw will still be in use for Parent/Teacher communication.