As we begin to move into the second half of the term, it is wonderful to see our school re-engage in our community events. Although we maintained our connection throughout the major restrictions, I am grateful that we are now able to connect in a more significant manner. The reintroduction of assemblies has been pleasing, and I thank the community for making the effort to attend last week.
Star Gazing Evening
I would like to thank Mr Schultz for organising the Star Gazing evening being held on Wednesday 2 September at 17:30. Notes are coming home this afternoon with all students. This will be a great opportunity to engage in activities involving hobby rockets, telescope observations, and viewing fossils and space rocks. There will also be a free sausage sizzle, so please return the RSVP so we can cater for the correct numbers.
I would like to remind you that we are still required to follow the necessary social distancing and hygiene practices as per Department of Health guidelines.
Early School Closure – Parent Teacher Interview
On September 1 2020, Balga Primary School will be closing at 11.30am to conduct parent/carer interviews. These interviews will give you and your child’s teacher the opportunity to discuss their progress, learning goals and needs based on their Semester One Report.
Each parent/carer will be given a 10-minute timeslot and interpreters will be provided where needed. Teachers will make contact with you to arrange times.
Please ensure that your child is collected from school promptly at 11.30am on this day.
Please contact your child’s teacher, Mrs Lawrence or the school office with any queries.
Jeans for Genes Day
The staff and students of Balga Primary School took part in Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 7 August 2020.
We are very proud to advise we raised a total of $140 which will contribute to funding the vital work being done in the labs at the Children’s Medical Research Institute.
We’re looking forward to our Edu-Dance Performance on Tuesday 22 September at 2.30pm. The students in Pre-primary to Year 6 have been learning their routines all term and can’t wait to perform.
School Faction Athletics Carnival
On your marks, get set… GO!
The students in Wandoo (Gold), Karri (Blue) and Jarrah (Red) have been training hard to participate in this year’s faction carnival. Parents are invited to join us on Friday 11 September at 9am to cheer on students as they participate in individual events and team games. Pre-carnival events (long jump, throws, 200m and 400m) will be held on Wednesday 9 September for selected students. The P&C will be offering a special Pizza & Juice Box special, notes to
Social distancing and good hygiene practices are still required at all Balga Primary School events, as per Department of Health regulations. Please maintain 1.5m distance and use the available hand sanitisers as required.
Room 2 Assembly
Thank you to Miss Kay and Room 2’s pre-primary’s for putting on an excellent performance for us all at last week’s assembly.
** 2021 Enrolments **
Now is the time to apply to enrol your child for 2021 if they are:
- Starting Kindergarten (turning four years old by 30 June 2021)
- Starting Pre-primary (turning five years old by 30 June 2021)
- Changing schools.
Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly office staff for any further enquiries on 9253 4500.
Every day of a child’s education matters.
Edu-Dance – $20.00 per student
Students from Pre-Primary through to Year 6 have the opportunity to participate in Edu-Dance again this year. The school would encourage students to participate in this activity. The school has subsidised the cost of Edu-Dance and the cost to families is $20.00 per student. If you have not yet made payment or returned the permission slip, please arrange for the return of signed permission slips as soon as possible and payment can be paid directly to the office, or by EFT to the school’s bank account. Spare permission slips are available from the front office.
Voluntary Contributions – $30.00 per student
Voluntary Contributions contribute towards purchasing education resources and programs to ensure your child has access to a broad curriculum and the best educational opportunities possible. The school charges a minimal amount of $30.00 per student. This small amount contributes directly towards the resources and programs available to support your child. If you have not yet made payment of your Voluntary Contributions we would kindly request that payment be made either in Cash, directly to the office, or by direct deposit to the school’s bank account at your earliest convenience.
Origo Maths Books – $18.00 per student
Students from Pre-Primary through to Year 6 will be using the Origo Stepping Stones Maths book to support the Maths curriculum. All students from Pre-Primary through to Year 6 will require this text book. If you have not yet made payment for your child’s book, please arrange for the payment of $18.00 per student to be paid directly to the office, or by EFT to the school’s bank account as soon as possible.
AUSSIE OF THE MONTH
We are very proud of Maabel who has earned himself the title of Aussie of the Month!! Well done, from the whole Balga Primary School community.
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.
October is a great time to get your children ready for summer and January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break.
Your children can start as young as five years old.
Fotoworks School Photo Day