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Newsletter 4 - 8 April 2022

Dear parents and carers,

Today is the last day of the term and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents, the school board, staff, students and the community for their support throughout this term. I certainly look forward to things going back to ‘normal’ and being able to focus totally on student needs and their education.

Next term some restrictions will ease and we will be able to have full assemblies again. While we still have to adhere to some Covid-safe protocols, we really look forward to parents, carers and members of the community attending assemblies.

Today was our ANZAC Ceremony, and we will share this on our Facebook page and hopefully we will manage to send a link home so everyone can access this. The students did an amazing job! They spoke clearly and the poem that was recited brought tears to our eyes. Just beautiful.

EDMUND RICE CENTRE

On 30 March, we had visitors from the Edmund Rice Centre attend the school and they spoke to various classes about programs they run in the local area. Their programs are all free of charge and are either after school, or on Saturdays. Children have the opportunity to attend art classes, leadership classes, soccer, AFL, basketball or theatre classes. These are a wonderful opportunity for children to meet others, play games and build relationships while learning new skills. Please follow the link below, or ask the school for an information pamphlet.

Community Development & Aboriginal Services - Edmund Rice Centre WA (ercwa.org.au)

I wish each of our families and members of the community a wonderful holiday break. Stay safe and take care of each other.

Warm Regards,

Regina Kroczek

Principal

 

Our assembly this week was presented by the Year 6 students from Room 18. The student produced small video clips with messages on expected behaviours at school along with a very important message on bullying.

Kindy /Pre Primary— Ms Coventry/Ms Salame
Momina Rahimi & Malak Al-Saadi
Pre Primary 1-Mrs Wallace/Ms Cutler
Venesia Dalipova, Plato Nguyen & Harun Hashi
Year 1 Room 1 - Ms Pusey
Nawaal Nasir & Maryam Gholami
Year 2 Room 2 – Mrs McGee
Aurora Shabani & Luka Ivanovski
Year 3/4 Room 5 - Ms Walters
Hassan Al Minshidawi, Rakan Salmani & Kerim Aksahin
Year 3 Room 8 - Mrs Fairhead/ Mrs Nettleton
Melvin Nguyen & Ahmed Alshami
Year 4/5 Room 16 - Ms Dunstan/Ms Salame
Emilee Foster, Yusef Aksahin & Rayan Siraj
Years 5/6 Room 17 - Ms Ayres
Lucy Da Luz, Jessy Htoo, Jamyshia Anderson & Sean Sariago
Years 6 Room 18 - Mr Nguyen
Zeinab Al Minshidawi , Rebecca Bawi Hung, Alyssa Moss & Mukhtar Nour
AUSLAN - Ms Salame
Aleigha Foster Room 8, Jafar Al Zeidan Room 16 & Mukhtar Nour Room 18
HASS – Ms Robinson
Hasan Aksahin Room 1 & Jarrah Cameron-Stacey Room 16
Wonderful Effort!


Year 6 student Kailynn Dhu has been offered a scholarship to attend Mount Lawley Senior High School for 2023. Congratulations Kailynn

PBS rewards

Room 1 reached 400 PBS tickets on Friday April 1.  We celebrated with a whole class reward of a movie afternoon with popcorn and comfy cushions!

Room 16 is up to 1600 PBS tickets and the class celebrated Monday with a round of Diamond Cricket in the undercover area. Scores were 7-7. Kids had a super time whacking the ball out of sight!

b>P&C Easter Raffle Winners

  • 1st Quiroz Family
  • 2nd Tyrecee Kaushik
  • 3rd Beukes Family
  • 4th Felix Family
  • 5th Quiroz Family
  • 6th Berat Aksahin
  • 7th Mrs McGee
  • 8th Jenny Wai
  • 9th Lucy Da Luz
  • 10th Harmony Websdale
  • 11th Deb James
  • 12th Felix Family

Important Dates to Remember

APRIL

Mon 25 - ANZAC Day Public Holiday

Tues 26 - Term 2 Commences

MAY

Tue 3 - P&C AGM at 7.00pm in the Conference room—please contact the office if you can attend

Mon 9 - Thur 11 - NAPLAN

Mon 16 - Thur 19 - NAPLAN

Newsletter 3 - 31 March 2022

Dear parents and carers

This term has been a rather difficult term with many disruptions and additional stresses due to Covid-19. I would like to thank our students, parents and the school community for their patience and the many ways in which they have supported Dryandra Primary School. Students in Years 3-6 have had the additional discomfort of mask wearing and many parents and carers have had students in isolation at home, or unwell. Thank you for keeping the school informed and updated on the impact on your families, this has been appreciated and has helped us to identify close contacts fairly quickly. I hope that all restrictions will ease next term, and we can get back to having parents and carers more involved in events at school.

Today’s newsletter is an additional newsletter as we have had to make some changes due to staff and student absences.

The Room 18 assembly is now in Week 10, on 7 April at 2 .00pm. This will be filmed and we hope to share this on the Facebook page. Next week’s newsletter will have the certificate recipients published. At this assembly, the Easter raffle will be drawn and I wish everyone the best of luck in the draw.

On April 8 we will have our ANZAC ceremony at 9:00 am. Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome parents to this year’s ceremony. We will film this and are hoping to share it on the Facebook page and send a link to parents so they can watch this important event.

EDMUND RICE CENTRE

On 30 March, we had visitors from the Edmund Rice Centre attend the school and they spoke to various classes about programs they run in the local area. Their programs are all free of charge and are either after school, or on Saturdays. Children have the opportunity to attend art classes, leadership classes, soccer, AFL, basketball or theatre classes. These are a wonderful opportunity for children to meet others, play games and build relationships while learning new skills. Please follow the link below, or ask the school for an information pamphlet.

Community Development & Aboriginal Services - Edmund Rice Centre WA (ercwa.org.au)

INTERIM REPORTS

Interim reports will be sent home on Monday. These are a snapshot of how students are going and are a replacement of the parent interviews we were going to have. If you would like to make a time to speak with your child’s teacher, please phone the office to make an appointment. Telephone interviews would be preferred, but if you need an interpreter, we will make alternative arrangements to accommodate this. The last newsletter for the term will be next week.

Warm Regards,

Regina Kroczek

Principal

Newsletter 2 - 4 March 2022

Dear parents and carers 

Today, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of you for your support with the requirement of mask wearing for Year 3-6 students. I have been to classes this morning and not only are students wearing masks, but they are wearing them correctly. This is really appreciated and shows your care for staff and other families in our school community. Thank you.

Unfortunately, we were unable to upload the video of the recent assembly due to some technical difficulties. Ms Walters is going to get her class to do the item again and I will film it and try to upload the class item on its own so parents from Room 5 will be able to see their children’s performance. Please bear with us as we learn to do some things in a different way to stay connected.

COVID-19

If your child is unwell, please keep them at home. If a child shows cold or flu symptoms, or is generally unwell, we will be sending them home as a precaution. I understand that this is sometimes very inconvenient, but at the moment we need to ensure that we manage the spread of illness as much as possible.

If your child has cold or flu symptoms, or diarrhea, please get them tested. If a test is positive, it is important to let me know as soon as possible. Thank you for helping to look after our community.

CALM CLASSROOMS

On a positive note, the past five weeks have been very calm, with very few behaviour issues in classrooms and in the playground. The children have settled back into the routine of school and I am seeing some really great work being produced in classrooms.

PUBLIC HOLIDAY AND SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY

On Monday 7 March is a public holiday and the following day, Tuesday 8 March is our school development day. So this coming weekend will be an extra-long weekend for students, while teachers will be doing some professional learning and planning for their students. Enjoy the time with your children.

PARENT INERVIEWS - CANCELLED

Usually in first term we have teacher/parent interviews where teachers meet with parents to discuss their child’s academic progress, achievements and social and emotional needs. Due to Covid-19, these interviews are not able to go ahead this term. Teachers will be preparing Interim Reports instead. This is a simplified report which will provide you with important updates on your child’s progress. These reports will be sent home with your child in Week 9. If you would like to speak with your child’s teacher after receiving the interim report, please make an appointment and a meeting will be scheduled for you. Meetings with parents can’t be held in classrooms at the moment, so another room will be used for this.

Thank you for your understanding. We certainly hope that we will be back to ‘normal’ in the near future.

HARMONEY WEEK MONDAY 21 MARCH - FRIDAY 25 MARCH

This year students will be doing Harmony activities in the classrooms but unfortunately due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are under, there will be no food prepared or brought into the school to share We will be taking photos of these activities and posting on the schools Facebook page.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Warm Regards,

Regina Kroczek

Principal

Due to the restriction we had for this assembly, these were the only Merit award winners available for a photo. I hope to be able to get all winners photos for our next assembly. Mrs Clough

Kindy/Pre Primary —Ms Coventry/Ms Salame
Ivy Thaimadan & Colleen Quiroz
Pre Primary - Mrs Wallace/Mrs Hutchinson
Mystique Cameron-Stacey & Suraya Mohamed Firdus
Year 1 Room 1 - Ms Pusey
Haifaa Al Mahamed & Frederick Mynn
Year 2 Room 2 - Mrs McGee
Nadine Mohamed Kheir & Joseph Glory
Year 3 Room 8 – Mrs Fairhead/Mrs Nettleton
Emily Htoo & Roqaya Gholami
Year 3/4 Room 5 - Ms Walters
Mehreen Kaur & Shimbi Rashidi
Year 4/5 Room 16 - Ms Dunstan
Sumaya Ismaile, Shoniece Little & Noah Gahan
Years 5/6 Room 17 - Ms Ayres
Reyhaneh Sadeghi, Noor Gholami, Tay Ho & Firat Gokot
Years 6 Room 18 - Mr Nguyen
Joanne Al Hilaly, Dila Aksahin, Kailynn Dhu & Noah Mohamed Kheir
AUSLAN - Ms Salame
Nadine Mohamed Kheir Room 2 Esmerelda Dalipova Room 5 Xavia Toomath Room 17
HASS – Ms Robinson
Lindy Beukes Room 5 & Aleesha Farrell Room 17
Great work everyone


WHAT IS PBS?

In 2018, Dryandra Primary School began its journey into Positive Behaviour Support or PBS.

PBS is our school-wide approach aimed at improving the academic and behavioural outcomes of all students. PBS works to establish a climate in which appropriate behaviour is the norm. This occurs through the use of proactive strategies and the explicit teaching of behavioural expectations. Our goal is to create a safe, positive learning environment where students are engaged and successful.

At Dryandra, our core behaviour values are demonstrated through the whole school values of Caring, Learning and Working Together. Have you seen these values on our school motto/emblem?

Each fortnight our students are explicitly taught these values through classroom based activities and are continuously encouraged to actively demonstrate behaviours derived from these values in the classroom, during break-times and as wider community member. Students are awarded PBS tickets when they demonstrate the positive behaviours on our PBS Behaviours Matrix, which is shown on our Matrix.

In 2022 our PBS Committee is made up of Ms Madeleine Pusey, Ms Kate Dunstan, Miss Helene Salame, Mr Scott Telford and Mrs Tennille Nettleton.

Sadly, this year we see Mrs Carole Clough stepping down from her position on the PBS Committee, after 4 years. Carole was a foundation member of PBS and we thank her for her time, energy and commitment to PBS, and for helping to improve the outcomes for our students.

HEALTHY EATING AT DRYANDRA PRIMARY SCHOOL

We strongly encourage our students to bring healthy eating options to school regularly. Natural foods can be cut up and portioned for great nutritional benefit and do not cost any more than artificial and pre-packaged options.

Students learn about food groups and healthy lifestyle choices as part of the Western Australian Curriculum and would benefit from partaking in shopping trips, where they can select healthy eating options for themselves to bring to school for recess and lunch.

Teachers will be awarding dojo points to students who demonstrate healthy eating and lifestyle choices. This also includes showing effort with Physical Education, block sports and morning fitness.

Mr Telford

PE Teacher

Newsletter 1 - 7 February 2022

Dear parents and carers 

Welcome back to all students and families for 2022. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome new staff, students and members of the community. Together, we can help the students of Dryandra Primary School succeed academically, personally and socially.

Paul Biemmi is currently leading another school for Semester 1, and I have stepped into his position. Ms Owers is working as the deputy principal, and we both look forward to working with everyone to support our students and their families. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the school community for supporting us and making us welcome in our respective new roles.

STAFFING CHANGES 2022

There are several new teachers at Dryandra Primary School, please make them feel welcome.
Room 18 - Mr Minh Nguyen
Room 17 - Ms Jasmine Ayres
Room 8 – Mrs Tennille Nettleton (Wednesday-Friday) (Ms Van Dijken is on LSL for Term 1)
Room K—Ms Leah Carmody
HaSS and Art— Ms Jade-Marie Robinson
Physical Education—Mr Scott Telford

SCHOOL BOARD NEWS

This term, the school board will have two meetings as there are more agenda items than we would be able to get through in one meeting. The additional meeting is planned for Week 5.

I would like to thank and congratulate our wonderful school board for all their work last year, this is appreciated. We are very fortunate to have some dedicated and committed parents, staff and community members who have a desire to improve our school.

Thank you to;

Mrs Nay Hta
Mrs Fardowso Osman Abdelle
Mrs Saba Ibrahim
Mr Son Nguyen
Mr Carlos Salmani
Ms Sharon Gillett
Dr Gill Kirk (Edith Cowan University and School Board Chair)
Mrs Julie McKay (Westminster Child and Parent Centre)
Mrs Megan Wallace (Staff Member)
Mrs Jody Brown (Staff Member)
Ms Sue Van Dijken (Staff Member)

CLASS INTRODUCTORY MEETINGS

Class introductory meetings were planned for Week 4, unfortunately, at this stage they will not be going ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions in schools. I will keep you updated if there are any changes. Teachers will provide you with information packages to ensure that you are aware of what each teacher’s expectations are in their classrooms.

ATTENDANCE

Regular attendance by students is very important as this will help to ensure that they are here for every lesson. When students miss out on particular lessons, they sometimes have difficulties because of gaps in learning. While an attendance rate of 90% sounds very good, and we are pleased with 90%.; It is important to remember that in real terms, a child with a 90% attendance rate has missed 10% of school ,and over 10 years this equals one whole year. If a child is ill, of course it is best for them ,their friends and teachers if they stay at home.

COVID-19

Please remember that social distancing and wearing masks indoors are strategies we all need to use to prevent the spread of this virus. If you are waiting to collect your children outside classrooms, please remember to keep space between you and other parents. Your support in this is appreciated.

CLASSROOM DOORS OPEN 8.30AM – LEARNING STARTS AT 8.40AM

We would prefer to have students arrive at school as close to 8.30am as possible. This enables our students to get themselves organised, change home readers, etc. It also enables your child to ease into the day and not feel pressured.

Arriving to school late, puts your child in a difficult position especially if the class has already commenced learning or doing their work. If students arrive prior to 8.30am, then they are to go to the library. There will be a teacher on duty. Late students must go to the office for a late note before going to the classroom.

I wish everyone a wonderful first term.

Warm Regards

Regina Kroczek 

Principal


DRYANDRA PRIMARY SCHOOL - 2022 STAFF LIST

PRINCIPAL
Mrs Regina Kroczek

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
Ms Liz Owers

MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES
Mrs Lee Geary

SCHOOL OFFICERS
Mrs Carole Clough
Mrs Christine Stephens (Wed)

LIBRARY OFFICER
Mrs Jody Brown (Mon & Tue)

Kindy - K
Ms Leah Carmody
Mrs Dianne Brown (EA)

KP - ECE 2
Ms Teresa Coventry
Miss Helene Salame (Thur)

PP - ECE 1
Mrs Megan Wallace
Mrs Lauren Hutchinson (Thur & Fri)

1 - 1
Ms Maddy Pusey

2 - 2
Mrs Sherryl McGee

3 - 8
Mrs Margaret Fairhead (Mon & Tue)
Mrs Tennille Nettleton (Wed - Fri)

3/4 - 5
Ms Tracy Walters

4/5 - 16
Ms Kate Dunstan (Mon-Thurs)
Ms Helene Salame (Fri)

5/6 - 17
Ms Jasmine Ayres

6 - 18
Mr Minh Nguyen

PE - 13
Mr Scott Telford (Thurs & Fri)

HaSS & S&P - 9
Ms Jade-Marie Robinson (Mon-Thurs)

AUSLAN/DANCE - 7
Miss Helene Salame (Mon -Wed)

AIEO
  Ms Mel Saylor (Mon & Tue)

EDUCATION ASSISTANTS
  Mrs Dianne Brown (Thurs Block B)
Mrs Amal Mustafa (Block A)

AUSLAN EA
  Ms Taylor Mondy

GARDENER
  Mr David Ridley (Tue & Thurs)

CLEANERS
  Mrs Debbie James
Ms Michelle Collier
Ms Rania Mohammad
Ms Aisha Yahya

PSYCH - BLOCK D
Ms Sarah McLean (Tue)

CHAPLAIN - BLOCK D
Mr David Ward (Wed & Thurs)

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