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1 Dear Parents & Carers Newton Primary School 4 Marvell Avenue, Spearwood Phone: OUR MISSION To provide a safe, caring, co operative and stimulating learning environment. 4 TH MAY 2017 T ERM 2 W EEK 2 May Thursday 4th General Assembly Monday 8th Jump Rope for Heart 2-3pm Tuesday 9th Naplan week for Year 3 & 5 Thursday 11th Uniform Shop 8.35am Thursday 18th Assembly Rooms 3&4 P&C Meeting 6.45pm Monday 22nd School Board Meet 4pm Thursday 25th Uniform Shop 8.35am Senior Choir at Melville SingFest 12pm Wednesday 31st Canteen Special Lunch REMINDERS TERM Welcome back to term 2. We have had a busy start. The students have returned well prepared for another excellent term. Edudance Lessons began Tuesday 2nd of May and it was great to see our students smiling faces as they learnt the first few steps of their dance. It is a wonderful program which finishes with a Pre Primary to Year 6 school dance concert on Thursday 29th June 1.45pm. Specialist Program Activities Art Extension (TAGS) - Some students in Year 3 and 4 have been working on Art Extension with Ms De Palma. Examples of their great work can be seen in the Performing Arts Area. Science Hatching Project - This week we received 12 eggs. Eight have already hatched. Ms Harken followed a stringent application process to gain approval through the Department of Education to have the hatching program at the school. The students have been delighted by their arrival and are learning about a life cycle. This is an excellent Science topic. Music - The Senior Choir will present at the Melville Sing Festival on the 25th May at the Melville Rec Centre. They are working hard to prepare and are very excited about being able to represent the school. Ms McBain is looking forward to taking them. Physical Education - This Monday the students will engage in Jump Rope For Heart from 2-3pm. Ms Kelsey is also working on organising the School Cross Country for the 15th June. NAPLAN NAPLAN testing for Year 3 and 5 students will commence on Tuesday 9th May and finish on Thursday 11th May. Catch up testing will be available on Friday 12th May. NAPLAN has been aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English and the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The best preparation for NAPLAN is a continued focus on teaching the curriculum. We encourage that all students are at school on time to be best prepared to complete the assessments. Linda Humphreys - Principal June Thursday 1st Assembly Rooms 9&12 Friday 2nd PD Day (no school for students) Monday 5th WA Day Public Holiday Thursday 8th P&C Meeting 9am Thursday 15th Assembly Pre Primary School Cross Country Thursday 22nd Cross Country Sport Yr 5/6 Thursday 29th Edudance Concert 1.45pm Friday 30th Last day Term 2 KINDERGARTEN APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ARE NOW OPEN IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN BETWEEN THE 1ST OF JULY 2013 AND THE 30TH JUNE 2014 THEN PLEASE COME INTO THE OFFICE FOR AN APPLICATION FORM.

2 4th May 2017 Room KP Year P Jessica J Room PP Year P Alicia L Melodie L Room 3 Year 1 Jesse C Imogen S Room 4 Year 1/2 Elijah H Liam P Room 2 Year 2 Flynn M Leo F Room 6 Year 3 Cameron S Room 8 Year 3/4 Tyrone B Sienna M Room 12 Year 4/5 Domenique M Cadel B Room 9 Year 5/6 Aelisha P Thirdy C Science Arabella K Zane T Art Mako H Sienna M Library Rooms 2, 3, 4, 6 & 12 OTHER AWARDS Subway Student Encouragement Awards Donated by Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre Jacinta C, Shakira A, Andy C & Jade B AUSSIE OF THE MONTH - ANGUS N Angus was awarded this award for being a kind and caring person who respects his peers. Riley works independently in the classroom. He plays fairly and follows rules in the playground. Handbands for CARE Jack D & Ruby M Tidy Class Award Uniform Award Room 8 Room 9 Goldslips for good playground behaviour Sienna M & Dempsey W This award is donated by Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre

3 Newton P & C News MOTHERS DAY STALL WEDNESDAY 10TH - FRIDAY 12TH MAY Undercover Area, before and after school and at recess - items from $1 WE ARE IN NEED OF HELPERS FOR THE STALL ROSTER - PLEASE DROP THE RETURN TIMESLOT NOTE THAT WAS SENT HOME WITH THE TIME THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. UNIFORM SHOP is open fortnightly Thursdays at 8.35am Helpers required. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED IN PERSON AT THE UNIFORM SHOP SCHOOL BANKING School Banking for 2017 is on every Tuesday morning from 8:30am to 9:00am in the undercover area. If parents have not yet signed up their children go to your local branch or sign up online at; WE HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE PLEASE GO TO NEWTON PRIMARY P&C - and LIKE US. NEWTON CANTEEN IS OPEN EVERY DAY EXCEPT WEDNESDAY WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR HELPERS SO POP IN AND ADD YOUR NAME TO THE ROSTER. ENTERTAINMENT BOOK - Have you got your copy of this years Entertainment Book? Go to or contact Kacey at (THERE IS A SAMPLE COPY IN THE OFFICE TO VIEW) COMMUNITY NOTICES Yangebup Family Centre Suq Al usra Market Evening Friday 5th May 5-7pm at 11 Dunraven Drive - Market Stalls, Food, Disco Room, Bouncy Castle, and more! Cockburn ARC - Open Weekend Saturday 20/5 & Sunday 21/5 1-5pm Waterslides, children s activities, indoor adventure zone, aquatic wonderland. Adults $7, Children $5.20 To book tickets go to Dalmatinac Netball Club is still looking for players born in call Sonia on if you are interested. Protect yourself against the Flu - Pharmacy 777 Spearwood provide vaccination in-store. Call SupaNova Synchronised Swimming Club - A great sport for boys and girls ages 6 and up. Call Lisa on or WELL DONE Imogen S Look at all her Trophies from Dance HQ Bayswater Dance Festival 1st place Lyrical Solo 6/u 2nd place Lyrical Duo/Trio 8/u 2nd place Classical Ballet Solo 6/u And a special mention award - what a star!!! ANZAC DAY 2017 The school held its annual Anzac Day Ceremony at the end of last term. It was a lovely service. Robin L for her medal from Gymnastic Step Fun & Fitness. Eamon C for his medal from Coogee Beach Surf Lifesaving Club 2016/17 Season Miss Searle also attended a service at the Fremantle Monument on Anzac Day and presented this wreath made by our students. The service men and women and their families were most appreciative of this gesture.

4 On April 4, 58 students and 6 staff members were given the opportunity to attend the performance of Hachiko at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, through their Schools Inclusion Program. The Schools Inclusion Program was created by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and was made possible through the generosity of Fremantle Ports who are specifically committed to offering positive experiences to schools in the local area. The program provides subsidised ticketing to students, so they can experience life -changing experiences, such as seeing live theatre. Newton Primary School students from Year 1-6 are participating in the Heart Foundation Jump Rope for Heart program in Term 2 on Monday the 8th May (Week 3) from 2pm-3pm and once again we would love your support! Sponsorship is easy - simply go online to and register your child today! A secure fundraising page will be created as soon as you register; and then you are encouraged to share this link with as many people as possible. This is an easy, safe way for your child to monitor their progress, receive bonus prizes and even receive sponsorship from family and friends who are further afield. All donations online the donor will be able to receive a Tax receipt. Please let us know when you have finished fundraising online. You may like to print out a copy of the donations received online. Thank you for joining us in the fight against heart disease. Yours sincerely, Mrs Naomi Kelsey, Physical Education Teacher Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator Newton Primary Senior Choir Our Senior Choir will be representing the school at the Melville Singfest at the Melville Rec Centre on the 25th of May. Notes will be sent home to parents next week but we are looking for a parent volunteer to attend with the group. We will be leaving school at 12noon. Please contact the office if you can help. Regards Ms McBain - Music Teacher

5 DID YOU KNOW THE SCHOOL NOW HAS A SMART APP? Follow the instruction below and download the app to your devices!