1 Rivergums Newsletter Term 2 Week For Your Calendar Friday 1 June Faction Cross Country Western Australia Day Public Holiday DanceSport On the first Monday in June, WA Day There has been a great response from Monday 4 June WA Day Public Holiday Students DO NOT attend (formerly Foundation Day) aims to the students in the first few weeks raise awareness and discussion on our and Mr Staples has reported that they history, unique were very keen to participate. He also Friday 8 June B4 Assembly Pirate Day for Cancer Research heritage, culture, mentioned that the instructor was Friday 15 June BASSA Cross Country young and old, from all ethnicities and We are also looking at a performance cultures to participate in a wide range afternoon for the parents. This may of activities and events state wide that involve changing the last dance showcase the Western Australian session (Year 5/6 Tuesday and Year spirit and our many achievements. 3/4 Friday) to a Monday for both We encourage all families to reflect on groups and combining the lesson with this and enjoy the long weekend. a parent performance towards the Tuesday 19 June Sports Theme Free Dress Day - Kindy Group A Wednesday 20 June Sports Theme Free Dress Day Friday 22 June B3 Assembly diversity and identity. very impressed with their enthusiasm and behaviour. It is the focal point to unite all people end of term. We will communicate Bikes and scooters this once it has been decided. For safety reasons it is expected that all students who ride their bikes to school must wear a helmet. This is also a requirement by law. We also SMS ATTENDANCE UNIFORM SHOP encourage students to wear a helmet to school when riding on scooters. This has been supported by the School Board. We urge parents to support this. The uniform shop is situated in the covered assembly area. Opening hours for 2017 are: TUESDAY 1.30PM PM THURSDAY 8.15AM AM 1 Avoca Chase Baldivis WA 6171 T E
2 Two Different Worlds with B5 In B5 we have immersed ourselves into Rivergums Primary School s Positive Behaviour System since the beginning of the year. Ed Sheeran and Sesame Street provided the ideal song to develop our understanding of these in their tune Two Different Worlds. Students really do belong to two awesome worlds - home and school. Behaviour expectations differ. Responsibilities differ. Resilience and persistence are both required to progress and succeed. We ve enjoyed singing, hoping to have carried our voices all the way to the back of the Undercover Area to our wonderful families. We aimed to engage all areas of the school, from Pre Primary right through to Year 6. We hope you enjoyed our assembly. Ms Starr Jamieson B5 Classroom Teacher
3 Sports Chat Faction Cross Country Good luck to all students participating in the Faction Cross Country this Friday. Approximate race times are: 9:00 am Year km 9:40 am Year m 10:10 am Pre Primary 600 m 11:10 am Year km 11:45 am Year km 12:25 pm Year km 1:50 pm Year km Students are reminded to wear their faction shirts for the event. Parents, carers and families are invited to attend. BASSA Winter Carnival Year 5 and 6 students are currently preparing for the BASSA Winter Sports Carnival to be held on Wednesday the 27th of June. Rivergums PS will field teams in: Boys AFL Girls AFL Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Mixed Netball Mixed Hockey Notes will be sent home next week with information for the carnival. DanceSport The Year 3 to 6 students are currently participating in the DanceSport program. Dancezone instructor Deb has been impressed with their ability to learn the steps of new dances quickly and with the great attitude of the students. Well done! Eagles Faction Footy Scores after Round 3 are: Player of the Week - Campbell S Wattle 10 points Year 4 Karri Faction Karri 10 points Banksia 10 points Well done Campbell! See Mr Staples for your Jacaranda 6 points prize.
4 Positive Behaviour Support This fortnight we have been focusing on: I ignore disruptions and negative behaviours around me I inform teachers about playground problems and how to solve them It s been a busy fortnight in the library as all factions and all year groups have enjoyed Games Time in the Library. Our students have been playing a number of games including Battleships, Uno, Guess Who, Monopoly, Pictionary, Jenga and lots of others. These games are teaching valuable social skills whilst fostering our PBS behaviour expectations. Students are being respectful of each other whilst sharing the Library space. Students are being responsible when using the equipment and when packing away carefully. Students are resilient when they are not always the winner during their games. Students are persistent when they keep trying at new games and having another turn when they don t win. A big thank you to all of our student volunteers who have given up their lunch time to organise and set up equipment and help other students. Pirate Day for Childhood Cancer Research On Friday the 8th of June (Week 6) we will be participating in Pirate Day Friday! Pirate Day Friday is an annual national day of dressing up to raise awareness and much-needed funds for childhood brain cancer. Every dollar raised through Pirate Day Friday is allocated to scientific studies focused on childhood brain cancer through The Adventurers in WA and The Kids Cancer Project in all other states and territories. In 2018, money raised by pirates in WA will go to the Telethon Kids Institute Cancer Centre Brain Tumour Research Program. For a gold coin donation, students are invited to dress up in their best pirate costume. If students choose not to participate they must wear their full school uniform, it is not a free dress day. Please remember to leave your swashbuckling pirate swords at home. More information can be found on the Pirate Day Friday website.
5 German A Message from Berlin Bounce Back Bear Practice counting to ten Always remember to use the safety door when getting out of the car. The safety door is usually the rear passenger door, closest to the footpath. 1 eine 2 zwei 3 drei 4 vier 5 funf 6 sechs 7 sieben 8 acht 9 neun 10 zehn
6 P & C News CANTEEN MENU TERM 2 The sushi orders were a massive hit this week so they will remain on our menu - thanks again to our parents & carers for your support. A brochure stand will now be placed at the canteen where copies of our menu will be available, as well as online at quickcliq.com.au for parents who prefer to order online. Students are also welcome to purchase recess items from the Canteen on the day without pre-ordering. Items available to purchase are listed below. SPORTS FREE DRESS DAY On Wednesday 20th of June (Tuesday 19th of June for Kindy Group A) we are holding a free dress day with the theme of your favourite sports team. P & C TRAINING A P & C Training session from WACSSO has been booked. Anyone who is interested in finding out what being part of our P & C is all about and P & C s actually do is welcome to attend. The session will be held on Monday 25th June from 6:30-9:00 pm in the Conference Room. Light refreshments will be provided. Limited places - only 15 available. Please your interest to our Treasurer Meg Behrmann at For all Canteen enquiries, please contact: For all P & C enquiries, please contact: Rivergums Primary School P & C thank you for your support.