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Edition 4 1st July 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians What’s On! Uniform Shop Open Every Wed 8.00-9.00 am Edu- Dance Concert Mon 1st Jul - 2.15 pm onwards Edu- Dance Concert Wed 3rd Jul - 2.15 pm onwards Faction Cross Country Fri 5th July - 1 pm Term 2 Ends Fri 5th July Pupil Free Day Mon 22nd Jul Term 3 - Students Return Tue 23rd Jul 70 Curtis Road Melville WA 6156 P: 9330 2255 F: 08 9317 1274 E: [email protected] W:www.melvilleps.wa.edu.au When someone’s career is coming to a close, many memories resurface, particularly the pleasant ones. Peter Bruce, our science teacher and regular relief deputy principal, is experiencing those feelings of nostalgia now as he enters his last week of teaching starting today, after a stellar career spanning 40 years. Mr Bruce’s teaching career began at Calista PS in 1979 and moved to Melville PS in 1987. He had several secondments away from the school in head office between 2006 and 2009 but returned to MPS to teach in the classroom then as our science teacher. I believe there are a few parents here who have been taught by Mr Bruce! Apart from being a very knowledgeable science teacher, Mr Bruce played an important role in the planning and building of the present school from 2004 to 2005, so he leaves a lasting legacy. Please come and say your farewells to Mr Bruce throughout the week and especially on Friday. The family and wider community support of our school never ceases to amaze me. You will remember the recent Lapathon was held in a 70 minute window of sunny weather on what had been a very wet day on 11th June. Today the P&C announced the final amount raised - $14 425! What an extraordinary amount of money. We are thrilled to announce this will pay for a new sound system which will be used indoor and outdoors. Performances up at Kadidjiny Park in the amphitheatre sounds very appealing. A date for your calendar – the P&C will be running Carols on the Oval for the school community on Friday 13th December. More information will be available next term. This week is very busy with Edu-Dance concerts today and Wednesday. Information was sent home via your children’s teachers and the office last week. The annual cross country races for years 3 to 6 will be held on Friday afternoon. This event will be postponed if the weather is severe, however if it is drizzling the event will be run. The call will be made Friday lunch time. Congratulations to our year 6 winter games interschool competitors. Some great results from all teams. A reminder that all enrolments for 2020 should be in by the end of July. This is especially important for kindy and pre-primary. Year 7 enrolments should in to the high schools by the end of this week. We are very proud of our many year 6 students who have got into special programs at a wide array of high schools for Gifted and Talented, academic extension, music, drama, media, visual art, aviation and various sports. Have a wonderful winter holiday and for those who are travelling come back to us safely. Farewell Mr Peter Bruce – we will miss you but we have many wonderful memories to remember you by. Betty McNeill Principal Merit Award Winners Kade T. Sophie B. Lila H. Finn R. Ethan D. Charlotte W. Daisy G. Charlotte C. Max D. Eva W. Z. Mason Olivia E. Jett W-S. Sophia M. Charlie P. Lara R. Noah H. Lauren P. Tessa S. Kitahna M. Sam M Max L. Ellie M. Jasen W. Trinity M. Lucas S. Isabella W. Lachlan A. Ciaran E. Meg M. Isabelle R. Alexa S. Axel Z Indiana G. Fern W. Jack F Tilly B. Kem Mc. Alexandra H. Wes W. Sage T. Suzi D. Mia G. Eve C. Clancy R. Callum T. Lee D.

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Melville News Edition 4

1st July 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians

What’s On!Uniform Shop OpenEvery Wed 8.00-9.00 am

Edu- Dance ConcertMon 1st Jul - 2.15 pm onwards

Edu- Dance ConcertWed 3rd Jul - 2.15 pm onwards

Faction Cross CountryFri 5th July - 1 pm

Term 2 EndsFri 5th July

Pupil Free DayMon 22nd Jul

Term 3 - Students ReturnTue 23rd Jul

70 Curtis Road Melville WA 6156 P: 9330 2255 F: 08 9317 1274 E: [email protected] W:www.melvilleps.wa.edu.au

When someone’s career is coming to a close, many memories resurface, particularly the pleasant ones. Peter Bruce, our science teacher and regular relief deputy principal, is experiencing those feelings of nostalgia now as he enters his last week of teaching starting today, after a stellar career spanning 40 years.

Mr Bruce’s teaching career began at Calista PS in 1979 and moved to Melville PS in 1987. He had several secondments away from the school in head office between 2006 and 2009 but returned to MPS to teach in the classroom then as our science teacher. I believe there are a few parents here who have been taught by Mr Bruce!

Apart from being a very knowledgeable science teacher, Mr Bruce played an important role in the planning and building of the present school from 2004 to 2005, so he leaves a lasting legacy. Please come and say your farewells to Mr Bruce throughout the week and especially on Friday.

The family and wider community support of our school never ceases to amaze me. You will remember the recent Lapathon was held in a 70 minute window of sunny weather on what had been a very wet day on 11th June. Today the P&C announced the final amount raised - $14 425! What an extraordinary amount of money. We are thrilled to announce this will pay for a new sound system which will be used indoor and outdoors. Performances up at Kadidjiny Park in the amphitheatre sounds very appealing.

A date for your calendar – the P&C will be running Carols on the Oval for the school community on Friday 13th December. More information will be available next term.

This week is very busy with Edu-Dance concerts today and Wednesday. Information was sent home via your children’s teachers and the office last week. The annual cross country races for years 3 to 6 will be held on Friday afternoon. This event will be postponed if the weather is severe, however if it is drizzling the event will be run. The call will be made Friday lunch time.

Congratulations to our year 6 winter games interschool competitors. Some great results from all teams.

A reminder that all enrolments for 2020 should be in by the end of July. This is especially important for kindy and pre-primary. Year 7 enrolments should in to the high schools by the end of this week. We are very proud of our many year 6 students who have got into special programs at a wide array of high schools for Gifted and Talented, academic extension, music, drama, media, visual art, aviation and various sports.

Have a wonderful winter holiday and for those who are travelling come back to us safely.

Farewell Mr Peter Bruce – we will miss you but we have many wonderful memories to remember you by.

Betty McNeillPrincipal

Merit Award WinnersKade T.Sophie B.Lila H.Finn R.Ethan D.Charlotte W.Daisy G.Charlotte C.Max D.Eva W.Z. MasonOlivia E.Jett W-S.Sophia M.Charlie P.Lara R.Noah H.Lauren P.Tessa S.Kitahna M.Sam MMax L.Ellie M.Jasen W.

Trinity M.Lucas S.Isabella W.Lachlan A.Ciaran E.Meg M.Isabelle R.Alexa S.Axel ZIndiana G.Fern W.Jack FTilly B.Kem Mc.Alexandra H.Wes W.Sage T.Suzi D.Mia G.Eve C.Clancy R.Callum T.Lee D.

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70 Curtis Road Melville WA 6156 P: 9330 2255 F: 08 9317 1274 E: [email protected] W:www.melvilleps.wa.edu.au

NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL HEALTH NURSE - WINTER ILLNESSColdsUpper respiratory tract infections or colds are everywhere, especially in winter, so it is almost impossible to stop children from catching them. Here are some points which may help reduce the incidence.• Teach your child to cover his/her nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and to wash hands straight afterwards. (Sneeze into elbow if unable to wash hands).• Hands should be washed after blowing noses and before eating.• Use tissues once and then throw them in the bin. (Avoid using handkerchiefs.)• Keep your child home from school if he/she has a cold/cough/fever/pain.• Make sure that children eat a balanced diet of plenty of healthy foods.• Keep children away from smoke – it irritates their eyes and nasal passages, making it more likely that they will catch a cold.

What to do if your child gets a coldNo treatment will cure a cold or make it go away more quickly, but you can help your child feel more comfortable:• Rest: This need not be in bed.• Provide extra drinks: If your child doesn’t want to drink very much, try giving lots of small sips of water, or ice blocks to suck for older children.Germs are spread easily within the classroom to staff and other students. Keep your child home if they cannot ;• Cover his/her nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing• Wipe his/ her nose independently• Wash hands without help

HandwashingWashing hands is the easiest way to protect ourselves from contagious diseases, like colds, influenza and gastroenteritis. Hands should be washed before and after eating or preparing food, after going to the toilet and after nose blowing/sneezing.When teaching your child to wash their hands:• Use clean water and soap, making sure they cover their hands and wrists.• Use a brush to clean under nails if they’re dirty too• Dry their hands with something clean (like a paper towel)Alcohol based sanitizers can be useful when soap and water is not available. Use half a teaspoon of the product and encourage your child to rub their hands together until they’re dry. If you can see dirt on their hands, it is better to use soap and water.Please visit the Healthy WA website for further information on influenza and the common- cold Healthy WA

ATTADALE DENTAL THERAPY - HOLIDAY EMERGENCY HOURS Attadale Dental Therapy will be open from 08/07/2019 - 09/07/2019 from 8 am to 4 pm - contact 9330 5876Emergencies only: from 10/07/2019-12/07/2019 from 8 am to 4 pm - contact Caralee Dental Therapy Centre on 9337 6818Emergencies only: from 15/07/2019-19/07/2019 from 8 am to 4 pm - contact Beaconsfield Dental Therapy Centre on 9335 8758Attadale Dental Therapy Centre will reopen again on Monday 22/07/2019 @ 8 am

YEAR 5 DRAMA SHOWCASEOn Wednesday 19th June the year fives performed their drama showcase for parents and friends in library.

The drama showcase explored the theme “What makes us laugh?” with every student taking on a role in a short comedy sketch. With loads of misunderstandings, disguises, punch lines, absurd characters and ridiculous situations I think we achieved our mission… to make our audience laugh!

Well done to all of the students for their efforts.

Mrs Gilbertson - Drama Specialist Teacher

This Winter we’re getting creative, innovative and active as we bring to you heaps of brand-new and exclusive activities to Holiday Club. In Planet Protectors we’ll learn about sustainability and how to recycle old paper into cool and colourful paper. Then head outside for recycling games – sporty & fun! All around the world, in street markets, historical sites and museums, we see amazing clay work from years gone by. In Clay Bazaar we’ll roll, mould and shape our very own clay creations. From world bowls to trinkets and everything in between. Bookings open now. To find out when these activities are on during the school holidays and join in the fun, visit: www.campaustralia.com.au/holidayclubs | t: Customer Care Team on 1300 105 343 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. - The Camp Australia Team

CAMP AUSTRALIA

Dear Parents/CaregiversFollowing our recent school photography by Kapture, you can now view and order any special photos taken this year. When visiting https://www.kapture.com.au/event.asp you will need to enter our school code under the Sports & Event tab to access the gallery – CODE: CABBRRThank you for your assistance. Kapture Photography

KAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHY - SPECIAL PHOTOS ORDERING

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70 Curtis Road Melville WA 6156 P: 9330 2255 F: 08 9317 1274 E: [email protected] W:www.melvilleps.wa.edu.au

P&C NEWSHERO & VILLAINS DISCO – FRIDAY 26th JULY

Please ensure you purchase your disco tickets before Tuesday 24th July and if possible sign up to help out on the night. Here are the links: https://www.trybooking.com/BCVEN and for signing up as a volunteer on the evening: http://volunteersignup.org/777M3

PARENT EVENT – 31st AUGUSTOur Hollywood Glamour night is only 8 weeks away, so make sure you get your early bird tickets before the end of July!!

With live music, food and champagne, prizes to be won and a red carpet to welcome you in style, it’s going to be a night of fun, laughter and a great opportunity to support our school and community. Simply dig out your glamour dresses girls.... or see Tina for an outfit hire at 50% discount.

For anyone who is keen to donate large items for the silent auction please contact Tina on 0433 334 207. For smaller donations for the raffle, a flyer will be sent home after the school holidays. Thank you!

I must say we’ve had some amazing adventures in the Veggie Patch. Firstly I would like to say, “Thank you “ to the Melville School Community as I have received some beautiful donations for the garden and our assembly market stall. We raised over $60 which is amazing! Well done everyone, you are super stars! We have some wonderful pictures below to share. Thank you to Blend Cafe for all their wonderful coffee grinds they donated for our compost - the picture bottom left photos are the “Thank you Hamper” we delivered to them. The photo to the far right shows some grit and determination from J1 students wrestling with the celery on our “ Bunnings Garden Day”. We had a replanting day with a loads of donations from Bunnings we all got stuck in. Rachel, Sam, Doris (Bunnings) & myself helped a few classes get hands on in the garden. Everyone worked very hard and achieved a fantastic result. A massive thanks to Bunnings for their huge donation and their help on the day. Fun times were had by all. The ladies also mentioned they are very keen to come back and see one of our market stalls in action.Below centre are some great pictures of the “Worm Towers” that were made by students, all ready for our very first “Veggie Club” with Camp Australia. - Toni Cooling, Veggie Patch Coord

VEGGIE PATCH NEWS

UNIFORM SHOP NEWSUniform Shop is open every WEDNESDAY 8-9 am. Cash, Cheque and EFTPOS facility available. If you can’t get to the Uniform Shop on a Wednesday, you can place a completed order form along with payment into the P&C box in the front office. Girls leggings have now arrived in the uniform shop. We are fully stocked with fleece jackets so come in and stay warm!Volunteer Roster: Wed 3rd Jul: Danelle Cross, Sandra Anderson, Friederike Sheppard, Claire Stewart

CANTEEN NEWSA friendly reminder that Canteen will be closed on Monday 22nd July due to the Pupil Free Day. Canteen will reopen in term 3 on Wednesday 24th July.Volunteer Roster: Mon 1st Jul: Karen Rooney Wed 3rd Jul: Manager & Assistant Fri 5th Jul: Manager & AssistMon 22nd Jul: Pupil Free Day

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Learn to Knit Hour - Country Womens AssociationAll ages welcome! Bring some needles and wool and the CWA ladies are happy to teach you the basics.When: Tuesdaqy 9th July at 11 am. Where: Bicton RSL Hall, 28 Foss Street, Bicton. RSVP: Kay on 0458 569 536Grasshopper SoccerSoccer fun for girls and boys aged 2 to 12! Term 3 programs starting from July 27th, 2019. Free trial available - contact Grasshopper Soccer to book your child’s place. Further information: W: grasshoppersoccer.com.au or E: [email protected] Point Recreation Camps - School Holiday Camp - Day ProgramsCamp activities designed to help children improve their physical, emotional, social, and mental health. Contact: Woodman Point Recreation Team, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, 74 O’Kane Court Coogee, WA 6166T: 9492 9797 | E: [email protected] | W: www.dlgsc.wa.gov.auThe Dance Collective Open for 2019 enrolments. Hip Hop | Jazz | Contemporary | Lyrical | Ballet | Breaking | Boys Only FREE TRIALS on offer for all Melville Primary School students and parents. Call 9314 7997, email [email protected] or visit www.thedancecollective.com.au to book yours now.Relationships Australia - All Things Parenting Courses July 2019 - West LeedervilleMums Raising Boys - Mon 1 Jul - 6.30-9pmFathering After Separation - Tues 2 Jul - 6.30-9pmDads Raising Girls - Wed 3 Jul - 6.30-9pmSuccessful Single Parenting - Wed 24 Jul - 6.30-9pmMums Raising Teenage Boys - Mon 29 Jul - 6.30-9pmEmothion Coaching Your Child - Tue 30 July - 6.30-9pmPlaces are limited – please contact (08) 6164 0239 to register today. For more information about our courses and workshops, please visit www.relationshipswa.org.au

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