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Katitjiny – Week 3 – 25/10/2021

Week beginning 25 October,2021

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day is this Friday, 29 October. Thank you notes are attached with this edition of the Katijiny. It would be wonderful if children and parents could please take the time to recognise the amazing work teachers do every day. Please feel free to print off a thank you note or make your own. We would love each teacher in the school to receive some special messages. We will have a station set up outside the library before school on Friday for anyone who has forgotten and would like to come along and write their teacher a note. Thank you!

Bike Locks

Unfortunately we had a bike stolen from the bike enclosure last week. Please ensure your child has a bike lock. This is not the first time this has happened.

Primary Extension and Challenge

PEAC is a part time supplementary program for students in Years 5 and 6. Students are identified as suited to participate in the PEAC Program through testing in Year 4.

All public school students in Year 4 have the opportunity to be assessed. Three  of our students have been offered a place in PEAC next year. Parents of the successful students will be notified in writing this week.

Interschool Swimming Carnival – Parent Survey

VacSwim Swimming Lessons

Enrolments are open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.

VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. It’s a great school holiday activity that teaches valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Your children can start as young as five years old. Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at

 Year 6 Fundraising – Crazy Hair Day – Friday 29th October

For a gold coin donation students are invited to wear their craziest hair to school on Friday.  Icey poles will also be sold – $1 for a whole, or 50cents for half.

Gifted & Talented Programs for Secondary School

A Connect notice was sent on Wednesday 20th October to parents of Year 5 students advising that the applications for Gifted & Talented programs are now open for students beginning Year 7 in 2023.  Please refer to that notice for more information if you are interested in your child applying.

In less than 5 months Millen has saved 7kg of tooth brushing rubbish from landfill, Great work everyone! Please help spread the word and remember to bring in all your non-electrical oral health care waste, including the plastic packaging. Collect your family and friends rubbish too! You can also go to and vote for our school to win a recycling station made out of old oral care waste.

  • University of WA researchers are running a survey to understand how trees of the Perth metro area influence people’s attachment to where they live. If you’re interested, please see the attached flyer for more info and link to the survey.
School Disco – Friday 12th November

The P&C are again banding together to put on a disco for Millen students.  Full details will be out soon, but put the following details in your diary.

Where: Victoria Park RSL, 1 Fred Bell Parade (opposite Millen)
Theme: Graffiti Party  —  Attendees are invited to dress-up in bright colours, hip hop/ funk style or just wear their favourite outfit and come along for a fun night with their friends.

Ticket Cost: $10 per attendee & will ticket sales be pre-order only – more details to come soon.

Session times and further details to follow.

Australian Girls Choir Open Day

School aged girls are invited to come along to our Open Day on Sunday November 7 to try our fun and inclusive classes and learn more about being part of the AGC!  Please visit our website to register to attend our free Open Day: 


This Week

Monday 25 October – 7pm P & C meeting

Wednesday 27 October – *  Senior Assembly – Rm 1;   *  Student leaders 2022 – speeches & voting

Friday 29 October – *  World Teachers’ Day;  * Crazy Hair Day Year 6 fundraising

Next Week

Monday 01 November – 9am Kindy orientation session

Wednesday 03 November – Junior Assembly – Room 10

Friday 05 November – *  Walk to School Day;  * Library Officer Appreciation Day