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Katitjiny – Week 5 – 17.05.2021

Week 5 – beginning Monday, 17 May 2021

Halogen National Young Leaders Day Conference

This excursion had to be rescheduled and will now be taking place on Tuesday. The Year 6 student leaders will be meeting Mr Fanayan and Mr Craven at the Perth Convention Centre between 8.30 and 8.45am. We hope you all have a brilliant time and we look forward to hearing all about what inspires you most on the day!


This week (with the exception of Year 3 Writing), there will be catch-up testing for children who were absent last week.

Australian Early Development Census

Next week, our Pre-primary teachers will begin their completion of the Australian Early Development Census. The AEDC is a government initiative and is completed by teachers about children in their first year of full-time schooling across Australia every three years.

The information gives a picture of how children are developing and helps to identify areas for improvement. During the census, the teachers answer questions about each child in their class, including their names, dates of birth and questions relating to five key domains of development including; Physical health and wellbeing, Emotional maturity, Social competence, Language and cognitive skills and Communication skills and general knowledge. The children are not required to do anything or answer any questions.

A letter with further details was sent to the parents of children in Pre-primary earlier this term.  If you would like further information or if you do not consent to the collection of your child’s information, please email

Kiss and Drive

I would like to remind all parents to please ensure they remain in their car while using one of the two Kiss and Drive areas located on Pinedale Street and Ramsden Avenue. If you need to leave your car to collect your child, please use a dedicated parking area. Thank you.

More trees for Millen

Exciting news! Millen has received an Urban Forest Strategy Grant from the Town of Victoria Park which will see us planting 24 new carefully-selected trees on the school grounds this year! Many thanks to Planet Millen member and Millen parent Emma Monk who worked tirelessly on our successful application. We can’t wait to see the trees go in, the students protect and nurture them and all the many wonderful things they will bring over the years to come.

Your Move Parent Survey

Our school is a Your Move school. This means we are committed to encouraging our students to use bikes, scooters, walking and public transport to get to and from school safely more often. This survey will enable us to find out a little about how you travel to school, what challenges you face using active modes of transport and where possible, find solutions to these challenges. We aim to reduce the number of cars at drop off and pick up times, to create a safer space around our school environment.

Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey below.

Community News

The local Brightwater disability centre in Oats Street has requested assistance from our school community in providing items for their ‘Homeward Bound Program’. 

Many of the Brightwater clients are transitioning into independent or supported accommodation, and need assistance with acquiring basic household goods.

The Brightwater ‘Homeward Bound Program’ gifts a ‘Homeward Bound’ starter pack for their transition back into the Community. This amongst others things includes a toiletries pack .

Can you Help?

We need toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap, body wash/ shower gel & deodorant etc.  Just  basic care needs.

Whilst doing your weekly shop, consider purchasing an extra toothpaste, shampoo, soap, or body wash etc, for donation to the Brightwater ‘Homeward Bound Program’. A box is in the office for donated items.   Thank you.


This week:

Tuesday 18th May –

  • NAPLAN catch-up testing for students who were absent
  • Halogen leadership conference for Yr 6 student leaders
Next week:

 Wednesday 26th May

  • 8:45am Junior assembly – Rm 13
  • National Sorry Day

Thursday 27th May – National Reconciliation Week commences