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Week 4 – beginning Monday, 10 May 2021

Public School Review Report

The report detailing the findings of last term’s school review has been uploaded to our school website and Schools Online (Publications – Millen Primary School (millenps.wa.edu.au). The accompanying letter from the Assistant Deputy Director General, Schools, Melesha Sands, made special mention of our use of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework to provide a culturally responsive and cohesive school culture and our work leading change to embed whole-school teaching and learning approaches to sustain positive outcomes for children.

The School Board will work with the school to develop and implement actions for improvement based on the recommendations.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students, parents and staff who participated in this process.

 NAPLAN

The Year 3 and Year 5 students will be participating in the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy from Tuesday this week. Please see your child’s teacher of you have any questions.

Meet Planet Millen!

We are a group of parent, staff and community volunteers who meet regularly to plan ways to make our school more sustainable and reduce our environmental impact. Last year we joined the Sustainable Schools WA – and Millen is now officially a Sustainable School. This year we are focusing on planting trees and improving our waste management.

If you’d love to get involved with Planet Millen, please contact our Art Teacher Ms Tamara Hill: tamara.hill2@education.wa.edu.au

Look out for our new Planet Millen logo for updates, news and tips!  (Thanks to parent Kat Wray for designing our fabulous Planet Millen logo.)

Canteen:

Canteen will be operating at full capacity from this week – Recess and Lunch items will be available.  Remember to order via QuickCliq before 9am on Thursdays.

Reminder for Kindy Families

If you lose track of which Monday your child attends Kindy, consult the calendar on the Millen website – we have listed which groups attend each Monday.

Community News

Workshop: Talking about Consent: Workshop for parents of primary-aged kids
Join Kayelene Kerr from eSafeKids for a workshop designed to inspire and support parents with practical strategies and conversation starters surrounding the topic of consent and body safety.

When: Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Victoria Park Library, Sussex St, East Victoria Park
Cost: $3
Bookings: Essential at https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Events-and-activities/Talking-about-Consent-Workshop-for-parents-of-primary-aged-kids
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285644329777702 (feel free to share on your Facebook page)

 

We have been contacted by the local Brightwater disability centre in Oats Street to see if our school community can assist in providing items for their ‘Homeward Bound Program’. 

Many of the Brightwater clients are transitioning into independent or supported accommodation, and need assistance with the purchase of white goods, kitchen equipment, linen and even basic toiletries!

The Brightwater ‘Homeward Bound Program’ gifts a ‘Homeward Bound’ starter pack for their transition back into the Community. This amongst others things will include 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 will be in the office for donated items.   Thank you.

Isobel Comrie, Principal

IMPORTANT DATES

This week:

Monday 10 May – 7pm – P&C Meeting in the staffroom

Tuesday 11 May – Friday 14 May – Year 3 and Year 5 students complete NAPLAN

Coming up:

Wednesday 26 May – Junior assembly – Rm 13

 

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