Beeliar News: Upcoming Events

Dear Parents

Here are some are some reminders of important forthcoming events in the next fortnight:

Sport’s Carnival

This year’s Athletics Carnival will take place on Friday 20th September. It will start at 8.50am and conclude at 3pm. The LDC bus will still leave at 2.50pm. All parents, guardians, relatives and friends are encouraged to come along and support the children on this day.

Please note the following procedures for the carnival:

Clothing:                                                                                   

Children should wear faction (coloured) T shirts with school uniform bottom, hats and running shoes.

Children should bring the following:

  • Plenty of water to drink (water, not fizzy drinks or sports drinks)
  • Some snacks (no chewing gum or lollies)
  • Lunch (unless they have ordered a sausage sizzle)
  • Please apply sun protection cream before school. Children may wear coloured zinc to school, but are not to bring any with them.
  • Hat – with name clearly written on it
  • Rain-jacket if necessary
  • School bag – to keep belongings in
  • Streamers/teddies etc dressed in faction colours
  • Good sportsmanship toward team mates and other factions
  • No coloured hair spray cans please – children may put it on at home, but should not bring any to school
  • Any belongings brought to the carnival should be clearly marked with your child’s name.

Points to note:

  • All students will remain in faction bays for recess.
  • All students will gather in faction bays prior to the start of lunch at 12.00pm.
  • Faction teachers will distribute the sausage sizzle orders in the faction bays.
  • Pre-Primary students will return to their class after lunch.
  • Lunchtime is for approximately 25 minutes. Students may have lunch with their families
  • Parents may not enter the faction bays.
  • All students must be signed out by an LDC teacher if leaving before 2.45pm.

The children have been busy practising the events this term and are looking forward to a great day. A program of events should be coming home shortly.

On Monday 23rd September, TA18 and TA22 will be hosting the assembly and presenting their item. We would love all families and friends to come along to the undercover area at 2.00pm.

On Tuesday 24th September, TA18 and TA22 will go to Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle for their excursion. Please note that students must wear their school uniform and not their faction T-Shirt.

On Wednesday 25th September, TA18 and TA22 will have an incursion provided by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

As Term 3 draws to a close, we would like to wish all families a happy and safe holiday break and thank you again for your continued support of our programs. There is no school development day at the start of Term 4.  Staff and students start back on Monday 14th October 2019.

Kind regards

Beeliar Staff

School Board News: Your Fremantle LDC School Board Update

Board Activities

We held one Board Meeting this term.

We welcomed new Board Member Lindie Alberts onto the School Board. Lindie is currently the Fremantle LDC part-time Manager of Corporate Services and she is filling a vacant staff representative position on the Board until the end of the year.

Viv Doig was unable to attend this Board meeting, however in her absence Deputy Principal Jennie Dawson presented the Board with the latest Principal’s report to keep the Board up to date with relevant operational information.

Lindie Alberts presented the Fremantle LDC Finance Report to Board members to keep them up to date with the current school expenditure and the school budget targets.

Jennie provided board members with information regarding a grant available to schools through the Local Schools Community Fund and the Board discussed several ideas which the school may be able to fund via this grant.

Jennie provided the Board with a copy of the Fremantle LDC Positive Behaviour Plan which had been updated in 2019 and shared with the Board the social, emotional and behaviour programs and strategies used at Fremantle LDC as part of this plan.

The Board discussed the 2019 Parent Survey and discussed additional questions which may be added to this year’s survey to assist the school and Board to collect targeted feedback and information from the parents to assist the school in making decisions for the future.

Jennie presented the Board with the Fremantle LDC Behaviour and Attendance data for Semester 1 to keep the Board up to date with student behaviour and attendance.

In line with the Board’s role of endorsing the Voluntary Contributions and Charges each year, the Board was presented with and approved this document for 2020.

Finally, the Board was also presented with and approved the School Development Days for 2020.

Upcoming Board Activities

The next board meeting will be held on Thursday 14th of November at 6.30pm in the Conference Room at the Fremantle LDC Willagee site.

Jo Wiese
Chair
Fremantle LDC School Board