We would like to welcome all new families to Fremantle Language Development Centre Beeliar site and welcome back all our families from last year. We hope you had an enjoyable holiday break.
Term 1 is well and truly under way and all children have settled in well and are fully engaged in their learning programs. Please read the following information which will also be covered in individual class meetings:
We would like to welcome new staff to the Beeliar Site. The Beeliar LDC staff for this year are:
- Mollie Kaman – Kindy/PP class Teacher
- Kristy Vernon – Kindy/PP class Teacher
- Verna Hadwiger – Education Assistant
- Cindy Salinas – Education Assistant
- Tessa Lauritsen – PP/Year 1 class Teacher
- Suzette Blamey – Education Assistant
- Caron Reid – Year 2/3 teacher
- Rebecca Portwood – TA3 Teacher (Thursday am)
- Jenae Claessen – Year 2/3 class Teacher
- David Evans – Health and Physical Education Teacher (Tuesday)
- Sue Etelaaho – History and Social Science (HASS) Teacher (Tuesday)
- Simone Hudson – Science Teacher (Tuesday)
- Faye Van Dongen – Education Assistant
- Sonya Howden – Education Assistant
- James Wilson – Speech Pathologist
- Rachael Edwards – Speech Pathologist
- Ebony Randall – Chaplain (Monday)
- Nichola Middlemiss – Deputy Principal
- Jennie Dawson – Deputy Principal
- Samara Gleed – School Officer (Wednesday am)
School commences at 8.50am and finishes at 3.00pm every day. The school bus leaves at 2.50pm however, so that it can be out of the school parking area before the other children leave. Every Tuesday our satellite finishes at 2.30pm for Early Close, bus times will remain the same and Beeliar Primary School are not involved in Early Close.
All communication regarding your child needs to go through either our LDC office 6174 1409 or the main site at Willagee 9312 4850. In the case when there is no staff in the LDC office, you will always be able to reach Penny/ Sam at the Willagee site and they will pass on the message on immediately. Please do not contact the mainstream office as they will direct you to the above.
Beeliar PS and Fremantle LDC are nut conscious schools, please do not send in any nuts or products containing nuts such as peanut butter, nutella or muesli bars as several children have severe nut allergies.
Your co-operation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
If your child is going home from school in a manner different from his/her usual transport (e.g. with another parent instead of on the bus) please let us know by writing in your child’s communication book. Please also alert the bus driver (Adel) of the change. If you have to make a change during the day, please ring the LDC office 6174 1409 or contact the Willagee site 9312 4850 and a message will be sent via email.
If your child is unwell please do not send him/her to school. When they’re well enough to return, please send a note explaining their absence. Please notify the school by phone when your child is absent on 6174 1409 / 9312 4850 or by SMS to 0408 946 795. Automated text messages will be sent to parents on the day of an unexplained absence. During school hours, please sign your child out through the classroom sign out book if they need to attend an appointment.
Beeliar LDC joins with Beeliar Primary School for assemblies which are held at 2.00pm on Monday afternoon once per fortnight. The first assembly for this term is on Monday 10th February. Honour certificates are awarded to students from each class for their efforts or contribution in class. All parents and friends are welcome to attend.
The Beeliar PS canteen is open for recess and lunch orders from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The canteen is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. There is a new menu with an emphasis on healthy eating. To view this menu please log on to flexischools.com.au or download the Flexischools app and click register. The canteen is a cashless service so all orders must be made online through the website or app. There will be information sent to all Beeliar families next week regarding Flexischools. Volunteers to help in the canteen are always needed, if you can assist please call Laura on 0435 945 765.
The school uniform shop is open every Thursday 8.30-9.00am. A school hat is part of the school uniform and children are required to wear a hat when playing outside. Hats remain at school for children to be able to participate in school activities. Please also protect your child by putting sun cream on before they come to school. Any lost property is placed in the lost property bin in block 3, please name all articles clearly.
FREMANTLE LDC P&C
We would love to have Beeliar parent representatives on the Fremantle LDC P&C. The P&C meets twice a term at our Willagee site and is a great way to develop an understanding of the running of the school and to develop friendships across the sites. Each class is asked to nominate a P&C representative to share information with the parents in the class. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the Willagee site office on 9312 4850 or talk to your class teacher.
Mr David Evans takes the students in TA2, TA3 and TA4 for sport lessons every Tuesday. It is important that children are appropriately dressed for running around, jumping etc. (e.g. wear shorts or trousers instead of a dress and wear closed in footwear). It is vital that all children have a hat and a drink bottle of fresh water at school every day. Children may wear their faction shirt on Tuesdays if you wish.
TRAFFIC OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL
The afternoon pickup time is a time of congestion with cars, bicycles and children on foot. To minimise the danger, all parents are asked to keep the main exit points from the school clear and exercise caution when leaving the vicinity of the school. Parent parking, dropping off or picking up is not permitted in the staff car park in front of the office. Parent parking and drop off facilities are provided in the first car park on The Grange and in the drive through area in front of the ECE block and oval.
The Fremantle LDC website: http://fremantleldc.wa.edu.au/ has been developed to provide ongoing information and updates on school events. The website is continually being updated and is now compatible with your mobile phone. The school newsletter will be available on the website, along with photos of school events, details on parent information workshops and dates for P&C meetings.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
- Thursday 2nd April -The Happy Day
- Monday 6th April- Easter Bonnet Parade 2:00-3: 00pm in the HUB (undercover area)
- Thursday 9th April- ANZAC Service- 9:00 am by the flagpoles
- Week 7 or 8 (TBC) Swimming Lessons (more information to come home soon)
- 2nd March – Labour Day Public Holiday
- 3rd March – Pupil Free Day
- 10th April – Good Friday (no school)
We are looking forward to a rewarding year with your children at the Beeliar FLDC.