Beeliar News: Welcome

Dear Parents,

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 under way and all of the students have settled in very well and are fully engaged in their learning programs. Please read the following information:

STAFF

We would like to welcome new staff to the Beeliar Site. The Beeliar LDC staff for this year are:

Mrs Mollie Mcilwaine –  TA22 Kindy/PP class teacher
Ms Kristen Levitzke –  TA22, TA4 Kindy/PP, Year 1/2 support teacher
Mrs Verna Hadwiger –  TA22 Education Assistant
Miss Yovanina Salinas – TA22 Education Assistant (Friday)
Miss Tessa Lauritsen – TA2 PP/Year 1 class teacher
Miss Cindy Salinas – TA2 Education Assistant
Mrs Caron Reid – TA3 Year 2/3 class teacher
Mrs Lauren Hoath – TA3/ TA2 support teacher
Mrs Elizabeth Langford–Smith – TA4 Year 1/2 class teacher
Mrs Faye Van Dongen – TA3/ TA4 Education Assistant
Mrs Sonya Howden –  TA3/TA4 Education Assistant
Ms Megan Griffiths –  TA4, TA22 Speech Pathologist
Ms Elly Busby – TA2, TA3, TA4 Speech Pathologist
Mrs Lynn Portman – Chaplain
Mrs Nichola Middlemiss – Deputy Principal
Mrs Samara Gleed – School Officer (Wednesday pm)
Mr David Evans – Physical Education Teacher (Wednesday)

SCHOOL TIMES

School commences at 8:40am and finishes at 2:55pm every day. The school bus leaves at 2.50pm so that it can be out of the school parking area before the other children leave.  Every Tuesday our classes finish at 2.30pm for Early Close, bus times will remain the same and Beeliar Primary School are not involved in Early Close. If your child arrives at school before 8:30am and they are not with a parent, they will need to wait in the area outside the music room where they can be supervised.

COMMUNICATION

All communication regarding your child, needs to go through either our LDC office on 6174 1409 or the main site at Willagee on 9312 4850. In the case when there are no staff in the LDC office, you will always be able to reach Penny or Sam at the Willagee site and they will pass on the message on immediately. Please do not contact the Beeliar Primary School main office as they will direct you to the above.

CANTEEN

The school canteen will be available for students on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Children can order lunches by placing the correct amount of money in a lunch bag, which will be available at the canteen. Bags must have the child’s name, class number and order clearly written on them. It is also possible to order canteen meals online (www.quickcliq.com.au).  Please note that the canteen does not open until 8:30am. A menu and flier will be coming home shortly.

EDU-DANCE

All Fremantle LDC students from PP to year 3 will be participating in Edu Dance during Term 1. Lessons commence this week on the following days:

  • Pre- Primary students-  Tuesday- 10:00 – 10:30am
  • Year 1, 2 and 3 students – Thursday 10:30 am- 11:00am

All students will need a signed permission form and payment by Wednesday 10th February. Please ask your child’s classroom teacher if you need another form.

SWIMMING LESSONS

All Students from PP-year 3 will be participating in one week of swimming lessons from 15th March – 19th March at the Cockburn Arc. The lesson structure will be 2 x 40 minute lessons with a 10-minute break. More information will be coming home shortly.

ALLERGIES

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.

TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

If your child is going home from school in a manner which is 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.

ATTENDANCE

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.

ASSEMBLIES

Fremantle 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 will be on Monday 15th February. Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions parents are unable to attend this assembly.  It will be recorded for you to watch at home.  Honour certificates are awarded to students from each class for their efforts or contribution in class.

UNIFORM SHOP

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. Uniform items can also be purchased online through FlexiSchools. 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.

CRUNCH ‘N’ SIP

Please check that your child has either fruit of vegetable (preferably cut up) each day for the short Crunch ‘n’ Sip break. Your child will also need a large bottle of fresh water each day to drink.

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.

SPORT LESSONS

Mr David Evans takes the students in TA2, TA3 and TA4 for sport lessons every Wednesday. 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 Wednesdays 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.

WEBSITE

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

Monday 1st March – Labour Day Public Holiday (no school)

Tuesday 23rd March – Pre – Primary Edu-Dance concert (to be confirmed)

Thursday 1st April – Year 1,2 and 3 Edu-Dance concert (to be confirmed)

15th -19th March Swimming Lessons (more information to come home soon)

Thursday 1st April – Last day of Term 1

Friday 2nd April – Good Friday (no school)

We are looking forward to a rewarding year working with your child at the Beeliar Fremantle LDC.

Kind Regards,

Fremantle LDC Staff