Term 4 is a time of welcomes and farewells. This year the school had 98 referrals with offers of placement to 73 families. There have been 61 families who have accepted the placement in one of our kindergarten to year 1 classrooms for 2019.
It was lovely to see so many family and friends join us for our Leavers Assembly last week. This gave us an opportunity to celebrate successes and wish our exiting students farewell. There are 76 students who are exiting the Fremantle LDC to return to their local school of parent choice. These students will continue to be supported through our full transition program that provides individual meetings with the mainstream classroom teachers, professional learning, assistance in developing individual education plans if required and work shadowing opportunities at the Fremantle LDC. We will continue to support our exiting students by working closely in partnership with their new teachers.
I would like to thank and acknowledge the Chair of our School Board Jo Wiese and all the board members who have worked so hard this year to review our school processes and assist us to develop our new School Business Plan 2018-2020.
The plan outlines our four key focus areas:
- Create successful student
- Develop high quality teaching and leadership
- Be a distinctive school
- Develop positive behaviour and wellbeing
I would also like to recognise our wonderful P&C who have worked tirelessly this year to raise funds to buy additional resources for the school and provide events for our students. This term the P&C have helped fund the Halloween Disco, the Year 3 Big Day Out and book prizes for our students in year 1 to year 3. These book prizes go to a selected student who has consistently demonstrated our school values. We congratulate all prize winners.
As a school we can provide a learning environment but it is the support that the parents and carers provide that makes the essential difference in the gains that the children make. I would like to thank all parents, carers and volunteers for their support throughout this year.
We wish you a safe and fun filled holiday break and look forward to another successful year in 2019.
Wendy Strang & Viv Doig
Welcome back to another term at the Fremantle Language Development Centre. Term 4 is a busy term as we consider new referrals and at the same time start the transition process for those children who will be leaving us. There will be a parent meeting for parents of children exiting the school on Thursday 18th October in the staffroom at the Willagee site. This meeting will outline the transition process and how you can support your child through their change of school. We encourage all parents of children who are leaving to attend.
Our leavers will also have a special assembly on Wednesday 5th December. Children from all three sites will come together to celebrate and say farewell to those children who are returning to their mainstream schools. All parents are very welcome to attend this special assembly.
I would also like to remind parents that there will be a parent information talk followed by a P&C meeting on Wednesday 24th October. This talk will be a fun session for you to find out how we teach Science at the school and how you can support your child’s learning. I encourage parents to stay on and support our small but very enthusiastic P&C.
Wendy Strang and Viv Doig
This term the students have been provided with opportunities to develop their creativity and build confidence and resilience. These have included our Cultural Day, Book Week events, Art Exhibition, swimming lessons and sports day at all three sites. Once again our school participated in the Cockburn Central Education Network Art Exhibition at Atwell College. Our students produced some creative pieces of art work and it was a difficult task for teachers to choose only a few for exhibition. Congratulations to the students whose work was displayed, the art exhibition was a wonderful event that showcased the talents of our students.
Thank you to the 50 families who completed the 2018 Parent National School Opinion Survey. The data from this survey has been shared with both the school board and staff and will guide us in our future planning. While the overall feedback received has been very positive I do recognise that one or two parents have expressed some concerns. The school values parent feedback and myself and Viv are always available to discuss any concerns with parents. A copy of the survey will be uploaded on our website and a hard copy will be available at the front office.
Over the last few weeks of term the Teachers, Speech Pathologists, and Deputy Principals and I will be participating in IEP Review meetings. These meetings will review assessment data, student progress and will identify students who are seen to be ready to return to their mainstream school. Parents will be notified as soon as decisions are made and have the opportunity to meet with the school team to discuss the decision.
Term 3 has been busy and we have seen the usual sickness and health issues that come with children and winter. Despite this the students are to be congratulated on their positive attitude towards learning and the many gains they have made this term. I hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday break with your children and we look forward to seeing them return healthy and re-energised on Monday 8th October.
Wendy Strang and Vivienne Doig
Dear Parents and Carers,
As from Monday 30th July we have a new school phone number: 9312 4850. This is for the Willagee site only, the Beeliar and Bull Creek phone numbers remain the same.
Please update our contact details in your phone as soon as possible and forward the new number to any friends or relatives listed as contacts for your children in our records system.
Please also note that our fax number has been disconnected and any documentation will now need to be sent via post or email: Fremantle.LDC@education.wa.edu.au
Willagee LDC: 9312 4850
Beeliar LDC: 9437 5905
Bull Creek LDC: 6216 4415
Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to call us on our new number! 🙂