School News

Our Students are Quite Young for University but….

Year 6 students visited the University of WA last week to experience a range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities.   Students got hands on making a motor and saw lots of lab demonstrations.  They felt the roar inside a wind...

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Book Club for Term 4 – Orders in by Thursday 23 November

The latest Kids Reading Guides have been handed out to students this week and you will see instructions on the front on how to order.  You may submit a paper order through the school office (download your Term 4 order form here) or order online via the Beaufort Street...

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Colour Runners

What a great day we all had at the school Fun-Run last week! Congratulations to all our students, parents and teachers who got out there and made our day such a blast! It’s an exciting time as we’re in the process of ordering your prizes! If you haven’t already, get...

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Playground Architects – and only in year 4!

Congratulations to the Year 4s in Room 1 and Room 2 who have almost completed a STEM project on designing an innovative piece of playground equipment. The students have had to think creativ ely and critically about the way play equipment design can stimulate and...

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The United Nations Thinks Our Teachers are The Best!

Congratulations.... to us!! Coolbinia Primary School won two education awards at the United Nations World Teachers Day ceremony at Government House Ballroom last week. The first award was the World Teachers’ Day Award for Global Citizenship Education.  It recognised...

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State Library – Backyard Book Fair – 2 December

Free fun for kids and their carers. Be entertained, write and draw with Western Australian children’s authors and illustrators. Purchase signed Christmas gifts and meet your favourite local book creators including A´ska , Cristy Burne, Kelly Canby, James Foley, Frané...

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We are now Lego Legends!

Coolbinia Creators Excel At First Lego League (FLL) Competition Congratulations to the ten Year 5/6 Robotics students who competed in the First LEGO League competition at St Stephens School in Tapping on Saturday. The boys and girls competed in three main activities...

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Edu-Dance Concerts – Mark Your Diaries

  We would like to give parents and grandparents an opportunity to see our students showcasing the wonderful moves they have been learning in their Edu-Dance lessons.  We have all been blown away at school with their progress and enthusiasm.  Please join us to...

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Concert Tickets for End of Year Concert

THE END OF YEAR CONCERT WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER To ensure that all parents will have the opportunity to purchase a ticket, there will be three separate performances this year: Kindergarten & Pre-primary : 4.30pm Years 1 & 2  :  5.30pm Years 3,4,5 &...

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We Like to Move it Move it… next Tuesday 31 October

The Year 5 Your Move (Previously TravelSmart) team have organised posters, announcements, raffle tickets and prizes for their Walk Over October event next Tuesday 31 October. Please support this day by coming to school on foot, on a bike or on a scooter - even part of...

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Ride on Year Fours

Our Year 4s will participate in a bike education program this term.  The cost of this series of lessons has been covered by the Your Move (previously TravelSmart) Program, as we receive reward points from the Department of Transport for our TravelSmart actions. Year...

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Keeping it Clean

National Water Week at Coolbinia Our students learnt about the importance of clean water and how water catchment works in WA last week during National Water Week. Here are some examples of the work produced by our Year 3 (Room 3)...

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Who Wants Worm Waste? We Do!!

Last term Year 4 (Room 2) students investigated worm farming during their Technologies lessons. They harvested worm castings from the school worm farm and placed them on their garden bed, then created their own design of a worm farm with all the features needed for an...

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News From Across the World

At the end of last term our very own Dr Elaine Lewis, Cross Curriculum Coordinator, travelled to Canada to attend the World Environmental Education Congress in Vancouver - where she presented a paper about our school’s Carbon Emission Reduction plans. The delegates...

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Circuit Breakers – Science Fair

Last Wednesday was the finale of the Western Power – Circuit Breakers program with a Science Fair at Scitech. 10 Year 5 students attended the event representing their year group who all participated in the program during Semester 2. The Science Fair was an opportunity...

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Why We’re Dancing…

The Arts curriculum is divided into 5 areas. Dance, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Drama. The Arts curriculum is written on the basis that all students will study at least two Arts subjects from Pre-primary to the end of Year 8 and it is a requirement that...

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Coolbinia’s Got Talent 2017

This year saw another sensational Coolbinia's Got Talent, and what a lot of talent we have here! Acts included dancing, singing, instrumental solos, Tae Kwan Do routines and some whip cracking! The show was introduced by the choir singing 'Believe in Yourself' written...

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Year 6 Fete? Just Great!

Just ask our Year 6 entrepreneurs! This Year, our Year 6 fete was more exciting and creative than it has ever been before. As a year 6, it took a lot of work and effort but we finally made it. The staff of our school worked so hard to make our fete as special as it...

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Coolbinia Colour Run – Date Changed to 10 November

The P&C have organised Coolbinia Primary's first ever Colour Run and its going to be brilliant! Our original date was rained out - so a new date has been set for the event - 10 November.       This is a fundraiser for the P&C that promises to be...

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Tennis at Coolbinia Primary – Term 4 Enrolments Now

Hot Shots Tennis is back at Coolbinia Primary in Term 4 - on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Details below. Kindy - Yr 2:   Wednesday 7.30 – 8.15am   Yr 3 - 6:   Friday 7.30 - 8.15am To find out more about the course and enrol your child/children simply fill out the...

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Year 6 Fete – Thursday 21 September

    Please support our budding business tycoons in year 6.  The students have been working hard developing products (food, drinks, services, games and more), business plans, marketing concepts and selling their ideas in our school "Shark Tank" for the Year...

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School Swimming Lessons – Commencing Tuesday 10 October

Department of Education Swimming lessons commence for Coolbinia students on Tuesday 10 October (first day of Term 4) and continue until Friday 20 October 2017. Lessons are for all students from PrePrimary to Year 6 and will be held at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre....

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Free Triple P Parenting Seminars…

Free Parenting Seminars held at Coolbinia Primary in October and November - sign up now.  A range of topics will be covered including: The Power of Positive Parenting - 30 October Raising Confident Competent Children - 6 November Raising Resilient Children - 13...

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Chess for Life – Term 4 Details

Please note the last day of chess for Term 3 will be Tuesday 12 September – no chess in the final week of term. The first club day next term will be on Tuesday 17 October – the second week of Term 4 - in the library from 7.30 am till 8.30 am. Signup form for Term 4...

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Kingsize Cauliflowers

Check out the cauliflowers in ECL4s garden bed … what beauties!  These and other vegetables were harvested last week to the amazement and joy of the children....

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Being Bushfire Aware

Lets hope we never have to put this information to use... but just in case, lets be prepared. Bushfire Zone Register The Department of Education (the Department) is committed to maximising the safety of its students and staff. Coolbinia Primary School has been added...

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Churchlands SHS – Good 2 Grow

Five years ago at Coolbinia PS we started the Fabulous Fertiliser Fundraiser - now Churchlands Senior High has their own version - with fertilizer, potting mix, garden products and more... This year is better than ever and will be a fantastic day out for families,...

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Athletics Carnival Postponed

Unfortunately due to a rather wet looking forecast for this week, we have had to postpone the Faction Athletics Carnival from Friday 1 September to Monday 4 September. If your child has ordered a special sports carnival lunch from the canteen - their order will...

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Book Week Activities – 21-25 August

Book Week begins on Monday and as always Coolbinia Primary are all set for a fabulous week full of fun and learning and reading. Take a look at all we have planned.       You can find out all about our Book Fair here too.        ...

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National Bookshop Day this Saturday 12 August

It’s National Bookshop Day this Saturday.  Love Your Bookshop Day is a chance to celebrate what makes your local bookshop great, creating community, supporting ideas and creativity, and opening doors to other worlds and experiences. Whether it’s for their amazing...

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Free Triple P Parenting Program for Parents of Teens

The Triple P Teenage seminar series is being offered at Mount Lawley SHS for 3 evenings commencing next Wednesday 16 August 7.00 - 9.00pm. The seminar is free and parents of year 6 students are invited to attend. All the Information is available on the Mount Lawley...

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Cycling Safe

Our Cycle Safe incursions continue this week. Children who participated in last week's sessions were introduced to cycle safety learning through singing, dancing and discussing the key elements of keeping safe while cycling....

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NAIDOC Week at Coolbinia

You may remember that lunchtime stalls were held last week as part of our NAIDOC Week celebrations.  Our Yr 6 Mentors and Ambassadors ran the stalls and raised $135 for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Congratulations and thanks to these student leaders for their...

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Signs for the Times

You may have already noticed the new signs in the student gardens.  These feature the Noongar six seasons and garden bed room numbers.  The signs showcase the art of our preprimary kids as well as Yr 2s & 3s, from the workshops they did with Sharyn Egan, Noongar...

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Murdoch University Excursion

Year 5 and 6 students enjoyed a series of rich learning experiences at Murdoch University last Thursday.  They learnt about different aspects of the river food web, attended a lecture on Swan River dolphins and went on an tour of the university grounds.  Another...

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Coolbinia’s Got Talent is back for 2017

Mark the diaries for Wednesday 20 September and get those acts polished!  It's always highlight of our performing arts calendar. Here are the details on how to get involved this year.   ...

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Beee-autiful

Our Yr 3 students held a photography competition last term to see who could take the best picture of a bee in action - as part of their biological science learning. Here is our winner! Congratulations to all our Yr 3 students for their great...

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PBS – Parent Feedback Session – Wednesday 2 August

We would love your feedback! Coolbinia Primary School is very proud to  be a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school. We understand that improving student academic and behaviour outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately...

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COSCA Special General Meeting

The COSCA Committee will convene a special general meeting to vote on a “Special Resolution” to cancel the Association on Thursday 7 September at 7:30pm in the COSCA building. Any interested school community members are welcome to attend. Please contact Rebecca Grant...

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Friday 28 July is National Schools Tree Day

This Friday 28 July is National Schools Tree Day and all this week and in the weeks to follow our children are planting native seedlings in our school's bushland.  They make a small moat around the seedlings to prevent the water from flowing away. This lovely rain we...

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Athletics Carnival – Dates, Events & Details

Here's all the dates and information for the Term 3 Athletics calendar - including Cross Country, Jumps and Throws and Running and Games. Including wet weather back up days. Please mark your diaries and come down to support your children if you can - they love having...

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Raising Funds for Literacy

NAIDOC Week celebrations took place over the during the school holidays - so we are celebrating this important event in Week 2 of Term 3. Our student leaders - Mentors and Ambassadors - are organising a NAIDOC stall for their Term 3 fundraiser.  This stall will be...

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Trackstars in Term 3 – Sign Up Now

Make sure you register for Trackstars in Term 3 - sprints, jumps and running technique made fun for all.  Great preparation for sports athletics carnivals.  Thursdays at Coolbinia from 7.30am - 8.15am More Information Here Register Here...

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The Apple Store in the City was invaded by Year 5 Students

This week's trip to the Apple Store in the city - through the eyes of our Year 5 students. "We all hopped onto the local Transperth bus to head on our way to Apple!  We walked from the City's bus port to the Apple Store to learn about Apple's own application iMovie!...

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Gardens Soaking Up the Rain

Class garden beds of peas, beans, lettuce and barley are thriving with the recent rain.             The first shoots from the barley seeds, planted as part of the Curtin Uni Mildew Mania project, have emerged.  Baudin and Wyalkatchem...

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Wonders of the Wetlands… and our River Rangers in Action

Working with the amazing environmental artist, Angela Rossen, our Year 5 & 6 students painted this stunning artwork for the school, which will be on display at Artopia. The painting showcases the biodiversity of our wetlands.  These workshops were fully funded by...

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Visit to RSL Menora

“The residents enjoyed the visit enormously.  They haven’t stopped talking about it!” The Activities Coordinator at RSL Care Menora was so impressed after our student leaders performed there this week. Six Year 6 students talked to the residents about the different...

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COSCA Holiday Program – Book Now

Camp Australia - our out of school care providers - have a fantastic holiday program planned for the July break. Take a look and book in now to avoid disappointment.  ...

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Positive Parenting Course at Coolbinia – Monday July 24

A special free course is being offered to Coolbinia PS parents and caregivers on Monday 24 July. The course is particularly focused on "Managing fighting and aggression in children" - looking at siblings and other relationships. There is a limit of 12 people so please...

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Mildew Mania is Back Again

Our school has participated in Curtin University's outreach science program, Mildew Mania, since it started six years ago. Year 1 children (ELC2) are our Mildew Maniacs this year.  They are learning about the importance of barley as a Western Australian crop and the...

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Councillors for a Day

Last week ten Year 6 students attended a Councillor for a Day event to provide input to the City of Stirling’s Urban Forest Strategy. Our students, along with a hundred other children from different schools, used their critical thinking skills to develop strategies to...

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ARTOPIA – Wednesday 28 June

Make sure you get the whole family to ARTOPIA this year. Wednesday 28 June - for one night only!!! 5.30pm for K-2 families 6.30pm for Yr 3-6 families  It's the highlight of our artistic calendar at Coolbinia and always a wonderful night and a chance to celebrate the...

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Honey Bee Dancers

Noongar educators visited the school this week.  They taught Year 3 students the Honey Bee Dance.  This dance links Aboriginal culture into the integrated Bee Project the students are doing all term. Watch out for the next assembly, as the children from Room 3 will be...

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Sick of Losing Uniform Items? The P&C have an idea

There are so many "lost" winter jackets at school at the moment its crazy. Our lost property is overflowing. The P&C would like you to get behind a new initiative to ensure items find their way back to families quickly and easily. Please take a look at this...

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Bookclub Term 2 – Orders Due Back Tuesday 13 June

Term 2's School Rewards Bookclub Catalogue should have come home with students by now. In case it has not, here is a link to the online version. Book orders are due by Tuesday 13 June and books will then be delivered to students via classrooms on Friday 23 June....

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ECU Kids Holiday Program – Free Half-Day Pass

The ECU Kids Holiday Program is an exciting program that is not only fun for children, but extremely good for them. Our program is for 5-13 year olds and focuses on giving kids as much sporting experience as possible!  Activities are structured so they are appropriate...

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Uniform Shop News – Open this Friday

The Uniform Shop is open this Friday 2 June from 8.15am. There is plenty of Winter stock available to keep out the cold. If you need a new school shirt for school photo day please get your orders in now to ensure availability, don't wait for the last minute. Please...

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Heroes Quiz Night – Saturday 24 June

Hosted by our amazing P&C - Tickets Are On Sale Now Grab your capes, your super powers and a team of 8 and fly straight to the front office to register. Click on the poster for details. Prizes for best dressed, best decorated table and of course loads of other...

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Crazy Hair Day – Friday 9 June

Friday 9 June is Crazy Hair Day! The year 6 leaders have organised a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Cancer Council.  Get inspired with gel, spray, hairbands and clips and make a statement on Crazy Hair Day - just bring along a gold coin donation on the day....

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Reading Rewards Poster

Download our Coolbinia Reading Rewards Poster to find out about how the Program works and help your child keep track of their reading progress to help their classroom reach Coolbinia PS...

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Photo Day is Coming

Class, individual and sibling photos will be taking place in week 8 - week commencing 12 June. Our school photo day is coming! Approximately two weeks prior to the photo day every student will receive a Kapture Photography order envelope to bring home. The recommended...

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Netballers Needed…

Players are wanted for the Year 5 Coolbinia netball team which plays at Matthews Netball Centre at 5.20pm on Friday nights. Year 6's can also apply. Come and have fun and keep fit at the same time. If your interested - please contact Jo at josimo@iinet.net.au as soon...

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Mount Lawley Senior High School Enrolments 2018

Enrolments for Mount Lawley SHS are currently being accepted - with a closing date of 23 June 2017 (week 9 of Term 2) for students wishing to commence in 2018. SVAPA application portfolios are also due very soon. Please visit The Mount Lawley Senior High School...

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Wonders of the Wetlands

Our Yr 5 and 6 students are working with the amazing Angela Rossen, Environmental Artist, this week. They are creating a stunning painting showcasing wetland creatures.  These workshops are being funded by River Rangers and have been fantastic.  The students were...

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Emergency Dental Treatment Over the Holidays

The Mt Lawley Dental Therapy Centre will be closed during the school holidays. EMERGENCY ONLY  dental treatment is available between the hours of 8.00am – 4.00pm on the following days: Monday 10 April Tuesday 11 April Wednesday 12 April Please phone Hillcrest Dental...

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Saver Plus Program

For families who may be having trouble meeting education costs, please be aware that help if available. Saver Plus is a program that matches dollar for dollar savings up to $500 for expenses relating to children's education. Please find out more here: Letter to...

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Our Mural Masterpiece is Underway

This week Coolbinia students from Kindy through to Year 6 are creating a massive masterpiece on the P&C sea container on the oval. The content of our WA History Curriculum is providing the focus for our mural.  Our students are working with Jade Dolman, a fabulous...

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Our Mildew Mania Research Turned 5 This Term.

Our school's involvement in the Mildew Mania Project - run by the national Centre for Crop and Disease Management and based at Curtin University began 5 years ago.  The program now has more than 220 school participating and 16,300 students from Year 1 to Year 12....

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Epipen Recall

A number of batches of epipens have been recalled by Alphapharm and the Therapeutic Goods Administration based on issues with their auto-injectors and activation. Details of the recall are here: If your child or family relies upon an epipen, we recommend you check the...

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Year 6 Camp

There is great excitement in the air as our year six students prepare to head off on camp next week! The students will be heading off to Dwellingup Adventure Retreat (DARE) on Tuesday 28 March and will be returning on Friday 31 March. Many exciting adventures are...

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Picnic on the Green

Pack a picnic and bring your grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins if you want to. $10 is all it costs for your entire family! You can register your family by filling in the flyer sent home this week and return it in an envelope to the front office with your...

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Dress Up for Harmony Day at Coolbinia – Thursday 16 March

Our school is celebrating national Harmony Day on Thursday 16 March.  For a gold coin donation, children and staff are invited to dress up in national costume (or wear blue for boys and purple for girls).  This fundraiser is being organised by our Year 6 students who...

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Year Threes Get Green Fingers

This week, our Year 3 students went on an excursion to the UWA School of Plant Biology to engage in activities linked to their current STEAM focus - Design Technologies; growing food on Mars using hydroponic systems. Students went on a guided tour of the facilities...

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Bookclub Term One – Take a Look at the Catalogue

Our new School Rewards book catalogue from Beaufort Street Bookshas arrived. Orders need to be in by Wednesday 22 March so they can be delivered to students in the week of March 31. Catalogues and order forms went home with students last week. Ordering is easy! You...

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Clean Up Australia – Schools Clean Up Day

All classes participated in Schools Clean-Up Day at the end of last week. This week Year 4 classes conducted a waste audit, separating and weighing different categories of waste, such as paper products, food scraps, glass and plastic. Next week, during their digital...

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What on earth do mobile phones and great apes have in common?

Answer:  Coltan This is a mineral used in many electronics including mobile phones.  But the mining of coltan has resulted in the clearing of habitat in regions such as the Democratic Republic of Congo - home to endangered chimpanzees and gorillas.  This mining also...

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Election Day BBQ

Everyone’s got to vote and everyone’s got to eat! It’s Election Day BBQ time! Bring some spare change for a sausage sizzle, something from the cake stall or a drink this Saturday 11 March, 11am-3pm, near the school undercover area. All proceeds go towards Coolbinia...

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Mini-Mechanics

Our Year 5 TravelSmart classes participated in bike workshops this week. They learnt how to clean the chain and repair a puncture, amongst other aspects of bike maintenance. This knowledge may be used to care for bikes so they can be recycled, as well as promoting...

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Noongar Artist Develops our Student’s Creativity

Last Monday, Sharyn Egan, Noongar artist, visited Year 2 and 3 classes to extend their artistic skills.  Year 3's painted pictures of their Dreaming stories, while the Year 2's worked on Six Seasons art. These sensational artworks will go on public display....

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Cyber Safety Education for Parents – Wednesday 15 March

Parents, it's the P&C sponsored event we've all been waiting for . . . the Parent Cyber Safety Education session! Wednesday 15 March at 7.00PM Come and learn about all the latest e-Safety trends and tricks, and how to keep your kids safe online. This is an event...

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