AHPS NEWS FLASH
INTER SCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
The AHPS Athletics team will represent our school at the annual Interschool Athletics Carnival on Friday 20 September 2019. The carnival will be held at Coolamon Oval, Ellenbrook. Students will be transported by bus and will depart from school at 8:45 am. Events are scheduled to start at Coolamon Oval at 9:15 am. Over the last few years, our results have shown consistent improvement as the school numbers have steadily increased. We wish all our athletes the best of luck on the day.
All parents and friends are welcome to attend the carnival on Friday.
SCHOOL INTER HOUSE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
The Inter House Carnival will be held on Friday, 27 September 2019. It promises to be an exciting day, and is well supported by our P&C Association. As usual, provision has been made to cater for snacks and drinks throughout the day. A sausage sizzle, together with a variety of other foods, will be on sale. Please support our P&C in their quest to raise funds for our school.
On your arrival, look out for the designated areas set out for spectators’ seating. We are expecting an increase in attendance. In order to be well organised and ensure the events run smoothly, we do request that spectators remain within the designated areas provided. Students will be allowed to join their family members to enjoy lunch together on the oval at lunch time.
Anne Hamersley Primary School opened its doors in 2016 with 209 students, this week, Week 7 Term 3, we have welcomed student number 500.
FORWARD PLANNING FOR 2020
Planning has already commenced on possible class structures and new teacher appointments for 2020. As you can appreciate, predicting student numbers is difficult and not ideal. You can assist by visiting in person, emailing or calling the school to inform us if you will not be returning to AHPS in 2020. Your assis-tance in the matter is highly appreciated.
REMINDER TO PARENTS OF CURRENT KINDGERGARTEN STUDENTS
It is a requirement of the Department of Education that all children currently enrolled in Kindergarten reapply and enrol for entry into Pre Primary in 2020. Admission into Pre-Primary will not be possible until the enrolment process has been completed. Please visit the School Office along with the following documents: · Birth Certificate · Current ACIR Immunisation Statement · Proof of address less than 3 months old (Rates Notice, Tenancy Agreement, Utility Bill) · Application for Enrolment Form (available from our website at www.annehamersleyps.wa.edu.au or the School Office)
Your application will then be assessed, and if all criterion are met, you will be required to complete an En-rolment Form. If for any reason you have decided against enrolling your child, please inform our Enrolment Officer on 9297-7000 as soon as possible. Office hours are Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 3.30pm. If you are currently residing outside our catchment area, as described to you by our Enrolment Officer, it will not be possible for your child to continue at Anne Hamersley Primary School in 2020.
PARKING AND DROPPING OFF
As our school numbers increase – there are now 485 students enrolled, parking behaviour is now reaching a dangerous level. Several of our children have experienced near misses due to thoughtless practices by parents. The following rules if followed by all of us should ensure that our children are safe:
1. Travel through the car parks at WALKING PACE ONLY - 5 km/h.
2. Ensure that you park in designated bays only, getting out of your car to accompany your child across the car park.
3. Do not call you child to your car, expecting them to dash across the car park to get to you.
4. Do not park on footpaths as several of our children ride their bikes or scooters and will be obliged to ride on the
road to avoid you.
5. Ensure that DISABLED CAR PARKS are left free for the purpose they were designed.
6. Walking your child to school is the ideal healthy solution.
REVIEW OF OUR INDEPENDENT PUBLIC SCHOOL
Every three years, all Independent Public schools are reviewed by independent reviewers. They spend two days at the school, examining the schools processes and policies and student results. Earlier this week Mr David Carvosso and Mr Rod Baker visited the school to make this appraisal. During their visit they interviewed all major stakeholders. This included, the Board Chair and P&C President and committee, Board members and all staff teaching and non-teaching. Their preparation for the visit entailed a perusal of all our written documentation and evidence. A written report of their findings will be approved by the Director General and be on the school website and Schools Online when it is complete. Both the Board Chair and Principal will have an opportunity to see the report in its draft form to check on the accurate reflection of facts.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO DONATE UNUSED CLOTHING ITEMS
Following a discussion with the organiser of a company called – Eco Pay It Forward and the school Board, it has been decided to place a large clothing bin in the Car Park on the West side of the Amity Teaching Block. This should be in place by December 1. You are asked to donate unused items to the good cause promoted by this group. There are several families in the entire district that are in need and would be grateful for a new set of clothing. The bin will be emptied regularly and you are asked to
We had a wonderful response last year to school banking for children to participate in the program. Our Co-ordinators will be in the school Library every Tuesday morning from 8.15 until 8.40 to assist your children with their school banking needs. Parents please bring along your Drivers Licence as a form of ID to assist in opening a new accounts for your children.
Scholastic Book Club Online
LOOP is Scholastic Book Clubs Linked Online Ordering & Payment platform for Parents.
If you want to pay by credit card for your online Book Club order,
LOOP makes it easy! It eliminates the need for paper order forms plus your online order is submitted to the school safe and sound.
Log-in to www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download our iPhone and iPad app from the App Store or get it on Google Play for Android.
For a quick start, just click on ORDER in the top menu or REGISTER first to save yourdetails for next time
Select your school and your child’s class
Add your child’s first name and last initial (so the school knows who the book is for)
Enter the item number from the Book Club catalogue
You can order for multiple children at once if they attend the same school
All orders are linked directly to the school for submission to Scholastic. Books will still bedelivered to your child’s classroom if you order by the close date
There’s no need to return paper order forms or payment receipt details to your school!
Visit our Anne Hamersley PS Facebook page for more information.