A word from the Principal

Each year the school community gathers together to remember those who have fought for our country. This year our ANZAC Day ceremony is being held on Friday, 12 April at 9am. It is a time to honour the service and sacrifice of our ANZACs, and the generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms, in wars, conflicts and peace operations throughout a Century of Service. This year the focus is on the role of the nurses. Our special guests include Mr David Michael, Labour member for Balcatta, Councillor Karl Perkov from the City of Stirling and Mrs Shirley Mooney representing the SAS. Bunnings Balcatta have also donated a Native Australian plant which will be planted during the ceremony to mark this special ceremony. We would love you all to attend.

We are again asking for the school community to assist us with donations of flowers so that we can make our wreaths. These can be brought to the Art Room by 8.00am on the Friday morning. I would like to invite parents who attend the ceremony to join us for ANZAC biscuits and a cup of tea in the staff room afterwards.

Last week the P&C held its annual general meeting. I would like to congratulate the following parents who were elected as the Executive Committee.

President: Chris Timmins

Vice President: Stephanie Cowan

Secretary: Tara Price

Treasurer: Latasha Kirton

I urge you to support your P&C in all their endeavours as it benefits your children in the end.

Congratulations to Mrs Lawry who successfully applied for a Land Care Woolworths grant to build a wildflower garden. There will be a number of stages in this project. There will be great scope for students to be involved in REAL project based learning with an embedded indigenous focus.  The Wildflower Garden will feature West Australian native plants. It will be located next to the PP classroom where the newish garden bed has been installed. Grass will be removed over the holidays to make the space bigger. There will be circular pavers winding through the garden space which will be painted with animals that live in the bush and the accompanying Noongar names below them. On the brick wall we will also be painting animals with their Noongar names.

Have a great fortnight everyone.

 Lyn Dawson , Principal