The school is currently doing a stocktake of items, and have discovered we have 1 piano too many.

It is an upright piano, and if anyone is interested, we are happy for them to just take it away.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Front Office on 8271 7430.

First in best dressed!!!!!!!!!

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Year 6 Awards

Congratulations to the follow students on their Awards:

  • Xavier L:                                   2022 Excellence in Literacy
  • Harrison H:                               2022 Excellence in Numeracy
  • Xavier L & Chloe D:                  2022 Excellence in Italian
  • Ava A & Lachlan M:                  2022 David Baker Sportsperson of the Year
  • Norah B:                                   2022 Excellence inPerorming Arts
  • Mila Craig:                                Jenny Harris Health & Wellbeing
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School Successes

Colgate Community Garden Challenge 2022

Congratulations, to Christina and LC4, for their work in helping us win the Colgate Community Garden Challenge 2022! Our grand prize includes:

  1. Two garden beds made from TerraCycle recycled materials
  2. Bench with planter boxes made from TerraCycle recycled materials
  3. Bug Hotel
  4. $100 Bunnings Warehouse gift voucher
  5. $100 Australian Seeds Voucher
  6. Plantastic! A to Z of Australian Plants Book

Supporting this project means that we are able to divert a huge amount of rubbish out of landfills.

Wakakirri 2022

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Student Achievements

Congratulations to Ruby Z (J3) for placing 1st in Freehand, 1st in Ball, 3rd in Hoop and 1st Overall in yesterday's Rhythmic Gymnastics Level 3 Senior State Championships.


Last term, J1 participated in a Commissioner's Digital Challenge using Makers Empire. The Commissioner selected my design as one of the top-rated designs to be part of her state-wide 'Space to Dream' travelling exhibition. My design will be printed and displayed at the Australian Space Discovery Centre in December and then throughout the state in 2023.

Zara A - J1

Congratulations to Alana, Amy and Levi N. on the following successes:

School of Languages

Alana N: Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement Year 4 French

Amy: Award of Merit Year 3 French

Levi: A Grade Year 5 French

AMEB Piano Exams: Each child received a High Distiction in the Exams.


Recently, Ava, one of our year 5 students, represented our school and state at the School Sport Australia Diving Championships in Brisbane. Well done to Ava on this awesome achievement!

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Fundraising News

Can you believe that the 2022 school year is almost done?!

Term 4 is always a busy one for our students, staff and families, and this term has been no exception. We had both the Quiz Night and our Wine Drive take place this term, along with numerous school and end of year activities – so we thank you for your support of school fundraising during this busy time of year!

As always, the Quiz Night was a great success, and we would like to thank everyone who attended, and to those who supported our Online Auction from home.

We raised over $11,000 that will go towards improving our school facilities - an incredible outcome! Nights like these do not go ahead without considerable forward planning and support from school families and our community.

We would also like to specifically acknowledge and thank our school community parents, families and local businesses, for their generous donations to our Quiz Night and Online Auction. We couldn’t do it without you!

Our second Wine Drive for the year was also a great success, raising $1600.00.

We are so pleased to announce that we have raised over $20,000.00. This is an amazing achievement, and we would like to thank you all for your generosity and continued support of the fundraising events that took place at WPPS throughout 2022.

This year, funds have been put towards classroom and literacy resources, new sports equipment, a Wireless Access Point for Yard C, and the Year 6 graduation ceremony. In addition, over the past few years, fundraising have contributed to Nature Play and Yard C upgrades, plus building renovations in Marlborough including painting, wall removal and new carpeting. It is wonderful to see these projects coming along and the students and staff being able to enjoy them.

So again, THANK YOU!

We would love to see some new faces on the Fundraising Committee next year – if you would like to get involved, and have lots of fun whilst doing so, we would love to hear from you! Joining does not have to be a big commitment – whatever time you can spare is appreciated.

And last, but not least, we would like to thank Cindy Healey and Danielle Weyland, who have both been a part of the Fundraising Committee for many years! We are sad to be saying goodbye to both of these lovely treasures, as they move on from WPPS – their time, efforts and generous contributions cannot be overstated, and have been greatly appreciated. Their enthusiasm, energy and sense of humour will be missed for sure, as we’ve certainly had lots of laughs and fun times! Thank you Cindy and Dan 😊

Take care over the school break everyone, and we look forward to seeing you all next year!

The WPPS Fundraising Committee

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Table Tennis

During Term 3, 58 of our students competed at the Table Tennis SA Primary Schools Teams Championships. There were 20 boys teams and 5 girls teams from different schools competing.

We had an awesome day out and had some great results from our players.

Two of our teams earned medals in the girl’s category. Congratulations to:

2nd Place: Mia L, Caitlin S, Vivian W and Olivia T.

3rd Place: Saanvi V, Sadie C-N, Mya T and Zienna W.

Three of our players had impressive success in their singles and doubles matches and finished top of their groups for their respective positions. Congratulations to Blake G, Elijah C and Zienna W.

Well done to all students who participated!

Megan Gregor - J2

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Remembrance Day Service - 10 November

On Thursday, 10 November, J3 presented a moving memorial service for Remembrance Day. Our guest speaker was Lieutenant Thomas James from the 1st Armoured Regiment. He spoke about what Remembrance Day meant to him and his experiences in the Army. It was an interesting and inspiring speech. The local member for Elder, Ms Nadia Clancy, also spoke at the service.

The class read out the poem Fighting Hard written by Henry Lawson.

Musician Michael Bampton from the 10/27th Army band played the Last Post and the Revel.

The students from J3 should be very proud of their efforts. They stepped outside their comfort zones and encouraged each other to present a wonderful service. Students demonstrated and put into action the school Values of ARROW which are Accountability, Respect, Resilience, Opportunity and Wellbeing.

This year J3 sold 500 poppies raising money for the R.S.L. Thank you to all those who bought or donated to the R.S.L.

Josie Brown - J3

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Important Dates for 2023

The Governing Council have approved the follow dates for 2023:

Pupil Free Day:          Friday, 10 March 2023.

Pupil Free Day:          Friday, 9 June 2023.

Pupil Free Day:          Monday, 28 August 2023.

School Closure Day:  Friday, 10 November 2023.

Pupil Free Day:          Monday, 13 November 2023.

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Fundraising Committee News

What a term it’s been!

Firstly, we hope the kids had a FANTASTIC time at the WPPS Disco earlier this term! From the looks of excitement on the kids faces, we’re pretty sure the night was a big success as far as they were concerned. Both discos had a huge turn out, with over 400 students attending.

With your support, over $3,500 was raised to go towards literacy resources for our school. Well done everyone!

As always, a big thank you to the DJ Steve who kept the fun going with good tunes and fun games. A special thanks must also go to our dedicated WPPS Staff who gave up their free time to supervise the event.

Finally, a massive thank you to all the parents and caregivers that helped with all things disco related – from helping sell glow products in the leadup, to collecting tickets as kids arrived; from donating delicious treats to sell on the night, to serving in the disco canteen! And of course, to everyone who helped get their children ready with fancy clothes, glitter, crazy hair and then got them to and from the disco. We cannot thank you enough for all your support!

Last week, over 300 bags of Fairy Floss were delivered across the school classrooms to build excitement for the upcoming Sports Day. Thank you to everyone for ordering so many bags of fluffy, sugary goodness! And special thanks to the group of parents who gave up their Saturday to make and bag the fairy floss, the kids loved it. Over $300 was raised to go towards a Wireless Access Point for Yard C. This was requested by the students of UC1 and UC2 so they could access the internet while working out in the Nature Play area. What a fantastic idea!

The Quiz Night is coming up early in Term 4 and tickets are currently available in QKR! It’s a fabulous night of costumes and questions, followed by dancing and lots of laughs until the early hours.

We are still seeking donations of items to be used for our Online Auction that will conclude on the Quiz Night. We have received some incredibly generous donations so far and are excited to share a sneak peak of some a bit closer to the event!

POSSIBLE DONATIONS INCLUDE: Vouchers for professional services; bottles of wine; weekend stay at a holiday house; gift vouchers for retail goods; family activities, i.e. bowling, mini golf; gift hampers; sporting equipment; homewares and plants; autographed memorabilia; experiences, i.e. motorsport hot laps; jewellery; gym memberships; etc.

If you can help out in any way, or have any questions, please contact All donated item/s can be dropped off to the Front Office. All donations will be acknowledged in the lead up to the Quiz Night, plus at the event itself.

As always, thank you for your continued support and generosity. We wouldn’t be able to hold the events and activities we do without your help and it really is what makes WPPS such a great school community to be a part of!

Dates to Remember … 

Friday, 14 October – Online Auction opens for bidding – website details will be provided

Saturday, 29 October – 6:30pm – Quiz Night

Saturday, 29 October – 9:00pm – Online Auction closes

Also coming in November – WPPS Wine Drive

We are currently looking for new committee members – if you enjoy planning events and creating lots of fun we would love to hear from you. Joining does not have to be a big commitment – whatever time you can spare is appreciated!

Please feel free to contact the WPPS Fundraising Committee at And don’t forget to join the WPPS Community Facebook group to stay up to date with school events!

Fundraising Committee

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Governing Council Meeting Invitation

The 2023 Materials & Services Charges will be discussed and voted upon at a Governing Council meeting on Tuesday, 1 November, 2022 at 7:00pm.

For further information, please see the attached documents.

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Student Achievements

Congratulatons, to Eddie A who entered a national art competition through Zart Art, educational suppliers of art. 

The competition was open to all students across Australia enrolled at school and the theme was ‘My Environment’. 

The piece that Eddie entered was completed earlier in the year, and we were thrilled to hear that he won first prize in his age division reception-year 3. 

The prize included an art pack for himself, and also a package of art to the value of $2800 for the school.

Thank you so much Eddie!

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Pedal Prix

A Pedal Prix is a race amongst schools ranging from elementary to university level. They are often held at Tailem Bend and last more than 6 hours. There are three races throughout the year, with the majority taking place in the second half.

The Westbourne Park Race Team has a rich history of participating in these events. The races are done in large tubes like bikes that have a seat and pedals inside. There are also brakes on the bike that you can use for steering. Pedal Prix is one of the best opportunities you could have during your fifth and sixth years. There are many opportunities and things students are offered to participate in, but this is one of the best opportunities we have taken this year.

It is a great way for the students to socialise, take risks, and make friends from this school and others. This environment allows students to work as a team and in new ways.

The program wouldn’t be possible without Mr. Mullin and other volunteers like Fran, Brett and school parents.

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Community News

Holiday Workshops. 

Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? This school holidays, you can!

We are offering three full days of Circus Workshops as well as 1/2 day Parkour workshops and Aerial and conditioning workshops (see more info here). 

For those attending Aerial or Parkour workshops you can turn your day with us into a full day by selecting a half day of circus as well!  ​ 

Full day Circus sessions run from 9am (drop off from 08:30am) to 3:00pm (pick up can be until 5pm). 

Throughout the day students will have an opportunity to try all things Circus! In a safe and controlled environment  they  will  experience gymnastics skills, aerial silks, tumbling, lyra, hula hoops, flower sticks, plate spinning, mini-tramp, juggling, trapeze and much more! 

Click here for more information or to book- 

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Team Mountain Bike Championships

On Thursday Week 1 Term 2, riders from our school participated in the Mountain Bike Teams Championship at Craigburn Farm.

In the course there were 3 sections; a flat section, a rocky downhill section and an up-hill section to finish off. Overall it was a 2.9km lap.

This was a good challenge for all of us to try our hardest to partake in new activities and opportunities and to also finish laps as quickly as we could.

From WPPS there were around 30 students participating and there were about 80 teams all together from all schools.

Overall this was a fun activity to do and we would all love to do it again.

By Harrison and Benjie

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Wakakirri 2022

Hi families,

Thank you so much for your support of Wakakirri this year. It has been a monumental effort from all involved, and I know that the kids really appreciate it. The opportunity to perform at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre is rare, and the skills and experiences they have gained will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

I am incredibly proud of our 2022 Wakakirri team, all 81 of them!

Thank you to those who helped in some way in the lead up or on the night, and to those of you who have sent emails, messages, or offered kind words in person.

On the night we won 2 awards, best individual hair and makeup, and Spirit of Wakakirri.

Last week we received the panelist’s comments and award listings for the SA performances. The national results will not be available until all states/territories have had their performances. We are expecting them on the 17th of October.

''A thrilling display of fun through the ooky and spooky brought to life with strong production elements and stagecraft.'' by Amanda Phillips & Alix Kuijpers (panel)

In addition to the awards we received on the night we have won the following performance and production awards: 

  • Excellent ensemble
  • Best direction: Combination of dancing and acting
  • Excellent group dance
  • Amazing finale
  • Best direction: Choreography

We have also been nominated for the National Festival Award: Entertainment Story Award Story Award!

What an incredible result.

Next year we will have a break from Wakakirri and return to the Primary Schools Festival of Music. The choir will be open to any year 5s and 6s that would like to join.

Thank you again for supporting the Performing Arts at Westbourne Park.

Kind regards,

Anj Habel-Orrell - Performing Arts

Wakakirri 2022

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Fresh Bites Canteen Update

Thank you to all who have supported the canteen during Term 1, be it through recess or lunch orders, Pancake, Harmony and Gelato Day purchases or by volunteering your time. 

It has been great to see the return of volunteers to the canteen. Your assistance ensures we can deliver a wide variety of food options for the children. Thank you also to those who have recently expressed an interest in volunteering. 

As communicated at the commencement of the year the canteen is now open 5 days a week for both recess and lunch orders, plus over the counter sales of snacks.

Our Term 2 Menu will see the return of some favorites suited to the cooler months - pasta, soups, curries and baked potatoes. Be sure to check out the Lunch Specials tab in Qkr! for daily and weekly specials. 

An updated menu will be circulated at the commencement of Term 2. 

Should you have any feedback or suggestions for the canteen please feel free to email 

Pam Buttfield - Canteen Manager

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Pedal Prix State Election Day Thankyou

Thank you to all who stopped by on their way to or from the polling booth at the recent state election. Your support of our Pedal Prix Racing Team BBQ & Bake Sale fundraiser was greatly appreciated. It was wonderful to see so many familiar school families past & present.

A HUGE thank you to those who donated delicious baked goods, Toby Richardson APEX Steel Supplies (SA) who donated ingredients for the egg & bacon sandwiches and to the tireless group of volunteers who worked from the early hours cooking the BBQ & serving customers. Activities such as this cannot be achieved without the amazing support of our volunteers and school community.

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It’s on again and Westbourne Park PS is currently on
top of the Australian leader board!

TerraCycle has partnered with Colgate® and Chemist Warehouse to give seven lucky schools in Australia the chance to win a community garden kit for their school grounds. You can win everything you need to create a little ecosystem in your school and teach your students about how flowers, plants and insects work together to grow our food.

Between 24th February - 31st October 2022, Australian pre-, primary, intermediate, special and secondary schools are invited to join our recycling program for oral care waste and vote for their school to earn Garden Points.

The more units of oral care waste recycled and the more votes for our school, the better our chance of winning. Please cast your vote at:

Colgate Community Garden Challege 2022 · TerraCycle

School holidays may be a perfect opportunity to clean out your bathroom drawers and bring in your old toothbrushes, electric toothbrushes (heads only), empty toothpaste tubes and dental floss containers. Our collection station can be found outside of LC4 or you may drop your recycling at the front office.

Thank you and happy recycling,

Christina Stevens - LC4

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eSafety Parent Webinars

eSafety's free webinars provide parents and carers with the knowledge, skills and tools to support children to have safe, positive online experiences the May webinars are on 

Parental controls

Find out how to set up devices and apps to help keep young people safe online.

This webinar will include practical tips, demonstrations and advice - designed for parents and carers of kids aged 4 to 13 years old.

The presentation will cover:  

  •  the benefits and limitations of parental controls 
    •    how to safely set up iOS and Android devices 
    •    how to safely set up popular games and apps, like YouTube and Roblox  
    •    family tech agreements and other parenting strategies to manage online risks 
    •    how eSafety can help you when things go wrong.

Term 2 dates (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Tuesday 10 May 7.30 - 8.30 pm 

Thursday 19 May 12.30 – 1.30 pm 

Tuesday 31 May 12.30 – 1.30 pm 


Kind regards,

Sam Kavanagh

Assistant Principal

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