School Newsletter Term 3 2022
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. And don’t forget to join the WPPS Community Facebook group to stay up to date with school events!
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
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.
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!
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-