Have a safe and happy holiday

We wish all of our families a safe and happy summer holiday.

Students from Pre Primary to Year 6 return on Monday 31 January 2022. We welcome our new Kindy students on Wednesday 2 February 2022.

The uniform shop will be open on Friday 28 January from 9:00 – 11:00am. 

Enjoy a restful holiday. 

Semester 2 Reports

Semester 2 reports will be made available to families through Connect on Wednesday 15 December at 3pm. If you are having trouble accessing your account, please contact the office.

End of Year Wrap up

Term 4 has been a busy term full of learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Students have overcome obstacles, reached new milestones, and experienced many firsts. Here are a few snaps taken throughout the final term for 2021. It’s been a busy one! 

Year 6 Graduation

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours. You will be missed!

Congratulations to Our 2022 Student Councillors

We want to congratulate our Year 6 Students Councillor of 2022. We look forward to watching your thrive in your leadership roles next year. Well done to all of the nominees. You should be very proud. You presented yourselves very well.  Faction and choir captain positions will be nominated in the new year.

Thank you to all the North Morley community for their kind welcome this term.

Thank you to all staff; teachers, educations assistants, gardeners, cleaners, front office administrators, library officers, for your tireless work to make North Morley PS the amazing school that it is, is greatly appreciated. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you to support the learning of all our students.

Thank you to our School Board and P&C committee, the work that you do to support our school and students is so valuable. Thank you for sharing with me your ideas for the future.

Thank you to the parents and families for your warm smiles, greetings and for trusting in me this term. It has been a pleasure getting to know you.

And to all our students, thank you. You are all amazing and inspiring young people. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching you grow and learn this term.  

In closing, I wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy new year. My wish for your family is to be safe over the festive season and to enjoy the company and love of your family and friends. Take care and look after each other. Merry Christmas everyone!

Santa Mail

From Wednesday 1 December until Tuesday 14 December, the NMPS Santa Mail box will be available for posting festive cards to classmates and staff. Our busy elves will deliver the post each day. This will be located just outside admin.

Parent / staff social

After School Care 2022

Tee Ball / Soccer Interschool

Well done to our senior students who participated in the Soccer / Tee ball Interschool Carnival. We are proud of the sportsmanship displayed by our students. Our  Tee Ball team came 2nd place overall and our soccer team played with true grit! Thank you to Mr Farrell Mr Lynch for coaching this season.

Triple P Positive Parenting Program 2022

Sometimes parenting can be challenging. Triple P teaches practical, effective ways to manage common issues which most parents will face, All Triple P programs are free and are most suitable for parents of children between the ages of 3 to 8 years old. Please find attached the Triple P Positive Parenting Program flyer for Term 1 2022

Bookings are essential via the healthywa.wa.gov.au/parent groups website, Parenting groups (healthywa.wa.gov.au)

Musical Wrap up

Our end of year production Wind in the Willows was a great success! Performed over two nights in front of sold out audiences, the students performed with both courage and confidence. We are very proud of all of the effort they put into the preparation for this show. An exciting addition to this year’s production was the purchase of a stage and curtains. This is an asset all of the students will benefit from for years to come.

We want to say a big thank you to Mr Robert Buntain for organising the lighting which was a fantastic addition to the show. We also want to thank Mrs Kimberley Sarich and Mrs Robin Gage for their assistance with props. The undertaking of a whole school musical is quite a feat. We want to thank Mrs Dixee Poh whose big vision and tireless effort, provide this fantastic opportunity for the students.

The performing arts can encourage your child to explore their emotions, expanding their imagination and helping them develop their own, unique voice. Each discipline, music, dance and drama, engage a child’s brain, body and emotions in different ways to encourage their confidence and find joy in self-expression.

Planning is already under way for next year’s production

“A-llad-in” Trouble. Casting for this show will begin in Term 1 next year.

$1360.40

That’s how much money you have raised for our P&C Association through the Containers 4 Change scheme since it started in October 2020!!! And we diverted 13,604 containers from landfill to recycling. Woo hoo!

You can keep up the good work even over the school holidays but using our scheme id mobile pass.

Download our scheme ID to your mobile wallet via this link: https://www.pass2u.net/d/m4JG7B71mXqV

Then friends, family, and neighbours can support NMPS P&C Association by:

1. Collecting 10c containers

2. Returning containers to a refund point

3. Donating their refund to your scheme ID by showing the mobile pass

And voila! The full container donation will be deposited directly into our P&C bank account within 48 hours.

Councillor 2022 Announcements

The 2022 Councillor’s will be announced at the graduation ceremony on Wednesday 15 December at 9am in the Arts Centre. All parents of the Year 5 students are invited to attend.

Semester 2 Reports

The Semester 2 Reports will be distributed via Connect on Wednesday 15 December at 3pm. Please ensure you have access to your Connect account, or contact the office if you are having problems. 

2022 Class List Notifications

2022 Class lists and teachers will be displayed in the Arts Centre on Friday 28 January during uniform open day.  We kindly ask that you please let the office know if your child is not returning to North Morley PS in 2022.

Musical

We are very proud of all of the hard work the students put in to the Wind in the Willows musical. It takes a lot of effort and courage to perform in front of a big audience. We had 2 sold out shows over two nights. Thank you Mrs Poh for all of the energy you put into these performances each year. The students are so fortunate to have this experience.  Watch this space for a big post of pictures early next week. 

Kindy Orientation

We welcomed our 2022 Kindy families with an orientation and morning tea. Working with families and developing links between our school, family and community ensures healthy child development and leads to better learning outcomes for our students. Families met our Community Health Nurse, P & C President and uniform shop coordinator, as well as learnt all about what to expect in Kindy. At the conclusion, we were all treated to a story, read by Mrs Bewick!

Grandparents Day

What a fantastic way to end an exciting week! Our Pre Primary’s kicked off Grandparent’s Day with a re-enactment of Pamela Allen’s Waddle Giggle Gargle at assembly. Grandparents were then invited to visit their grandchildren’s classrooms, followed by morning tea in the staffroom.

Grandparents Day is a special day on the North Morley calendar. It’s a day we celebrate the important contribution grandparent’s (near and far) make to their family and our school.

Thank you to our parents and staff who provided a delicious morning tea.

P&C / School Board Open Meeting

Parent/Staff Social 

Tickets on sale in the office.

Graduation

Our Year 6 graduation will be held on Wednesday 15 December at 9am in the Art’s Centre.

Uniform orders

Last day of the year

The last day of term for students is Thursday 16 December 2021. Students from Pre Primary to Year 6 return to school on Monday 31 January 2022. Kindy students return Wednesday 2 February 2022. 

Message From the Principal

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement to make time outdoors part of every child’s day. On Thursday 4th November, the students and staff thoroughly enjoyed their time in the outdoor classroom. Children are spending less time outdoors than ever before and this is affecting their health, wellbeing and love of the natural world. Time outdoors – on Outdoor Classroom Day and every day – will make children happier and healthier, as well as helping them form habits that will stick with them for life. They will have a love of the natural world and will take action to protect it. We are so fortunate at North Morley PS to have a wonderful outdoor classroom developed by our P&C and Rotary club, as well as numerous garden areas maintained by members of our community.

Last week also marked a celebration of Diwali. Diwali is observed on the 15th day of the Kartik month as per the Hindu Lunar calendar. This year the festival of Deepavali falls on Thursday, November 4, 2021. The festival of lights signifies peace and joy.

A big thank you again to all our volunteers for another successful toastie day. Not only are the toasties delicious, it is also a vital fundraising event for our P&C. We love having carers and family members as active participants of our school community.  

Next week, North Morley Primary School presents our whole school musical, Wind in the Willows. The students have been practising very hard ready for the show. I am looking forward to welcoming all our extended family and friends to this special event. Be sure to purchase your tickets from the front office for $1.

On Friday 19th November, we also recognise Grandparents Day. Our Pre-Primary students will be performing at the assembly, with all our grandparents, and grandparent figures, invited to walk through our classrooms to share in our amazing learning. This will be followed by morning tea to celebrate the role that our grandparents play in the lives of our students.

It is an exciting time at our school and we look forward to sharing these events with our families.

Mrs Belinda Bewick
Principal

Musical

The musical is only weeks away! Our second release of tickets will be made available from Tuesday 9 November. This means families who have already purchased tickets will be invited to buy additional tickets from this day. If you have yet to buy tickets, they are available through the office.

Outdoor Classroom Day

Last week we celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day, and what a beautiful day for it! The students spent extra time outside to learn explore and play. Spending more time outside develops key skills for life, gives us a better understanding of the environment, and increases physical and mental health.

We love this movement that promotes happy healthy children!

Kindy Orientation

We look forward to welcoming our Kindy 2022 families for an orientation on Wednesday 17 November from 9:15 – 10:15am. This will give our new families the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers introducing them to North Morley and what to expect in the first year of school for their child. This will be followed by a light morning tea.

Please contact the office on 9218 1650 to RSVP.

Grandparents Day

We are celebrating our wonderful grandparents on Friday 19 November. The Pre Primary will be hosting assembly. Grandparents will then be invited for a walk through the students classrooms followed by morning tea in the staff room. 

Outdoor Classroom Day

Each year, North Morley participates in Outdoor Classroom Day. This is a global movement to make time outdoors, part of every child’s day. Our outdoor classroom is fully booked for a day of outside learning and play!

Guitar Assembly

Our year 5 and 6 guitar students will be performing at this Fridays assembly. Families are invited to attend.

Toastie Day

Toastie Day this Friday! Please have your orders in by Wednesday 3 November. No late orders please.

Board Meeting

The School Board will be meeting this Wednesday at 3:30pm in admin. 

Board & P&C Open Night

Wheelie Fun Fridays

Wheelie Fun Fridays are here! The student Your Move team ask you to ride or scoot to school to stay active. Look out for our Your Move captains at the bike rack this Friday!

Student Council Election

Our Year 5 students have the opportunity to nominate themselves for a Student Councillor role for 2022. The candidates will address their peers on Friday 12 November. The Electoral Commission will be setting up a polling station following the speeches, giving our students the chance to experience how to vote is an election. Good luck to all of the candidates.

World Teacher’s Day 

We celebrated all of our wonderful Teacher’s on World Teachers’ Day. The students at North Morley are so fortunate to have teachers who always go above and beyond for them and our school. Thank you for all that you do! You are one of a kind! 

Thank you to our P&C for providing a beautiful morning tea.

Museum excursion

Our whole school excursion to the Museum was fantastic! We want to say a HUGE thank you to our fabulous volunteers. Without you this would not have been possible. Thank you to all of the staff for your efforts in preparation for today and to Mrs Offer for organising an excursion we won’t forget!!! The stars of the day were all of the students. You were engaged, excited and represented North Morley beautifully. WHAT A DAY!!!!

Chess Club

The Chess Club welcomed Alan Wolsoncroft, President of Chess Association of WA for a visit. Alan played the students in a simultaneous tournament which everyone enjoyed! He had some great tips and feedback for the kids.

Bushland Busy Bee

A big THANK YOU to everyone that came to lend a hand during our Bushland Busy Bee. We not only planted 80 seedlings in the bushland but weeded the veggie garden and mulched the Pre Primary! Thank you to the City of Stirling for donating the seedlings and their support with our bushland revitalisation project.

Team work makes the dream work! 

Welcome back to Term 4

Dear Parent and Caregivers

Welcome back to Term 4. We hope that you and your children had a restful holiday break.

I have had a very friendly welcome by all the students, staff and community members at North Morley Primary School. I am trying very hard to learn all the students’ names and they have been very helpful and patient! If you see me out and about, please come and introduce yourself. I also look forward to meeting many of you at our P&C meeting on Tuesday 19th October.

Everyone is very excited for our whole school excursion to the Boola Bardip Museum this Thursday 21st October. All our staff have been extremely busy with planning and a very big thank you to Mrs Offer for coordinating this event. All students are reminded to wear their full school uniform and to bring their lunch in the plastic bag provided by their classroom teacher. The buses will be leaving by 9am so please don’t be late for school. School will still be open for students who are not attending the excursion. We ask that they meet at the front office on that morning.  

I am personally very excited to visit the new museum for the first time and I cannot wait to share this experience with the students.

Mrs Bewick

P&C Meeting

The next P&C meeting is on Tuesday 19 October at 7:30pm in the staffroom. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Assembly this Friday

Our first assembly of the term is this Friday. The Year 5/6 students in room 7 will perform their assembly item. Certificate recipients names will be posted on Connect on Tuesday afternoon. Families are welcome to attend.

Book Club

Scholastic Book Club has been sent home. Please return by Friday 29 October. Online orders only. NO CASH ORDERS PLEASE.

PJ Day

Thank you for your donations for Telethon raised on PJ Day. North Morley will be donating $233 to Telethon.

Waste Wise Incursion 

Peg from Waste Wise came in to discuss all things waste and worms with the students. Everyone had the opportunity to get their hands dirty and enjoyed an animated session, re instilling the importance of composting. 

Tickets now on Sale! 

Wind in the Willow tickets are now on sale through the office! Families are allocated 2 tickets per household. A second release of tickets will be made available on Tuesday 9 November if we have not sold out. Tickets are $1.00 each.

Toastie Days are here for Term 4!  

Order forms for our first Toastie Day on Friday 22nd October have gone home. Please return order forms and money to the P&C block by Wednesday 20th October. In order to make Toastie Days sustainable for our volunteers, we will not be accepting any late orders after 3pm on the due date. We are also not in a position to provide change, so exact money only please. Toastie days will run every Friday on weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8. Thank you to our P&C for running this for our students.

Twilight Bowls

Last Day of Term 3

Friday 24 September is the last day of term. We hope everyone enjoys a restful holiday. Students return for Term 4 on Tuesday 12 October.

Massed Choir Festival

We want to wish the NMPS Choir all the best for their participation in the upcoming Massed Choir Festival. You have all been working very hard in the lead up to this big event. The Choir will be performing this Friday 24 September at the Perth Concert Hall. Thank you Mrs Poh for providing this exciting opportunity for our students to perform.

Kite Flying 

The students and staff enjoyed an exciting and entertaining afternoon of kite making. The kite skins the students designed earlier in the week were turned into kites in an enormous whole school craft session in the Arts Centre.  We were then treated to a  beautiful kite display much to the delight of adults and children alike.

Wind in the Willows

Tickets for the end of year concert, Wind in the Willows, go on sale Tuesday 12 October. Tickets can be purchased through the office. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the production will now be held in the Arts Centre at North Morley Primary on the advertised days and time. 

North Morley hosted a successful and enjoyable Interschool Athletics Carnival on Friday 17 September.

Our students competed with great positivity and enthusiasm and there were some excellent performances on the day. Mikayla won Champion Year 5 Girl and set a new Interschool record in the Long Jump competition, and Toby and Kahn were runner-up Champions in their year level. We were also the best performed school overall in the Team Games which all our competitors should be very proud of.

Thank you to the P&C for running a delicious cake stall and raffle and to Mr Farrell for a fantastic day! A lot of effort goes on behind the scenes to organise an event like this. Well done!

Congratulations go to Morley for being overall winners!

Final Standings:

Morley545
Weld Square492.5
West Morley438
North Morley431.5
Embleton394.5
Ashfield290.5

Museum Excursion 

Permission forms for the whole school excursion to the museum have been sent home with students. Please return forms to the school by Friday 15 October. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 9218 1650. 

Canteen Volunteers Wanted!

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Toastie Days in Term 4. At this stage we need people to help out on a Friday morning with preparing the toasties and putting the packs together. Please use the link below to see the dates and sign up to help. Toastie days will be adverttised on the website calendar and term planner.

Kinetic Kites

Michael from Kinetic Kites will running a whole school incursion in kite making. Students will be designing their own kite skins with symbols relating to Aboriginal  history and culture.

The construction of these kites will take place on Wednesday 22 September from 1:30 -2:30 in the Arts Centre. Families are then invited to join the students on the oval from 2:30pm for a kite flying display.

**We will need a few parent volunteers to help with the kite construction. If you are free from 1:30, please call the office on 9218 1650 to let us know if you are available to help**

Faction Carnival

Congratulations to all of our students for the great sportsmanship and team spirit shown at the Faction Carnival. It was great to see so many families enjoying the day as well. 

Congratulations to our overall winning faction – Stirling!

Thank you Mr Farrell for organising another fantastic event.

RUOK Day

The RUOK? message this year is ‘Are they really OK? Ask them today.’ Life’s ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small. So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis. Make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going. 

RUOK Day

Robogals

First, the visitors called out their names which were Fraser, Brendan, Sanabel and Hetal. Then they showed us what type of engineering they do and how they do it.  We got to play with the robots and we chose Pikachu and Apple and it was super fun. Also we got to use the ipads for controlling the robots but it was hard at first because we had to programme them with Coding. But then, it was easy and cool. Actually, it was like Dash and Dot we had done before in class because we got to control them with the ipads. After that they showed us what to do and how to do it. They went to college to learn how to program the robots. Also the robots were made out of lego and they could make sounds. Under the robots, there was lights and sensors and it was really awesome but there was a little metal ball and it was very weird because it did something strange. The ipad had a button that  could be used to make lots of noises. The instructors told us there was a competition to make a square with the robots. They visited us because there’s not that much girls wanting to do technology when they grow up so they came so the girls can see how fun technology is and how clever we are at it.

By Alison and Ash, Room 5

Robogals

Edu Dance Concert

The students have been working hard this term during their Edu Dance sessions. They are looking forward to showcasing this in a whole school performance on Wednesday 15 September at 2:30pm in the Arts Centre. We  invite families to attend this performance.

Interschool 

North Morley will be hosting this year’s Small School Interschool Carnival on Friday 17 September. Students who have been successful in representing our school at this event will be notified shortly. The P&C will be running a raffle and cake stall on the day. These will be available for our spectators only. Please pack lunch and recess for your child.

Busy Bee

Crunch and Sip

Our North Morley kids are the face of September’s “The Great Vegie Crunch”….remember to pack a healthy crunch ‘n’ sip each day!!

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