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From the Principal – 1 April 2021

Hi Folks

We are ending this term on so many high notes with our students having done so well across all areas of learning these last nine weeks. May I congratulate all those who represented the school with such acumen at the Primary Schools Inter-school swimming carnival last week, the Year 4 students and their excellent presentations at the Night of Notables, and those who pulled of an amazing feat in seeing our school take out 5th place in an Australia-wide Times Tables competition.

And the highest note for me had to be the Easter Concert this afternoon. What an amazing time being able to focus on the true meaning and significance of Easter, the atoning death and victorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the only Saviour of the world.

Double Congratulations to Mr Williams

Well done Mr Williams on your successful funding application to Sporting Schools for Term 2. The $1,900.00 granted to the school for the delivery of a gymnastics program next term is so exciting.

Wonderful as that is, as a school staff and community, we are even more excited for Brenton and his fiancé, Verity, as they celebrate their wedding this Easter Saturday. We ask the Lord to richly bless their marriage.

A Debatable Extra-Curricular Initiative

We are thrilled to announce that we are launching next term a new addition to our wide array of Extra-Curricular learning options. Several of our Year 5 and 6 students have signed up for a new Debating club being held after school on Mondays under the expert instruction of Rise & Shine Debating. As they hone their skills of oratory and persuasion, we plan on holding an in-house debate during the year and even consider entering a team in an interschool debating competition.

Extra-Curricular opportunities are so important at KCS. We are so pleased to add debating to an already rich array of offerings that include sports clubs across three codes, choir, bands, instrumental tutoring, productions, various competitions, and camps.

Cans for Compassion

A few weeks back a most caring and enterprising student, Miss Rebecca in Year 4, visited the Principal’s office and put to him a proposition that he and the staff could not ignore. In essence it challenged the school community to collect cans and bottles, bring them to school, and with the money that can be redeemed for recycling, donate the money to one of the amazing projects undertaken by Compassion International. And the result is that, starting next term, there will be special recycling bins located on school premises, which when full are collected and returned by a local company. The accumulated funds will then be forwarded to a project chosen by our students. Thanks, Rebecca, for your compassionate heart for others and letting us all share in putting our value of Generosity into practice.

Records Set in the Pool

Congratulations to two of our students who not only swam with distinction in the Inter-School Swimming Carnival but managed to set three of the five new records posted at the meet.

Year 6 Girls

50m Backstroke

Demi B

44.11 seconds

Year 6 Boys

50m Backstroke

Charles W

38.93 seconds

Year 6 Boys

50 m Freestyle

Charles W

32.33 seconds

HOUSE News

The reviving of House (formerly Faction) spirit is up and away. The points accumulated for Term 1 are: Carmichael: 785, Slessor: 912, Taylor: 774 and Wesley: 660 – putting Slessor in first place at this early stage of the year.

Going to the Dogs

Do you have a dog and child in pre-primary to year 5 (5-10 years)? The research team at Telethon Kids Institute, in association with the University of Western Australia, need YOUR help to discover the best and most creative ways the family dog can support children’s health and development. If you are interested in possibly participating in this fascinating research, go to PLAYCE Paws Study or register your interest here http://tinyurl.com/pawsinterest.

I wish you all a very special Easter and a great break with your children and look forward to welcoming them all back on Monday 19th April, and having you join us for our special ANZAC and Term 1 Awards Assembly on Friday 23rd April.

Dr. Gregg Weaver
Principal