Term 2 has started off strongly.

We have a busy start to the term. The last two weeks the students in Year 3 and 5 have undertaken NAPLAN, the kids can breathe a sigh of relief and should be acknowledged for their efforts during the testing.

I would like to thank the families who attended the School Community Information Session. It was a wonderful way of engaging with the school community on a number of important topics and have open and honest conversations, around supporting the students and school to strive for success.

Further to this, we have sought parent feedback around communication and the re- structuring of the school day. Please take the time to complete these feedback forms, as we would genuinely appreciate your input.

On a sad note, we wish to inform the school community that Mrs Sharon Bayley has had to take extended leave from school for a serious medical reason. Her return date is not clear. Mrs Reeves and Mrs Morton will continue to ensure Room 1 is a fantastic place to learn. We hope that you will join us in wishing Mrs Bayley all the very best as she fights this newest battle.

As the new Positive Management of Student Behaviour and Good Standing Policy was implemented this term, we will be having two student acknowledgement events this term to recognise the students who display our values of: respect, responsibility, kindness and strive for success. Today, the students will get extended play time at lunch and in Week 11, the school will run a Disco. We look forward to watching the students enjoy these events.

Kind regards

The Annual Report and the Positive Management of Student Behaviour and Good Standing Policies have being endorsed by the School Board, and the policies will take effect in Term 2. We will have a strong focus on the positive behaviours we expect at JPS and hold acknowledgement events for students who are displaying these expectations. This will be supported with a clear and fair process for managing students who are not following the schools expectations.

We are endeavouring to increase our level of communication at JPS to ensure families are well-informed of what is happening at the school. Connect is the school’s main source of communication, so we are requesting that families are pro-active in reading the messages that come through from the school. If you download the Connect Now App on your phone you only have to login once and you will receive alerts like a text message. We are also hoping to start promoting the schools’ events on a social media platform, as a way of sharing the great work we are doing at the school with the wider community.

We have endeavoured to provide a good mix of academic and extra-curricular activities this term to make learning fun and engaging. Most recently, students had the opportunity to attend; Sculptures by the Sea, West Oz Wildlife Incursion, the Family Easter Egg Hunt and Tee Ball with North Dandalup Primary School, which was a lovely way to finish off the term.

Congratulations to Mrs Sessoyeff and the Year 1’s on running our first Assembly for the year – I am sure we can all agree they did a fantastic job. We are trialling the morning format, as this is a better fit for the students and and staff. It was lovely to see so many people there to cheer on the students.

We hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday and we look forward to sharing your child/ren’s learning journey with you in Term 2.

Kind regards

Mrs Hayley Taylor


Merit Certificate Winners

Congratulations, to the following students who received a Merit Certificate at our last assembly.

Merit Certificate Winners

  • K/P – Oscar and Tuoyo
  • Rm 4 – Azalea, Rylee and Jasper
  • Rm 1 – Ivy, Sisan and Lydia
  • Rm 3 – Maggie, Amelia, Hannah and Hana

Upcoming Events

Some upcoming dates to note in your diary:

  • Friday, 21 May – Room 1 Assembly and Morning Tea
  • Monday, 24 May – Student Leaders attending the Dream and Lead Conference
  • School Board Meetings – Tuesday, 25 May and Tuesday, 22 June
  • Friday, 28 May – JPS Cross Country
  • Friday, 11 June – Interschool Cross Country
  • Friday, 18 June – Footy Colours Day (Raising money for Fight Cancer Foundation)
  • Friday, 25 June – Room 3 Assembly and Morning Tea
  • Monday, 28 June – Reports sent home
  • Wednesday, 30 June – Earth Aware Day
  • Thursday, 1 July – Netball and Football at North Dandalup for Senior Room
  • Thursday, 1 July – Good Standing Disco

Appreciation Picnic

On Monday, 10 May we held a picnic lunch to acknowledge all the work the wonderful females in our community do. It was a beautiful day and it was lovely to see so many Mum’s, Nans, Grans, Aunties and Sisters here to celebrate with us.

Thank you for supporting our great school and for all you do for the students at JPS.

2021-2024 Business Plan

The staff have been busy planning and discussing the content for our next Business Plan. A draft will be taken to the School Board in Week 6 for them to have the first look at the direction we are taking JPS.

We have planned a Community Consultation Meeting on Tuesday, 1 June in Library starting at 8:45am. I look forward to seeing you all there to discuss school priorities and our direction for the future.

Earth Aware Day & Garden Update

On Wednesday, 19 May we held our first Earth Aware Day for this term. The students were able to cook Banana Muffins, make towers from dried spaghetti and marshmallows, garden in the Kitchen Garden or learn about sustainability.

The cooler weather and some rain has seen our Kitchen Garden flourish. The vegetables planted at the Sabrina Hahn Workshops grow bigger by the day. We have been using some of the produce to go into the students lunches on a Thursday and we were able to harvest lettuce and mandarins for the school community to share.

Chaplain Chatter

Hi everyone and a special hello and thank you to the mothers and women folk who do such a great job in looking after the family and the community.

I would like to encourage everyone to be mindful and supportive as we celebrate these special and important people in our lives. They do so much, but go unnoticed by so many because they are not releasing a latest movie, climbing the highest mountain, setting a new record for the ‘Guinness Book of Records’, making the fastest lap at Bathurst or discovering a cure for the common cold. They actually do much more, they hold our society together.

If we have the opportunity and means to acknowledge these beautiful people and let them know how valued, loved and needed they are. We need to take it.

Have a great week everyone, let your thoughts and words be kind. They do have an impact on those around you. Food for thought.

Joe Grida

School Chaplain