Term 4 - Week 9
End of year celebration
This Friday is our end of year celebration picnic. All the students will be gathering under the trees for a joint lunch with a special visitor and then enjoying some water play after lunchtime play. Please remember to send in bathers and towels.
We will be bidding farewell to our Year 6 students this Thursday 8th December at 9:30am. The day will begin with a Graduation Assembly and then morning tea for the students. Parents attending the assembly please park on the oval as the kiss and drive will be reserved for dignitaries. Therefore, there will not be any parking available for parents dropping off students late. When leaving after assembly be mindful that our younger students may be on the oval, so please drive carefully.
We would like to wish Gary Hobson all the best in his future endeavours. Gary has been Principal at Westminster ESC since 2012. He has always been a huge advocate for the education of students with disability. His role as president on the Education Support North Network and executive team on the WA Education Support Principals and Administrators Association has been instrumental in ensuring our students have a voice. We thank you for being such a supportive leader. A recruitment process is currently underway and parents will be informed when the process is complete.
We would also like to wish Natalie Argyropoulos who has been at the school for 8 years and Sharon Hudson who has been here 5 years all the best in their new ventures. You will be missed.
Class lists are currently being finalised and will be on classroom doors next Wednesday 14th December.
Reports will be emailed to parents late Tuesday the 13th of December. If you require a hard copy please email Brooke in the office.
Last day for students
Next Thursday 15th December will be the last day for students.
Thanks for a great 2022
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Westminster parents and community for an amazing school year. I am in awe of the resilience of this community in the difficult times of COVID -19 and ongoing building works. I thank you for all your support and ongoing commitment to the education of your children.
I wish you all a safe and healthy holidays and look forward to seeing the students back here on Wednesday the 1st of February.
Message from Board Chair
On November 30th the WESC School Board held its last meeting for the year. It was an Open Meeting for anyone interested in finding out more about the Board, but unfortunately we had no visitors! Please remember that we would welcome new parent Board members who are interested in taking part in discussions about WESC plans, strategies, finance, successes and events.
We were sorry to hear of Gary Hobson’s resignation and would like to thank him for all his energy, skills and support as Principal of WESC for so many years. He will be missed and we wish him well for the future. Special thanks to Kirsten Dunn and all the other staff who have stepped up to meet the needs of students and staff for the remainder of the year.
We were also disappointed to see the situation with the (non) school buildings but pleased that new staff have been appointed for 2023 and that students are continuing to demonstrate success in their achievements. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Board members, WESC staff, families and school community for their contributions to WESC and wish everyone a well-deserved summer break.
Associate Professor Susan Beltman, WESC School Board Chair.
Year 6 Fun week
Cuddly Animal Farm
Students in Year 6 had a fantastic 3 days of beautiful weather and amusement at Cuddly Animal Farm, Outback Splash and Pia’s Place. On Wednesday 23rd, Year 6 enjoyed watching and cuddling the farm animals, especially the alpaca, kangaroo, the guinea pigs, as well as admiring the peacock and feeding the goats and lambs with a bottle! Students had a fun ride on the mini train, jumped on the bouncy castle and had a photo taken on the red tractor. It was an amazing day!
On Thursday 24th the students in Year 6 had a refreshing and splashing sunny day at Outback Splash. It was a lovely day, full of fun, running round and round, up and down the slides and tunnels, left and right without breaks except for lunch. So much energy! They finished the day sliding down the gigantic slide!
We finished our exciting Year 6 Camp trip at Pia’s Place on Friday the 25th having fun on the swings, the flying fox, up and down the red and white lighthouse, which they enjoyed so much going down the tunnel. They relaxed on the hammock and went round the merry go round! Students finished the day with an exciting ride on the tram around Whiteman Park and an ice-cream. We are sure it was a memorable trip with friends that they will never forget!
Animal Farm Incursion
On the 24th November, Farmer Mick attended with his mobile animal farm, students from kindy to year 5 thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the animals, there was even an escapee goat that managed to find his way to the vegetable gardens and was enjoying some lovely freshly vegies.
Congratulations to all of our Book Award winners!
Our week 9 and 10 PBS lesson focus is;
'We use our manners when we speak to others'
School Board Members
Chair Person Susan Beltman
School Members Kirsten Dunn
Parent Members Natalie Krekora
Community Members John O’Rourke