School Values Champions
Congratulations to the students pictured below for being acknowledged for displaying our shared school value of Courage!
Courage is accepting challenges and embracing opportunities
Thank you to the many people who I see smiling, greeting and looking after one another. As the end of year gets closer things get really busy and it is easy for people to become more irritable or less tolerant because we get tired. Making sure we stay respectful during these times therefore becomes even more important, and an expectation.
Staffing Information 2022
Information below is included to help answer some questions you might have about next year.
- Changes to staff occur at the end of every school year. Below is a list of staffing for 2022. It is hoped by next fortnight's newsletter any changes will be communicated, however in some cases there will still be changes between the end of the school year and the start of 2022.
- If your child is leaving us to attend another school next year and you have not contacted the office, please do so as soon as possible. This information is important, so we can organise and finalise class groupings and provide the new school with information.
- Class allocations will be provided along with reports on Friday December 10.
K/P & LiL Miss Jessica Finch & TBC recruitment process in place, Bethany Edwards (Education Support Specialist), Mrs Sharon Guard and Mrs Debbie Scott (Teacher Assistants)
1/2A Miss Deet Cox
1/2B Mr Alex French
3/4A Miss Gillian Pratt & Mrs Teresa Good (TA)
4/5/6A Mr Reuben Gee & Mrs Annette Jones (TA)
4/5/6B Mrs Lynda Coates & Mrs Taryna Sims (TA)
Literacy Intervention Mrs Hannah Robertson (Term 1 Only)
Support Teacher & Advanced Skills Teacher Mrs Meagan Smith
Quality Teaching Coach Mrs Shannon Goodwin
Advanced Skills Teacher Mrs Sarah Crawford
HPE Mrs Kate Howe (Thursday and Friday)
Specialist Teacher/s TBC (Thursday and Friday)
Mr Pursell is moving to Burnie High School to teach HPE.
Mr Campbell Barnett is moving to Spreyton Primary School to teach Y3/4.
Miss Eryn Connell is moving to Forth Primary School to teach Y1/2.
Ms Hope Auth is moving to Leighlands Christian School to teach Y3/4.
Mr Klay Nayler will continue leave into 2022.
Thank you again for your patience as we sort through many different processes to ensure we get everything in place for next year.
Child and Family Learning Centre (CFLC)
The local enabling group (LEG) have been working together for 12 months inputting into the vision and design of the CFLC. The centre design submitted to council and the Development Application has been approved. Early in 2022 the centre will be advertised for building tender.
What can we expect in 2022:
- Construction will commence
- Centre leader appointed (DoE Recruitment Process)
- Centre named through LEG consultation
- Pop up sessions Birth to 4 (in addition to WUPS Launching into Learning Programs)
The LEG held service mapping sessions to consider the Core, Visiting and Referral services which would benefit the Community and those accessing the centre.
- Core services identified include: Child Health and Parenting Services, Parenting Services, Family Violence Services, Early Childhood Intervention Services, Speech Pathology, Social Worker, St Giles
- Visiting Services identified include: Employment Agencies, Centrelink, Anglicare, Wellways, Legal Aid, Housing Services, Launching into Learning
- Referral Services will be made on a needs basis
Below are some concept designs of the centre.
For completing all learning jobs and being a great team member. Well done Jason!
For improved handwriting. Well done Cooper!
For all the hard work he put into producing an excellent information report about koalas. Well done Chace!
As we come to the end of another year, students in 5/6A have been reflecting on the last 12 months. They have been thinking about the past, present, and future and how the choices we make today can set us up for the opportunities that may arise tomorrow.
The year 6’s in particular have been thinking about their time at WUPS and the impact they have had on our school community. Some might wish they could have done things differently, while others are proud of the choices they made but all of them are hopeful that high school will bring bigger and better things and are grateful for the opportunities that WUPS has been able to provide them.
The following are some quotes from the year 6 students in our class.
My favourite teacher at WUPS was Mrs Birch because of her love and support. (Amealiah)
My favourite memory was getting my Sports Leader and House Captain badges this year. (Jarod)
If I could go back and do something differently, I would have dressed up for the Halloween Day because it is my last year and I would have liked the memory. (Piper)
My favourite thing from this year was working on the mural with Taryna and Kathy. (Kinnesha)
My closest friend has been Corben because he is very kind and nice and he has always been there for me. He makes me smile every day. (Monique)
My favourite memory was when I got to represent WUPS at the 8 schools program. (Jack)
My favourite thing about this year has been being thrown into several different groups like Hands on Learning and Men’s Shed. (Hunter)
Something I learnt at WUPS that I think I will always remember is to always believe in myself and that even though there will always be downs in life, I can get through it. (Latisha)
My closest friend has been Hunter, he has supported me and I support him. He is super nice. (Chloe)
Something I learned this year that I think I will always remember was about the Titanic. (Mahjada)
My favourite teacher from Primary School was Mrs Birch. (Jayla)
Something I’ll never forget about this year is being a Sports Leader. (Axle)
My favourite activity this year was visiting the convict farm in Longford. (Reagan)
5/6 B recently learned that we might get a Pump Track built at the school. There was a mixed reaction from students. Here are two opposing views from Paige and Corben.
Paige - Why We Shouldn't Get a Pump Track
With the end of the year fast approaching there are several books still missing from our School Library. We would appreciate it if you could help your children locate any Library books and return to school before the end of next week.
Paige, Kendell, Katiah, Cormac, Sienna, Jay Jay, Montana, Rubi, Andre, Reagan, Riley, Doug, Jordan and Chayse all participated in the Triathlon on Thursday 25 November. Everyone took part in a team race. Kendell, Cormac and Katiah also took part in an individual race. The races included swimming, cycling and running. Even though it was a really hot day, everyone pushed through and tried their best. Everyone was a good sport and was cheering on their teammates.
Distances of races
- Running 1.5km for team and 1km for individual
- Biking 7.5km for team and 5km for individual
- Swimming 200km for teams and 100km for individual
A big thank you to Mrs Smith and Mrs Dobson for organising us at the event and to Mrs McAuliffe for driving us. Also, a big thank you to other families who came to share their support.
Our final canteen day for 2021 will be Tuesday, 7 December.
Canteen Order Forms will be available for students from their classroom and available at the office.
A big thank you to Kelly, Narelle and Bianca for making this possible for our school community!
Attending school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students are provided with opportunities to learn at school each day and can connect and build relationships with others in a social setting. Attending and participating in all aspects of school life will help your child develop:
- important skills and knowledge to help them learn and grow
- social and emotional skills such as communication, resilience and teamwork
Children who attend school every day and complete year 12 are more likely to have:
- improved overall health and wellbeing
- a wider range of job opportunities
- job opportunities with higher income
It is important to remember that there is no safe number of school days to miss - each day your child is absent can impact on learning, student connectedness, and a student’s overall sense of school belonging
What do I do if my child is unable to attend school?
Parents or Guardians need to contact the school office as soon as possible and explain why your child is unable to attend school. This can be done by phone, email or a note explaining the absences. We cannot accept siblings notifying the office for absentees.
If contact is not made a text message will be sent to remind parents to contact the school.
|Monday 6 December||School Association Meeting 4:45pm|
|Tuesday 7 December||Final Sharing Assembly 1:30pm - Followed by a Community BBQ|
|Friday 10 December||Christmas Theme Dress Up Day|
|Friday 10 December||Transition Afternoon Kinder - Year 5|
|Monday 13 December||Colour Run 1:30pm|
|Tuesday 14 December||Pool Party - Latrobe Pool|
|Wednesday 15 December||Year 6 Big Day Out|
|Thursday 16 December||
Celebration Assembly 10:45am
*Invite only due to Covid requirements and venue density
|Thursday 16 December||Last Day for Students|
|Tuesday 1 February 2022||Book Collection Day 10:30am - 6:30pm|
|Wednesday 9 February 2022||Students Commence Term 1|