from the Principal . . .
A number of issues have been overcome and milestones achieved since
we last communicated with you.
This newsletter carries a range of information to ensure the
smooth transition into the new 2002 school year.
Movement to the School Site
We have moved into the school Administration Building.
Unfortunately, telephones are not connected but we can be
contacted on mobile numbers 0407 449 676 or 0407 994 758 and fax
92562013. The School Office is open from 8.30am – 4.00pm each week
The buildings are progressing very well with interior finishing well
underway. Carpets, other f
Conducted School Tours
There is a huge interest in our new school.
To allow parents to view the school before the year ends we
have organised a tour day for parents on Saturday 15 December from
10.00am – 1.00pm.
Tours will be conducted in small groups by the school staff.
Unfortunately, as at this time the site will still be a
building site, children will not be allowed on the tours.
However we plan to hold a similar day on 24 January 2002, between
2.30pm – 4.00pm, when children will be very welcome to attend.
At our last P&C meeting, the issue of school name was discussed
in connection with the first choice being rejected. The meeting
proposed that the nomenclature committee re-submit the proposal and
if rejected again, pursue the name Campbell Primary School.
The re-submitted proposal was again rejected and
subsequently, the name Campbell Primary School was submitted and
should officially be approved this week.
Commencement Dates - 2002
23 January, 2002
School Teaching Staff
31 January, 2002
1 Monday 4th
February – Friday 19th April
2 Monday 6th May
– Friday 5th July
3 Monday 22nd July -
Friday 27th September
Term 4 Monday 14th
October – Thursday 19th December
2002 Class lists
We have had a number of enquiries regarding class lists for 2002.
Unfortunately, due to the large number of enrolments being
received and still expected over the summer break we will not be
able to finalise class structures until the end of the week prior to
school starting. By doing this we are hoping to avoid the need for
class restructures through the school year.
The selection process for the initial new school staff has almost
been completed. Selected staff will be attending a series of workshops and
meetings prior to the end of the school year.
As all parents are aware, the issue of the relocation of Western
Power transmission lines has been the focus at the school over the
past two weeks. Parents have been represented at a series of
meetings with Department of Education, Western Power, the developer,
and school representatives over the past weeks.
a result, at a final meeting held at the school last Friday, the
Department of Education has removed its approval for the relocation
of the Western Power transmission lines around the school. The
Department of Education has in turn given three options to Western
Power that were seen as acceptable by the school and parent
representatives. In all these acceptable options the closest the
lines come to the school is on the western or far side of the new
road at the end of the school oval.
The lines then travel through the new estate. The closest the
lines will come to existing school buildings will be approximately
and Communication Technology
Planning is well underway to ensure technology supports teaching
and learning at East Canning Vale Primary School.A recently released
report reviewing Department of Education structures and strategies
emphasises the importance for all young people to be “confident,
creative and productive users of new technologies, particularly
information technologies, and understand the impact of those
technologies on society” (Department of Education, 2001).
Our school will be working in line with Departmental
directions in the establishment of technologies which will be
embedded in our children’s education.
For 2002 these include:
provision of thirty notebook computers configured to access our
network via wireless telecommunications, providing online
learning opportunities throughout our school to answer learning
to twenty two computer workstations positioned in Learning
Centre activity areas.
connectivity throughout our school site ensuring interaction
online (eg Internet, email, library database) is fast and
to other forms of technology such as digital cameras, digital
photocopiers, videoconferencing cameras, digital projectors,
aim will be to identify out students’ learning needs and pinpoint
where technology may enhance and support quality teaching and
learning programs to provide the best possible learning
Community involvement will be encouraged at every stage of planning,
implementation and review, so be sure to make contact and/or
complete a survey planned for distribution to obtain details of your
expertise and potential contribution.
Careful planning and implementation will see information and
communication technologies at our school grow and expand beyond our
expectations, providing learning opportunities for our students,
I am delighted to be involved in this exciting venture and look
forward to working with teachers, students and parents in meeting
the many challenges ahead.
Assistant Principal ICT
Central to our school is the establishment of our Information
Centre, housing books and other sources of information to support
our students’ learning and recreational needs.
We welcome Mrs Lorraine Sciascia and Mrs Anne Watson who have been
working with energy and enthusiasm to prepare resources for students
and teachers to access.
At present we have the names of two parent volunteers who are
willing to contribute time and energy to covering books in
preparation for next year. Others
are welcome to make contact with Su Goddard on 0407 196 382.
the needs of individuals . . .
East Canning Vale Primary School is committed to meeting the
individual needs of our students. In order to develop and implement
the most appropriate and relevant teaching and learning programs we
need to be informed about children with special needs who will be
attending our school in 2002. Special needs may include:
and/or language delay
If your child is currently involved in special programs at their
current school or they receive therapy or
support from outside agencies please contact me on 0407 449 676
before the end of the 2001 school year so we can more effectively
meet the needs of your child.
Parents of children enrolled in kindergarten, pre-primary and year 1
are invited to attend a parent information session on Tuesday 11
December in our staff room. Kindergarten and pre-primary parents will meet at 9.30am and
year 1 parents at 1.30pm. This
is an opportunity to meet class teachers and discuss the learning
programmes to be offered in 2002.
Parents will receive notification of these meeting in the
mail shortly. Year 2-7
parent meetings will take place in February next year.
If you have any queries or concerns relating to your child’s
learning needs or the teaching and learning programs being offered
at East Canning Vale Primary School, please feel free to contact me
at the school.
Assistant Principal Curriculum
Committee for High School
On Tuesday 30 October, the Implementation Committee for the
development of the new high school in Canning Vale held its first
meeting. The District
Director, Rose Moroz, chaired the meeting and outlined the role of
/ Public Relations
(logo, colours, name, uniform)
dates to remember:
Uniforms are available for viewing and sizing every afternoon
between 3.00pm and 3.45pm at the school office until 7
payment is required when ordering.
Friday 7 December, 2001 (Note - extended closing date.)
Available for collection:
Thursday 24 January, 2002 between 2.30pm – 5.30pm
USE ITEMS LIST
If ordering through Wooldridges, please return completed lists
to the school office.
Payment is to be made on collection of the order.
Please make cheques payable to Wooldridges
Tuesday 11 December, 2001
Available for collection:
Thursday 24 January, 2002 between 2.30pm and 5.30pm
Kindergarten & Pre-primary parents
11 December, 2001 9.30am
11 December, 2001 1.30pm
2002 (to be
– Adults only
For the family
15 December, 2001
between 10.00am – 1.00pm
24 January, 2002
between 2.30pm – 4.00pm