The following students received honour certificates at our assembly on Tuesday; Rylan, Joy, Thomas, William, Charli, Elle, Riley, Evelyn, Hayden, Jack, Eva, Liam, Alex, Dylan, Emma, Cade, Na’ima, Oliver, Loren, Holly, Cooper, Oliver, Zara, Michelle, Brodie, Megan, Brianna, Kristian, Elena, Georgia, Madeleine and Zoe.
STUDENTS LEAVING DURING SCHOOL HOURS
If students are being collected during school hours it is necessary to sign them out at the school office. If you are asking someone other than those listed on your “Other Contacts” to collect your children for you, we need written confirmation, preferably by email to GooseberryHill.PS@education.wa.edu.au in order for us to release them to that person. If we do not have such confirmation, we will attempt to contact you for verification, but if we cannot confirm this with a parent the child will not be released from school premises.
MESSAGES FOR STUDENTS
If parents want to get a message to their child about after school arrangements it would be appreciated if they could contact the school as early in the day as possible. The school office can get very busy from 2:45 onwards and there may be only one person to deal with calls and to try and contact a child, especially if they are not in their classroom can become very difficult. We understand that there will be circumstances where you may be caught in traffic etc. and cannot make contact earlier.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
Booklets will be going home this week. Please have all cash orders into the office by 9:00am on Tuesday 14 May. Orders can also be submitted online through the Loop. Click here for link.
Parents save the date for 5 July! Planning is under way for the 2019 Environmental Day which will be held on the last day of Term 2. More information to come throughout the Term. In the mean time, remember to REDUCE – REUSE – RECYCLE.
We are still missing some of the beautiful crochet poppies. If your child still has theirs at home, please return to the front office. Thank you.
WORLD IMMUNIZATION WEEK
World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today.
The theme this year is Protected Together: Vaccines Work!, and the campaign will celebrate Vaccine Heroes from around the world – from parents and community members to health workers and innovators – who help ensure we are all protected through the power of vaccines.
Vast progress but fragile gains
In 2017, the number of children immunized – 116.2 million – was the highest ever reported. Since 2010, 113 countries have introduced new vaccines, and more than 20 million additional children have been vaccinated.
But despite gains, all of the targets for disease elimination—including measles, rubella, and maternal and neonatal tetanus—are behind schedule, and over the last two years the world has seen multiple outbreaks of measles, diphtheria and various other vaccine-preventable diseases. Most of the children missing out are those living in the poorest, marginalized and conflict-affected communities.
In order for everyone, everywhere to survive and thrive, countries must intensify efforts to ensure all people receive the lifesaving benefits of vaccines. Additionally, those countries that have achieved or made progress towards the goals must work to sustain the progress they have made.
2019 campaign objectives
The main goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the critical importance of full immunization throughout life
As part of the 2019 campaign, WHO and partners aim to:
- Demonstrate the value of vaccines for the health of children, communities and the world.
- Highlight the need to build on immunization progress while addressing gaps, including through increased investment.
- Show how routine immunization is the foundation for strong, resilient health systems and universal health coverage.
Link for further information: Click Here
Note: Above article from World Health Organization
SURVEY: 2019 YEAR BOOK
We are currently seeking an expression of interest from parents in the purchase of a 2019 Year Book. The cost of the book depends on the number printed and would range from $40 to $45. We would need a minimum order of 150 books before we would proceed as a lot of time and work goes into putting this together. In 2018 we produced this book for the first time and we are planning improvements to make the 2019 book even better. A copy of last year’s book is available to view at the front office. The 2019 book will contain highlights of activities from each class, a copy of each class photo, highlights of events throughout the year, an outline of each of our curriculum areas and a Year 6 Graduation section. Please complete the form below by Wednesday 15 May 2019 so we can make a decision regarding the production of the Year Book. GHPS. Click here for link to survey
WOOLWORTHS EARN & LEARN
GHPS is participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn sticker initiative. Simply collect stickers from Woolworths, stick them on a sticker sheet and put your completed sheet in the boxes provided in the admin building at school or outside of Woolworths Lesmurdie. The school can then redeem these stickers for brand new school equipment from Modern Teaching Aids.
NOTICES FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD
Our Kindy and Pre-Primary children have been enjoying the new play equipment this term which was purchased with the funding from the Bike-A-Thon.
Today students involved in Book Shed (Book Club) were learning about the impact different liquids have on plant matter. Thank you to Mr Thorpe, Mr Reid and Mrs Stevens for their help.
STAFF NEWS – WEDDINGS AND BABIES!
We would like to congratulate Stacey Hampson (now Conway!) on her wedding on Friday 19 April. Stacey and her husband, Travis, had a beautiful intimate wedding in Bali with family.
We would also like to congratulate Natalie Romeo on the birth of her son, also on Friday 19 April! Mother and baby Arlo and doing well.