Extra-curricular timetable Term 2

Before & After school programs & lunchtime activities

Every term we have a new extra curricular timetable that is published on the website.

At Baynton West Primary School we offer a very popular after school STEM Club which is  advertised via student expressions of interest. In Term 2 2022 our after school program is run on a Tuesday and focuses on engineering and coding skills.

The Arts have many extra curricular programs running throughout the year including Performance Troupe, Art Club, Beat Busters, Ukulele Group and a Junior Music group. Information regarding these groups and how to join comes directly from the specialist teachers.

The Health and Physical Education department run before school programs that differ depending on the sporting (and weather!) season and these programs fill rapidly often resulting in lunch time competitions being run in the same discipline. We have the ever popular Runners’ Club in Terms 2 & 3 with other sports rotated through such as Dodgeball & Ultimate Tag in Terms 1 & 4.

There are also three performance ensembles that rehearse during the week and are open to students from Years 4 -6 to join. Inclusion in the first two ensembles is guaranteed for any student who shows dedication and consistency in attendance and effort. The Performance Troupe are a choral based ensemble that combine singing and choreography. They rehearse after lunch every Wednesday (during class time).

The Baynton Beat Busters are a drumming ensemble that rehearse every Monday morning from 7:50am – 8.20am and again during the second half of lunch break on Thursdays. The Baynton Uke Group are a newly formed ensemble that learn to play the ukulele every Thursday morning from 7:50am – 8.20am. Inclusion in this group is dependent on numbers as well as dedication and consistency. Students can join more than one ensemble, however they must prove themselves to be a dedicated and consistent musician.

Principal’s Update

Welcome to term one,

A rather strange start but rest assured online learning programs have been developed and will be launched next week.  We are ready to cater for any learning needs that may arise from COVID 19  but fully intend to remain ‘open for business’.

Despite all of this it has been a very positive start to the year, with new teachers, Education Assistants, and of course, new families.  I would like to extend a very big welcome to our new school community members and acknowledge our current students for their welcoming nature and care for our ‘new people’.

As always, I am humbled and proud to serve this school community and extend the offer to assist with any concerns you may have with your child’s education during these stressful times.

A big welcome to the following new staff:

Miss Maddison Hope in ECE 4

Miss Gabrielle Spackman in Rm 3

Miss Madison Gamble in Rm 14

Mrs Kylie Taff in ECE 1 (Fridays only)

Miss Carina Marwitz in Rm 7

Mrs Danielle Robertson in Rm 20

Miss Jody McTaggart in Rm 22

Mr Cameron Pether in Rm 24

We also have a number of new Education Assistants:

Mrs Caroline Banka

Miss Oakah Venn-Woods

Mrs Chelsea Butterworth

Mrs Pamela White

Mrs Lorayne Riley

Mrs Tracy Webster

Our Education Assistants and teachers are all talented and hardworking and we are all enjoying having them as part of the phenomenal team at Baynton West PS.

Welcome to Roisin Kealy and Eloise McArthur our Occupational Therapists on their final placement from Curtin University.

We are so fortunate to work closely with the Western Australian Clinical School of Rural Health and host students every term.

If you would like information on how to access support for your child please contact Lisa Ledger on 9187 6200.

Thank you to everyone for your cooperation and assisting us with transitioning to mask wearing and supporting us by remaining outside of classrooms.  It is strongly suggested that parents wear a mask to school as social distancing around classrooms cannot be guaranteed, however this is not able to be enforced.  However, please be assured that all staff are double or triple vaccinated and all of them are wearing masks, apart from when we are engaged in face to face teaching, to minimise risk to students.  The students have been accepting, with some regularly complimenting us on our masks and some even wearing one! Please be assured that we are not promoting mask wearing to students and strictly follow Education Department procedures in this space. I would like to congratulate all of our parents/caregivers for raising such resilient and positive children, they are all are unique and they bring joy to our school and our lives every day.

Lastly, please ensure you have Seesaw up and running on your device in the event of a school closure and the need to transition to ‘at home’ learning, if you are struggling with downloading Seesaw, please let us know as soon as possible. Notifications of closure will also be sent through our SMS text messaging system – MGM Outreach, so please ensure your phone numbers are up to date. If you are having any difficulties with device usage, please contact either of our COVID coordinators; Justine Passmore or Lisa Ledger on 9187 6200.

Thank you for supporting our school by paying your voluntary contributions and charges ($60 for Pre-primary to Year 6, and $40 for Kindergarten) and by promptly purchasing maths and spelling books (only for children in Year 1-6), learning is in full swing and all children need these books to access the curriculum.

As always thank you for your ongoing support and optimism, we will get through this stronger than ever!

Kindest regards,

Lisa Ledger