A word from the Principal

Have you filled a bucket today?

Each of us…’carry an invisible bucket that contains our feelings. When our bucket is full we feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel sad. A bucket filler is someone who says or does kind things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people’s buckets and filling their own bucket at the same time.  “Have you filled a bucket today? By Carol McCloud

We’ve had a fabulous fortnight celebrating a love of learning and books, you can feel the school humming and the excitement mounting as we look forward to a busy four weeks before the end of Term 3. Our kids have been involved in a myriad of opportunities to explore learning through nature, books and science. Opportunities to develop their confidence, curiosity and creativity abound all around City Beach Primary School.

The rocket racing car incursion, Science Week experiments, nesting box extravaganzas and Book Week wonders have filled our days! Every one of these opportunities our kids have been involved in have been made possible by the great partnerships we share with our teachers, families and local community. These positive relationships improve the outcomes our students are able to achieve in their learning. Thank you to every one of the parents that make a difference to what we are able to achieve – together with pride.

As a school we were celebrating the success of Dr Sue Girak our visual arts specialist, and Jodie Davidson, a local artist. Their $30 000 grant application for an artist in residence program from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) will fund the Tuart Forest project in collaboration with the Japanese School in Perth. Jodie has already been working with Dr Girak and our students on a collaborative art project across the school that will be entered into the Town of Cambridge Art competition later this year – keep an eye out for amazingly crafted Balga trees exploding with colour around the school – they’ll be hard to miss!

Also starting next week will be the Noongar Six Season project with artist in residence Justin Martin, a local Wadjuk man and artist who will be working with all students Kindy through to Year 6, weaving in Aboriginal culture and stories with art to create our Noongar six season canvases. These will be used around the school over the coming years to connect us to Aboriginal culture, history and traditions.

With so much to look forward to and be a part of, we hope that you can join us for carnivals, Open Night, Performing Arts Extravaganzas, Scitech Night, assemblies and so much more.

I feel fortunate to lead a vibrant, inclusive and kind school community who contribute so willingly to the life of our school. Thank you for filling our buckets– encourage your children to keep doing the same as every time they fill someone’s bucket they fill theirs’s too!

I look forward to seeing you at some of the fabulous events we have planned over the next few weeks.

Be Safe Be Kind Be Fair