Mindfulness for young people

“takes advantage of a natural window of opportunity during childhood, when the neural circuitry that allows us to pay attention, calm ourselves and attune to our own and other’s feelings takes shape”. Professor Richard Davidson One of the areas we have been exploring in our focus on social and emotional wellbeing is mindfulness in schools […]

You Can Do It Program

We have had a lot of students coming to the office to open the You Can Do It Treasure Chest. How does this work? When students are seen demonstrating one of the 5 YCDI Keys to Success – Confidence, Getting Along, Resilience, Organisation and Persistence they are given a paper key, once a student has five keys […]

Wipe Out Waste at City Beach Primary

Our new Environmental Leaders – Hana, Tom and Carla have some great ideas for Wiping Out Waste at City Beach primary school. We will also be working with Mr Betson to get some extra insights and innovations into making our school more sustainable. While we gather our ideas and put things in place there are […]

New Student Leaders

Last Thursday the nominees for student leadership roles presented their speeches to the Year 3 – 6 students and staff.  The quality of the speeches was of a very high calibre and students demonstrated the You Can Do It 5 keys to success; Confidence, Getting Along, Resilience, Organisation and Persistence and the school values; Respect, […]

Wipe Out Waste – Greenbatch

The Wipe Out Waste program for this term will focus on collecting for Greenbatch and the Containers for Change schemes. Other Wipe Out Waste initiatives will be rolled out when our Environmental Leaders are elected and take up their roles in a few weeks. The Greenbatch bin will be back next week at the end […]

You Can Do It – Program Achieve

A key area of the Western Australian Curriculum is the General Capabilities. One aspect of this is the Personal and Social Capabilities which focus on students developing personal and social capability as they learn to understand themselves and others, and manage their relationships, lives, work and learning more effectively. This capability involves students in a […]


‘In a world of algorithms, hashtags and followers, know the true importance of human connection.’ ‘Connecting to one another is one of the most important things in the world and you can keep expanding that connection – one person, a family, a school, a community, a country, a society, a culture.’  Eric Fischl Every year […]

‘Lightness of Being A Beginner’

‘The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. ‘ As the year comes to an end it’s lovely for each of us to celebrate the year’s lessons, achievements and successes. […]

Wipe Out Waste – Greenbatch Bin and Classroom Recycling Initiative

The Greenbatch bin is now located at the end of the science room building facing the Pre-primary playground. We encourage you all to bring in your items for green batch recycling. This is any plastic items with a recycling symbol that has the #1 (or 01) PET or #2 (or 02) HDPE on it. Some […]

You Can Do It – Program Achieve

The new You Can Do It –Program Achieve provides parent information sheets to help support the school in education our children in the basics of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Teaching the basics of SEL is no different to teaching the basics of numeracy or literacy. Skills are taught and then mastered. The child becomes […]