Positive Relationships

“Behind every young child who believes in themselves is a parent who believed first.”

Education is a partnership between home and school, one that has the same aspirations and goal in mind – the success of each child at school. At City Beach Primary School we encourage positive relationships and connections between our families and school, as each of us support kids to be:

Curious, confident and creative learners with healthy hearts and minds, belonging to a culturally responsive and inclusive community where future focussed learning equips us to contribute to a sustainable world.

As we come to the end of Semester 1 – it’s a great chance to look back and reflect on our achievements and progress and celebrate effort.  Today all families will have received Semester 1 reports. These reports provide a summary of your child’s achievement and effort across learning areas in the first half of the year. Enjoy reading through reports and share in the celebration of their success, it’s also a great chance to talk about learning goals for the coming semester.

Thank you to the great staff in classrooms and the front office, at City Beach Primary who are committed to providing each one of our students with high quality teaching and learning and care each day.  Thanks also to you, our school community for your support, whether volunteering your time in classrooms, excursions, or being a part of the P&C or School Board, your generosity in juggling home, work and school commitments is appreciated, and makes a difference to learning for our students at City Beach Primary School.

Out in the playground each day I love seeing our kids grandparents and extended family helping in and around our school, adding to the inclusive community feel of our school. Last week Graham and I became grandparents for the first time – Henry Thomas is adored! When this quote popped up, I couldn’t resist including it: ‘Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories, and Love,’ Elodie. One day we hope to help our kids out with school drop off and pickups, and volunteering at their schools too!

At City Beach Primary we value opportunities to visibly incorporate Aboriginal history, culture and perspectives a natural part of our school life. NAIDOC week starts this Sunday 2 July, with the official opening ceremony in Perth – Boorloo, Wellington Square from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  The event will feature continuous performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers. There will be community stalls, children’s activities, and traditional food. There are many amazing activities and events planned around the country, recognising, and celebrating more than 65,000 years of First Nations history in Australia. If you’re staying in Perth these holidays take advantage of the fabulous free activities scheduled over the next two weeks.

I look forward to seeing you all again when I return from my long service leave break in Week 4 Term 3, Monday 7 August. I know the school will be in the very capable hands of Alison Jenkins as Principal and Tina Ingraham as Deputy Principal in my absence.

Please take some time to relax and unwind after jam packed semester, to recharge over the break ready to enjoy another exciting term filled with learning at City Beach Primary School.

Be Safe Be Kind Be Fair