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Message From The President


It was great to see such a big turnout at our P&C meeting – thank you to everyone who came along.  I took the opportunity to thank all of the volunteers in the P&C Executive, Subcommittees and Special Roles.  They have done a fantastic job getting up and running in their various roles with many of them new to the role this year.
 
Here are some highlights from our meeting;
·       The P&C endorsed funding towards the Art Room Upgrade to the value of $11,450
·       The P&C endorsed funding towards a series of Cyber Bullying workshops for students, teachers and parents to the value of $1,400 (note the Parents workshop is this Monday 13th March 7:30pm at the Cambridge Bowling Club)
·       We had a robust discussion about the Traffic Management situation which is still unresolved.  Our school applied for a Traffic Warden last year for Chandler Ave but is only eligible for a Type B Traffic Warden.  According to the application, a Type B Warden needs to be sourced and funded (unless a volunteer) by the parent body.  The P&C will continue to work with the school towards a solution.
·       We discussed the latest update on the Phone Tower installation at Floreat Forum.  We encourage anyone who is interested in lobbying against this activity to contact the No Towers Near Schools 2017 group via notowersnearschools2017@gmail.com.  This small group of parents need more support from the parent community.
·       We are excited to see so much enthusiasm for the School Banking initiative from the children.  Banking day is every Wednesday morning on the basketball courts.
·       Deputy Principal Mark Walters gave a very informed presentation on ICT directions of FPPS to help us understand the benefits of technology in the curriculum.  He also mentioned the main iPad educational apps that are now used.  They are Popplet, Explain Everything, Puppet Pals and Book Creator.  The aim is to use the devices to Create, Collaborate and Problem Solve.
 
The minutes of the meeting can be viewed HERE.
 
There is a lot to cover in the P&C meetings with quite a heavy agenda, so we don’t usually open up to general questions at the end.  We take all P&C Reports as being read, but this is also an opportunity for anyone who attends the meeting to ask questions or seek clarification on the content of the reports.  We will certainly try and address your query as best we can on the night.  If anyone wishes to table a discussion topic at the P&C, please feel free to email Catherine Johnson (our P&C Secretary) at catherine@retreatdesign.com.au to ask if it can be included in the Agenda.  Please do this at least 1.5 weeks prior to the P&C Meeting to allow review and agenda distribution.  The P&C Meetings are held during week 5 of every term.  The next meeting is Tuesday 23rd May, 7:30pm in the School Library.  All are welcome!
 
We very pleased to say that all classes now have a Class Rep, or two or three!  It is becoming the norm now to have multiple Class Reps, which we believe works really well.  Tasks can be split up to help with the load and it is certainly more fun when you have company while organising activities!  Thanks to all of our fabulous Class reps for volunteering this year.
 
The Parent Sundowner was a big success.  We got a lot of great feedback which is encouraging to turn it into an annual event.  Thanks to everyone who attended and those who helped organise it. 
 
Best Regards,
Kim Batina
Click Here to Read the Minutes of the Meeting

FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS

Sundowner Success



On a balmy night in late February around 150 members of the school community enjoyed a wine and canapes in the Outdoor Learning Area.  Teachers and parents were able to meet informally and discuss all things FPPS.  Thank you to all people who helped cater, set up, pack away, promote and serve food and beverages on the evening.  Looking forward to this becoming an annual event at FPPS.

Art Room Upgrade


Thank you to the school community for the support of the recent refurbishment of the Art Room.  We are all looking forward to seeing some amazing art pieces being created in the new space!

Fundraising Target 1 2017


Money raised at the next fundraising events will be going towards the refurbishment and upgrading of the facilities in the Music Room.  All children will benefit from this initiative and it will provide an inspiring learning environment for all the budding musicians.  The upgrade may include;
- electrical rewiring
- storage for instruments
- painting
- window dressings
- room dividers
Thank you to everyone who helped out at the Election Day Cake Stall and Sausage Sizzle! The Setup Crew, the talented Bakers, the Sausage Sizzlers and all the Volunteers who took a shift selling the goodies ... We appreciate your help!! 


 

Upcoming Events in Term 2


- Mother's Day Stall
 
- Lapathon

SAVE THE DATE -
    Outdoor movie night!


FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017 ....
Details to come!



School Banking


School Banking is proving very popular so to ensure we process deposits quickly and efficiently we have set up an "express" lane. This lane is for those who have filled out their deposit slips correctly, have their student number and require relatively simple processing. 

If you do not have a student number or require help to set up an account please come and see us at our "help desk." We are situated just outside the under cover area this Wednesday 8.30-8.50am. 

Thank you to those who have already set up accounts. To date we have set up 100 accounts. 

Regards
School Banking Co-Ordinators

Safety House Program


Floreat Primary School participates in the  Safety House Program of WA, a community based inititiative where home-owners provide a safe-haven to children when required.
 
Safety houses are clearly marked with the yellow triangle and your children should know that they can knock on the door of any of these houses if they need help. The home owners of safety houses are required to complete a working with children check and police clearances are conducted, where required.
 
We are always looking for home-owners to come on board and become a safety house. If you are interested in participating in the Floreat Park Prmary School Safety House Programme, please contact Fran Cockerill, P&C Safety House coordinator at fcockerill@iinet.net.au or 0419 043 974.
 
 Please step up and be part of this fabulous community programme designed to keep our children safe.

Snack Shack News

 

DATES FOR DIARIES


17 March   Cake Stall after school – cakes, jellies, ice creams and drinks available from the counter
31 March   Package free day – package free hot dogs will be available for lunch

 
ROSTER
Please volunteer for a shift 9:30am – 11:30am or 11:30am to 1:30pm – go online to signup.com/go/Rm6mNb – it’s easy and you children will love to see you there. Class reps will soon be allocated a week for the roster and we ask you to support them by putting up your hand to help out.
 
OUR ONLINE CANTEEN – now called QuickCliq
Please note that Our Online Canteen has changed its name to “QuickCliq”. You can still access the online ordering system using the ouronlinecanteen.com.au website. A reminder that the cut-off for lunch orders is 8:50am.
 
BAKERS DELIGHT
When buying hot cross buns or your favorite bakers delight treat, please remember to mention that they are from Floreat Park Primary School BEFORE paying as we continue to receive 10% of all sales from BAKERS DELIGHT FLOREAT FORUM. Please spread the word to friends, relatives and anyone you know who shops at this store.
 
THANKS
Thank you to parents for updating your children’s details on the system. This has made it a very smooth transition from 2016 to 2017.
 
Thank you for your support
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