Welcome to the very first edition of the School's new eNewsletter.
This week I write about the School's production of High School Musical Junior, our new School Prospectus and more.....
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Wednesday 24th August 2016, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
All Middle School Students, plus Senior School students studying Indonesian
100 Days of School
A Lower Primary “100 Days at School” celebration was just the beginning to a fun and busy day for our young students. We came to school dressed in our comfortable pyjamas accompanied by 100 collected items from home. Fun '100' themed activities dotted the day for students from Kindy to Year 2.
Tournament of Minds
Two teams from the Primary School are currently working on their solutions for the Tournament of Minds inter-school contest which takes place later this month. They are busy writing scripts, making props and costumes and working on their creative solutions to the challenges.
Primary Leadership Day
Last week the Primary House Captains attended a Leadership Day, led by one of our parents in the School Community, Mrs Joanne Woolley, from Advanced People Solutions. The focus of the day was to create a fantastic learning opportunity for our young leaders to enjoy.
The children from Kindy and Pre-Primary had a delightful time learning about fire safety. The local fire department paid us a visit and shared basic fire awareness, what to do in a case of an emergency and allowed us time to explore their fire truck. A very “hands on” way to end our inquiry into fire.
NIPSSA Basketball Carnival
Primary School students competed in the NIPSSA Basketball Carnival at Warwick Stadium on Friday 5th August. All the teams that took part performed brilliantly, displaying great team spirit and sportsmanship. A particular mention should go to the Boys 'A' team who remained undefeated on the day. We would like to thank the parent volunteers who helped to organise and coach the teams on the day.
Theatre Sports Grand Final
At the end of last term we had great fun at the Inter-House Theatre Sports Grand Final and on the day it was Cuthbert who had the most points. We would like to thank Ms Flanigan, Ms Fryer-Smith and Mr Schlueter for their efforts and for Mr Connolly and the lighting and sound crew for making the afternoon lots of fun.
After we have tallied up all the points from the weekly Inter-House competition across Middle School and added in the points from the Theatre Sports Grand Final, we have a tight race for the House Cup!
Current places as follows:
5th: Hollows on 3,304 points
4th: Lingiari on 3,742 points
3rd: Durack on 3,745 points
2nd: Cuthbert on 4,278 points
1st: Florey on 4,452 points
New Middle School Dress
The existing summer dress that is currently worn by female Middle School students will be gradually replaced by the dress that is currently worn by Year 10-12 students. The dress is the same School tartan, but differs in both style and fit. There will be a transition period for the implementation of the dress in order to reduce financial costs for parents. The dresses are now available in the Uniform Shop.
- All female students who are new to the Middle School in 2017 will be required to purchase the new style dress.
- All existing Middle School students can choose to wear either style of dress in Term 4 2016.
- Current Year 6 students and existing Year 7 or Year 8 students may choose to wear either style of dress in Term 1, 2017.
- The new style dress will be worn by ALL female students from Term 4, 2017.
Year 12 Valedictory Evening
The programme of valedictory events at the School mark the end of an era for our Year 12 students. All Year 12 students from Peter Moyes are expected to attend this important milestone in their life.
The aim of our Valedictory events, which also include a Chapel Service and Student Breakfast, is to celebrate the contributions and achievements that both individual students and the entire cohort have made at the School.
This year, the Valedictory Evening is a ticketed event to ensure that the delicious finger food and drinks are adequately catered for prior to the formal part of the evening. This part of the evening provides not only Year 12 students, but also their parents to meet and celebrate with and, in some cases, say farewell to, the parents whose son or daughter has been involved with their own child during their time at Peter Moyes. All Year 12 families should have received information about this event.
Click here for Valedictory Events
Athletics Squad Assistant Positions Available
Nominations are now open for Senior School students to assist with ACC Athletics training during Term 3. This is an opportunity for students to complete their Community Service hours.
The Community Service Sports Leadership program has been very successful with many of our Senior School students involved in refereeing, umpiring, assisting coaching, and mentoring Middle School students. This develops responsibility, assertiveness, decision making and communication skills.
Students will be chosen based upon the attributes they exhibit in and around School. They will also require a fundamental knowledge of athletic events. Nominations close on Thursday 11th August. Students should contact Mr Streeter at email@example.com if they wish to nominate.
Student Leadership 2017
There are 18 Year 11 students who have nominated for the position of Head Boy or Head Girl in 2017. Each has presented a three-minute speech to a select group including Heads of House, Mr Wright, Mrs Shaw and current Student Leaders, Holly Edwards-Smith, Josh Elliott, Innes Lumsden and Emily Watson.
In Week 4, the nominees present their speech to all Senior School students. Appointments to student leadership positions will be made towards the end of Term 3.
Parent Volunteers Needed
Parent Volunteers are needed during the Year 12 WACE Trial Examinations to be held during the next School holidays. There are whole day, morning or afternoon sessions available. The Trial Examinations will be held between 29th September to 11th October.
Parents can receive P&F hours for their involvement. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Senior School reception on 9304 5588 or SeniorSchool@petermoyes.wa.edu.au.
Student's Parking at School
Students are reminded that they are not permitted to park on School grounds. he School's parking bays are reserved for staff, visitors and parents. The rules have not changed with regards to this. Parents are asked to please ensure that your child is reminded of this.
Careers Notice Board
An online Careers Notice Board has been created for parents and students with information about university open days, scholarships and alternative entry, plus School Based Apprenticeship details.
As I become more familiar with Peter Moyes and all the things that are done in the School, I was very pleased to notice that the Lower Primary School has a focus on kindness at the moment. That reminded me of something that has been very influential in my life...
Madagascar Conservation Expedition
After more than a year of planning and preparation, a group of 11 Senior School students and 2 teachers flew to Madagascar during the July school holidays. It was an adventure of a lifetime, better than any of the participants could have imagined! The Expedition was broken up into two distinct parts; the forest surveys and the marine surveys.
Thredbo Ski Trip
On Saturday the 2nd July, 40 students and 5 staff members started their journey to Thredbo located in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. The majority of the students had never skied or snowboarded before, but everyone made the most of the slopes lined with snow.
New School Mural
The Co-Curricular students who attended Visual Art with Mrs Burtnyk in Term Two completed this striking abstract mural. It has been inspired by the five core school values; Knowledge and Insight, Equality and Compassion, Integration and Wholeness, Confidence, Competence and Responsibility and Self-Worth. It is now on display at the entrance to the Visual Art building.