Newborough Primary School
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178 Newborough Street
Karrinyup WA 6018

Phone: 08 9278 0450

21 September 2022

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Dates to Remember

Please refer to the side panel “School Calendar” section for the “live” calendar of events for information

Principal’s Introduction

Holiday Arrangements

On behalf of all the staff I wish everyone a very safe and enjoyable break. Hopefully the weather is good, and everyone can enjoy some fun and recovery time for those who have been ill. Don’t forget the Perth Royal Show. I’ll be going.

This has been another busy term culminating with two fantastic events that really shows the uniqueness of Newborough PS. Firstly the teamwork efforts of our Interschool Athletics team who battled hard on the Jumps, Throws and Distance Day. Unfortunately, the main carnival could not go ahead due to the weather. Whilst we didn’t win the points our team did very well and performed with distinction with spirit and sportsmanship. Mrs Henrick and Mr Stenhouse were so proud of everyone in the team who gave their whole efforts performing brilliantly on the first day. It was lovely to hear that our school values shone through with terrific sportsmanship and team spirit. Thank you to all the staff and parents who assisted on the days and parents and friends who cheered so loudly and long.

The next big highlight was the wonderful Year 6 Enterprise Fete with students planning, organising and managing and using interpersonal skills through a broad range of really interesting stalls spaced all around the quadrangle. There was a lot of excitement from Kindy upwards as students visited stalls, played games and activities and helped raise funds for our graduating students. This year the fete raised $2100. Well done Miss Phillips, Miss Jepson, Mr Scoulidis and Miss Danker who is now enjoying her LSL.

I am looking forward to the Choir performing this Friday evening at the WA Massed Choir concert at the Perth Concert Hall. The rehearsal for this event will be held on Wednesday 21st September due to the Queen’s National Day of Mourning.

Students will have received a flyer promoting the Colour Run Event on Saturday the 22nd October. Mark this in your calendar. It will be lots of fun and this year there will be slime as well.

As you will be aware, the Prime Minister has announced a public holiday as a national day of mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 22 September.

This means that Newborough PS will be closed on this day.

It is important to note that the school term officially ends on Friday 23rd September and students are expected to attend school on this day. All previous arrangements for the 23rd remain in place and it will be “business as usual.”

I appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience but given the circumstances I appreciate your understanding.

The school office re-opens for staff on Monday 10th October. All staff will be participating in a range of School Development activities including Digital Technologies, Positive Behaviour, Critical and Creative Thinking, preparing for term 4 and some classroom preparation time.

Students Return on Tuesday 12th October.

Student at NPS for 2023

If your child (ren) will not be attending Newborough PS next year could you, please let us know in the office as soon as possible. This will assist us with planning for 2023.

Uniform Shop Update

Shortly the school will be moving to an online Uniform Shop run by an external provider. With the assistance of the P&C the school has undertaken an exhaustive process to identify a supplier that we believe will service uniform needs for students and staff. We looked for reliability, quality of uniforms, affordable prices and accessibility for families. The company is Jenny Franklin Enterprises known as JFE. They are based in Guthrie Street Osborne Park with their drop in shop and workshops. Once the school has concluded the contract process, we can begin using the service. The P&C will continue to run the Second-Hand Uniform Shop that is currently on the move to the storeroom next to Room 17. (Up the ramp behind the Canteen)

Library Books During the Holidays

Students will now be able to take home Library books for term break holidays. The Library will not close for stocktake prior to the end of each term. The school has an updated computer system that manages the borrowing of books and resources that makes management so much more efficient and effective. ‘Reading is Brainfood.”

WasteSorted Schools Accreditation

Newborough Primary School has successfully met the requirements to become an Accredited WasteSorted School for 2022. This acknowledges our waste management processes including rubbish management and recycling and re-using endeavours. We are eligible to apply for several grants with this accreditation.

“I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.”

Queen Elizabeth II


John Worthy


Yr 5 Parents 2023 School Camp Meeting

We would like hold a parent meeting for Year 5 parents in Week 1 next term, on Thursday, 13th October. Camp has been booked for early Term 2 2023 and we would like to give you information as early as possible. Please register your attendance by clicking on the link below:


Term 4: In-term Swimming: Scarborough Beach Pool: Weeks 1 and 2

The In-term Swimming lessons for Newborough Primary School are in Weeks One and Two, Term Four (Wednesday 12th October to Friday 21st October 2022). Excursion Advice Forms have been sent home with the end date for payment on Wednesday 21st September 2022. The cost of In-term swimming is $38 per child. Payment is due by Wednesday 21st September 2022.

The In-term swimming program is ONLY eight days long. To be of benefit, students must participate in all eight days. It is essential that payment is made this term. Please do not hesitate to make a payment plan for this with Mrs Sharon Singleton if needed. Thank you.

Parent/Carers Pick Up and Drop Off Changes

Now that COVID restrictions have lifted we are changing the process to allow Parents/Carers to drop off library bags, hats, lunchboxes etc. to classrooms/students/bags. Parents/Carers sign in at the front office on Passtab (will be given a Visitor sticker to wear), drop the item off to their child’s class, and then sign out from Passtab at the front office.

Parents/Carers continue to advise teachers and the front office via email for pick up for appointments etc. so children can be made ready and on time. Parents/Carers sign the child out at the front office, will be given a ‘Sign Out’ card (to hand to the classroom or specialist teacher so they know the student has been signed out), and then go to the classroom to pick up their child.

The new process will commence at the start of term three. This process will reduce the need for staff to bring children to the office for collection. It will also reduce the number of children waiting in the office corridor.

Kindy Café Thank You

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all families for your support of another highly successful Kindy Café. We really appreciate all of the contributions made by our Kindy families and the support of the school community in making this such a great success.

This year we have raised nearly $500, which is an outstanding achievement.

Special thanks to the Morgan family for the generous loan of their shade shelter and to our tireless ‘band of helpers’ who worked hard to make it such a success.

The funds raised at the Kindy Café has helped to pay for our wonderful mud kitchen.

Many thanks,

The Kindy Team

Music News

The Newborough Years 4-6 Senior Performance Choir will be performing at the Massed Choir Festival on the 23rd September at the beautiful Perth Concert Hall. It promises to be a night of quality entertainment by 500 students from 11 public primary schools. Our performance will be the last of 8 concert nights and a wonderful way to end Term 3.

If you are still interested in purchasing tickets, please follow the link below.

Tickets Sales WAMCF2022

The details for Newborough choral performance are as follows:

Friday, 23 September Concert 8 7.30 – 9 pm
Adult Tickets $35
Concession Tickets $25

(Concession applies to Pensioners, Seniors, FT Students, Children 18 & Under, Unemployed, Health Care Cards)

The above link will take you directly to the events page for the WA Massed Choir Festival on the Perth Concert Hall

website. Please choose the FRIDAY night performance (23 September Concert 8) and click on the ‘Buy Now’ button to purchase your tickets.

To choose your own seats, click on the picture of the theatre seating map and seats available in that area will be shown.

Tickets will be sent as mobile e-tickets shortly after you complete your booking unless you have opted for delivery via

Post or Venue Collect.


Term 3, 2022

Tuesday 19 July – Friday 23 September

Term 4, 2022

Tuesday 11 October – Thursday 15 December

School Directory




School Office

08 9278 0450


SMS 0409 088 585


Useful School Information


School commences at:

8.40am – Please arrive to your classroom by 8:30am

Morning recess:

10.40am – 11.00am


1.00pm – 1:40pm

School finishes at:

2:55pm (apart from Tuesday, early finish 2:30pm)


Department of Education (Western Australia) policy states that all children from Pre Primary attend school for 5 full days as from the commencement of the school year.

Attendance details are entered electronically twice daily by classroom teachers and the information fed onto a school database. An SMS messaging service endorsed by the Department of Education operates to enable parents to inform the school by text message if their child is going to be absent. The system also automatically sends a message to parents if their child has not arrived at school and no notification has been received. This service assists parents to advise the school of absences and also ensures the safety of children by letting parents know that the child has not arrived at school.

If your child will be absent/sick or late, please contact the School directly either by:


0409 088 585 (preferred method)



9278 0450

Please include only the student’s name and classroom number, reason for absence and the date in any messages. For Example: “John Doe Room 13 absent 1/2/2021 sick with flu”.

Notes are requested from parents for:

  • Any absence from school
  • Permission to go on vacation during term time
  • Permission to leave the school grounds at any time including lunch time
  • Non participation in sport and physical education lessons


Parents/guardians are reminded that students should not arrive at school before 8:20am. When gates open. Teachers open classrooms at 8:30am. There is no play before school.

School commences at 8:40am Sharp. Late arrivals need to go to the front office with their parents to sign in and get a LATE PASS.


If your child needs to be collected from school during school hours (e.g. attending an appointment or leaving early), can you please email the school at and your child’s class teacher ahead of time - at least 24 hours beforehand, where possible. Please include a reason for early pick up and the approximate time you will be here. This will help with coordinating your child to be waiting at the office when you arrive and lessen your wait time.


During the year teaching staff plan a range of suitable excursions and incursions to introduce, develop or reinforce learning experiences for their class.

Incursions are an opportunity for the children to experience high standard performances covering a wide range of learning areas. The children are able to see national, and sometimes international, performers including musicians, storytellers, artists and many others at a reasonable cost. Particular attention is given to developing the social skills of the children, as well as their confidence and independence.

Formal written permission is required before any child can be taken on an excursion. Every endeavour is made to space excursions/incursions during the year to avoid costs being too great at any one time. If payment is not received by the due date and a payment plan has not been entered into, students will not participate in that particular excursion/incursion and will join a buddy class on that day.


When paying for incursions, excursions, or other school activities, please pay via direct deposit into the school bank. Newborough Primary School does not accept cash payments.

Money can be paid by online banking (please include your child’s surname and incursion/excursion name as reference). eg K Smith Edu-dance. Our school bank details are:

BSB: 016 350
Account No: 3408 71304


If your child still needs a school diary and/or green library bag from their booklist they can be purchased from the front office.

Please make payment via direct deposit to the school’s bank account (diaries are $10 and the green library bags are $6.95), including the child’s name and the item in the reference section eg Janet Smith, diary/bag. Once the transaction appears on the next morning’s bank statement, we will deliver the item/s to your child in their classroom.

P&C News

Booklists 2023 and Beyond

As many of you may know, Newborough Primary School organises students’ booklist/stationery requirements through the Newborough P&C. This is a major fundraiser for the P&C, providing valuable resources to the school.

This will be my last year managing the Booklist process and I am looking for someone to succeed me, shadowing me this year and taking over the following year.

Processing of orders occurs towards the end of Term 4, with packing and distribution occurring in the two weeks before school starts. If you have that time available and are interested, let me know.

All training will be provided!

Any queries, please contact me on:

0400 098 303

Canteen News

The school canteen operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for morning recess and lunches.

Canteen Manager

Uniform Shop News

Due to relocation, the Uniform Shop will be closed until further notice. This includes online orders via Quickcliq

Any questions email:

Thank you

Uniform Shop Volunteers

VacSwim Swimming Lessons

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October school holidays.

VacSwim offers fun lessons pool locations across WA. Not only is VacSwim a great school holiday activity, it also teaches valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Your children can start as young as five years old.

Places are limited, so get in early. Enrol your children in VacSwim now at the link below:

Birthday Cakes/Gifts for Students

A reminder that we are do not allow the sharing of birthday cakes, presents etc. for birthdays or other celebrations.

No Animals (Including Dogs) on School Grounds

DoE Security

Keep an eagle eye on our school!

School Watch encourages the school community to report any suspicious activity in and around school grounds, after hours and on weekends, as well as during school holidays.

Telephone 1800 177 777 (free call) or 13 14 44 (WA Police).

Please do not approach any individuals, just contact security and they will investigate the situation or contact the Police. Working together will help protect our school.

Community News

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Mulberry Tree Childcare

Working in partnership with Newborough Primary School

The services we offer are:

Before School Care - daily 7:00am – 9:00am

After School Care - daily 2:30pm – 6:00pm

Vacation Care – School Holidays 7:00am to 6:00pm

For more information visit our website at:

For all enquiries please contact us on: or on (08) 9244 2920

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