In PPM we were trying to build the cups all the way to the top in a time limit of 3 minutes. It was hard because they kept falling down. We didn’t get them all the way to the top, but we had fun trying! - Charlotte Green (PPM)
1B had lots of great work to show off – report writing, clocks, art work, Maths and Literacy games, Scratch Junior and healthy food plates. - Alexa Porter
We visited the music room where we were able to play the xylophone and the drums. We rock! - Jai and Jake Everett
Please be reminded that this Friday, 21 September 2018, will be the last day of Term 3.
Students will return to Term 4 on Monday 8 October 2018, wearing their Summer uniform.
We hope you all enjoy a well deserved break and return refreshed and eager to take on the last term of the school year.
There are still places available for those wishing to access the SSP Spring Vacation Care Program. See below for further information and enrolment forms:Read Less
We would like to thank everyone for their submissions to the 'Name our Newsletter' competition. Congratulations to Mali Mellors of class 3 White and Lalaney Herrick of Kindergarten Blue, who have each won a Dymocks Gift Card! Your gift cards can be collected from the admin office.
We are excited to announce that our eNewsletter will be now be known as "St Simon Says ...".Read Less
Grandparent’s Day was once again an enjoyable and well attended event. The students love showing their Grandparents around and the smiles on the Grandparents' faces showed how much they enjoyed it too.
For the nineteenth and final time, Brian and Gwen Embry attended Grandparent’s Day with their youngest grandchild, Rose. It is these sorts of connections that make SSP such a special place.
It is always lovely to hear positive feedback, so we take this opportunity to share some with you from the Theelen family:
"We also wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing welcome yesterday for Grandparents Day. Maddi’s nana had a fabulous time seeing all the amazing projects and fascinating classroom. Was lovely to take Maddi in to share with Ryan at kindy too! Was a really special time and we all loved it."
This year our school sports carnival will again have a tabloid format. This allows children to be actively involved in more events than traditional carnivals. The children will move around the oval in year level groups and take part in team games and individual events, the results of which will be forwarded to the scorers by the supervising teachers. Parents and spectators may therefore wish to move around the oval as well, to obtain the best view of certain events.
|Date||Friday 12 October 2018|
|Toilets||Public Toilets available|
|Time||8.50am All children will assemble on the top oval with bags, recess, drinks, hats, sunscreen. Children must wear runners and socks all day.|
|Once assembled children move with class teachers to their House bays on the lower oval. 9.20am sharp – Block 1 commences. Refer to program, which can be accessed via the link below, for recess and lunch times.|
|Officials||Thank you to the parent volunteers who offer to help on the day. Please approach the announcer’s table to receive instructions.|
|Team Bays||Children will return to team bays for recess, lunch and afternoon events.|
|Recess and Lunch Break||Children must provide their own recess. The canteen will be offering a sausage sizzle lunch which will be pre ordered. A drinks van and an ice cream van will be available on Santiago Park for spectators.|
|Team colours||Children should wear their House shirt on the day. NO RUNNING SPIKES ALLOWED.|
|House Captains||Captains will assist by setting up equipment on the day of the carnival at 8:00am.|
|Athletic Medals||These will be awarded at the end of the carnival with the winning team shield. Medallions will be awarded in each grade level from Year 3 – 6|
Boys Year 3, Girls Year 3
Boys Year 4, Girls Year 4
Boys Year 5, Girls Year 5
Boys Year 6, Girls Year 6
Please note: Awarding of medals will be based on performances in Long Jump, Shot Put, 400m (these events are conducted in PE classes in Term 3) and the 100m sprint on carnival day.
|Weather||There is no back up day for this carnival this year. Poor weather will not deter us!|
|End of the day||All students are to remain at the carnival until it is completed to support their House. At the end of presentations all students will return to their class teacher on the oval. Parents may collect students from class teachers.|
Our school NAPLAN results for 2018 are shown below. Individual student reports are expected to be distributed before the end of the term.
NAPLAN RESULTS 2018
NAPLAN results trended down across Australia and particularly in Western Australia which can happen from time to time. A shift of more than 10 points in any test area should become a school focus for improvement. We have not seen this downward trend at SSP for some years. Variations in test items, median age of the cohort and moving to online testing may be some reasons for this in Year 3. Writing and Grammar will be a school wide focus in 2019 for this cohort as they move through to Year 6 over the next 3 years. Year 5 results were satisfactory with spelling being down on previous years.
These results will be investigated by our Learning Support and Year Level Teams. Our learnings will be used for determining our focus for next year’s school improvement plan.