Waverley Primary School
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6 Naroo St
Waverley TAS 7250
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Email: waverley.primary@education.tas.gov.au
Phone: 03 6339 1455

24 June 2021

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From the Principal….

Term 2, Week 10


On Tuesday afternoon and evening we held the first of our Student Led Conversation sessions. This was a very valuable experience and the atmosphere in the rooms was wonderful, with students proudly sharing their work with parents and discussing the progress they have made in achieving their goals. Thank you to everyone involved - teachers for preparing and facilitating the discussions, students for their enthusiasm in sharing and parents for the positive manner in which they encouraged their children. Also thanks to Toni Bland and Kassia Imer for preparing refreshments for the teachers during the break.


A wonderful morning was had by all of those who attended the Books for Kinder celebration last Wednesday. We would like to thank the Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise for their ongoing support of this event. The Kinder children were extremely excited to receive their very own personalised picture book to keep and enjoy again and again. A big thank you to Eve Gibbons, President of the Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise, for engaging us in a special reading of “Where’s the Green Sheep” by Mem Fox.


Students in Years 3-5 commenced the Swimming and Water Safety Program this week. It has been pleasing to see the way children have approached this learning experience from overcoming fear of water, to taking first strokes through to perfecting stroke style. Mrs Paton works with a team of Department of Education swim teachers to deliver this program – it is certainly a very valuable experience which teaches essential life skills.


Every Friday afternoon, two teams compete in a basketball roster at the YMCA, coached by Mrs Paton and Mr Russell Williams. Last Friday I had the pleasure of watching these teams play and it was so heart-warming to observe the way that these students have developed their skills this year. The Lakers had an impressive win and the Wildcats played a very close game, only going down by a few points. Congratulations to all involved and a huge thank you to Mrs Paton and Mr Williams for giving up their time to train and coach the children. We will continue our participation in this roster next term.


Last Thursday our Grade 6 Leaver’s held a Pyjama Day to raise funds for their end of year activities. A big thank you to all the families who supported this and a special thank you to Lincoln Blakey and his mum Jess for their very generous donation. We raised $182 in total. Fantastic effort!


We have recently had a number of incidents where issues have arisen at school as a result of conflicts and discussions on social media. Many of these platforms are unsuitable for primary school aged students and have age restrictions for participation. I ask all parents to monitor their child’s use of social media programs and to discuss any issues with them. Advice about having these conversations and use of social media in general can be found via the following eSafety Commissioner link:


Thank you for your consideration of this matter in ensuring the wellbeing of our students.


This weekend, our Prep teacher Mrs Sarah Shaw will be participating in the Solstice Splash, which will now be held at Greens Beach due to the flooding at the Gorge. Mrs Shaw will be taking a very cold dip in the sea as part of raising money for Loaves and Fishes, who support our school with a range of food donations each week. Anyone who would like to sponsor Mrs Shaw can do so through the following website:


We will be thinking of you on Sunday Mrs Shaw!


We have been very fortunate to have the services of Mrs Toni Bland to work with students to prepare and sell items for Recess Sales, work with parents in our Kitchen Capers program and provide our nutritious, varied and tasty canteen items each week. At the end of next week Toni leaves us for a while as she prepares for the upcoming birth of Bland number 4! We wish Toni, James, Maggie, Penelope and Sophie all the best with the new arrival.


Chase from 1/2 Watson, recently had the honour of playing football at Utas stadium during half time of the senior game. Chase was one of a number of players chosen to represent their club in this team. Well done Chase.

Next week we finish our second term. I hope everyone has a terrific holiday – stay warm and safe – and we look forward to seeing everyone for the commencement of Term 3 on Tuesday 20th July.



A few things to remember……

School Starting time is 8:30am

Student Banking


School Newsletter

Thursday - fortnightly (commencing 29th April)


Wednesday – fortnightly (students and staff only at this stage)

Student Absences

Advise via phone 6339 1455 or

sms 0400 967 396

Recess Sales




Orders to be in by 9am each Tuesday

Upcoming Events

Swimming and Water Safety Program

Monday 21st June – Friday 2nd July

Student Led Parent Discussions

Monday 21st June – Friday 25th June

City Mission/PCYC Snag & Chat

Friday 25th June

Grade 6’s Queechy High Transition

Thursday 1st July

Last Day Term 2

Friday 2nd July

First Day Term 3

Tuesday 20th July

City Mission/PCYC Snag & Chat

Friday 23rd July

Term Dates for 2021

Term 1

Wednesday 3rd February - Wednesday 31st March

Term 2

Wednesday 21st April - Friday 2nd July

Term 3

Tuesday 20th July – Friday 24th September

Term 4

Monday 11th October – Thursday 16th December

Merit Certificates

At the last assembly on Wednesday 9th June the following students received merit certificates. Well done everyone.





Zander Prem

For his eagerness to have a go and learn

Mason Wesley

For a concerted effort to practise and improve at writing his name


Elliott McLachlan

For making a big effort to get back in to school routines

Zavier Badeau

For excellent focus in learning across all learning areas


Bethany Wells

For excellent focus in learning across all learning areas

Sylvia Archer

For being a master Mathematician

2/3 READ

Annabella Leech

For an excellent attitude and trying hard to put in place our learning goals

Kade Nolan

For an excellent attitude and trying hard to put in place our learning goals


Kiara Cox-Pregnall

For being an excellent worker and a supportive class mate

Layla Bishop

For demonstrating excellent work habits by always being ready to learn


Seanna Perkins

For consistently working hard in Mathematics

Malakai Street

For consistently working hard in Mathematics


Hayden Broughton-Partridge

For excellent effort with the teacher on Phonics

Angel Roney

For consistent effort and application to all tasks

Snag & Chat

City Mission and PCYC will be at Waverley Primary School on Friday 25th June and Friday 23rd July from 3:00pm-4:30pm. There will be sausages in bread prepared by City Mission for everyone to enjoy and games set up by the PCYC for the kids to play.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

It’s on again and Waverley Primary School is participating!

The Premier’s Reading Challenge starts on Monday 26th April and continues until Friday July 2nd 2021. All students from Prep to Grade 6 have received their Logbook and are ready to read!

We are hoping that EVERY student can achieve the 10 books in 10 weeks! There will be a class reward for each class who has all students achieve this.

Please encourage your child and promote this great event.


Ice Cream Sales

Our Grade 6 Leaders will be selling ice creams and icy poles again each Monday on the deck outside the grade 4/5 classroom.

Ice creams can be purchased for $1.50 and icy poles for $1.00.

Pre-paid forms are being sent home this week and need to be returned back to the school by no later than Friday 2nd July .

Early Years

Please view our Early Years Program via the electronic newsletter or see the office for a hard copy.

Lunch Orders

Lunch orders are on a Wednesday, with order forms available from classroom teachers and the main office. If you would like to place an order please ensure forms are returned to school by Tuesday 9:00am each week.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is available every morning for students to pop in and grab some warm milo, toast or cereal to start the day. All children are welcome, please ensure they go straight to Breakfast Club when they arrive at school. A small coin donation would be much appreciated.

Milo Club

Ella and Allison from Catholic Care are here after school on a Thursday with Milo and activities for students to enjoy.

Electronic Newsletters

A reminder that we have moved to electronic distribution of our school newsletter. If you would like a paper copy to be sent home with your child, please register your name with the school office.

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