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

18 November 2021

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From the Principal….

Term 4, Week 6

Dear Families, Students and Friends,

We are already halfway through the term and have another busy four weeks of learning ahead of us.


On Friday the school will support Phoebe Frost who is cutting her long hair to help make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to medical conditions. We encourage students to come to school with a crazy hair style and bring a gold coin donation to join in the fun with Phoebe. Make sure you keep an eye on the next newsletter and Facebook for photos from the day.


On Monday, Kinder enjoyed an excursion to Seahorse World at Beauty Point as part of our inquiry unit ‘Exploring the Ocean and the Creatures that Inhabit it’.

When we arrived at Seahorse World, we walked up along a flight of stairs to a large conference room to participate in some activities with Director Craig.

Craig taught us about the habits of seahorses; they mostly live near large gardens of sea sponges or amongst seaweed. We learned that many bigger sea creatures called predators, enjoy eating seahorses, however seahorses are smart and can change colours to camouflage into the environment around them. Most fascinating though was about how baby seahorses are made. A mummy and a daddy seahorse do the dance of love and during this dance, the mummy seahorse lays eggs into the daddy seahorse’s pouch. The dad seahorse then looks after these eggs until they are ready to hatch. When they hatch, up to a thousand babies (called fry) are born.

Now it was time to tour the aquariums with Jessie our tour guide. First, we went into the cave of seahorses that had different species of seahorse found all around the world. They came in different shapes, colours and sizes. Next, we visited the Nursery; all the babies are born here. We saw babies that were born just that morning (we had to look very closely). Lastly, we had the opportunity to enjoy some touch pools and held real life seahorse and starfish. We also saw giant lobsters, small types of sharks and cow fish. Also, a very special fish species called a hand fish that is almost endangered in the ocean.

We had so much fun exploring Seahorse World.


Acting Principal

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

Ice Cream Sales


Recess Sales




Orders to be in by 9am each Tuesday

Upcoming Events

Friday 19th November

Crazy Hair Day/Phoebe’s Big Chop

Wednesday 24th November

QHS Orientation Day – Year 6 Students

Thursday 25th November

Prep Excursion – Tasmania Zoo

Friday 26th November

City Mission Snag & Chat

Monday 29th November

School Association Meeting – 6:00pm – School Meeting Room

Wednesday 8th December

Awards Assembly – 11:45am

Thursday 9th December

4/5 Cummings Excursion – Riverbend Park

Thursday 9th December

Year 6 Leaver’s Dinner

Friday 10th December

City Mission Snag & Chat

Monday 13th December

Year 6 Activities

Thursday 16th December

Last Day of School for 2021

Term Dates for 2022

Term 1

Wednesday 9th February - Wednesday 13th April

Term 2

Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July

Term 3

Tuesday 26th July – Friday 30th September

Term 4

Monday 17th October – Wednesday 21st December

Merit Certificates

At the last assembly on Wednesday 3rd November, the following students received merit certificates. Well done everyone.






For showing responsibility in the classroom and in specialised lessons


For assisting his peers and teachers in a kind and caring way



For showing initiative in Maths


For all round progress in literacy



For showing grit and determination to increase his skills in creative writing


For outstanding improvement in reading, spelling and writing as well as a kind attitude to his classmates

2/3 READ


For amazing improvements in reading, spelling and writing. Fantastic Effort!


For wonderful improvements in reading and comprehension. Well done!



For her wonderful work on inferring and discussion in her reading group


For demonstrating empathy by being supportive and encouraging others



For increased confidence in herself as a learner and being resilient


For a concentrated effort in all learning areas



For an excellent effort under pressure to complete tasks for assessment


For an amazing effort in learning to use new strategies in Maths

School Banking


For 90 years, our School Banking program has helped children learn about money, reinforced the importance of regular savings and provided structure for parents to support their children to save.

Though the program continues to have strong support from schools, parents and teachers, recent decisions by some state and territory governments because of a review by the corporate regulator mean we are unable to continue providing programs in schools, and we have had to make a difficult decision to close our School Banking program for all government and non-government schools across the country.

Our School Banking program was established in 1931 at a time when having a bank account was not commonplace, and since then we have helped more than 15 million Australians take their first financial steps. This would not have been possible without the wonderful support we have received from schools like yours, including all the parents and volunteers, and for this we are deeply grateful. Thank you.

Even though this is a sad time, School Banking has taught so many young Australians, past and present, the value of money and we believe this should be celebrated. We have created a place for you to share your stories, fondest memories and lessons learnt through the program. To share your story and access our financial education resources, please visit the link below.


Even though the CommBank School Banking program will not be returning to your school after this year, you can continue to make deposits into your child’s Youthsaver account through online transfers or at any CommBank branch. If you need further information please phone 132 221 or visit your local CommBank branch.

The last day for school banking at Waverley Primary School will be Wednesday 8th December 2021.

Kindergarten Enrolment

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 this term.

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

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

CatholicCare 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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