Slime Spectacular – Friday 25th

1:25 pm    Y 5 & 6 assemble at the start time

1:30 pm    Y 5 & 6 start their run

2:00 pm    Finish – Y 5 & 6, they get washed off (might need to dedicate a spot), they will have a towel, and once washed and dried off they can play dodge ball.

2:05 pm    Y3 & 4 start their run

2:35 pm    Finish – Y3 & Y4 go to the playground outside OROOSH, where there is water where they will get washed off, Peter to organise teacher supervision, kids can play on equipment until 3 pm

2:40 pm    Kindy, PP, Y1 and Y2 will run

3:00 pm    Finish K, PP Y1 & Y2 quick wash off and send them on their way

3:15 pm    Pack up and wash off the oval a bit to make sure the slime doesn’t damage the grass

Please please get your kids to help raise some funds. The P&C are looking at spending big at next weeks meeting (we are talking permanent table tennis table, white boards for classrooms and more). Just create your online account as stated in the booklet. Please visit the bridge if you need a new one. Cash donations are accepted with this one, to be dropped off at the bridge too.

What to do on the day?

Just send your kids with a white or colourful t-shirt to change into for when the fun starts. The slime is water solvable, so should easily wash out. We have some fun accessories to wear for all the kids, just pack a towel for afterwards. There will be a staggered start for the different age groups due to the current restrictions, but we have fun games planned for the kids that finish earlier.

Parents – want to throw some slime?

Come join us. Please sign up on this link for a spot to have some fun. We need lots of parents to supervise our obstacle course aaaaaand to throw the slime at the kids. Little siblings are always welcome.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4FA4A72CA2FA7-slime

EduDance 2022

During Term 1 all children in years Kindy to Year 6 will be involved in a dance education program called Edu-Dance.  This specialist program has run very successfully since 2007 and has been booked again for 2022 as part of the physical education program.  Edu-Dance will run for 9 weeks starting on Thursday 10 February. The end of term concert will be held on Thursday 7 April 2022.

This program is a compulsory activity for all children and it is expected that all children participate in the program.  Edu-Dance complements the school curriculum very well, especially the Arts, Health and Physical Education areas.  At the conclusion of the program a concert will be performed for parents showcasing the Edu-Dance program.  Further details will be sent home as we get closer to the end of the program.  The timetable for the program is listed below.

Thursday weeks 2-10

8-50am

To

9-20am

Cabin 4 ( Yr 1/2)

9-20am

to

9-50am

Cabin 3 (Yr 1/2)

9-50am

to

10-20am

Cabin 9 (Yr 3/4)

10-20am

to

10-50am

Cabin 11 (Yr 5/6)

Recess

 

 

 

11-10am

to

11-40am

Cabin 13 (Yr 5/6)

11-40am

to

12-05pm

Kindy

12-05pm

to

12-30pm

Pre-Primary

12-30pm

to

1-00pm

Cabin 8 (Yr 3/4)

The cost of the program is $38 per child. Payment should be made on QKR. Unfortunately, any child for whom a payment has not been received by Friday the 25 February will be withdrawn from the program.

Please contact me via the Bridge if you have any questions regarding any aspect of this incursion.



Leeuwin Day Sail – Wednesday 23rd February 2022

As part of our new cycle of school excursions, the Year 5s and 6s participated in a day sail on the tall ship, Leeuwin II.  In addition to our obvious links to the ocean, a focus of the day sail was team building, helping the Year 5s & 6s become closer as a group and develop those very necessary cooperative skills which they will hopefully use during the year.


Christmas Concert 2021

Congratulations to all students and staff for their amazing Christmas Concert.


Indigenous Cultural Experience

Friday, 3 December 2021

Pre-Primary to Year Six students and teachers enjoyed a most entertaining performance by Derek Nannup, Noongar storyteller, actor, comedian, dancer and didgeridoo player. It didn’t take long for everyone to be in stitches of laughter. The students watched and listened in amazement as Derek played the didge, mimicking the kangaroo hopping, kookaburra laughing and dingo howling. Derek explained that Indigenous People became skilled hunters because they watched and imitated the wildlife. There were plenty of volunteers to join Derek on stage to perform storytelling dances. Special thanks to Mr Nawab Rind for arranging this special event for us.


State Library and WA Museum Excursion – Year 3 & 4

During Term 3, the Year 3 and 4 students ventured into the city for a full day excursion to the State Library of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip. While investigating a range of primary and secondary source materials related to different places around Perth including the Swan River, Royal Show, Kings Park, Perth Zoo and the beach, the students made a time-line and discussed how these places had changed or stayed the same over time. The students also enjoyed a guided walk through the city centre exploring important landmarks including the Perth Railway Station, Forest Place, Plaza Arcade, London Court and Perth Town Hall. Most students agreed that the highlight of the day was exploring the museum, with the Wildlife and Innovations sections being favourites.


Dads’ Camp

Our annual Dads’ Camp out on the oval was well attended again this year; we were so lucky to have amazing weather.


GOLF WA

A couple of weeks ago, the students in Years 3 to 6 had an introduction to golf, provided by Golf WA.  Golf WA have sent me a link to their programmes in case anyone is interested in becoming the next Minjee Lee, Hannah Green or Cameron Smith.

https://www.golf.org.au/mygolf/home/


COMMANDER VISIT TO PARLIAMENT

Yesterday, our Commanders were invited to Parliament as the guests of Emily Hamilton MP. Over lunch in the exclusive members dining room, the students asked Emily about her role as a leader in WA, what it meant to be an MP and they got to give their feedback on issues that were important to them as future leaders in the Joondalup community. After a tour of Parliament, the students observed Question Time, and were amazed to hear footage on the news of what they had observed live, less than one hour before.


STAR Birthday

Every year we celebrate STAR’s birthday. The STAR reminds us of the expectations we place on each other, as members of the Ocean Reef PS community. Being a STAR means being Sensible, Thoughful, Achieving and Respectful. Mrs Barton-Harvey and her STAR Crew organised a fantastic afternoon of games that helped us practise being a STAR.


Remembrance Day 2021

There were 32,231 Western Australians sent into battle during the First World War – well above expectations, with more than one third of all WA men aged 18 to 41 enlisting.

Today, at Ocean Reef, we will join together to remember all those who we have lost in battle. It is a time to show our true gratitude to those that left their homes – never to return – so that we can live the lives we lead now.

They have no grave but the cruel sea
No flowers lay at their head
A rusting hulk is their tombstone
A’fast on the ocean bed.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


Halloween Disco – A Scarily good time was had!

I think we have all been having a fantastic time at our Halloween Disco? A huge thanks to the P&C for organising and all of our parents for giving up a little time to support the event – We really appreciate it!


Commanders for 2022 elected

Over the past couple of weeks, Year 5 students have undertaken a rigorous selection process which included writing to Mr Blackwell, designing a poster and presenting a speech to their peers and teachers in order to choose our six 2022 Commanders. There were 20 students in total who demonstrated the courage to put their names forward and we would like to congratulate them on their excellent efforts.

Congratulations to Jilian, Jay, Sophia, Camden, Alicja and Maisie who were selected.


Interschool Dodgeball Champions 2021

Congratulation to the Year 6 Interschool Dodgeball Team who were victorious at the event held at Beldon PS on Friday which caps a fantastic week of Interschool sports.


Visiting Author – Anna Walker

At Ocean Reef, we are looking for opportunities for authors and illustrators to work with our students to help inspire their writing.

On Thursday 4 November, our Year 1 & 2 students used the wonder of technology to participate in an online workshop with Anna Walker – a Melbourne based author and illustrator. Some of her books include Mr Huff, Lottie and Walter, Hello Jimmy and more. In the interactive online workshop via Zoom, Anna Walker guided students through her process of creating the picture book Florette and then lead the students in some creative drawing activities. This incursion was facilitated by the State Library of WA education team and was offered at no cost to a select number of schools across the state.

What an exciting and inspiring morning for our Year 1 & 2 students to hear from a published author and illustrator!


Emily Hamilton Card Awards

Congratulations to Lexi, Bruno, Kalen and Riley for having their designs selected by Emily Hamilton to use on her cards. Kalen even got a special card from The Premier to recognise his design that included a picture of Mark Magowan.