Congratulations to the following students who were elected as school leaders for 2018.
Congratulations to our House Captains and Vice Captains for 2018 who were elected by their peers.
National Young Leaders Conference
On Friday 9 March 2018 Mrs Pontillo and I had the great pleasure of accompanying our sixteen student leaders to the National Young Leaders Day at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The students had a wonderful day listening to four motivating and inspiring speakers who shared their wisdom and knowledge about leadership. I have included their main messages below:
Speaker and Mentor
Dr Fiona Wood
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction
West Coast Premiership Player
The students engaged in all of the activities and took copious notes. Some of their ‘take home’ messages were:
We had to get to school at 7.30am so we could leave at 7.45am. After 45 minutes of traveling in the bus we arrived at 8.30am. When we got inside there were lots of people and then came up John Coutis, he was really funny but unfortunately he had his legs amputated. He was my favourite.
Then it was first break and there was a silent disco and people getting signatures from John. It was quarter past 11 already and we had more disco fun.
Then came up Dr Fiona Wood, she was the person who invented spray on skin for burns. After that Andrew Embley came on to the stage in front of hundreds of schools. He is famous for being the West Coast Eagles Vice Captain from years 2004-2007. After he finished it was finally the second break after sitting down and taking notes for two hours.
Last but not least there was Rick Ardon, he was and still is a news presenter and reporter for Channel 7 News.
After a brilliant day of fun we went back to school on a little 24 seater bus. - Blake
Congratulations to the student leaders on their engagement and behaviour on the day. We can’t wait to see what fantastic work you do this year for Phoenix PS.
Travel Smart News
The Travel Smart team meet with me in B4 every Monday at 10:45am. During this time we plan what will happen during the term and work out what will be presented at the assembly.
The team gather information by going around the school to each class. They record each child who walked or rode to school on that day. The child’s name is then written on a ticket (during a Monday meeting session) and is put into our raffle box. At each assembly one ticket is drawn out and the lucky winner keeps the Golden Sneaker in their classroom until the next assembly. The winner also gets to choose a prize. Information is gathered randomly throughout the year. Children are encouraged to keep walking or riding to school to increase their chance of winning a prize.
2018 Travel Smart Team
At the beginning and end of each year, I send a summary of our school data to the Your Move Travel Smart officers at the Department of Transport.
I blog on the Your Move website and am awarded points. I can then use these points to obtain prizes that are used for the raffles or competitions during the year.
At the last assembly, the names of ten lucky children who rode to school on the National Ride Safely to School Day last term were drawn out by Ms Coen. They chose from a selection of special prizes including a bike lock, helmet, toys and erasable pens.
Assembly winners - May 2018
A BIG Thank you to the P & C for enclosing the bike shelter at a cost of $5255 to help make it a safer area for the individually locked bikes and scooters.
New bike shelter enclosure
Congratulations to Bianca (B4) on her selection as the Travel Smart Team Leader. During the last 18 months she has been a very dedicated member of my team. She displays initiative and is always enthusiastic, reliable and responsible.
Travelsmart Captain - Bianca
Remember to stay healthy and keep walking or riding safely to school.
Ms Maria Clapsis
Travel Smart Co-Ordinator
City Of Cockburn Recognises Phoenix PS!
The following article was sent to all schools in the Cockburn area during the month of June 2018.
Congratulations to Phoenix Primary School for achieving silver level and earning 316 points so far this year for posting two stories on the Your Move webpage.
Several families would not let their child ride or scoot to school as they felt the bikes / scooters would not be safe so the Phoenix Primary school P & C enclosed the bike shelter to help make it a safer area for the individually locked bikes and scooters.
The Travel Smart team meets each Monday to plan how to encourage more families to walk and ride. The team gathers information by going around the school to each class. They record each child who walked or rode to school on the day and write their names on a raffle ticket.
At the next assembly the ticket is drawn for the Golden Sneaker award and the winner is able to choose a prize.
Bike Riding Lessons!
Well done to the parents who have taken up the opportunity for their child/ren to be part of the free bike riding lessons.
Special mention to those children for being able to ride without trainer wheels after 1 or 2 lessons. All the children who took part were awarded with a prize.
We would like to extend a very big thank you to Christina from People on Bicycles did a wonderful job with the children. Thanks again to the City of Cockburn for providing the funds ($360) to make these sessions possible.
Also, a huge thank you to Jasy (C3) who has never forgotten to secure the bike compound every day he is at school. We can always rely on you!
Winter Interschool Carnival
The boys and girls of the Phoenix soccer teams had a wonderful day out at Beale Park. The extra training sessions the boys and girls had taken part in after school paid dividends; with the A Team finishing as Champions of A division and our B Team coming a very creditable 3rd place.
The A team started the day in scintillating form winning the first 4 games without conceding a goal, despite a narrow 1-0 loss to Coogee in our 5th game we qualified for the semi-finals as group winners. A comfortable semi-final win over Guilford Grammar set up a final with local rivals Newton PS. Once again the players showed their class to win the final 2-1.
The B team played well throughout the Interschool Carnival. Two excellent goals each from Dianne and Kruz, helped secure 3rd place in the Interschool Carnival.
All students demonstrated commendable sportsmanship and fair play throughout the day.
Mr Walsh and Ms Owen
On Thursday June 21 four of the Notre Dame pre-service teachers and I took a group of year 4-6 students to compete in the 2018 Winter Netball Interschool Carnival. The carnival was held at Success Regional Sporting Grounds with 28 teams competing on the day.
Despite the rain, our A team managed to secure 4th overall. The feedback from students proved the day was a fantastic success as they showed off their skills and knowledge of the rules.
A big thank you to Tracey Katnich, Renee Puizina and Trudy Kinita for coming along to support Phoenix Primary and to the Notre Dame teachers who assisted with coaching, sorting out positions and managing the sporting equipment.
Well done to all students who attended, your behaviour was exceptional and thank you for giving up your lunch breaks this term for our training sessions.
Pre Primary Nature Playground
The Nature Playground in the Kindy/Pre Primary outdoor area is looking amazing. The new addition of the boat is now ready for the kids to enjoy.
2018 Graduation Ceremony
THE PHOTOS OF THE CEREMONY CAN BE VIEWED UNDER THE GALLERY TAB.
2018 Graduation Achievement Award Recipients
The following students were recipients of the following awards at our Graduation Assembly. Congratulations everyone!
Academic Dux Award - Emily Daglish
Academic Excellence Award - Karl Layco
Academic Excellence Award - Sofia Puizina
Fremantle College Enthusiasm for Learning Award - Keshia Marie Bisnar
Endeavour Award - Beau Whittaker
RSL Leadership Award - Adele Gabrielson
Citizenship Award - Dillon Fuller
City of Cockburn Graduation Award - Mya Arbon
Woodside Scitech Science Award - Jasy Enjo
Woodside Scitech Science Award - Lanz Jared Bagalawis
Sporting Achievement Award - Blake Garbin
Sporting Endeavour Award - Taj Favazzo
CHOIR PERFORMANCE 1
CHOIR PERFORMANCE 2