Protective Behaviours

a personal safety program to promote resilience in children addressing

  • empowerment strategies,
  • clear communication,
  • awareness of “safe” behaviours,
  • self-worth,
  • resilience,
  • social skills and
  • other life skills.

By teaching and promoting these concepts, Protective Behaviours helps to prevent abuse, reduce violence and promote life-enriching rather than life-depleting experiences.

It encourages children to:

  • Assert their right to feel safe
  • Listen to what their body tells them
  • Follow up by taking action to either solve problems on their own or to seek assistance from other people. 

 

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The Primary Extension and Challenge Program (PEAC) operates three ten-week cycles each year, offering a diverse range of interesting and challenging courses to gifted and talented students.

Selected students are withdrawn from their general classrooms for half a day each week and join with similar aged students from other local schools within the Fremantle-Peel Education District to participate in the PEAC program.

 

Painted Rocks

 Painited Rocks

Painted rocks - a little way of showing kindness and spreading happiness to others.

Mrs Moriarty's Year 1 class gave their painted rocks, to be hidden/placed at the Fiona Stanley Hospital Gardens, so that visitors and children staying at the hospital can have a chance to find them. The idea is to spread a little joy and to promote random acts of kindness...BRING A SMILE TO SOMEONE...

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Bush Tucker Garden

Winthrop Primary School is creating an Aboriginal Bush Tucker garden as part of the student's study of Indigenous Australians. Year 2 students have been involved in selecting and planting native edible plants. The year 2 Teahcers and our Gardener have worked hard prior to planting to remove existing bushes, prepare the ground and purchase new plants. This project aims to increase awareness of our cultural heritage and to value the importance of our Aboriginal history. With luck, these plants will develop into beautiful bushes and produce edible products for our enjoyment.

Sustainability

The Years 1-2 are participating in 'No Wrap Thursday'. On Thursdays, we ask you to send your child's recess and lunch in a reusable container (including drinks). If you have plastic sandwich boxes, they keep sandwiches etc really fresh and wrapping in plastic wrap or foil is unnecessary. Students have been practising sorting their lunch waste, including food scraps for the earth worms. There were many pieces of whole fruit in the bin this week. I have been advising students to take large amounts of food home, that is either too much for them or that they don't like, and talk to their parents about why they didn't eat their lunch, to avoid such wastage. Much of the plastic rubbish is made up of single serve biscuits, yoghurts and juice boxes. Please consider buying in bulk and freezing juice and yoghurt in reusable plastic containers for the hot weather ahead. We hope that you find that with a bit of tweaking that it is not that hard and you may be able to send no wrap lunches on other days too. We thank you for your support in making the WPS students conscious of the ways in which they can live an environment friendly lifestyle.

 

Library Opening Hours:

Before school:  8:30 - 8:50am: Monday to Friday

Lunch Time borrowing:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Students can also change their library books during class timetabled visits as well as before school and lunch times.

The Winthrop Primary School Library Resource Centre is the central resource for the students and staff of our school providing access to resources and facilities for all staff and students. The collection is developed, through school budgets and P&C funding, so as to support the school curriculum and priorities. Students are encouraged to independently use library facilities for both research resources and personal reading.

With the assistance of P&C funding, Our Library incorporates a Parent Collection, which is housed in the Teacher Reference section of our Library. The loan period is three weeks with a maximum loan of three titles at any one time.

Sharing a book with a child can open up a whole new world. When you share a book with a child, you create a special bond that can make children feel more valued. Parents are welcome to visit the library before school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. You may like to share a story with your child. Your child's first and foremost teacher is you. Interesting library/literacy research can be found found on the following websitewww.better-beginnings.com.au .