eNews # 2 (2020)

04 Jun 2020


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Principals Update 4 June 2020

Welcome to our second E-newsletter for Term 2.

I would like to acknowledge the terrific attitude of all of our students as our term is now well underway. Students are entering with a smile on their faces, demonstrating high levels of independence and are working hard in classes.

Phase 3 Restrictions

Please see attached for more information about what school processes will change given the State Government’s announcement about Phase 3 restrictions.

National Reconciliation Week

Our school acknowledged this week 27 May – 3 June. The theme for the week this year was ‘In this together’.  Reconciliation is an ongoing journey that reminds us that, while generations of Australians have fought hard for meaningful change, future gains are likely to take just as much, if not more, effort.

Caralee CS has received a video presentation link from Mr Mark Ninyett, a decorated member of our Police Force and a representative and advocate for the Noongar community.  We encourage you to take the time to view Journey of Health & Wellbeing.


The safety of your children around our school is a priority. Members of our school community have raised observations that we all need to be mindful around the school to watch out for students, park and drive respectfully. Thank you in advance for being safe.

Kind regards

Dane Franklin
Caralee Community School


Pre-primary 2021

Is your child turning five years old by 30 June 2021? Every child of Pre-primary age is required to attend school next year and will need to be registered.
You can register your child for Pre-primary 2021 by completing an "Application for Enrolment". 

If your child is currently enrolled in Kindergarten at Caralee, and you plan to continue at this school for Pre-primary, you still need to complete an application to re-enrol.

You can apply for re-enrolment by:
- completing our editable application electronically below, or
- printing and completing this enrolment application by hand

(Editable) Application for Enrolment

If your child is new to Caralee Community School, you can apply by completing a WA Public School Student Enrolment Form available HERE. You can also request a printed copy by calling our office on (08) 9312 4800.

Your completed enrolment application can be emailed to caralee.cs@education.wa.edu.au or returned to our Administration Office in person.

Kindergarten Enrolments 2022 - Enrol Now

If your child is fours years old by 30 June 2022, you can apply to enrol them in Kindergarten commencing next year.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our Caralee community.

We are currently taking applications to enrol and offer two Kindy Groups for which you can select your preference.

School Tours (our office is closed during the school holiday period)
Tours of the school are available upon request via our Booking Form, or by telephoning our Administration Office on (08) 9312 4800 and asking to speak with one of our Deputy Principals.  Please note: current COVID-19 practices will apply.

Enrolment Procedures
For more information about enrolment of your child, visit 

School Office / Student Enrolments

For Parents & Guardians
+ Issued by the Department of Education, Western Australia: Early-Learning-Resources
+ What to expect when your child starts Kindergarten: Hello Kindergarten!

Student Vaccination Records - Friendly reminder to our Kindy 2020 families

When your child starts school, you need to give the school your child's Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) history statement. (Source: Dept of Health)

As we draw to the end of Semester One, this is a friendly reminder to all our Kindy 2020 parents/guardians that a copy of your child's Immunisation History Statement is required by the school.  

The Department of Education reports the immunisation status of our enrolled students to the Department of Health.

For those parents/guardians whose child is still yet to receive their 4 year old vaccinations as part of their catch-up schedule, please forward a copy of your statement to our Administration Office as soon as possible.

When your child starts school, you are now legally required to give the school your child's Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) history statement. 

Why is immunisation important?

"Some diseases, like measles and mumps, can be very serious for children, and other people in the community.

In places where people are in close contact, like school, disease can spread fast". (Source: Dept of Health) 

To access an AIR immunisation history statement

Parents and carers can access the AIR immunisation history statement by:          

The Department of Health will follow up any statements that are ‘not up to date’. 

Students without an ‘up to date’ AIR immunisation history statement may be advised to stay away from school if an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease occurs. 

Further information on obtaining a current statement can be found on the Department of Health’s website, along with additional information regarding Immunisations and Vaccines.
(Source: Department of Education, Western Australia)

P&C at Caralee

The School P&C is a great place for families with students to meet others, and join in a range of community activities. We aim to keep it a friendly, community-oriented atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

Accountant and Auditor required
We are currently seeking an accountant and auditor to oversee and verify our books.  If you can assist with this, please contact our treasurer Meredith Hathaway for more information at Pandc.caraleecs@gmail.com

Uniform shop
The uniform shop is open again – every second Wednesday (assembly days) from 8.15 am  to 8.45 am or order your uniforms online using Quickcliq

Gee Dads Fathering Project
Thank you to all those who came along to our recent event.  We look forward to seeing you all again in Term 4, and welcome newcomers too!

Click on the link for:
P&C - LATEST NEWS and more

Scholastic Book Club

Did you know that just 10 minutes of reading a day will change your child's life?  Grow your child's love of reading with the Scholastic Book Club.  Login to browse the catalogue online.
How Book Club Works

1. Book Club catalogues arrive at school up to twice a term and can usually be found hiding in your child's backpack. 

The latest catalogue is now open - to view, click on Issue 7, 2021

2. Discuss and help your child pick the books they would like to read, then order online via our LOOP website or app.  LOOP orders are linked to your school in an easy, secure online process.  To order, click on Book Club LOOP Login

3. Our school's Book Club Organiser will take care of the rest!  Every order you place earns your school FREE books and learning resources.

4. Your child's order is then delivered to their class, ready to take home and be eagerly read.


School Photo Day

Kapture Photography advises that they are currently experiencing delays of approximately three weeks.  

We look forward to receiving and distributing the Photo Day packs to families prior to the end of the term.


Melville SHS News

It is time to enrol your child at high school.

All Year 6 students must be enrolled at high school by 3 July 2020. Melville SHS would like your enrolment as soon as possible to help with planning.

Below is a link to and online Application for Admission. Please submit this and the documents needed by the end of this term. You can submit the forms online or fill it out and send the required documents in the mail. High School enrolments are due by the last week of this term. 

The Application for Enrolment is HERE

Specialist Programs
The exam and applications for Specialist Programs have been delayed. Students in Years 5 and 6 are welcome to apply now. Applications close on 17 June and the test will be on Saturday 20 June.

Programs are: Aviation | Graphic Design Media | Netball | Academic Extension Program | Music in Focus

More information on and an application for programs are HERE

School Tours
There are school tours if families would like to see what high school is all about. Please ring Administration on 6274 1300.

Tour Dates:       9am Wednesday June 10

                        9am Wednesday June 17

                        9am Wednesday August 12

                        9am Wednesday September 9


MSHS logoFor more information, contact Kate Main at Melville Senior High School
Tel: 6274 1360 or visit their websitehttp://www.melville.wa.edu.au/




Sam at Work

Our talented Student Support Officer, Sam Atkins, has been at it again brightening up our school surroundings.

Kaya Koolangka

(kaya > welcome, koolangka > children) 

The playgroup demountable and neighbouring garden have had a revamp with a number of animal artworks.  The background of each piece is inspired by the new school logo featuring the ochre, white and black colour scheme.  

In the foreground, Sam has painted animals that are indigenous to the area.


The Caralee band is continuing to practise their skills under the guidance of Mr Acott and myself. We are currently working on a Monkees’ classic, Steppin’ Stone. The song makes the students think of their maths programme, Stepping Stones and could lead to a few lyric changes in our version.

Year 1 and 2 students are currently focusing on rhythm and playing in time with un-tuned percussion instruments.

Year 3 students are learning about popular song riffs and performing them on the glockenspiel and keyboards.

Year 4, 5 and 6 students have begun working with the ukuleles. Students are currently perfecting their chord changes for their class’ song focus.

Mr Matthew Ryder
Music Teacher

Happiness Appears Community Art Trail

'Creative expressions in public space have been lifting spirits world-wide during the COVID-19 pandemic.'  

Happiness Appears is a pop-up community art trail, made by the Melville community, and ex-Caralee students are represented.  Vote for your favourite artwork now!

The Happiness Appears community art trail is happening 27-28 June, providing the opportunity for up to 20 community members, artist/s and groups to be funded with a $500 fee to bring their creative idea into reality within Melville’s neighbourhoods and spread happiness! The community votes for their favourites and the winners receive cash prizes.

We are pleased that ex-Caralee CS students, Mya Hathaway and Nathan Burnby are represented.

Vote for your favourite artwork

Voting is open from 8.00 am on Friday, 26 June to 5.00 pm on Sunday 5 July 2020.

Find your favourite artwork and share it on Instagram #creativemelville #happinessappearsmelville 

The winning artists will receive a first prize of $1,000, second prize of $500 and third prize of $250. Winners announced Tuesday, 7 July 2020.

For more information visit:https://www.melvillecity.com.au/our-city/connect-with-us/melville-talks/engagements/happiness-appears

Through this project, we recognise the importance of connecting with our local spaces, places and each other in creative ways. We are encouraging everyone with ideas to apply, from family teams, friends, community groups, school groups, individuals or groups of artists from hobbyist to professionals.

Caralee Dental Therapy Centre

Our Caralee students certainly have an advantage having a School Dental Service permanently on site.  Different open hours may apply during school holidays.

Caralee Dental Therapy Centre
This centre will be closed from:
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 to Thu, 27 Jan 2022.

Emergency dental treatment is available at:
Mt Henry Dental Therapy Centre
43 Mt Henry Road, Salter Point
PHONE: (08) 9313 0555

Hours: 8.15am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Caralee Dental Therapy Centre
Dental Health Services
24 Winnacott St, Willagee 6156
Ph: 08 9337 6818

Dental Therapy Centre Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Open 8:00am to 12:30pm, and then 1:00pm to 4:00pm

If the centre is unattended during these hours,
Emergency Dental Treatment is available at
Coolbellup Dental Therapy Centre
15 Waverley Road, Coolbellup 6163
Ph: 08 9337 7256

School Dental Service (SDS)

The School Dental Service (SDS) is a public health programme and provides free general dental care to students who attend a Western Australian Department of Education for recognised school aged children 5 to 16 years, or until the end of Year 11.
he SDS is delivered state wide through fixed and mobile dental therapy centres (DTC) co-located with some schools.

Source: http://www.dental.wa.gov.au/quick-guide-dental-health-services-dhs