From the Principal

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members

We have a busy and exciting fortnight with a number of whole school activities. Last week we held our Pursuit of Excellence assembly where two students from each class were awarded with either an academic or citizenship award for pursuing excellence in these areas throughout the year. Well done to those students for your wonderful efforts. This

assembly also included the Pre- Primaries performing wonderfully and singing a Christmas song and the Year 2 music students singing Silent Night in both English and Noongar which was amazing!

We also announced the new councillors for 2022. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Head Boy—Finn Mackenzie.
  • Head Girl—Isabella Clapp.
  • Councillors: Rosie Manera, Ashley Munro, Lily Robinson, Tully Robinson, Angus Russell and Arj Wright.

These students are looking forward to representing Yakamia PS with honour and fulfilling their duties as Student Councillors.

Last weekend 40 students from Yakamia marched in the annual City of Albany Christmas Pageant representing our school. The students looked amazing in their red and green and sparkly capes. Thank you to Mrs Sandy , Mrs Scott and parent helpers for assisting students with the march. It was a great afternoon.

Next Tuesday we have our Year 6 graduation. Parents and families of these students are welcome to attend. This will be followed by an afternoon tea. The Yr 6 parents have also organised a dinner for these students to celebrate their graduation and we wish them a fun evening.

Next week the P&C will be holding a raffle. to win a bike valued at $450 from MLA Rebecca Stephens. Thank you to Ms Stephens for this donation. Tickets will be $2 each, and sold in the Kindy/Pre-Primary area before school each day. The raffle will be drawn on Thursday morning at our whole school mini-assembly in the hall at 8:50am. Good luck to all who enter!

Today we celebrated reaching over our PBS Goal of 10 000 turtle tickets!! Well done to all students for your great efforts. To celebrate we had a colour run followed by a school picnic. Thank you to all parents for your support and coming and celebrating with our students. A special thank you to Mr Mackenzie who organised the event. It was a fantastic day!

At the end of this year we farewell Mrs Beard. Mrs Beard has done so much for our students and school over her 33 years at Yakamia. We thank Mrs Beard for her work and dedication to our students and school and wish her all the best for her retirement.

This is our last newsletter for 2021. Students commence school on Monday 31 January 2022. Class lists will be on display from Friday 28 January 4pm at the Science room window. Please remember that these lists are not to be posted on social media for confidentiality reasons. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

A have great holiday break and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Kind regards
Gemma Larham