School Values Champions
Congratulations to the students pictured below for being acknowledged for displaying our shared school value of Courage!
Courage is accepting challenges and embracing opportunities
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and recognise all WUPS staff for their dedication, sense of collaboration and commitment to making our school the amazing place it is.
My thanks and appreciation is also extended to all members of our support team (Jayne - Social Worker, Sarah – School Speech and Language Pathologist, Janine - School Psychologist, Kerry (retired) - School Nurse, Mandy (resigned to become a teacher) – Aboriginal Education Worker, Rodney, Dave and Bradley (ICT) for your high level commitment and of service to the WUPS community.
In 2022 we welcome the following staff to WUPS:
Mrs Amy Ramsey who will be teaching Art on Friday’s.
Mrs Glynis Martin who will be teaching Drama on Thursday’s.
K/P/LiL – To be confirmed
LOTE – To be confirmed (half year only)
Mrs Sabrina Catlin
Mrs Catlin started working at WUPS in June 2019 as the Literacy Coach. During her time at WUPS Mrs Catlin has supported us as a relief teacher, Acting Assistant Principal and reinvigorated our home reading program. Mrs Catlin will be retiring after a lifetime service to teaching. We wish Mrs Catlin well in her retirement and hopes she comes back in a relief capacity like many retired teachers do.
Mr Campbell Barnett
Mr Barnett started at WUPS in 2020. He has filled a number of roles at school including Y5/6 and Y3/4 classroom teacher, Pride and Values Leader Coordinator and construction teacher. Mr Barnett has formed strong relationships with the West Ulverstone Primary School community and has been a valuable member of our School Association. We wish you well in your new position teaching at Spreyton Primary School.
Miss Eryn Connell
Miss Connell started working at WUPS halfway through 2021 as a relief teacher then as a Year 3/4B teacher. She is an engaging teacher who has quickly built strong and caring relationships with all students. We wish Miss Connell well in her new position at Forth Primary School.
Mrs Hope Auth
Mrs Auth started teaching Art at WUPS this year. With many of our students passionate about art they were excited for Friday’s Art lesson. Thank you for providing the opportunity for our students to be creative. We wish you well on your teaching journey in 2022.
Mrs Kylie Bobongie
Mrs Bobongie started teaching Auslan (sign language) at WUPS this year. Thank you for bringing your passion for not only teaching but languages into our classrooms. We thank Mrs Bobongie for being part of our 2021 Teaching Team.
Mr Damien Pursell
Mr Pursell started working at WUPS in 2020 as HPE teacher. He loves sport and providing opportunities for our students in PE and outside of school. Damien loves to write grants purchase new equipment and have sports representatives come into school. We wish Damien well for 2022, he will be working at Burnie High School as HPE Teacher.
Miss Krystle Simpson
Krystle started working at WUPS (again) at the start of the year as Teacher Assistant (TA). She is a creative TA who, alongside Mrs Haywood brought the Hands on Learning Program alive. Krystle builds strong relationships with students and helps them engage in learning. We wish Krystle well for 2022.
Miss Abbey Sims
Abbey started working at WUPS (again) during the year as a relief TA and Admin Clerk. She continues to build excellent relationships with students, families and staff. Abbey is flexible and happy to support the school where needed. We thank Abbey for her flexibility and willingness to support WUPS. Best of luck for 2022.
Year 6 Big Day Out
This Year 6 Leavers voted for a Big Day Out in Launceston instead of a traditional Year 6 Dinner. Yesterday students enjoyed visiting the Launceston Aquatic Centre, AirTime 360 and having a meal together at Hog’s Breath Café. Thank you to Mr Gee, Mrs Coates and our admin staff for organising such a fun and memorable day. We wish our Year 6 students a successful transition into high school.
Back to School 2022
Term 1 will start for students Wednesday 9 February 2022.
Last week Miss Connell graduated from the University of Tasmania. We wish Miss Connell all the best as she begins her teaching career.
I wish you and your families a safe and happy Christmas and New Year; I hope you have an enjoyable summer break and return energised and ready for another busy year.
CHRISTMAS DRESS UP DAY
On Friday 10 December we had our Christmas dress up day and sponge throw. From these events we raised $185. $105 from the Christmas dress up and $80 from the sponge throw. This money will be donated to the Salvation Army to support families in our community in need. Thank you for supporting our events throughout the year.
A MESSAGE TO THE 2022 LEADERS
If you want to be a leader in 2022 do not be scared. Nominate and say why you want to be a leader and no one will judge you. Share your ideas, but most of all be an up stander, not a bystander. We hope the 2022 leaders can continue to offer fun things for the WUPS community and give back to the wider community. I’m sure we’ll have an amazing group of student leaders that will make 2022 a fun and exciting year.
By Paige Lehman
Congratulations to the following Award Recipients
Recipients: Charlotte Butler (K), Quinton Finch (P), Maddison Stokes (1/2A), Axel McKenzie (1/2B), Kiarna Majcen (3/4A), Chace Cullen (3/4B), Jarod Saddington (5/6A), Corben Clark (5/6B)
Academic Achievement Awards
Recipients: Ella Oates (P), Matilda French (Y1), Ryder Billings and Rosalie Small (Y2), Logan Hamill (Y3), Reid Preston (Y4), Riley Small (Y5)
· Sporting Achievement Awards
Recipients: Rubi Coppleman & Jordon DeVries
Sponsored by MerseyLink & Mrs Anita Dow MP
· Growth Award
Recipient: Hunter Turner-O’Donnell
Sponsored by The Hon. Leonie Hiscutt MLC
· Courage Award
Recipient: Chloe McGuire
Sponsored by Ricoh Business Centre Ulverstone
· Science Award
Recipient: Sebastian Bellchambers
Sponsored by Mr Shane Broad MP
· Art Achievement Award
Recipient: Hannah Artavilla
Sponsored by SPS Office Choice
· Leadership Award
Recipient: Paige Lehman
Sponsored by Mr Gavin Pearce MP
· Year 7 Bursary for 2022
Recipient: Monique Robinson
Sponsored by Ulverstone Secondary College
· Rotary 4 Way Test Awards
Recipients: Beck Durant and Jarod Saddington
Sponsored by Rotary Club of Ulverstone West
· Marita Hargraves Encouragement Award
Recipient: Connor Brimfield
Sponsored by Marita Hargraves
· Minister for Education Respectful Student Award
Recipient: Corben Clark
Sponsored by The Hon. Sarah Courtney MP, Minister for Education
· Rising Star Aspiration Award – Year 5
Recipient: Sienna Emanuel
Sponsored Braddon Liberal Team – Mr Felix Ellis MP, Mr Roger Jaensch MP, The Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP
· Academic Award
Recipient: Rubi Coppleman
Sponsored by Senator Anne Urquhart
Another year over! It has been amazing to see the growth made by all Kinder/Prep students in lots of different ways.
Our Prep’s favourite memories:
Blayke—I liked doing Prep stuff like work and learning and running. I like playing Sonic outside.
Lilly—I liked being the best, doing everything, all the jobs, everyone being nice to everyone.
Billie—My favourite thing about Prep is that I’m almost in grade 1.
Leo— I liked playing with my friends.
Indey—I liked going to the pool (picnic) and Miss Finch put her feet in the little pool.
A big thankyou to our Kinder families for the support and trust in looking after your children in their first year of school. For those who could make it, we hope you enjoyed your breakfast yesterday!
Miss Finch, Mrs Robertson, Sharon and Mrs Scott
I can’t believe the school year of 2021 has come to an end already. It feels like we only just started a few weeks ago, when I met the wonderful group of students that I have had the privilege of spending each weekday with. I guess the saying of ‘time flies when you are having fun’ is the perfect way to describe it.
I would like to thank the families of this class for supporting us and praise the students for showing me a dedication to achieving their goals. We began the year comparing ourselves as learners to being a collective bag of uncooked popcorn. Where every kernel ‘pops’ at a different time. We end this year as a collective bucket of movie-ready popcorn having all had the opportunity to become successful in our learning journey.
I am confident in saying that the students from 1-2A are ready and able to take on the learning challenges they will face next year.
I wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope that you take the time to enjoy the holidays, to relax and recharge.
Ms Deet Cox
As is always the case, the end of the school year is a busy and exciting time that passes by incredibly quickly. 1-2B students have been displaying the school value of ‘courage’ consistently through this time which has been fantastic to watch.
Our students have been working to apply the skills learnt over the course of the year in authentic contexts which has resulted in many exciting moments within the classroom. Watching students consolidate skills in all areas has been a real highlight this year – particularly throughout the second half of term 4.
As we head into the Christmas holidays the 1-2B teaching team would like to wish all our students and families a safe and happy break- as well as extend a huge thank you for your constant support and communication throughout the year.
I look forward to seeing all our learners back next year and will be keeping a close eye as they continue their educational journey.
Mr Alex French
On Thursday the 9th of December, 3/4A and 3/4B ventured to Devonport for an end of year fun day out excursion. Our adventure started at Ten Pin Bowling where we played two games of bowling and had loads of fun.
We then caught the bus down to the Devonport Bluff and ate our body weight in hot chips, pizza and juice. We spent the afternoon at the bluff playing on the sand and on the playground. We soon discovered that a full tummy and spinny playground equipment don’t mix...
We had a super fun day and came home full, tired and happy.
Miss Eryn Connell & Mr Campbell Barnett
On Wednesday, December 15, Year 6 Students participated in their end of year celebrations by having a 'Big Day Out'. Year 6 Students travelled to Launceston via bus and went to the Launceston Aquatic Centre, Hog's Breath Cafe and Airtime 360. The day was action packed and filled with laughs.
Mrs Lynda Coates & Mr Reuben Gee