Principal's Report

Foundation 100 Days of School Celebration

A huge congratulations to our Foundation students (and families) who are celebrating 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL today, Friday 5 August. It was amazing to see our Foundation students enjoy dressing up and the fun activities our Foundation teachers planned. We will include photos of the day in next week’s newsletter.

Professional Practice Day - Friday 19 August – Student Free Day

A reminder to our community that our staff Professional Practice Day (PPD) will be on Friday 19 August. On this day, teachers and staff will have the opportunity to work on a range of duties to support and improve the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning. A reminder that this day is a student free day. Please place this date in your calendars and contact OSH Club to enrol your child/ren on the date, if necessary.


This term our Walk-A-Thon is on Wednesday 17 August. Please join us to support our students (and staff) as they challenge themselves and raise money for sporting facilities & equipment, line marking in the junior area, Football goals and Basketball back boards to keep them active year-round. Students will complete as many laps as they can of the Walkathon route.

We hope you will consider a donation to support the students at our school, by:

scanning the QR code below


passing on money directly to the student

Soon, all details regarding the information on the day will be communicated. We thank for sponsoring the event. Search KEEP on the App store now.

Foundation Tours and Enrolments

If you or a family you know have got a young one that will start will us in Foundaiton in 2023, please ensure that you book in Foundation Tour or complete your child’s enrolment at:

Foundation Tours:

Student Enrolment:

We are at that time of the year where we are in the process of planning for 2023.

2023 Enrolment Intentions

We know that some families unfortunately won’t be with us next year, due to moving house etc. If that includes your family, we are sorry to see you leave our community.

Please ensure that you call the school on 9397 7722 or email to let us know.

This supports us with our planning for next year. We thank you for your support and understanding.

Shade Sail

We thank our community for their flexibility in using another entry and exit last Tuesday, as the installation of our new shade sail commenced. Our Melbourne Road entry and exit community gate will now be open again for use. We will again communicate another date when this gate may be closed to support future works, for students, staff and parent/carer safety.

Building Works – Disabled Toilet, External Doors and Walkways

Late this term we will commence scheduled works regarding our disabled toilet and side external sliding doors in our Admin building, as well as an undercover walkway from our Admin building to our Junior Learning Centre (Prep building). This will impact our Japanese and Performing Arts classes, as well as some Year 1 classes and the use of our Melbourne Road entry and exit gate. We will communicate with our community as this work and disruption takes place.

Father’s Day Stall

In helping to celebrate the upcoming Father’s Day (or special person day), we will be hosting a Father’s Day stall on Friday 25th August from 9:15am—1:30pm, whereby students will be able to purchase a small gift for dad or someone special in their lives. We recommend that students bring along $5.00 to spend at the stall (for junior students, a clearly marked envelope with their name and class is suggested).

A huge thank you to Rachelle Burbidge and Jasmyn Keane (parents), who have once again volunteered to coordinate the stall. They would be grateful to any parents who may be available to assist during the morning of the stall. If you could spend an hour or two assisting, please email Jasmyn at: or

Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge

Only one month to go until the 2022 Challenge is over! But it’s not too late to participate.

Children from Foundation to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers – with 20 from the list. Children from Year 3 to Year 6 are challenged to read 15 books – with 10 from the list.

All students have been given a unique username and passcode.

To log on to the Premier’s reading challenge:

· Click on this URL:

· Click on the VRPC login.

· Fill out your child’s log in details

· Log any books that your child reads.

To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklist and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit:

So far 22 students at WNPS have completed the Challenge and will be receiving their certificates at assembly. C’mon and get reading everyone!

Semester Two 2022—(Term 3) Assembly Rotations

Term 3 – 11th July to 16th September

Week 5

Monday 8th August


Week 6

Monday 15th August


Week 7

Monday 22nd August


Week 8

Monday 29th August – Year 6 Camp


Week 9

Monday 5th September


Week 10

Friday 16th September – End of Term Assembly

Walk-a-thon Parent Info

House Colour Theme

Wednesday 17th August - Parent Helpers Needed

The Walk-a-thon is shaping up as a fun event. Lots of helpers will be needed to make it a really successful activity. We need Marshals along the route and Checkpoint Checkers.

We thank KEEP (Kids Emergency Education Project), for sponsoring our Walk-A-Thon event. Every child will receive a water bottle for participating in the event.

If you can help, please email Belinda at school on specifying what timeslot you can assist with by Monday 15th August.

Foundation to Year 3 – 9:10am to 10:00am and Year 4 to year 6 – 10:10 to 11:00am

Route of Walk-a-thon

Reading and Writing Together is Magic

Reading & Writing Together is Magic!

Book Your Child's Attendance:

Date: Thursday 25th August

Time: 5:45pm - 6:30pm

Venue: Williamstown North Primary School

Students: Foundation - Year 6

We are excited to announce the return of our annual student writing showcase event, Reading & Writing Together is Magic!

This evening event celebrates students’ literacy, as they present a short piece of their own original writing to a small group of students and families. During class in the lead-up to the night, students will draft, revise, edit and publish their writing and rehearse their presentation in preparation for reading it aloud in front of you and the rest of their audience.

On the night, students and families are allocated to small multi-aged groups, in classrooms across the school. As well as sharing their own writing, students will hear from peers in their year level, and from those in year levels above and below them. Our senior students host the event in each classroom, as part of their leadership development program. Students in Foundation to Year 2 will also receive a special RWTIM ribbon to acknowledge their first ever participation in this much loved Willy North tradition.

Book your family’s attendance at this community event using our online booking system:


Event Code: yhuyb

Bookings Close: Friday 19th August, 4:00pm

To assist with organisation, it’s vital that you register your attendance and the names of your children participating on the night. Families will be provided with their room allocation details on Wednesday 24th August.

All students and families from across the school are invited to participate, however attendance is optional. Please note, all students must be accompanied by an adult.

We also ask your support to minimise COVID and influenza health risks through the following measures:

  • Families will be grouped together into a single classroom. To avoid overcrowding, please limit attendance to immediate family members only.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged for all audience members;
  • Please stay home if you are unwell;
  • Classrooms will be kept as ventilated as possible, air purifiers will be in use and hand-sanitiser will be available.

We look forward to a wonderful community celebration of our student’s literacy!