Please enjoy this video message from our Principal, Mrs Tracey Gray.
From the Head of Primary - Meadow Springs (Issue 04, 2022)
Dear Parents and Caregivers
As we come to the end of our first term in 2022, it is a pertinent time to reflect on the last ten weeks of learning.
The term has been busy and full of learning, joy and engagement. I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of the staff in the Primary School. I am grateful for the compassionate, respectful and courageous students that have shown resilience despite the sometimes unpredictable journey this term has taken. I am grateful for our supportive parent community.
We have ended our term celebrating Easter across the Primary School. Reverend James provided our Easter service via video this year. Sharing with us the message of hope and joy that springs from the resurrection of Christ. Our Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students created amazing Easter hats and paraded these through the Primary School. I loved the creativity and colourfulness of the creations, seeing the happy faces come past my office brought joy to my day.
I wish all families a restful, joyful Easter break and holiday and look forward to welcoming you back at the beginning of Term 2.
Today we farewell Mr Glyn Teape. While COVID-19 dampened our plans we were able to celebrate Mr Teape through a farewell video and special class meetings. Mr Teape will be greatly missed by us all, and I wish him all the very best for his future endeavours.
From the Head of Primary — Halls Head (Issue 04, 2022)
Dear Parents and Caregivers
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing staff. They have continued to demonstrate their amazing dedication and commitment to our students, whilst also showing resilience and innovation. Our staff have faced our current government restrictions with positivity and have remained solution focused. I believe that our staff have worked together to provide a learning environment that is inclusive, focused and enjoyable. I want all of our staff to have a well-deserved break and opportunity to recharge. Their passion is unwavering and I truly want them to spend some quality time with their own families over the break.
I know that the current restrictions have made it difficult for our community to feel connected, but I’m optimistic that Term 2 will be an opportunity to have our families at specific events, which I know will contribute to our sense of community. I also want to thank our families for your communication in Term 1 and your support of our school and staff. I have heard lots of positive feedback from families, which I regularly pass on to our staff. COVID will continue to disrupt our routines and lives but I’m so appreciative of the wonderful community we have at Halls Head. Together we will meet challenges as they arise, always focused on providing our students with the best learning opportunities possible. The staff and I also look forward to being able to meet with parents face to face, which will likely be possible in Term 2.
Physical Education and Health Mrs Letitia Fazzolari, an experienced teacher, will be teaching Physical Education and Health for the remainder of the year. Mrs Fazzolari has already gotten to know many of our students in a relief teacher capacity this term.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Casey Slaughter and Mrs Leisa Dawkins for their teaching and care in Term 1. Mrs Slaughter and Mrs Dawkins did a wonderful job teaching the students Physical Education and Health and I thank them for their dedication to our school. We are excited to have Mrs Fazzolari on our strong team and look forward to the events and learning she will be leading. Mentally Healthy Communities As a campus we are engaged in the Mentally Healthy Communities professional development through the Be You framework. This is a national initiative aimed at promoting social and emotional health and wellbeing for children and young people in education. This professional learning focusses on three domains including Understanding mental health, Connecting through relationships, and Inclusion by embracing diversity. As a staff we engage with Be You annually and find the framework very useful in guiding our pastoral initiatives. Wishing everyone a wonderful break
I’m looking forward to spending time with my family over the break, and catching up with loved ones. I hope our staff and community are able to do this as well. At the same time, I’ll be excited to welcome our students back in Term 2 and look forward to seeing all of the smiles. I wish everyone a blessed Easter.
Noah Clark Head of Primary – Halls Head Campus
From the Chaplain (Issue 04, 2022)
Dear Parents and Caregivers
The last few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster. The challenges of COVID for staff and parents have been significant, and we are all currently living with the challenge of Omicron. For the first time in a few years, we seem to be at the peak of the pandemic.
At the same time, we have had a death of a former pupil. Quinn Walton had only just left school, and so many of his friends and fellow students remained in the Year 11 cohort. For most, it was the first death experienced by a close friend, and a number of the students joined family and staff in farewelling Quinn at the School Chapel.
The funeral paid tribute to a life cut short, but no less full of life for that, and many of the students present were reminded of the need to lead their life as if quality, and not quantity mattered more.
That message is true of us, and also true of our Saviour, Jesus. Jesus died a relatively young man, and at an early stage of his public ministry. However in that time he managed to transform the world. Such was the truth, wisdom and love that he showed in his life, that the message of Christ endures down the centuries.
After the sadness of death of Quinn, comes the joy of our celebration of our new Principal, Mrs Gray. Our School enters a new phase, with opportunity abounding. New ways will be explored, and a new team will lead us.
It is perhaps overstating this slightly to equate a new leadership with the marvel and joy of Easter, but it is easy to spot the parallels between the sadness, and the sense of loss that we experience on Good Friday, with the hopefulness and revelation of Easter Sunday. The world is made anew, just as our School is refreshed and given fresh purpose.
Have a blessed, safe and holy Easter.
Reverend James Tabor Chaplain
Enrolments and Admissions
Year 7 2023 Intake
The Commissioning of Principal Mrs Tracey Gray
The Commissioning for Principal, Mrs Tracey Gray, was held this morning on Monday 4 April 2022.
Students watched the Service via livestream, allowing the whole school the ability to tune in to watch Mrs Gray become the new Principal of Frederick Irwin Anglican School, officially.
Attendees included Mrs Gray’s close family, Principals from other ASC WA Schools, ASC WA Executives, Frederick Irwin Council Members, select Frederick Irwin staff, Local and State Representatives, distinguished guests and our Year 12 Prefects.
The Welcome to Country was delivered by Mr George Walley, Local Leader and Elder. Mrs Judy Sparkes, The Right Reverend Peter Laurence OAM, and the Bishop of Bunbury, the Right Reverend Dr Ian Coutts welcomed Tracey as the new Principal as part of the service.
Mrs Gray’s speech was very moving, and parents will be able to access the recording in the final Newsletter for this Term, on Friday 8 April 2022.
Welcome to Freddies, Mrs Tracey Gray!
You can watch the entire service below.
Summer Sports Wrap Up!
Summer basketball has wrapped up for the season. Thank you to all our awesome Coaches and Managers that volunteer their time to enable our FIAS students to play with their friends, learn new skills, develop sportsmanship and just get to be out on the court!!
Well done to all the players who have represented FIAS so well in the Mandurah Basketball Association. It has been great to see all the photos and comments about successful games, but also camaraderie, sportsmanship and excellent team play. Well done to all the teams who made Finals, and especially to our successful Grand Final winners.
Congratulations to the following players who were the recipient of the Team Award for FIAS Season 2022. The criteria is all about enthusiasm, respect for all involved in the game, encouragement of teammates, giving 100% and demonstrating sportsmanship.
Claire Booker Sports Coordinator
Under 9 Boys and Girls
FIAS Slammers Benjamin Wayte FIAS Wildcats William Calam FIAS PP Indigo Summers FIAS Lakers Bede Starkey FIAS Rangers Esther Game FIAS Hornets Walter Fogarty-Dodd FIAS Tigers Tobias Haine FIAS Sharks Levi Jones FIAS Storm Lacey Chitty FIAS Jumpers Angus Milne FIAS Jazz Briar Scholfield FIAS Thunder Blake White / Jasper Taylor FIAS Starbursts Chelsea Woodage
Under 11 Girls and Boys
FIAS Fast and Furious Jade Rutherford FIAS Suns Zachari Tordoff. FIAS Panthers Archer Jensen FIAS Marlins Owen Barkes FIAS Angels Willow Schab FIAS Sixers Henry Moss FIAS Jets Victor Game FIAS Hurricanes Genevieve Sayer FIAS Panthers Jasmine Burtenshaw
Under 15 Boys and Girls FIAS Wildcats Luke Riegert FIAS Bulldogs Blake Burtenshaw FIAS Blazers Reilly Hull Freddies Gherkins Elora Downie FIAS Fighters Indiana Davies FIAS Stars Will Sattler
U17 Boys and Girls FIAS Mighty Meerkats Hannah Chatfield FIAS Lemurs Kurt Rosenthal FIAS Ballerz Vanessa Baker FIAS Hedgehogs Cooper Perry FIAS Ballers Brody Sing FIAS Frogs Jaimie Sewell FIAS Dunkers Daniel Butcher FIAS Rockets Kirsten Van Der Linde
Under 21 Women FIAS Teslers Sydney Meares
Winter Sport starts next term. It has been a very busy time with registrations and team formation. Thank you to everyone who registered by the cut-off date.
It certainly makes things easier if we have nominations in nice and early. This year we have 12 soccer teams in the Peel Junior Soccer Association, 21 netball teams in the Mandurah Netball Association and 5 Hockey teams in the Peel Hockey Association.
Again, this is not possible without the huge numbers of people who volunteer to take on coaching and managing roles. So thank you! Team lists have now been sent out and some teams have started training with all games starting early next term.
Sustainable Committee News!
The Sustainable Committee have been working hard this term, and their first success is the introduction of Recycling Bins to the school.
These were delivered on Thursday 7 April, by Frederick Irwin former student and Manager of the Containers for Change in Mandurah, Ben Hardman.
The students are excited to begin the Containers for Change programme in Term 2. When there is a significant amount raised, the students will decide what sustainable project or event can be used for the School!
Plus, don't forget that Earth Day is on Friday 22 April, for more information visit the Earth Day website.
Frederick Irwin After School Golf
The Frederick Irwin After School Golf Programme will return in Term 2, beginning in Week 3 and running forseven weeks. The program is conducted at Mandurah Country Club in Halls Head by PGA Professional Craig “Tappie” Tapp.
It is suitable for Primary and Secondary students and all levels of golfers; with lessons tailored to the needs and abilities of the students. All equipment is provided by “Tappie” although students may bring their own clubs if they have them.
For further details and to register interest for your son or daughter, please contact Mr Harrop on firstname.lastname@example.org or 9537 0000.
PH1's Video for the Commissioning
PH1 created a very cute video for Mrs Tracey Gray yesterday, after they had watched her Commissioning Service in class.
PH1 Teacher, Mrs Natalie Burbage, said, “We felt so special to be part of your commissioning today.
“You are always so kind to everyone, so we made this video to tell you how we feel.”
Mrs Gray loved the video, saying it was very beautiful!
Welcome to Freddie’s, Mrs Gray!
Click on the image below to find out more.
Term Dates 2022
Term Dates 2022 Term 4: Tuesday 11 October to Wednesday 7 December
Term dates 2023 Term 1: Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 6 April Term 2: Thursday 27 April to Friday 30 June Term 3: Wednesday 26 July to Friday 22 September Term 4: Tuesday 10 October to Tuesday 12 December
Uniform Shop Hours – April School Holidays
Uniform Shop Hours April School Holidays
Thursday 21 April 9.00am to 3.00pm
Friday 22 April 9.00am to 3.00pm
Wednesday 27 April 10.00am to 1.00pm
Wednesday 27 April 11.00am to 12.00pm
FIAS Teslas Under 21 Premiers
Congratulations to the FIAS Teslas for an amazing season and taking out the Under 21 Premiership! This was an amazing team effort, with Sydney Meares taking out the Most Valuable Player of the Grand Final.
Such a great result for our students!
WA Ballet - Congratulations Tommaso
Year 8 student Tommaso Sewell successfully auditioned for the West Australian Ballet and will be performing in their upcoming performances of Alice in Wonderland in May.
Tommaso has trained hard for this opportunity and will be rehearsing the next month, so he is ready to perform to packed audiences at His Majesty's Theatre. Congratulations Tommaso!
Congratulations to Milly Holdich in Year 8. She has recently been selected to represent Western Australia, in the Little Athletics state team for High Jump and 1500m.
The championships are to be held in Melbourne in April this year. Good luck Milly!
School Events and Activities
Calendar of Events
This is constantly updated on our website, please ensure you check this regularly as due to COVID-19, events can change.
Japanese in Halls Head
The students have had a lot of fun in Japanese this year.
In February they got to learn about the Bean Throwing Festival where people scatter roasted soybeans inside and outside their houses shouting 'Devils out. Good luck in!' The students made Japanese demon (oni) masks while learning about this.
In March they learnt about Doll's Festival, this is a celebration for girls, families who have girls display beautiful dolls in ancient court costumes and pray for their daughters' healthy growth and happiness. The students got to make unique crowns.
We can't wait to see what they do next term!
Naoko Kimata Japanese Teacher - Halls Head
Barrett House Day 2022
Barrett House Day was celebrated differently this year across our campuses. Halls Head had some small activities for the Barrett students, while Secondary had a sausage sizzle and Meadow Springs Primary got to wear their Barrett Uniform while having their special Barrett lunch.
Hopefully Term 2 will see more fun activities for our House Days!
Kindergarten Easter Hat Parade
Our Kindergarten students from KM2 had their Easter Hat Parade, and although it was a bit different as the parents couldn't attend, they still had fun parading around the Primary showing off their fantastic hats!
Cape Peron Excursion - Year 11 Outdoor Education
On Tuesday 5 April, the Year 11 Out door Education were lucky enough to head to Point Peron for the day.
They had an amazing time including swimming, helping the environment by collecting rubbish plus experiencing a beautiful day by the beach.
Term 1 Music Concert
Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, our normal Term 1 Music Concert could not go ahead, however we have put together a selection of performances for everyone to enjoy.
Student Hosting Opportunity
Community News Issue 04, 2022
See below information on Community events and services.
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Support Story Dogs
Story Dogs regularly comes into both our Meadow Springs and Halls Head campuses and it's an amazing organisation that helps many of our students.
Grill’d Mandurah have kindly allocated Story Dogs one of the 3 token jars in their store for all of April. Customers receive a token with every purchase and can place it into one of 3 charities/groups of their choice. The group with most tokens in their jar at the end of April will win $300 to their cause, with $100 each for the second and third jars.
This is perfect timing for school holidays!
Study and Tuition
Elevate - Free Parent Seminars
Parents from Frederick Irwin Anglican School are invited to sign up for the Elevate free parent webinar series.
Your child’s ability to self-motivate, manage their time and prepare effectively will be a crucial factor to guarantee their success over this academic year.