Next P&C Meeting - Monday 21 October 2019

The next P&C meeting will be Monday, 2 September 2019 at 7:00pm in the P&C Utility Room. Come along, get involved - it is your school too! Drinks and nibbles provided.

Bush Tucker-Indigenous Education Reserve – Busy Bee Friday 8th November 3:00-5:30pm!

We are looking to kick off our transformation of the school nature reserve into our amazing Bush Tucker-Indigenous Education Reserve with a Busy Bee on Friday 8th November straight after school (Busy Bee 3:00-5:30pm & BBQ/Aboriginal Educational Presentation 5:30-6pm).

We will focus on mulching the bush tucker path, cementing in the beautiful laser cut metal sculptures with the Aboriginal seasons on them (picture below) & artworks donated by the City of Melville (pictures below), and have the students and school community plant bush tucker plants.  This will be an amazing resource for the school and community so if you can keep the date free it would be fantastic.

Following the Busy Bee and to thank everyone there will be a free BBQ and a presentation while you eat from an Indigenous presenter on a theme to be confirmed (we are endeavouring to either have a presentation on bush tracking, bush tucker, dreamtime stories or aboriginal astronomy).

If you and your family would like to be involved please keep the date free or contact our friendly Grounds & Facilities team of Ali, Brian, Bruce, Casey, Stephanie, Tania or Mike for more details at or 040 6666 567.


Skate for Nate – Thank You Bateman

“Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu” - “I am what I am, because of who we all are”.

This ancient African phrase loosely means that we are, who we are, because of the people around us.

With this in mind, I would like to thank everyone who supported Skate 4 Nate. To all those who joined us on the night, donated and sponsored prizes your contribution has made a long-lasting impact to Nate.

We managed to raise an incredible $3,500.00

A Message from Kelly Fearnall:

“Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the Skate 4 Nate event. We are so incredibly grateful for the support Nate, and we as a family, receive from our community.

All funds raised have been put towards Nate's next intensive therapy, 6-week block, which was started on Monday the 12/8.

A very special thanks to the Bateman Primary School P and C for choosing Nate to be the first recipient in your give back initiative, and of course to the wonderful organisers (Natalie, Nadia, Melissa and Louise) who organised an absolutely brilliant night for everyone. Thanks so much”   

The Fearnall family

Music Trivia Night -  Friday 18 October

Now an adult’s only event to be held at Fremantle Football Club on Friday October 18. Doors open at 7pm with a 7:30pm start. $15 per person with tables of 10 people. BYO nibbles and finger food. Tickets will be available for purchase next week! Get your family and friends together for a night of fun!

Click here to read further information.

Spellathon 2019 - Friday 13 September

Our famous annual Spellathon will be held this term on Friday 13 September 2019. As always, there will be a variety of great prizes to be won, including the chance to win an iPad (perfect for our BYOD program). Every child who raises $10 goes into the draw to win an iPad (ie $100 earns you 10 chances to win), so the more money you raise, the more entries you’ll receive.

For each class, there will be prizes for the ‘Top Fundraiser’, the ‘Most Improved Spelling Student’ (nominated by their class teacher) and a ‘Lucky Draw Prize’ for participating students.  We are also having a draw for the people sponsoring the children - everyone who sponsors will go in the draw to win a 2019/20 Entertainment Book.

Sponsorship forms will be coming home shortly.  These forms and monies must be returned by Week 10, Thursday 26 September to be eligible for the prizes.  Winners will be drawn in Term 4 Week 1, Friday 18 October at the Spellathon Assembly.

All funds raised will go towards the school ‘Bush Tucker-Indigenous Education Reserve’ with 6 individual laser cut design sculpture panels (2400 h x 1100 w) highlighting the six aboriginal seasons (look for photos in the Grounds Report). These panels will be a stunning visual and educational addition to the reserve, as well as tying in with school indigenous programs - the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.

A very BIG thank you to Inflatable World/Striker Indoor Sports and Fitness, Leeming for supporting our fundraising cause and kindly donating 10 x Free Passes as prizes for our Bateman Primary kids.  By the way…. Striker in Leeming are starting a new program in September called Zumba Kids.

Faction Carnival - Cake Stall - Friday 20 September

If you can bake or provide a plate of goodies (sweet or savoury) to sell on the day at the cake stall, that would be much appreciated.  Please remember to add a list of ingredients with the items - and NO NUTS or fresh cream for the toppings - and clearly label your containers/plates/trays if you would like these items returned.  Items can be taken to the P&C Utility Room from 8:15am on the morning of the faction carnival. 

Mather from ‘Expresso on the Go’ will be serving coffee, tea and hot chocolate from 7:30am.