School News – 31 March 2017

Read about our ‘Bring a picnic for Harmony Day’ celebration; the Junior choir’s first performance; and how teachers and students are getting the most out of iPads and Macbooks in the classroom.

Important – PP to Year 2 Swimming Lesson News

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please be aware that the closing date to submit swimming forms for the PP- Year 2 In term Swimming is NEXT WEDNESDAY 5th April, 2017. All forms and monies must be handed into the Administration Office by this time, as the supervisor from the pool will be collecting the forms from the school at the conclusion of the day to collate into lesson groups.

As swimming lessons will commence on the first day of Term Two, (Wednesday 26th April), there will not be time after the conclusion of Term One to process your child’s enrolment.

Money and forms can be submitted into the school letterbox, courtyard side of the Administration Building.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support of the school’s swimming program.

Mesha Steel

Deputy Principal

Entertainment Books – P&C Fundraiser

Aubin Grove Primary School P&C are fundraising with The Entertainment Book again this year.  20% from every membership sold goes to the P&C.  To purchase your book, click on the link

Early bird offers are available for any book or digital membership purchased before 1st May 2017.

More information can be found at

Digital memberships will be available straight away, after payment and downloading the App. and can be added to two devices as a default.  You can contact the company and arrange for the membership to be added to up to 4 devices.  Hard copies will be available from approximately the second week of May.

The P&C will again send home copies of The Entertainment Book to families. If you do not want one sent home, you will get the option to ‘Opt Out’ at the start of Term 2.

Any queries please contact:
Leanne Fitzgerald
P&C Fundraising


Easter Raffle – P&C Fundraiser

Easter Raffle

Raffle tickets are just 50c each and are still on sale until Friday. Please return all tickets and money, in an envelope marked ‘Easter Raffle’ to the P&C mail box at the back of the School Office by 3pm this Friday (31st).  Additional sheets of raffle tickets are available from the School Office.  Or, are available online at
Thank you so much to all the families who donated goodies for the Easter Raffle.  You have been very generous and we greatly appreciate it and I’m sure all the winners will too.  This year we will have 123 prizes, just amazing!  A huge thank you also, to all the ladies who volunteered their time to help make up all the prize baskets and bundles on Tuesday morning.

Prize draw will take place on Monday and Mr Pansini will announce the winners in the afternoon. But, please note, prizes can be collected after 2.15pm on Tuesday (you may need a car for the bigger prizes).

P&C Fundraising Committee


Fume Free Friday

Friday 31st March is Fume Free Friday. We encourage all students to participate by walking or riding to school or parking a distance from the school and walking the rest. The school will provide students with a drink of Milo (in LC4) for their participation. Please bring a cup so we can save on waste.

Environmental Committee

P&C News – Issue 1, Term 1 2017

WELCOME to all Students and Families for 2017


Welcome to all families attending Aubin Grove Primary School in 2017. The purpose of the P&C is to support the school, the students and their families. Joining the P&C is a great opportunity to make a contribution to the education of your child, keep informed of school matters and meet new people who are also part of our school community.

Did you know that the P&C are responsible for:
– The operation of the Snack Shack canteen
– Coordinating and running school banking
– The sale and supply of school bags, library bags and swimming bags
– Coordination of donations from Commonwealth Bank, Aussie Farmers Direct and Bubbler Deals
– The Easter raffle, disco’s and the Christmas raffle
– Coordinating the sale and supply of Entertainment Books
– Organising and running stalls for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
– Assisting in arranging parent information sessions
– Organising the Kindy Morning Tea for our new Kindy families
– Assisting with the collection of payments for various fundraisers and
– The sale of second hand uniforms


The target of the P&C this year is to increase our membership. The P&C is open to all parents and carers of students at the school and we always welcome new and old members. Please note that you must be over 18 years and have paid an annual subscription (currently $1). Membership forms can be found here or by following the link below

Please place your completed form and $1 fee in an envelope marked with ‘P&C Membership’ into the P&C mailbox at the back of the School Office.


P&C Meetings are held on a Tuesday evening in week 2 and week 8 of the school term. The next P&C meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 21st March and will be held in the staff room. Please note that you do not have to attend meetings to be a P&C member.

We look forward to meeting you all.


STEMS (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Each year the fundraising team receives vouchers from Parent Direct and Chalk. These are companies the school uses for fundraising. When parents purchase toys from their catalogues the school receives a percentage of that purchase in the form of vouchers. The P&C Executive Committee has voted to donate the vouchers from 2016 to the STEMS program. These vouchers will be used to purchase robotics and coding resources that every child in the school will eventually have access to.

Hand Sanitiser

The P&C has recently purchased hand sanitiser for every classroom in the school.



All families should have received their Easter raffle tickets. There are 20 tickets per sheet at 50c each. These need to be returned by Thursday 30th March.
If you do not have tickets or require more tickets these are available from the school office or you can print them yourself here

We are kindly requesting donations for the Easter Raffle. We are looking for clear cellophane, ribbons, Easter stickers or decorations, baskets and of course chocolate! All donations must be delivered to the school office by Friday 24th March. All donations are greatly appreciated.


The Snack Shack (canteen) is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Orders can be made over the counter before school (prior to 8:45) or via the online booking system FlexiSchools. To find the Snack Shack menu or to access Flexi Schools follow the link below


The Snack Shack is always looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve food. Please let our Snack Shack Manager, Gayle Tinline know if you are available to volunteer – This can be done either in person at the canteen, or by email

All volunteers receive a $7.50 P&C Voucher, 10 faction tokens and a chance to win a $20 voucher.

The winner of the Snack Shack $20 Voucher for term 4, 2016 is Gina.


FlexiSchools is an online ordering system managed by the P&C where families can order food from the Snack Shack or buy school bags, library bags and swim/gym bags.

You can set up an account by visiting their website and adding credit to your online account.
To do this please visit

Be sure to register each child separately (including their class number) under your account.


School bags ($43.95), swim bags ($10.95) and Library bags ($10.95) are available for purchase via the FlexiSchools website

Collection of items is the following Wednesday, just outside the Snack Shack.


Aubin Grove Primary School’s banking day is Wednesday mornings from 8.15am in the Undercover Area. Please join us on Facebook Aubin Grove Primary School Banking

Melissa Sorgiovanni
Aubin Grove Primary School P & C Association
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School News – 16 March 2017

An Explanation of the Lyon Road Car Park Strategy
I have heard a lot of comments recently querying the strategy behind where teachers at Aubin Grove Primary School are allowed to park, and I would like to address the issue.

School News – 3 March 2017

It has been great to see so many families taking advantage of the fine weather lately and either walking or riding to school.