Dear Parents and Carers,

As the end of the term approaches, I would like to thank you all for your ongoing support. As we all know, the education of our students requires both school and parents to work in partnership in order to achieve the best outcomes. At Aubin Grove, we are indeed fortunate that we have these two vital ingredients working closely together and the result is an outstanding educational experience for your children, our students.

I thank you for sending your children to us well prepared for school every day as together we can then provide them with the best possible conditions for learning.

I also want to thank all staff members for the outstanding jobs they have done again this term. All staff at Aubin Grove our incredibly dedicated to making the school the very best school it can be and that is evident in every aspect of our school. I am proud to work with people who are so committed to their work and who take such pride in providing such an outstanding learning environment for our children. Thank you to our teachers, Deputy Principals, gardener/groundsman, education assistants, cleaners, office and library staff, chaplain, school psychologist and all Camp Australia staff. They are a wonderful team and we are fortunate to have them.

Open Night

This Wednesday night, September 20, we celebrate the learning journey your children have been on this year when we throw open the doors of the school for annual Open Night.

Please come along between 5:30-7:00pm, and take the time to see the great work your child has done this year. Allow your child to guide you though his/her learning journey and see the progress made.

Please also take the time to look around the entire school. You are welcome to walk through all classrooms and take the opportunity to stop by the undercover area to enjoy the entertainment provided by students in our instrumental music program as well as visiting the Library and Art Room.

Progress Folders

This year we will be sending home the Progress Folders early in Term Four.

These folders, normally sent home at the end of Term Three, contain assessments in writing, reading, mathematics and spelling and are intended to demonstrate the progress each child has made in their learning since the beginning of the year.

Teachers and students use the Term One results to identify areas that require closer attention and to help set learning goals. These results, along with the other assessments carried out during the year, inform the instructional programs teachers put in place for the remainder for the year. Students also use the results to negotiate ongoing learning goals with their teachers, which sharpen their focus and provide intrinsic motivation to succeed.

Progress Folders are collated again at the end of Term Three to allow us to show progress but also to provide us with ample time in Term Four to address further areas of learning required.

Massed Choir Performance

Congratulations to our amazing Senior Choir for their participation in the Massed Choir Festival at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday night. Thank you to Ms Souter for all her hard work in rehearsing and preparing the choir to be the best they could be for their performance. They looked awesome and were fantastic!

Congratulations to Year 6 student, Sofia M, for her beautiful solo. Sofia auditioned for this honour, along with many other students from the schools represented on the night and was chosen from a very talented field.

Well done Sofia. You are a star!

Book Week Parade

Friday marks the end of Book Week and a celebration of the love of reading we have in our school. This week we have been fortunate to be hosting well known children’s book author, Meg McKinlay, author of many picture books, chapter books and junior fiction books.

Meg has been talking to the children about the writing process and inspiring their love of reading and books.

Book Week culminates in the parade on Friday morning, about 9:00. Children are asked to think of a character from a book they are reading in class, or any other theme given to them by their teacher, and to dress up as a favourite character.

Parents please don’t feel the need to go to elaborate lengths when preparing a costume with your child. This is not a competition and no prizes are given out for best costume. It is meant to be a simple way of doing something together that helps to engage the children in their literature. It will be a lot of fun and as always there will plenty of laughs to be had when we see the imagination on display!

The parade takes place in the flagpole courtyard area and finishes in the basketball courts.

I look forward to seeing you there. (Better go organise my costume now!)

Mr Pansini