Kindy Enrolments

Applications are currently being taken for children wishing to attend kindergarten at Aubin Grove in 2018.

Enrolments for children born between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 must be received by the school by 4pm on Friday, July 21 to be considered for a placement.

If applications are not received by this date it may not be possible for children to secure a position at the school next year.

Applications do not guarantee a place at the school, as they are all ranked according to the Department of Education’s selection criteria.

Forms and further enrolment information is available on the school website.

Students not returning to Aubin Grove in 2018

Students or families who will not be returning to Aubin Grove in 2018 are asked to notify the school as soon as possible.

Planning is well underway for next year, and accurate student numbers are essential in ensuring the school is not over or under staffed.

Whether they are enrolling their children at Honeywood Primary School or elsewhere, parents are urged to contact with the following information:
1. Child/ren’s names

2. 2017 year level/s

3. Name of school or other location (e.g. another state) that they are moving to.

Thank you for your assistance.

School photographs

School photographs will be held in the first week of Term Three.

School resumes on Monday, July 17, and photographs are scheduled to be held on Wednesday July 19, Thursday July 20 and Friday July 21.

Kapture Photography order envelopes with further information, including how to order sibling photographs, will been sent home with students this week.

Years 3-6 swimming lessons

Students in Years 3-6 will take part in in-term swimming lessons in week 3 and 4 of Term Three.

Lessons will be held at the recently opened Cockburn ARC from Monday July 31 to Friday August 11.

Swimming enrolment forms have been sent home with students and the completed forms, along with the $65 per student for the 40-minute lessons must be returned by Wednesday July 26.

Cross Country and Winter Sports Carnival

Aubin Grove has successfully defended its Interschool Cross Country shield after the carnival was held at Harmony Primary School recently.

The interschool squad consisted of 48 students from years 3-6, and trained hard in the lead-up to the event.

Physical education specialist Matthew Paparone said the dedication to their training paid off on the day, as all students completed the course in an impressive manner.

“Overall the day was a great success, and our students should feel so proud of their efforts not just on the day but in the lead-up to the carnival,” he said.

Aubin Grove won the Year 3, 4 and 6 shields as well as the overall shield.

Well done to Mr Paparone, Craig Fritchley and Tom Beard for preparing the team.

Year 6 students also competed in the recent Winter Sports Carnival at Atwell College.

Welcome Wall

You may have noticed the construction of a wall at the front of the school in recent weeks.

This is in fact the beginning of the Welcome Wall, an initiative resulting from the “Community Matters” survey conducted by students in our 2016 Academic Extension Program under the guidance of Deputy Principal Nola Smith.

The survey identified what a rich multicultural school we have, with students or their parents from many different countries of origin.

The students have worked with artist Paul Deej to create a mural for one side of the wall, while the other will showcase the word “Welcome” in all the languages of the countries of origin of our students.

The wall has been rendered and final adjustments are being made to the artwork which will be completed over the coming weeks.

Fume Free Fridays

It has been wonderful to see so many students enjoying the recent fine winter weather and walking or riding to and from school.

While students are welcome to do this on any day, we are particularly encouraging families to treat each Friday as a Fume Free Friday and make the effort to leave the car at home, or park a little further away from school.

On one Friday each term, students are rewarded with a Milo for their participation when they arrive at school.

Can students who ride a bicycle or scooter to school please ensure they have a lock to secure them to the racks.

Room 24 Waste Free Warriors

Some enthusiastic Year 3 students have shown just what wonderful waste-free warriors they have become.

While on duty, teacher Julia Calvert was walking around the basketball courts with a couple of her students and they noticed a lot of rubbish lying around on the court and in the gardens around it.

So later that afternoon, the entire class from Room 24 was divided into three groups and, armed with plastic bags, scoured the basketball courts and the surrounding gardens.

The students managed to collect four bags of rubbish, and Ms Calvert said while they were very proud of their accomplishment, they were also amazed at the amount of rubbish they collected.

Well done to Ms Calvert and Room 24 for their hard work and helping to keep our school looking beautiful.

Board meeting

The School Board has held its second meeting for the term.

The Board meets twice each term to discuss a variety of issues, and minutes from those meetings are available for viewing on our website.

Junior Choir

The schools’ Junior Choir had a special excursion to Regents Garden recently.

They held an afternoon tea performance for residents of the local aged care facility, singing five songs to a captive audience in the piano lounge.

As well as providing those residents in attendance with a big highlight for the day, the choir was able to experience performing in front of a crowd which is sure to stand them in good stead for the One Big Voice Festival at Perth Arena on August 18.

Music specialist Ash Verbickis has already been asked by Regents Garden to return with the choir for an encore performance, such was the positive response to the singing and behaviour of the students.

Lunchtime concerts

A number of very brave students have been showcasing their talents in front of their fellow students in the undercover area during recent lunchtimes.

Each term a lunchtime concert is held for both the junior and senior school, and music specialists Tarah Souter-Robertson and Ash Verbickis are inundated with potential performers wanting to audition.

This terms’ offering was once again highly entertaining, with a mixture of dancing, singing, acrobatics and musical instruments.

Crazy Hair Day

It was wonderful to see so many students taking part in the Crazy Hair Day fundraiser for the graduating Year 6 students.

No matter how low-key or outlandish the hair styles or accessories, the gold coin donations all helped to raise money for the Year 6’s Big Week Out and Graduation Dinner/Dance.