Channel 9 visit

The spotlight was once again on Aubin Grove Primary School last Monday morning when Channel 9 paid us a visit.

Channel 9’s Today Perth News presenter Lisa Fernandez presented three live crosses from the school, which were broadcast state-wide.

The crosses involved interviews with Principal Frank Pansini, Early Childhood Specialist Ash Verbickis and our Head Boy and Head Girl, while highlighting our fabulous nature playground and our award-winning school, staff, students and their families.

New Sign

You may have noticed that the front of the school has received somewhat of a facelift recently.

As well as school funds being directed within the school grounds, some projects were identified to enhance the entrance to the school.

These include the spectacular-looking new LED sign, which has been installed on Camden Boulevard.

The double-sided automated sign will be a great reference point for families to gain information from the school, particularly those who kiss and drop their children, while also showcasing achievements and photographs.

Also, the student Kiss and Drop area in the Camden Boulevard carpark has become even more functional with the addition of a new shelter.

The school has built the shelter next to the zebra crossing to provide students with some protection from the elements while waiting to be collected.

There is also the soon to be completed Welcome Wall, which is the result of a “Community Matters” survey conducted by students in the 2016 Academic Extension Program under the guidance of Deputy Principal, Nola Smith.

The curves of the wall bear a resemblance to the curves of the school logo, while the artwork will show what a rich and multicultural school we have, by showcasing the word “Welcome” in all the languages of the countries of origin of our students.

MacBook 1:1 Information Evening

Parents of current Year 3 students have been invited to attend an information evening on the schools’ MacBook 1:1 program this Thursday, September 7.

The program, which involves students using their own laptop to enhance their learning, is run for students in Years 4-6 and currently has a 95 per cent uptake rate.

Mr Pansini said the program was helping to ensure that students were well equipped for 20th Century learning.

The information evening will be held in the undercover area from 6pm and parents of students in lower year groups are also welcome to attend should they wish to find out more about the program.

Open Night

This years’ Open Night will be held on Wednesday, September 20 from 5.30pm-7pm.

The evening will once again provide parents and family members with an opportunity to take a learning journey through the school, view classrooms and look at the amazing work our students have undertaken throughout the year.

One Big Voice

Congratulations to the fabulous Junior Choir and Music Specialist Ash Verbickis on an outstanding performance at One Big Voice.

The forty-five Year 3 students created a splash of purple amongst the 4000 primary school students from eighty schools participating in the musical spectacular at Perth Arena, which had an audience of around 10,000 people.

Ms Verbickis said it was the first time the school had taken part in One Big Voice, and it was the most incredible experience for the students who were wonderful ambassadors for the Aubin Grove Music Program.

“Special thanks go to Foulk Sensei, Sheelena and Mellissa for their help and assistance on the day,” she said.

“Thank you also goes to all of our families who attended the festival to hear us sing and see us perform at such a spectacular venue.”

Tournament of Minds

Good luck to our two Tournament of Minds teams, who will compete in the State Finals at ECU Joondalup, this Sunday, September 10.

Our Language and Literature and Social Science teams, comprising of 14 students from Years 4-6, were both successful in advancing from the Regional competition.

Both teams wowed their respective judges, while the Social Science team was the top scoring team in the Perth metropolitan region.

Well done to Mrs Smith, Mrs Steel and Mrs Foote who have been busily preparing our teams over the past six weeks, including on weekends and before and after school.

Holly Nunan

An exciting event JUST confirmed, Aubin Grove Primary School is proud to host international best-selling children’s author and highly sought-after motivational speaker, Holly Nunan, presenting her “Powerful Parenting” workshop on Monday, September 18.

Tickets are strictly limited and on sale NOW from

As hosts, AGPS families are first to hear of this special event, so make sure you secure your ticket NOW.

Make the most of this opportunity as AGPS leads the way in WA as a forward-thinking community providing a positive approach to parenting our happy, healthy kids.


Students from Aubin Grove recently competed in the Primary School Champions Cup (formerly Glory Cup) qualifying rounds at Beale Park, Spearwood.

Aubin Grove were the Southern Region defending champions and coach Emanuel Ribeiro was very confident that both of the teams entered by the school were competitive.

The day was a blustery wintery day, but the students were very excited and itching to start playing.

Mr Ribeiro said the ‘A’ team had a wonderful tournament, coming runners-up in their group with three wins and one loss, but this unfortunately meant that they just missed out on qualifying for the finals.

“We played some great football during the day but unfortunately missed the finals,” he said.

The ‘B’ team also played with wonderful spirit and managed two draws and two losses.

Mr Ribeiro said they now looked forward to the Girls Champions Cup early in 2018, where Aubin Grove were the twice defending Champions.