Message From Mr Pansini

It’s hard to believe that Term One is over already! The time has flown and the holidays are upon us.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff at the school for their dedication and incredible work ethic which began well before the first official day of term began. They have worked tirelessly during this all important first term to ensure that every student has made an excellent start to their new school year and that our school continues to provide the high standards of service and customer focus that all students and families have become accustomed to.

A special thanks and pat on the back goes to all the new staff who have worked incredibly hard to ensure they are familiar with, and able to work the “Aubin Grove way”! Well done to them all.

Thank you also to all of you, our families, for your commitment to your children’s education and for sending them to us every day ready and well-prepared to learn. We never take your role for granted and we appreciate the support you give us. We are partners in your child’s education and we value that very much.

Thank you also to the members of the School Board and P&C for their hard work and the important contribution they make. They have been very busy, as usual, this term and once again I have  enjoyed working with them very much.

I would like to wish all families a Happy Easter and a safe and enjoyable school holiday period. I know that many of you will be working over the holidays but I hope you all find time to have special family time together over the break.

If you are travelling, please take extra care and return our precious students back to us safe and sound at the start of Term Two which, for students, is Wednesday April 26.

Don’t forget, swimming lessons for students in Pre-primary to Year 2 commences first day back!

Best wishes


Summer Sports Carnival

The Summer Sports Carnival held at Atwell College last week proved to be extremely successful for Aubin Grove Primary School.

The school took a team of 80 students to compete in four sports- volleyball, tee-ball, basketball and cricket- against Harmony, Success and Atwell primary schools on Friday.

The Aubin Grove students were very competitive and won five out of eight shields, which resulted in the school being awarded the overall shield for the first time.

They placed first in A and B grade cricket; A grade volleyball; B grade tee-ball and A grade basketball; and were second in the remaining B grade volleyball, A grade tee-ball and B grade basketball.

Physical education specialist Matthew Paparone said he was extremely proud of the way the students conducted themselves on the day.

“The sportsmanship, behaviour and attitude from all the students was something that I was very proud of,” he said.

“Our coaches did an amazing job on the day and they were rewarded with some fantastic results.”

Fume Free Friday

Well done to the families who took advantage of the beautiful weather last week and walked or rode to school for our first Fume Free Friday for the year.

The number of students to take part, either by walking or riding from home or parking further away than normal, was outstanding, and they were all rewarded with a cold Milo at Learning Community 4 on arrival at school.

For those students who ride bicycles or scooters and leave them at school for the day, please make sure you have a lock to secure them to the racks.

Music Spectacular

The Aubin Grove senior choir made its performance debut for 2017 at the Lakelands Senior High School and Cockburn Schools Music Spectacular this week.

Led by music specialist Tarah Souter-Robertson, the choir sang ‘Humble and Kind’ and ‘Diamonds’ at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Community College on Tuesday.

Students from Success, Atwell and Hammond Park primary schools, as well as Lakelands Senior High School, also performed, with all students combining for the finale ‘Walking on Sunshine’.

The senior choir then treated their fellow schoolmates to an encore performance outside the library on Wednesday morning in our first “pop-up” choir performance of the year.

Not to be outdone, our Junior Choir, led by Mrs Verbickis, performed a “pop-up” in the “little boys” courtyard after school. It was beautiful to see the joy on the faces of both the choir and the audience who were given a little treat to start and end their day.

P&C Easter Raffle

Easter has come early at Aubin Grove, with the annual P&C Easter Raffle drawn.

More than 120 prizes, made up of generous donations from the school community, were up for grabs.

First prize was a Lindt pack, complete with a giant bunny, and was won by Caroline J, who was sold the ticket by son Cameron.

The P&C hopes to use the funds raised from the ticket sales to purchase more water fountains for the school.


Chemical-free Cleaning Trial

The school is currently trialling a new chemical-free cleaning plan to be used by all cleaning staff.

The trial involves using a new product which is water injected with ozone gas, and is 100 per cent environmentally friendly and safe.

As well as its environmental benefits, it is hoped it will be a much better option for students who suffer from asthma and other allergies.