Students not Returning in 2018

Please see below a message from Mr Pansini.

If you are not returning to Aubin Grove next year, can I ask that you please let me, or the Front Office, know asap. Our school expects a drop in student enrolments for next year, owing to the establishment of Honeywood PS, so in order to plan for the number of teachers and classrooms required, it is essential that we have the most accurate information possible.

Thank you in anticipation.

Kind regards

Frank Pansini

Principal |AUBIN GROVE PRIMARY SCHOOL

2016 WA PRIMARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

85 Camden Boulevard

AUBIN GROVE  WA  6164

Phone: 08 9499 4009 | Mobile: 0417 995 009 | W: aubingroveps.wa.edu.au 

Book Club Orders

Hello Everyone

If you are planning to order from the Scholastic Book Club,  orders can now be done on-line. Please follow the instructions on the back of the Book Club magazine. All orders should be placed directly to Scholastic and not through the school.

The due date for these to be processed is Friday 27th October.

Favourite Sports Team Dress Up Day!

This Friday, 25th of August

To help fundraise for our P&C and the Year 6’s Big Week Out, students are encouraged to dress up in their favourite team’s jersey from any sport. It would be greatly appreciated if all participants can bring a gold coin donation to class.

New School Chaplain

School Chaplain 

Chaplain – Please see below an article from the school blog about our new full time Chaplain


Students and teachers will once again have access to a chaplain after Amberlie Evans joined the school community this term.
The full-time Aubin Grove position is her first school chaplaincy position through YouthCARE, having recently completed a diploma in counselling.

Amberlie has spent the past few weeks introducing herself to staff and students, both in the classrooms and playgrounds, and said she looked forward to building trusting relationships with them.
She has a passion for working with children, having previously been employed in early childhood education as well as doing a lot of professional development in child protection.

“I want to be able to give the kids someone to talk to and trust,” she said. “I will be that someone that listens to them and supports them to find solutions to their problems and any matters that are affecting them.”

Amberlie said she was keen to identify the needs of the school and incorporate them into programs. She is also available to support families in need and school staff as well.
“I am really eager to get into it and start to make a change,” she said.

Mr Pansini said it was a very important role, helping kids to feel safe and happy at school and Amberlie would be working closely with the administration and teachers to do so.

He said such was the value placed on the role, school funds had been used to increase the position to five days a week, as only 1.5 days of school chaplaincy was covered by Commonwealth funding.

Staff and parents can use a referral process that the school has established to gain access to Amberlie. This will soon be available on the school website but in the meantime please make contact with your child’s classroom teacher or the appropriate Deputy Principal:

  • Mrs Fritchley (Kindergarten-Year 1)
  • Mrs Steel (Years 2-3)
  • Mrs Smith (Years 4-6)

 

PEAC – Primary Extension and Challenge

PEAC

Primary Extension and Challenge

Information for Parents

The Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) program provides part time extension for gifted and talented students in Years 5 and 6.

PEAC offers a range of courses that provide the most able students with opportunities for extension and enrichment work that is intellectually challenging.

All students across the state in government schools, who are in Year 4, will have the opportunity to be assessed for suitability for the PEAC Program.

Students who are performing well at school are possible candidates for the program. There are some students in Year 4 whose potential is not so easily recognized. There may be students who are underachieving at school and there are some students who demonstrate certain skills and abilities more at home than at school.

Together, we can ensure that all students who have potential for high academic performance are identified.

The testing for PEAC will take place at Aubin Grove Primary School NEXT week on Wednesday morning. We would appreciate if medical appointments etc could be timetabled around the allocated testing time for your child’s class as outlined below:

If you object to your child being assessed for inclusion in the PEAC program, please email your class teacher letting them know.

There will be two tests: Verbal Reasoning and Mathematical Reasoning. Both of these assessments take 20 minutes to complete. The Department of Education and Training will score the results electronically. Your child’s actual test results will remain confidential, the school will only be told who is and who isn’t eligible for the program.

Notification of success in gaining a placement into the 2018 & 2019 PEAC program will be provided to the school and then sent to parents later in Term 4 2017.

If you have any questions about the PEAC selection process and future educational programs, please contact Nola Smith Deputy Principal Aubin Grove Primary

Roblox at Home

Dear Parents,

It has come to the school’s attention that students have been playing an online game called Roblox at home. Roblox is an online social community where people can play and communicate with one another. Alarmingly, some students may have been ‘friending’ unknown accounts and have been talking on the chat function. Through our eSafety Health program, students are taught about the danger of chatting to people online. We encourage parents/carers to reinforce this message and monitor usage at home. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Smith in the admin office.

Regards, Year 4 Team

School Photos and Swimming Lessons

Photo Day:

This week, we have our school photos. Our Class Photo day is Friday (21st of July). Students are to come to school in their Purple Uniform on Friday. If you are purchasing photos, please pay online or bring your envelope with payment on the day of the school photos.

 

Swimming Lessons:

Swimming Lessons commence in Week 3 (Monday 31st of July) for 2 weeks. Please remember to bring in your form and payment of $65.00 before Wednesday 26th of July. Direct deposit is available. Please read the front of your child’s swimming note that went home last term.

Term 3 Begins on Monday

Students return to school on Monday 17th of July.

Snack Shack Volunteers Wanted

The Snack Shack is desperately seeking volunteers!

We have had very few volunteers this term and if we are to continue providing your children with the high quality service we expect from our lovely canteen ladies we NEED your help!

If you can spare a couple of hours one morning please pop in and see Gayle or email at aubingrovecanteen@gmail.com

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

Any time you can spare would be most appreciated.

Thank you to those few that have volunteered this term

School Development Day this Friday

This Friday, the school is closed for students as it is a Staff Development Day. Students return to school on Tuesday the 6th of June. Monday is a public holiday.