End of Year Dance

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

The End of Year Concert is fast approaching and students have been singing and dancing up a storm so that they can put on a fantastic show. This year the concert will be held on 12th December and is themed I Feel Good. The concert will commence at 5.30pm and students should be in their classrooms by 5 pm. All Year 5 students will be performing “Never Give Up” by Sia.

To make the performance extra special we would like the students to dress in black, white and red clothing (and accessories if desired). They should wear appropriate footwear for dancing – no slip on shoes or sandals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or your child’s teacher.

 

Thank you

Tarah Souter-Robertson

Year 6 Morning Tea and Volunteers

Graduation Morning Tea Food List

If you are unable to make it up to the school, your child can write the name of the food item they will be supplying on the list outside the classroom.

Food options to be provided for the Morning Tea per classroom;

Hot Savoury –                       x5
Cold Savoury –                      x11
Sweet –                                  x12
Allergy free option –           x2

  • Please provide a plate of home-cooked finger food which includes a label on the plate with the ingredients used.
  • Delivery before school on the 8th December to the Learning Centre 4 (near the Art room).
  • Collection of your plates after school from Learning Centre 4.
  • Kindly label all plates provided with a surname and room number underneath.

Tamara still requires some volunteers on the morning. If you are available and could help out, please let me or Tamara know.

 Any queries, please contact Tamara 0404 809 202

Leavers Shirts 2018

Leaver Shirts 2018

Dear parents,

The Year 5 students, as a group, have decided on the concept and design of their Leaver shirts for 2018.  They have done a fabulous job with a very creative design.

Over the next two weeks, you will have an opportunity to come into the school to assist your child with selecting the correct shirt size and to place an order with the company who are making the shirts.  By sizing and ordering now, the shirts will be available to be purchased and worn by the students from the very start of 2018.

Please note that there will be fittings and a chance to place an order in Week 7 & 8 and then again at the beginning of the 2018.  The fitting session will start in the indicated classroom at 2.50 on the scheduled day until 3.30pm.  If you can’t attend the fitting session for your child’s class, please attend one of the other days with another Year 5 class.  Just let the person know what Room Number your child is in.

The shirts will cost $34 but NO payment is necessary until the commencement of the 2018 school year.  The shirt/s will need to be paid for before they can be picked up. More information will be provided closer to the time regarding the arrangements for the start of the year.

 

Fitting and Ordering Times

WEEK 7

Monday 20th November     2.50pm          Room 14 students

Wednesday 22nd November  2.50pm    Room 15 students

Thursday 23rd November    2.50pm      Room 16 students

WEEK 8

Monday 27th November     2.50pm          Room 35 students

Wednesday 29nd November  2.50pm    Room 42 students

 

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the fitting and ordering of Leaver shirts.

Kind regards

Nola Smith

2018 Year 6s

Dear Year 5 families,

 

Next year is a very special year for you, your child and for us with them.

Your child is part of a very special group of students in our school’s short history. They are our Foundation Kindy group, the very first group of students who began in our first year as kindergarten students and who have come though eight years to be graduating at the end of 2018.  Like us, I am sure you are looking forward to making their graduation memorable for all the right reasons!

They are also special in that they are the largest group of Year 6s to ever graduate from Aubin Grove with an estimated number of 145, compared to this year’s group of 99. With such a large cohort of students heading into their final year of school, we believe it is vital that we start the planning now and so we would like to commence their transition to Year 6 this term.

The size of the cohort will significantly impact on many areas of the Year 6’s final year including the choice of venue for their Graduation Dinner Dance and the choice of their Big Week Out activities.  It will require being proactive in securing venues very early on.

As you may know, parents of the Year 6s undertake the organizing of the graduation Dinner Dance while the school takes responsibility for the graduation ceremony and the Big Week Out.

In conjunction with the P & C, the parents group organizes the Dinner Dance and any fundraising activities they decide upon to reduce costs to parents for the Dinner Dance and the Big Week Out.

In order to get this going, we would like to call a meeting for Year 5 parents next Tuesday night, 14th November, at 7pm in the library to identify who will be involved and commence the committee work that is required.

 

On another note, our current Year 6’s Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday 8th December at 9.00am in the undercover area.  The Graduation Ceremony at Aubin Grove Primary is a very special occasion for the Year Six students at our school.

One aspect of the ceremony is having a celebration morning tea for the graduating students and their families after the graduation formalities.  A lovely tradition, we commenced in our first year, was to have the Year 5 families organise and provide the morning tea for the graduating students and families. This gesture will be reciprocated, the following year, to your Year Six child by next year’s Year 5 families.  This tradition encompasses everything we love about the Aubin Grove community spirit.

Usually one of our Year 5 parents, or a small group of parents, volunteer to coordinate the organisation of the morning tea for the Year 6 students and their families.  All Year 5 families then assist with the food and help to serve the morning tea on the day. If you are willing to be the main coordinator or to be a part of the small organising group, can you please let your child’s teacher or myself know as soon as possible?   Michelle O’Sullivan was the coordinator last year and she will be more than happy to meet to pass on any advice to the coordinator/s for this year. More information will be made available within the next few weeks regarding the provision of home cooked food and assisting on the day.

We look forward to seeing many of you next Tuesday night to commence the committee work that will enable your child to have a very memorable final year at Aubin Grove Primary as a student leader.

 

Kind regards

 

Frank Pansini

Principal

Money Matters Incursion

This week we had a visit from Rachael from Commonwealth Bank. She ran an information session on savings and goals for the students which links into our financial maths unit we will be doing later this term. Rachael discussed ways that students could earn money which does not rely on their parents. She introduced 3 steps students should use in order for them to set a mid-term goal and achieve it:

Step 1: See it

Step 2: Earn it – this can through 4 ways
a) Chores
b) Neighbourhood Jobs
c) Sell and Trade
d) Business

Step 3: Save it

We then worked individually or in pairs and came up with a business we could create that we could run to get money. There were some very interesting concepts and the students were very excited and motivated to get earning! Check out some photos below!

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Students not Returning in 2018

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

Class Assembly Reminder

Our class assembly is this week, Tuesday the 31st October. It will start at approximately 1:20 in the undercover area. Please make sure your child has practised their lines over the weekend.

Those students who are playing a part as a competing team, host or street person have been asked to bring their outfits to school tomorrow (Monday).

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Gifted and Talented Programs for Year 7 2019

Gifted & Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs: Applications are now open for entry into Year 7 in 2019

 Dear Year 5 parents,

 

Students with exceptional academic ability and creative talent can now apply for a position at one of the 18 select secondary schools who provide either an academic, arts or language Gifted and Talented Program.

You can apply for these programs no matter where you live and, once selected, your children are guaranteed places at these schools.

Applications are submitted online at education.wa.edu.au/giftedandtalented  from 9thOctober 2017.

You can visit the website for more information, including the dates of up-coming parent information sessions, or contact the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit on 9264 4307 or by email at gtsu@education.wa.edu.au

Additional information informing you of the application process, including key dates is available on the website.

Applications close Sunday, 11th February 2018.  Late applications are not accepted.

 

Kind regards

Nola Smith

Deputy Principal |AUBIN GROVE PRIMARY SCHOOL

2016 WA PRIMARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

85 Camden Boulevard

AUBIN GROVE  WA  6164

Phone: 08 9499 4009 | Fax: 9414 3103| W: aubingroveps.wa.edu.au    

Class Assembly

Room 16’s class assembly is Tuesday 31st October. It will start at approximately 1:20 pm in the undercover area. Please make sure your child has practised their lines leading up to the assembly.

Those students who are playing teams competing have been allocated a colour. If you could please source a t-shirt of that colour before next week, that would be appreciated. Teams competing are welcome to wear bandanas, wristbands etc. to add to their costume. Students playing school students are aware they are wearing school uniform.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Term 4 Dates

This year has flown by! Please see below for the key dates for next term:

Week 1: Mental Health – R U Okay Week

Week 3:
Tuesday 24/10: Interschool Jumps and Throws
Thursday 26/10: Interschool Athletics Carnival
Friday 27/10: School Development Day (no students attend)

Week 4:
Tuesday 31/10: Our assembly (further details to come).
Thursday 2/11: Cockburn Choral Festival

Week 1o:
Monday 11/12: Concert Rehearsal
Tuesday 12/12: Concert 5.30pm
Wednesday 13/12: Reports home
Thursday 14/12: Last day
Friday 15/12: Staff Development Day (no students attend)