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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Assembly Item

Our assembly item was on Tuesday 31st October. Well done on such a fantastic performance, Room 16! It was outstanding to see each and every one of you involved and enjoying the spotlight.

If you couldn’t make it or want to re-live it, I have uploaded a video of the performance on the student’s Google Classroom. Parents do not have access to this but if you ask your child, they can show you the video.

I am so proud of your Room 16, your hard work paid off! 

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


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  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

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



85 Camden Boulevard


Phone: 08 9499 4009 | Fax: 9414 3103| W:    

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!

R U Ok Day Celebrations

On Friday 13th of October Aubin Grove celebrated R U Ok Day as part of Mental Health Week. We place a huge emphasis on informing students about their physical and mental well-being and to celebrate we had a range of incursions in the school.

To begin the day, Ashleigh Nelson from the Hockeyroos and an ambassador for R U Ok day came to speak to the students about her journey as an athlete. She reminded us that persistence is very important in all aspects of our lives. We also had Skateboarding WA in the school. They showed off their skills and the students were captivated by their abilities.

As a class, we discussed R U Ok and thought about different influences in our lives that bring us down and lift us up. To demonstrate our understanding we created the hot air balloons that you can see below but are also on show on our classroom window.

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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)

Term 3 Wrap Up

Wow! What a term! Term 3 has seen us complete swimming lessons, visit Scitech, complete our assessments for progress folders, participate in the sports carnival, display our hard work for Open Night and dress up for Book Week.

Thank you to all the families that came in and had a look at the hard work Room 16 has been doing, not only this term but all year! It was fantastic to see the students showing off their work to their families and engaging with each piece of wonderful work! It was also nice to catch up with the families and see other classrooms. On Thursday, we went for a walk through the classrooms of the school and the students were amazed to see the quality of work in all classrooms.


On the last day of term, we had our book week dress up. Thank you for putting in so much effort with such amazing costumes! Due to the weather, we held a mini parade with the year 5’s and 6’s.
Friday also saw us complete a STEM challenge. The students were required to work in groups to hold a handball 10cm off the desk using limited supplies. Some very interesting ideas and creations were a result.


Have a look at the photos below of the recent events in the classroom.

Outdoor Classroom Day

Thursday, September 7th was Outdoor Classroom Day. It is an initiative set up to encourage young children to get outside and explore. We have been focusing on adding and subtracting fractions with the same and related denominators in maths and so we headed outside for a Mystery Word Challenge. The students were required to solve the problem to get a letter, after six letters, it will make a word. We had two sets of questions, students decided which they wanted to work on. It was an exciting way to take our learning outdoors!


We also headed outdoors with Room 15 to revise the Growth Mindset. We paired up with a member of the other class and were given role plays. After 30 minutes of rehearsing, the students were put into groups where they would perform their play to the other groups. Each play focused on a different aspect of a Growth Mindset, these being: Joining the Team, Mistakes, A Change in Attitude and Criticism vs Feedback.

National eSmart Week

Last week was National eSmart Week. All the Year 4 to 6 classes participated in one activity to reinforce their Cyber Safety messages from Term 1. The Year Fives watched a Behind the News episode about Digital Footprints and were quite shocked about how much information is stored online about each of us without us knowing. With this understanding in mind, students were asked to think carefully about what information they should share online and with who. The completed an activity where they used a traffic light system to identify safe and unsafe online behaviours . They were then asked to explain their choices. Here are some of the samples of definitions and work from Room 16:

“A digital footprint is a trace of evidence of where you have been throughout the day e.g. When you call someone on your phone your digital footprint can record it.” – Izzy 

“A digital footprint is a trace of evidence left behind every time you use internet or a digital device. E.g: When I log on to Friv to play a game.” – Ayaan

Here is also a handy reminder about balancing time online as we approach the spring school holidays.