December is here! The year has gone by incredibly fast and it is nearly time for your amazing kids to move to Year Six!
This week we have had our leadership speeches for head boy and head girl as well as faction captains. As indicated in the letter sent home and the email, students will be notified the results before the school community at the End of Year concert. Please see here regarding the concert.
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I will start sending work and school items home with the students this week to ensure they are not swamped with it in the final days of school. I will also be sending a note home this week regarding our class party arrangements. Please return to me ASAP.
Finally, there are a few students who have not yet returned their Progress Folders. Could you please do this as these will need to be handed on to the Year Six teacher before Transition (Monday Week 10). Please sign and return as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, feel free to email or come see me.
Enjoy your weekend!
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.
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
b) Neighbourhood Jobs
c) Sell and Trade
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!
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!
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.
Principal |AUBIN GROVE PRIMARY SCHOOL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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!
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.
This year has flown by! Please see below for the key dates for next term:
Week 1: Mental Health – R U Okay Week
Tuesday 24/10: Interschool Jumps and Throws
Thursday 26/10: Interschool Athletics Carnival
Friday 27/10: School Development Day (no students attend)
Tuesday 31/10: Our assembly (further details to come).
Thursday 2/11: Cockburn Choral Festival
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)