End of year dates

Hi Everyone

Please read these important dates and put them in your diary.

End of Term Dates:
Tuesday 21st Nov Junior Assmebly
Tuesday 28th Nov Junior Assembly
Thursday 30th Nov Pre-ordered 2018 Booklist collection 2-4pm Undercover area.
Monday 11th December – Transition afternoon. Children meet their 2018 teacher in their 2018 classroom.
Tuesday 12th December – Class Parties and End of Year Concert 5.30pm. (More information coming soon!)
Wednesday 13th December – Reports home.
Thursday 14th December – Last day! – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS HERE WE COME!!


Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

Forwarded on behalf of Amberlie Evans (School Chaplain)

Hi everyone,

It is already that time of year again, where we will be partnering with The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

We are going to have a box in each classroom where your families can bring in non-perishable food items and groceries to give to those who are doing it tough in our community.

Hopefully by now you have all received a ‘Food Idea’ poster, which would be great to put up in your classroom to display some of the food ideas that your families can give.
I have organised for the boxes to be picked up on the 12th December, so we have a couple of weeks to fill them up.
Please feel free to decorate your boxes as well.
If you feel like you don’t have parents who will see or hear about it, you’re more than welcome to put it up on your class blog. It will be going up in the newsletter too.

If you have any questions about the Christmas food appeal please let me know. I’d be happy to help.

Thanks everyone!

Going to another school?

Please see the message below from Mr Pansini regarding those families not returning to AGPS in 2018.

Thank you.


‘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



85 Camden Boulevard


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

Sports Day Friday!

Hi Everyone

Due to the Year 1/2 sports carnival being cancelled due to bad weather, it has been rescheduled for this Friday the 3rd of November first thing in the morning till lunchtime.

Please see the attachment and we’d love to see as many parents as possible there!

Parents Info Revised Date 2017


Timetable of Events

Our Sports Carnival is fast approaching!  Next Wednesday we are hoping for fabulous weather!

The year 1 & 2 children will be on the oval after recess, when the Kindy and PP children have completed their carnival.

I have attached an Information Booklet and a Timetable of running races and team games.

Please also read the following important information:

K-2 Sports Carnival

Students arrive at school normal time for the morning with sunscreen applied. They wear faction shirts and MUST have their school hat and water bottle.

Please clearly NAME everything.

There will be sunscreen in the bays.
Year 1 and 2 Carnival runs from 11.30-2.50pm.
11.25am – Students march down to bays.
11.40am – Year 2s play tabloids.
12.20pm – Year 2 sprint races.
12.50pm – Lunch break (20mins)
1.10pm – Year 1/2 team games.
2.35pm – Presentations.
2.45pm – Students return to class to be dismissed by teachers.

A list of events your child is participating in is on the windows outside the classroom.
It is very important that parents stay in the viewing area and do not come into faction bays please.


Information Booklet

Junior Event List 2017

R U OK Day

What a fabulous way to celebrate Mental Health Week at AGPS!  The students and staff wore yellow which matched the magnificent sunshine of the day on Friday!  The children wore their sunny smiles and it was a fun day for all with a very positive vibe throughout the school.

The children spent the day dancing, talking about feelings, drawing pictures of their support systems, designing a poster, contributing to a junior school mural, watching the skater boys from Fremantle do their amazing tricks on the basketball courts and learning the 4 steps to the ‘R U OK process’.  1. ASK  2.  LISTEN  3. ENCOURAGE ACTION   4.  CHECK IN.

Thanks to the mum from Room 40 for lending us the yellow vests for our painting……that stuff does not come off!

Check out our photos.


Term 4!

Welcome back for our final term together! I cannot believe how fast this year has flown!

Term 4 is full of interesting topics and exciting events!  However, please be aware that I do not promote ‘Halloween’ in Room 21 and will not be doing any activities around this American custom/holiday.

The following is an outline of what I will be teaching this term in our core subject areas.


  • Review Persuasive & Narrative writing.
  • Poetry and Procedures.
  • Review of punctuation, full stops, commas, question marks, exclamation marks and speech marks.
  • Identifying and understanding homophones.
  • Identifying and understanding contractions.
  • Writing compound and complex sentences using interesting conjunctions in everyday writing.
  • Continuation of reading strategies, retelling skills and inferential comprehension.
  • Words Their Way spelling sorts & activities – differentiated to their spelling levels.


  • Exploring the connection between addition and subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems.(part/part/whole)
  • Locating and writing coordinates on maps.
  • Data collection, classification and presentation.
  • Measurement of mass, volume and capacity.


  • Physical Sciences – A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape:
    · Exploring ways that objects move on land, through water and in the air.
    · Exploring how different strengths of pushes and pulls affect the movement of objects.
    · Identifying toys from different cultures that use the forces of push or pull.
    · Considering the effects of objects being pulled towards the Earth.(gravity)

HASS (History and Social Sciences): 

  • Geography: connections and travel to other states of Australia, Asia and the world.
  • Week 2 – DIWALI – Festival of Lights Thursday 19th October – embracing cultures around the world and celebrating the diversity of students at AGPS.


  • Strategies and behaviours that promote mental health and wellbeing.(Kidsmatter & Big Splash)
  • Strategies to use when help is needed: Procedure and practice for dialling
    000 in an emergency, Locating safety houses and trusted networks in the local community.
Below are a couple of important dates for the first three weeks.
 Students commence 9th Oct (Monday) – No homework Week 1
  • Week 1 – Friday 13th October – R U OK Day to support kids mental health. CHILDREN WEAR YELLOW ON THIS DAY!  Lots of Activities taking place in the school.
    – Week 2 – Homework Starts – WORDS THEIR WAY. (email to follow in week 1)
    – Week 3 – Sport Carnival Wednesday 25th  and School Development Day Friday 27th October

‘My Place’ Olden Day Dress Up!

Thank you to all the families who sent their child to school dressed up like a child from the olden days.  The girls looked so pretty and dainty, while the boys were very dapper in their braces and hats.

Classes managed to get out to the undercover area in small groups to do a parade out of the rain and wind.  In case you’re wondering….Mr Pansini, Mrs Smith, Mrs Steel and Mrs Fritchley can dressed as the characters in the book, ‘The Paperbag Prince’.

We had no power at the school from 12:30 – 2:30pm which did not bother us at all!  We played ‘Pin the tail on the Donkey’, marbles, quoits, dominos, tic tac toe and chess.  When the rain stopped we even managed to get outside in some sunshine and play 4 square.  What a fabulous day we had stepping back in time and a wonderful way to end what was a very busy term!

Check out the photos below.

R U OK Poster Competition

As it is Mental Health Week in our first week back of Term 4, the Kidsmatter Committee are asking children to design a poster to put up around the school.  This can be done during the school holidays and the competition closes Wednesday of Week 1.

On Friday the 13th the school will run a series of activities related to keeping our kids mental health and wellbeing in a positive state.

Please see the poster below for more information.

Sports Carnival Yr 1&2

On Wednesday the 25th October in Week 3 of Term 4, the Year 1 and 2 will have their Junior Sports Carnival on the oval.

It will start after recess from approximately 11.15am and continue until the end of the day.

Please mark this day on your calendars, pass it on to other family members and bring a picnic to enjoy the day watching your child have fun exercising with his peers.

More information will be forthcoming early in Term 4 but please PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY.

Thank you.