End of Year Concert

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 5pm. All Year 1 students will be performing “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors.

To make the performance extra special we would like the Year One students to dress in the following:

GIRLS – black leggings, coloured tutu with a coloured shirt (preferably same as tutu) and ribbons in hair.

BOYS – black shorts, brightly coloured t-shirt with baseball cap worn backwards.

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

Ash Verbickis
Junior Music Teacher


Oral Language Presentation

This term we have already ended our home spelling program and our home reading books will finish at the end of Week 7. In lieu of this, during weeks 8, 9 and 10 students will be asked to do an oral language presentation which they can prepare at home.

Oral Presentation Homework

In weeks 8, 9 and 10 students will be asked to give an oral presentation about significant family events/traditions. You can make your presentation using a prompt such a poster, keynote/powerpoint (on a USB), artefact or costume.

The presentation should include, but is not limited to:

ï The type of event and why you celebrate/commemorate it.

ï Who is involved in the event?

ï Where does it take place?

ï What do you do?

ï Why do you do these things?

Examples (but not exclusively) include Christmas, Birthdays, Religious ceremonies, to Annual Camping Trips or other regular family events.

Please ensure your student is prepared to share by the Mon 27 Nov and we will have several students a day presenting over the 2-3 weeks. 

Learning Intention

We are learning to give an oral presentation.

Success Criteria

I can speak clearly and loudly.

I look at the audience when speaking.

I can speak fluently.

I use visuals to help me.

I speak for 1-3 minutes.

Learning About Keeping Safe Online

This week we are beginning to learn more about keeping ourselves safe when online. At a Year 1 level it is important that the message begin to be taught and reinforced even though it will be a number of years before they are online with limited supervision. Through these lessons we hope to offer a good foundation of knowledge and skills, which can then assist students into developing into confident and responsible digital citizens. The main component that we will be talking about during the next few weeks centres around the idea of only sharing personal information with others whom we trust. Our lesson today is about sharing information that is special and unique (ie. name, address, age etc) only with friends and people we know and trust. Throughout the lessons we will reinforce the importance of always talking to a trusted adult for guidance especially if something makes us feel uneasy. We will talk about who a trusted adult could be and identify those who we can ask for help if needed.


For the remainder of Term 4 we will not be sending home any further homework grids or spelling homework. Children who are on sight word reading are encouraged to continue practising their words and bringing them in to me as they are ready.
Home reading books will continue to be sent home until Week 7. Please ensure these are brought to school on Friday or Mondays.
To finish the term students will be presenting an oral language project. Further details to come!

Returning Students 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.

UPDATED Sports Carnival Information

Dear Parent/Caregiver,


Due to poor weather conditions last Wednesday we unfortunately had to suspend events for all year 1 and 2 competitors. A decision has been made to run the year 1 and 2 component of the Junior Carnival this Friday the 3rd November.


This date provides us with more flexibility with times so please take note of the new timeline of events listed below.


FRIDAY 3rd of November


8:50am Year 1 & 2 students march towards faction bays

9:05am Year 1 Sprint races commence

9:05am Year 2 Tabloid events commence

9:55am Year 2 Sprint races commence

9:55am Year 1 Tabloid events commence

10.40am Recess break for 20 mins

11:00am Year 1 & 2 Team games to commence

12:20pm Year 1 & 2 Team games to conclude

12:25pm Presentations



**Please note that above times are approximates only***


Students will be required to wear their faction t-shirt and bring a clearly labelled

hat, water bottle, for the day. Sunscreen should be applied by parents in the morning prior to the event however students will also have access to sunscreen in their faction bay for re-application.


We wish to thank you for your patience and understanding.


Looking forward to a great day.


Craig Fritchley

Phys-Ed Specialist

Junior Faction Carnival

As you know, tomorrow is our Junior Sports Carnival. A few things to note:

  • Our carnival runs from 11:15am til (hopefully!) 2:35pm.
  • Please make sure students have faction shirts, hats, sunscreen and a water bottle. Students must have hats for tomorrow. Please make sure everything is labelled.
  • Students will have recess before they go out to their faction tents.
  • Lunch will be at 12.50pm and go for about 20 minutes. Parents who are there can come into the bays to eat with students but students aren’t to come out of the bay.
  • Students are encouraged to come decorated in their faction colours but this is to be done at home, not at school.
  • Students need to be collected from the classroom at the end of the day, not from the oval. If any students are going home early, they need to be signed out of the front office before taking the child.
  • The canteen is not open tomorrow.


Week 2

Hi everyone,

We have now received the timetable for the sports carnival. I will pop it up on the classroom window by tomorrow morning.

Progress folders will be sent home next Thursday, 26th October. There are a couple that have not yet been returned from Semester 1. Could these be sent back ASAP please.

The Faction Carnival is coming up next Wednesday. The K/PP students will be on the oval until recess and we will commence our carnival from 11:05 onwards. As such we will have Art and Japanese first thing in the morning. As it may be a hot day, please put sunscreen on students before the beginning of the day. You may also like to have some in their bag to use, or alternatively, there will be sunscreen available in the faction bays.

Can I also remind everyone that if students are absent from school to please notify myself or the office via email, phone call or the school app.  Any unexplained absences are recorded as unauthorised and you may be contacted by admin for an explanation.

Please let me know if you have questions. Have a great week!

Junior Faction Carnival

Hi parents,

Please find attached a letter regarding the Junior Faction Carnival on Wednesday 25th October.

As soon as we receive the event list for the day we will pop it up on the classroom door so that you can see what time events will run.


Welcome Back

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday and is looking forward to getting back to school tomorrow!

We have an exciting event happening in our first week back, with the Big Splash on Friday. This is a day focusing all around R U OK? Day and mental health and wellbeing. Mrs Devine has planned some great activities around this, and we will also be enjoying a Konga dance incursion. All students are invited to wear yellow to celebrate the day.

A few other notes:

This term our library sessions will return to Wednesday mornings, rather than Mondays.

We will continue Kiss and Drop on Tuesdays and Thursdays and encourage that on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays students come in and are responsible for setting themselves up for the day and organising their materials.

There will be no homework grid or reading book in Week 1. Homework will resume in Week 2.

Our Junior Faction Carnival will be on Wednesday 25th October (Week 3) with further details to follow. Friday 27th October is a Staff Development Day and as such there will be no school for students.

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday before we head into a busy Term Four!