Week 5

Wow! We are half way through the term already.

It has been a busy time indeed.

Faction Carnival

After a soggy start, we all had a great day last Friday at the Faction Sports Carnival.

All students behaved and performed exceptionally well.

It was very exciting for Red faction to win the day.

Science/ Technology

As part of our Science program we have been doing Forces, namely pushes and pulls.

Gravity is our strongest force.

We designed a parachute with an understanding of how gravity pulls us down and air pressure is a force that pushes up into the parachute.

We then set about to build our designs and test them from a height in the play ground.

A lot of fun was had and children then appraised the success of their designs and suggested ways to improve them.

Thank you for sending in the material that your child wanted to build with.

Salvation Army Appeal

It is our annual appeal for food for the salvation Army to distribute to needy families.

A list of appropriate food items is on our board.

Your child should be able to tell you as we have discussed the items at length.

Thank you.


Message from Frank

Dear Parents,

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.

Sports day update number 3

So sorry, I will get it right eventually!!!

Students need to be ready for an 8.40 start.  Not 8.15 as previously stated. Sorry.

If children arrive at 8.30 as usual we will be fine.


Sports day update

Further to previous faction sports day information.

It will commence at 8.15am and conclude at 12.20.

Students will be back at classrooms ready to go to normal lunch at 12.35.


Thank you.

Sports Carnival New Day

The Faction Carnival is rescheduled to this Friday, 3rd November.

It will commence at the beginning of the day. 8.45 start.

All student’s are to wear their faction shirts, hats and have their recess,  lunch and water bottles in their bags to take with them.

Apart from the start time, all is exactly as it was last Thursday when we were rained out!!!.

At least we will enjoy the sun shine on Friday.

Thank you for this.

Faction Sports Day

As you know our faction sports day is Wednesday.

Students will march to the oval at 11.15am to commence. (after recess)

They will take their bags containing their water bottle and lunches, wearing their hats.

All student’s must stay in their faction bay to eat their lunch. You are welcome to come and sit with them, however, Mr Fritchley has asked that student’s remain in the bays – as lunch is short and the children are needed straight away for events and if they are not there they could miss their moment to shine!!

The student’s are very excited and have been practising hard in preparation for this day.

Thank you.




Please ensure that you notify the school if you child is absent from school.

We must have an explanation as to why they are absent, for any reason.

You can ring the office, email, use the app, send me a note or speak to me in person.

It is a requirement that this is done and absences will need to be followed up on.

Thanks for this.


Welcome To Term 4

I am very excited to be back in the class room on Monday!

I have had a fantastic break and I am really looking forward to working with you all again.

Mrs Matthews and Mrs Lucas did a superb job last term. I have been in the class throughout the holidays looking over the class data and progress. It is not surprising that every one has done some great things under the two teacher’s guidance.

They were thrilled by the behaviour and standards maintained by all of the students. I told the two teachers it would be a dream term!

It is hard to believe that we are on the home stretch -term 4!

It is going to be a busy time and the following is an outline of what we are teaching this term in our core subject areas.

Review Persuasive 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 simple, compound and complex sentences.
Using interesting conjunctions in everyday writing.
Continuation of reading strategies and our phonics target sounds.
Words Their Way spelling sorts.

Exploring the connection between addition and subtraction.
Multiplication and division strategies.
Solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems.
Locating and writing coordinates on maps.
Data collection, classification and presentation.
Measurement of length, area, 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.

HASS (History and Social Sciences):
Geography/History – the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples maintain connections to their Country/Place.
Geography: connections and travel to other states of Australia and Asia.

Strategies and behaviours that promote mental health and wellbeing.
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 dates for the first three weeks.

Week 1– Students commence 9th Oct (Monday) – No homework Week 1

AGPS RU OK Day on Friday Week 1, the 13th of October. To celebrate this day, we would love to see everyone wearing yellow. We are planning to have a number of guests in our school to showcase activities which support positive mental health.

Week 2 – Homework Starts – Words their way.

Starting Week 2 the children will begin a Words Their Way home learning routine. This is the spelling and vocabulary program used in class and for home learning in Years 3-6 and will assist in getting them ready for next year.

The children have been completing the Words Their Way activities in class since the beginning of last term and should be well versed in the activities.
A explanation sheet will also be added to their home learning folders, as well as a snap lock bag to keep the words in. The rotation of spelling and vocab activities will continue over two weeks and would look a bit like this;
Monday – Cut out words (if not already done). Sort the words into their groups and explain the sort to an adult. Why do the words fit in these groups?
Tuesday – Tic Tac Toe Activity ( these activites will be inserted into the homework file
Wednesday- Tic Tac Toe Activity
Thursday- Tic Tac Toe Activity
Friday/Weekend – take a break.
Monday- Tic Tac Toe Activity
Tuesday- Tic Tac Toe Activity
Wednesday- Tic Tac Toe Activity
Thursday – Sort words into their groups and glue into home learning book.
Friday – Home learning Due.

Week 3 – Sport Carnival Wednesday 25th and School Development Day Friday 27th

See you all Monday!

Warm wishes,

Donna Jones


Junior Sport Carnival Years 1 & 2

Dear Room 31 Families,

On Wednesday the 25th October in Term 4, Week 3, the Year 1 & 2’s will have their Junior Sports Carnival on the oval. The carnival will commence after recess from approximately 11.15am and continue until the end of the day. Please mark this day on your calendar. Extended family members are welcome. So, make a day of it, bring a picnic, blanket or chair, hat and sunscreen. Dress up in the right colours (Go Gold) and enjoy the atmosphere. The students have been busy practicing every rain free chance they get and are eager to show off their accomplished skills. More information will follow early in Term 4 but please SAVE THE DATE!


End of Term 3

Hi Families,

Tracey and I would like to sincerely thank you all for all your help, kindness, and unwavering support this term.  You made us feel so welcomed and appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for sharing your children with us. We had had an amazing time and will really miss them next term but promise to pop in for quick visits from time to time.

Next term Mrs Jones will be back and I know, not only will she be amazed at the progress that has been made, but she will be very proud of the way the students have behaved in her absence.

This week we celebrated Open Night and Book Week. Both have been a huge success and we thank you for not only attending Open Night but organising such wonderful costumes for the students.  They looked amazing!


Wishing you a safe, relaxing and sun filled holiday break!

💜 Mrs Matthews and Mrs Lucas