Sports Carnival Re-Schedule

Good evening everyone!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. The sports carnival has been re-scheduled to Friday the 3rd of November due to the poor weather on Wednesday afternoon. Here is an updated time schedule of how the day will run.

Progress Folders

Progress folders went home today.

Please take the time to look through these and comment and sign the cover page. These are then DUE BACK BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK (Week 4, 3/11/17). Please make every effort to have these returned BEFORE or ON this date, so we are able to organise transition folders.

Thank you in advance!

The Day the Crayons Quit Assembly


What a fantastic performance by all students. We all managed to overcome our nerves and performed a funny re-enactment of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. I am so incredible proud of each and every one of the students.

Thank you so much to the parents who helped out with the costumes and painting our fantastic Crayola box. To all the parents who came and supported us, thank you! Not only did I have so much fun, but I think every one else did as well.

You can watch the video of the performance below.

Well done to the unique crayons in room 39!


Week 3 and assembly update

We have a short but very busy week this week!
Can I please have all remaining home work folders in on Monday so our lovely parent helpers can change the home readers books.

Our assembly is this Tuesday the 24th of October. Can I ask that all students bring in their black pants and short sleeved coloured top in a bag Tuesday morning. The students will change into their costume before lunch. If you would like to send your childs’ costume in tomorrow morning, I can store them safely in my storeroom.

Week 3 schedule:

Monday – Music and new reading books will be coming home.
Tuesday – OUR CLASS ASSEMBLY and Early Close.
Wednesday – Sports Carnival (11.25am-2.45pm)
Thursday – All homework due.
                         Progress Folders will be coming home.
Art, Japanese and Sport.
Friday – No school – Staff in school development day.

*If you are not returning to AGPS in 2018 you can keep your progress folder (please email me if this is you so I know not to chase you up!). Otherwise I need all folders back by Week 5 please.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Kindy to Year 2 Sports Carnival

Students are to arrive at school normal time for the morning. They are to 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.

Thanks everyone!

R U OK Day

Thank you to every one who wore yellow yesterday to support R U OK? Day. What a wonderful day it was! In room 39, we talked about mental health and making sure the people around us are feeling ok. We also talked about things that support us and make us happy when we are feeling down. The amazing artist Elle let us paint our art works onto a big canvas which will eventually be displayed around the school. At the end of the day, we used the app Smiling Minds to bring wellness & mindfulness into our classroom (some of us even fell asleep).

Here are some photos from the day.

R U OK Day

This Friday the 13th of October is R U OK? Day which is dedicated to remind people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, “R U OK?” in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference to anyone who might be struggling.

In celebration, at Aubin Grove, we ask that the students come dressed in anything yellow on Friday. The children will also be visited by an artist who will discuss the importance behind the celebration.

Important dates for Term 4

Welcome back for our final term together. It’s going to be a fun and exciting term! Below are a couple of important dates to make note of for the first three weeks.

Please remember KISS & DROP continues every day in Term 4 to prepare students for the independence that is associated with Year 3, senior school! However, we welcome you in the mornings on Wednesdays if you’d like to see your children do their WTW sorts in the morning.

  • Week 1:No homework.
    Monday 9/10 – Students commence week as normal.
    Friday 13/10 – AGPS R U OK DAY – 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. More info to follow.
  • Week 2:
    Fortnightly homework cycle begins (Words Their Way program)
    Thurs 19/10 – Diwali (Deepavali): Hindu festival of lights
  • Week 3 key dates:
    Homework grids and Home Readers due this THURSDAY as Friday is a pupil free day.
    Tue 24/10 – Our class assembly
    Wed 25/10 –
     Junior Sports Carnival. More info will follow.
    Thurs 26/10 – Homework (grids and readers) due today!
    Fri 27/10 – School Development Day (NO STUDENTS)

Home Learning

Term 4 home learning program will change slightly this term. Commencing Week 2, 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 vocabulary activities will continue over two weeks and would look a bit like this;

The choice of Tic Tac Toe Activities are below:

See you all tomorrow morning!

Term 4 Learning

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.

Book Week Dress Up

Well done room 39 for all your outstanding efforts and wonderful cheeky animal dress ups. It was a real shame that the whole school parade was not able to take place, due to the bad weather. However, a mini Year 1/2 parade did happen in the undercover area and you all looked amazing!

Click play below to see photos from the day.