Hi Everyone,

On Tuesday the 12th of December the year 1’s will be having a class party to celebrate our year together. We have decided, this year, to order pizzas for the party instead of parents providing a plate of food. On this day you will not need to provide lunch for your child (only recess as usual). We ask that in lieu of providing a plate, you send in $5 with your child to help us pay for the party. I will be collecting the $5 from now until Wednesday the 6th of December. I hope that your child can participate and am looking forward to celebrating a wonderful year in our classroom.


Thank you for your support.


Concert- end of year.


Monday, 20th November 2017 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


Face book

Hi everyone,

I have been asked our class Rep, Nic (Lucinda’s mum) if everyone who is not currently on the class Facebook page pops on and signs up please. This page is for parents only as I am not formally allowed onto the page.

Many thanks



In the lead up to the end of the year, homework for the remainder of the year we will be continuing with home reading books and we are going to start the preparation for our annual Oral Presentations.

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. (1-2 minutes)

The presentation should include, but is not limited to:
• The type of event and why you celebrate/commemorate it.
• Who is involved in the event?
• Where does it take place?
• What do you do?
• Why do you do these things?

Examples (but not exclusively) include Christmas, Birthdays, Religious ceremonies, to Annual Camping Trips.

Learning Intention: I can give an oral presentation.

Success Criteria: I can speak fluently, at a good pace, with a clear loud voice. I can adhere to a time frame of 1-2 minutes. (timed).

Any questions please see me and I will help where I can.

Cyber Saftey

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 was 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.


Enrolments for next year.

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.


Progress Folders

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to say please check your child’s bag today for your progress folders. I apologise for the delay.




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

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.

Faction Carnival

YEAR 1/2




Dear Parents/Carers


The Year K-2 Faction Athletics Carnival is being held on Wednesday the 25th of October at Aubin Grove Primary School. Your child’s teacher can direct you towards an event list indicating which events students are participating in. Due to a heavy schedule for the day we have decided to run two separate carnivals for the day.


Kindy/Pre Primary Carnival: 9.00am till 10.45am

Year 1/Year 2 Carnival 11.30am till 2.50pm


11:25am Year 1 & 2 students march towards faction bays

11:40am Year 1 Sprint races commence

11:40am Year 2 Tabloid events commence

12:20pm Year 2 Sprint races commence

12:20pm Year 1 Tabloid events commence

12.50pm Lunch break for 20 mins

1:10pm Year 1 & 2 Team games to commence

2:30pm Year 1 & 2 Team games to conclude

2:35pm Presentations


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.


At the conclusion of the event, students will return to classrooms with teachers in readiness for pick-up at 2.50pm. It would be much appreciated if parents could adhere to this process to assist in accountability for all students.


Looking forward to a great day and we hope to see you there.


Kind regards


Year One Teachers