Leaver’s Shirt 2018

Dear parents,

 

The Year 5 students, as a group, have decided on the concept and design of their Leaver shirts for 2018.  They have done a fabulous job with a very creative design.

 

Over the next two weeks, you will have an opportunity to come into the school to assist your child with selecting the correct shirt size and to place an order with the company who are making the shirts.  By sizing and ordering now, the shirts will be available to be purchased and worn by the students from the very start of 2018.

 

Please note that there will be fittings and a chance to place an order in Week 7 & 8 and then again at the beginning of the 2018.  The fitting session will start in the indicated classroom at 2.50 on the scheduled day until 3.30pm.  If you can’t attend the fitting session for your child’s class, please attend one of the other days with another Year 5 class.  Just let the person know what Room Number your child is in.

 

The shirts will cost $34 but NO payment is necessary until the commencement of the 2018 school year.  The shirt/s will need to be paid for before they can be picked up. More information will be provided closer to the time regarding the arrangements for the start of the year.

 

Fitting and Ordering Times

 

WEEK 7

Monday 20th November     2.50pm          Room 14 students

 

Wednesday 22nd November  2.50pm    Room 15 students

 

Thursday 23rd November    2.50pm      Room 16 students

 

WEEK 8

Monday 27th November     2.50pm          Room 35 students

 

Wednesday 29nd November  2.50pm    Room 42 students

 

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the fitting and ordering of Leaver shirts.

 

Kind regards

Nola Smith

Message from Mr Pansini to our Year 5 families

Dear Year 5 families

 

Next year is a very special year for you, your child and for us with them.

Your child is part of a very special group of students in our school’s short history. They are our Foundation Kindy group, the very first group of students who began in our first year as kindergarten students and who have come though eight years to be graduating at the end of 2018.  Like us, I am sure you are looking forward to making their graduation memorable for all the right reasons!

They are also special in that they are the largest group of Year 6s to ever graduate from Aubin Grove with an estimated number of 145, compared to this year’s group of 99. With such a large cohort of students heading into their final year of school, we believe it is vital that we start the planning now and so we would like to commence their transition to Year 6 this term.

The size of the cohort will significantly impact on many areas of the Year 6’s final year including the choice of venue for their Graduation Dinner Dance and the choice of their Big Week Out activities.  It will require being proactive in securing venues very early on.

As you may know, parents of the Year 6s undertake the organizing of the graduation Dinner Dance while the school takes responsibility for the graduation ceremony and the Big Week Out.

In conjunction with the P & C, the parents group organizes the Dinner Dance and any fundraising activities they decide upon to reduce costs to parents for the Dinner Dance and the Big Week Out.

In order to get this going, we would like to call a meeting for Year 5 parents next Tuesday night, 14th November, at 7pm in the library to identify who will be involved and commence the committee work that is required.

On another note, our current Year 6’s Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday 8th December at 9.00am in the undercover area.  The Graduation Ceremony at Aubin Grove Primary is a very special occasion for the Year Six students at our school.

One aspect of the ceremony is having a celebration morning tea for the graduating students and their families after the graduation formalities.  A lovely tradition, we commenced in our first year, was to have the Year 5 families organise and provide the morning tea for the graduating students and families. This gesture will be reciprocated, the following year, to your Year Six child by next year’s Year 5 families.  This tradition encompasses everything we love about the Aubin Grove community spirit.

Usually one of our Year 5 parents, or a small group of parents, volunteer to coordinate the organisation of the morning tea for the Year 6 students and their families.  All Year 5 families then assist with the food and help to serve the morning tea on the day. If you are willing to be the main coordinator or to be a part of the small organising group, can you please let your child’s teacher or myself know as soon as possible?   Michelle O’Sullivan was the coordinator last year and she will be more than happy to meet to pass on any advice to the coordinator/s for this year.  More information will be made available within the next few weeks regarding the provision of home cooked food and assisting on the day.

We look forward to seeing many of you next Tuesday night to commence the committee work that will enable your child to have a very memorable final year at Aubin Grove Primary as a student leader.

 

Kind regards

 

Frank Pansini

Principal

Attendance and 2018

Dear Parents

If your child is absent from school, could you please notify the teachers or administration at the first available opportunity. This allows teachers to update the daily roll and ensure that all students are accounted for in the classroom.

Parents are able to inform the school via the school app, an email to either teacher or administration, diary entry or handwritten note. Daily absences need to be entered on the electronic roll under various categories e.g. medical appointments, illness, etc. in order for accurate records to be maintained. If an absence occurs and you forget to notify us at that time, you may advise us subsequently stating the date and the reason for the absence.

If you are not returning to Aubin Grove next year, can I ask that you please let us, 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.

Term 4 Week 3 Updates

Interschool Sports:

Good luck to our Interschool Team who will be representing our school this week.

  • Tuesday 24th Oct: Interschool Jumps and Throws
  • Thursday 26th Oct: Interschool Athletics Carnival

School Development Day

This Friday 27th October is a School Development Day which means no school for students. The teachers will be taking part in our whole school Visible Learning professional development.

Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs

Gifted & Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs:      

Applications are now open for entry into Year 7 in 2019

 

Dear Year 5 parents,

 

Students with exceptional academic ability and creative talent can now apply for a position at one of the 18 select secondary schools who provide either an academic, arts or language Gifted and Talented Program.

 

You can apply for these programs no matter where you live and, once selected, your children are guaranteed places at these schools.

 

Applications are submitted online at education.wa.edu.au/giftedandtalented  from 9th October 2017.

You can visit the website for more information, including the dates of up-coming parent information sessions, or contact the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit on 9264 4307 or by email atgtsu@education.wa.edu.au

 

Additional information informing you of the application process, including key dates is available on the website.

 

Applications close Sunday, 11th February 2018.  Late applications are not accepted.

Cyber Safety

Last week was National eSmart Week. All the Year 4 to 6 classes participated in one activity to reinforce their Cyber Safety messages from Term 1. The Year Fives watched a Behind the News episode about Digital Footprints and were quite shocked about how much information is stored online about each of us without us knowing. With this understanding in mind, students were asked to think carefully about what information they should share online and with who. The completed an activity where they used a traffic light system to identify safe and unsafe online behaviours . They were then asked to explain their choices. Our responses will be on display during open night!

 

Click on the link for information about balancing screen time over the school holidays.

Week 9 and 10 Update

The term has certainly flown by rather quickly, especially being such a busy term with our swimming lessons and assembly item. Just a few reminders for the last two weeks of term.
 
Carnivals 
Jumps and Throws Carnival only for those students who have been selected 13th September
Faction Carnival  – students will need to wear their faction t-shirt – 15th September
Open night
Wed 20th from 5.30pm-7pm. This is a great opportunity for your child to guide you through the displays in our classroom (their work).
HASS Project
The students have been working on a HASS project based on a South or North American country. The finished product will be completed on  iBooks – author. The students have been given class time to work and been guided on the project. At the end of week 9 if students have not completed the project they may need some time to complete this at home before the end of term. The outline for the project is on the student’s google classroom documents.

Atwell College Zone Extension Courses

Atwell College is offering new extension courses for Term 4. Please click on the following links to view what is being offered. If you’re child is interested in participating in this worthwhile opportunity, please fill in the expression of interest form and return it to the college by Wednesday 13th of September.

ACZE Term 4 2017 Leaflet

Student Expression of Interest Term 4 2017

Book Week Parade

Aubin Grove celebrates Book Week with a Book Week Parade on the last day of Term 3, Friday 22nd September. This year the theme is ‘Escape to Everywhere.’  The year 5 cohort has decided to run a ‘Book Cafe’ where students will be asked to bring to school a book review of their favourite book. This will be part of the homework grid leading up to week 10 where they will be given a template containing information to include about their chosen book.

Our Book Cafe will be on Thursday 21st September, between recess and lunch, with the Book Week Parade on Friday. The students are asked to dress up as a character from the book that they are reviewing.

 

Scitech Excursion

On Wednesday 23rd August, 3 busloads of 143 excited year 5 students headed to Scitech. The students were awed by the Planetarium and learnt so many fascinating facts about space, such as Jupiter having 69 moons! The Things that Glow Show – was a favourite of many students with the loud noises, light experiments and fire! Who Dunnit was a forensic mystery that the students had to solve using investigative techniques. Then finally there was  “free time”  where the students got to use the interactive displays. The immersion of Science was not only fun and interactive but demonstrated that Science really does surround us and explains so many things in our lives!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the awesome parent helpers Mrs Hauser, Mrs Cameron, Mr Mackenzie, Mrs Angel and Mrs Cook who volunteered their time to spend the day with us, not only helping guide the students, but having a bit of fun learning themselves!