ACZE (Atwell College Zone Extension) 2018 Term 1

Atwell College is offering new extension courses for Term 1 2018. Available courses and their descriptions can be found in the leaflet below. If your child is interested in participating, please click on the following link to fill in the nomination form by Monday 11th December.

Year 6 Graduation

Dear Year 5 families

The Year 6 Graduation Ceremony is nearly upon us.  This is a very special time for our Year Six students and their families, as it will be for your child next year.

As indicated in the letter sent to all Year 5 families a few weeks ago, we are asking for all families to contribute to the Year 6 Graduation Morning Tea that is taking place next Friday 8th December at school in the undercover area at approximately 10.30am, after the formal ceremony.

We would appreciate your help by providing home baked food (sweet or savoury) and for assistance on the day to help serve and run the morning tea.

Tamara Salamone is coordinating the Morning Tea, but she would appreciate help with setting up prior to school starting on the day at around 8am (setting up shades, trestles etc) and then immediately after the ceremony.  If you can assist, please contact your classroom teacher so she can let Michelle know how many people she will have helping on the day.


Important information:

  1. We’d appreciate if families could label their food with the ingredients used and for those who are making nut free/ gluten free food, clearly label this as Gluten free/ Nut Free so that we can keep this food together for the children who require it.


  1. Food can be dropped off to Learning Block 4 (Year 6 & Art Room wet area) in the morning.  Plates need to clearly labelled so your Year 5 child can identify it and pick it up from Learning Block 4 before the end of the day.  Savoury food needs to be cooked so that it just needs to be reheated during the ceremony.


If you have any questions about the Morning Tea, please ring either Tamara on 0404809202 or myself and we will be happy to answer your queries.


Many thanks, in anticipation, for your assistance with helping to make our Year Sixes’ graduation a very special, memorable occasion.


Kind regards

Nola Smith

End of Year Concert Year 5

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 5 students will be performing “Never Give Up” by Sia.


To make the performance extra special we would like the students to dress in black, white and red clothing (and accessories if desired). They should wear appropriate footwear for dancing – no slip on shoes or sandals.


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


Thank you


Tarah Souter-Robertson

Music Teacher

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



Monday 20th November     2.50pm          Room 14 students


Wednesday 22nd November  2.50pm    Room 15 students


Thursday 23rd November    2.50pm      Room 16 students



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


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  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


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.
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.