Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

This week a box has been placed in our classroom to collect non-perishable items for this year’s Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. On the classroom window is a poster listing some suggestions of items to place in the classroom donation box.

We will be collecting items over the next few weeks so please feel free to send items in at any time to place in the decorated box.

Thanking you in advance for your contributions to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

Progress Folders

If you are yet to return your child’s progress folder, it would be appreciated if it could be returned as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance.


As we are coming to the end of the 2017 school year, planning is well underway for 2018.

If you are not returning to Aubin Grove in 2018 and have not yet informed myself or the front office it is important for planning purposes that you inform me or the front office as soon as possible. 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 the number of teachers and classrooms required, it is essential that the school have the most accurate information possible.

Thank you for your assistance.

UPDATED – Sports Carnival Information

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

A few things to keep you up to date…

Dear Parents

Well another week down! I am watching this final term flash past before me and I am sure it’s passing just as quickly for you.

Progress Folders

The folders went home today. If you have yet to see it, please check in your child’s bag. Once you have had the opportunity to look over your child’s work, it would be appreciated if you could return the folder in preparation for 2018.

Homework for Term 4

For the remainder of the year, we will not be sending sight word spelling home. Home readers will be sent home until Week 7 when they all need to be returned. To finish off the year, students will be presenting an oral language project. Further details about this to come! There are a few outstanding home reading books from Term 3 and it would be appreciated if these could be returned as soon as possible. If you know that it has been lost or damaged – please don’t feel embarrassed just let me know so that I can update the library staff. Those families concerned will have received an email earlier in the term.

Absences from school

Please make sure that if your child is absent from school that you provide notification of your child’s absence. Notification can be made to me via email or to the school via email, the school app or by phoning the front office. Any absences without explanation are recorded as unauthorised and you may be contacted to provide further information.

Monday 30 October

I will be out of the classroom on Monday and a relief teacher will be working with the students. I will be around the school and available should any need arise.

Have a great Friday (and weekend)! I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.

Faction Carnival – tomorrrow

As you know, tomorrow is our Junior Sports Carnival. A few things to note:

  • Our carnival runs from 11:15am until (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.

A few points of information

If the speed of Week 1 was anything to go by, we will be half way through Term 4 before we know it.

FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER is a scheduled School Development Day. Students will not be attending on this day.


I can’t believe that we are already at the point where we start talking booklists for next year. A couple of parents have contacted me regarding what materials will be sent home which can possibly be reused. Items such as the A4 Japanese file, A3 Art file and calculator will all be returned in a used state. If your child has unused stationery items (glue sticks, pencils, windup crayons and scrapbooks) these will also be sent home. If you would like to know what your child is likely to be coming home with (obviously accounting for the fact that some things may be opened between now and the end of the year), please send me an email and I will check and let you know.


A reminder that Monday is our designated Waste Free Day at Aubin Grove where students are encouraged to bring a waste free lunch and recess to school.


The number of students not bringing hats to school is quite high. These students are not able to play in the playground and need to remain under the verandah near the classroom, which as you can imagine is not their favourite activity. Hats are also required for Phys Ed lessons and Junior Sport. Please encourage your child to check that they have their hat each morning before they leave home. It would also be appreciated if you could also make sure that your child has a water bottle each day, especially as the weather is beginning to warm up.


We are excited to announce that Paul Litherland from Surf Online Safe will be returning to Aubin Grove in October 2017. Paul is a former police officer who worked specifically in the field of technology crime. After the success of his 2016 Parent Information session, we are offering a second opportunity for you to hear him explain the risks associated with the networks and systems your children are using online. During his entertaining session, Paul offers useful tips and hints to help you maintain your child’s online safety.

Parent Testimonial
“I went to one of Paul’s talks again this year, which is my third year in a row and each time he offers more information. Stuff that I can actually use. For me, what sticks out is his passion and how hard he is actually working for the kids…. His honesty is confronting at times but how he delivers it is remarkable. It is actually very motivating…. One of the best I have ever seen.”

Where: Aubin Grove undercover area

Date: Wednesday 25th of October

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: Free

Coffee and Tea will be provided by the P&C


As always please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information.

Have a great weekend!


R U OK? Day

We had a fantastic time today doing some Konga dancing to energise our bodies.

Thank you to all the families for supporting our R U OK? Day and assisting us in promoting positive wellbeing to all of our Aubin Grove students.

Have a great weekend!



K-2 Faction Athletics Carnival

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 and 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
12. October. 2017

Friday 13 October

On behalf of our Aubin Grove Kidsmatter Team

To recognise Mental Health Week, we have invited a number of guests into the school this Friday 13th October to showcase activities which support positive wellbeing for our students.

All students are welcome to come brightly dressed in yellow for the day. Please refrain from using face paint or hair colour.

Year One students will be participating in a Konga dance session during the morning to fire up our energy levels and during the day will work through a variety of different learning experiences with a focus on ways of dealing with our emotions.

If you have any questions regarding Friday or ways of supporting positive wellbeing please do not hesitate to ask.

I look forward to a fun filled Friday supporting student wellbeing.