Open Night

Next week we look forward to seeing you all at school on Wednesday September 19 between 5:30-7:00 for our annual Open Night. Please come along and enjoy viewing the work that your children have been doing this year and hearing and seeing the learning journey that they have been on. Take the chance to look into other classes besides your child’s too!

While doing that, don’t forget our specialist classrooms too. The Library, Music, Art and Japanese rooms are all open for you to walk through and see the work that the students and teachers have been doing. It is all first class and I know you will impressed with the quality of work on display.

Aubin Grove Art Auction: Beautiful art for you to own! 

Speaking of the Art Rooms, when you visit these rooms on Open Night you will see an amazing collection of art on display. Forty pieces of art, one for each Pre-primary – Year 6 classroom, is on display and available for you to own! Each piece is a collaborative piece in which every student in the class contributed. And, they look amazing!

All you have to do, if you’d like to, is bid on your favourite piece. Write your name on the sheet of paper attached and if your bid is the successful one, that art is yours.

All proceeds raised from the auction will go toward purchasing more art equipment that will enable our wonderful art teachers to undertake more exciting art activities and projects with your children.

Tournament of Minds (TOM)

Congratulations to both our TOM teams who won through to the State Finals at Edith Cowan University last Sunday. Both teams competed against teams from public and private schools across the state and both did amazing jobs. Our Language Literature team performed superbly and received outstanding marks from the judges. Unfortunately, they just didn’t quite receive enough to win. Our Social Science team were phenomenal and won their division! This means that they now representative WA against school teams from every Australian state and countries in New Zealand and South East Asia in the Australasian Pacific Titles in Darwin next term.

Congratulations and well done to both teams for the amazing creativity, team skills and academic excellence they displayed, not only on the day of the State Finals but in all the weeks of hard practice and in the Regional Finals leading up to this event. They worked hard after school, in school and on weekends with  Mrs Steel and Mrs Foote who gave up so much of their time and energy to be there for their teams. Thank you to both teachers for their amazing dedication to these students and to TOM.

Well done to both teams and best wishes to Mrs Foote and her Social Sciences team for their upcoming challenge in Darwin.

Sporting Schools Program

If you come to school early in the morning or stay around late some days you will have seen a group of students taking part in various sporting activities under the watchful eye of Mr Hillson. Mr Hillson generously gives up so much of his time to be at school at these times to provide sporting opportunities for girls and boys that they might otherwise not get.

This term he has worked with coaches from various organisations to run clinics in lacrosse, orienteering, golf, hockey and rugby union with groups of thirty or more different students in each group. It is fantastic to see these students take up the challenge of playing different sports and taking part in physical exercise. All this and its free!

Next term Mr Hillson has new opportunities available in athletics, cricket, netball and touch football. So, keep your eyes open for the email that invites you to nominate your child to participate. You’ll have to be quick though because these are very popular sessions.

Huge thanks to Mr Hillson for the time he puts into organising and then running these programs. He does an amazing job and we are very lucky to have him in our school.

Sonshine FM Broadcast

Finally, thank you to everyone who came in for the Sonshine FM live radio broadcast last Friday. It was wonderful to see so many people gather around Kirstie and Morro as they did their show. It  was also a great way to start the day with lots of fun activities, free coffee for the adults and free milo for the kids who walked, rode or scooted to school as part of our Fume Free Friday. It was also fascinating for us all to see how a live radio show goes to air and exciting for all who took part.

Thank you to our Chaplain, Amberlie, for organising this day and giving us a great insight into the world of live radio!

Enjoy your weekend and see you all on Open Night!