I would like to welcome everyone back for what will be a very busy term 4 and hope that everyone had a good break.
Congratulations to Mrs McCabe and her Jump Jam troupe which represented the school with great distinction during the holidays.
For our year 6 students this marks the start of their last term with us. I know the year 6 teachers are busy organising a memorable graduation and end of year activities for these students.
This year our year 5 and 6 students have swimming lessons at the beach to look forward to. This should be a great experience for the students, particularly given the role that the sea plays in the Australian lifestyle.
It will be very important that all families keep a regular eye on our webpage and on the newsletter to ensure that they don’t miss any of the activities.
It is very important that families that are leaving us this year let the school know at the earliest opportunity. This information will be essential to ensure the accuracy of our planning and preparations for 2020.
Class Placement Requests
I would ask that any parents with specific requests for 2020 submit these to the Principal marked “Private & Confidential” by the close of business Friday November 1. Only written requests with an educational focus will be considered and whilst we endeavour to satisfy parent requests it is important to note that the school cannot guarantee this.
After School Play
Whilst we do not discourage parents from spending some time after school with their children playing on the school playgrounds we would like to remind parents that they must supervise their children during this time. Please note that the external access gates are locked at 3.30pm most days.
I would like to remind parents that the carpark behind the canteen is not a drop off zone. This parking is for canteen and dental staff only.
Arbor Grove is again very excited to be working with CLAN Midland to run FAST on a Wednesday evening in Term 1 2020.
FAST is a program where families come together to share a meal and experiences that lead to strengthening relationships within their family and the school.
This will be the third year we are running FAST as the program has been very successful.
Some of the parents quotes from 2019 –
FAST has helped me build up my confidence - Arbor Grove Parent
[Changes in my child] More respectful, behaviour has improved and has become more affectionate - Arbor Grove Parent
Keep doing these FAST groups. It is a very positive thing. Thank you - Arbor Grove Parent
If you would like to be part of this program in 2020 or would like some more information you can contact me via the front office.
ARBOR GROVE KINDY TRANSITION 2020 - PALS
This year Arbor Grove will be running the PALS program in partnership with CLAN Midland.
PALS is a social skills program that helps children to develop friendships and supports their transition to school. It consists of weekly one hour sessions, where parents and children participate in activities in the classroom designed to support their readiness for school.
If you know anyone who has a child who will be attending Kindergarten in 2020, please let them know Arbor Grove Primary School is now taking enrolments. Places are filling fast!
If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact the school.
Room 14 have been learning about the history of Tangrams and how Tangrams can be used to create designs.
A Tangram consists of:
Two large triangles
One medium triangle
Two small triangles
There are seven Tangram pieces. Ancient Chinese puzzles began with a square. Each piece is a called a Tan. All pieces must be used and cannot overlap.
A Chinese man Tan’s greatest possession was a fine ceramic tile. Tan dropped a tile on his way to show the emperor and it broke into seven geometric shapes. He spent the rest of his life putting them back together. He was not successful but created many designs. Tan enjoyed creating designs. Later these were called Tangrams. These are the oldest most enduring geometric puzzles.
Room 14 listened to the story Three Pigs, One Wolf and Seven Magic Shapes and then with their seven magic shapes, using them wisely, created a duck, cat, rabbit, candle, swan, house and a boat like they did in the story.
We have managed to slide, flip and turn our Tangram shapes to help us be more creative with our designs.
The EMRC Schools Battery Collection Program has begun for 2019.
Please bring in any old batteries and place them in the containers which are situated in every
I know we can collect even more than last year.
Lets make 2019 the Year of the Battery!
Room 14 - Banksia Block
Book Fair 2019
The Library is celebrating the 2019 Annual Book Fair this term in weeks 3 and 4. This years’ Fair is themed “Dino-Mite” and set-up will be 30 October. The Book Fair runs from 8.15am Thursday 31 October until 1.55pm on Tuesday 5 November. The Library will also be open from 2.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday, Friday and Monday.
Please contact Miss Bianca Marshall in the Library if you would like any more information. We hope to see you there.
Welcome back to term 4. We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are looking forward to the last ten weeks of the 2019 school year.
Congratulations to all the winners of our Rainbow Run prizes and especially well done to everyone on their efforts to raise over $4000 for improvements around our school.
Our major prize valued at $200 was awarded to Niamh from Room 18 who raised $248.30.
$30 gift voucher winners were
Kindy - Katelyn EC5
Pre Primary - Chanel EC3
Year 1 - Lucas Room 9
Year 2 - Koby Room 12
Year 3 - Hunter Room 14
Year 4 - Isabella Room 18
Year 5 - Alicia Room 6
Year 6 - Hannah Room 2
Save the date - Friday 29 November will see the last P&C event for the year. We will be hosting the end of year disco for the kids to dance their way into Summer.
Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for ticket order forms and posters around the school.
We will require lots of volunteers to help us out on the night at both the disco and on the BBQ. If you are able to lend a hand please contact Amy our fundraising coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our P&C Facebook page.
The canteen would like to welcome everyone back to school for term 4. This term we have a new menu. Please make sure you read the new menu as there have been a few changes. The changes include what is available on what days as well as some pricing changes.
If anyone has any suggestions as to what they might like to see on the canteen menu for next year, please have a chat with Jenni in the canteen or put your suggestions in the P&C box outside the office.
The canteen is always in need of volunteers to help. If you have some free time, please have a chat with Jenni and come and join our lovely team.
Dates To Remember
Wednesday 30 October
P&C Meeting - 6.30pm
(Children welcome if you can't leave them at home)
Friday 29 November
Tuesday - Every Week
December - First Week
Picture Product Christmas Gift Fundraiser Product Delivery