A gentle reminder to all families that are leaving us this year to please let the school know at the earliest opportunity. This information will be essential to ensure the accuracy of our planning and preparations for 2020.
Parent Requests for Class Placement
I would ask that any parents with specific requests for 2020 submit these to the Principal marked “Private & Confidential”. 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. All parent requests must be in by the close of business Friday 1November.
Loads of events still to come
Please keep abreast of the many events still to come this year which include:
Yr 5 and 6 swimming lessons
Over the last two weeks the students have participated in a Science incursion. It has been fantastic seeing the students engaging in Science through this amazing incursion.
Congratulations to Miss Wiggins
I would like to congratulate Miss Wiggins for being recognised by the Education Department as an exemplary teacher. We are fortunate to have teachers at Arbor Grove, like Miss Wiggins, who continue to enhance their teacher practice and understand the need to continually refine and improve to support our students getting improved outcomes.
We have a few vacancies for Kindy 2020. Be quick to secure your spot.
Congratulations to the teachers in our years Kindy – Year 2 for organising the amazing Grandparents Day. I would also like to thank the many parents and grandparents that came and supported the school and the students as they joined a series of fun activities.
Last week Ms Costa organised an amazing Italian Week. Students enjoyed some exquisite Italian cuisine (cannoli’s and pizza). Sadly, the Principal missed out on the pizza but can assure the community that the cannoli were amazing!
Semester 2 Reports will be emailed out at the end of this term. Please contact the office to update your email by calling 9297 9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellenbrook Secondary College
On Friday 29 November the Year 6 students, who have enrolled at Ellenbrook Secondary College, will attend the Orientation Day from 8.50am to 2.40 pm. Students who have not enrolled at ESC by 25 November will not be able to attend the orientation, so please enrol ASAP.
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.
This term in Room 5 we have been revisiting our Arbor Values. A Value is a belief or behaviour that a person finds important in life. With Student Councillor and Faction Captain nominations fast approaching we decided to create individual presentations about the values that are important to us and how we can show these at school. As future leaders of the school we have been working hard to be good role models in order to make Arbor Grove a better place to be.
We have worked collaboratively to write our very own song ‘Old Arbor Grove’ and created Arbor Trees to remind others of some of the ways they can show the Arbor Values too.
Australians of Hindu, Sikh and Jain faiths celebrate Diwali, also known as the festival of lights. This is a very popular festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
Students from years 3 to 6 participated in three days of making and eating pizza and cannoli.
What an amazing three days all the students had! The participation from the students was fantastic!
The support and involvement of the community was greatly appreciated by myself and the students. Without their contribution and support such an event would not have been possible.
A very big thank you to Mrs and Mr Marshall and family for making 420 cannoli and providing the custard. The cannoli were a hit among the students.
Smokey Jack allowed us to use the pizza oven for the whole three days.
Such an event allows the students to be immersed in the Italian culture with pizza being traditional and the cannoli made by an Italian family.
Some comments from parents:
“I loved hearing the children thanking us in Italian, they were so excited and appreciative".
“They were so excited to make their own pizza and it was their first time trying the cannoli”.
SAVE THE DATE! NOVEMBER 5, FREE DRESS DAY – Camo4a Cause
Hello Parents and welcome back to Term 4!
This term as a lead up to Remembrance Day we will be hosting a fundraising event to support Legacy and the wonderful work they do in the local and veteran community.
Legacy started during WW1 with a promise to a dying mate to look after his family on return to Australia. Since then they have grown to support families who have lost loved ones and veterans who have returned with physical and mental health concerns. To see more about Legacy and their wonderful work please visit www.legacy.com.au
Students in Kindy – Year 6 can participate in a colouring in competition.
Students in Year 4 - 6 may enter a drawing competition. Their drawings are to depict what Remembrance Day means to them. All entries will be collected by Monday 4 November so Legacy can help judge the winners on November 5. The colouring in competition is to get the students involved and asking questions.
On Tuesday 5 November students are encouraged to wear free dress with a theme of Camo for a Cause. Students can wear clothing with camouflage print, or the colours that represent the Defence force i.e. Green/brown for Army, Blue/grey for Navy, Blue/red/white for Air Force.
Students are asked to bring a gold coin donation and all proceeds raised will be collected and presented by the Defence students to Legacy.
Interact at lunchtime with the RAAF Legacy bear Ace. Students are welcome to ask questions and interact with Ace and the Legacy staff.
My hope is that these activities will be a fun interactive way for them to learn and be more aware of Remembrance Day. Have a great week.
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!
Aboriginal All Stars
Congratulations to Sophie and Isabelle Hayes on their selection in the Aboriginal All Stars Netball team.
They are pictured below with Stacey Marinkovich, coach of the West Coast Fever, at a training session which was part of a Leadership Camp.
They went to the Diamonds training on Friday and were fortunate to meet the team after the session.
What a wonderful experience and every netballer’s dream!!
Athletics Faction Carnival
Our school Athletics Carnival was held on 29 and 31 August 2019. Well done to everyone who competed. The students all competed in great spirit and a huge amount of fun was had by all. The overall results were
Well done to the following students who won our overall athletics championship medals
Boys Champion Mu Girls Champion Manaia
Boys Runner-up Champion Jake Girls Runner-up Champion Taylor
Boys Champion Arthur Girls Champion Alyrah
Boys Runner-up Champion Liam Girls Runner-up Champion Ella
Boys Champion Dylan Girls Champion Keira
Boys Runner-up Champion Htoo Girls Runner-up Champion Emily
Boys Champion Aye De Girls Champion Sophie
Boys Runner-up Champion Jacob Girls Runner-up Champion Adora
A big thanks to all the parents who volunteered at the Jumps Day to assist with the running of the events and the parents who came early to help set up and pack away. I couldn’t run these events without your help.
Interschool Athletics Carnival
This year the Interschool Athletics Carnival took place on 18 and 20 September. Arbor Grove PS took a squad of more than 100 athletes from Pre Primary to Year 6 to participate in the carnival. Our Athletics Team won the EISA Competition this year. Well done to all members of this team who worked hard at training to improve and refine your skills. You all displayed our ARBOR Values with pride and demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship over the two days.
Congratulations to our following overall place winners
Girls Champion - Manaia
Boys Runner-up Champion - Mu Girls Runner-up Champion - Taylor
Boys Champion – Arthur and Apet
Boys Runner-up Champion – Morgan Girls Runner-up Champion – Andrea
Boys Runner-up Champion – Liam Girls Runner-up Champion - Alyrah
Boys Runner-up Champion– Luke
Boys Champion – Dylan
Boys Runner-up Champion – HtooGirls Runner-up Champion – Keira
Boys Champion - Giahni
Boys Runner-up Champion – Jakob
3rd Place Champion Girl – Mia-Rose
Boys Champion – Aye De
Girls Runner-up Champion – Sophie
3rd Place Champion Girl – Adora
The Sport Captains play an important part in helping with the running and organising of all school sporting events. Last term was a busy term for these eight captains with the Faction Carnival, Interschool Sports Carnivals, lunchtime activities and assisting to ensure that all sporting events and training run smoothly and equipment is always available for the whole school to use. Every member has done a fantastic job assisting myself and other teachers within the school. Well done and thank you to you all.
Jump Jam Squad
The JUMP JAM Squad has been training hard this year preparing themselves for the many performances and competitions. The squad has grown in ability and confidence throughout the season.
On Saturday 19 October the squad performed at the Perth JUMP JAM Competition. Arbor Grove PS had five teams competing in four categories of competition. Our All Boys Squad placed 3rd in their category. Our Witch Doctor Challenge team placed fifth in a tough level of competition.
Well done to all members who performed. You did yourselves and the school very proud.
Issue 7 of Scholastic bookclub is due back today. This is the second last issue for the year and is a bumper Christmas edition filled with eight bonus pages of books and gift ideas!
To maintain the surprise gift of reading, you can place a gift order through LOOP. Simply check the Gift Order box and all items on the order will be marked as a gift and set aside at the school office for you to collect.
Do you already order via LOOP? Why not give it a go? It’s quick, easy to order online via LOOP, there are extra benefits of ordering via LOOP and who doesn’t like free stuff!