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.
Loads of events still to come
Please keep abreast of the many events still to come this year which include:
Year 5 and 6 swimming lessons,
Scooters and Bikes
Unfortunately we have had an instance recently of a scooter being stolen after school from our bike racks. Students are reminded to ensure that they lock up their bicycles and scooters securely at the racks every day. Students are also reminded that they are to stay away from this area at all times unless they are locking up or collecting their bicycle or scooter. If you see anybody hanging around the bike racks or acting suspiciously around the bike racks please inform a staff member immediately.
If anyone has information relating to the scooter that has recently gone missing could you please contact the school and we will pass that information to the family concerned.
The Education Department has recently completed its Public School Review of Arbor Grove Primary School. I am pleased to advise the community that the school was rated as “Effective” and our efforts in recent years in creating conditions for successful students recognised. The full report is available on our school website and the Department’s Schools Online webpage for any members of the community to read.
We are continuing to finalise our planning for 2020 including class placements. We hope to be able to provide students with details of their classroom and teacher prior to the end of the year.
Early Close 2020
Parents please remember that Wednesday’s will be our early finish day (2.30pm) from 2020.
This year Arbor Grove will be running the PALS program in partnership with CLAN Midland. These sessions run each Thursday morning at 9am and 10am in EC6 until week 9.
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.
2nd Hand Uniforms Wanted!!
Do you have uniforms you would like to donate? We would like to thank those families who have donated to our second-hand uniform cupboard. We continue to need more second hand school uniforms and would appreciate any donations. Please take your donations to the front office.
Semester 2 Reports
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.
In Room 11 we have been learning about persuasive texts and the language used to persuade others. We have read “Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems to explore how Pigeon tries many times to persuade us, the readers, to let him drive the bus. We have written our own versions of the story where we got to choose a different vehicle that Pigeon wanted to persuade us to let him drive. We are very good at coming up with reasons to stop Pigeon. We also created our own Pigeons, trying to show different feelings that Pigeon is experiencing, remembering our body clues from the Aussie Optimism lessons last term.
In Maths, Mrs Maloney’s group have been exploring numbers beyond 1000 and how they fit on a number line. We have made number lines on our floor and use our 3 and 4 digit numbers to show where they fit. The MAB blocks help us to see what the big numbers look like and we love building them. We have also been improving on our timetables getting ready for Year 3!
This year in Room 6 we have focused on the Arbor Values and developing our resilience. Resilience is the ability to bounce back or recover from a challenging situation. With our final year of primary school fast approaching, we identified early on that this was an area our class needed to develop. We were introduced to the song ‘Hall of Fame’ because its message fits into our ARBOR Values that if you continually apply yourself, you can achieve anything.
We have worked collaboratively to select lyrics from the song and create posters for our assembly, to encourage other students in the school to believe in themselves.
I’d like to send out a massive thank you and well done to everyone who participated in our Camo 4 a Cause, completed colouring in and donated to Legacy. As a school we managed to raise $331 which Legacy were absolutely thrilled with! Legacy CEO Vivian Blycha and Ace the Air Force Legacy Bear spoke with our Defence students where Stewart and Riley presented the money raised.
During lunch Ace and Vivian braved the lunchtime excitement chatting to students throughout the school, sparking conversations and awareness of the Air Force, Rememberance Day and Legacy. For those students who were adamant it was Mr Purdy dressed as Ace....
Ace was also kind enough to judge our colouring in competition. The judging was VERY difficult with some amazing entries in each year group. We definitely have some budding artists! In the end it came down to who Ace thought put in the extra effort and had reflected on Remembrance Day. Please note that some of the photos don’t do these pictures justice. The winners from each year group are:
Kindy : Quade
Pre Primary : Koralia
Year 1 : Apet
Year 2 : Phoenix
Year 3 : Ginger
Year 4 : Andonea
Year 5 : Azalea
Year 6 : Angel
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 classroom.
I know we can collect even more than last year.
Lets make 2019 the Year of the Battery!
Adding to the huge success of the ‘Breakfast Club,’ we are now running a ‘Cooking Club’ for the students during Wednesday lunch times. Students who participate in this club learn first-hand how to follow a recipe and make their own healthy and nutritious snack. This term, the students have been making French toast topped with fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup. At the end of the cooking session, the students take the food that they prepared and a copy of the recipe.
None of this would have been possible without our new Kitchen Kart. The Kitchen Kart is a fully equipped outdoor kitchen with its own sink, oven, stove top and a class set of cooking equipment.
The ‘Cooking Club; is just the start, all staff will be encouraged to use the Kitchen Kart with their own class to run their own cooking sessions.
Keep an eye out in school bags this week as the Disco order forms have been distributed. If you do not receive your copy, extras can be found in the front office.
Payments are DUE NO LATER than MONDAY 25 November 2019
The BBQ will be fired up again between 4.30pm and 7.30pm with sausage sizzles, drinks, lollies and cupcakes available to purchase.
We are looking for lots of volunteers to help us out at both the disco and on the BBQ as well as with setting up (from 3pm) and pack down. Aside from volunteers, we are also looking for some fabulous parents to bake some cupcakes to be sold alongside the BBQ.
If you can spare some time and can bake some cupcakes, please complete your details on the order form or contact Amy our fundraising coordinator at
Orders from Issue 7 and catalogues for Issue 8 of Scholastic Book Club will be coming home soon. Issue 8 is the last catalogue for 2019 and will be filled with great 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 and there are extra benefits of ordering via LOOP and who doesn’t like free stuff!
We are looking for some volunteers to help in the canteen on Mondays from 8.45-2.15 or a shared split shift of 8.45-11.45am and 11.45-2.15pm.
We are also in need of a volunteer for Thursdays and Fridays from roughly 12.35-1.25pm to help get lunches out on time to the children. These two days are getting very busy. It may not be every Thursday or Friday, but definitely most Thursdays and Fridays.
One of the perks of volunteering in the canteen is you earn a free lunch order for your child.
If you are able to help us, please pop to the Canteen and have a chat with Jenni. Or you can email the canteen ( ArborGroveP-C@hotmail.com ) and Jenni will be in contact with you.
Something new is coming! Launching Monday 18 November are very exciting memberships that will make excellent gifts for friends, family and colleagues. It comes at a perfect time in the lead up to Christmas. Keep an eye out for more info very soon.