I would like to congratulate all the students that auditioned for the talent quest. Whilst not every student was successful in making the final show it is pleasing to see so many students embracing music and dance.
I would like to remind all parents that we have a number of students with severe food allergies to nuts and eggs. I would encourage all parents to be considerate of this when preparing lunch and recess for their children. There are notices on class windows should there be a student with a food allergy.
2020 Student Classes
This year we will again be advising ALL students of their classroom and teacher for 2020 before they start their holidays. Students will receive a note to take home in week 10 with the information. Our rationale for this is to reduce any stress or anxiety for students prior to the commencement of the new school year. We will continue with the SMS just prior to the start of the new school year for those that may misplace the note.
Bikes and Scooters
We ask parents to ensure that should their children ride scooters or bicycles to school, they have the appropriate safety equipment such as helmets, knee pads etc. This will ensure that in the event of an accident that the child has some protection from serious injury.
I would also like to remind students that bicycles and scooters are to be walked on the school grounds. Skateboards are not allowed at school.
Please remember that on Arbor Day students are required to attend in school uniform, with bathers, hat, a rash shirt and a towel in their school bag ready for the fun activities. This should be another amazing day of fun activities for all students that have consistently demonstrated the school’s ARBOR Values.
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 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 secondhand uniform cupboard. We continue to need more secondhand school uniforms and would appreciate any donations.
In room 13 we have been looking at persuasive writing and how to create a persuasive text. Students practiced creating reasons for and against a variety of topics. They learnt the structure of a persuasive text then they created their own persuasive text.
In maths we have been looking at graphing. As a class we did a survey about which was the most popular pet. Students voted on their favourite pet out of cats, fish, dogs and rabbits. We then recorded the results on a table and graphed them on a bar graph.
In the last few weeks room 18 students worked on fractions. We practised converting common fractions to decimals, placing fractions on a number line and understanding the concept of equivalent fractions. We played several exciting group games to reinforce and broaden our understanding of the topic.
In order to collect information to be used in our News Report, we invited Miss Marshall, our school library officer, to interview her. We asked her many relevant questions regarding her life as a library officer. We took notes and now we are busy collating all that information to write a report based on that interview.
We would like to take this opportunity to formally invite all our parents and families to the most exciting event which is our class assembly. We have been working diligently preparing props and costumes and memorising our lines as well as improving our acting skills so we can present this fantastic play to the school next week. The process was not only educational but most enjoyable as well!
At this week’s assembly Mr Andrew Foster from Ellenbrook Secondary College presented our students with certificates to acknowledge their participation in the Ace Maths Program. This program is designed for students to extend their mathematical skills and knowledge. The students have worked through challenging concepts for three weeks with teachers from ESC. They have completed problem solving tasks as a group and used critical thinking to tackle new ideas. Students have shown great engagement and achievement in their participation in this program.
Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports – Traditional Interschool Games
On Thursday 21November Arbor Grove attended the Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports Annual Traditional Interschool Games at Wellington Square.
The students competed in two different traditional Nyoongar games called Prun and Ilye. Arbor Grove students displayed great sportsmanship throughout the day. It was a close finish but Arbor Grove won first place and received the trophy for 2019.
Today room 13 had a very special visit from TJ’s grandfather, Lakhbir Singh Bhinder. He read The Pied Piper to our class in Hindi. Miss Denney then read it in English. He then taught us how to say the alphabet in Hindi. We had great fun trying to say the letters. Thank you very much Lakhbir for coming to visit us.
We have many bilingual books in different languages in our library for families to borrow. If you would like to know more, please come to the office and ask for Rachel Wilson. Rachel is available at any time to assist our families.
EC 5, groups C and E, have celebrated FAIRY BREAD DAY by making and enjoying some fairy bread, learning it's Australian and began in the 1920’s. We also read the poem to match written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Come up here, O dusty feet!
Here is fairy bread to eat.
Here in my retiring room,
Children, you may dine
On the golden smell of broom
And the shade of pine;
And when you have eaten well,
Fairy stories hear and tell.
Before looking at Christmas around the world we have been learning about our safety. Last week we focused on road and bike safety. What we need to wear, where should we ride and always ride with an adult. We designed our bike helmets and learnt that they should be worn correctly. 2 finger space between your eye brow and the helmet, the ‘V’ of the straps needs to go around your ears and one finger between the chin and bottom strap. “2V1”
With Summer fast approaching we are looking at Fire and Water safety, it is important for us to be safe. We will look at knowing what to do in case of a fire including staying close to the ground, stop, drop and roll and having a safe meeting place and fire plan.
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
Tomorrow night is disco night, we hope everyone has a great time. Don’t forget to bring your tickets and some extra money for glow products and goodies at the BBQ.
Parents please remember you are required to collect your children from the undercover area after their disco. Children will not be allowed to leave without a parent or guardian accompanying them.
Come by the P&C BBQ between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. We will have sausage sizzles, drinks, lollies and cupcakes available to purchase. We will have EFTPOS too.
For those who have pre ordered sausage sizzles, these can be collected from the BBQ (names will be checked off on collection).
Year 4 – 6 collection of pre ordered sausage sizzles are to be collected and eaten before entering the senior disco as the BBQ will finish before the end of this session.
Please note students are not permitted to leave the disco to purchase from the BBQ.
The canteen is still looking for volunteers to help if you can spare an hour or two. Please drop into the canteen and talk with Jenni.
Due to the lack of volunteers in the canteen, next year the P&C will be making some changes in the canteen menu and service. We will keep you all informed as to the changes over the school holidays on our Facebook pages. A Connect notice will also be sent out at the start of the year with the changes.
We will still be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
If you have any suggestions for the canteen please have a chat with Jenni or Hayley or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
Issue 8 of Scholastic Bookclub is the last catalogue for 2019 and it is filled with great books and gift ideas!
To ensure we receive the books back in time for the end of term, orders are due to the P&C box outside the office by Friday 29 November.
Extra copies can be found in the front office or the library.
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