Well here we are, half way through Term 1 and isn’t time flying by.
It is great to see things slowly returning to normal with a number of Clubs up and running and parents able to attend Breakfast Club.
Before and After School Play
Parents are reminded that the Megatoy and the Nature Play are out of bounds before school. The Nature Play is also out of bounds after school however we are happy for parents to supervise students to play on the Megatoy or on the Junior Oval. Please note that gates and toilets will be locked from 3.30pm.
Parents are required to follow current Government health advice regarding COVID protocols relating to social distancing and good hygiene.
Now that the Child and Parent Centre, Arbor Grove is up and running we request that parents and caregivers avoid parking in the bays clearly marked for the Child and Parent Centre. This will ensure that CPC staff and parents from across the Ellenbrook area accessing the CPC, many of whom will have prams and young children to manage, are able to park safely.
The Board is formed with the fundamental purpose of enabling parents and members of the community to engage in activities that are in the best interests of students and will enhance the education provided by the school.
The Arbor Grove Primary School Board consists of 9 members
2 Community members
The 2021 School Board is
Mrs Michelle Foster
Mr Jason Maloney
Mrs Fiona Lee
Mr Glen Purdy
Mr Brendan Wood
Mrs Shannon Abbott
Ms Alda Costa
Mrs Kareena Nelson
Mrs Deb Holt
Key Functions of the Board
The Board has the following key functions:
establishing and reviewing from time to time, the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions;
to assist in the planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions;
evaluating the school’s performance in achieving them;
formulating codes of conduct for students at the school;
to promote the school in the community;
to note the school’s Funding Agreement
Whilst we would like every student to be here every day it is essential that when children get sick that they remain at home. The following table outlines the long term reduction in learning, frequent absences create.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in reading, writing, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
Further information has been sent home with students in Years 3 and 5.
For our Year 6 Narrative writing unit, students focused on writing a descriptive paragraph on a given setting. Students were encouraged to use emotive and highly descriptive language to generate an imaginative piece of writing. The following image was given to students to base their writing on.
Last Wednesday 24 February, Ms Cranfield’s and Ms Brosnan’s classes had a Food Sensations for Schools incursion. They learnt about healthy eating, did a fun nutrition education activity together and cooked up a storm. Both classes cooked six healthy and delicious recipes together and at the end they all sat down and shared a meal. A special thank you to the parents who came and helped out! Students were given recipe books to take home, and are looking forward to seeing what they cook next.
*BONUS eGift Card Offer You will have the option to choose either a BONUS Woolworths Store eGift Card or a JB Hi-Fi eGift Card in the denomination assigned to the Membership product purchased. You must redeem your choice of BONUS eGift Card within 60 days from the date of purchase from the Entertainment portal. Your BONUS eGift Card will be sent by email within 30 days after choosing your BONUS eGift Card in the Entertainment portal. The link to the portal to choose your BONUS eGift Card will expire on the 14 June 2021. Choose a BONUS $10 Woolworths Store eGift Card or $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card when a Single City Membership product is purchased or choose a $20 Woolworths Store eGift Card or $20 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card when a Multi City or Multi Plus Membership product is purchased between 12:00am Tuesday 16 February 2021 and 11:59pm Monday 15th April 2021 AEST. One eGift Card per product purchased.
Our school uses the Flexischools online ordering system for our Canteen as well as P&C Events and Fundraising.
Flexischools allows you to place all these orders online in a matter of seconds, at any time of the day.
Download the Flexischools App
Note: for iPhone and iPad please select ‘Allow’ notifications.
2. Add your School and Group
Click on the search icon, enter Arbor Grove Primary School, select your school and year group.
Click the ‘Order now’ button located in the bottom right-hand corner of the app, this will open a login screen.
Already a Flexischools user - Enter your details and login. To save your login details select ‘remember me’.
New Flexischools user - Click ‘Register’, enter your email address, and follow the instructions in the email to set up your account. Once your account is set up, add new student; search for our school, enter student details and select their class.
Once registered, you can start placing orders immediately. If you have any questions, please see Jenni in the canteen for more information or you can contact the Flexischools Customer Service Team via their website.
The Flexischools system is now available and ready to use, so we look forward to seeing your next order online.
School Banking rewards now available!
This year there is a selection of rewards available from previous years to make sure you don’t miss out on the ones you wanted!
For every deposit made at school, students will receive a Dollarmites token. Once students have individually completed 10 deposits/reached 10 tokens they can redeem them for a School Banking reward item.
Thank you for supporting the School Banking program and remember, School Banking day is every Tuesday.