We have finally made the halfway mark of this very long term!
Congratulations to the year 3 and year 5 students for successfully completing their NAPLAN tests over the last two weeks. We look forward to receiving news on their performance later in the year. The students are to be commended for their perseverance and resilience.
Leavers Shirts and Camp
You will have noticed that the year 6 students have now received their leavers shirt. It is great seeing these students proudly wearing their new shirts.
This week the year 6 students are enjoying camp at Ern Halliday. I am sure the wonderful activities and good food that have been organised will make up for the cold mornings and sleeping in a sleeping bag.
The final year of primary school is a significant event for all children and it is great that we are able to ensure that they have these leavers shirts and events such as camp to make the final year so special.
I would like to extend my thanks to the year 6 teachers and Mrs Morgan for organising the camp and the leavers shirts. The students and the school are lucky to have such dedicated staff prepared to go the “extra mile” for the students in their final year.
Parents are reminded that children should remain home when they are unwell. This is particularly important during the winter months to avoid the spread of flu and other illness.
It is also important that parents who are sick make alternate arrangements, wherever possible, for the collection of their children rather than come into the school grounds.
Just as we urge sick students to stay at home, we also request that staff do not come to work when they are unwell. Staff are encouraged to look after themselves and get better. When staff are sick we seek the best relief staff that are available, and where a staff member is going to be absent for consecutive days we do try to ensure consistency in the classroom with the same relief teacher. Unfortunately, this is not always possible.
I would like to thank the school community for your understanding and patience. I know the teachers do not enjoy being sick and the disruption it causes to their class however I am sure you will agree it is better for all if staff stay home when ill.
Semester 1 Reports
Teachers are busily working on student reports for Semester 1. Reports will be issued prior to the end of the term. More details will be provided in future newsletters.
Students in years PP - year 4 will be heading off to swimming lessons in the last two weeks of the term. Whilst not compulsory, we encourage all students to attend and learn to swim. WA has lots of coast line and swimming pools so learning to swim is very important.
The biennial school survey is available for completion by parents until the end of Term 2. Please follow the link below to complete the survey. Your feedback is very important to the school and our ongoing quest to improve and provide improved outcomes for students.
Reports will be emailed out to parents on Thursday 24 June. It is important to ensure we have your current email address. Please contact the office to update your email on 6497 4800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supersonic Science Incursion
Supersonic Science is visiting the school to put on a science show for students from Pre Primary to year 6. The school is subsidising 50% of the incursion cost to assist families so everyone can attend – it’s just $3 per child.
If you need a payment plan or assistance, please contact Mrs Viska in the office. Replacement permission forms are in the office.
This term during art, we listened to two different pieces of instrumental music. The first was friendly and fun whereas the second piece of music was spooky and a little scary!! We discussed our ideas and painted pictures with colours and images to match our feelings brought out by the music.
Air Dry Clay
During art, we have also created some amazing small pieces made out of air drying clay. This is only the beginning. We will paint them soon too!!
Buddies on a Tuesday
Normally on a Tuesday, Room 7 and 19 meet in the library for book exchange and fun activities. As the library has been closed due to NAPLAN, Room 19 visited us in Room 7. We have been making book marks with our buddies to use for reading together and we also did some drawing together.
Book Fair runs from today until next Tuesday 2 June in the School Library. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Space free dress day yesterday. Seems we have a lot of aliens, space adventurers, scientists, astronauts and visitors from Star Wars enrolled at our school!
Congratulations to our winners who have all won a Gift Voucher to spend at Book Fair.
A reminder that Book Fair opens from 8am each morning and closes at 3.20pm each afternoon. Purchases can be made with cash and EFTPOS in person, or Student Wish Lists can be completed, paid for online and collected in the afternoon.
Make sure you come in to see the Millennium Falcon made from Lego built by Mrs Quinn’s son Jordan.
Miss Bianca Marshall
Every year the demand for Kindergarten places across Ellenbrook exceeds the number of spots available across all the schools. Unfortunately, this means many children miss out on Kindergarten and the important preparation for formal schooling. We strongly encourage all families with children eligible for Kindergarten to secure their spots at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. Families living outside our school intake zone should enrol at their local school. Please contact the front office to complete an application for enrolment form.
Are you new to school and the area? Joining the P&C is a great way to meet other parents. Becoming a member is as simple as filling out a Membership Form and paying $1.00, come to meetings and get involved.
The vital roles of Vice President and Fundraising Coordinator are still vacant and do require filling. If you would like to put your hand up for either position, please contact Hayley at email@example.com or come to our next meeting. We would like to note, that if you join the P&C, we may ask if you would like to take up a position, however you will not be pressured into taking on these roles.
Acts as a ‘understudy’ to the President or mentors new President
Use the role as an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and P&C knowledge
Chairs P&C meetings in President’s absence
Can be signatory on accounts.
Can be a representative on sub-committees.
Additional role – Vice president is the WACSSO Liaison, acting as a link between the P&C and WACSSO
Coordinates all fundraising activities
Delegates tasks to volunteers
Liaises & Oversees what volunteers are doing
Ensures delegated tasks are completed
Presents written reports to the P&C outlining activities and results
Chairs Fundraising Committee (if there is one)
We are also looking for more members to join our sub committees. Choose as many as you would like to be a part of.
Grounds and Amenity Committee
Sub committees are formed by P&C members, they are less formal than the general P&C meeting and it is where topics can be discussed in full detail. Suggestions of solutions or motions are then taken to the general P&C meeting. And they are the first point of call when volunteers are required.
Giving Back to the School
The P&C had the pleasure of funding these recent projects for our school.
A few weeks ago, external speakers were installed to the undercover area. This will allow for those events where parent seating may extend beyond the undercover area to hear all the announcements.
A blender bike for the Breakfast Club. We hope the students and teachers enjoy making some wonderfully healthy breakfast smoothies.
The Fundraising committee are looking for donations of gift bags/baskets/boxes, to be recycled for future Mother's & Father’s Day events. If you have a few to donate, please drop them in your classroom canteen basket or to the canteen.
We’re really excited to announce our affiliation with @PonytailsAndFairytales and School Ponytails.
We now have school uniform hair accessories available!
Entertainment is offering a FREE upgrade from a Single City Membership to a Multi City Membership!
Yep, that’s right! For the first time ever, anybody who purchases a $69.99 Single City Membership will be upgraded to a Multi City Membership valued at $119.99 for FREE! That’s a $50 saving and access to over 10,000 offers!!!
This is a limited time offer and it ends Monday, May 31 at 11.59pm AEST, so be quick!
Our school uses the Flexischools online ordering system for our Canteen as well as P&C Events & 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.
Add your School and Group
Click on the search icon, enter Arbor Grove Primary School, and select your school and year group.
Login/Register 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.
Every Tuesday morning at the canteen (8.30am to 9am)
School banking rewards now available!
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.
Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Orders are accepted over the counter or to canteen baskets in the classroom (cash only) or via Flexischools by 9.15am.
The canteen is looking for a regular couple of people to help on a Tuesday. The main duties will include baking and preparing of meals.
Please contact Jenni in the canteen for more information.
Scholastic Book Club
Issue 4 catalogues have been delivered to teachers for distribution. Extra copies can be found in the front office and library.
Orders are due by 3pm Monday 14th June 2021
Book Club Ordering—Step by Step
Teachers send home catalogues with your child twice a term.
Complete the order form at the back of each catalogue, then for the below options, place into the P&C BOX located on the back side of the front office by the DUE DATE (Unfortunately late orders cannot be processed.)
**Please make sure to include your child’s name & room number on the order**
Cash - place the correct amount of money with the order.
Cheque - make payable to “Scholastic Australia”, include with the order.
Vouchers - Book Club supply credit vouchers and bonus vouchers from time to time, you can use these as payment for ordering.
Rhiannon our Book Club coordinator will then deliver your books back to the classroom approximately 2-3 weeks (pending Aus. Post-deliveries) from the close of date.