Welcome to Faction Carnival week. My fingers are crossed for good weather and no COVID!
Thank you to all the staff, particularly Mr Williams and Mrs Blanchard, who have worked hard training the students in the various disciplines and team games and ensuring the day is well organised and will be enjoyed by all. Whilst I am sure every student would love to win their race, sportsmanship and demonstrating the ARBOR Values by doing your best and being resilient if you don’t win are much more important.
I would like to remind all parents to please remain out of the bays during the carnival. This will allow for easier marshalling of students and avoid any disruptions. It will be amazing seeing parents and grandparents on the grounds on carnival day. Students will be allowed to sit with parents / caregivers during the lunch break.
I can’t wait to enjoy some of the treats being offered by the P&C on Carnival Day. Please support our P&C as they do such a wonderful job raising money that is used to purchase items for the school.
Last week we were very busy! We had some wonderful Harmony Week activities, Book Week and Open Night.
Thank you to Mrs Wilson for organising Harmony Week events and to the many parents from our culturally diverse school community who read books to the students in their home language. A special thank you to Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Quinn and the dedicated breakfast club volunteers for serving a wonderful Harmony Week themed breakfast.
There were some amazing costumes on Wednesday at our Book Week parade. I would like to thank all the students and staff that dressed up and made the event so much fun. A big thanks also goes to the many parents and grandparents that attended the assembly and parade and supported the students on the day.
I would like to thank the many parents that attended our Open Night. It was a delight seeing students proudly showing off their work and I am sure parents enjoyed the opportunity to chat with the teachers. We are very lucky in the current national COVID circumstances that in WA we are able to have these types of events with parents on school grounds.
The school is currently investigating opportunities for parents to come and hear about some of the new programs and initiatives being implemented at Arbor Grove, including our plans for remote learning in the event of a COVID lockdown. Please keep an eye out for details in future newsletters and via Connect.
As the weather begins to warm it is timely to remind everyone of the importance of having a hat (with your name in it) and a water bottle. When students do not have hats they unfortunately will not be permitted to play in the sun.
There are still a few major events to occur this term, including photo day, so please keep an eye on our school webpage, Connect or via the P&C page.
ARBOR GROVE KINDY INFORMATION SESSION 2022
All parents who have enrolled their children at Arbor Grove for our Kindy Program 2022 are invited to attend our information session. Please join our current Kindy teachers on Wednesday 8 September at 9:00am in the Library.
You will be given information regarding;
- The Arbor Grove Kindergarten program
- Why attending Kindergarten is important
- How you can support your child when commencing Kindergarten
- ‘Little Groves’ Social Skills Kindy Transition Program Information
- The role of the Arbor Grove P &C
During this session you will find out which days your child will attend in which classroom. You will be given an information pack with relevant documents to assist with your child’s transition to school.
If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact the school.
ARBOR GROVE KINDY TRANSITION 2022 – ‘Little Groves’
This year Arbor Grove will be running a Kindy Transition program for any student enrolled for Kindy in 2022 at Arbor Grove during Term 4. These sessions run each Thursday morning at 9am and 10:15am in the Child & Parent Centre until week 9. Registration for the program is essential.
Little Groves 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 2022 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.
Maths, Maths and More Maths
EC4 have gone a little maths crazy this term. We have learnt about halves and made fraction pizzas! We have also learnt about Australian money. We used Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up, which is our instructional strategy for this term, and made a game where we quizzed each other on the different notes and coins.
Room 2 have been reading The Gruffalo written by Julia Donaldson. We painted The Gruffalo, created a playdough Gruffalo and wrote a description of The Gruffalo. We also made our own puppets and backdrop to re-tell the story.
Our Reading Buddies from Room 11 came to read to us during Book Week. Our buddies read so well and we had so much fun getting to know them. We hope they will be visiting us again soon. Thank you Ms Bulthuis and Room 11.
Keep up to date with regular Connect notices and
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CAN YOU PLEASE HELP?
This year the P&C have secured the best seats at the carnival, so you can watch your child while you help!
We’re looking for some volunteers to please help with our BBQ and cake stall tomorrow for the Faction Carnival.
We will be setting up early and require helpers to help set up the gazebo, tables and BBQ.
Volunteers are also required throughout the day, not only with selling delicious goodies, but also on the BBQ, as well as preparing the children’s pre ordered lunches.
The more helpers we have, the quicker we’ll be done.
We would really appreciate any time you can spare - stay for half an hour or an hour or two, whatever suits you.
Thank you in anticipation.
If you can help, please message Hayley on our P&C Facebook page or text 0411 219 391.
We can't do this without all your help.
Did you miss out on purchasing from our Father’s Day stall?
Thank you to everyone who participated in the P&C Father’s Day stall and raffle. It was great seeing the kids choose something for their loved ones.
340 gifts were pre ordered. This is a fabulous figure compared to 328 in 2020 and 312 in 2019.
Only just taking lead honours over Mother’s Day 2021 with 337 orders.
A BIG thank you also goes to the volunteers that gave their time to help make this event happen.
The winners of the Father’s Day Raffle will be contacted directly and announced on the P&C Facebook page.
The prizes for this raffle were generously donated by the following businesses.
We are very grateful for your contributions, thank you all.
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From every purchase our school community earns 20%.
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When you put our fundraising code (ARBOR GROVE PS) in the checkout our school community benefits!
A few weeks ago, the below notice was put up on our Facebook canteen page. Thank you to those who have made comments. We are looking at all the suggestions and working hard on bringing the students a fresh new menu for the summer.
Term 4 and the warm weather will be here before you know it!
The new summer menu is coming!️
Is there something your kids would LOVE to see?
Is there something your kids want back?
Is there a meal you don’t want to see go?
If you have some suggestions, please drop a note in the P&C box outside the office or pop over to the canteen and see Jenni.
Canteen is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8.15am until 2pm
Cash lunch orders are accepted over the counter or placed in the classroom canteen baskets while card payments are to be placed via Flexischools.
Last orders accepted until 9.15am.
If your child goes home sick or you need to change their order on the day, please call through to the canteen as soon as you can on 6497 4831. We are here to help.
The P&C uses the Flexischools online ordering system for our Canteen as well as P&C Events.
Flexischools allows you to place all these orders online in a matter of seconds, at any time of the day.
Download the Flexischools App or visit www.flexischools.com.au/
Login/Register - Once registered, you can start placing orders immediately. If you have any questions, please see Jenni in the canteen or you can contact the Flexischools Customer Service Team via their website.
*Handy hint: When placing Flexischools orders, please ensure you press the confirm button otherwise the order will not process, and it will not be received. If you are ever unsure if your order has been processed please feel free to contact us and we can look it up our end.
Conducted at the canteen each Tuesday morning between 8.30am and 9am by Michelle our School Banking Coordinator.
School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way to help teach your child about saving. School Banking is also a notable fundraiser for our school, as we receive a Regular Savers Contribution and an Annual Contribution based on the number of students involved in the program.
Getting involved in School Banking is easy!
To start saving all you need is a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account. Children can save any amount. The money is deposited into their Youthsaver account, and they can track their progress via the CommBank Youth app.Each time your child makes a deposit, they'll receive a silver token. Once they have collected 10 tokens, they can redeem them for a small reward.
P&C Contact Details
Hayley Hennessy email@example.com
Sarah McCallion firstname.lastname@example.org
Not appointed email@example.com
Jenni Pourau firstname.lastname@example.org
Canteen – (08) 6497 4831
|Friday 3 September||Faction Carnival|
|Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 September||School Photos|
|Wednesday 8 September||Assembly Rooms 3 and EC3 (ODD)|
|Wednesday 8 September||Kindergarten 2022 Information Session|
|Wednesday 15 September||EISA Carnival - Jumps|
|Friday 17 September||EISA Carnival|
|Friday 24 September||Students Last Day Term 3|
|Monday 11 October||School Development Day - Students do not attend|
|Tuesday 12 October||Students first day Term 4|